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Thursday, April 24, 2014

FREEEBIE FRIDAY--Project Life Card Week 2

I am back again this week with another Project Life style card for you to use on your Disney themed scrapbook pages.



Let me know if you are looking for a specific filler card and I will see if it is something I can do as a future FREEBIE FRIDAY!  Or if you have any other ideas that you would like to see as a FREEBIE FRIDAY giveaway, I would love those ideas as well!

If you download my FREEBIE, I would love for you to share it on Pinterest.
Also, be sure to "follow by email", as I have a lot more Disney Themed Freebies coming over the next few weeks/months!


For more great ideas, be sure to check out my Pinterest albums. 


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Friday, April 18, 2014

FREEEBIE FRIDAY--Project Life Card

I have been an avid scrapbooker for years. I have transitioned from the paper and glue method to doing mine all digital now.  I love being able to reuse things and also not having to clean up my mess since it is all on my computer....plus I can take it everywhere.  

Well, the latest trend in both paper and digital scrapbooking over the last few years seems to be the Project Life style that was created by Becky Higgins.  I love this style and have been gathering resources to begin making my first Project Life style album.  I have scoured the internet and found some GREAT freebies out there.  You can check out my Pinterest albums for some great ideas. 


So for this week's FREEBIE FRIDAY, I have designed a card that would work for the Project Life style scrapbooks.  


Are you looking for a specific card to fill those empty spots....let me know what you are looking for and I will see if it is something I can do as a future FREEBIE FRIDAY!

If you download my FREEBIE, I would love for you to share it on Pinterest.
Also, be sure to "follow by email", as I have a lot more Disney Themed Freebies coming over the next few weeks/months!


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Saturday, April 12, 2014

FREEBIE FRIDAY--Disney Snack Tags

A couple of trips ago, we drove to Walt Disney World.  It was a LONG 13 hour drive for us.  When we travel, I always make snack bags up for each kid that they can nibble on along the way.  It saves a lot of money on those gas station stops and it allows me to semi control how much junk they get.  So on this trip, I decided that I would make Disney World themed snack bags.  Each snack is named after a ride at WDW.

These are what the snacks looked like....these "Drink Me" bottles, I just printed the words and cut the tags out...I thought they were cute.

 Starburst Tours

The Great Movie Ride Popcorn

Honey, I shrunk the Cookies (Mini Chips Ahoy, Oreos, Fudge Stripe Cookies, etc)

Kilimanjaro Safari Animal Cookies

Peter Pan Walk the Plank Wafers

Dumbo Circus Peanuts

Spaceship Earth Worms


Can you think of other fun Disney snacks?  I would love to hear your ideas...just comment below! 

If you download my FREEBIE, I would love for you to share it on Pinterest.
Be sure to "follow by email", as I have a lot more Disney Themed Freebies coming over the next few weeks/months!


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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Adventures by Disney--Costa Rica Coast to Coast-- Day 7

 Day 7: Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.  Today we had to say good-bye to beautiful Costa Rica, our new found friends, and our amazing Adventures by Disney guides.  Adventures by Disney takes care of arranging your transportation to the airport for you.  Last night we were told what time the shuttles would pick us up.  With everyone departing at different times we had several shuttles going to the airport.  We were able to sett breakfast at the resort and spend a  few last minutes saying our goodbyes....or see you soons.  They picked us up 2 1/2 hours before our flight and transported us to the airport.


How do up you summarize a week that was so amazing and so packed full of adventures?  Disney is all about telling the story,  they tell stories in every tiny detail of their parks, cruises, and Adventures by Disney.  So this week we spent learning the "story" of the beautiful country of Coasta Rica.  It was a beautiful story and an experience we will never forget!

Every day of our Adventures by Disney Costa Rica Coast to Coast vacation we were given pins...the pins are unique to the year and the country.  We have a fun souvenir of our trip.

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Adventures by Disney--Costa Rica Coast to Coast-- Day 6

Day 6:  After breakfast at the resort we headed down to the beach to begin our last adventure of the week.


 We were treated to a morning on a private catamaran.


 We sailed around the golden coast of Costa Rica for a while before stopping for some water fun.  We were able to swim, snorkel, paddle board, and enjoy the sunshine.
















While we were on board we were served snacks and just enjoyed the day with our fellow adventurers.







After about 3 hours we headed back to the resort where we were given the afternoon to enjoy as we wished.   We opted to swim for a while and then rented a kayak to go back out on the water and soak up a few more minutes of the Costa Rican scenery.



To wrap up our fabulous week tonight was our farewell dinner.  Mike kept telling us that they really do not like to call it a  "farewell" dinner , but prefer to say it is an "Until We meet Again" dinner.  It is amazing how much we have grown as a group this week.  We started out as strangers on day one and now we have developed friendships that we will carry back to the USA with us.  

To start off the night we met at the bar area to learn how to make Mohitos.  Since we do not drink we were told how to make ours without alcohol.  The kids were taught how to make mango smoothies over at a separate area away from the alcohol.  We celebrated our week in a beautiful country with a performance by some local Costa Rican dancers. They shared some dances that are popular in different regions of the country.  Their costumes were bright and vibrant and the dances were beautiful.



For dinner we were given menus the night before where we were able to select our menu choices in advance and they had our food ready for us.  After dinner, we were able to relive the adventures of the week as we watched a slide show that Mike and Rod put together for us.  We were given our departure times for tomorrow, said goodbye to those we would not see in the morning, and decided to spend a last few minutes hanging out with some of our new friends.



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Adventures by Disney--Costa Rica Coast to Coast-- Day 5

Day 5: We had to say goodbye to beautiful Arenal today, but more adventure awaits us.  As we were leaving the hotel, we spotted some toucans in a tree.  We stopped to watch them for a few minutes.


Today's big adventure is White Water Rafting.  We had to travel by bus for about an hour and a half.  We met a couple of drivers who transported us by trucks to the entry point of the river.  They divided us up into our rafts and assigned a guide to each raft.  Our guide was named Lorenzo, but his nick name was Chuta. They went over safety procedures and the Chuta got us in the water where we did a little training....then we were heading down the Tenorio River.  The rapids on this river were mostly class 3-4.  The scenery around the river was beatitude and packed full of wild life.  We saw a variety of species from howler monkeys, capuchin monkeys, toucans, and basilisk.  The monkeys were abundant and very playful today.  The capuchin were very curious and would venture closer to see what was going on.  They were very entertaining to watch.  The rafting trip took about 2 1/2 hours.  When were were approaching our last rapid, we pulled over to a large rocky area where we had a picnic lunch prepared for us of fruits, sandwiches, chips, juice, and dessert.  After a quick lunch we loaded back in to our rafts for the last rapid and the. To the takeout point. Our guide was hilarious and decided that after our last rapid he would paddle us back over to the rapid and let the water splash over our faces.  The rafting company had photographers scattered throughout the trip to take our photos.  One was positioned on this last drop and he was clicking away taking pictures of us in the downfall of water.




We walked up the steps to the top where there was a changing area and a bathroom for us to get dry clothes on. We then had to load back into the trucks and traveled about 40 minutes back to our bus and we continued our trip to Guanacaste.

One of the prettiest resorts I have ever seen was located in Guanacaste...it just opened in January.  When we arrived they greeted us with wet washcloths and pineapple juice drinks.  We received our room keys and Instructions about supper.








 











 Tonight was the Junior Adventures special night....and date night for moms and dads.  The Junior Adventurers had a special dinner and movie night while the adults had dinner out under the stars with a view of the beach.  We had a special table on the sand and a couple of chefs and waiters to take care of us. The dinner was salads, chicken skewers and steak sandwiches.  The adults enjoyed sitting around and getting to know more about each other.  After dinner we all went back to our rooms and geared up for our last day in Costa Rica. 

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Adventures by Disney--Costa Rica Coast to Coast-- Day 4

Day 4: Today was the day that we had been looking forward to the most....ZIP LINING!! After breakfast in the hotel,we loaded the bus and road to Sky Trek for our zip lining adventure. 


 







 We got all our safety gear on and then rode the tram up to the top.  Once at the top, we had a beautiful view of Arenal Volcano and Lake Arenal.  We took a group photo and then the guides started our training instructions.  Sky Trek has 5 main lines, 2 "bunny" lines and a finishing line.  The bunny lines give you a feel for the procedure before the turn you loose on the real lines.  Each line was a little different and offered a different view and experience.  I had never zip lined before.  However, I have a feeling that experiencing it back in the USA, might be a little different than in Costa Rica over the canopy of the rainforest, with a view of Arenal Volcano.


After finishing the first three lines they had a refreshment stand on the platform where you could get a coffee or juice and view photos that they took of you on line 3....aka "Big Daddy". It was a nice break from the adrenaline rush!  Then we finished down the last two Iines followed by the last exit line that got us back to the main check in point.



A couple if important notes about this adventure...
1) We wanted to video tape our ride and so we rented a GoPro camera.  The neat thing about the rentals, is that we could use the GoPro and then watch the video before agreeing to purchase.  They also let my husband and I trade helmets so that we could both video tape our rides and get the other one coming in. At the end we purchased the video for $45.

2) Kids had to be 8 to zip line...if there were any younger kids or adults who didn't want to zip, they could do a nature walk back down from the top. 

After we loaded back into the bus and headed into La Fortuna.  La Fortuna changed its name after the last eruption of Arenal.  When it erupted in 1968 the lava rocks only went down one side of the volcano and La Fortuna was spared from any damage. So they changed the name to La Fortuna which means good fortune!  We were given a couple of hours to eat lunch on our own, explore the town and to shop.

Our next stop was back to the resort for a craft with the Maleku tribe.  They brought gourds that we could paint and shared their culture with us.  The gourd painting allowed us to create a keepsake from our trip. 







Our day wasn't over yet....tonight we were taken to Hidalgo Hot Springs.  These natural hot springs are heated by Arena volcano itself.  They had five different pools.  Ranging from cool to hot.  They suggest that you gradually work your way up. Most everyone hung around the second pool because the hotter ones were too hot to stand for very long, but felt great for shorter periods of time. We were allowed to relax for about an hour and a half.  They prepared us a ice traditional Costa Rican dinner in their kitchen.   After an action packed day, we were driven back to Arenal Manoa to get rested up for the next adventure.












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