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Disneyland Trip tips

Monday, September 15, 2014

Disneyland and California Adventure Theme Parks

(Tips at the bottom)

Haha yep that's me in the top left corner with my hair all crazy and my arms outstretched...what a blast we had in this ride in Disney California Adventure! Radiator Springs Racer is seriously a fun and thrilling ride...my grandkids....actually the whole family loved this ride...we went on it 3 or 4 times!!

Disney California adventure trip tips

We started our trip flying into Orange County...my littlest grandson did really great sitting on our laps!

From the airport we headed directly to Disneyland! It was sooo stinkin hot! In the high nineties no breeze and it was humid :( but we loved every minute of it! My daughter Madeline her hubby and their beautiful children :)
Let's get on some rides!

It was our first time to California Adventure and it was AWESOME! I am still amazed at how they have brought Pixar cartoons to life! Radiator springs blew us away with all the details from the movie Cars! Cozy Cone hotel...actually little mini cone restaurants.

Cozy cone motel radiator springs
Cozy cone souvenir cups, cozy cone in radiator springs, cars movie
Red fire truck from cars, Disney California Adventure park
Calvin loved to try on all the hats inside the Disney shops
Disneyland Toystory woody hat
So did his dad :) they love pirates!

Splash Mountain was also a total blast...it was close to closing time and so we got to go on it and then ran around and got right back on!! Seriously that never happens!

The classic It's A Small World...looks the same as always although they are doing some renovations.

Our little princess!..Ella was so excited to get an Elsa dress and crown! That smile says it all!

Tea cups!! Louis was not sure about any of this lol

Grizzly River Run...another super fun thrilling ride we all loved!
Maters "teacups" we were laughing so hard!

The other fabulous thing is the World of Color...dancing fountains, lights and music...it outstanding!!!

Don't miss out ion this show you get the chance to go!!
Just a fun time to be together as a family :)
Tips
(Madeline figured all of this out)
1. To save a little on food costs my daughter brought TONS of snacks and refillable water bottles. The restaurants will give you cups of ice and water for free! The first day off the plane we ate at McDonalds right next to park for early lunch, they have wrap sandwiches as well as other healthy choices so much cheaper than eating in the park. We did buy a snack and dinner in the park. Next day we packed a lunch of PB and J's and ate pizza in the park for dinner.
HUGE SAVINGS!!
2. Get the app Disneyland mouse wait. It let's you know the wait times on every ride and restaurant for both parks!
3. Traveling with small kids in strollers use the rider swap pass available at every ride. Ask for it when you get in line allows those who stay with small kids to get in line faster after the first riders come back...works like a fast pass.
4. Use fast passes to allow you to go other places and come back later and you get to go in the fast pass line instead of waiting in big long lines. Assign someone to go get the fast passes while others are on a ride with the little ones.
5. Go to The parks off season...the lines were a breeze!
6. To save money purchase Disney clothes, trinkets, etc before you go and give to the kids as surprises during the trip much cheaper. (We did not do this but a great idea)
7. It was tough on the little guy... 18 month olds do not like most of the rides and he did not take any naps in stroller :( but he did really great! If we had stayed at a nearby hotel it would have been easier to take him back to hotel for nap.
8. Most importantly have a blast...we sure did!
9. Bring Sunscreen! Wear lightweight clothing, very comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses, hats etc.. Drink lots of water especially in hot seasons. We sweat our guys out.
10. Most of all have a total blast, take lots of pictures and bring your phone chargers!
Karin
 

 

 

Fashion Friday- Denim and Stripes

Friday, September 12, 2014

Welcome to Fashion Friday! Today my daughter Emily is sharing her outfit with us. Who does not love a denim shirt?!! I love them they are so comfy to wear with anything! Emily paired this with a striped knit pencil skirt and gold sweater.

This is perfect for Work, Church, or Date night!

Check out her drparling black and white flats! I am dying to sneak them out of her closet! You know I will! They are white onmthe toe part and black in the back and on the ankle strap...best part of all she got them for...are you ready $5.00! Uh huh!! Ka-Ching-a-ling!!

Don't you love her "hipster" glasses..so chic!

Here is another way to wear this skirt and sweater

Where to buy-

Shirt and skirt- Old Navy

Gold 3/4 length sweater- Banana outlet

Flats- I don't think they sell them online :( Downeast

 

The Style Sisters Centerpiece Wednesday Linky Party

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Each week I am always amazed at how cool all of you are! Such unique and creative ideas and people...I am so grateful that so many of you love to come and link up each week! Wouldn't it be fun to have a real life Centerpiece Wednesday where we all got together in person and had lunch! Who knows maybe someday :) Until then let's party online now!

Here are my favs from last week-

Cool is the word for this Martha Washington Sewing Cabinet Makover decopaged! HERE

This is just a sampling of her "Back Porch Blues" HERE

I am such a sucker for cobblers!! I could eat one everyday! HERE

OOOH La La French Signs are always pretty! HERE

How about the creativity repurposing curtain tie to make this towel hanger HERE

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75th Surprise Birthday Party

http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/09/epic-75th-surprise-birthday-party.html

Eiffel Tower made of wafer cookies!

Epic 75th Birthday Party Food (The Cake debocle)

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Epic Surprise 75th Birthday Party- Food

Monday, September 8, 2014

Did I tell you about the debocle of the cake??? Ummm yeah... A young friend of mine offered to make this amazing layerd crepe cake covered in ganache... I was so excited because I've never had it before but the pictures looked stunning! I bought all the ingredients and called him in the afternoon the day before to see what time he was coming over.....well he forgot and went out of town! I was like okaaayyyy now what??? So The next morning... The day of the party,...I called a local grocery store in St George called Harmon's and talked to this great gal in the bakery dept and asked if she could make me a 4 layer white cake, with Rasberry filling, and pink ribbon frosting...I sent her a picture in a text and she made it for me!!! Total miracle!! It turned out gorgeous!!! Notice the wooden cake stand? My tutorial is HERE
I bought some bamboo skewers and I had some black and white ribbon and some leaf looking ribbon and I tied it into each stick and let it drape in between...I thought it added just the right touch! Then while we were at the grocery store my daughter...Emily spotted these adorable black and white candles... Perfecto!!
My mom loves loves loves French macroons! I bought these from One Sweet Slice bakery here in South Jordan...they are a famous bakery who have won Cupcake Wars on the Food Network! These little nuggets are light and fluffy in different flavors! They were a hit!!
One sweet slice, French macaroons
I asked one of my cousins to bring a treat for the little kids ...aren't these adorable!! The little ones LOVED them!
Cookie Monster cupcakes
Of course the amazing Eiffel Tower made from wafer cookies... I blogged about it Here
We also served some grapes and strawberries
Another cousin brought homemade cream puffs that were to die for!
The whole family really pitched to help pull off this amazing or rather "Epic 75th surprise birthday party!"
I Love my family!
Coming up next in the Epic 75th Birthday Installment- flowers and decoration!
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Check out my new cooking blog!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

I have started a cooking blog- www.cookingwiththestylesisters.blogspot.com

I decided that I want to keep all my recipes in one place now...so come on over and check it out. I'd lobe for you to follow me and "The Style Sisters" team as we post lots of our favorite recipes! I will be reposting some of my most pinned recipes from this blog as well.

Cooking with the style sisters, peach smoothie, smoothies

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Karin

 

Eiffel Tower made of wafer cookies!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Are you not dying over this?? I asked my cousin if he could make this for my moms Epic 75th surprise birthday party HERE and he went above and beyond! I found the directions HERE to make it using frosting to hold it together but he decided to hot glue it together so it would be transportable.
Eiffel Tower cookie, Eiffel Tower made from,wafer cookies, French party ideas
I was so impressed with his skills!! It was such a hit with everyone!
French themed party, Eiffel Tower cookies, Eiffel Tower made of wafer cookies
This would be perfect for any French themed bridal shower or baby girl shower, how about a "Madeleine" party for a little girl, a bon voyage party, Audrey Hepburn movie watching party...the list could go on and on...
Eiffel Tower cookie, cooking with the style sisters
Let me know if you make one and please share links so I can see what you came up with!
Karin
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