Saturday, August 20, 2016

Ten Delicious Details You NEED To Know When Dining Onboard Disney Cruise Line

Let’s face it, there are a ton of things to research when it comes to taking a vacation and a Disney cruise is no exception. Disney vacationers, in my opinion, are the “Type-A” of all travelers and want to know and plan, well in advance, every detail of their trip. I get it. In an effort to help those planning their next Disney cruise, check out an article I wrote for WDW Fan Zone about the  10 things I think you need to know about dining on Disney Cruise Line. Ten Delicious Disney Cruise Line Dining Tips. Here, you will find my best advice, including details you may not know, about eating onboard the ship.  What are some of your best Disney Cruise Line dining tips? Comment below!

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Easy Black Raspberry Jam--No Sugar, No Pectin

I love, love, LOVE this time of the year. Mainly because the weather is HOT and food is fresh. Every summer I take the kids fruit picking. We go several times throughout the summer to pick various fruits. Last week we picked black raspberries (which is NOT the same as a blackberry, I learned).  I used the majority to make jam. Who doesnt like homemade jam? I've become quite good at perfecting jam without using pectin and a ton of sugar. Plus it cooks in your crock pot, making easy work for you! In the recipe that follows, you can adjust the amount of honey you use based on the sweetness of your berries and to accomodate your individual tastes.

Printable Recipe HERE
Easy Black Raspberry Jam--No Sugar, No Pectin

Easy Black Raspberry Jam--No Sugar, No Pectin

Makes about 4, 8oz jars
  • 3-4 cups of fresh black raspberries
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/4 C Raw Honey (or more to taste)
To make jam:
  1. Place berries and lemon juice into your crock pot.
  2. Cook on HIGH for 1 hour
  3. After the 1 hour, take lid off and mash up your berries.
  4. Add honey and mix
  5. Turn the crock pot down to LOW and cook for 2 more hours with the lid ajar to allow steam to escape. This will helps to thicken your jam
  6. After the 2 hours, taste your jam to insure it is sweetend to taste. If not add more honey, in small quantities, until desired sweetness is achieved. Mix well
  7. Place jam into your prepped jars, leaving room at the top for expansion. 
  8. Leave lids off jars until jam has cooled
  9. Once jam is cooled, go ahead and put on the lids and place in freezer. The jam will keep about 1 year in the freezer and about 10 days in the fridge.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

TRESemme Reverses Your Routine With Their Lastest Products

TRESemme has a brilliant idea here. With fine, straight hair I am always on the fence about using conditioner on a daily basis because it tends to weigh down my already limp locks. The reverse system allows you to condition your hair but then wash away any residuals by shampooing as a second step. BRILLIANT!

What I Liked:
I liked the smell of the product. Very clean scent.
I like being able to condition my hair daily

What made it so-so
It is hard after so many years of having a shower routine, to change things around. I mean, we all have a certain order by which we go about things in the shower right? Conditioning first kinda threw off that check list and made showing feel a bit chaotic. Not necessarily a bad thing, but something that does take time to get used to.
My hair super fine and straight, so I am not sure it did a whole lot for volumizing my hair--but there are very few product that do. However, I was able to condition daily without adding to the limpness of my hair and that is saying something.

Overall I would recommend this product to those who use non-salon products on a regular basis. It's a good product for the price.

**I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own***

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

9 Essentials You Don't Want to Forget When Packing for Your Disney Cruise

Are you about to embark on your first cruise?  Are you uncertain what to pack? Check out this post I wrote  for WDW Fan Zone about my top 9 essentials for your voyage.
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