Win a Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Castle Vacation Giveaway

Win a Disney's Beauty and the Beast Castle Vacation Giveaway

Have you ever been to Scotland? Ever slept in a castle? No, me neither.  How about a vacation with 20 of your closest friends? Well that sounds like a lot of fun already, doesn’t it?! Keep reading to find out more about this amazing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast vacation giveaway from HomeAway.

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Castle Vacation Giveaway

The grand prize is absolutely mind-boggling – One winner will win a five night stay in the HomeAway castle holiday property “Duns Castle” in Scotland for the winner and up to 20 guests, including the costs of economy airfare & ground transport to and from the Castle Holiday Rental. Also included are some meals, entertainment and cash to off-set the taxes. I’m already plotting which of my 20 friends I’d invite!

Win a Disney's Beauty and the Beast Castle Vacation Giveaway

Imagine the fantastic conversations we’d have over dinner around this table!

And if you aren’t the lucky grand prize winner, HomeAway has other vacation giveaways in this contest to five runner-ups. Wow, wouldn’t I love to take my family to Italy. Or Australia. Or Hawaii, I can’t decide!

You have until the end of the month (March 31st, 2017) to enter. You can only enter once so your odds are as good as anyone else! Good luck 🙂





The Perfect Shirts for Disney Fans (Plus a Giveaway!)

Shirts for Disney Fans That They'll Love to Wear!

Shirts for Disney Fans That They’ll Love to Wear!

As a big time Disney fan I want to show the Disney love even when I’m not at the parks. I recently discovered MouseApparel on Etsy and sent a Christmas Disney-themed shirt as a gift.

I was looking for something that I could wear year-round so Adrienne then sent me this tee, I’m Done Adulting. Where’s Disney? Perfect, right! I love the raglan style and it’s a soft and roomy tee.

Check out these other shirts for Disney fans, with choices for adults and kids (including a way to win your own tee!)

Celebrating Your Best Days

Disney days are just the best! Wear these at the parks (or just anytime you want to add Disney fun to your day!)

Best Day Ever

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I’m Only Here for the Churros

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Holiday Flair

MouseApparel has several holiday designs in the shop. These are two of my favorites. Perfect to wear when posing for photos in front of the Christmas tree, either the one at your house or the big trees at Disney!

It’s the Most Wonderful Time to Wear Ears

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A Very Disney Christmas To You

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For the Kids

The kids are represented too, with many designs that are offered on children’s sized tee as well!

Watch Me Whip (kid sized)

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Free Shipping Offer!

Adrienne of MouseApparel has so generously extended this special offer to my readers:

FREE SHIPPING on any MouseApparel orders placed before 12/31/2016! Use promo code: SavingUp2016 for free First Class Mail shipping on all US orders until 12/31/2016.

Shirts for Disney Fans That They'll Love to Wear!

Win Your Own MouseApparel Tee

This giveaway is for my newsletter subscribers. Leave your email address and be added to my newsletter list (I promise not to spam you!) The winner will be able to choose one tee from the MouseApparel Etsy shop!

Open to US & Canada

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Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel Disneyland Vacation Giveaway!

Disneyland Vacation Giveaway at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

I’m already a fan of the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel near the Disneyland Resort. My family and I stayed here in early 2016 and found it to be a great fit for our large family. How would YOU like to win their Disneyland vacation giveaway? Read on for how to enter!

Disneyland Vacation Giveaway at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Disneyland Vacation Giveaway at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

The Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, the castle themed property on Disneyland Drive, is offering a vacation “fit for royalty” with the launch of the “Anaheim Majestic Family Giveaway.” The online contest includes a four-night stay for four, daily breakfast, four 2-Day Disney Resort Park Hopper® Passes — redeemable at both Disneyland® Park and Disney California Adventure®, four tickets to the Medieval Times Dinner at Buena Park, a $400 Visa gift card, and free parking at the resort. 

Disneyland Vacation Giveaway at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Wow!! What a fantastic prize! Not only a stay at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel but dinner at nearby Medieval Times too! I wrote about both for Traveling Mom (click the links to read the reviews). Every entry will also receive a promo code for $20 off per night for a future stay at the hotel.

Disneyland Vacation Giveaway at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Medieval Times Dinner Show

Enter on the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel website giveaway link HERE!

The contest runs Nov. 3 – Jan. 17, 2017, entrants must be 21 and older and only one entry per person. The winner will be chosen on Jan. 18, 2016. Rules for the giveaway are available on the site. 

I am not sponsoring this giveaway, just sharing! Good luck 🙂



Disney on Ice at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center – GIVEAWAY!

Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

As much as we are a Disney-family, we’ve never been to Disney on Ice! We’ve seen the signs around town but I guess I always thought it would be out of our price range. Disney on Ice presents Passport to Adventure, coming to San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center on Oct 6th-9th. Did you know that ticket prices start at just $15? And special Opening Night discount tickets are available for only $12 each (not valid for VIP/Front Row levels). We’ll be there on opening night and we can’t WAIT!

Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

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Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

Mickey and Minnie will take audiences on a sightseeing adventure created for the entire family to explore the African Pride Lands with Simba, Timon and Pumbaa; voyage deep under the sea to Ariel’s mystical underwater kingdom and tour London with Peter Pan and Wendy before flying to Neverland to meet up with Tinker Bell.  Plus, travel to Arendelle for an extraordinary adventure with sisters Anna and Elsa, rugged mountain man Kristoff and everyone’s favorite, huggable snowman Olaf, as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power of all.

Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a colorful set that captures all four unique worlds. Upbeat music, lovable characters and unforgettable moments make this an experience families will cherish forever!


When I asked my kids if they wanted to see the show, they all enthusiastically said “YES!” (even the 12-yr olds) so I think this family-friendly production will be a hit with young and old alike.

Disney on Ice at San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center

3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego CA 92110

  • Thursday, Oct. 6              7:00 PM
  • Friday, Oct. 7                    7:00 PM
  • Saturday, Oct. 8               11:00 AM, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, Oct. 9                   1:00 PM & 5:00 PM

All seats are reserved; tickets are available for purchase online at, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or visit the Valley View Casino Center Box Office.  *tickets prices are subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply

Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Passport To Adventure, along with the full line up of Disney On Ice productions for the 2016-2017 season are currently available.  Visit for the shows and dates coming to your hometown.

You can also follow the Disney On Ice fun via social media outlets:

Disney on Ice Passport to Adventure

Opening Night in San Diego Ticket Giveaway!

The giveaway is for a family 4-pack of tickets for Opening Night, in San Diego, Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7pm.  The vouchers will be mailed to the winner and can be exchanged at the box office for seat tickets for this show only.

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Disney Gift Card Giveaway! (ends Aug 21st, 2016)

Disney Gift Card Giveaway! (ends Aug 21st, 2016)

Every little bit helps when you’re saving up for Disney! $50 could buy you a sweet souvenir. Or maybe a quick service lunch at the parks for the entire family (with dessert!) It’s also almost halfway towards a one-day ticket! What would you spend a $50 Disney gift card on?

I am joining with some other awesome bloggers for a giveaway of a $50 Disney gift card!

Details: Must be 18+ to enter.  US only.  Ends August 21, 2016 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time aka Walt Disney World time). Void where prohibited.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the email from The Philosopher’s Wife.  After 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.  Disney, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, etc. are not affiliated with this giveaway in any way.

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Honest Kids New Flavors Review and GIVEAWAY!

Honest Kids New Flavors Review and GIVEAWAY!

My kids truly love Honest Kids! It’s the only juice we purchase for them because it’s certified organic and sweetened only with fruit juice. We’ve shared our love of Honest Kids via social media and have always received a nice response from the company. Isn’t it good when the company feels as nice as the product!

Honest Kids New Flavors Review and GIVEAWAY!

We recently had the pleasure of testing the two new Honest Kids additions, which will be available in 8-pouch, single-variety cartons starting in March 2016.

Honest Kids New Flavors Review and GIVEAWAY!

The newest members of the Honest Kids family are:

·         Cherry Go Round: Give this one a whirl! A lively mix of organic apple, grape and cherry juices with other delicious organic ingredients, Cherry Go Round may be a newcomer but with its exuberant flavor, it’s certainly no sideshow! Available in 6.75 fl. oz. pouches.

·         Twisted Tropical Tango: A veritable typhoon of tropical flavors, this organic blend of apple, grape, and orange juices is balanced with a touch of mango puree and other organic ingredients for a smooth and refreshing taste.  Available in 6.75 fl. oz. pouches.

We’ve tested both flavors and they have the light and refreshing fresh juice taste we’ve come to love and expect from Honest Kids. I can’t decide which is my favorite. I love the bright hit of cherry in Cherry Go Round, which is unique and delicious. And the subtle mango mixed with the orange juice in Twisted Tropical Tango is flavorful and thirst-quenching. I love that after I drink Honest Kids juice my thirst is actually quenched and I’m not left feeling thirstier (like with some other drinks).

Honest Kids New Flavors Review and GIVEAWAY!

Honest Kids Giveaway!

5 lucky winners will receive a month’s supply of the new Honest Kids varieties, shipped to their house from Honest Tea…That’s a lot of sweet sipping!

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Disneyland in December and GIVEAWAY! Win a Trip from Get Away Today

Disneyland in December is always a magical time of year. With the entire resort decorated top to bottom in the holiday spirit, Disneyland is a great place to spend the season. This year there are several additions that make this December at Disneyland even better! Keep reading and see how YOU can win a trip to Disneyland!

Holidays at the Disneyland Resort

Christmas is always a huge draw at the Disneyland. From the amazing decor, specialty treats, and seasonal layovers to popular rides like Haunted Mansion Holiday and “it’s a small world holiday”, this is a beautiful place to celebrate the season. In addition to the usual Christmas favorites, like Candlelight Processional in Disneyland, be sure to spend a day at Disney California Adventure Park to play at Olaf’s Snow Fest, World of Color – Winter Dreams and celebrate at Disney !Viva Navidad! The Christmas feeling extends to the rest of the Resort as well, with holiday decor at the Resort hotels and Downtown Disney Winter Village, where guests can ice skate or shop.

Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration

The 60th anniversary celebration lives on this holiday season. Sleeping Beauty Castle still shines with diamonds and has the addition of a few Christmas touches. Disneyland will continue to show the new nightly spectaculars, Disneyland Forever fireworks and Paint the Night parade as well as feature the traditional Christmas Fantasy Parade.

Paint the Night - Disneyland's Nighttime Spectacular Parade

Anna & Elsa from Frozen (with Olaf in the back)

Seasons of the Force

Tomorrowland is feeling the force as Star Wars takes over during what is sure to be a successful takeover. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the overlay on Space Mountain into Hyperspace Mountain. The Innoventions building has been transformed into the Star Wars Launch Bay, complete with Meet n’ Greets (Chewbacca or Darth Vader). Star Tours – The Adventure Continues now features a new scene from the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

Photo Credit: Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

The Disneyland website notes that Star Wars-themed costumes are allowed for both adults & children (within the guidelines). Tomorrowland restaurants are featuring Star Wars themed dishes on their menus, including a black bun Angus beef and chorizo burger served in a Han Solo Carbonite bucket. Debuting December 8th, young Guests can participate in the updated Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. There is no official end date to this special event, but rumor is mid-March.

Learn how you can navigate the holiday crowds from my post at Traveling Mom.

Can’t wait to visit? Me neither!!! And you have the opportunity to WIN a Disneyland vacation, read on!

I am excited to announce that our friends over at Get Away Today are giving one of you a chance to win a 2 night hotel stay and 2 adult Disneyland 1 Day/1 Park tickets so you can enjoy Disneyland and make some magical memories of your own.

Win a trip to Disneyland from Get Away Today
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 and older and will run through December 4, 2015.

You can enter to win using the giveaway widget below. If you aren’t wanting to miss out on a good deal though, be sure to check out Get Away Today’s Cyber Monday deal.

Their Cyber Monday sale will kick off on Monday, November 30, and will be good for $50 off the same package requirements: 4-night Southern California vacations w/a minimum of 2 tickets for travel January 1 – March 1, 2016. This will need to be booked by Saturday, December 5, 2015. The promo code is: CyberMonday15
You can book your vacation by CLICKING HERE.

Good luck!
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Jamberry Black Friday Deals and GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY!

Jamberry gift cards make the best presents! GIFT CERTIFICATE GIVEAWAY!

Today is Black Friday and even Jamberry has some fantastic surprises in store for you! Shop today to take advantage of these limited time specials.

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And if you’re looking for the perfect gift that fits every time and comes in over 300 designs with something to please everyone….well, simply gift them a Jamberry gift card! No shipping or delivery time needed, it’s emailed to you immediately. Shop the looks here and order your gift cards as well.

There is still time to order these precious holiday styles that are sure to get you in the winter mood!


Or a Holiday Gift Set that is perfect for giving (or keeping!)



I’m giving away a Jamberry gift card today on my blog! Sign up here and tell your friends.

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Jamberry Giveaway – Set Sail with August’s Jamberry StyleBox


Jamberry Giveaway - Set Sail with August's Jamberry StyleBox

I’m giving away my August Jamberry StyleBox this week! It’s a whimsical mix that’s perfect for the close of summer. You’ll receive two exclusive Jamberry StyleBox wraps as well as the rest of the StyleBox contents (a fall sneak peek, Style card, file & orange stick).


I’ll also throw in a new Fall catalog that features new Jamberry designs that will be available starting September 1st. I’m excited for Jewelry Box (a new mixed mani) and Turquoise (which is perfect for fall). Wait till you see them!!


Starting in September, there will be three distintive StyleBoxes. The StyleBox you recieve will be based on the quiz you take, but here’s the cool part: The StyleBoxes will preview early so you can change your “style” (classic, trendy or feminine) to fit the look you’d like to receive that month.

Check out the September StyleBox to see what’s coming!

And take the Jamberry StyleBox quiz here to see what look you’d get – JAMBERRY STYLEBOX QUIZ

Keep in mind that August is the LAST MONTH you’ll be able to order wraps from the Going, Going, Gone section so get them now while you can! I have several incentives going on right now…

Order any size order and receive a sample sheet of 5 nail wraps from me.
Buy 3 Get One Free Jamberry wraps and receive a half-sheet of wraps mailed from me!
Host a party online and receive a mini-heater when your party reaches $250 in sales (that’s in addition to your regular hostess credits)

Email me at if you take advantage of any of these offers!

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Disney-inspired Jamberry Giveaway Sweepstakes!

CONGRATULATIONS TO MY WINNER. If you didn’t win this giveaway, please make sure to stop by my event and join in on the Mystery Hostess Party for your chance to win even MORE prizes!

Who will be the winner of the hostess rewards? The Mystery Hostess will be revealed on July 31st…it could be YOU! Join the event to earn points towards winning all of the hostess rewards. We’ll also have a few games & prizes along the way for those who participate.

Who will be the winner of the hostess rewards? The Mystery Hostess will be revealed on July could be YOU! Join the event to earn points towards winning all of the hostess rewards. We'll also have a few games & prizes along the way for those who participate.

Disneyland is celebrating their 60th Anniversary this year with a Diamond Celebration. So I’m celebrating the event myself, down to my shimmering fingertips!

Disney-inspired Jamberry Sweepstakes Giveaway! Do you love nail art? Enter to win this fantastic Jamberry nail wrap prize package!

I love Jamberry for two reasons: 1. I love my gorgeous nails that last up to two weeks. 2. I love being a Jamberry Independent Consultant, which helps me earn money for my family and vacations. If you’re looking for a fun way to earn extra money, definitely consider joining my Jamberry team. We have a great support group online that makes selling sweet and very profitable.

What’s a Jamberry?

Jamberry is a heat-activated adhesive nail wrap. They come in fun and colorful designs. I change mine out every 10 days usually because my nails start growing out. There are handy video application tutorials on the Jamberry website. You can also find countless images and advice links for Jamberry on Pinterest on learning how to apply the wraps. I have found that after the heat application, trimming my wrap closely to the nail edge and using the “plastic baggie” method works perfectly for me!

Make Extra Money (in Little Ways that Really Add Up!) . Being a Jamberry Independent Consultant is a great way to earn money & have pretty nails while you work! Enter the Disney-inspired Jamberry Giveaway Sweepstakes on my website.

My colorful Disney-inspired Jamberry wraps for a trip to Walt Disney World!

I use Jamberry wraps on my toes as well and they last an astonishing 5 weeks! In fact I only have to take them off because my toenails had grown so much. Jamberry are easy to remove; Simply rub with coconut oil and use a cuticle stick to break the seal to remove. Sliding a dental floss pick under and gently working the wrap off with the coconut oil perfectly removes the wraps without any damage to your nail.

One sheet of Jamberry nails wraps gives you two manicures, two pedicures and extra for accents. You can't get that many salon treatments for such a wonderfully love price! Enter the Disney-inspired Jamberry Giveaway Sweepstakes! on my website.

One regular sheet of nail wraps can be used for two manicure applications and two pedicures. You’ll also have a few nail wraps left to use as accent nails. Jamberry wraps are longer lasting and less expensive than nails done at the salon, so they are extremely budget friendly. You can also mix and match coordinating wraps to create your own unique style!

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The Prize!

This giveaway includes a Jamberry mini-heater which makes the application process so easy. There is also a Jamberry application kit which includes everything you’ll need to apply your Jamberry wraps.  Last but not least, I’ve included three half-sheets of Jamberry wraps to get the addiction started! I will include Poppy & White Polka and Black & White Chevron for the perfect Minnie and Mickey-look. And there’s Diamond Dust Sparkle, which is perfectly in keeping Disneyland’s Diamond Celebration!

Disney-inspired Jamberry Sweepstakes Giveaway! Do you love nail art? Enter to win this fantastic Jamberry nail wrap prize package!

If you place an order through this link, you’ll receive one FREE wrap for each three that are purchased (custom, collegiate and sorority wraps excluded). You’ll also receive BONUS ENTRIES into the giveaway when you order through my website.

Stop by my Facebook page for more games, giveaways and fun! Feel free to invite friends you think might be interesting in trying Jamberry and consider hosting your own party. Or perhaps you’re looking for a way to “save up for Disney” too? Becoming a Jamberry consultant is a great way to pad your vacation bank (ask me how!)

And while you wait for your Jamberry order to arrive, please enter below for this amazing Jamberry giveaway!

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  • Prize will ship directly from me

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