Monday, December 21, 2015

Serafina & the Black Cloak Review

    

     Serafina and the Black Cloak will keep you on the edge of the your seat the whole time. Serafina is an interesting character with many unique talents.  In Serafina and the Black Cloak, we explore the Biltmore Mansion.  We learn about the secret passages and about the extraordinary people residing there. It gets harder for Serafina to follow the rules made by her papa as things around her home begin disappearing. One night Serafina witnesses a terrifying event. This makes her strive to find the answer the mysteries. Along the way to finding answers, Serafina also finds a new friend that helps her explore the grounds of the Biltmore and solve the mysteries. 
   This book is the perfect read for tweens/teens that enjoy a little mystery. Pick it up at local bookstores or on Amazon today!
*We received a copy of this book for free to read and review. Opinions are those of Erin Wright, writer for Addicted to Mickey

Friday, September 25, 2015

Foodie Friday: Liberty Square Market

Now let me tell you, I have been to Disney over 100 times and I had heard about the Liberty Square Market in Magic Kingdom, yet never bothered to check it out. During the last Disney 24 hour event, we had plenty of time on our hands and figured, why not go check that spot out. Located smack dab in Liberty Square you will see a little market of sorts, mostly done in all white, with some cool barrels and wagons like old time USA.

 This is another one of those hidden, yet not hidden gems, I only say hidden on this one because with just a glance, you would think its just another place that sells drinks and whatever ,but boy was I wrong ! I always heard about this roasted corn that they sold, but never had it before. So, we went and saw how much they really pack into this little area. It's a great place to get some fruit and veggies for the ones watching their calories. They also had chips, cookies, sandwiches, gluten free choices and a nice array of juices. On a hot day it was so nice to have a cool apple juice instead of soda. They also have slushies, and of course grilled corn.

 The corn smelled amazing and fresh, it was of course grilled and still inside most of its husk, so, it basically steamed when you opened it to eat. The cool part of this was they have all kinds of different spices to put on your corn. From regular Italian spices, Jerk, Lemon Pepper, Smoked paprika to BBq. Not too bad for 3.99 an ear. It can also be used a a snack credit for those on the DDP.

 They have seating right behind the market which made it perfect to sit down and relax for a few minutes and crunch on my awesomely good ear of grilled corn.





Monday, September 21, 2015

Disney "Smells" Giveaway

Scents and smells are a big part of our life experience and our memories. When we get a whiff of certain smells, perfumes etc... More than any other sense it can take us back to memories both good and bad. Do you remember the delicious smell of vanilla as you walk past the Main Street Bakery? How about the orange and pine from Soarin'? The yummy scent of pineapple and vanilla from a Dole Whip Float? Well we want to help you bring those wonderful memories to your home through a complete set of Disney inspired wax tart scents for your home from our friends at Smart Moms Sassy Daughters! Want them but don't want to wait? Have some Christmas shopping to do for the Disney fan in your life? Well, *JUST* for Addicted to Mickey fans you can enter ATM15 at check out for a 15% discount on your tart order from Smart Moms Sassy Daughters through the end of September!


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Monday, July 20, 2015

Walt Disney World Refurbishments for July - December 2015

Magic Kingdom 
 
Liberty Tree Tavern July 6 – November 19, 2015
Walt Disney World Railroad October 12 -- November 20, 2015
Liberty Square Riverboat August 4 – 10, 2015 
Dream Along with Mickey July 18 - August 22, 2015 
Pirates of the Caribbean June 8e Riverboat August 4 – 10, 201

Epcot
Living With The Land September 8 -- September 17, 2015 

Hollywood Studios 
Voyage of the Little Mermaid September 7 – September 10, 2015 

Monorail 
March 10, 2015 – Summer 2015 on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m The Walt Disney World Resort Monorail System will undergo refurbishment that will impact the Express monorail beam, which runs between the Ticket & Transportation Center and the Magic Kingdom. Guests arriving at the Ticket & Transportation Center during downtimes will be directed to the ferry boats.

Water Parks

Blizzard Beach Water Park
Closed for Annual Refurbishment October 25, 2015 -- January 2, 2016
Typhoon Lagoon
Closed for Annual Refurbishment January 3, 2016 -- March 12, 2016

Resorts

Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Guest Room Renovations October 13, 2014 – August 22, 2015

Disney's Polynesian Resort
General Construction December, 2013 through December, 2015

Polynesian 
East Pool Mid April 2015 – Early 2016

Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Coronado Springs Casitas leisure pool, fitness center and salon July 5 - October 12, 2015

Disney's Contemporary Resort
Contemporary Resort feature pool September 8-10, 2015 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Foodie Friday: Disney dinners!!


So unfortunately we do not have a Disney trip scheduled this year, the Army decided to deploy the hubby again next year so we are doing a lot of family time on the weekends here in Kansas and making our time together count. But we are a Disney family and so we keep Disney alive in our everyday lives!  One way we do this now is by having Disney dinners! I have been coming up with themed nights and trying to make the food and decorations themed around a movie. It's been a huge success and my kiddos can't wait for the next one each week!!  So far we have done Lady and the Tramp, Dumbo, Mulan, Cinderella, Monsters Inc, Cars and Princess and the Frog!!  And I have big plans for more!! Some have been really simple and some I have done a little more for!  Have you ever had a Disney dinner?  Will you now??



Magical Mikey kisses and hugs!!

April.










So unfortunately we do not have a Disney trip scheduled this year, the Army decided to deploy the hubby again next year so we are doing a lot of family time on the weekends here in Kansas and making our time together count. But we are a Disney family and so we keep Disney alive in our everyday lives!  One way we do this now is by having Disney dinners! I have been coming up with themed nights and trying to make the food and decorations themed around a movie. It's been a huge success and my kiddos can't wait for the next one each week!!  So far we have done Lady and the Tramp, Dumbo, Mulan, Cinderella, Monsters Inc, Cars and Princess and the Frog!!  And I have big plans for more!! Some have been really simple and some I have done a little more for!  Have you ever had a Disney dinner?  Will you now??



Magical Mikey kisses and hugs!!

April. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DisneySide @Home Celebration Kit

I was lucky enough to have gotten picked once again to host a Disney home celebration,and I am beyond excited! Last year we were also chosen, and we had one of the best times with our Toy Story party.

 It all started with signing up for the hostess kit and being chosen out of thousands of applicants. I actually thought I had missed the deadline, but a day later, I got that magical Mickey mail saying I had be picked. I don't know who was more excited, me or my kids!

 So, next comes the waiting for the pixie dusted box to arrive.  Bursting full of Disney goodness! Tons of goodies just waiting to be used for our party.



 The box we recieved was Mickey and friends themed,which was great for what we wanted to do. We love Mickey and all of his pals! We decided to have a Disney Love theme for our party. We are still in the planning stages, but this is what we have so far.

 For food:
 A Valentine's day mix like chex mix
 Heart shaped veggies
 Chocolate covered strawberries
 Heart shaped pizzas/sandwiches
 Sweetheart punch
 Mickey rice crispy treat

Decorations:
We are going to make a lot of the decorations at home with our printer. I am going to do Disney movie love quotes,and make small poster to hang about the room. We are going to have balloons, and Mickey love chains. Red pink and white napkins straws ect.

 Games:
We are planning on playing pin the smile/Kiss on Mickey,Disney trivia, and Disney bingo,and something for the little ones to do. PLus were going to make treat boxes and fill them with candy to take home.

 Photo op:
OUr photo op,I am planning on cutting out small hearts and taping them to the wall, there gonna start out as small Mickey heads, and end in hearts. You will have to see what I mean in a later blog.

So,what did this kit include?

Pin the smile on Mickey, Mini DIY treat boxes,Mini mouse treat boxes, 2 palace pets,2 pks of pencils, Minnie cupcake stand, Mickey cake pan,2 pks of plates, 2 pks of cups,party decoration, crayons, trivia game, Bingo game, cake mix, coupons, Minnie mouse baggies, Invitations,tattoos,stickers,table cloths,10 pks of HP printer paper cards,a few laundry samples and a big tub of All detergent tabs.Sorry if I missed anything.

Our party is planned for the second week in February around Valentine's day.

 Thank you so much BSM media.

Friday, February 20, 2015

My DisneySide @Home Celebration-Villain Edition

**I received free products in order to host my #DisneySide @ Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own. **


    I was so excited to have my party! We scheduled it for February 7, 2015 at 6:30 PM. The villain theme had everyone excited.  My oldest was the hunter from Bambi and we had Darla, Syndrome and Gaston, as well.
I was the Queen of Hearts!
My husband as Syndrome
The Hunter
 We put the finishing touches on costumes and decor as people started arriving.

Doors decorated as a deck of cards
Centerpieces
    There were several local events and sicknesses going around but I still had a great turn out of 17 adults and kids. I had Maleficent playing on the TV in the main room. After everyone arrived and I introduced them, I invited them to partake in some poisonous vittles and potions.

Poison vittles
Everyone loved Vader's Taters
Heart Marshmallows

















One special treat was Snow White's poison apple, it was delicious!


    As people were wrapping up with eating, I showed them the room that was set up with a photobooth. There were famous villains available for photos, but no autographs were allowed.

Elsa and Queen of Hearts
Gaston and Cruella
Maleficent and Darla
    There were several games supplied in the kit so we had a blast playing them!

Word Search
Gaston calling Bingo
Ready to pin the mouth on Mickey
The mouths on Mickey

The winner of each game was awarded door prizes that were supplied by Twinings Tea, my friends at  Sydney's Thotful Spot and our pal Smart Moms, Sassy Daughters.


  All guests left with a goody bag of treats from the kit  that included a luggage tag from Disney, a coupon for a Beyond Meat product, button from the new Cinderella movie and Dalmatian fingernail file from Princessa.

  Thanks again to Disney, Mom Select and all of the sponsors for my successful Disneyside 2015 party!

**I received free products in order to host my #DisneySide @ Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own. **