Costa Rica

Refurbished Painted dresser

Continuing with my theme of “Ideas for When You’re Stuck at Home” (see my list of At Home Date Night Ideas here), I’m here today with 15 home improvement projects you can tackle with what you probably already have in your house and that will cost you next to nothing.

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How to Make Dairy Free Whipped coffee

I’m sure you’ve seen it all over social media. Whipped Coffee is everywhere. And if you’re fancy and in the know, you call it Dalgona Coffee. It’s apparently taking the quarantined world by storm and it’s easy to see why. As soon as I saw a gourmet looking coffee drink I could make at home and that looked better than something I could get from the Starbucks drive-thru, I knew I needed to try it.

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Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Disney World

So today I have for you some of THE BEST Disney World tips that I have accumulated over the years. They come from personal experience and from moms who have been to Disney with kids on repeat for years. There is some seriously good stuff in here so you’ll definitely want to pin this to reference over and over again as you prep for your Disney vacations.

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couple on couch date night at home

We’re currently on day 14 of our CoronaVirus lockdown. Anyone know what day of the week it is? Cause I’ve been wearing the same pair of yoga pants for 3 days straight, our extra quarantine snacks are long gone and it’s possible that I may have forgotten how to drive a car. Seriously, I don’t even know where my keys are.

But I’m starting to think we might need to adjust to our new normal for longer than I had anticipated. Our schools here in PA just extended the closures until mid April, and chances are it could be longer than that. So some of the normal things we used to take for granted may need to… well, adapt. And that includes date night.

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Disney World and the Coronavirus

Well, I guess it’s not really news now. If you have a Disney World vacation planned anytime between now and April you have probably received the devastating news that Disney World is closing its gates beginning on March 16, 2020 until at least April 1, 2020.

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Disney monorail transportation

As you start to plan your Disney vacation, you may be considering what options are available for travel within the “World.” If you’re staying at a Disney resort, you know that there is always the option to take Disney provided shuttle buses to and from the parks each day. And of course there’s always Uber and Lyft if you want a private ride. But another option to keep in mind is Disney’s own personal shuttle service with the adorably appointed name.

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Disney Vacation Club Property, Old Key West

It’s no secret. A Disney vacation is expensive.

To be fair, Disney has an amazing product to offer, and they know it. And no matter how expensive it gets, people still flock there with wallets open wide and a smile on their face. And I’m right there with them wearing my Disney tee and Mickey ears. So as long as people are willing to pay the prices they charge we won’t be seeing any major drop in price any time soon.

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Boy Zip lining in costa rica

Costa Rica is not remotely lacking in adventurous opportunities. Most of them I wouldn’t touch with a 10 foot pole, because I’m a wuss (a casual walk through the rainforest in the dark? No thanks!). But one of the things I knew we had to try was zip lining in Costa Rica. I’m not sure what I was thinking, because I’m so dang afraid of heights.

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Whole30 foods you can buy on amazon

Thinking about giving that Whole30 thing a try? Well, you’ve come to the right place because I’m about to save you a few unexpected trips to the grocery store. As you get started you’ll find that there are some unusual ingredients that keep popping up in recipes, some of which can be tricky to find at traditional grocery stores. So I’ve compiled a list some of the most common Whole30 pantry staples with a link to Amazon where you can order and have them delivered right to your door.

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Suitcase, camera and hat travel essentials

My husband and I fly quite a bit. Everytime we fly I discover some kind of new travel gadget…

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pasta in glass jar

There’s just something about the transition from the Christmas season to the New Year that puts the drive in me to make all things new and clean and organized. Wether I follow through or not is another issue, but at least the desire is there. So while I’m feeling motivated, I’m starting with my kitchen. Or more specifically my pantry.

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Volcano in costa rica

We recently got back from one of the best vacations I’ve ever been on. Like, seriously. This place is beautiful. Like straight out of the most breathtaking scenes of Jurassic Park, beautiful. 

And Costa Rica is one of those places you could spend weeks touring and still not come close to experiencing all that it has to offer…

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Sandwich shaped like koala

Last September my husband and I decided to take on the Whole30. But as you might know we have 3 kids. And one of my biggest pet peeves is having to make not 1, but 2 dinners in order to appease everyone. So it was really important that I find kid-friendly recipes that not only met the requirements of the Whole30, but that wouldn’t cause a scene at the dinner table.

So began our 30 days of trial and error…

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colorful bunch of Disney Mickey balloons

So you’ve booked your trip, your fast passes have been selected, and you even know where you want to eat. But have you thought about what souvenirs you want to buy?

So here is my list of favorite souvenirs and where to find them. And better yet, all of them can be purchased for less than $20, cause you know I love a deal…

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