Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rapunzel Themed Bedroom

Since we have bought our new home, we are slowly painting it the way we like. The paint job is terrible. That being said, we are transforming our daughters' room into a Disney Rapunzel theme. It will be amazing when we are done with it. Their room is the first of many we are painting. I was online looking for some inspiration for the room. As it turns out, I could only find three Rapunzel themed rooms on the whole internet. It was a bit saddening being that Rapunzel is a really great movie and am surprised there aren't more. This is one of the reasons why I will be posting pictures of their room when it is completed. As of right now we have the walls colored grape popsicle, which was my 4 yr old's choice with a little help from me. We did a really good job matching up the right color purple. For the trim, we choose a golden yellow color. I may use a lighter color on top of that to make the trim look like hair. They are getting bunk beds with an attached dresser and desk so I may paint them or string flower through them. I haven't figured that out yet. There is a ceiling fan in the room but the blades don't work. If we find that the motor is burned out, I will replace the fan with a chandelier. I am ordering some lithographs and will frame them in a collage on the wall. I am also ordering a large silk print of the lantern launch and will fix it to the wall. To make it come alive, I will hang lanterns that have lights for a soft tone affect. I may get Rapunzel bedding for them. I am not sure yet. If I do, then I will get some pretty throw pillows like purple sparkly ones. Not sure about the bedding yet. I don't want it to look like too much Rapunzel or tacky with a bunch of cartoon like stuff. I want the themed room to be relaxing and pretty. Something they can grow into until they want a change. I don't want it to look like a playroom. These plans are not secure as I may change my mind as we create the room. I may find more inspiration along the way. I will post pictures when it is finished. It may be a little while, but they will find their way on here.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

All Star Movies Resort Review

So the Super 8 was a bit gross and the breakfast was the worst ever, but after a long day of driving 13 hours I just wanted to sleep and so did the husband and kids. When we got to the All Star Movies Resort, I was amazed compared to the Super 8 we just stayed at. I didn't think I would be impressed, but I was. The lobby was immaculate and so huge. I was so exited from then on. Even the severe cold day didn't put much damper on things. At least it didn't rain. Check in seemed to take a while but when we got to the counter, it was in and out. It always seems like that. The room was awesome. Yea it was very standard, but clean clean clean. I was surprised at the cleanliness of the place considering how large the grounds are. The room itself is small, but we weren't staying there much. We were up in the morning and out by 8am and back there at 10pm to sleep. There were 2 double beds not queens. We are used to that anyhow so it didn't bother us. Of course we would have liked a bigger bed. They were very soft and had no backaches (I have one every morning with my bed) considering all the walking we did. The pool was amazingly huge even though we didn't swim. Next time we stay, we are going longer and staying poolside for a day. The food court has some really great food. We ate there twice. I ordered the taco salad for lunch on check out day. It is really awesome. Just like the ones at the Tortuga Tavern at the Magic Kingdom. The lady behind the counter serving was really rude and told me to go to the end of the huge line. I had been standing there at the front for 30 mins while they were switching menus. They told me they weren't ready for the taco salads yet and told me to wait over by them which is where you exit after getting your food. Then a guy that was behind me ordered one too and I said "excuse me I was in line and was told to wait because they weren't ready yet". Could I get mine before you serve him. She told me to go to the end of the line and it didn't start there. I told her what the other server had told me and she decided she was going to get a bit feisty and tell me to go to the end of the line again. Then I let loose at her and finally got served. Other than that, the hotel was amazing!! Andy's room was spectacular!!! There are many lots for parking your car around the grounds and they do have elevators. I only saw one bug. It was one of those large tree roaches outside on my walkway near my room. Not to worry, they are everywhere down there. The little ones are the nasty ones to watch out for. The rooms just have been renovated as well. One really unfortunate thing that happened is that the shower did not hang right and it kept falling down and sprayed at the wall. I did eventually rig it up to a tolerable spray direction. It used to be a handicap accessible bathroom with the bars and stuff and hand sprayer. I would rate that worst shower I have ever used. There was plenty of lighting and everything besides the shower hook up worked great. I would rate the All Star Movies Resort an A. I would visit there again over all the other resorts there. The cost is low, the statues are awesome for the kids, the buildings are fun themed, the food is great, the rooms are clean, wonderful housekeepers, close to the parks, free parking everywhere on all Disney property, magic hours, pin trading, arcade, playground, laundry, Disney Store, and best of all meal plans. Yummmm. If your interested, check out my other blog post of the movies resort with pictures.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

So we have been to Disney World and back!!

I have so much to say about Disney World. The ride was wonderful there and back. The kids were amazing for the long ride. I think we walked 30 miles that week. We stayed the first night at Super 8 in Kissimmee/Maingate/Orlando area. It was nice for a Super 8. No bugs, but still icky to my taste. I am glad we only stayed there for one night because I could not stand front desk. They were anal when we checked in and put breakfast away while I was in the middle of getting food. It was only open till 9 and we got in there about 8:45. We checked into the All Star Movies Resort that day and got a fresh start on the parks. I love the resort! It has a lot to offer plus an exceptional food court besides for one incident with the server. We ended up switching days and going to the Animal Kingdom the first day because it was so darn cold out. Only around 50 degrees that day. Every day we were there we went to a different park except Magic Kingdom which we went twice because it is the most fun!  I am going to break up the trip and give a little review on each park, where we stayed, and the food we ate. We had the meal plan, one quick and one sit down. I will give some insider tips on the parks and where the good spots are for the shows. We also stayed in a really great hotel in Orangeburg, SC. Here are some pics to enjoy!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hi, it's been forever

It's been forever since I have been on here. A ton has changed. We ended up changing our plans to go to Disney World since we decided to buy our first home. It was a spur of the moment thing and was not planned by any means. We ended up cancelling our trip. After a while my husband could not deal with not going to Disney and now wants to go. He is making it possible again but unfortunately since we already cancelled, the rest of the family can't go. We have rescheduled it for next year. I am super exited about next year though because as most of you know, MK and some other areas of Disney are undergoing massive renovations. I am beyond exited to go with my family who are mostly first timers and show them all the new amazing things Disney is making. So next week we are going to Disney World for my fourth time and my little family's third time and it will be Rose's first time there. Be on the lookout for pictures coming soon of our trip and the new addition to our family, our home. I will not be on much since I have been so busy. It's just that time in my life right now when the kids need me most. Patients is key.