Monday, May 30, 2016

Tom Sawer Island at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom

 Have you ever visited Tom Sawyer Island? It is a bit of a hidden gem at Magic Kingdom and it is every little adventurer's dream! My boys LOVE to visit the island and will bug us all day until we let them go. It is a great place to discover. There are rustic paths winding through a thick forest so you never know what is around the next turn. There are caves and a fort and bridges . . . come see!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Kitchen Re-decorating with Thrift Store Finds

One morning a few months back as I sat in my kitchen, I suddenly realized the busiest and most used room in my home was stuck in 2004. I had wine bottles and grapes adorning the top of my kitchen cabinets since, well – 2004! It was time for a little bit of a kitchen face-lift. Oh how I would love to put in new counter tops and cabinets, etc. However, this really isn't 100% necessary. Changing a little bit of decor and some fresh paint should do the trick!

So where to start? THE THRIFT STORES!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Surprising the Kids with Disney - and Why We Will Never Do It Again!

Our last Walt Disney World Resort visit was a bit different. The kids had NO IDEA they were going until we were leaving for the airport.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

What to Eat on Paleo - Ideas to Jump-Start Your Lifestyle Change

Chicken Shish Kabob
Many of you know when I am NOT visiting Walt Disney World, I eat a Paleo / Primal diet lifestyle. I am shocked when I mention what I had for dinner of breakfast the night before people say, 'Oh wow, that's paleo?'. Paleo eating is real food. Its not processed or garbage or 'diet' food. In fact, if you want to eat this way it will cost you nothing more than the food you are going to eat. And you need to eat anyhow to live - why not choose high quality food with high levels of nutrition?

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Harambe Marketplace at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park

During our last Walt Disney World visit, I was super excited to try the new Harambe marketplace at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. It was open during our October 2015 visit, however we were there at 12:30 and it was PACKED! This trip, I really wanted to try the Beef Gyro Flatbread so I was sure we would be there and waiting at 11:00am when the marketplace opened.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Purex Plus Clorox 2 Detergent Put to The Dreamer Family Test!

The Purex® brand provided me with a sample of Purex® plus Clorox 2® detergent in exchange for a product review. All the opinions expressed here are my own.

Purex challenged me to put Purex Plus Clorox 2 Detergent to the test. Now I must tell you that whenever one of the boys (or me!) gets a stain on our clothing - I take it directly to my mom. I don't know how she does it but she can get out ANYTHING! Time for me to roll up my sleeves and see what I can tackle.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Our May 2016 Walt Disney World Vacation Video!

Remember 'back in the day' when friends and family would come back from vacation? They would invite you over to their homes and show you album after album full of beautiful pictures from their travels. Fast forward to today and pretty much... we do the same thing. Thanks to the modern day conveniences of social media - you don't even have to put on pants to view the adventures of others. YAY!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Paleo Strawberry Creamsicles

Strawberry season is upon most of the country already and should be in full swing here in Wisconsin in about a month. Nothing says summer like fresh strawberries and popsicles so why not combine them into this delicious and healthy teat?

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Primal Thin Crust Pizza

Eating Paleo / Primal is difficult when everyone around you does not. As wonderful as this lifestyle has been for my health, my energy levels, and has made an all around positive impact in my life - I can't ignore the fact that a lot of times I am socially 'left out'. Gone are the days of sitting around the kitchen with friends laughing and eating brownies. I can no longer attend a football party and be able to join in on eating pizza with friends. The social aspect of this lifestyle can be a drag. It isn't all bacon and weight-loss!

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Club Villain at Walt Disney World

During our most recent Walt Disney World visit, we were lucky enough to attend a special VIP event - Club Villain. Club Villain is a separately priced dining experience located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. (You also need a separate valid Theme Park ticket for entry into Disney’s Hollywood Studios). This unique event features a New Orleans style all you can eat buffet including alcoholic beverages, special one-on-one time with four wickedly evil Disney Villains, and an off the hook dance party hosted by Doctor Facilier (the Shadow Man from Princess and the Frog – super creepy dude).

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Sick Just Got Real Giveaway

We don’t have to tell you that mommy-hood is life’s greatest balancing act (you live it!).

Between over-packed schedules and playdates, sticky messes and scraped knees, late nights and early morning wakeup calls, you’ve been through it all. Somedays it may seem the minute you even start thinking about a little “me” time, disaster strikes, and that’s only when everyone in the household is healthy! Add a sick little one to the mix and nothing else seems to matter.