The Mommyhood Life – Travel, Crafts, Food, and Florida Family Fun

Month: January 2014

Wonderful World of Sneakers ~ Choosing Some Pretty Gym Sneakers

Wonderful World of Sneakers

Wonderful World of Sneakers by trinaellen featuring lightweight shoes


Took the first step to my weight loss journey today and joined the gym!  I am so excited to work towards a healthier me and get back into my skinny jeans.  I thought getting a new pair of sneakers and some pretty workout outfits would help me get there everyday, but I never realized how many cute sneakers there are to choose from!
 

Marriott Grande Vista Resort , Orlando Florida ~ Our Disney Vacation

We returned home from a last minute Disney trip this week.  My parents had an extra week available to exchange on their timeshare so I was able to convince the Hubby to take the trip down to Orlando.  This was the second time we stayed at the Marriott Grande Vista Resort in Orlando.  It’s across the street from Sea World, a 15 minute drive to all the Disney attractions and Universal, and less than 5 minutes away from restaurants and shopping.

We first stayed at the Marriott Grande Vista Resort back in August of 2012 when we did our first big Disney trip along with my parents, brother, and sister in-law.  Back then we stayed in a 3 bedroom lock-off villa, this time in 2014 we got the 2 bedroom lock-off villa because my father wasn’t able to come down and the rest of the family only stayed with us a few nights. 
 
I am a huge fan of this resort!  They offer so much, on the days we wanted to just relax and recover from all our Disney fun, this resort is perfect.  The kids can never get bored, they offer daily activities for them.  Such as arts and crafts, games, and different events like having Gatorland visit the resort.  They also have fun kid friendly pools, a rec room, boat rentals, a candy/ice cream shop and fishing rod rentals.  If its raining there’s a game room and the maze room which is a tube area for the kids to run off some energy.  They also offer kids drop-off nights and a kids field trip day to Gatorland for a fee, so parents have a chance to sit back and relax.
 
  
  
The Marriott Grande Vista also has a store and several restaurants on site.  Weather you want a sit down meal, a quick bite to eat by the pool, or pizza back in your room, this resorts got you covered! 
 
 
The store sells prepackaged S’more kits for the fire pits that are set on a beach area by the pond
 We didn’t make it to a fire night yet, because there is so much to do in Orlando.  However the kids loved building sandcastles on the beach!
If your looking for an adult friendly night, that’s also covered.  With poolside bars, relaxing hot tubs, and an onsite spa and fitness center!

The landscaping is beautiful and the resort is set on a golf course.  The kids woke up every morning and watched the golfers from the back patios. 
The staff was also excellent, my mother kept shutting the lock off suite door by accident along with her room key and security always came fast with a smile on there face to unlock the door. 
 
I also love having a full kitchen in our villa, we saved a lot of money being able to make breakfast most mornings, and barbequing a couple nights.  Our villa also had a washer/dryer and Jacuzzi tub.
 
I understand why many people choose to stay in a Disney resort, however if you are looking to experience all the other attractions Orlando has to offer, or you want to spend days away from all the coming a going of the theme parks then this resort is an awesome alternative. 
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Mia Mariu Fragrance Purfume Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

 
I’ve been enjoying the “Magia” Mia Mariu fragrance lately.  It’s a subtle sophisticated musk scent with fruity accents.  It smells flirty and feminine, my hubby also loves the smell on me which always important!

The full size bottle is reasonable prices at $42
Mia Mariu also has 2 men’s fragrances available for sale, “acqua” and “caoba”
Along with the fragrance I received a hydrating stick lip gloss in “amore” red which retails for $15.  I liked the feeling of this lip stick, it was smooth and moisturizing.  I don’t like lip sticks that are to heavy and gooey, and this lip gloss stick was light weight and smooth.  I am very excited about this line of lip sticks.
 
Enter to win a full size bottle of your choice of Mia Mariu fragrance!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Doll Clothes Superstore Review and Coupon Code

One of the best parts of playing with dolls as a child is dressing them up, but after a couple years of doll clothes shopping I’ve learnt that buying these outfits at the store will often cost you more than the doll itself.  However I am very excited to have found an amazing place to get all Lilly’s fun doll clothes and accessories from now on!
Doll Clothes Superstore sent me 2 outfits to review with Lilly, and I must say the craftsmanship is impeccable!  The seams are straight and even, the Velcro is done perfectly, and the designs are adorable.  The quality is much better than most of the outfits I’ve bought in the past. 

Plus these outfits are less than a quarter of what I’ve spent on doll outfits in the store!  Now Lilly can have enough outfits to keep her babies and Barbies in style everyday!   Doll Clothes Superstore also sells twin doll outfits, perfect for Lilly’s Bitty Baby Twins she got for Christmas and Matching Girl and Doll Outfits.
We received the Bitty Baby Pink Dress and Barbie Pink and Lavender Glitter Dress to review.  As soon as the package came the outfits immediately made there way onto Lilly’s favorite Barbie and her precious Bitty Baby.

The Bitty Baby Pink Dress retails for $8.55
The Barbie Pink Lavender Glitter Dress retails for $4.25
These prices are awesome, but Doll Clothes Superstore is also offering a great deal for my readers, a 10% discount with no minimum purchase when using coupon code: lollipopsdcs
Lilly hasn’t taken her Bitty Baby’s New dress off and is very happy mommy got to review these items.  We will soon be stocking up her doll armoire with cute new outfits!

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Disclaimer: I received the doll clothes for free in order to facilitate this review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

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