April 20, 2014

Disney California Adventure Animation Academy

Have you ever wanted to learn how to draw a Disney character? Maybe you think you are not capable of drawing anything more than a stick figure? Either way, you might want to check out Disney's Animation Academy.

Disney California's Animation Academy Where, What, How

I have a confession....I can't draw. I am the one I mentioned above that is drawing stick figures. Yep, that is me. That has made me avoid the Animation Academy in Disney California Adventure for years. This year though, I have a goal of doing every Disneyland Resort attraction at least once in 2014 (unless it is closed the entire time). So, in March, my niece and I went in to the Animation Academy. This drawing was going to be a total disaster.

April 18, 2014

Summer Fun from Dollar Tree

*This is a sponsored post through Blueprint Social and Dollar Tree. All opinions are 100% my own*

Can you believe it is mid-April? Believe it or not, it is! And as we finish out April, we start looking forward to summer, and sun, and all things hot…. Sorry, didn’t mean to go all Olaf on you. But speaking of Olaf, I think the heat loving snowman would get excited if he saw the Dollar Tree Summer Fun that is coming for the summer season!

Summer Fun from Dollar Tree

We avoid Disney parks in the summer due to the crowds, but we still like to get out and have some fun in the sun and water as a family and it looks like Dollar Tree is going to have us covered with their new Summer Fun items coming into stores April 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM* *(excludes mall stores).

The Goof is especially excited for the water shooters and the bubbles. Every summer we have multiple family BBQs and the water shooters will be a perfect activity for the kids. The hula hoops will be awesome for our family reunion. I can already think of several fun games we could play with them.

If you are heading to the beach, stop at Dollar Tree to pick up your sand supplies. Buckets, shovels, and more! You can’t beat the price, everything is only $1. There are limited quantities and supplies are limited, so hurry in while supplies last!

Flip Flops from Dollar Tree


Of course, nothing says Summer Fun like Flip Flops. Check out all these bright, summer colors that are coming to Dollar Tree. These flip flops come in men’s, women’s, and children’s sizes and come in bright solids and patterns. (Colors and patterns may vary by store)
If you want to get really creative, you can also use the Dollar Tree Flip Flops to create your own unique flip flops craft. If you do, be sure to upload a picture of your Flip Flop craft to DollarTree.com and could win a $500 Dollar Tree Gift Card.

What Dollar Tree Summer Fun item are you most excited about? Leave a comment letting me know.

Did you know you can get all the info on new Dollar Tree products directly to your inbox? You can subscribe to their weekly email list HERE.
You can also join the Dollar Tree’s FREE loyalty program The Value Seeker’s Club for exclusive crafts, recipes, and tips. Visit ValueSeekersClub.com to join.

Be sure to follow Dollar Tree on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

*This is a sponsored post through Blueprint Social and Dollar Tree. All opinions expressed were 100% my own.*

April 16, 2014

Travel Tip Thursday Blog Hop #8

Welcome to the Travel Tip Thursday Blog Hop! It is hard to believe that we are already in our 8th hop. Wow how time flies, except when you are counting down to your next vacation....

I have really enjoyed checking out all the different blog posts each week. Remember to be checking out the other blogs and commenting on their posts.

Before we begin this week's blog hop, let's look at some of the posts that were linked up last week.

First, I don't know about anybody else, but I am completely guilty of overpacking for our vacations (I blame the anxiety).



Going along with that, oh, the toiletries....



and one for all my fellow cheapskates thrifty travelers (notice I said fellow, I definitely fit that description)


Thanks again to all who linked up! It is hard to choose our features each week. Now on to this week's blog hop....

April 15, 2014

Favorite Frozen Snacks at Disney {With Insider Tip}

Disneyland has this magic ability to make it seem 20 degrees hotter out then it really is. Not kidding. While we were there this last trip, we were burning up when it was only 73° out because it felt like 90°. (In all fairness, it was a real feel of 87° and I was coming from Idaho where it had been in the 40° range.)

One of our families favorite ways to cool down is with our favorite frozen snacks.


April 14, 2014

Disney Wants To Know, Do You Have a Million Dollar Arm?

Do you love baseball? Now, before you click away and think "what does this have to do with Disney?" hear me out...

Disney is hosting a Million Dollar Arm pitching contest, and it could win you $1 Million (That's a lot of Dole Whips)!!!!


In honor of the movie "Million Dollar Arm" starring Jon Hamm coming to theaters May 16, 2014 Disney is asking guests to show their pitching skills at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World, in hopes of winning the grand prize.

Check out the press release below.

A HOT ARM COULD LEAD TO A COOL MILLION!

DISNEY’S MILLION DOLLAR ARM PITCHING CONTEST OFFERS A CHANCE TO WIN $1 MILLION