Involving Your Children in Vacation Plans

We are Disney fanatics who are lucky enough to live close to Disney World so we can go quite often. We also are Disney Vacation Club owners so it makes it even easier to vacation there or at Disneys Vero Beach Resort. But after going there every year for two long trips and several short ones for the past 10 years even I want a change.

My daughter is very interested in weather. She watches our local forecast a few times a day and the national one at least once a day. She enjoys seeing the odd weather patterns, like tornadoes, hurricanes, and her all time favorite, snow storms.

Poor child who was born and raised in Florida has never seen snow. Shes been asking for a few years to go somewhere so she can see it for herself. I, my husband and her discussed traveling up to Niagra Falls, New York, NYC and other places where she can take part in new adventures and actually see and feel snow.

We used a map, the internet, and our DVC site to see what hotels we can stay at. Weve looked at catalogs and websites to find cold weather clothing. I had to explain to her what Icebreaker Clothing is. She helped with all of the planning so its become something to really look forward to. Shes also learning the cost of the trip, how long it will take to drive, geography and lots more. Were still planning as we wont be able to go until either the end of this year or the beginning of next year. Ill keep you posted as we continue this journey.

Contests and Giveaways 3/25/09

Please visit the blogs or websites listed below to enter and follow the directions carefully to be sure your entry counts!

A Case of Pop Chips from Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends March 28th.

Three Monogram Pendants from Painter Mommy. Ends April 3rd.

Clorox Disinfecting Wipes Dispenser one of three free coupons from Brain Foggles. Ends March 30th.

Mea Culpa Skin Lotion from Confessions of A Stay At Home Mom. Ends March 30th.

Treasure Hunt: A Book of Clues For Parties from Diana Rambles. Ends March 31st.

Windex All-In-One Window Cleaner from Brain Foggles. Ends March 31st.

Ariels Journey Book Giveaway


Another giveaway to celebrate the 5 Minutes For Mom Ultimate Blog Party 2009 (be sure to look over my blog for the other giveaways for each day of the week until March 27th):. And another video to share with you.

First the giveaway:
Ariels Journey (The Ice Horse Adventures, Book 1) is the perfect book for teens, tweens and adults who enjoy fantasy and horses. The main focus of the book is friendship and overcoming differences. The characters are 5 teenage girls who come from different backgrounds but attend a 4H camp that is based on the horses they have all come to love.

Win It:
Win a new copy of this book.

The Rules:
1. Contest starts now and ends Monday March 27thth at midnight EST.
2. Open to adults with US addresses only.
3. Winner will be chosen by
4. Winner has 2 days to claim prize.
5. Have fun and tell your friends.

How To Enter:
One Entry For Each Below:
1. Leave a comment about the type of books you like to read. This is mandatory to enter this giveaway.
2. Comment on any posts (except the Contests and Giveaway Posts). One entry for each comment. Not just “I like this”, something meaningful. (Just let me know how many comments and I’ll check where they are.)
3. Add my button to your blog.
4. Tweet about this contest Win Ariels Journey Book @ConnieFoggles

Contests and Giveaways 3/22/09

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Hurry Ends tomorrow! Magic Pumpkin Art Print from Contest Corner. Ends March 23rd.

Funky Kidz CD from Happy Healthy Families. Ends March 29th. Premium Membership from Contest Corner. Ends March 30th.

Natures Source from Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends March 31st.

YNAB (You Need A Budget) Program from Confessions of A Housewife. Ends March 25th.

How To Mess Up Your Childs Life Book from Sweeps4Bloggers. Ends April 1st.

My Fruit Roll-Ups Review and Giveaway

Fruit Roll-Ups are one of those perfect snacks. Most children love them. They fit in your purse, your pocket, your car, a lunch box or bag. Pull one out and immediately stop tears and tantrums. Now theres something even more special and exciting, My Fruit Roll-Ups.

Personalize regular Roll-Ups with photos, images, words, graphics, and backgrounds. Make birthday party favors, celebrate a graduation, take along for a trip to the circus for your Girl Scout Troop, give as Christmas stocking stuffers. The list is endless!

My Fruit Roll-Ups are so easy to design. You can choose some ready made canvases or use a blank background. Then just add what you want. My 10 year old daughter was able to make this by herself:

(Please note, my camera work isnt good. The real thing looks fantastic!)

Buy It:
One carton of My Fruit Roll-Ups includes 30 personalized and individually wrapped rolls and costs $29.99 plus shipping and tax where applicable. *For a limited time, use the code freeshipping at checkout and get free shipping!*

Win It:
Win one carton!

The Rules:
1. Contest starts now and ends Monday March 16th at midnight EST.
2. Open to people with US addresses.
3. Winner will be chosen by
4. Winner has 2 days to claim prize.
5. Have fun and tell your friends.

How To Enter:

For One Entry For Each Below:
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8. Write a blog post about this contest linking to this post.
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Lots of ways to enter and win!

This review and giveaway courtesy of My Blog Spark.