Disney’s Polynesian Village “Club Level” Resort Review!

Aloha friends, follow along as we take a lookie-loo at my family’s recent vacation to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This was our sixth stay at our favorite Hawaiian themed oasis and that also makes it our sixth club level experience here as well. Hang loose for the journey!]The Gosdin’s have arrived with our handmade Mickey Ears in tow at Orlando International Airport,…

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Funny of the Day!

OMG, what am I going to do with my teenage son! I made homemade chicken & dumplings for lunch today. My son beckoned me to the bathroom door where I heard him eating, so I asked “Logan are you eating chicken & dumplings while in the bathtub?” He answered “Yep, can you bring me more!”…

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Flashback Friday

My children at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival one week ago!

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Most Magical Place On Earth!

I’m blessed to have my parents live nearby for many reasons, but that’s not where this story takes us …….with that said- we recently hit them up for pet sitting while on our latest Disney trip. I left them in charge of two dogs, one cat and two same sex parakeets. I thought I was…

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“Disney” Giveaway ~ Hooray!

Ten lucky bloggers get to experience a different side of Disney this Fall. Follow along our journey and enjoy the assemblage of outdoorsy and some not-so outdoorsy bloggers as we venture out of our usual Disney bubble and into the Wilderness, Fort Wilderness Campground, that is! Follow along our Disney Glamping Retreat!#GlampingBloggerRetreat17 The Glamping Bloggers Retreat…

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“Disney Dorks” What makes up the Disney Community?

Websites, blogs, vlogs and podcasts bring people together in all sorts of ways via travel, dating, food, and most importantly friendship. I can truly say that there is no better relationship than a Disney friendship.  The Disney community is a melting pot of kind-hearted, unique, Peter Pan-syndrome dorks and I’m proud to be one of them….

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24th Annual EPCOT “International Flower & Garden Festival”

March 1-May 29th, 2017 My family’s favorite time of year is springtime and there’s no place we would rather be than our charming home-away-from-home Walt Disney World Resort. What a happenstance, it’s the same time as EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Whimsical landscaping is a given with Disney throughout the year, but Epcot International…

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“Club Level” Benefits at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Club Level (CL) is a higher level of service (magic) you can select at an additional cost when staying at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. My family enjoyed club level at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and also Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The “POLY” is hands down my family’s favorite on-property deluxe accommodation and the King Kamehameha Club is no doubt our front-runner. Disney is renowned for extraordinary…

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Disney’s “Port Orleans Riverside” Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside is relatively large, it is our favorite moderate resort and reminiscent of our family’s Louisiana heritage. It is located in the Disney Springs resort area of Walt Disney World Resort.  There are so many extras with POR; you will definitely get more bang for your buck.  For instance: Its sister resort Port Orleans…

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Real-Life Prince Hubby Moment!

It’s the small things in a marriage that count! Alert- bragging hubby moment… Let me set the scene~ I was decorating for CHRISTmas, resembling Princess Ratchet (NOT a Disney princess); sporting my Disney tiara while wearing ill-fitted yoga pants with no makeup on, hubby chillin’ on his beloved recliner watching sports and the kids were at…

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Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary!

20 years of Wedded Bliss equals 7,304 Days Together, 175,316 Hours, 10,512,000 Minutes, 2 heathen teens, 1 soulmate 4-ever😍 Thank you for our wondrous ride thus far. I adore you! Happy 20th to my favorite partner in crime:)

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VOTE!

We did #family! It’s your turn…Every #Vote counts!

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Tyler Perry’s “Boo” A Madea Halloween, Movie Review

Boo! A Madea Halloween 2016 · 1hr 43min · Comedy Release date: Oct 21, 2016 (United States) Director: Tyler Perry Let me preface this by saying that I personally do NOT like scary movies! #1) I’m afraid of the dark, #2) I don’t particularly like chilling books #3) or poems #4) and if a screeching…

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The Lodge at Mountaineer Square

    Location, location, location! The absolute hotspot in Mount Crested Butte is located right here. Want the perfect hotspot without the hot-mess that comes along with it? You found it at “The Lodge!” We’ve visited Mount Crested Butte, Colorado many times and love The Lodge at Mountaineer Square for its location, size and décor….

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Disney Springs “Entertainment”

3 of 3 Part Series Awe, there is nothing like sipping a margarita from Dockside Margaritas while people-watching at Disney Springs. “Disney” people-watching takes on a life of its own; you’ve got your Princesses, Goofy dads, Pirates, and of course Queens, ahem! It is its own form of entertainment; you never know what you will…

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Disney Springs “Shopping”

2 of 3 Part Series Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho it’s off to Disney Springs “Shopping” we go. Ladies, do you love to shop, DOPEY question, huh? Come on hubbies, don’t be BASHFUL if you’re like my hubby then you probably do too! You’ll be HAPPY to know that everything on your wish list can be found in one magical place, so…

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Disney Springs “Dining”

1 of 3 Part Series Downtown Disney has transformed itself into an idyllic, wondrous town, right out of a storybook. The change has definitely been for the better, as it offers more dining, shopping, and entertainment venues and fantastical theming to go along with it. The shoe finally fits; Disney Springs harmonizes perfectly with Walt…

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Not So Hidden Costs with Cruising

A common misconception with cruises is that once you pay for the cruise, it’s paid in full, all-inclusive if you will, wrongo! This is NOT the case, everything depends on the cruise line and/or add-ons you may have pre-purchased. When pricing a cruise make sure you compare apples to apples or in this case, cruise…

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“Must Do’s” at Walt Disney World Resort!

Some authentically “Disneyesque” things to do during your first or your twentieth trip the most magical place on earth. My hubby threw in a few pearls of wisdom in the mix; so make sure you notice his goodwill gestures, lol! *Ride the Walt Disney World Monorail- It’s a uniquely magical experience. How many monorails have…

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Give me your~ Bad Mom-ism’s

We all have those days where we just aren’t feeling Mommy-ish. I will preface this by saying; I love my sweet, kind, funny family and cherish being a stay-at-home mom. But in “real life” most days, I and I’m sure you, if you’re being truly honest want to grab your children by their toes and swing…

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GIVEAWAY ~ Cooking Up the Magic of Disney at Home ~ GIVEAWAY!

We WANT you; one lucky winner will win all 3! If you’re a BOSS in the Kitchen and a Disney dork like me, then your family will delight with all three Disney gadgets. Decorate your kitchen and fill your tummy with the cuteness of my main mouse Mickey as your magical sidekick. OK ladies. Open to residents…

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Nail Day!

Lavender Relieve – your ordinary spa becomes EXTRAORDINARY! 

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My Hubby’s Annoying Addiction! 

My hubby has a very bad habit, obsession, dare I say, an annoying addiction that we’ve never shared with anyone. I cannot, I will not keep his dirty secret any longer. He repeatedly, incessantly, literally nonstop shows us videos, memes or photos from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram (new fave). You’re probably thinking “Wow, the…

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10 Points of Interest in Key West Florida- Part 2

Conch Train Tour I purchased this attraction as our cruise ship excursion once we arrived in Key West; it can also be purchased online for additional savings. I bought the tickets at the Conch Train, Front Street depot and was given a cute little “map” fan, to help bring relief from Key West’s infamous humidity…

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Key West, Florida

10 Points of Interest- Part 1 Sunset Celebration at Mallory Square Gather with your Key West BFF’s to witness the most unforgettable sunset in the state’s southernmost point. Stroll Waterfront Square as you shop and/or eat your way to the most interesting performance on earth, well at least in Florida anyway. Partake in the daredevil…

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Happy 4th of July!

  “It will be celebrated with pomp and parade bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other.” John Adams God bless and have a blast! (pun intended)

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Carnival Dream~ Review

My review of the Carnival Dream and the Port of New Orleans Cruise Terminal.

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Full Moon, Anyone?

Last evening while driving home, I noticed a full moon. I said to my teenage son sitting next to me, o.k. on the count of 3, we’re are going to howl at the moon

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Happy Father’s Day!

Daddy, you’ve given me two things, one is roots, the other’s wings! I love you bunches❤️! Daddy & Ryan~  What Makes a Dad God took the strength of a mountain,  The majesty of a tree,  The warmth of a summer sun,  The calm of a quiet sea,  The generous soul of nature,  The comforting arm…

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No Shame In My Game!

We drove home last Sunday from NOLA returning from our cruise. Somewhere around Baton Rouge we made a pit stop for: gas, restroom & travel goodies! My hubby pumped gas while my job entailed shopping for the goodies: drinks, Funyuns & bubble gum, you know trash food, yay. I made my mile hike to the…

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You better BELIZE it!

You better BELIZE it!
I’m excited to write this paragraph, my family will visit Belize in less than a week, yippee! We will embark on a seven night Western Caribbean cruise and my parents are being dragged along for the ride, hold on tight folks…..

You might be thinking: cool, don’t care, or where the heck is Belize? If you were thinking the latter of the three, then I’ll school you in on the fun things Belize is renowned for.

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Happy Memorial Day!

Heroes don’t wear capes, they wear dog tags! Happy Memorial Day!

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Flashback Friday

My kids at Walt Disney World when they were young:(

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I’m a Runner/Imposter!

It’s funny when I hear the word runner, I tend to think slim, muscular, totally fit people. I run, therefore I am a runner, but sometimes I don’t think the term “runner” applies to me, I almost feel like an imposter. I tend to run themed runDisney races; whoa, Disneyphiles, don’t get your Mickey ears…

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“Essential” Cruise Packing List

All Aboard Matey~ going to sail away this summer? Packing is the most crucial part of any trip, especially a cruise, because once you’re onboard; you’re kind of stuck there. So that makes packing a significant component when planning a cruise. This is a list I’ve compiled from one cruise lover to another. The list is ever-changing…

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Funny Memory

My family and I were laughing the other day as we recalled a funny memory that I’d like to share and most of you can relate. Picture this SCENARIO~ I’m at work and receive a call from my hubby Ryan whom was home alone caring for our young son, Logan. He shared with me that…

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Yes~ I LOVE Carnival Cruise Line, REALLY!

I always feel the need to defend Carnival Cruise Lines; I’m here to tell you they have a bum rap! Can you believe that only 24% of the U.S. population has ever taken an ocean cruise? All of the cruise ships in the entire world filled to capacity all year long, would still only amount…

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