May 25, 2017
by Carol Ann
Walt Disney World’s® Boardwalk Inn and Villas is like stepping back in time to the older day’s of an Atlantic seaside resort. It is a very large hotel, and entertainment complex. The atmosphere really takes me back to a dreamy bygone era and I feel like I am really there. My family and I just love to stay there. When I was a little girl I can remember going to the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey one time. I can still smell the cotton candy, and see the lights in my mind. This is what Walt Disney World’s® Boardwalk takes me back to. There are so many special things there. First are the Friendship boats which run to Hollywood Studio’s and to the back of Epcot. They are so very nice to ride. I count them as a ride in themselves. The boats are not on a track and are really launched and docked. They run about every 20 minutes. It is very relaxing to ride them back and forth. The buses run everywhere else.
The pool has a clown face at the end of the slide and is called “Keister Coaster” made like an old wooden roller coaster! It has a very nice pool and slide. There are many new activities and games at the pool for children. I thought it was really fun as I was watching! I just love The Boardwalk Inn and Villas!
There are several restaurants on the Boardwalk to eat at:
- Boardwalk Bakery
- Big River Grille & Brewing Works
- Boardwalk Pizza Window
- ESPN Club
- Flying Fish Café
- Trattoria al Forno
- There is also a candy store called, Seashore Sweets
At night there are street entertainers, and surrey bikes to rent to ride around. There are twinkle lights all around the buildings and it is only a short walk to see Illuminations at the bridge. It looks so pretty with the lights and buildings all around. There are also carts with hot dogs and other treats for sale.
I love to visit Walt Disney’s World’s Boardwalk Inn and Villas at the holiday’s if I stay there or not. This past December my family and I were looking at the decorations and Mickey and Minnie came to visit in their holiday suits! It was such a great surprise! I love the decorations and now there is also a small gingerbread house to purchase goodies! It has been there a couple of years. I always think of the holidays in July! It is one of my favorite times to visit the Walt Disney World® Resort and Disney’s Boardwalk.
If you are not sure where to stay or want to try a deluxe resort or even something new you will not be disappointed with Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. It is just fabulous to stay there! I love it!
For more information call: 407-824-4321
Or visit on the web: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/
April 22, 2017
by Carol Ann
Our family loves to stay at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa. I have stayed there several times before, but now being adjacent from the new Disney Springs is awesome! I also loved the bridge and waterways to Disney Springs on Village Lake. There is so much to do at Disney Springs! New shops and new restaurants it is spectacular.
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is themed after a late 1800’s New York Saratoga Springs retreat famous for its spas and horse racing. There are horses on the decor in the villas. It makes me reminisce about the good old days when Grandma took my cousin and me to the horse races in Colorado. Oh, how I loved to watch the horse races and to ride the horses when I was young.
There is so much to do at this resort:
- Two fabulous feature pools with water slides, aqua, play areas and much more!
- Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course
- Senses–the spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
- Jogging trails
Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is an enormous resort with many bus stops within the resort. So remember to add a little bit of time when traveling by bus. There is also a boat which goes to Disney Springs at the main building of the resort. The main building and large pool are located in the “Springs” area of the resort. The launch from Disney Springs to the main building of the resort is located at the new bridge area. I find it the most convenient to stay in the “Congress Park” area of the resort which is very close to the bridge and a short walk to Disney Springs. When you get off the bridge, you are close to the “Rainforest Cafe” area of Disney Springs. I love to eat at Earl of a Sandwich it is one of my favorites.
For quick service meals and snacks on site visit the Artist’s Palate. There you can find flat bread, tasty sandwiches, and entrees. The Turf Club Bar and Grill is the resort’s sit down meal restaurant that serves American fare and is very delightful.
The next time you cannot decide where to stay Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa is a deluxe and beautiful resort to stay in. There are also Tree House Villas within the resort that have 3 Bedrooms! Last, of all give it a try I think you will be impressed!
For more information on the web: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com
March 4, 2017
by Carol Ann
Who wants to win some Disney exciting and fun prizes?? The Glamping Bloggers Retreat will be held at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground in October 2017. We are all so excited for this adventure we wanted to celebrate ~ and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a giveaway!
Here’s what you can win:
- 2 Mickey Mouse Ear hats
- A Vera Bradley phone case
- Disney By the Numbers – autographed by the author
- $40 Disney Gift Card
Now, you all have to promise to follow along in October when we are at Disney’s Fort Wilderness ~ #GlampingBloggerRetreat17 ~ You never know, you just might see some glamping shenanigans! And . . . there might be some prizes for our followers too! It’s bound to be an adventure for sure!
One prize will be awarded to one winner. The giveaway is open to residents of the United States age 18 and over. All entries will be verified. The giveaway will run March 4 to 11:50 p.m. March 17, 2017. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to claim prize. If prize is not claimed within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen.
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The bloggers heading to the Glamping Blogger Retreat later this year are an awesome group so be sure to stop by their sites for a visit!
Journeys with Jenn
Post 50 RX
Dawns Dorky Diary
Purveyor of Pixie Dust
My No Guilt Life
Sweet Crazy Life
Fans of Mickey Mouse’s House
My Small World
March 2, 2017
by Carol Ann
I love technology and new gadgets. When I was a small girl, we did not have any electronics. We had to change the channel on the television can you imagine that now? When Google Chromecast Audio came out, I thought I knew all about it. It works with so many different items than I expected. Also, the sound is so clear because it uses WiFi instead of Bluetooth. Play music on your speakers, new or old, wirelessly from your phone, laptop or tablet. Remember your speakers must have and AUX-In Connection on them to be compatible.
Google Chromecast Audio is compatible with my alarm clock which was a surprise to me. Also when you purchase a special cable, it works with your television through the RCA ports! It is amazing how small it is. I used a couple of quarters to show the size comparison. I am very impressed with this new technology and love the product; I am so excited to have tried it.
Details about Google Chromecast Audio:
- WiFi has many advantages over Bluetooth connections. You are still able to talk on your phone while streaming. Using WiFi has such a hi-resolution sound.
- Enjoy several hundred of music apps.
- You can change the sound from your phone in a different area of your house.
- You can use it with several different types of speakers.
- Using Google Chromecast Audio over WiFi for your tunes does not drain your battery as Bluetooth does.
- Google Chromecast Audio is compatible with many different electronics.
- Google Chromecast Audio is a super streaming electronic for your phone, tablet or laptop.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
To see more about the product or to purchase click on this link: http://bby.me/bhxd
February 15, 2017
by Carol Ann
I have been honored and excited the last two years being a member of the Chick-fil-A Mom Panel. We “RUN 4 Chikin” at Chick-fil-A it is my families favorite.
We like to collect plastic containers, coffee cans, and many other items. It is fun to see a craft project in these throwaway items. They do not turn out all of the time but, it is fun to try!
When Chick-fil-A and the team came up with a soup container DIY Upcycling Challenge my family just could not wait to try! We were very excited about this project!
We took a few plastic flowers, heart picks, heart blocks, wooden hearts and two heart lights to make a Valentines Day flower arrangement in my Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla soup container.
We glued a piece of a floral foam brick into the bowl with a hot glue gun first. After that, we just put the flowers and heart picks into the floral brick. Next, the wood hearts and ribbon were glued into the arrangement. It was very simple to make. Our family likes easy crafts the best and had a great time making this arrangement!