Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Enjoy the day and think about what you are thankful for. Don't forget to look for Mickey in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Start Defrosting Those Birds

One of my fellow bloggers, Kristen at Couponing To Disney says to allow approximately 24 hours for every 5 pounds in a refrigerator set at 40 °F.
Refrigerator Thawing Times
(Whole turkey)
8 to 12 pounds..........1 to 2 days
12 to 16 pounds..........2 to 3 days
16 to 20 pounds..........3 to 4 days
20 to 24 pounds..........4 to 5 days
I also recommend looking over those recipes to make sure you have all the ingredients you will need. Good luck with those Birds ladies and enjoy the day.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Limited

Take this coupon HERE into The Limited to get $15 off your purchase through Nov. 23rd! (NOTE: Not valid on markdowns or accessories)
This makes for a great deal on a Christmas gift for the girl in your life.

Happy 81st Birthday Mickey! Thank you for the memories.

Disney Blogs

On the left side of the page (Disney Blogs) I have added several links to sites that is full of information about Disney. I will try to bring you as much as I can but these sites have old archives that will help you in all your Disney vacation planning. Be sure to sign up for their newsletters. Also sign up for my site to receive emails of updates.
Happy planning!

Friday, November 13, 2009

$5 off any Disney Blu Ray

Print yours HERE (IE) or HERE (FF)Thanks, Deal Seeking Mom!

I love Yankee Candles!!!

Another great coupon just in time for the Holidays. Buy 2 regularly priced large Housewarmer candles and you can get 2 free with this printable coupon. These coupons are not good at the outlet stores.

Always wanted to be an elf?

Thanks to Office Max you can go to and make you and members of your family out to be elves. This is just hilarious. Give it a try.
If you haven't joined yet you should. Vocalpoint is a great site loaded with information and after signing up you will receive high value coupons. In my mailbox today were Pantene coupons. A $2.00 coupon for me and 3 $1.00 coupon to give to friends.
To register with their site and begin receiving your goodies, click here.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims families and friends of the Fort Hood tragedy. This nonsense must end.

Disney's Hidden Treasures

I was surprised the other day by a very close and dear friend of mine Trese, who has been a guest blogger on my site. She gave me a book titled The Hidden Magic of Walt Disney World. I am not a big reader, as Trese knows, but this is one book I will dig deep into. I can't wait to share some of the things I learn. Stay tuned for some hidden magic. I am bringing back Trese's post so you too can learn from all the books that are out there. Oh and Trese we are going on a Moms Only Trip again very soon. Prepare yourself.

I would like to introduce and welcome a very close friend of mine to the blog, Trese D. Trese and I became friends 12 years ago when our sons were in Kindergarten together. We have remained friends ever since and have adopted each other as sisters. We rewarded ourselves in December of 2007 with a "MOMS ONLY TRIP" to Walt Disney World. It was absolutely great. Although we missed our family we had the best time. It was nice not having to worry about everyone else and think of only yourself. I highly recommend going with a friend or spouse at least once. Below Trese has given you a lot of information on a few of the tools we use to prepare our trips. I know you will find these resources helpful. Take it away Trese!Hello everyone, my name is Trese and I am a Disney World fanatic too! I find it most useful to be very prepared before you go to Disney and then have a way to be organized once you get there. In order to preplan, be sure to check out Disney’s own website for any information they may have. To begin with you can order a free vacation planning guide. I then recommend getting one or more travel guide books specific to Walt Disney World. I will review three of these guide books here. When you have your trip all outlined head back to Disney’s website to order your free customized maps for each park you plan to visit. With these maps you can have a trail laid out for you with each of your destinations numbered in the order you want to visit.Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World is one travel book that is helpful in planning your trip. This book is more of “Disney publicity” but still has some helpful tidbits as to timing to visit certain attractions and nice information on the attractions at each park. The book also features details about each of the Disney World Resorts. The other nice feature with this book is that it has beautiful color pictures of resorts, park attractions, other attractions such as golf, and Character pictures. This is really a great feature if you scrapbook to add to your own pictures of special moments. The scrapbook feature is the primary reason that I would buy this book.The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World is a really great book to pick up insider tips from those who have been there to experience Disney World firsthand. This not only has the book’s author’s opinions on everything from restaurant reviews to ride descriptions but also from people who have written in about their individual experiences. This is a very thick book and not necessarily meant to be read cover to cover. I bought some sticky tabs that I could write on to divide my book into the sections that were important to me and that I would want to access once at the resort or individual parks. There are numerous web sites listed, as well as a special one you get when you buy the book, that provides you with additional information on numerous topics. This has a wealth of information and is especially useful for the first time traveler to Disney World.PassPorter’s Walt Disney World is by far my absolute favorite. It is not necessarily as in depth as The Unofficial Guide but has all the information you could ever need in a concise format. This book is in a spiral binding and is already divided into sections. Especially helpful is each park section as they each include their own map. One feature that I especially like with this book is that it has ratings from the each of the author’s as well as an averaged score from book readers who have sent in their own comments all compiled on a scale of 1 to 10. With regard to each of the rides there is a good description of what to expect and then when appropriate a toddler tip, kid tip, or teen tip. Additionally there are all types of planning charts available in the book. My absolute favorite feature is in the back of the book where there are pockets for you to write down information about your journey, room, and then one for each day of your stay. This came in very handy to record information about reservations, flights, things to do each day, etc. Then in the pocket you can store receipts and any small mementos you want to save. On the back of these pocket charts is a place for you to record your memories. We recapped our day before we went to bed each night and now can remember each day in detail. This is a book I would purchase for each and every visit to Walt Disney World.

Home Depot

The Home Depot Kids Workshop for November will take place this weekend. November 7th @ Home Depot – 9am-noon: The kids will make a Trivet and December 5th from 9am -noon. The kids will make wagons.
While you are there for the kids craft, trade in your used or broken incandescent Christmas lights $3 discount on a new strand of LED Christmas lights (up to five strands). The strands are priced at $5.97, making them just $2.97 each after discount! These type of lights will save you on your electric bill. More savings Whoo!
Thanks, Money Saving Madness!

More Deals For Christmas

On Saturday November 7th, Old Navy will sell their performance fleece scarves for $1.00. Yes $1.00! The limit is 5 scarves per person. Thanks to Daisy at Deal Fanatic for the info.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Time To Start Shopping

The link above will get you to the toy coupons for Target. Head on over there and snag the deal on the Wii games. Right now they are on sale for buy 2 get 1 free. By clicking on the link above you can print a coupon for an additional $10 off when you buy 2. The games are as low as $14.99. They are going off the shelves fast so get a move on it.
Buy 3 Wii games at $14.99
Total will come to: $44.97
-$14.99 (For the one that will be free)
-$10.00 (By using one of the Target printable coupon)_______
Final out of pocket will be: $19.98 + tax
That is like paying $6.66 + tax a game. Can't beat that.
This can apply to any Wii game of any price. Obviously your out of pocket will be more.

The New Disney Store

Disney will soon introduce Imagination Park.
For those of you that visited the Disney Store in the mall well a new experience is headed out way. Disney Store is going be doing a million dollar per store remodel. There will no longer be rakes of cloths and shelves of toys. The new stores will be interactive. “The world does not need another place to sell Disney merchandise — this only works if it’s an experience,” said Jim Fielding, president of the Disney stores. Emily at Couponing with Disney says,"The new store will have a theater for children to watch film clips they choose, a stage to participate in karaoke contests and an option to chat live with Disney Channel stars via satellite. Merchandise for sale in the store will have magical features. Walk by a “magic mirror” while holding a Princess tiara, for instance, and Cinderella might appear and speak to you.With the push of a button, eight 13-foot-tall Lucite trees will crackle with video-projected fireworks and sound to celebrate a guest's birthday or special event. There will also be exclusive scents released in the store. For example, if it's Christmas the whole store might smell like a Christmas tree in honor of Disney’s “A Christmas Carol." For those of you wanting to travel to the most magical place on earth you will be able to book your vacation there on a touch screen kiosk. Stores will open in May beginning with California, New York and Spain. I can't wait to experience the magic!