disneyland tips&tricks: Disneyland on a budget

Yesterday I shared tips for beating the crowds at Disney, and today I’m sharing budget tips for your Disney trip. The main cost of your trip will be Disney tickets, and there aren’t many ways to save on those since Disney controls the prices pretty closely. Tickets purchased in advance will be cheaper than at […]

disneyland tips&tricks: beat the crowds

So we just got back from a week at Disneyland. It was great, and I’m exhausted. Actually, we’ve been back for almost four whole days now. The laundry is all done, but the house isn’t quite clean. I got it nearly clean, but then it got messy again…you know how it goes. Anyway, we had […]

disney week: a scrapbook page + a panning (slow shutter) photo how-to

I hate the teacups. I also hate roller coasters. More than anything, I hate motion simulator rides, so no, I have never been on Soarin’ Over California. Luckily, my husband likes all those rides so he’s happy to take the kids on them over and over and over. That leaves me with the job of […]

Disney week: Photo tips (plus how to capture motion blur)

Ready for another round of Disney tips from me? It’s photo day. Here are my best photography tips for the big trip (and some info about the photo above): 1. Bring your expensive camera for one day only. Cameras on vacation lead to a bit of a quandary for me. Say you’ve invested over a […]

disney week: dollar store must haves (including a DIY mickey autograph shirt)

When you’re at Disney, it’s really fun to get autographs from all the different characters. Lots of people make or purchase autographs books, which make a fun keepsake. We’ve never done autograph books before, but the kids are interested in getting autographs when we go this year. My sister gave me the idea to take […]

Disneyland week: where & what to eat

We’ve been to Disneyland twice with our family of little kids, and we’ve come up with some great tips for where and what to eat when you’re at Disney with picky eaters and you’d like to save a little money. Food is very expensive in the park, and walking around all day makes you so […]

Disneyland week: what to do in the car

With a family Disneyland trip coming up, I’ve been thinking through all my favorite Disney tips, and I’ve decided to declare this Disneyland week on the blog. But don’t worry, lots of these tips apply to other trips as well. Here’s what’s coming up: Monday: What to do on the carride (make a binder full […]