In honor of October and all things skeletal I thought I'd share my favorite recent fashion find. I purchased this watch for myself in late August as a birthday gift. Well, my birthday came and went on September 2nd and I forgot I had hidden it from myself in a drawer!Read More
You wouldn't know it by the beautifully renovated rooms, modern amenities and enchanting theming throughout the three towers, but the Disneyland Hotel is celebrating its 60th birthday this year right alongside Disneyland park and she looks fabulous! When I told the kids we'd be staying at the Disneyland Hotel during our recent visit to attend Mickey's Halloween Party they were beyond thrilled! I can think of at least 5 reasons why a vacation at the Disneyland Hotel is pure magic.Read More
It has been four weeks since I dropped my daughter off at college. 29 nights without her at home to be exact. As I continue to live life in my "empty nest", I am waiting for something monumental to change, for there to be a shift in the universe so grand that my world cracks if not crumbles. I have heard the horror stories from other mothers and I keep waiting for the sobbing to start, but it doesn't. The truth is: I didn't even cry when I moved her into her college dorm.Read More
The first night of this year's Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland began on Friday, Sept. 25 and I was there as a guest of the Disneyland Resort with my 11 year-old niece and 8 year-old nephew to celebrate with family-friendly screams and sweets!
My top 5 tips for getting the most out of Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland for your family are as follows:Read More
People run for so many different reasons. For some it’s all about the competition. For others it’s all about the bling. For me, it’s all about the challenge, the friends and the health benefits. That’s why I was extremely excited to be invited to Cigna’s blogger and social media meet-up during runDisney’s Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend.Read More
Picking out a costume for this race wasn't easy. I wanted to wear my Maleficent costume for the 5K (because I thought she might be on this course) and the Evil Queen costume for the 10K because I thought she might be on that course. But I had a feeling I wouldn't last more than a couple of miles in the Evil Queen Costume, and I was really starting think I'd need to swap my costume plans...Read More
My friend Christine and I have an accidental tradition: we fly in late the night before the runDisney Expo opens, we stay up all night catching up and then we wake up a couple of hours later and wait in the Official Race Merchandise line. The funny thing is, we usually never buy more than 2 items each. We don't do it for the shopping, we're in it to have fun and enjoy ourselves. The Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend 2015 Expo was no exception!Read More
I am living proof that the best way to have kicked off running every single race during runDisney's Disneyland Half Marathon weekend was by celebrating with a private 10th Anniversary Party at Disneyland. Sure the party was the night before the 5K, but who needs sleep when your mission is to meet all your favorite classic Disney characters!?
Those of us that registered for the party celebrated with special character photo opportunities, entertainment and attractions. We were also treated to an exclusive (as in: every seat was the best seat) viewing of the “Paint the Night” parade. Additionally, we received this sweet 10th anniversary sling bag.Read More
One month after my first 5K I was in love with running. I began running everywhere and collecting more race medals and ribbons than I expected. It wasn't until I'd run about 10 races that I realized the medals were pretty sweet, and probably deserved something better than towel hook on which on I kept them. I am VERY excited to be able to giveaway one of these beautiful Allied Medal Hangers to you! These are quality, made in America Medal Hangers that you will simply love.Read More
As a former Barista and self-proclaimed coffee connoisseur, I absolutely had to be an illy Y5 Milk, Espresso and Coffee Machine House Party hostess. Luckily, I was chosen and as soon as the party pack and Y5 arrived I began planning my tasting party. House Party provided me with swag bags, coffee, espresso, illy coupons and all the supplies required for a stress-free party.Read More