Parenting, Travel

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Growing up in the Central Valley of California, I never really experienced autumn.  Yes, the leaves would turn colors and fall to the ground, but it all seemed to happen in the blink of an eye.  There was no time to really enjoy the beautiful colors like you can out here in Virginia. While I… Continue reading Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

Parenting, Travel

Tips for Attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

As the leaves start to change colors here in Virginia, I find myself longing for the delightful fall decorations that adorn Magic Kingdom this time of year.  We were fortunate enough to see MK decked out for this year's festivities on the last day of our trip in August.  Although I was exhausted and ready… Continue reading Tips for Attending Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Education, Travel

Day Trip to Assateague Island

I've been itching to to take a day trip to the beach since the weather started warming up back in April.  Being new to the area, my first inclination was to look into visiting Virginia Beach, but I decided a four hour drive twice in one day would be pushing it with Lil' Man.  After… Continue reading Day Trip to Assateague Island

Travel

Easy DIY Kids Shorts for Disney Vacations

I have to admit, this project was inspired by my frustration with the lack of options for little boy's clothing.  If you are the parent of a little boy, then you know how slim the pickings are when you walk into a children's clothing retailer.  The girls have so much more to choose from that… Continue reading Easy DIY Kids Shorts for Disney Vacations

Parenting, Travel

DIY Countdown To Disney Chalkboard

I had originally told my son that he could not start counting down for our Disney trip until after his birthday this June.  After all, what parent wants to constantly be bombarded with questions like, "how many days now?" for months leading up to the trip.  But then I came to the realization that this was… Continue reading DIY Countdown To Disney Chalkboard

Travel

Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth it? And a Free Table to Track Your Dining Credits

I did it!  It has been an absolutely crazy couple of weeks, but I made a chart for you to track the number of dining credits you have spent while booking advanced dining reservations (ADRs) for Disney World.  I have since lost the scratch piece of paper I hastily recorded our dining information on as I… Continue reading Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth it? And a Free Table to Track Your Dining Credits

Parenting, Travel

The 139th White House Easter Egg Roll

Lil' Man and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the White House and seeing it up close was absolutely surreal.  I had tried to obtain tickets through the National Park Service's lottery, but luck wasn't with me this time.  It was my husband who managed to snag up the tickets through his work.  Unfortunately we… Continue reading The 139th White House Easter Egg Roll