I Didn’t Disappear! I promise

Hey friends,

I know, I know. I redo the site, talk about a new series, say I will post more and then suddenly go quiet. Well, we had a little surprise recently. Our twins decided they needed to come early. So our twin boys were born at 34 weeks and 1 day and are currently in the NICU. Between delivering, recovering, and trying to split my time between the NICU and home (with the Goof) blogging is taking a bit of a back seat right now.

I hope to get back on here soon, and hope you understand. Until then, I will try to revisit some old posts that may interest you every now and then.

Have a Magical Day!


Friday Five- Spring Break Day Trips

I want to try something new on the blog. Friday Five. Just a list of five items with different topics each week. Then everyone else can leave comments adding to the list. I hope you like it.

5 day trips for Spring break or summer vacationSpring break is only a couple of weeks away for our area, and since it is probably the last time for a few months I will be feeling up to getting out and about before the twins come, I decided to try to come up with some different things to do with The Goof. I thought it might be fun to put together a list of day trips. Most of these are places you can find in most cities, or if not in your city, probably one close by.Continue Reading

Welcome To Our New Home!

Welcome to my new blogging home. Love Our Disney is now Love Our Crazy Life!

Love Our Disney is now Love Our Crazy Life

I am excited (and a bit nervous) to be able to share more adventures with you, and talk about more than just Disney. As I sad before, Disney will still be a huge part of this site, but I am excited to share other travel locations, tips and more.

While I get used to blogging on a different platform, I hope you will still come visit the site. If you happen upon my site via a pinned Love Our Disney post, or you find old Love Our Disney links that are broken, please use the contact tab to message me or get my email address. Let me know the title of the post so I can get it fixed. Moving after three years of blogging, there are a lot of posts for me to check and I want to make sure you are able to find the posts you are looking for.

I hope that you enjoy our new look, and that you will stick around as we share our crazy life. I also look forward to learning more about you, your life, and how you embrace the crazy!

Ch-ch-ch-Changes! (They are coming!)

Hey everybody! Remember shortly after Christmas when I wrote about if we still Love Our Disney? (If not you can read what I wrote HERE.) Well, the time has come for me to make some changes. Love Our Disney is going to be moving to a new site. Yikes! After 3 years of focusing on Disney, I need to feel like I can write about more, and as much as I have tried to expand, it did not feel right doing it under the LoveOurDisney.com domain and under that blog title. So, in the next week, you will see changes as we move to a new domain, and as I switch from blogger to wordpress.

If that last part confused you, don’t worry. Basically, for three years I have hosted this site on blogger- a blogging platform through Google. Now, there are people who bash blogger and say serious bloggers need to be on WordPress, but honestly, I have loved my relationship with blogger, and it was seriously the cheap option for me, as I did not have to pay for hosting, just for my domain. However, when researching the domain switch, I found the smoothest way to move the domain, and not lose all my old links, was to move to wordpress. So, I put on my big girl panties, and decided it was time to make the change. On top of that, wordpress has a lot more I can do with my site to make your experience unique.

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Disneyland 101 {Part 4} Disney California Adventure

Hi friends! We have some changes coming to the blog this week, so in preparation, I am not doing any new posts this week, but I want to continue reviewing our Disneyland 101 series. I have also updated descriptions of each of the lands as there have been some changes in the last year. Enjoy and be sure to check out the entire Disneyland 101 series HERE.

Hey friends! We have been going over all the things you need to know for your very first Disneyland vacation. I could probably go on for years about Disneyland and find new stuff to talk about (well, heck, I have been blogging about it for 2 years almost), but we have been going over the things a newbie would want to know.

We already talked about things you will encounter before entering the park, an overview of Disneyland, and entertainment in Disneyland. Now we are going to head over to Disney California Adventure and help you know a little more about the different areas there.

Disney California Adventure opened in 2001. We honeymooned in Disneyland and visited it in October of that year. Boy has it come a long way. (Seriously, back then it was not even a full day park.) Now I could easily spend a few days in DCA without heading over to Disneyland. With additions of Cars Land, Buena Vista Street, and so much more, DCA is a full fledged, multi-day theme park all on its own.

Today we will cover the lands/areas of the park. Kind of how we did the first day we talked about Disneyland.Continue Reading

Disneyland 101 {Part 5} California Adventure Entertainment and Shows

To catch up on previous Disneyland 101 posts- CLICK HERE.

We are back with Disneyland 101. This is here to help you with your first Disneyland vacation, or maybe your first in a long time. Sorry for the little break, this Disney Addict needed a bit of a recharge and to finish some things at home. But I am here now and ready to spread some more Disney love.

Today we are going to go over the entertainment, parades, and other magical extras you can find in Disney California Adventure. This park has so much to offer in this area. You could easily spend an entire day or two just watching shows and parades. There is something for every age group to enjoy while escaping the heat. Let’s get started.
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Random & Off The Wall Items You Will Want In Your Disney Park Bag

Welcome to the next stop on Magical Blogorail Blue. Today we are discussing what is in our Disney Parks Bags. I love hearing what is in others bags when they go to the park, and hope that this loop helps you when planning your next vacation.

What should you pack in your purse/bag for Disney? These random items may save your magical vacation. LoveOurDisney.com

Everyone knows the basic items you will definitely want in your bag when you head to the parks each morning during your Disney vacation. You know the items. Camera, ID, snacks. If you are a seasoned Disney Parks visitor you likely have those random or off the wall items that you have discovered you want to have in the parks. Those are the items that take your vacation from good, to great. Those are the items I am going to share with you today.Continue Reading

Why Would You Want To Rent Camera Equipment for Disney

One of the best parts of a Disney vacation for me is the memories. I love the photos we take during our vacation and being able to look back over them and remember the good times. One of the best things about blogging, I have a reason to take a million photos on our vacation.

Why would anybody rent camera equipment, even if they are not a professional? LoveOurDisney.com

Everyone can experiment with photography in Disney. I have shared about my first time trying out night photography at Disneyland. I have also given my tips for getting great vacation photographs, no matter your skill level. No matter what your level, taking photographs at Disney can be a lot of fun.

If you want to try out photography, but maybe you are not ready to invest in equipment, a great way to try out different equipment is to rent. A lot of people do not realize that you can rent equipment, but this is a great option. If you are heading to the Walt Disney World area, Kingdom Camera Rentals is an amazing company that allows you to do just that.

Now, a lot of people are probably sitting there wondering, “If I am not a professional photographer, why would I want to rent camera equipment?” This is a completely valid question. I decided to share why I think renting is a great option for anybody.Continue Reading

The Ultimate Disney Inspired Baby Shower Gift Guide

Welcome to the next stop on Magical Blogorail Red. Today we are have a virtual Magic Kingdom inspired baby shower for our friend Rosanne at The Disney Point. Congrats to Rosanne on her new addition!

The ULTIMATE Baby Shower Gift Guide for Disney lovers LoveOurDisney.com

I am excited to share with you today some Magic Kingdom/Disney inspired baby shower gifts. These are great for any Disney lover you know, and are a great way to spread some pixie dust to the new parents.Continue Reading

Disney Inspired Growth Chart {With Ride Height Requirements}

Hey friends! It has been a long time since I have gotten crafty. With twins on the way, we are busy but I decided to take a little time to make something that I have been wanting to make for years.

Disney growth chart with ride height requirements marked on it from LoveOurDisney.com

As a Disney lover, we have always measured the Goof’s height by what rides he can do, or which ones he is aiming to be able to do next. I have always thought how fun it would be to have that be a growth chart. Finally, while deciding how to decorate the twins nursery, I decided to finally make my idea a reality. These are pretty easy to make, and are so much fun. I figured most Disney lovers measure their kids based on ride height requirements, so I want to share how we made this growth chart with you.
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