Lightyear Spoiler-Free Review

To infinity and beyond! 🚀

HOSTED | We saw an advanced screening of Pixar’s Lightyear last night and the ENTIRE family was absolutely delighted! ☄️ Read on for SPOILER-FREE insight into the film.

We are life-long Pixar and Toy Story franchise devotees, so my family went into Lightyear with high expectations. We were not disappointed. 💥

Lightyear is a fun tale of pulse-racing space adventure and heartwarming friendship presented with the beautiful layers and characters we count on Pixar to create. The PG storyline was written to appeal to all ages simultaneously, and left my kiddos bouncing with excitement, me tearing up, and all of us laughing, gasping, and cheering. 👩🏽‍🚀

The animation is STUNNING. We saw it in IMAX @regalmovies Pointe Orlando and were blown away by the sights and incredible sounds of space in IMAX. It was so immersive.

The representation in the film was exceptional, and I was thrilled to see such a wide variety of characters. I actually heard a little girl in the audience squeal – Mom, she looks like me – upon seeing a main character the first time. 😭

Overall, Lightyear encompasses every good thing our Pixar-loving family has come to expect from the studio. Pixar has a gift for gently weaving a raw reflection of human fears, hopes, and vulnerabilities into a larger storyline, and in Lightyear they did this with exceptional skill. The film is fun to watch, and the inner and outer journeys of the characters were beautifully relatable. They created characters that audiences of all ages could care about. Sox is our new fave.🐱

10/10 recommend.🚀

Have any specific questions about the film? Message me. Do you plan to see it this weekend?

Buckle up – Kubota Machines are Taking Over Crayola Experience Orlando!

Looking for some fresh family summer fun? Crayola and Kubota have you covered. Now through June 18th, the new Kubota Machine Adventures national tour is taking over Crayola Experience Orlando!

Kubota’s iconic orange equipment has transformed the Crayola Experience community space to present the immersive, larger-than-life Kubota Machine Adventures! Kids can scoop, haul, build and color the town orange as they bring to life the colorful community of Crayonville.

Upon arrival, guests pick up a Crayonville Checklist & Map that serves as their guide for exploration. Fun includes:

*Making a Kubota Machine Adventures badge
*PHOTO ops with REAL Kubota equipment
*Transforming crayon shavings into “GRASS CLIPPINGS” ART
*SCOOP, LOAD & DUMP fun at a 3D projection sand table
*Naming and wrapping your own KUBOTA-INSPIRED CRAYON
*ENGINEERING YOUR OWN ULTIMATE Kubota machine of the future

My kiddos were DELIGHTED by the REAL Kubota Tractor and Excavators, and colorful Crayola crafts and activities! Scooping and dumping was their fave part of the day!

Check out my latest Instagram post and stories to see the fun!

Spring It On at Gaylord Palms

💐#Hosted 🌷SPRING has SPRUNG at Gaylord Palms and this year’s offerings are absolutely amazing.

Spring It On activities happening NOW through May 8th include:

🐣Eggspression Garden 

🐇 Blossomin’ Bunnies Scavenger Hunt

🎨 Paint Me a Fairytale Stage Show

🍪 Springtime Sweets Cookie Decorating 

🗺 Adventure Kids: Sprout into Spring Interactive Journey

🐊 Animal Encounters withWild Florida

✨ Springtime Light Display Illuminating the 4.5-acre atrium

💐 Journey Into Spring Escape Room 

🍸 Art Bar

💦 Cypress Springs Water Park Fun –  happens year round! 

🍃4.5 acres of Indoor Garden Atrium

And so much more!

Check out my latest Instagram posts and stories to join in the fun as my family experiences it all first-hand!

Have questions? Ask away.

Have you visited @gaylordpalms in the Spring? It’s an experience not to be missed!

National Florida Day

Did you know January 25th is National Florida Day? 🍊

This beautiful beach memory perfectly captures the energy of my beloved Sunshine State, and seemed like the perfect way to honor my home.

Taken at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, this was the day I introduced my first baby to the ocean. It was the kind of moment you live for, and I am so happy it was caught on camera. 💗

Are you an ocean lover?

Rainbow Connection

Spaceship Earth’s spot as Walt Disney World’s premiere nighttime delight was already secured by her 50th anniversary glow up. And then she still came and gave us this.

This is now my absolute favorite thing at Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts. It might be my favorite overall at Epcot.

Will you be stopping by this year’s festival to see it?

Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts

Cafe Terrace At Night. ✨ Who could resist stepping into this beautiful Van Gogh?

These Artful Photo Ops are one of my favorite things at Epcot’s International Festival of the Arts which runs from Friday, January 14th through February 21st.

Our other festival faves? The Expression Section Paint by Numbers Mural, the 3D Chalk Art straight out of a Mary Poppins dream, the Disney on Broadway concerts, and – per my six year old – the Pop Eats Grilled Cheese. Watch the reel linked below to see examples of all these and more!

Will you be attending the festival this year? It’s a beautiful celebration of the visual, performing, and culinary arts.

Room with a View – Gaylord Palms

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is incredible ANY way you experience it, but the very best way includes an overnight stay. And the very best overnight stays include a room with an atrium view.

We spent HOURS in our room taking in the magic of millions of twinkling lights and soul touching music from the comfort of our own bed and balcony. SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS.🎄

When was the last time you got to enjoy a show this magical fight from the comfort of your own room?

Check out my Instagram stories highlight for more videos.

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Christmas at Gaylord Palms

SO. MUCH. CHRISTMAS. 🎄Christmas at Gaylord Palms is back!

The 2021 holiday season preview kicked off last weekend and blew us away! How is it possible that every single year it gets better?!

Highlights include:

Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf- a multi-sensory, immersive attraction with more than a dozen magical interactive experiences

Cirque: Spirit of Christmas, featuring dazzling acrobatics and musical performances

Shine Light Show with all new, next level light curtains

Snow Flow Mountain ice slides – a fam fave

Snowball Build & Blast

Christmas Tree Trail

Gingerbread Decorating

Santa Visits

Acres of Decorations

Seasonal Treats


You can see it all on my Instagram stories and posts.

Is there anything you are especially curious about? Ask away!

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Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf

Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf at the Gaylord Palms is so much fun we visited twice! It’s a multi-sensory, immersive attraction with more than a dozen magical interactive experiences from playing Whack-A-Clown and the giant piano, to snowball throwing and dancing in the Mail Room. My boys and I had a ball. It’s a must do this holiday season.

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Meeting Santa at Walt Disney World

Santa Claus is comin’ to town – and to the Walt Disney World Resort!

Planning to pay him a visit? Read on for a list of places you can spy Santa at WDW this year.

From the sparkle in his eyes to the sound of his laugh, our fave Santa to visit is the jolly old elf at Disney Springs. You’ll be able to find him at Once Upon a Toy starting Friday, November 12th. He is the absolute essence of St. Nick.

If you want some individual attention from Santa, and the chance to wave hello and share your wish list, you can head to any of these three main places.
-Once Upon a Toy at Disney Springs-Disney Very Merriest After Hours at Magic Kingdom-Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays

And if you’re simply hoping to catch him in passing style? Keep an eye out for him floating by on the Discovery River at Animal Kingdom, or cruising down Hollywood Boulevard in a convertible Hollywood Studios. These surprise sightings are sure to delight.

But that’s not all of course. There will be other magical opportunities to spy the big guy, such as during special meals like the Santa Breakfast at T-Rex Cafe, in the After Hours parade, and in surprise pop up visits.

In honor of Santa Claus comin’ to town, here are some of my fave Santa moments with my boys.

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