Thursday, July 24, 2014

Day 3: Magic Kingdom



This was our final full day at Walt Disney World.  We saved the best park for last.  Going to Magic Kingdom was the best ever.  The castle is simply magical.  The rides were awesome too. We were able to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Roller Coaster which was amazing!  Splash Mountain was awesome!  We also got on It's A Small World which was really cute.  Pirates of the Caribbean was cool as well.  Unfortunately, we had a long break because of the rain.  Fortunately, we were able to take cover at Big Top Souvenirs.  It was there that I had my very first macaroon.  It was very tasty.



Mickey Macaroon

Quick photo before we were headed out to dinner

The Grand Floridian Resort.
We took the monorail here to have dinner at 1900 Park Fare.  It was a buffet but very delicious. I am not a big fan of buffets but this was very good.  Not only was the food good but Characters also came around to each table and took pictures, signed autograph books and interacted with everyone! This was so nice especially because they all stayed in character.  Cinderella's step sisters were loud and obnoxious.  The step mother was very serious. Cinderella was so pretty.  Her waist was so tiny.  I almost started to cry to see my little niece taking a picture with Prince Charming.  It was so special.  





After dinner we took a ferry back to Magic Kingdom to enjoy the rest of the evening.  A highlight of the evening was watching the Fireworks at the Castle and seeing Tinkerbell flying high across Magic Kingdom.  We had a blast!



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Day 2: Epcot Theme Park












It did rain towards the end of this day.  I made sure to pack ponchos for my nephew and Alex. I also had a light gym jacket in my backpack







This day at Epcot was actually really fun.  Lots of walking but well worth it.  My sister suggested to take a little notebook and a fat marker to get autographs from the Disney Characters.  We bought some from Michaels Craft store. The notebooks where in the kids section $1.00 baskets and the fat markers are the ones that have a scent to them.  Those were a little over $1.00.  I'm still trying to figure out how to upload photos to my blog so forgive me if my pictures are limited.  When we first got to Epcot, Pluto was taking pictures with the kids.  He also signed there books.  My mom had a big sun hat on and she had the characters sign that.  We used our Fast Pass to get in line to have Mickey, Minnie, and Goofy take pictures with us. The kids really enjoyed that.  I must admit I enjoyed it as well.   We watched the show "The Circle of Life"  We rode Mission: Space and Test Track.  I  was shocked that I actually got on it.  I am usually very scared of heights and get motion sickness really quick.  But it was all worth it especially after hearing my son say "Im proud of you mom".  I am glad he took after his daddy...fearless.  We ate dinner at the Nine Dragons Restaurant which was included in our dining plan.  Again we just had to pay for the tip.  After dinner we walked 

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Our Day At HollyWood Studios



This is a few of us when we first got to the park
Magic Bands
These bands allowed us entry to the parks, to our resort bedroom, had our meal plans and fast pass rides linked to them

That's my mom in the wheelchair and dad in the far right with the hat.  
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Dessert at 50's Prime Time Cafe. This restaurant was so much fun. The  theme is set in the 1950. There are black and white  TVs all over the walls showing episodes of different 50's sitcoms. Manners are very important when eating here. No elbows on the table and you have to eat all your veggies. My dad had to be corrected a few times about his elbows on the table and he got quite the "punishment".  He had to stand in the corner and apologize to "Aunt forgot her name" for putting his elbows on the table. This was very funny for his kids and grandchildren to watch.   My niece and nephew did not eat any of there green beans. "Auntie" gladly picked up there plates and came back with a surprise for them,  She layered the green beans in ice-cream, whipped cream and M&M's. They still didn't eat them but it was all done in fun. I had a chicken Cesar Salad and it was delicious. This meal was covered in our Disney Dinning Plan. We only had to pay for the tip.

To take a break from the walking we watched a show about Indiana Jones





I didn't take my camera in because I thought it was going to be too big to carry.  This was  our first trip so we were kind of a lost on where to start. I think it was harder because we were also in a large group.  As far as rides go I only got on one which was the Toy Story Midway Mania. This was really cute.  It was also in 4D and you had to shoot moving targets. Unfortunately we got to the Pixar area when it was closing time. I would have loved to find this area first.
In my honest opinion, If I only had 3 days to spend at WDW I don't think I would make this park a priority to go to. It was fun but not to spend a whole day there kind of fun. The day was cloudy but no rain. Which was very nice because it gave a little breeze not too much but enough to keep you from sweating profusely. 
This was taken at the Pixar area. 



Monday, July 21, 2014

Walt Disney World-All Star Music Resort

Finding this frame and balloons made our welcome very pleasant. It was a real surprise to see this when we walked into our room.

How cure it this!!
This Mickey Mouse towel set was on our bed. I  didn't want to mess it up, so I carefully picked it up and  placed it  on  a desk that was in the bedroom.

This is the desk I was talking about.

The room we stayed in also had a small kitchen and fridge. Which was great because we were able to  keep cold drinks in there from our ice chest. 

Sorry for the sideways picture.
The room also had 2 full bathrooms.  My son and nephew used  one and  Frank and I used the other.

Again sorry for the sideways picture.
This was the vanity area separate from the shower and toilet. I  also had a  privacy curtain which was great  for extra privacy

This is the outside of the resort we stayed in. The buses picked us up from here to take us to the park we wanted to go to for that day. This was also the drop off site.

The room had a full size pull out couch and the chair and ottoman pulled out into a single size bed.

Don't forget or be embarrassed to ask for buttons. We got 1st Visit,  Family Reunion, and  Celebrate buttons.  There was 13  of us on our group and they gladly gave each one of us buttons. All the "Cast Members" at WDW are very helpful and friendly.

Alex taking a picture with a Cast Member.
This summer we were very blessed to be able to go to Walt Disney World. We talked about going but never really made any plans to go.  My aunt was gracious enough to invite us and 10 other of my family members to Walt Disney World.  We piled up in 3 vehicles and started our voyage from Houston, Texas to Orlando, Florida.  We stopped about every four hours to stretch our legs and take restroom breaks. We packed a few ice chest with drinks and lunch meat. We also had bread and a big variety of snack that way we didn't need to spend extra money eating out during the drive to Orlando.  We left my house about 7am and made our final stop at about 10pm. The next morning we drives a few more hours until we got to Walt Disney World. The resort we stayed in was a value resort. We knew we were going to spend more time at the parks rather than the room so this resort was perfect for us. As you can see the room was very roomy. We got a package that included points for a hot breakfast, a snack and dinner. We also got refillable cups to use at the resort. We ate breakfast every morning at the cafeteria in the resort. The waffles were shaped into Mickey Mouse. The snack point was used at the park. We were able to get anything from popcorn to cookies to pretzels or frozen lemonade. There were many others to choose from but these were some of the things our group chose to get. The dinners were awesome. I'll post more about that in a couple of days.  There is so much more I can write about the resort but I'll stop here. I will say that we found it easier to just call WDW to make the reservations rather that book online. My aunt and I must have spent a little more than an hour with the call center making the reservation. Every question we asked was answered politely and she gave us different price options from the more expensive resorts to the most value resorts. Overall it was a great experience.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Oh How I've Missed Blogging

Today starts a new week for me! I am so happy to get back to my blog. I have been part lazy and part busy which is the reason why I haven't been here for a long while. Today my very nice and loving husband bought me a new MacBook Air. This is the first laptop we have ever owned. Our desk top is upstairs in a room that hold all of our "stuff to sell in garbage sell" room. So that was the lazy part of me having to go upstairs to that room. Wow that really makes me sound lazy. I also have not been blogging because I was with my mom for a couple of weeks to help her around the house. She broke her foot so Alex and I moved in for about 2 weeks to keep her company and keep up the house since she wasn't very mobile. During that time my husband went to Colorado to work which all worked out just fine. Gods timing was just perfect. We also went to Walt Disney World and Destin. I will definitely blog about this awesome experience. I bought the new Lorac2 Palette and the Maybelline Nudes Palette and post swatches of that. I hope y'all come back and visit my blog to see swatches and pictures.  I plan on hosting a small giveaway as well. Take care and thanks for stopping by.

xoxo,
Christina

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ulta Summer Glam Beauty Essentials

Here's a look at my Summer Glam Beauty Essentials from ULTA Beauty. It retails for $28.00 but has a value of $89.00.  The reason I bought this is because it has some really good brands that I would love to try. I took these pictures with my phone and hope they look good. And No they didn't look okay at all.
 Just finished retaking them with my NikonD3100.


You can find this at ULTA Beauty

Each item is pretty much a deluxe sample size

The box open up like this


The swatch is the one on the very top

butter London: Snog 0.2oz


Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer

Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer

This is definitely a keeper and a MUST have!!!!!

And it smells so good!!!
0.14 oz

Benefit The Porefessional
0.10 fl oz

Anastasia Lash Genius

water-proof top coat mascara
0.11oz

Tarte Lights Camera Splashes Waterproof Mascara

0.16 fl oz

Laura Geller Beauty
Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow 

Rose Gold

A small amount goes a long way

It actually looks pretty than this swatch on my hand
0.26 fl oz
Stila Lip Glaze


Strawberry Lemonade

I only swatched it on my bottom lip.
I like the the way it smells and the gloss it gives my lips. You can definitely feel it on your lips but it last long. My son on the other hand hates it when I give him kisses while I'm wearing this. He says its too sticky and gross. Oh I love him so much!!