Team Jaime

A few weeks ago my blogging friend, Jaime, let everyone know she has breast cancer.

My heart sank. I had just spent time with Jaime at a conference last month. We sat together, laughed, and had a few moments to catch up. Even though we cross paths daily in the blogging world, it’s always nice to see your virtual friends in real life.

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What bothers me about Jaime’s diagnosis is that she is young. Too young to be dealing with this. I am angry for her, because she is way too positive to be angry herself. I know Jaime has a huge support group at home with her family and friends. Her virtual friends in the blogging community wanted to find a way to show Jaime that we are thinking about her every day.

I don’t live close enough to give her a hug, but I can wear this shirt and let her know that I’m thinking about her by sending her random Tweets, Facebook posts, and photos on Instagram using the #TeamJaime hashtag.

#TeamJaime

We are #TeamJaime. We got a shirt designed for us to wear and create a social media frenzy. Over 150 shirts were ordered, and we will be wearing them with pride. We are sending peace, love, and hope to Jaime while she beats this thing.

A huge thank you to Dennis Beckner from Mission Shirts for making #TeamJaime a reality. And to all of you who knew about #TeamJaime, thank you so much for making this happen. If you’d like to order a shirt head over to the Mission Shirts Etsy store

 

My latest obsession: StitchFix

I’m going to be honest here. I have ZERO fashion sense. None. Sadly, I’ve been wearing the same frumpy clothes since my oldest daughter was born. Which means that nothing really fits me anymore. It’s either way too tight, or has holes in it. My yoga pants are even in dire straits. I have worn the same dress to my husband’s holiday work party for the last three years. Some of you are shaking your heads because you know I was pregnant for one of those parties. Yes, I did.

I’ve been seeing a lot of talk in the blogosphere about StitchFix. My curiosity got the best of  me and I started poking around. Basically, StitchFix is a personal stylist. They help you create a style based on several questions you answer. You give them your sizes, tell them what you like, and shoot for a budget. Then a stylist puts together a box of five items and sends them to you. I think it’s great that a stylist took the time to check out my Pinterest boards to get a feel for my style. The things I post there, I would never take the time to shop for.

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Once you have your box, you have three days to decide what you are going to keep or send back. If you love everything, that’s great. Nothing works? No problem; they include a shipping envelope to make the returning easy. However, for me? Melissa was spot on.

She picked out two dresses, two shirts, and a handbag. Included in your package is a style sheet that shows you how to wear each item. They give you suggestions on how to wear them in a casual setting or how to dress them up a bit. Everything she picked out for me was beyond my comfort zone. I would never have tried any of these things on in a retail store. Apparently, I just needed someone to give me a push because I loved everything.

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No shopping, no dressing rooms, and a fun surprise once a month. Head over to Stitch Fix and sign up. You’ll pay a one time $20 stylist fee that can be applied to your first purchase. Other than that, it’s free.

Have you tried StitchFix? What are your thoughts? I’d love to know if the boxes keep getting better and better, or if I’m going to be canceling my order like all the other boxes that have come my way.

Believe it or not, I was not asked, nor compensated in any way, to write this post. I should have been. But, I did it on my own. There is, however, a shameless referral link that I would love for you to use if you want to give it a try!

New Disney Apparel By Jumping Beans at Kohl’s

Getting ready for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I was eager to have the girls in matching outfits. I think this will be the last year I can get away with it, and I love it when they match.

Kohl’s recently launched classic Mickey and Minnie Disney apparel by Jumping Beans. Looking over the new collection, you can dress your kids in cute Mickey and Minnie inspired clothing.

Disney1stShirts

Some of my favorites are these My 1st T-Shirts for boys and girls. I wish I had these for my girls when they were on their way to Disney for the first time.

MinnieDress

There are so many great options. I just know my oldest daughter is going to love this Minnie dress. If I can find one, I know she’ll be wearing it on our next trip.

minniejacket

I think both the girls are going to need this fun zip-up hoodie to handle the cooler nights at the park. I know I’m biased toward clothing for girls, but the collection has great playful option for boys too.

#Kohls #DisneyLiving

Kohl’s and Disney Living would like for you to experience the full collection, we are giving away a $50 gift card to help you choose your favorite Mickey and Minnie inspired Jumping Beans clothing.

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Disney’s The Pirate Fairy now available on DVD

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Last summer my husband and I attended D23, the ultimate Disney fan club convention. While there, we were lucky to get a sneak peak of The Pirate Fairy. You could imagine my shock to hear it would be another eight long months before we’d see the movie in it’s entirety.


Trailer – The Pirate Fairy on Disney Video

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Break time is over…

Ever since I launched my book, 101 Disneyland Tips, I felt like I have very little to say. Things normally come naturally, and I just write.  I’ve been spinning my wheels around here trying to figure out what I’m doing. I felt guilty because I haven’t published a monthly newsletter…in months. I haven’t posted anything worthy, and I was getting a migraine trying to figure out what the heck to say. Ironically, I’ve given a ton of advice over the last few weeks to other bloggers, helping them with their content. That comes easy. continued

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

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For the past several years, Disney has hosted a conference for social media savvy parents. It’s a place where bloggers, big and small, get together. What makes this conference different from others is that Disney invites the attendees. Since they keep the list small, those who are invited have the option of bringing their families. In years past, the conference has been hosted at Walt Disney World. This year, it will be held at Disneyland. Our home away from home.

Last year I had the pleasure of attending Disney on the Road in San Francisco. I was able to meet so many wonderful people, and it made the desire to go to the main event that much greater. This year, I will be going to the main event and I am beyond thrilled.

The conference is less than three weeks from now. I can’t wait to share the experience with you. Make sure you follow along on Twitter under #DisneySMMoms. If you would like more information about the celebration, visit the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration website.

Edventure More Summer Camps

Last year was the first year our oldest daughter went to summer camp. I wanted her to have a new experience making friends as she transitioned into Kindergarten. We found a camp that was a perfect fit, and opened the door for the next year.

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Newsletter 2.0

It’s been months since we launched our newsletter. I was having a hard time keeping up once we launched the book. Now that we have Dawn onboard, we’re ready to start our tips series again. Over the next few months, we’ll send out the latest Disney news, tips, events, and any DIY projects we might attempt.

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Welcome Dawn Cullo

I’m please to tell you Dawn Cullo, I Am A Mommy Nerd, has joined our team as the lead on our newsletters. What newsletter? Exactly. It’s been months since I’ve been able to get the newsletters out to you. With Dawn on board, we are hoping to get you two newsletters each month. The first will be short, something we love about the Disney parks. The second will be a new tip. We are going to start our tip series again and will incorporate a little bit of everything the Disney parks have to offer. continued

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