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Black eyed pea salsa

Dec 29, 2013 My mother is very superstitious. I don’t consider myself to be. However, I intentionally don’t walk under ladders, and I might worry a bit if I broke a mirror. Here we are, the New Year is upon us. Every year,… ~300 words

When Disneyland reaches capacity

Dec 28, 2013 A couple years ago, we made a rookie move. We visited Disneyland during New Year’s weekend. It was cold and wet and very crowded. Not only was it crowded, but the park reached capacity each day rather quickly. When we… ~300 words

101 Disneyland Tips, the book

Dec 2, 2013 I’m so excited that I finally get share my new book with you. 101 Disneyland Tips is now available for purchase in paperback, Kindle, and other eBook reader editions. Back in September, I started a 30 Days of Disneyland Tips ~400 words

Dulce de leche butter cookies

Nov 24, 2013 Every year, I host a cookie exchange. I make the same cookie every year. This year, I wanted to come up with something that would really “wow” the crowd. It’s a tough crowd. These women bring it. I’ve seen cookies… ~600 words

American Girl: San Francisco opening

Nov 14, 2013 Yesterday I had the privilege of getting a tour of the new American Girl Store at the Stanford Shopping Center. Not knowing much about American Girl, I didn’t really understand the popularity of the brand until I experienced it first-hand.… ~600 words

Amazing Turkey Pot Pie

Amazing turkey pot pie recipe

Nov 11, 2013 I’m having a hard time believing it’s fall already. Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away, so I thought it might be a good time to learn (again) how to cook a turkey. My mother has been trying to teach… ~600 words

Perfect pumpkin cheesecake

Oct 29, 2013 This time of year, I really like to be in the kitchen. I love to bake. Getting out my grandmother’s recipes brings back wonderful memories of her. She taught me a lot of what I know. One of my favorite… ~500 words

O Sole Minne

New Mickey Mouse animated shorts

Oct 22, 2013 Disney Animation has been hard at work this year producing an entirely new set of short cartoons. Our family loves watching these short bursts of themed shorts featuring some of our favorite characters. ~200 words

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Wizard of Oz

Oct 3, 2013 The Wizard of Oz has been a family favorite of ours for years. We remember sitting in front of the television as kids and watching this classic all the way through. In fact, our family will be dressing up as… ~200 words

Welcoming Fall

Sep 30, 2013 September is coming to a close, and I’m up to my neck in Fall-related projects. I’m so excited for what’s ahead, but I still have a lot of work to do. Instead of worrying about it, I’m going to put… ~300 words

Mom Talk Radio, Spotlight on Moms

Sep 30, 2013 Recently I had the honor of being on Mom Talk Radio with Maria Bailey. I was on the “Spotlight on Moms” segment talking about my blog, the recent launch of my newsletter, and of course, Disneyland. Maria Bailey is… ~100 words

Summertime with Camp Galileo

Aug 6, 2013 This summer, Emma spent two weeks at Camp Galileo. This was the first year we explored our options for a summer activity. With Emma starting Kindergarten this year, we wanted her to have a new experience that might help… ~300 words

Goodbye preschool

Aug 5, 2013 I blinked and this year was over. Just like that, preschool is over. I have so many emotions over my daughter starting Kinder this year. When my husband said, “we will no longer be her number one influencers anymore,” things… ~100 words

Face painting at Disneyland

Jul 15, 2013 Ever since my daughter started pre-school, she’s come home with her face painted several times a month. Emma loves to have her face painted. Loves it. She would rather use her spending money on face painting than chocolate. I… ~100 words

runDisney marathons

Jul 11, 2013 Are you a runner? I’m certainly not, but I’m a huge Disney fan and I’m willing to try anything once. When I saw several people talking about runDisney, I had no idea what they were talking about. It wasn’t long… ~200 words

Have you been to Disneyland’s Silhouette Studio?

Jun 12, 2013 We’ve walked down Main Street, USA countless times. Each time we pass the Silhouette Studio, I think to myself that we should have Emma’s portrait done. But we pass it by each time, in a hurry to get to something… ~300 words

Preschool graduation: our first of many milestones

May 29, 2013 I need a tissue. Our little girl just graduated from pre-school this past weekend. For some, this isn’t a big deal. For me, it’s a turning point. I’m seeing her grow up so fast, and I don’t know how to… ~88 words

Life list: attend a Fleetwood Mac concert

May 23, 2013 I’ve loved Fleetwood Mac as long as I can remember. Stevie Nicks still has it after all these years. The guys, they aren’t so bad either. One of my Life List goals was to see Fleetwood Mac, live. Last night,… ~50 words

New Disney Junior – Live on Stage!

May 16, 2013 In March, Disney California Adventure changed the The Disney Junior – Live on Stage! show. The Disney Junior – Live on Stage! show has always been a favorite for us. Emma was thrilled to hear Sofia the First and Doc ~200 words

Mother’s Day

May 13, 2013 What do I love about motherhood? These two!… ~8 words