💜Ben & I came from opposite sides of the tracks. I came from a home where we traveled a lot & had family vacations. We weren't rich by any means... but dad used his full-time job to give our little family opportunities to get out & see the world. Mom always said, "We saw the world on a beer budget." I really didn't know the difference. 💙Ben, on the other hand, had a homebody childhood. Their big family trips included an annual road trip to Idaho to see his extended family. When we met, He could count his airplane trips on one hand, & the majority of them happened as an adult. His first international trip happened to be our honeymoon to Thailand. ❤️When we got married, it wasn't just a different way of thinking, it was a place of contention. I couldn't understand why he wouldn't want to go on vacation, travel, or spend our money to see the world. 🖤He couldn't understand why I wasn't content staying close to home. He questioned why I needed to spend so much of our income on resorts, hotels & flights. 💚It took many years of conversations, clarity & compromise to see that we were both right because we were different people. I can honestly say, travel is one of our favorite things to do together but we have ground rules to help. So, here's how we've negotiated travel in our lives: 1. We look at our whole calendar at the beginning of the year & plan all our trips. This helps us stay away from impulse travel. 2. We never spend what we don't have on vacations. Which means, there were years where we camped, stayed with friends & took day trips. If you don't have the money, don't do it. 3. We compromise on the small stuff that's not that big of a deal like, driving to Disney vs flying. We try & keep the big deals our only negotiations. 4. We set a schedule so we each get time to ourselves. I love to get up early, & head to the coffee shop. Ben loves the peace of a late night. We give each other that
@disneystudios put together a special @marypoppinsreturns tour for a few #disneybounders that was practically perfect in every way! 💙💙💙 Thank you so much @disney! ☂️ #marypoppinsreturns is available on DVD TODAY! ❤️
✨ 🎪"The very things that hold you down, will lift you up"🐘 💕 I’m excited for the new @dumbo movie coming out! 🥜🎈Dumbo has always been one of my favorite childhood movies growing up because it taught me that being unique is what makes us special! That no matter what you’ll be loved for being you! BeYOUtiful! So here’s a look at my dumbo Disneybound I wore yesterday inspired by @buckledownproducts adorable Dumbo belt & matching wallets! 🎈🌟Mickey red lips @besamecosmetics @disneystyle @disneystudios @thedisneybound
Did you see the new Toy Story 4 Trailer?! 😍 As you probably all know we are a little Toy Story obsessed at our house! ❤️💙 I am so excited for the new story and I know it is going to be amazing! We have some fun things planned leading up to the release of the movie. I want to hear from you though, what costumes from Toy Story would you like to see?
What’s your favorite season? I love Spring and Fall 🌸🌼🌹☀️🍂🍁Winter is next ❄️⛄️ but Summer is last 😅 It gets too hot sometimes 🥵 But those Summer days that aren’t too hot are wonderful 😎👌🏻 Thank you so much to @shopdisney and @ohmydisney for gifting me some products from their new collection! 🎁💖 You can find this suit and sipper on the ShopDisney website 😁 | AD
According to Chip and Dale, my ears are PERFECT for high fives! They literally wouldn’t stop high fiving them and it was hilarious. What’s your favorite character interaction? This was definitely one of my favorites 🙌🏻
🌈✨ S Q U A D goals ✨🌈 . If you’ve been following us for a while, you know I don’t dress up with my girls 🙅🏻♀️ Mainly because by the time I’m done with their costumes, I’m either out of time or our budget for the theme is gone 💸 . However, I think I’m going to try & step into new territory of disneybounding to match them occasionally (baby steps) 🙊 yikes wish me luck 😆 . For our visit to @disneyland yesterday, I decided to make myself a celebration Clarabelle inspired skirt to go with my little Daisy & mini Minnie 💖 We had so much fun! 🌈
Let’s go for a spin! It’s tradition to go for a post-sunset carousel ride when everyone and everything sparkles. ✨🎠 DAPPER DAY celebrates fun, refined style from yesterday and today so dress to impress and join our Spring Outings to Disney’s parks in LA, Orlando, and Paris. See DapperDay.com for details and save with our very special rates on Disney Resort stays over our events. . #dapperday#fashionfun#boater#dandy#fantasyland#hatgame#carousel#stylesquad#dapper
We like to give shout-outs to our most dedicated Eyewitnesses! The Reeves family lives in Corona, and @today.we.disney is curated by mom. They are a fun-loving, adventure-filled family, making memories in and around Orange County, but mostly at The Happiest Place on Earth! Mom enjoys sharing their Disneyland tips, including all the tasty food and fun events happening at the parks. Most of all she loves capturing and sharing special moments with her girls! We'd like to thank the Reeves family for tagging their posts with #abc7eyewitness.
I previously mentioned that I'm doing a number of limited edition balloon ears to use up my fabric stash... Here are the first ones! Stitch ears - only 2 pairs of these will be available. All the details are already up on the website www.wordofmouse.co and they'll go live for purchase on Friday 22nd at 9PM GMT/4PM EST/1PM PST. . I'm currently putting the finishing touches to a new plush design for Friday too! (See my stories for a sneak preview 🙀) . . . #stitchears#mickeyballoonears#mickeyballoon#mickeyballoons#disneyballoons#disneyballoonears#balloonears#disneygram#instadisney#disneyside#disneyig #minnieears#mickeyears#カチューシャ#disneyballoons #disneyaddict#mouseears#disneymagic#disneyfan#disneylife#disneylife#disneyears #liloandstitch#stitch#disneyaddict#disneymagic#disneylove#disneystitch
Did you hear the flaming hot news?! The FLAMING HOT CHEETO cupcake from @sprinklescupcakes in Downtown Disney (and all locations) has returned! It’s just as amazing and weird and delicious as the first time I tried it (weird in the best way possible 😂). I love it. 🙌🔥 It’s a vanilla cake with hot cheetos inside and hot cheeto on top of white cheddar frosting (tastes kinda like cream cheese frosting 😍). This offer ends 3/24 so give it a try while you can! ••• Also, on my story yesterday, I kinda jokingly asked if I could get just frosting from Sprinkles because Reagan only eats the frosting off the cupcake 🤦🏻♀️...well, I got all sorts of DMs saying you totally can - it’s called a frosting shot! And my mind went 🤯, then my hands went 🙌! #mkmfood
the weather this past weekend, I was NOT ready for, but I guess that means I’ll be bringing my favorite chipmunk outfit back. 🐿🐿 . . do y’all struggle with overalls during jacket weather?? this New Yorker has to milk any touch of cooler weather since it feels like summer to me most of the time here in SoCal. but that jacket-overall-fannypack sitch is not park friendly (or restroom friendly in general) lol. needless to say, I’m happy this week is chillin out a bit, bc I need more time to mentally prepare for 80° weather. anybody with me?? . . 📷: @fdzney
Imagine how you would feel drinking a venti coffee followed by a triple shot espresso...well that’s these two boys in a nutshell. Together they are a ball of energy ready to explode! They literally cannot sit still for more than 5 seconds. Other parents tell me it’s a “boy” thing, but I think my boys have a little extra! I wish I had just a tenth of their energy....I get exhausted just watching them!
“jordan’s are one of the rarest species in the instagram kingdom. 🐨🌿 only appearing once every five months, they disappoint everyone 😔 with their laziness 😪 and inability to post more often. 🤦🏻♂️” - steve irwin (probably) 🥴✨💙 remember when i said i was back on the gram in october? 🎃👻 well apparently i’m just a giant liar who lies. 🤥 (
| just a happy mama ✨🐭❤️ | When planning this trip I knew to lower my expectations in regards to family pictures and overall baby girl’s mood for the day. It’s her first time and I know it can be so overwhelming for our littles. It was a little rough in the beginning but y’all my baby girl has made this the most magical day ever! Not only has the maxxpass been so useful but her overall mood today has been full of joy and excitement. Not once has she complained getting off a ride and not one temper tantrum! Praising Jesus and thanking my mama a for all her help. Now let’s continue our magical day✨ #mamaselfie#happiestplaceonearth#doitforthegram