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Our Stay At Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin

*Disclaimer: Our weekend at Swan Dolphin was a hosted event.  Thank you to Swan Dolphin Hotel and Visit Orlando for having us! All opinions on this blog post are my own.*       Hey there! If you have been around for a while you know my family and I absolutely love Orlando.  We probably take at least five trips a year! I'm not talking about theme park trips either. I am talking about relaxing weekends at Orlando's amazing hotel selection!         When we recently got the opportunity to experience Visit Orlando's Magical Nights we were all very excited! Last weekend we spent two nights at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin (we stayed in the Swan building).  FYI the Magical Nights promotion has been extended to Oct 17, 2021 if you want to check out this beautiful property at a great price!       When you hear Disney you know it's going to be GOOD! Swan and Dolphin was such a beautiful hotel.  The property is huge but not in an overwhelming way.  Everything from the mani

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Experience + Magical Nights

*Disclaimer.  Our Visit Orlando Magical Dining + Magical Nights experience was a hosted event.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you to Visit Orlando, The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin and to Il Mulino for having us!*      Hey guys!   We literally just got back from Orlando today and I am sitting down with my laptop to share last nights Magical Dining + Magical Nights Experience! This promotion runs until October 17th so there is still plenty of time to visit Orlando and take advantage of these great prices!!      Let me start by explaining what Visit Orlando's Magical Dining is all about!  This year in particular they are showcasing 16 "sweet" years of Orlando's top cuisine.  There are more than 80 fine dining restaurants participating that offer a $37 fixed price 3 course meal! You can actually go ahead and view the restaurants and their set menus by visiting  www.magicaldining.com .  On top of that you can actually Dine, Stay and Play with Visit Orlando's

Summer Grilling Season Never Looked So Good!

       DISCLAIMER : This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you to The Home Depot for sponsoring this post.  Post contains affiliate links.       Summer is here and I don't know about you all but we grill a LOT!! Which is completely fine with me because when it comes to manning the grill Elton takes over.  This Father's Day I wanted to give him his own grilling haven at the boat house.  Below you can see his current situation...I know pretty basic.  The boat house was his dream come true so as you have probably noticed we spend most weekends there...he deserved a grilling upgrade!  Now where to start?  You probably guessed it, The Home Depot!      I wasn't really sure where to begin so I first came up with a design mood board (pictured below).  I definitely wanted something that had counters and storage so I began browsing The Home Depot app getting ideas. We don't have much storage to begin with so drawers and usable cabinets were on

Backyard Entertaining Project

  Backyard Entertaining Project with Home Depot! DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by Home Depot.  All opinions are my own.  Thank you to Home Depot for sponsoring this post.  Post contains affiliate links.     Spring has sprung and this girl is ready for outdoor entertaining and spending evenings under the stars! I know you all have seen our backyard for a couple years now and probably thought we were finished with it.  Well truth is during the daylight hours all is well...but after sunset we could really only entertain and hang out with friends inside the screened lanai where we have market lights strung.  The pool lighting helps a little but my conversation seating located by the fireplace gets SO dark! I tried lanterns, candles, allll the things and it is just too dark to sit and entertain with friends.       At first Elton and I discussed adding a structure.  Possibly a pergola or gazebo but unfortunately my communities HOA did not allow it.  That's when we decided to add som