Disneyland with Kids!

It goes without saying the any trip to Disneyland would be a wish come true for most kids. Watching a child at Disneyland can also be just as joyous. – That being said it can also be a lot of work, a lot of money, and having a tired grumpy toddler on your hands can end anyone’s fun pretty quickly. So here are a few notes to hopefully keep your trip siding towards blissful rather than traumatic, for all included.
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Disneyland Tickets!

Tickets are expensive; there is really no way around it. You can find current pricing here. The general pricing pattern is that the price per day drops dramatically for every additional day you go; there is an additional flat rate fee to make your ticket a Park Hopper Ticket.

Theme Park Ticket – a Ticket allows you to enter 1 park for 1 day; you choose how many days you want to visit a park (within a specified time window), and if you would like to upgrade to a Park Hopper Ticket.

Park Hopper Ticket (upgrade feature) – allows you to go back and forth between both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure freely.

Kids Discounts – Children under the age of 3 are free. There is a slightly discount for children between the ages of 3-10 years.
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Disneyland for Kids of All Ages!

For kids of all ages! It really is! I visited for my first time before we had a child and my next visit was years later with our almost 3 year old. I had an amazing time during both trips. I now have an annual pass and visit as often as possible with my almost 4 year old. I’ve also travelled to Disneyland with families of all ages and abilities and am always amazed at how much there is to do; we still haven’t gotten to everything.
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Wallpaper, the Devil’s Creation.

I never hated wallpaper. I have seen some really nice quality wallpaper. In fact, at one time I had a sample book of Farrow and Ball wallpaper. You could run your fingers down the pattern and feel all the different layers of paint that were used to create the image. No my friends that was no mass produced Wallpaper, instead it was almost a little work of art.

So no, I never hated wallpaper.


…past tense.

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The Wood Floor’s That Weren’t

Prior to actually owning my house all I knew was that every room was covered in heinous carpet. Which was fine. I wasn’t about to rock a hideous shag carpet, because I knew that underneath the God awful flooring could be nice wood floors. Wood floors that once refinished could shine like a diamond in the rough. There was one room on the 2nd floor where you could pull up the carpet and see wide wood planks. So I was optimistic. Sure it would probably be a softwood like Pine or Fir, but that was fine with me. My whole motto during this adventure has been I’m not looking for good, just good enough.

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Valentine’s Day Card

I loved last year’s valentines for my daughter’s preschool class. They were a perfect project to include my daughter, who wasn’t writing yet, in the process. I loved them so much I thought I would be doing them again this year, (and I may still). But now that she’s writing, sort of. I wanted to try a valentine that would let her write her name on it herself; which meant going to a more traditional paper card.
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