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On our last family vacation, my daughter was getting down to the nubs of her new colored pencils. The always-prepared-one in our family whipped out a pencil sharpener and looked at me like, what…you don’t carry a pencil sharpener around? Truth is, I wish I was that always-prepared person, but usually I have everything BUT […]

What to Pack in Your Disney World Park Bag | Minimalist Toddler Bag

What to Pack for a Day in Disney World (1)

Packing, Packing + Style, Park Favorites, Style

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When we visit Disney World, we usually stay at the Boardwalk because of its location + vibes. But this time was different: we really wanted a 1-bedroom over a studio, since we have TWO daughters now. When I went to WDW’s website to book, the prices hurt my feelings. I immediately put in a request […]

How I Saved $1,117 On Our Deluxe Resort By Renting DVC Points


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Fastpass – the free passes that let you skip the long lines in WDW – is gone, dead, kaput. It’s been replaced with a system called Disney Genie+ and the Lightning Lane which I used every day of our recent trip to Disney. From this post you’ll learn all about Disney World’s new Lightning Lanes, […]

Save Time in Line Using Disney Genie+ and the Lightning Lane

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Just like an artist sketches before adding paint, sketching out your week in Disney World is a crucial (and to me, the most fun) part. Setting a foundation helps you hone in on what your family wants to experience. We all do this without realizing it. If you’ve planned a trip before, what’s the first […]

How to Create a “Sketch” for Your Walt Disney World Vacation

Disney Planning 2021

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My husband and I first went to Disney World together almost 13 years ago. After that trip, we couldn’t wait to bring our kids there. Walking them down Main Street, getting their first pair of ears, riding Peter Pan for the first time. All of it. And yes, of course, I was excited about the […]

Tips for Bringing a Baby To Disney World

Bringing a Baby Under One to Disney World

Disney Planning, Rookie Series

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What’s My Disney Experience? “My Disney Experience” is a section of Disney World’s website where you sign in to your account and control ALL of your vacation plans: park tickets, dining reservations, FastPasses (when they’re back) MagicMobile, and a lot more. You can even unlock your resort room. When you download the My Disney Experience app onto your phone, […]

Everything You Need to Know About “My Disney Experience”

Disney World Guide 2021

Disney Planning, Rookie Series

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We love staying on property at Disney World since you get free transportation to all the parks and Disney Springs, can get in 30 minutes sooner than everyone else (yay), and SOON: be able to book your Lightning Lane selections at 7AM, while everyone else has to wait until park opening. Deciding you’re staying at […]

How to Choose the Best Disney Resort for Your Family

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom is admittedly our favorite park, so I always plan two half-day visits. One for a morning-until-lunch day, and the other to see Pandora World at night with a dinner reservation. For the first day, we would get a Genie+ for Kilimanjaro Safaris in the morning, do our park things, and finish with lunch before going back to our resort.

Our Favorite Quick Service in Animal Kingdom: Satu’li Canteen

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10 Biggest Disney World Mistakes to Avoid

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How to Plan a Disney World Vacation

Watch step-by-step how I plan out a smooth vacation with no surprises