Monday, January 7, 2019

Weekend Recap

Weekends just fly by when you're having fun, don't they? This weekend we took Saturday to clean up around the house, de-clutter and organize. (Fun, right?) But then, we decided Sunday was going to be OUR day. We took Kenzie and my parents to Disneyland California Adventure. Which was Kenzie's 4th time at Disneyland, but First time at CA Adventure. 

We started off the day at Starbucks and got kenzie what's called a Babyccino (Which is
 simply extra-foamy milk—like a cappuccino, but without the espresso.)
She loved it!



Once we got to Disney CA Adventure I made sure to book our first Fastpass right away. (Which you can now do from the Disneyland app!)

We took her on Monsters Inc., Ariel, and Toy story, and then my husband, dad and I went on Soaring, the Incredicoaster, and Guardians of the Galaxy! 

It is SO fun to see the magic of Disney through her eyes. My husband and I used to have annual passes years before we had Kenzie, but it's a whole different experience with her!












Also if you've never tried the Michelada, you need to. It has beer, tomato juice, hot sauce, fresh lime juice and Tajín.



 It was a fun-filled day that ended with dinner at my favorite Downtown Disney restaurant, Naples. If you've never been, you definitely need to make a reservation for lunch or dinner there. It's located in Downtown Disney, so even if you don't go into Disneyland, you can still dine here.  It is a little more pricey side- Plan to spend about $25-30 per person. They offer amazing pizzas, pasta, salad, chicken, salmon, and other fun dishes. I recommend the pizza and lasagna. Very good. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Parent's Guide to Dining at Goofy's Kitchen for Breakfast


Located at the Disneyland Hotel is a fun dining experience for all ages-- Goofy's Kitchen. It's bright, colorful and fun, but can also be very loud. Goofy's Kitchen is geared towards children, but is also great for adults too. This is one of the best dining options if you want to see a lot of characters and get up close and personal with them. You will see Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and more! It's a fun experience for the whole family.

Because this is one of the favorite must-go-to dining places to go to, reservations are recommended. You can actually book up to 60 days before your desired date. (And they book up fast!- So make sure to make your reservations.) You can call (714) 781-DINE or book online here.

Once you arrive, you will get to take a photo with Goofy! (You can purchase the photo if you like it, too!) Then, your host will take you to your table where you will be greeted by your server who will take your beverage order.






The Food

The food is geared towards children ranging from Mickey Mouse shaped waffles, pancakes, sausage, bacon, eggs, yogurt to chicken nuggets to Goofy's Famous Peanut Butter Pizza.
You can view the full breakfast selection here
I was so amazed at HOW MANY options they had food-wise. I mean you can get breakfast stuff, pastas, and desserts galore! They even have a salad bar. 

Every 15-30 minutes, they have a  parade of characters singing, dancing, and waving towels in the air!It's a fun environment for kids, but is equally as fun for the adults!


The Atmosphere

The atmosphere here is fun! It's not too loud, but it certainly isn't quiet. Between the kids and characters it is very upbeat, but not overly crowded! The characters will come up to you, so there's no need to chase after them. There's fun for everyone!







Price

$35 (Adults),   $23 (Age 3 to 9)  as of 10/5/18
You pay before you get seated, and gratuity is added on.

Breakfast Hours

Monday-Friday     7AM-12PM (Dinner is from 5-9PM)
Saturday-Sunday 7AM-1:30PM (Dinner is from 4-9PM)

Location

Goofy's Kitchen is located on the property of the Original Disneyland Hotel. There are plenty of photo opportunities on the way to the restaurant so be sure to bring your camera! (Such as the character bushes, cars, and Goofy's Kitchen sign)







Some Things To Know

* You can book your reservation online, just remember that reservations do require a Credit Card to Reserve. Your card will only be charged $10 if you do not show up. (As of 10-5-18).

* If you are celebrating a Birthday, you will get a special Birthday pin! (and birthday dessert!)

* The attire is casual. No need to get fancy here! 







If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask! 

Also, if you are a Disney fanatic and looking for a great gift this Holiday season, then you should check out the WALT LIFE subscription box or the Mickey Monthly!  So fun for the Disney lover! 





Have you ever dined at Goofy's Kitchen or any other Character Dining Restaurants? I would love to hear your thoughts!














Wednesday, December 12, 2018

My Favorite Teething Gel and a GIVEAWAY




I am always trying to find the best products for my babe and it's so hard with all the competition out there to find products that not only work amazing but are healthy options too.  I recently discovered WINK products after seeing all the news about how Orajel and the product Benzocaine is bad for babies, but I wanted something I could give my then 4 month old to help with her teething. I mean, she was miserable, and I wanted to do anything I could that could help her while also making sure what I was doing was a safe option.  I mean, what mom doesn't want their baby to be pain-free?

I found WINK Teething gel and kept hearing how amazing it is, so I decided to try it out. Initially I was a little hesitant at the cost, but for a product to work THIS GOOD and be good for my sweet girl is totally worth it in my book. Plus, they often have great deals on their products.  Right now you can get 2 tubes for $17.99. It's really not that expensive and a little goes a long way!  I met Blythe through networking trying to find a way to purchase the teething gel, and I am SO glad I did. She was not pushy, but she was very informative and answered all the questions I had.  When you can develop a friendship over some totally awesome products, that's a WIN in my book.

Just a few facts about the WINK teething gel:
  • 100% drug-free
  • Natural and clinically proven ingredients only
  • No Belladonna or Benzocaine (or Clove Oil or Lidocaine, or anything else potentially toxic and harmful to babies and children)
  • No preservatives
  • Other uses: Teething Gel can also be used for braces, mouth irritation, sensitive teeth, soothing for nursing moms, and toothpaste training.  
When I first received the Teething gel, I noticed the yummy mint smell. So of course I tried it to make sure it wasn't going to be too overpowering for my sweet girl. Much to my surprise it has a very faint mint taste, so it's something that can be used once or even several times throughout the day to soothe pain. Once I knew Mackenzie was experiencing some pain with her gums, I rubbed a small amount on her gums. I swear to you, it was an INSTANT relief for her. I couldn't believe it. And I'm not trying to sell a product and by no means do I get commission or an incentive for mentioning this product. I am telling you, as a Mother, in my honest opinion, this stuff WORKS. She doesn't try to fight me when I give it to her either. Anything else we have tried, she literally throws a fit, but with this teething gel, she sits there and opens her mouth for us.  It's a little crazy, but I don't mind it one bit. Whatever makes my life easier and keeps her pain-free. 

So after trying out the Teething Gel, I knew I wanted to learn what else WINK Naturals had to offer. So purchased a little bath bundle deal they had at the time and that's how I knew, I was really hooked on this stuff.  The foaming bath is easy to use and doesn't leave any gross residue on my girl.  The llama lotion has a pleasant scent and is very comforting. They even have a safe chest rub, which I actually used on myself when I had some congestion and it really helped me feel better. I then used some on Mackenzie's chest before she fell asleep one night when she was having some sinus problems. She slept great that night, so I knew it was helpful for her to have something soothing. 

I also really love the llama lotion. It smells AMAZING and isn't oily. It's great for babies but also can be used on toddlers and adults. I love it so much that I paired up with my favorite Wink representative, Blythe,to have a GIVEAWAY! Who doesn't love giveaways? Especially before the Holidays!


There will be FOUR WINNERS. Each winner will get a different prize (Listed below).
The giveaway will run from 12/12/18-12/19/18. Pacific Standard Time. Open to US residents.
Here are the prizes:

  1. WINK Teething Gel
  2. Llama Lotion
  3. Anxiety Zen Drops
  4. Pure Sleep & Breathe Chest Rub

Leave a comment letting me know what Wink product you would LOVE!

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, December 7, 2018

FREEBIE FRIDAY- 2 FREE baby shoes



Here's another great FREEBIE for you! You can score 2 FREE baby shoes! They have a wide selection of adorable shoes for your little one. Or they would make a great gift for a baby shower or Birthday!

How To Score Yours FREE:
  • Head to littlewanderers.com/
  • Add TWO pairs of your favorites to the cart(They have a HUGE selection to choose from!)
  • Checkout, and add code MWDL60
  • Just pay shipping!
Which pairs are your favorites? I personally love the canvas sneakers and the moccasins!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

How To Get PAID to Shop




What If I told you that you could get cash back just from shopping like you normally do? This isn't a scam, there's no gimmicks, you legit get CASH back. I've been trying to figure out how to write this post without sounding like I'm trying to sell you something, because that's totally not what I'm trying to do. I really just want to get the word out, because, who doesn't love extra money?

Think of it like an affiliate link.. but YOU get the profits. AND right now, for using my link, Ebates will give you $10 to shop online. That $20 gift for Christmas is now only $10 to you!

I've been using ebates anytime I shop for the last few years. I understand it, I know how it works and how beneficial it is for my family.  So I wanted to explain everything so that it's easy to understand and helpful for those who might think it's too complicated. It's really not and that's what I am here for! 

You can either use it when you shop online, or they also have IN-Store shopping option. 
Ebates doesn't cost you a thing. There's no signup costs, no fees or forms to fill out, no complicated tasks to complete before purchase. You just shop like you normally do but link up your cards to the stores you are shopping at.  Each store has a different cashback option. These options change overtime and depending on how competitive the stores want to be. Sometimes they go up to 40%!  I know when I am shopping for Christmas gifts, I tend to favor certain stores because of how much cash back I can get. So obviously their tactics are working, at least for me. A few bucks here and there add up pretty quickly.  My last check I received was $127.53, and I don't even shop THAT much. So just think how much you could be getting.


Notice on the second image above, the "link offer."
I link my credit and debit cards so that when I shop in store, I get the credit. All you do is click "link offer" and link your cards. It's that easy!

I know you might be thinking, how does it work?
Ebates is basically like getting a "rebate" back for the stores you shop in.
In return for sending the websites and stores traffic and paying customers, the companies give Ebates a commission. That's how you get cash back. 

What does Ebates offer?
You can either use Ebates online or download their app. I recommend the app, beccause you can use it on the go and find out which stores have what % back while on the go.  I also like to link my cards to the particular store I know I will be shopping in that day.  Don't forget to link your card!
**TIP: If you shop at let's say KOHLS and link your card, you will need to re-link your card to shop there again to receive an additional cash back.
  • In-store cashback: If you add your credit or debit card to Ebates’ system and link your account in the settings menu, Ebates will be notified when you shop in their partner stores and pay with the card. Then, you receive the rewards just as you would online.
  • Online cashback: Once you have an Ebates account, simply enter the store of your choice from Ebates.com, and your purchases will contribute to your cashback amount.
  • Double cashback: As its name implies, this features provides members with double the cashback reward on purchases. The list of participating stores varies, and updates to the list are reflected on the Ebates app and website.
  • Travel and Vacation: Ebates curates an ever-changing alphabetized list of flights, hotels, cars, and rentals with cash-back opportunities. They even have Lyft as one of their partners. You can also input your travel dates and locations for specialized deals.
  • BOGO: With this tool, Ebates features buy-one-get-one promotions currently running at its partner sites, scoping out the best deals for you and allowing you to get cashback at once. It’s a double deal!
  • Gift Cards: This is another simple way to earn with Ebates. Next time Christmas or a loved one’s birthday rolls around, consider purchasing your gift cards through Ebates. Some partners on the site offer as much as 10% cashback on offers!

Here is a short video below of my Ebates app on my phone. As you can see I am scrolling the Shop online option, and then I switch to the In-store option. See how many stores are available? I bet you see a lot that you already shop at. Listed next to each store you will see a percentage back. That's how much you get back for shopping. 




*With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and a multitude of credible retail partners, Ebates is a safe and reliable way to make the most of your purchases.

Let me know if you sign up, I would be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.  I am here to help! I LOVE using ebates on my shopping trips, especially during the Holidays! That's when they have the best % back and that's when I get more $$ back. 


Friday, November 30, 2018

FREEBIE Friday- 5 FREE Baby Books




Who doesn't love to hear the word, FREE? Especially with a little one myself, I try to get my hands on anything I can at a good deal! You can score 5 FREE baby books ($40 Value) for your little one! Or better yet, grab 5 books and gift them separately for Christmas! That's a steal!

Here's How:
  • Go to www.babsybooks.com
  • Add 5 Books to your cart (Totaling $40)
  • Go to Checkout, type code MWDL40
  • Just pay shipping!
Which books would your little ones LOVE?

Friday, November 23, 2018

FREEBIE Friday- 5 FREE Baby Leggings




It's Time for Freebie Friday! Score 5 FREE Baby Leggings, just pay shipping! ($50 Value)
Baby Leggings can regularly cost between $8-$13 a pair, so this is a KILLER deal! There are SO many cute styles and prints to choose from, you don’t want to miss this!

Here’s What To Do:

Which pairs would YOU choose? They are all so cute, I can't decide which are my favorite.