Baby it’s Cold Inside!


I am talking about ICE! at Gaylord Palms Resort! IMG_6794It is a chilling 9 degree’s of ICY Christmas Magic.  Two million pounds of ice have been hand carved and are on display in this majestic Winter Wonderland (just a few miles from Walt Disney World.)  Step right into the middle of some of your favorite scenes from the holiday classic A Christmas Story.  Don’t forget to check out the ice slide and tubing area for some added fun.  Other activities also include:  photos with Santa, Elf on the Shelf Character Breakfast, Build A Bear Workshop, and the Christmas Tree Trail.

IMG_6751Make sure to dress warm…jeans, gloves, a sweater, and closed toe shoes.  Parka is provided with ticket.  This will allow you to enjoy your icy adventure  to the fullest.

And PLEASE remember to be courteous to the ice by keeping your hands to yourself.  If you are visiting ICE! with youngin’s keep in mind there is a height requirement for the slide. (see photo to the left) Safety is a top priority in the village.  Ice! runs through January 6th.

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Bring Home the Magic!

Ever go home after a week long trip to Disney and wish you were still amidst all the magic? No need to wish upon a star; bring home the magic by  purchasing  your very own Disney Print.  Vision Fine Art prints beautiful reproductions of Disney’s masterpieces.  Specializing in watercolor and vintage reproductions this husband and wife team can  make your decor dreams come true, through the beauty of art.  Each print is printed on luster paper using a commercial printer.  The bold colors created by the archival inks make these prints ideal for any Disney enthusiast.  I absolutely love the vintage reproductions of Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, and Monstro the Whale.

They are much like the classical posters  that make their home along the wall  of the magical gateway into Magic Kingdom.   No matter which design you choose, it’s sure to complement any home decor.  The retro prints that Vicky so graciously shared with me are the start to my new Disney wall and add a touch of pixie dust to my shabby chic home.  Vicky and her husband Earl are dedicated to providing high quality prints and full customer satisfaction. They deliver smiles with every order!

Read what previous customers are saying about Vision Fine Art:

 “Beautiful prints! Owner was very helpful.. Will be buying from them again. Thank you Vicky!”

“Shipped super fast, the print arrived in perfect condition! Will recommend to others looking for Disney repro prints.”

“Print was exactly as described and shipping was quick. It was shipped between cardboard to ensure that it would not get bent in the mail. I really appreciated that. Thank you, I can not wait to give this as a birthday gift.”

Other fine art pieces available from Vision Fine Art:

Share the gift of pixiefied art…there is just no greater way to say I love you!

See the world in color!

Using new and improved color chalk markers.  The liquid chalker is back and in 8 new colors. These are perfect for any art project and easy to use!  Create a fine or thick line with the sleek writing tip.  Colors included in the artist platinum collection are:  green, purple, red, orange, pink, yellow, light blue, and white.  No mess, No drip, No dust to clean up!  Simply draw and wipe on windows, mirrors, chalkboards, even white boards!


My kids really enjoyed creating beautiful colored art on our chalkboard table.  They played for hours drawing flowers, bugs, letters, and more!  Colored chalkers even make a game of tic tac toe more fun!  Purchase your very own set here on Amazon.

See my original post on liquid chalkers here.

Liquid Chalkers…a product review

Liquid Chalkers are really quite easy to use!  With a perfect tip and easy to hold barrel, you can write messages anywhere and everywhere!  Use them on windows, mirrors, chalkboards, even white boards!  They are super easy to wipe off with a magic eraser.  Liquid Chalkers do not run or smear and they leave a clean written message.


I love to write messages on my car windows for graduations and holidays.  In the past I have used Window Markers and the paint smears or runs down the window and onto my paint.  This is not the case with Liquid Chalkers.  I love the finished look and easy to use applicator.  Even the tip is user friendly.  Compare the Window Marker to Liquid Chalkers.



You see that the Window Marker has a spongey round tip, where as the Liquid Chalkers have a more defined writing tip.  The spongey applicator is what creates the drippy mess.  No fun to clean up!  Get your Liquid Chalkers here!

I received a pack complimentary from Rainbow Braid in exchange for my honest opinion.

Rainbow Loom Bands the latest craze!!!

Have you heard of loom bands?!  They are the newest craze! The popularity of these friendship bracelets has increased 40 percent since Christmas.   Even the Duchess of Cambridge has been spotted wearing one! She set off what is known as the Kate effect booming the popularity of loom bands in Europe.
My daughter absolutely loves creating bracelets, rings, and bookmarks with these lil rubber bands.  This weekend we received a complimentary refill kit from Rainbow Braid products to review.  This post will reflect my honest opinion and that of the children that participated in the testing of the product.
This particular kit comes with 7200 loom bands!  Yes, that is right 7200 loom bands!!!  Break it down and you get 300 bands of each color.  This is a little girl’s delight!  You will receive solid colors, glitter, and glow in the dark bands.  Plus (yeah there is more!)  beads and 500 s hooks.  This kit is not called the Mega Kit for nothing!  It has all you need for hours of loom band fun.  The bands are stretchy and easy to loom together using a loom or your fingers and toes.  My daughter A loves using her toes…she says it is because she is a banding professional.
One thing to note, my daughter A said this is her favorite kit by far.  She really likes the beads and says, “they look best on singles, adding the right amount of Pop!”  We had so much fun creating with the mega kit by Rainbow Braid products.  Use the bands to create key fobs, bookmarks, ha even sweaters like Jimmy Kimmel’s!kimmel

Here are our finished creations:
Get your Mega Kit right here!!!
Rainbow Braid  7200 Mega Refill Kit on Amazon:

Teaching your children about the five love languages

I recently received a copy of  “A Perfect Pet for Peyton,” written by Gary Chapman and Rick Osborne.  This book is about children discovering their love language and was a great follow up book to “The 5 Love Languages of Children, ” by Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell.  The book is about twins Penny and Peyton  and their amazing birthday celebration with friends.  While on a search for the perfect pet pal each child discovers their love language.  This was an amazing book to read with my children.  They enjoyed the mini activities throughout the book.  My son, who is 4 was excited to find the animals on the pages.  My daughter, who is 9 enjoyed guessing each character’s love language.  After taking the test in the back of the book we discovered that my daughter is a blend of two love languages while my son speaks one dominantly.  This is a great book and a great tool for families.