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Walt Disney World Series: Part 1 Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House

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Dear blog, we are back to reality. Our carriage has turned into a pumpkin, but we had an amazing time while we were there and that is all that matters. This is my second time staying at a Disney Resort and let me tell you it did not disappoint. We stayed at the Disney Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House and everything was absolutely stunning. I was very skeptical when we went to the Disney Vacation Club sales pitch; I was sure we wouldn't "fall' for it. Well silly me, we ended up joining the club and I honestly think it was a great investment. It's so worth it. I'll have to dedicate an entirely different post to that topic, so back to the topic at hand the resort.


You walk into a very cozy environment. There are chairs and sofas for guest to sit and chat. There are cases with African relics. This resort is inspired by the traditional African kraal. There is African music playing in the background at all times, I felt like I was visiting Africa:). The resort is beauti…

Day and Night can you spot the difference with AUrate?

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Dear blog, Sophie Kahn and Bouchra Ezzahraoui knew what they were doing when they launched AUrate New York. As a woman I find myself looking for jewelry that is going to be durable and looks good; this is something they do very well. They are currently working on a project to challenge women to share how they transition an outfit from day to night with minimal effort. I am a working mom and I have learned the art of transitioning an outfit from day to night. No, I don't have late events to attend, but I do have "dates" to attend with my hubby and my babies. Not to mention those days when I just need to run some errands after work, but I don't want to look like a slob when I do it.

During the day, I'm a fourth grade teacher. Being a teacher has been my passion since I can't remember. People would always ask me why do you want to be a teacher? I have always answered because I want to make a difference in children's lives and I want to inspire them to learn. …

Happy 4th of July!

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Dear blog, I hope all of you had a great 4th of July. I know I did. I got to spend it with my family and that is a huge blessing. I'm so proud to be an American. I have worked so hard to become a citizen of this great nation. My family and I have been citizens for about 4 years now. I'm so thankful for this country taking me in and giving me the opportunity to better myself.

This 4th of July I did something I had never done before; a color run. My husband and I actually did it together. I had an amazing time, it felt so good to run! By the end of the run we were covered in red and blue powder and let me tell you that stuff is hard to take off. After the run we went to my parent's house where we grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, and bratwurst. What did you do?

I'm looking forward to running another color run since I enjoyed this one so much! Have you participated in a color run? Did you enjoy it?


Think Dirty App

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Dear blog, for a while now I've been trying to pay more attention to the products that I use on myself and my family. I want to do what's best for them and that includes using products that are safe for them to use. I've slowly been making the switch by using Young Living. I know everyone is skeptical and have their own opinions about the company. And that is okay, I respect everyone's opinion. At the end of the end of the day, you need to do what works for you and your family. I recently downloaded the app Think Dirty. I usually don't like to download apps because I forget to use them lol, but I've found myself using this app often. I've gone around my bathroom scanning products that I have and I was surprised how many of my products were rated 10 (10 is the worst) on the app. I checked makeup and body products.

You can get the app on your iPhone or Android. The app is really user friendly. All you have to do is scan the bar-code  and Think Dirty will give…

Disney Minnie Mouse Style

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Dear blog, this year, we will be going back to Disney World and we can't be more excited. We are staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I fell in love with their pictures online and I thought we should try it. I would eventually like to stay in all of their resorts. Anyway, we are going back to celebrate my youngest brother's, my son's, and my birthday; it will be my daughter's first time at the park. When I go to Disney, I like to go in "Disney" style. I have found some really cute items that I can use on my trip. These are my Minnie Mouse Style must haves/wish list.

In the past I have mentioned how I've been looking for a bag to use at the Disney parks and I have found the perfect bag. Jansport teamed up with Disney X and came out with a beautiful collection. I have checked the collection several times and this is the bag that I fell in love with :). This is the Disney Right Pouch  in the color Disney Luxe Minnie. I love the color, size, and print. I like…

LulaRoe Disney Collaboration

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Dear blog, recently I've been buying LulaRoe clothing items. I've heard so many good things about the brand that I caved in and decided to give it a try; and I like it. So far I have a Carly and a Perfect T. These are very comfortable clothes, lately I've been wanting comfortable and cute clothes. Well this morning, during my lunch break I checked my Facebook and saw a post from my LulaRoe rep, she announced the Disney LulaRoe collaboration, say WHAT!!! Here is a sneak peek of some of the items, so far I like what I see. I hope you do too:).
My mouth dropped and I immediately text my husband, letting him know of the big news. He is not as excited as I am;),  he knows I will be going shopping once the collection comes out. I'm super excited to see what they have put together :). I wish it would come out before I go on my Disney vacation this summer!!

Virtual Running Shorts

Dear blog, for the longest time I've had running the Disney's Princess Half Marathon on my bucket list. Sadly this one is a little harder to be a part of, but I will make it happen one day. So in the mean time, I have decided to signed up for the Virtual Running Shorts this summer. For this race I don't have to go to Disney World, I can do it anywhere. I would prefer to do it at Disney, but right now that's not possible:(. I chose to do it in July; that gives me more time to train. Once school ends I hope to go running in the afternoons. Currently I'm doing a boot camp three times a week, I absolutely love it. It has been a great way to let go of my frustrations of the day. I didn't see how good it made me feel until I started back up again! Exercising has definitely been a stress reliever for me. I don't like bringing those frustrations home and going off on my children or husband, so instead I go off at the gym's floor! I'm definitely happier. I&#…