Disney On Ice Treasure Trove Follow Up

We had a great time at Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove tonight! Disney ALWAYS puts on a great show. Here’s a little about some of our favorite moments.

We are all about Alice in Wonderland right now and my 4 year old was ecstatic when the Alice in Wonderland segment began.

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Of course, it isn’t a Disney production without an appearance by the Clubhouse gang – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Goofy came out for a bit to introduce some segments.

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Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove will be in Dayton, Ohio at the Nutter Center from until October 25, 2015, weekday tickets are just $13 – No code needed! Family 4-pack offer: $119 includes 4 tickets, 4 popcorns and 4 lemonades! (Use code FAMD26.)

Purchase your tickets here. Visit and follow Disney On Ice to always know when they are coming to your town on Facebook and Twitter and check out the hashtag #DisneyOnIce

In my last Disney On Ice post, I mentioned that our family costume would be Alice in Wonderland themed. I made these two costumes from a few items I found at Goodwill – the blue dress was a juniors dress, the apron was a pillow case, and the whole cat costume came from a women’s top. While they aren’t without their mistakes, I impressed myself with actually completing them (with plenty of time) and they actually look pretty darn good.

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I also made a slipcover for my Catbird Baby Pikkolo carrier! I used this tutorial but made the shape according the contours of my brand of carrier.

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We Love Disney Songs!

I enjoy compilation albums. I enjoy Disney songs. We Love Disney brings those two things together in a great album that gives classic Disney songs a new sound with some of todays most popular artists. The new We Love Disney album featuring Ne Yo, Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Tori Kelly and more!

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Gwen Stefani’s “Rainbow Connection” from the Muppet Movie is nostalgic. Fall Out Boy’s rockabilly “I Wan’na Be Like You” from The Jungle Book gets your toes tapping. I like that they chose some songs that you don’t hear as often like Jhené Aiko’s “In a World of My Own/Very Good Advice,” from Alice in Wonderland. Even new classics like “Let It Go” from Frozen (the current favorite song of both of my daughters) sounds refreshed when sung by Lucy Hale & Rascal Flatts. The artists and songs chosen really do come from and cover the range of popular genres out there today.

 

 

Looking for something for the Disney lover in your life? We Love Disney makes a great gift and will be released in several configurations, including as a digital album, a standard CD, a Deluxe CD, on Deluxe Vinyl, and as a picture-disc set. The Deluxe versions feature two bonus tracks. The Collector’s Edition Box Set will include:

• the digital deluxe album
• limited-edition double vinyl,
• standard-edition double vinyl
• limited-edition CD
• standard-edition CD
• limited-edition double-picture disc
• four numbered lithographs
• a DVD of “The Magic Behind We Love Disney”
• a limited-edition T-shirt featuring a one-time only design
• an exclusive tote bag
• and a Certificate of Authenticity

 

Learn more at the official We Love Disney website. You can also follow We Love Disney on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and check out more videos by the artists on YouTube. Order your copy on iTunes or Amazon on October 30th!

I participated in the We Love Disney album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.

Easy DIY Lemon Disposal Refreshers

This morning I was getting ready to participate in another freezer meal swap. We participated in our first a couple of months back and it was a good experience so we decided to try it again. Learn more about freezer swaps from our coordinators post on Dayton Moms Blog.

This will likely be the last one we participate in for a few months since between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we have a plan to stock the freezer.

For the last freezer swap, I went with Six Sister’s Stuff’s Chicken Cacciatore with a good helping of fresh veggies mixed right in and jars of sauce and pasta were $1 or less (yay for coupons!). This time I picked One Crazy House’s Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice recipe since it seems pretty straight forward and I like that the whole meal is in the crockpot – just start it and walk away for the day. Here’s hoping it all goes to plan.

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The recipe calls for lemon slices to top the chicken so after preparing 8 meals, I had a bit of lemon ends left over. Whenever we end up with citrus peels, we put them down the garbage disposal with some ice for a little bit of help cleaning up the blades and to freshen things up.  As I sliced the lemons I started thinking that it may be too much to put down at once right then but what a waste to toss the rest.

That’s when I thought to grab my trusty ice cube tray! I cut up the peels and ends into chunks and put 1-2 in each section of the trays and topped with water. Once they freeze, I’ll move them to a baggie and, whenever we need it, we’ll have some lemon peel and ice all in one to toss into the garbage disposal. All natural and no throwing scraps away – win, win!

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Looking for some crockpot and freezer meal “pinspiration”? Check out my recipes board to get you started.

 

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Amber Crown Baltic Amber Teething Bracelet


We have enjoyed being able to use Baltic amber necklaces to help our little girl through teething. We even started using it with our 4 year old when she was having recurring ear aches and to help her heal from having ear tubes put in. However, with a defiant 2 year old, I’ve been looking for other options to make sure she can’t take her Baltic amber off during the night.

The Amber Crown Baltic Amber Teething Bracelet has safety knots between the beads and a screw closure. Which the bracelet size, I’ve been able to put it on my daughters ankle and inside her footed pajamas – giving her relief and me piece of mind.

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Why Amber Crown Baltic Amber? Keep your baby calm and happy by reducing teething pain almost to zero with amazing chemical-free authentic Baltic amber baby teething bracelet by Amber Crown. The high content of succinic acid in amber, which is released by your babies body warmth, stimulates thyroid glands to help reduce pain, drooling and inflammation.

Amber Crown Baltic Amber Teething Bracelet comes with a certificate of authenticity and a 100 day 100% money-back guarantee. It comes in a gift box so it’s great for baby showers; add it to your baby registry today! Learn more about them at www.AmberCrown.com.

Check out my YouTube review here.

*I received a free product to review. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links.*

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Wild Republic Switch-A-Rooz Giveaway

Current Switch-A-Rooz and Book giveaway here!
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Switch-A-Rooz™ characters look just like your favorite wild animals, with realistic coloring and life-like features. Fantasy Switch-A-Rooz characters have colorful coats of fur and large glittery eyes to bring their magical qualities to life. Each realistic Switch-A-Rooz has two characters in one! They are incredibly soft and huggable in addition to being cute and my daughters love that they can choose which animal to play with.

You can learn more about Switch-A-Rooz at the Wild Republic website or purchase through Switch-A-Rooz Tiger/Elephant Plush through Amazon. They make a great little present or stocking stuffer for this holiday season.

Visit Wild Republic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

This giveaway is over. Since Switch-A-Rooz thinks everything is better in two’s, they are sponsoring a giveaway with 2 winners! Two lucky people will win a Switch-A-Rooz of their choice. Enter through the link below by October 20, 2015, 11:59pm. Good luck!
Click here to enter!
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*I received a free product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Post contains affiliate links.*

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove in Dayton!

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to your hometown!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50 th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.

Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army Of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

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In Dayton, Ohio at the Nutter Center from Oct 21-25, 2015, weekday tickets are just $13 – No code needed! Family 4-pack offer: $119 includes 4 tickets, 4 popcorns and 4 lemonades! (Use code FAMD26.)

Purchase your tickets here. Visit and follow Disney On Ice to always know when they are coming to your town on Facebook and Twitter and check out the hashtag #DisneyOnIce

This year, our family costume for Halloween will be characters from Alice in Wonderland with my oldest being Alice, my youngest being the Cheshire Cat, my husband as the Mad Hatter, and myself as the Queen of Hearts. I’ll probably still be working on the costumes right up until Halloween, but if you are looking for some Alice in Wonderland inspiration, check out my Pinterest board.

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I am hoping we’ll be visiting family in Florida soon and maybe squeezing in a trip to a Walt Disney World park. If you are planning a Disney visit, check out these pins and if you baby wear, check out the Disney Babywearers group on Facebook. *Warning: If you aren’t sure you can resist decorating everything Disney, don’t click that last link. Also, check out my Ribbon Minnie Mouse Ears for your little mouseketeer.

Are you in or near Dayton, Ohio? Enter to win a 4-pack of tickets to Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove’s opening night in Dayton, Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Giveaway ends October 14, 2015, 11:59pm. Good luck!
Enter giveaway by clicking here!