Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort

Every year, we get so excited for Halloween time at the Disneyland resort. This year things are going to be even spookier, and we can’t wait. Tickets go on sale today for Mickey’s Halloween Party. Pass holders, DVC members, and Disney Visa Card holders can get their tickets starting today. Then they go on sale next week for the general public. You’ll want to act fast with all the new features Disneyland has added to make Halloween spectacular in true Disney form. Halloween time at Disney will sell out. So don’t wait to get your tickets. We’ve been going for years, it’s a really great event.

Not only will there be festivities at Disneyland, but this year they will expand the fun into Disney California Adventure park too. Cars Land will be transformed. And you’ll get to see a lot of the Radiator Springs residents dressed up for the first time.

Disney California Adventure also will be featured for the first time as part of the pre-party mix-in for Mickey’s Halloween Party. You’ll need a separate-ticket for Micky’s Halloween Party. But this year, a ticket to Mickey’s Halloween Party has even greater value as guests will be able to visit Disney California Adventure as well as Disneyland during the three hours prior to the beginning of the party in Disneyland.

Disneyland will have their usual excitement. You’ll be able to ride Space Mountain Ghost Galaxy, a reimagining of the popular thrill ride in Tomorrowland. And our favorite, the Haunted Mansion Holiday celebrates the collision between Halloween and Christmas. featuring Jack Skellington, from the classic, “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.”

Our favorite part of Halloween time at Disneyland is Mickey’s Halloween Party. You need to buy a ticket for it in addition to a normal park ticket. We’ve been going for many years, and I can tell you it’s fun. We love dressing up as a family and trick-or-treating throughout the park. Come prepared. Disneyland spares no expense when it comes to the amount of candy your kids will come home with. Everyone should be at this party at least once.

Will this be your year? Tickets start at $89 for kids three and up. I can tell you from going many years, it’s worth the price.

For more information on how to get your tickets, visit the Disneyland website. Or use the mobile app to purchase tickets.



Greater Ink: Creating the change we want to see

I’ve written so many post-election pieces that haven’t been published here. We felt this past election year was hard on a lot of people, our family included. As parents of two young girls, we were constantly faced with questions about the integrity of each candidate. It was during that time we felt a shift in society and a need to do something. This is how we came up with Greater Ink. We are working to create the change we want to see.

Live Inspired T-Shirt by Greater Ink

We wanted to create something that would encourage conversations and make a difference. We decided to use our skills and the means we have to create something and offer it for sale. With experience in design, marketing, and social media, the obvious first move to us seemed like apparel with messaging applied to it. We came up with an online store (for now) that would be able to get our ideas out there. We’ve come up with several designs that tackle hard conversations we’ve had in our home and have heard other families are facing as well.

This is Not Normal T-shirt by Greater Ink

Taking it a step further, we wanted to make a difference. We didn’t want to just get a message out there, we really wanted to make an impact. Donating 25% of all our profits to various organizations making a difference was the answer. Sometimes our designs cater to the message or mission of an organization, and sometimes we choose the organizations after creating a design. Realizing the purpose served by the company (and the products we create through it) will be somewhat fluid as we react to changing times, current events, and causes that need support or attention. We believe our products will always carry a message. The message and benefit of each product should be greater than the result of applying ink to a surface. Something bigger than us and larger than the sum of its parts.

Kindness is Contagious T-Shirt by Greater Ink

We’re extremely proud to introduce you to our newest project. If you will… ink with a greater purpose. Thus the name, Greater Ink. We know we’re not for everyone. In fact, we know we’ll most likely only be talking to like-minded individuals, and that’s ok. We have a lot to come, we’re just getting started. We hope you’ll follow along on our new venture.















Self care: Taking care of me first

I tend to be on the uptight side. I like things a certain way and I am rarely patient. If I ask for something, I like it immediately. Apparently not the entire universe works this way. Moving to Southern California has given me a pass to let things go and not worry so much. After almost two year, it’s finally working. I’m finally understanding self care and taking care of me first. continued

Traveling to Europe: How to pack for a long vacation

We are just under thirty days away from our big trip to Europe. I’ve talked about how 2017 was going to be an adventure, and we’re actually following through with it. Europe, here we come. My mom will be taking care of our dog, house guest coming to visit (even though we won’t be here) and a new alarm that I’m sure will go off several times because my mother can’t remember the code. All that being said, people keep asking me how we are going to pack for a long vacation when traveling to Europe this summer.

Traveling to Europe: How to pack for a long vacation. continued

Wednesday Wants: Things I found on eBay

It’s been a while since I’ve taken a stroll down the eBay path. But recently I fell down the rabbit hole when I went searching for those really cute Victoria Beckham kid dresses. You know, the ones Target put out and they were sold out in 2.2 seconds. Of course I found all the dresses… Channel handbags… Kendra Scott jewelry… books for my kids… you name it, it’s on eBay!

I’ve shared my Wednesday Wants here before but here are a few things I found on eBay this week… continued

Influential Disneyland Mom Bloggers

Walt and Mickey at Disneyland

I’ve been writing about Disneyland for a long time. I think Emma was just 15 months old when we when to Disneyland for the first time. Over the years we’ve managed to spend a lot of time at Disneyland, a couple trips to Walt Disney World, and Aulani seems to be our home away from home. This summer, we’ll add Disneyland Paris to our Disney dream list. Writing about Disney has been a passion of mine; something that I’ve loved doing over the years and will keep doing as long as we keep going. continued

Family meals with Sun Basket

I’m sure we are all running on the same fumes these days. By the time we pick up the kids, go to after school activities, and do homework… well we sometimes forget how to include dinner in that mess. We really don’t like eating out that much, so I’ve been trying different meal subscription options to save our dinnertime routine. It’s taken a while, but we have finally found Sun Basket to be one of the best out there.  continued

Wednesday Wants: Things around the internets

There might be a few moment of the day where I waste spend time looking around the internets at a few of my favorite things. Before we moved from San Francisco to Southern California, I had to get rid of a lot of things that we just couldn’t move. We then spent a year in a temporary home until we finally moved into our forever home. Since the big purge, I have a really hard time actually buying anything. But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming and seeing what’s new and exciting.

Here’s a my list of this weeks Wednesday wants… continued

Who was… book series for young readers by WHOHQ

In getting ready for our summer vacation, we want to incorporate a few landmarks that would hopefully be memorable to our children. Traveling at such a young age, it’s hard to know what they’ll remember in the years to come. One of our stops this summer is Amsterdam. I’ve always wanted to visit the Anne Frank house, but not sure how to explain the Holocaust and why we need to honor this young girl. I immediately started a search for children’s books about Anne Frank. Not only did I find the perfect book about Anne Frank, but I stumbled upon WHOHQ and opened an entire library of goodness for young readers. continued

Walking in Memphis

Being in California, we rarely travel East. My sister has lived in Arlington, Virginia and after five years we’re just now going to visit. For some reason, traveling East just seems difficult, especially with two small children. When we were invited to Nashville, Tennessee, I thought this would be a great time to go. Nashville has been on my life list for some time and I was really excited. I also couldn’t believe we’d be so close to Memphis. Just an uneventful three and a half hour drive and we were rolling in. continued

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