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D23 took place at the Anaheim Convention Center July 14-16 and in case you don’t know what it is, it’s like a Comic-Con but all Disney. And yes people do dress up as their favorite Disney characters too! D23 is where Disney makes lots of announcements for upcoming movies, attractions, park updates, and more. It’s one of my favorite times of the year and always have my eyes glued to the computer, hitting refresh a million times to find out what the announcements are. If you’re a Disney fan like me then you know what I’m talking about. Check out…

Money management is one of the greatest challenges of teenagers. They are still young, not yet been bothered with adult responsibilities, easily swayed by peer pressure and the deceptive trends in fashion. Susan Beacham and her husband, Michael Beacham, authors of the book, ‘O.M.G.: Official Money Guide for Teenagers’, wrote in this lovely book that “The problem young kids and those in their young 20s have is that money is abstract, and it will get increasingly abstract”. She also expressed caution about online payments and credit cards. “You really need to need to get into their heads again and again…

This post is sponsored by Tradewinds and Mom It Forward. All opinions are my own. It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to end. Pretty soon there will be no more sleeping in, laid back schedules, and endless fun. It will be back to reality before we know it when school starts but we will remember those summer memories forever. This summer ended up being busier than I imagined and we traveled more than ever. I have to say that this was the best summer by far and there is still a bit of time left for more adventures.…

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. Crazy 8 has some new washes in their denim collection for Back to School. And with the affordable prices that Crazy 8 offers, you can stock up on a variety of jeans they can change-up each week. Pair them up with the large collection of shirts and they will be set for Back to School. Check out the New Wash Denim Collection here!

San Francisco is amazing from the gorgeous scenery, food and more. I am so honored to be chosen by Disney to head back there for the Pixar Coco Event taking place August 2 – August 4. We will be getting some sneak peeks, exclusive interviews, behind the scene footage and information so you want to be sure to follow along with the hashtag #PixarCocoEvent on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook while I’m there. So you’re probably wondering what are we going to do at the #PixarCocoEvent besides cover the Coco movie coming out in theaters everywhere November 22nd, which you must…

One way that I like to earn free gift cards for vacation is thru Swagbucks. I have talked about it many times in several of my articles such as 50 Ways to Cut Costs on Your Family Vacation. It’s one of the easiest ways to earn gift cards and more. Starting Monday, July 24th at 9am PDT, Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion! It’s just like bingo, but in this case you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance…

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. OR for social media #ad or #sponsored Can you believe that we are already starting to think about Back to School? It’s doesn’t seem possible but believe it or not the summer is coming to an end and the kid’s will be in school before we know it. With that being said Gymboree has their Back to School collection online for you to get a head start on your shopping. Here are some of…

Cookouts, picnics and more are what’s happening this summer and there is nothing I love more than a good pasta salad. Especially one that is easy to make and tastes good. My go to pasta salad for any type of gathering is this Chipotle Ranch Pasta Salad recipe. It has a little bit of kick to it but plenty of flavor to satisfy your taste buds. Enjoy! Chipotle Ranch Pasta Salad Recipe Ingredients 1 cup sweet onion chopped 1 green bell pepper chopped 1 red bell pepper chopped 1 15 oz can black-eyed peas drained and rinsed 1 15 oz…

Pandora – The World of Avatar located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a world of its own and unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Once you step inside and visit you’ll have to stop yourself for a bit and say this is not real because it really does feel real. I got the chance to experience this world a few weeks ago and these are the Things you Don’t Want to Miss at Disney’s Pandora – The World of Avatar. Scenery The colors are vibrant and it looks like the scenery came off of the Avatar movie set. Disney really…

Whether you are celebrating National Ice Cream Day today, or National Ice Cream month in July, these ice cream gifts are the coolest for any ice cream lover. Coolest Ice Cream Merchandise for National Ice Cream Day New Ice Cream Print from Thirty-One Gifts Celebrate summer’s favorite treats with a limited-time print, two Icon-Its and a very sweet Customer Special – available only in July! Items include the Large Utility Tote, Oh-Snap Bin, Double Duty Caddy and Get the Scoop Bowl Set. Plus, there is new ice cream personalization to add to any bag, tote, and more. Ice Cream…