Marshmallow Olaf

So I ended up taking a little blogging break.  Between having health issues I'm still trying to get under control, some changes coming up for my family, and our little concrete business getting busier blogging has taken a back seat.  

A few weeks ago we finally saw Frozen and my kids are obsessed.  We made little Olaf's with marshmallows.  Super easy!

Supplies: Black frosting or edible gel.  I used a sparkley gel.  Toothpicks, two mini marshmallows, a medium marshmallow, an extra large marshmallow, and a little carrot.  

I purchased a bag of these and used one for the nose.
Place the toothpicks in the largest marshmallow and attach the small marshmallows for hands.  Insert the nose in the medium marshmallow.  Draw on a face and buttons and your finished.
My 7 year old surrounded her Olaf with cotton balls for snow and a little umbrella.

White Gift Guide

Today's gift guide features white.  I think white is always a safe bet for gift giving.  I would really love to get that little Fuji camera!

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Healthy Monday: Healthy Holiday Tips


You all had such great healthy holiday tips for our giveaway that we decided to compile our favorites!
I am thinking I need to stop eating all the candy corns I have stashed throughout my house so my kids won't find them.  




Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone that entered our Healthy Holiday Giveaway!  Loved reading your answers and seeing your Instagram photos.  We will be sharing your healthy ideas on Monday!  
See if you won below!


Gold Gift Guide

Loving reading all your entries for our Healthy Monday giveaway!  You can still enter until Friday here.  If you can tell by the pops of gold on our concrete accessories I really like hints of gold.  In the past I've done color gift guides and will be doing a few more for the holidays this year.  I'm hoping to have my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving, but we'll see if that really happens.

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Healthy Monday: Giveaway!



If you are needing a little motivation to stay healthy over the holidays here it is.  I met Diana of 
Livy Love Designs in February.  She is beautiful inside and out.  The same month I met Diana she decided to start exercising and eating healthy.  Since February she has lost over 70 pounds! 

 Her positive attitude, energy and style are amazing.  She seriously makes running and eating healthy look fun!

 She started off with little walks around her neighborhood, worked her way up to running a mile, and last weekend she ran a Halloween half marathon.

 For more inspiration follow Diana on her Instagram or blog.

To help you feel cute and healthy over the holidays we are giving away a $40 gift card to Lululemon.  
Details to enter below.




Giveaway Details:
To enter follow us here on Instagram and leave in the comments of this post how you stay healthy over the holidays.  Tell us about your favorite exercise, music, or what helps you stay mentally sane over the holidays.  
For a bonus entry post a pic to Instagram with  #healthyholidaygiveaway of how you stay mentally or physically healthy over the the holidays.

The winner will be announced Friday!

Tips for Mickey's Halloween Party

For the second year in a row we took our four kids to Mickey's Halloween Party at Disneyland.  We purchased our tickets for a Tuesday night.  With your tickets you are able to enter the park at 3:00 p.m..  Guests that don't have tickets to the party must leave at 6:00 when the party officially begins.
My little Evie was Tinker Bell.
Here are some things that have worked for us at the party:  

When you get in the park they give you trick-or-treat bags, but they fill up quickly.  We brought a fabric grocery bag to combine our candy in.  

Bring a stroller.  They give out so much candy so have something to hang your candy bags on.  They get sooo heavy!

The areas that candy is given out are called candy trails.  They are everywhere in the park. 
The less busy the part of the park the less busy the trails are.

Don't just go through the candy trails.  The lines for rides are almost all shorter than usual.

If you want to see the characters get in their lines early.  There are lots of characters to see.  Some are at dance parties you can dance with.  The Disney Villains all do a closing act together at the end of the night by the main entrance.

Besides the normal fall/Halloween decorations they add even more during the party.


The best view for the Fireworks is in the area to the right of the castle.  
They do two Halloween parades and the second one is much less crowded.
It's at the end of the night so you can get good seats close to the entrance and easily head out after.
Our 1 year old fell asleep in her stroller by the end.  It goes until 11:00 on Tuesday night.  We came home with so much candy our trick-or-treaters will be getting treats imported from Disneyland!