HP Print & Pamper Retreat & Conference‬‪ #‎MyPrintlyMoms‬ ‪


As a busy mom of three and someone who’s always on a budget, I don’t get to travel nearly as often as I’d like. There are so many really cool conferences I’d love to attend but the cost of airfare alone, along with hotel, food and the conference fee is prohibitive. So when a fantastic conference and retreat invite was sent to me that takes place in my neck-of-the-woods (lovely San Diego county), I couldn’t resist signing up immediately!

Sponsored by HP, the HP Print & Pamper Retreat takes place at the beautiful Rancho Bernardo Inn. No airfare needed, it’s a quick half-hour drive from my own front door. Invitees will be pampered with special spa activities, have fun crafting time with expert DIY-ers, as well as network with other bloggers (many of whom I’ve connected with via social media but have never met in person!) I’m so looking forward to three days of “mommy” only time with my friends (and having the bed all to myself!)

We’ll also have a behind-the-scenes tour of the HP facilities, group sessions with HP and receive the latest HP printer. I love participating on the HP Panel and use my HP printer daily. I also enjoyed attending the MyPrintly event in Portland so I’m excited to learn more about what HP has to offer.

Oh, and on Saturday, we’ll just happen to be headed to my favorite place, Disneyland, for lots of magical fun during the Disneyland Diamond Celebration! I’ve yet to see the decor in person, nor the Paint the Night Parade or Disneyland Forever Fireworks show, but you can be sure I won’t miss them.

Please follow me on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter starting Thursday October 8th through Saturday October 10th with the hashtags #MyPrintlyMoms #Disneyland60 and #DisneyHalloween



Disney Social Media Moms Celebration – On-the-Road in Portland

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration - On-the-Road in Portland

Not to be confused with the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration that recently took place at Walt Disney World, the On-the-Road events are a multi-city tour that brings the magic to three locations around the nation. This event accepted applications for those who were interested in receiving an invitation. Options were Portland, Austin and New York City. I applied for Portland, then crossed my fingers and waited. Portland is the first stop on the On-the-Road tour this summer.

I am pleased to say that earlier this week I received a magical email inviting me to attend. After a day of discussion with my husband, we took the leap and I sent my RSVP saying “Yes!” We booked our flight tonight so it’s finally starting to feel real to me now.

My little heart is a-pitter patter with excitement on taking this trip to what will surely be a conference filled with content and connections. It will be my first Disney-sponsored conference (and only my second blogger conference ever). I am excited to fill my brain with knowledge and to lift my heart with hope for the future of this blog.

I started Saving Up for Disney less than one year ago after the death of my father. I knew I wanted to do something in his honor, as he was my introduction to the world of Disney and loved Disneyland and what it stood for. Since starting this blog I have been able to see, experience and write about so many new and wonderful experiences. I am truly blessed to be able to connect with like-minded souls through my blog and through my writing.

Snippet from the Invitation


The conference is on June 9th, 2015. Please follow my adventures along the way! My husband and I have decided to make a little vacation out of the opportunity and will be flying in to Seattle a few days early. We’ll drive down to Portland and see the sights along the way. Look for the hashtag #TMOM (@TravelingMoms) during the trip. On conference day I’ll be using the hashtag #DisneySMMC.

You can also follow the conference highlights straight from Disney @DisneyMoms on Twitter and WaltDisneyWorld on Instagram.