I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. Ours was busy as usual. Hubby was gone from Tuesday night until Friday night so I was way behind on things by Friday evening. That means I spent Friday night cleaning and catching up on things. Saturday was spent having breakfast with Santa then at our town’s local Christmas parade before coming home to finish wrapping gifts and hubby heading off to our work’s holiday party. (I stayed home with Sis since she’s still battling her cold and ear infection) Sunday we made some craft projects (I can’t wait to share them with you!), I cleaned and hubby took the kids to see Santa again at the Christmas tree lighting which let me get a good bit of cleaning done.
I also wanted to thank you for bearing with me while I make a few updates/changes to the look of the blog. I’ll still be sharing mommy/Disney/fun stuff with you so no worries there. Just updating the look a bit.
This is a big week. I get to reveal the Strategies for Paying for Disney winner, you can still enter the $200 cash giveaway, another great giveaway begins today and there will be another tomorrow too!! Be sure to check back often. I also get to share a fun kid’s book review with you this week. I’m also heading to Disney Thursday evening to attend the opening of the New Fantasyland and check out the Test Track renovations I’ll also squeeze in my castle with lights and the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights while we’re there!
First things first, congratulations to the winner of Natalie’s Strategies for Paying for Disney……..
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours to claim your prize or another winner will be chosen. Also remember, if you weren’t the lucky winner, you can still order on Amazon and get your very own copy!
Don’t forget to enter to win $200 if you haven’t already. The giveaway ends soon and there are options to enter every day to increase your chances.
Now on to this week’s giveaway. I’m beyond excited to share this with you because it’s one of my favorite things and I think it’s something every Disney lover needs: Celebrations Magazine! If you’re not familiar, Celebrations Magazine is one of the coolest Disney magazines around. The quality of the images, stories and information is something you won’t find in many other places – especially ones that are not related directly to the Walt Disney Company and brand. I love reading the articles in the magazine and my boys love flipping through the book to look at pictures, Hidden Mickeys and play the games in the book. Here’s some information from the Celebrations Magazine website:
What is Celebrations? It’s the magazine that all Disney fans have been waiting for! Discover the magic of the Disney theme parks & resorts, relive the classic films, and celebrate the secrets, stories and history of the most magical place on Earth.
|Inside Each Issue You’ll Find:|
|•||The latest news from Disney|
|•||Upcoming events at the parks and resorts|
|•||Feature articles and exclusive interviews|
|•||Great moments in Disney history|
|•||Spotlight features highlighting attractions, resorts and beloved films past and present|
|•||Hidden treasures and magical moments|
|•||Fun & games, scavenger hunts, mystery photos, the Celebrations Kids Korner, and more!|
Every issue will feature regular columns by many of your favorite authors and personalities including:
|Tim Foster • Guide to the Magic|
|Lou Mongello • Walt Disney World Trivia/WDWRadio|
|Steve Barrett • Hidden Mickeys Guide|
|Tim Devine • The Magic in Pixels|
|Beci Mahnken • MEI & Mouse Fan Travel|
|Allison Jones • Destinations in Florida Travel|
I love that Celebrations Magazine even has a “sample” issue you can check out on their site to be sure you’ll love the magazine before you subscribe. There’s also even a special deal on subscriptions right now if you go through the Celebrations Magazine website to help you save over 15%! That might entice you to give a subscription as a copy AND get one for yourself too!
We don’t have enough time for me to tell you all the things I love about Celebrations Magazine but I did also want to share that the quality of these magazines is something you won’t find with other publications. They hold up incredibly well and ours have lasted through both boys looking through them many times repeatedly. These are truly an investment for your Disney collection.
And here’s the giveaway part: One lucky winner will receive six back issues of Celebrations Magazine as an early holiday gift to yourself or some awesome gifts for that Disney lover on your list! Good luck!