Thursday, August 23, 2012

2 Months until our Disney vacation!!

Two months and counting!! We are getting so excited. The kids can't wait to find out what hotel they are staying at. All of the other times we have been I let them see pictures so they could see where they are staying but this time it is a secret. I have told them three hotel names and said one of them was where we were staying. I told them Pop Century, All Star Music, and All Star Sports. They both said they wanted to stay at the All Star Sports and they will be surprised to see it when we pull up because that is where we are staying. Both of my kids like sports and so does my niece Catelyn so I thought this would be a good choice. Xander has asked several times if we could stay at the "sports hotel" and I have always said no because they have to share a bus with the other All Star hotels. I did some reading though and Sports is the first stop so hopefully it won't be that bad, along with the fact that we are going in October which isn't known for being very busy.

Now, on to the 2 month Disney Countdown gift. This month is something cheap for the kids to take with them, its Pixie Stix. This cost me a whopping $2 for 2 bags at the Dollar Tree, I then split the 2 bags between the 3 children.

The front of the tag says: "Here's a little pixie dust for your vacation." I got the Tinkerbell graphic from here:
I just saved it to my computer and edited it in Picasa, where I added the words with the Curlz font.

The back of the tag says: "All you need is faith, trust, and a little pixie dust." I got this entire graphic here:

There were several choices on Google images for Tinkerbell graphics and the pixie dust quote but I liked these the best.

Since I reuse the same bags, the Mickey paint chips are free from Home Depot, and I already had the spool of yellow curling ribbon (which I use every month) this months gift cost me: $2! This gave them a gift and some candy either for the plane or for when we are in Florida. 

Now that we only have 2 months left I need to get busy booking a rental car and buying groceries from . I highly recommend having some groceries delivered from this company to your Disney resort. For a small delivery fee you can have groceries delivered to you. We usually get some Pop Tarts, snack foods, and a case of bottled water. 

We only have 1 more monthly gift (Sept 23) left to get then starting October 1, I will be giving gifts every day until we leave on October 23. Since October 23 is a travel day their gift that day is to finally find out what hotel we are staying at. I think I am going to make them wait until we are on the Magical Express :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

3 Months until our Disney vacation!!

I can't believe we have 3 months until our vacation. This post is being done late because of a very busy summer. We are trying to get the 3 of us ready to go back to school. Unfortunately, we only have 1 week left.

For this months Disney countdown gift I went with travel pillows. I have always seen people with them at the airport and I am not sure why I haven't purchased these before. It might be because I remember back in the day when the airline had pillows and blankets for you to use. Now I usually just roll up my sweatshirt and use it. I was going to have my mom make them, there are several templates online, but I found some on the dollar rack at Target in the $2.50 bins. This was like an awesome bonus, I couldn't buy fabric and filler to make these for that cheap. They do seem to be a little flimsy but that's okay with us. So, for this gift I spent a whopping $12.50!!! You can't beat that. The kids were excited and even took them on their Michigan vacation as well.