Shop Disney Parks App and Teacher Bag

Dear blog, while I was at Disney World this summer I found the perfect teacher bag for me. It was at a good price and size. I actually bought it in the gift shop of our resort, Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge. Great resort, by the way. I think I paid close to $30 for the bag, but it was worth it. It was exactly what I was looking for. I can fit everything I need plus a little more lol. It has black and white strips with Mickey ears. I have used this bag everyday since the school year started and I have had no problems with it. It has two handles and I carry it on my shoulder, very convenient.

Another item I bought for this new school year was a lanyard for my keys. I chose the Mickey's Magical Blooms Lanyard by Vera Bradley. I found this print to be very beautiful. In the middle the flowers have Mickey's head. If you like this lanyard this is the perfect time to get it, it's on sale!

At the end of the school year last year we went on a field trip and I was not prepared. …

A Toddler and His Trains

Dear blog, I have a toddler that loves all things trains. Thomas and Friends are staple toys in our household. You could even say they are part of our decor since they are everywhere. I've been looking for ways to help with the storage of the trains and I started looking into train tables. About two months ago I bought a train table from Toys R US that turned out to be a drawer; yes just a drawer. I couldn't believe my eyes when I opened the box and that was the only thing inside. What am I going to do with just a drawer??? To make a long story short, I returned the drawer. Well my train issue wasn't resolved so I was still looking for a train table and I finally found an actual table and for a good price. Let me tell you, train tables are expensive, I'm very thankful I found one at a reasonable price. I found the table on Kohls' website; the KidKraft Train Play Table.

My husband and I didn't find it difficult to assemble it, it took us around 30 minutes. Well …

2 States in 2 Days!!

Dear blog, this past weekend was out of the ordinary for us. We don't tend to be spontaneous, at least not with big stuff. Well this weekend was a spontaneous one and man I'm so happy we were. On Saturday we drove to Memphis, TN. I wrote a blog about what we did while we were there, if you are interested. But on Sunday after we had gone to church and eaten our lunch, I got this urge to just go somewhere. Originally I wanted to go to Nashville, TN. I still do, but I felt it would be a long drive. So we ended up driving to Branson, MO. This has been a place I've wanted to visit for the last 8 years and we finally made it happen. We packed up in less than an hour, which is really something when you have kids. Let me tell you trying to pack for two children and yourself is very chaotic. I was bound to forget something. I dragged my parents with us, they weren't thrilled about the short notice. I think they ended up enjoying themselves.

We stayed at the Grand Country Waterp…

Disney Store Saturday Adventure!

Dear blog, with school back in session I don't get to spend much time with my children. I get home close to 4:00 p.m and they usually go to bed around 7:00 p.m. So that gives me around 3 hours with my own children. I've been finding it very difficult that I don't get as much time with them. I feel like I need to be at home with them, teaching them. I try to do as much as I can with them on the weekends. I like going on adventures with them. This weekend we had to go to Memphis TN, to return an item to Toys R Us so we took advantage of the trip and went shopping at the Disney Store at Wolfchase Galleria. I mainly wanted to check if they were having any events today which they were. This whole weekend is going to be focused on Star Wars. I actually wanted to come to their summer events, I just never got around to making the trip. We can't just make the drive to Memphis anytime we want, its quite a drive from our house. I didn't know the stores hosted events until thi…

First week of school!!

Dear blog, it's that time of the year again! We have to go back to work. I have enjoyed spending time at home with my babies and spoiling them. I had a really difficult time wrapping my mind around the fact that school was starting. I remember whining to my husband that I didn't want to go back, I wanted to stay at home. He proceeded to tell me it was time to grow up lol. The summer vacation went by so fast I couldn't believe it when my calendar turned to August 1st. Once that happened, I spent everyday in my classroom or working on my Professional Developments. I miss being at home with my children, it kills me every morning when I have to walk out my front door and I leave my son crying because he doesn't want me to go. But I know it's something I have to do. I have bills and student loans to pay back. I'm so thankful for the opportunity to get an education, but man those loan payments are a pain.

Anyway back to my first week at school. It really hasn't b…

FreePrints App

Dear blog, on our way back home from Disney World we were listening to Pandora radio station and an ad came up. I don't usually pay attention to ads, but this one caught my attention somehow. It was about free prints. The first thing that crossed my mind was, "I just came back from a vacation, not just any vacation, a Disney vacation! I have lots of pictures that I need to print." So I decided to give it a try. I actually did it while I was in the car. There was a first time deal where you can order 10 prints for absolutely free and I thought "yes please." I like free stuff lol.

FreePrints is a free app you can load on your phone and have your pictures printed. You get up to 85 prints (4x6) per month. Now you only get one free print per photo, if you get a double of a print you will pay for the second print (its not expensive). The most you pay on shipping is $9.99. I was spending more than that where I usually went for pictures, and it was always a hassle.

I us…

Disney World Magic Kingdom

Dear blog, this summer was such a magical experience. My husband decided to invite the whole family to Disney World in Orlando, FL. Like I said, magical. We actually stayed in one of the big resorts. The Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort Jambo House. We took the family to Magi Kingdom first, because duh! Magic Kingdom is my favorite park and it must be for the rest of the world because its's always so packed!! I've been to Magic Kingdom in the heat of summer and in December; it's such a different experience. The biggest difference is the weather. It's much easier to maneuver the parks during the colder months because there is no miserable humidity!

We took the resort bus to get to the park. I have mixed feelings about using their transportation. I felt like the bus took forever to pickup us up, especially after a long day at the park when we had to wait for an hour at the bus st! It was miserable waiting for the bus, we were all exhausted and we had to stand in the humidity.…