2018 Disney Lovers Calendar ~ Free Download!

Disney Calendar

Here is a great download for all you Disney lovers to have a 2018 calendar to use that reminds you of Disney all year long. You can also use it for your countdown to your next Disney vacation!

You can download and print out the full calendar:

 

 

 Start off 2018 wearing your ears!

Maybe plan a couple’s trip for Valentine’s Day!!

Did you know that certain WDW resorts now allow you to bring your furry friend with you?

My favorite view – the castle – right down at the end of Main Street USA!

School is almost over – time to start planning and get ready to head to Disney!

For some reason ice cream always tastes better on Main Street USA

Summer vacations are in full swing! Did you pack your ears?

Aren’t they just adorable!

All the kids are headed back to school – what better time to visit!

Do you want Minnie or Mickey ears?

I love Mickey balloons!

Why not give the gift of Disney for the holidays?

Happy Holidays – Merry Christmas – Happy New Year!




4 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays with Your Family

With everyone planning to travel to visit friends and family for the holidays, it’s easy to think that that’s the only way to enjoy the holidays. This can put undue pressure on you if you don’t have enough money to travel. But the good news is that you don’t need to have money or spend lots of money to enjoy the festivities with friends and family. All you need to do is be creative, and you will have the most memorable festive season that you have ever heard. In case you are out of ideas, here is a compilation of 4 ways to celebrate the holidays with your family members.

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  1. Enjoy an exotic meal together

Trying out a new type of food or drink with your family is a perfect way to enjoy the holidays. The excitement it brings can help you bond even better, and that bond is what makes family stick together. One of the drinks you can try together is Russian caravan tea. To make a good cup of Russian caravan tea that you can enjoy with family during this holiday season, you should check out the recipe and the procedure for making one online. It’s also relatively inexpensive to make. 

  1. Take a long drive

There is no better way to enjoy the festive season with family members than by taking a long drive with them. You can spend hours in the car looking at everyone’s holiday decorations and lights. This not only gives you the chance to enjoy the outdoors, but also catch up on different issues as you drive along. Besides, long country drives give you a chance to interact with some new people and network. Such networks can prove vital long after the festivities are gone, especially if you are a business person. Kids always appreciate new environments.

  1. Watch movies together

This may sound so routine but it’s not, with work and school taking up most of the year, such moments are never really available. Since everyone is free during the holiday season, catching a movie together is a great idea.  To make it even more interesting, you can agree on what movie genres to watch on different times of the day or in the evenings. Watching movies together is the perfect way to bond with family during the holiday season. Besides, it doesn’t cost much, other than maybe a Netflix subscription and some popcorn!

  1. Create handmade gifts together

In this age of factory processed merchandise, it would be fun to try making homemade things together. Doing this will help you bond. Some of the things you can make together include bracelets, table mats and cookies. Another way to have fun making homemade items is to make it a game. The person who loses the game is the one that gets to make a homemade gift for the rest. This not only makes the holidays fun, but also brings out the creative instincts in all the members of your family, as you bond together. It’s a cheap way of enjoying the holidays, since it doesn’t cost much.

Does your family have any special ways or traditions to spend special time together during the holidays?




Is Your Family Connected? Of Course They Are! Then You Need DOJO

Our homes contain our most intimate data. More than 10 billion devices are connected to the Internet, most of them in people’s homes. However, the security of these devices and our privacy within our own homes is an afterthought. To have a truly smart home, we must secure our Wi-Fi network and its connected devices. Dojo by BullGuard is the world’s most comprehensive smart home cyber-security solution and was built from the ground up as an enterprise-grade, network security service for the smart home. There are billions of connected Internet of Things devices on the market today – from smart alarms, thermostats, baby monitors, smart appliances, lighting, locks and more – and Dojo by BullGuard is built to protect them all.

Dojo Security Device

Set-up couldn’t be easier. Simply connect the Dojo unit to your Wi-Fi router and download the Dojo APP. This old lady didn’t need any help from her kids – so you know it’s easy!

Everything you need comes right in the box ~

The directions are simple and easy to follow ~

If you are a “smart” connected family, chances are you won’t need help, but if you do, the Dojo team is available via phone, chat or email. Dojo is easy to use with real-time status information and notifications.

The Dojo APP keeps you informed of all the devices connected to your Wi-Fi  network, let’s you block unauthorized devices, keeps you informed of risk and privacy breach when Dojo detects and blocks. Dojo keeps in touch via its unique chat app and only gets in touch when there’s something wrong. Dojo makes sure you’re aware of any issues before they affect your privacy or security. A couple of taps later, you’ll have everything under control!

The App is easy to use too!

Dojo has a simple visual indicator to go along with the APP notifications, the pebble will light as well. Green means all is good – Yellow indicates that Dojo found something and took care of it – Red tells you there was a breach that was blocked and may require input from you.

Dojo brings Enterprise Grade Security to the home and all the smart devises connected to your home network. It constantly studies your home network to enhance protection at all times.

Dojo by BullGuard retails for $199 which includes the first 12-months of service, and is available for purchase online at bestbuy.com, and on shelves at BestBuy stores nationwide. After your one year service that is included, continued service will be $9.99 per month. No contract or commitment required.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.




Let’s Celebrate the End of 2017 with a Giveaway!

This Giveaway is now closed and a winner has been chosen and notified via e-mail

End 2017 Giveaway2017 was very good to me. I was offered so many travel opportunities, a new grandson was born, my family is ending the year happy and healthy. All of that means it’s time to celebrate! In order to celebrate in the right way – I need to share my happiness with my readers. After all, the readers that come to my site, are what makes it possible for me to continue to receive great opportunities! 

So here we go – a big Thank You! to you all!

What You Can Win

  1. An autographed copy of “Beyond the Castle – A Guide to Discovering Your Happily Ever After.” Jody Jean Dreyer worked for the Walt Disney Company for 30 years and in Beyond the Castle she shares one-of-a-kind stories and insights into what sets the Disney experience apart, as well as secrets to help readers discover their own “happily ever after. The book offers incredible insight for Disney fans who will relish a peek inside the Magic Kingdom.
  2. A $100 Disney Gift Card. Use it any which way you choose! 

What Are the Rules

  1. You must be a citizen of the United States
  2. You must be age 18 or over
  3. There will be one winner who will receive both prizes
  4. Winner will be notified via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond with necessary mailing information. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen
  5. Giveaway will run during the entire month of December and will end at midnight on 12/30/17 (or 12:01 a.m. on 12/31/17 🙂 ) – Happy New Year! and Good Luck!
  6. You can come back daily to tweet about the giveaway again and earn another entry.

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About “Beyond the Castle ~ A Guide to Discovering Your Happily Ever After”

This book is a collection of some of the author’s fondest Disney memories during her years working there, and her advice for finding your own happily ever after, and her own journey to discovering how to bring some Disney magic into every day life. The book is available on Amazon as well as in most major book stores.

I was provided a copy of the book for my own enjoyment as well as the autographed book to giveaway free of charge.




Wine Delivered to Your Door from Winc Wine Club – #DrinkWinc

Winc Monthly Wine Club

Clink, Clink – Welcome to Winc!

Winc’s monthly wine club helps you discover new, high-quality wines that match your taste preferences.

Wine is one of the little simple pleasures in my life. Although I enjoy a glass every now and then, I don’t enjoy shopping for wine. Why? I’m not a wine expert. When I head to the store to buy a bottle, I stand there looking at hundreds of bottles of wine. Up and down the aisles. Not really sure what I’m looking at. Often times, I walk out with nothing or end up buying the same wine over and over again simply because I know what it tastes like. Winc believes that the experience of getting a great bottle of wine should be as simple as enjoying a glassful of good wine. Winc is not your traditional wine club.

Winc partners directly with vineyards and winemakers to bring you fantastic, small-batch wines from vineyards you may not have otherwise had the chance to explore. Each month they make recommendations for you that you can accept or change the selections.

Try Winc and you will get 3 fantastic bottles of wine delivered to your door each month for around $39 + $9 shipping. Order 4 or more bottles for free shipping. While it is a monthly wine club, you are in total control of shipments, so you can skip a shipment anytime and as often as you’d like. You can also send wine as a gift.

You can also see a short video on each bottle of wine you want that describes that wine’s tasting notes, where the grapes came from, and a little backstory about the wine maker. You can easily watch these videos on your smartphone by scanning the bar code on the bottle. Of course, there is no obligation to learn anything about the wine you’re drinking. You can just sit back, put your feet up and sip your wine!

The company has been perfecting how wine is made, distributed, perceived and purchased via their Palate Profile quiz that recommends wine based on your unique tastes. It takes the hassle and guesswork out of picking a bottle from your local liquor store and delivers the perfect bottle directly to your doorstep.

The website is super easy to navigate. What I like best is the fact that you can choose to have a selection sent monthly but you aren’t locked it. You can cancel or skip a month or two at any time. Plus, if you really don’t like a selection that was made for you – no problem – you won’t have to pay for it.

I filled out my Palate Profile and let Winc make the selections for me based on my profile. I was very happy with 3 of the 4 choices. My 4th choice didn’t thrill me only because I’m really not a huge fan of red wine, but my family enjoyed it so it was a win for me.

Your shipment arrives well packaged with each bottle secured well. I particularly like the sturdy handle on the box that makes taking your Winc with you to a get-together super easy! After each delivery, be sure to rate the wines that Winc sent to help them make better selections for your next order/shipment.

The Palate Profile quiz takes just a few minutes (6 questions). Based on the answers in your quiz, Winc recommends wines from their collection. You can change any of the recommendations to something you choose yourself or go with the choices that were made for you.

Winc Wine Club Member Benefits

  • Palate Profile – Answer 6 questions to help Winc assess your unique tastes.
  • Recommendations – Winc sends you wines specifically chosen to match your palate.
  • Rate your  wines to get better recommendations in the future.
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed – Never pay for a bottle you don’t like.
  • Flexible – You can skip a month any time, free of charge.
  • No Commitment – Simply call or live chat to cancel your account.
  • For every 10 wines you rate, you’ll receive $10 in credits.
  • Invite a friend to be a member and earn up to $26 in credits.
  • Order 4 bottles or more in a membership order to enjoy free shipping.
  •  Be aware – Someone must be at home to sign for the delivery – The box will not be left at your door or on your porch.

Special Offer From Winc

$22 Off Your First Month of Winc Wine – Winc offers 4 personalized wines each month. Bottles start at $13 each. What are you waiting for? Join WINC today – HERE

I was provided the product discounted or for free for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own.