The Nightmare Before Vacation

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Hello Everyone!

Cierra here, and today I’m going to be sharing with you the top 10 things that people forget when packing for vacation. Between my sisters and our parents we have all forgotten these items in the past. It is never intentional to forget something, you just sometimes have so many things to do and get done before leaving that they simply slip your mind. Anyways, having said that, we have found where all the Targets, Sams Clubs and any other stores we’re familiar with, within about a 10 mile radius of where we’re staying, haha!

  1. Toothbrushes
  2. Toothpaste
  3. Socks
  4. A Change of shoes. (I don’t care if there isn’t rain in the forecast; you take an extra pair of shoes because inevitably your shoes will get wet.)
  5. Pillows (My family and I take our own pillows, we don’t like to think of all the heads and hair, in various stages of cleanliness has touched the hotel pillows, yuck!)
  6. Lysol (Once again we like things clean.)
  7. Power Charging cords. (Luckily 4 of the 5 of us have the same brand of phone, so odds are one of us will have one that someone else can use.)
  8. Sunglasses (Can’t even tell you how many “souvenir” sunglasses have come home with us over the years.)
  9. Chap stick. (Whether it’s hot or not your lips on vacation could be completely dried out.)
  10. Sun block. (Always to forget to put it on, so we get to bring home beautiful red sunburn that turns into a nice peel, especially the scalp, fun times.)

 

Well those are the top 10 of things that we have forgotten. If you have any you would like to share, please do!

Have a great day!

7 Things Every Disney Fan Needs!

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Hey everyone, it’s Sydnee! As you guys probably know, we are major Disney fans. We are Disneyland Annual Pass holders, we RunDisney, we buy Disney, we are just Disney people. Disney fans need a lot of things ok well maybe not need but we feel like we do. Below are some things that if you have you are a major Disnerd and if you don’t you need to become a Disnerd.

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  1. Minnie or Mickey Ears

We hope that this is a given since Minnie ears have become more popular than they used to be. Wearing ears that match those of the two famous Mouses that started it all, enhances the in park experience.

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2. Disney Phone Case

Repping Disney on your phone at all times lets people know what kind of person you are. When other Disney fans see it they will want to talk to you and if non-Disney fans see it they will know to stay away. My phone case is a Princess Leia one that says “Join the Rebellion” I got it from Star Wars Launch Bay in Disneyland. The cool thing about customizing it is that you can put your name on it to establish superiority among all of the basics. Just Kidding, but seriously get a Disney phone case from the park or amazon.

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3. Disney Bracelets

These bracelets can include a cute cuff one that I want so bad or the classic Alex and Ani’s. Bracelets can also include those leather ones that you can get engraved at a few different places in the parks. Our favorites are Alex and Ani’s, I think between the three of us we have about 20-25.

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4. Disney Bag

Maybe it’s a purse, a suitcase, or reusable bag but it’s still Disney and that means it’s better than any other plain old bag. Other bags might as well be potato sacks in comparison. I don’t have one but the other two have a ton of Disney Dooney and Bourke’s they’re expensive but worth it.

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5. Mickey Waffle Maker

We know that everybody loves the Mickey waffles from the park but having a taste of them at home is good too. Ours don’t taste half as good as the ones at Disney but  it’s mickey shaped which means it tastes better.

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6. Disney Shirts

Whether these are from the parks or a small shop orr you make them yourself, Disney shirts are a must for everyday life and park days. My favorite Disney shirt right now is my gray shirt that says “I Live in Fantasyland”, this shirt is from the park and it’s pretty accurate because I love books so I feel like I’m in a fantasy world more than the real one.

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7. DISNEY MUGS

I’m pretty sure every mug we own is Disney. One of us usually comes home with a Disney mug after each trip, it’s a serious issue but we can’t stop. If you too have too many Disney mugs please join our support club by following us and telling us about your addiction, we can’t help but we can support you by also having the same issue.

Thank you so much for reading! If you have anything to add let us know in the comments!

 

 

 

 

Frappuccino Friday

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Good Afternoon! Today officially marks the day that Pumpkin Spice is back at Starbucks! If you’re like us and you love fall, our favorite flavor coming back so early is not an issue. When pumpkin spice is back at Starbs, that usually means other fall flavors are out in various different things.

Halloween Oreos-  Omg so these Oreos are basically the same as regular Oreos as the orange filling is only food coloring but somehow they TASTE SO MUCH BETTER! We can’t really explain what makes them so good, it’s probably just that fall is our favorite season and once these are back we know cooler (or somewhat cooler #AZProblems) weather is in our horizons.

Pumpkin Spice Greek Yogurt- This year will be our first time trying pumpkin spice yogurt. The past few years we couldn’t find any but it looks like Chobani hopped on the Pumpkin Spice train and we’re headed on a journey to Halloweentown wearing our UGG boots and leggings.

S’mores Candy Corns- We know it seems crazy but these are so much better than the classic candy corns. Like pumpkin spice, S’mores seems to be availing as a popular flavor and we’re here for it. Although it is sad that the S’mores Frappe is gone from Starbucks we have our PSL and these delicious candy corns to hold us over.

These are just the things that we bought at Target today so we thought we would share it with you! If you’re as excited about fall as we are talk to us in the comments!

Have a great Labor Day weekend and Happy PSL day!

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Tomorrowland Thursday

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Hello Everyone!

 

I hope you are all doing well! Cierra here and I just wanted to give a little update of what’s coming in our tomorrow’s, hence the title.

Lindsey: Currently working on her last semester for her bachelor’s. She’s also flexing her Girlboss muscles at work.

Cierra: Just sent in my application for my 6th semester of my bachelor’s program and trying to deal with some work changes.

Sydnee: A month into her junior year of high school and constantly training in figure skating.

Collectively, we are all very excited to be heading to Disneyland in just a few weeks to experience Halloweentime. This and Christmas is our favorite time at Disneyland. We’re still training for the superheroes half marathon weekend infinity gauntlet challenge. Lindsey and I are excited to go back to the farmer’s market for my bake shoppe (www.cierrasbakeshoppe.com). Plus all of us are so excited for fall! Two of the three of us have already put up our Halloween decorations and we don’t care who knows it! Haha!

We hope you are all having a wonderful week and we’ll talk to you soon!

Top 10 Disneyland Moments

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Good Morning! It’s Sydnee here this fine Tuesday and since we have a trip to Disneyland coming up pretty soon I thought I would share my top Disneyland moments, this basically means those moments that make you happy and make your Disney trip 10x more magical.

  1. Getting FastPasses then getting to use them almost right away

This happened quite a few times on our last trip, we ended up walking by the ride when FastPasses were still available and you could use them within 5-10 minutes. I’m not the most patient person so you can imagine my joy of getting on some rides rather quickly.

2.  When the line for a ride is short so you can go on it more than one time in a row

This doesn’t happen often but when it does it is truly amazing. Sometimes late at night we all go on Indiana Jones and we see that the line is short so we can hop the rope or walk back around and get in line again. Not everyone goes, it’s usually just my dad and I but for Indiana Jones being a favorite ride of mine and my dad’s I’d say we get pretty lucky when we get to ride it 2 or 3 times in a row.

3. Getting Starbucks and Riding the Train

I’ll admit that rushing to all the rides is a tiring experience so getting on the train is a relaxing “ride” that lets you rest up for the rest of the day especially if you close down the park like we do. Before we got on the train we get some Starbs so we can rest and literally recharge with some much needed caffeine.

4. That feeling when you’re upside down on California Screamin’

California Screamin’ is my favorite ride. Rollercoasters are definietely my thing and I practically live for that upside down feeling. On Screamin’ it’s different because you’re in the happiest place on Earth, I love all of the views from those high points and being able to go fast. I think I like being up so high because I’m closer to Thor on Asgard.

5. Sitting by the window over by Radiator Springs Racers at Flo’s V8 Cafe

Eating my cars waffles and watching Radiator Springs Racers zoom by is the ultimate morning experience. When you sit over there you also get to watch Mater and Lightning McQueen go by as they make their way around Cars Land. Not only are the views amazing but the waffles and just the overall atmosphere of Flo’s.

6. Raining in Disney

Some people don’t like the rain and that’s fine but I love rainy Disney days. It drives some people away so it is a little bit less crowded and walking on Mains Street or waiting in line for Pirates is my favorite thing to do on rainy or cloudy days in the park.

7.  Waiting in line for Big Thunder Mountain during fireworks

I love watching the fireworks with the wildest ride in the wilderness in the background. Riding the ride while the fireworks are going on is also pretty spectacular but it doesn’t happen often.

8. That first bite of a churro

When the churro is still a little warm and the cinnamon sugar hits your tongue just right and it’s soft a gooey and amazing and it reminds you of all things right in the world. Yeah I love churros if you can’t tell and the whole thing is great but the first bite is especially magical.

9. The smell of Pirates of the Caribbean

I’m not sure if some of you find this gross but I love the smell of  the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I’m pretty sure it’s the water and it’s probably just dirty and muggy but I don’t care. I’ve been on this ride a million times and the smell has become kind of a comforting and familiar smell. Not saying I want the house to smell like it but I miss it sometimes. Sorry if this is weird.

10. Seeing it decorated for Halloween or Christmas for the first time that year

Disneyland is one thing. Disneyland decorated for Halloween or Christmas is a completely different thing. My Disneyland experience is enhanced to the max when it is decorated for either holiday. My love for Halloween and Christmas is so strong but add Disney in that mix oh geez I’m going to explode with holiday cheer and it’s only August. My favorite Halloween addition is the pumpkin on Main Street and all of the pumpkin flavored treats. My favorite Christmas addition is the tree on Main Street. MY FAVORITE HALLOWEEN AND CHRISTMAS ADDITION IS.. DRUM ROLL PLEASE ………………………………..

THE HAUNTED MANSION HOLIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!

I love the Nightmare before Christmas so seeing it come to life during the Haunted Mansion Holiday is a pretty mind blowing experience. My favorite addition to the ride is the Gingerbread House that changes every year, I can smell it now…..

Thank you so much for reading! Let me know in the comments what your favorite Disney moments are!!!!

Motivation and Mansions!

Hi Guys,

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Sorry for the brief silence, Happy Haunts interrupted our tour, but we are happy to be back this week to our regular posting.

How is Monday again already? It seems like such a long week leading up to Friday and then I blink and suddenly, here we are again.

I will say that I am starting the week pretty motivated. One tip I will say helps a lot is prepping things on Sunday night. I know it seems bothersome, especially when I am winding down for bed. However, that 5-10 minutes of getting things ready for in the morning helps immensely. I think that is a tip that can be applied to both school and work.

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One thing keeping me motivated today is that we have officially booked a trip to Disneyland in September. That means Halloween decorations will be up and Pumpkin Spice Latte’s and Frapp’s will be available. Halloween at Disneyland and California Adventure is one of our favorite times of year and we are extremely excited to be heading there in a less then a month!

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While work is never necessarily fun, the idea that I am counting down the days till I am strolling down Main Street, riding The Haunted Mansion Holiday and seeing what new and exciting changes have been made in California Adventure, makes it a little easier.

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What is your favorite place to visit during Halloween?

 

Friday Favorites- Disney Edition

Happy Friday!!

 

I don’t know about you guys but for us this week lasted forever!

 

Today, we are going to share with you some of our Disney favorites.

 

Our first favorite is Alex and Ani bracelets. With each one of us owning just one or two to begin with, you’d think our collection was complete…However, with new designs being released every few months, our collections might never be complete! Between the three of us, we own 16 bracelets and 1 necklace! Seeing everyone’s photos on Instagram always inspires us to want just one more. How many do you own?

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Our second favorite is Disney Dooney and Bourke purses and wristlets! While Sydnee is able to resist the temptation of the purses, Cierra and Lindsey have quite the variety of designs.

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Our third favorite is Starbucks and Disney! Our Frappuccinos always seem to taste a little sweeter when we have a view of the castle. Our visits during the holiday seasons are never complete without a pumpkin frapp or latte or a peppermint hot chocolate.

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Our fourth favorite is  our Monsters University Hats. You might see these pop up frequently on social media during our visits to Disneyland. They keep the sun out of our faces and look adorable on! We are also proud to support Monsters University and would happily attend if we could!

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Our fifth favorite is Disney Waffles. I am not sure what it is about Disney themed foods, they just taste a little better. Our two favorites are- Mickey Waffles and the Cars Waffles. The Mickey Waffles can be found at a variety of locations throughout the Disney Parks. The Cars themed waffles can be found at Flo’s V8 Café in Cars Land. Sydnee wants it noted that the waffles at Flo’s are some of the softest waffles that she has ever enjoyed. The texture is delicious and the syrup adds that little extra sweetness making it an experience that will fuel you up for a long day at the parks.

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What are your Disney favorites?

Top 25 Workout Songs

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Hey Everyone!

 

Cierra here and today I’ll be sharing my top 25 go to pump up/motivational songs. If you’re like me, sometimes the music is the only thing that keeps you going. I don’t listen to music while doing marathons but when I’m training the music serves as a good distraction, haha!

 

  1. Believer by The Imagine Dragons
  2. Rise By Katy Perry
  3. Life Changes by Good Charlotte
  4. Warrior by Ke$ha
  5. Roar by Katy Perry
  6. Till I Collapse by Eminem
  7. Stronger by Kelly Clarkson
  8. Sing by My Chemical Romance
  9. Shake It Out by Florence and the Machine
  10. Pound The Alarm by Nicki Minaj
  11. Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  12. Jungle (Remix) Featuring Jay-Z by X Ambassadors
  13. Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah) by Andy Grammer
  14. Confident by Demi Lovato
  15. Go Go GO by Sleeping With Sirens
  16. Let’s Eat (Featuring XP) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
  17. Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
  18. Barcelona by Ed Sheeran
  19. Life Of The Party by All Time Low
  20. Bo$$ by Fifth Harmony
  21. Almost There by Anika Noni Rose (From Disney’s The Princess and the Frog)
  22. Let’s Go by Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo
  23. Move by Little Mix
  24. Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake
  25. Swish Swish Featuring Nicki Minaj by Katy Perry

 

 

If you have any suggestions or want to share your favorite pump up songs, please comment below!

 

Have A Great Day!

FastPass Friday!

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Hey Everyone,

As we bring this week to a close the three of us are wishing we were heading to Disneyland again this week. Today, we wanted to share with you our review of the new FastPass system at Disneyland and California Adventure.

Though we were excited that Disney added FastPasses for Matterhorn Bobsleds and Toy Story Midway Mania, we will admit that we were a bit bummed when they started making changes to the FastPass system and we were definitely curious what that would mean for all of us moving forward.

With Walt Disney World utilizing the Magic Band to store all of their tickets as well as their FastPasses, it looks like Disneyland/ California Adventure may just be heading that direction.

The first big change that has taken place is that your FastPass is now stored directly on your Annual Pass, Single, or Multi-Day Ticket. You will still receive a paper print out but this is simply to remind you when your FastPass is available to use.

Once you have obtained your FastPass, you will not be able to add another FastPass to your que until the time it states on your FastPass.

Once the time has come, you will proceed to the FastPass entrance of your chosen ride and scan your ticket, once the light turns green, you’re ready to go. Be sure to keep your ticket out as you will need to scan it one more time towards the end of the line.

In addition to the FastPass being stored on your ticket or Annual Passport, Disney will launch MaxPass at Disneyland resort July 19th. Disney MaxPass can be accessed through the Disneyland App, this app inclusion allows unlimited Disney Photo Pass downloads and the ability to book and redeem Fast Passes on your mobile device. While the Disneyland app is free, MaxPass starts at $10 a day. You can buy MaxPass with your ticket or through the app once you’ve enter Disneyland or Disney’s California Adventure. Annual Pass holders have the option of purchasing MaxPass as a lifetime commitment for $75. If you have a signature plus passport you get MaxPass for no added cost.

I will say that it takes a bit of getting used to but the line was definitely shorter and we were able to get a lot more FastPasses with them on our Annual Passes than with the previous system. As for MaxPass, we will have to try it out next time we go! We are excited about the changes and we hope that having these two new ways to obtain and redeem FastPasses will increase the amount of rides we go on and therefore increase the amount of fun we have! (If that’s even possible)

These are the rides which we were able to utilize the new FastPass System:

  • The Haunted Mansion (Twice)
  • Buzz Light-year Astro Blasters
  • Indiana Jones Adventure
  • Big Thunder Mountain
  • Radiator Springs Racers
  • Star Tours

We definitely give this new system two (or three?) thumbs up! We’ll see if we can say the same about MaxPass!

We hope you enjoyed our review! Have you gotten a chance to try out the new FastPass system? If so, let us know what you thought about it in the comments!

Have a great weekend!