Disney Details (where we’re staying and rentals)

This always seems to be a post that readers who travel, and especially those with children, request; Do you mind telling us all the details of your trip?! Do I mind? Goodness NO! I’d love too! I totally get it, it’s nice to learn of new cities to visit, places to stay, and rental companies worthy of our hard earned money. I’m not one to disapoint, so why start now right… here you have it, all our details thus far for where we’re staying, how we’re getting around and what we’ve rented to make our lives traveling with a baby much much easier. If you have any […]

Why Disneyland is MORE than magical for kids!

So this morning my news feed lit-up with tagged images and videos, connecting me to Johnny Depp. Although a fabulous connection to have (Hello! Mr. Depp) my friends and family knew I needed to hear the news. As he has been known to do, Johnny Depp surprised Disneyland guests by putting himself INSIDE the Pirates of the Caribbean ride surprising all that rode it yesterday (see it here)! What an experience eh?  WE MISSED HIM by 10 days! I mean, HE MISSED ME by 10 days (too bad for him, he’ll be losing sleep over this one tonight)! After reading the articles I was tagged in I got […]

Luggage Haul (for Disneyland)

We all know that half the fun of planning a vacation is the countdown (hello! paper chains for the win) and of course searching out and purchasing new things for the trip too; no?! Is that just me? Hello, my name is Tairalyn and I’m a SHOPAHOLIC. Either way, we’ve increased our luggage to include a few new things that I just had to share with you because I’m so excited to put them to good use this Family holiday.  Here you have the 5 most recent additions to our luggage (yes, I left that very open for more possible additions):   Water Floaty // Retails $15 We’re headed […]

We Sent a Letter to Mickey Mouse

Did you guys know this was a thing? You can send a letter to MICKEY MOUSE and he will reply?! Just a few things to keep in mind; They say it takes 6 to 8 weeks to get a reply, and they’re not lying. For us it was 8 weeks plus If your child writes a sweet little letter, make a copy before you send it, better yet save the original, send the copy The mailing address is Walt Disney Company, Attention: Fan Mail Department, 500 South Buena Vista Street, Burbank California, 91521 I saw this on Pinterest in good time before we ourselves left to Disneyland. Thought it […]

FASHION: Disney Clothing for Kids

Mickey Shirt, Jeans, Shoes // Mickey Hat // Minnie Pants, High-Tops // Dumbo Onesie, Dress NOTHING, I mean nothing beats getting the kids pumped for an upcoming Disneyland Vacation than online shopping for some new Disney wardrobe additions. Don’t get me wrong, picking up some Disney clothing in the park is also mandatory, souvenir tee’s are the greatest (hello! adorable pieces they can hang onto for their kids), but why wait to lather them in Disney attire, especially when some retailers have made it so affordable to do so now. After a bit of hunting I noticed that some of my ultimate favorite retailers carry Disney clothing, The Gap, […]

Whistler Traditions {travel + fashion}

Screw Christmas Crackers and New matching pajamas, I’ve managed to make a vacation a holiday tradition in our family…  trust me guys, I’m even baffled by this one.    Sammy and I have been vacationing in Whistler over the Holidays since we first started dating 10yrs ago, ACTUALLY WAIT!  we even went there for our Honeymoon! This folks is why we call Whistler our happy place. We go up as close to Christmas as we can afford (no seriously, that’s the truth!). If we can manage a great rate or snag a Living Social deal early on in the year we go the week before Christmas, if we can’t and we’re hogtied into […]

VACATION: Disneyland Reveal

Remember when I told you we were going to Disneyland again? And remember when I told you I had something super fun planned to reveal the family trip to Sofia and her cousin Max? And I’m not sure if I also mentioned to you, but you should also know I have a horrible sense of “drawing the line” and often go overboard in the whole excitement and reveal… And because none of it actually happened unless you document it (am I right?), we have photographic and video evidence that I love watching over and over again but also proves going overboard is “my thing”. DISNEY REVEAL PLAN […]

TRAVEL: Harrison HOT HOT HOT Springs

Harrison Hot Springs has got to be one of my favorite places locally to vacation. It’s close (about a 1.5hr drive from our home), it’s beautiful (clearly), it’s relaxing (again, the picture speaks for itself), and while were there it feels as though we are so far from home (in a good way). We’ve been making the trip out to Harrison Hot Springs now as a family since 2014… I’m telling you this not because I wanna’ get all sappy and reminisce about the past, no silly! because we just firmed up our next stay at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort making this our 3rd visit to date. July can’t […]

TRAVEL: Great Wolf Lodge {Grand Mound, WA}

The Great Wolf Kids Clubhouse Crew Visit the Clubhouse on the second floor and make your own stuffy (included in the Pup Pass) Water-Park Cabana Rentals From $99 to $129 have a private Cabana at the water-park, with service staff and a stocked mini fridge The trek into Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound Washington is nearly 4 hours from where we live, including the border crossing and traffic on the highway in Seattle. Needless to say we had no hesitation in making the vacation a reality because we had high hopes for this place, we had heard so many good things. Great Wolf Lodge has been on […]

TRAVEL: Great Wolf Lodge, Here We Come!

We’ve been planning this trip to Great Wolf Lodge in our minds, Sammy and I (hello kids at heart), for let’s just say too many years. It’s been one of those vacations that we knew we had to wait until Sofia was a little bit older to fully enjoy, but we’ve been dreaming about for quite sometime. We finally put the brakes on our dreams and made it a reality, leaving in just a few short weeks.  a deal we could not refuse is what had us planning our first family vacation to Great Wolf Lodge. They were running a promotion on their website for $99US a […]