Finding Nemo is one of our favorite Disney/Pixar movies! Finding Dory is close up there too. We love getting the kids everything that has Dory or Nemo on it. And my mom even loves it too. Whether its toys, books, or decorations, we just can't get enough of the "Just Keep Swimming" characters. So, I rounded up some great Finding Nemo and Finding Dory Gift Ideas for your loved ones.
Fun Girls Cards is a funny, unique Greeting Card shop on Etsy, that has some hilarious cards out for the holidays. They're the "dirty" version of Hallmark, so it's definitely for those with a sense of humor. Brighten up the stressful holidays with a surprise card that is sure to make them laugh!
I had always thought of hot air balloons as something out of a movie. There’s something adventurous, magical, romantic about hot air balloons. On very rare occasions, while I was growing up, we would see hot air balloons flying above our city, early on some Sunday mornings on our way to church. They were always magical and so fun to watch. The beautiful colors and patterns, and the way they just appear on some random mornings, and not seen again for a while later, are what made them so interesting. It was something I had put on my bucket list…something I wanted to do one time in my life. However, it had always seemed like a far fetched dream. One of those “maybe one day” dreams.
That was until I learned how easy it actually is to make it a reality and check off your list. And, thanks to Orlando Balloon Rides, I was able to surprise my family with a check off their list as well. Maybe they didn’t even know it was on their list, but after our trip, I’m sure it was. Mom even said its something she never thought she would ever do…and they were all so happy we did.
Orlando Balloon Rides makes it possible and so very easy to get a hot air balloon ride checked off your list. They have flights out, not only on weekends, but on the weekdays as well. We took advantage of the weekday specials and picked a day to go on our trip. There were around 30 people there that morning, so 2 balloons went out. The baskets are divided into 4 sections that can hold 4 people each. A lot bigger than I had expected, but it was actually really cool.
We met at their office location, filled out our waivers, and loaded into a couple vans, where they took us to the “launch area”, which is just in a field. It was so cool to watch the balloons fill up so big with the hot air from the fire.
As soon as they were filled up, we all stepped into the baskets, they took a quick picture, and before we even realized what was going on, we were already floating up in the air. It’s kind of crazy to think that a balloon, just filled with hot air is carrying all those people, but not once did we ever feel unsafe.
Riding in a hot air balloon is such a peaceful experience. You are up in the sky, floating above the city, and all you are listening to is the fire going up into the balloon whenever the pilot thinks it needs more, or wants to go higher. It was such an awesome experience to share with my family.
After the flight, we helped pack up the balloon, and went back to the office for a Champagne toast and some snacks.
If you’ve ever thought about wanting to possibly ride in a hot air balloon at all, definitely check out Orlando Balloon Rides next time you are in Florida. You can make it a day you won’t ever forget!
When you think of Gatorland, you may this it’s strictly a zoo full of…gators of course! And you get to walk around looking at the different kinds, see the exhibits, maybe catch a gator show, and you’re out.I actually thought something along those lines as well…that is until I learned that Gatorland offers so much more!
With all these natural disasters happening recently, it's time to do a check and make sure you and your family are prepared for whatever disaster may strike. No matter where you live, there's always some possible natural disaster that can happen. Here are some basic supplies you should always have and keep stocked in an emergency spot at all time, so you can be ready for whatever natural disaster may strike.
Gift Guides are always so much fun for me. Every holiday, I try to find the newest and best gifts to get my family. I love discovering new gifts and ideas to get. But sometimes, the gift guides you find out there are so general. Some girls may not be into makeup, or sports, or books, etc... So, I am working on breaking some of these down.
Here is a great list of items for the Girlie Girl on your list!
Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club and Lodge is our top recommendation of where to stay while we were checking out the Best in Orlando. Whether you are a golf fan or not, this resort is a perfect place for luxury and relaxation. From the moment you enter the gates (or the neighborhood really), you feel like you are in a whole other world than the hustle and bustle of the city. The beautiful building with rich decor, amazing golf course, and all the amenities, are enough to call this a dream hotel. It’s a perfect luxury getaway with a surprisingly affordable price.
I was invited to the Chicago Baby Show this year, and what a great time it was. It was on the Navy Pier, so we made an afternoon of it, and had a fun time.
We found some AWESOME new products, and are really excited to start working with these companies to share their newest products. But, we just could not wait to share a sneak peak of what we found!