Giveaway for The Venardos Circus Family 4 Pack!

Giveaway for The Venardos Circus Family 4 Pack!

Thank you to The Venardos Circus for hosting me for this event and providing the giveaway featured in this post! The photos and information in this post were provided by The Venardos Circus.

Who would love to attend a Circus performance in the Horizon West area? Our area is still newer and I’m always looking for family friendly events that are close to home. I’m very excited to share that I will going to the opening night of The Venardos Circus and you have the opportunity to go to opening night as well with this giveaway for a Family Ticket Pack.

Simply follow along our adventures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and then use the Rafflecopter to enter to win the prize: A Family 4 Pack of Tickets to attend the November 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM Venardos Circus show.

You will find plenty of information about The Venardos Circus below but some special highlights as this Circus is animal free and there is a sensory friendly show available. Keep reading for all of the important information including how to win or buy tickets for the show.

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So what is The Venardos Circus? Dubbed, “The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show” Ringmaster Kevin Venardos brings world-class animal-free circus acts into a Broadway musical-style. With remnants of traditional circus brought into modern day feel, they have aerialists, acrobats, juggling, hand-balancing/contortion, comedy, magic, musical production and much more!

Are there options that are sensory friendly? Yes! There is a sensory-friendly version scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 14th at 7:00 p.m. Geared toward families with children who need a bit of a lighter touch when it comes to entertainment, there will be softer lights, lower volume of music  and no loud sounds or pops. Prices are also reduced a bit for this show.

Where is The Venardos Circus? They will return to Winter Garden, FL, with performances at 16045 New Independence Pkwy, Winter Garden, 34787 (corner of New Independence Pkwy and Hamlin Groves Trail) from Nov. 6-24th, 2019.

When is The Venardos Circus? Showtimes are on weeknights, Wednesday through Friday, at 7:00 p.m., Saturdays 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and Sundays at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

When should we arrive? And how long is the show? There is an interactive pre-show party one hour before each show time with opportunities to meet the cast, snap selfies and play games. The main event lasts approximately 90 minutes, with a brief intermission.

How much are tickets? General Admission Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth under 12 yrs. Babes in arms are free with a paying adult (24 months and younger). Premium Reserved seating is priced from $35 to $45.

Will there be food available to purchase? Classic circus treats like popcorn, nachos, fresh-made cotton candy and natural pink lemonade and more are available.

Full details and tickets at www.Liveyourcircusdream.com.

Leave a comment below telling me what you’re most excited for about The Venardos Circus! (Hint: This is also an entry!)

Review of Plant Based Meal at Toledo in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Review of Plant Based Meal at Toledo in Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

We are a plant based family and we decided to go check out the new plant based “seafood” options at a new restaurant, Toledo, at Walt Disney World. In this post, you’ll find out what we ate and what we thought of the atmosphere, experience and food offered at Toledo.

Toledo is a restaurant in the new Gran Destino Tower of the Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

View of the Gran Destino Tower

Gran Destino Tower

Recently, Walt Disney World started offering a significant amount of new plant based options and labeling them more clearly, as well as providing a guide for plant based eating across the resort. This means that it is now, more than ever, easier to eat a plant based diet while visiting the most magical place on Earth!

For reference, my husband used to love seafood before switching to a plant based diet. One of his favorite foods of all time was calamari. I never liked seafood and can’t stand anything “fishy” tasting. So we have a wide palette range for this review.

Atmosphere
Walking into the Gran Destino Tower lobby is an experience of its own. The lobby is absolutely stunning. There details are astounding. The pristine environment with intricate lighting and a mix of sophisticated old world with new technology couldn’t be more perfect. I highly recommend taking a walk through the lobby and around the resort. It’s simply beautiful. On the rooftop, you’ll have an amazing view. You can check out the rooftop lounge, have some drinks or just peek in for the view. You can also ask for a window table at Toledo.

Lights in Gran Destino Lobby

Unique Lighting in the Lobby

Beautiful, Intricate Lights

View from Coronado Springs Destino Tower

View from the Rooftop Lounge of Gran Destino Tower

Experience
Toledo is a Spanish tapas style restaurant focused on small dishes, many of them seafood based. The restaurant itself is very elegant and beautiful with stunning views. From the host to our waitress to our chef, every interaction was exactly the friendly experience I’ve come to know and love from Disney restaurants. The views and experience are similar to the California Grill at the Contemporary, which is another favorite for us.

View at Dinner Toledo

Sunset View at Toledo

Our Table at Toledo by the Window

Food
All of the food we ate was plant based. We chose two small plate starters, two entrees, a kid’s meal and a dessert to split. The olives, one of the entrees and dessert were all also gluten free, or gluten friendly as Disney refers to it.

Pan con Tomate (Tomato Bread). This was a table favorite. My daughter wouldn’t stop eating it. The tomato is flavorfully salty but not too salty. The bread, served separately and toasty warm, was crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Crushed Tomato topping and bread

Pan con Tomate

Aceintunas (Marinated Olives). Olives are one of my favorites and this is the only plant based and gluten free appetizer. The olives are served warm and are perfectly seasoned. This is definitely a plate to share as eating this many olives by yourself would be a challenge, but maybe one you would happily accept with how tasty they are!

Olives

Aceintunas

Plant Based “Seafood.” The plant based seafood definitely appears like real seafood and has some of the same texture you’d expect out of seafood, but does not have the “fishy” flavor. It tastes fresh and flavorful like well seasoned and well prepared vegetables presented in a beautiful and unique way. The platter included mushroom “scallops”, fried mushroom “calamari,” jackfruit and heart of palm “crab cake,” mushroom “ceviche,” citrus-infused couscous and a splash of sauce. This was my husband’s dish and he said the crab cake was his favorite part but he really enjoyed the entire dish.

Plant Based Seafood Plate

Plant Based “Seafood,” Gluten Free. This was very similar to above but some of the items were substituted for gluten free options. This dish included a few more traditional-looking vegetables but they were still very fresh and flavorful. The platter included mushroom “scallops”, mushroom “ceviche,” cauliflower, potatoes, carrots and a splash of sauce. Although the vegetables tasted great on their own, I think I would ask for more sauce in the future as sauce makes a dish for me.

Plant Based Seafood Plate Gluten Free

Kid’s Meal. They offer a kid’s hummus option. They added a few vegetables, cauliflower and potatoes, based on her favorites. We asked for rice but the rice contains meat. This simple option was fine for us as our daughter tends to like simple but really the pan con tomato was her favorite part of the meal.

Kid’s Meal

Chocolate Avocado Mousse. I was hesitant to order this, which has a little back story. When I was pregnant, my husband tried to make me avocado brownies from Pinterest that “you’ll never know there’s avocado.” It was one of the worst Pinterest fails and I KNEW there was avocado and it was horrible! So this was my first try at anything avocado dessert since then. And I can tell you with this one, I actually didn’t know! It was very smooth and creamy and chocolatey tasting. There was also some fruit and a few small wafers that taste kind of like meringue cookies. I really enjoyed this dessert although I would have been happy to have a larger portion of chocolate mousse on it.

Acocado Mousse Dessert with a view of Disney property

Avocado Mousse Dessert

Food Allergies
I do have several food sensitivities and avoid gluten for medical reasons, so I did request to speak to a chef. The Chef was polite, helpful and did a great job helping me find something safe for me to eat. I wish I could order right off of a menu easily (but I can only do this at fully vegan restaurants who also clearly mark gluten free items), so when a chef is warm and makes me feel good about the experience, I really appreciate it. All of the food also arrived with the “allergy” marker on it. Our waitress was great about ensuring my food was safe and that I was happy with it as well. The chefs and staff at Disney restaurants almost always are like this, but we definitely had a good food allergy experience at Toledo.

What do you think? Would you like to go to Toledo? Would you try the plant based seafood dish? Let me know in the comments here! 

For more reviews of vegan, plant based, gluten free food at Disney, be sure to be following me on Instagram and Facebook!

 

 

30 Minutes in September: Getting a Library Card

30 Minutes in September: Getting a Library Card

I have made the commitment to joining a set of photographers to show you a glimpse of our ordinary, daily life through my lens. This month I’m sharing thirty minutes of our time in the library, where my daughter got her first library card.

This library is located in Windermere, near Orlando, Florida. The Orange County Public Library System is really wonderful. They have programs that range from infant and toddler story time to being able to take classes and rent studio learning spaces for adults and everything in between.

When I was a child, my mom and I spent a lot of time at the library together. I have fond memories of the summer reading programs at our local library. I would get lost for hours reading books and loved the planned activities they held. I hope that my daughter will also develop a great love for reading and that the local library will be a part of that love.

Read all the way to the end for some technical information on my photography and also for a link to the next blog in this photography circle blog.

So off to the Windermere Library we went…

Windermere Library Entrance

Windermere Library

Windermere Library Statue

Windermere Library Statue

Windermere Library

To get your library card…

Windermere Library Getting a Card

Step 1. Go up to the counter and ask for a library card, please! Make sure you (or Mom and Dad) have your ID like driver’s license. If you’re little, you just use Mom or Dad’s.


Windermere Library

2. Sign your new card!


Windermere Library

3. Smile for your picture (or don’t haha)!!


Windermere Library

Now you have your card and you also get your sticker!

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

Now it’s time to explore some books!

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

You can even read quietly with a friend or family member.

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

You can read quietly by yourself.


Windermere Library

You can even be silly as long as you’re still pretty quiet!


Windermere Library

There are so many books to explore!

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

They even have computers!


Windermere Library

And movies!


Windermere Library

You can even borrow some books and take them home with you as long as you take good care of them and bring them back on time!


Windermere Library

Just pick them out.


Windermere Library

Carry them to the front of the library.

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

Hand them to the librarian and ask to borrow them.


Windermere Library

Don’t forget to give the librarian your library card!

Windermere Library

Windermere Library

Now you have your library card so you can borrow books and have access to many resources through your local library!


Windermere Library

I love my local library, do you?!

For those of you interested in some of the technical information on my shooting process through this, here is some more information. Usually I use my Canon camera for my 30 minutes blogs, but this time I used my Sony A7II with the Sony 50 mm 1.8 lens. What do you think? I think it’s pretty comparable quality-wise! I still prefer my Canon for my professional sessions but I do love the weight and ease of this camera for a situation like this. I have this camera for blogging as it can be a lot easier to take places like theme parks, gardens or libraries. I kept my f-stop at f/2.0 most of the time and adjusted my ISO and shutter speed based on lighting as we were both inside and out so the lighting changed several times. For editing, I used Lightroom and based my editing on a preset with some tweaks to get the lighting and coloring right. I try to keep my tones more warm but I also like true bright whites and creamy skin which can be hard to achieve especially in the lighting and coloring of a library. I am happy with the colors of this session though! My favorites are the ones where the colors of the books really make the phots really vibrant and lively!

This is a circle blog, so please feel free to join me in checking out the other amazing photographer’s in this group starting with Jennifer Blake from Blueberry Hill Images and her blog on fall sunsets this month. 

If you’re interested in booking a unique session with me, please email theartofadventures@gmail.com.

Magical Fairy Sessions Benefiting Give Kids the World

Magical Fairy Sessions Benefiting Give Kids the World

Now Booking Magical Fairy Sessions! By donation, to Give Kids the World Village! Read on for more information.

Give Kids the World Village is a nonprofit “storybook” resort located in Central Florida where children with critical illnesses and their families are offered an opportunity to vacation for a week, escaping many of the daily challenges, at no cost to the family. Learn more about Give Kids the World here and follow along on my blog page here where I’ll be sharing more information about this wonderful cause through the month of October. I can’t wait to share with you all of the magic that this location provides to families.

Because I love the mission of Give Kids the World Village, I have teamed up with a friend to bring awareness to and fundraise for their excellent mission.  My friend’s family had a magical experience years ago that they still cherish today. We have formed a 5K Challenge for Hope Team called Mandy’s Starrs in honor of my friend’s sister, Mandy, who passed away after their vacation.

I really hope that you’ll consider joining us on November 9th for the 5K. Please join us by signing up for the Challenge of Hope 5K or make a donation to our team for this amazing cause here!

Additionally, to raise more money for this excellent cause, I’m offering Fairy Sessions with 100% of profits going to Give Kids the World Village.  Below you will find more information on how to book a Fairy Session benefiting Give Kids the World. Be sure to book today as spots are limited!

Two Little Girls playing with a fairy

Two Little Girls playing with a fairy

Two Little Girls playing with a fairy

Two Little Girls playing with a fairy

Magical Fairy Sessions

Location: Winter Garden, 34787

What’s included:
15 minute session
5 high resolution digital images provided in an online professional gallery
Printing rights
Magical fairies added into each photo – magically!

Price: Any donation to Give Kids the World Village through our Challenge of Hope fundraising

Date + Time:
October 20, 2019 4:30-6:30 PM

To book: First come, first serve. Email theartofadventures@gmail.com with requested date and time.

Interested in our Holiday Mini Sessions too? Check them out here. Or email for any other sessions.

Other details: Contract and payment due within 24 hours. Please ask all questions before final booking. Advertising photos to show general style and example of magical fairy appearance.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Tips for the Family!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party: Tips for the Family!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (MNSSHP) is a special ticketed event at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom during the fall, Halloween season. This party will run through November 1, 2019. For more information on dates and tickets, see Disney’s website here.

As a local Annual Passholder and a parent of a toddler, I’m bringing you some special tips to get the most out of your experience as well as share a few of our favorite parts. Also, I’ll be sharing an example itinerary you may feel free to customize based on your preferences! Read on to hear my tips, share your tips in the comments and let me know if you have any questions!

 Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween Party Projection

General Tips:

  1. You can arrive at 4 PM on your party night with your party ticket even without a regular admission ticket.  Four to seven PM on party nights tends to be a quieter time, so you may experience lower than normal wait times and be able squeeze in a few rides.  If you also have regular admission tickets, you may schedule Fast Passes during that time. There are no Fast Passes after the party starts but waits for rides tend to be reasonable.
  2. Plan your dinner sometime between 4 and 7 PM too. Whether you are eating at home, a resort or in the parks, it’s a good idea to make sure you have had a solid meal before the party starts so you’re prepared to have some treats once the party starts!
  3. If you are only attending the party one night, make a priority list and a general itinerary. There is not a good chance of “doing it all” in one night. There is so much offered at this party that it would take several nights to be able to fully enjoy everything. However, a priority list and a general itinerary will help make sure you don’t miss your favorite parts!
  4. Two things to make sure you get right away are your Sorcerer’s Card (available by the fire station on the left side of the entrance) and your first treat stop and treat bag (on the left side of the entrance).
  5. Make sure you take plenty of pictures.  If you have a ticket that includes Memory Maker / PhotoPass, you can take advantage of the magic shots available throughout the party.  If you don’t have it, they do have a special one night Memory Maker price for it.
  6. Plan your costume! A big part of this party is wearing a costume and everyone loves fun costumes at this party. Be creative and have fun. Remember, it may be still warm during the party, so costumes that are not too hot are best.
  7. Do not miss walking through Main Street! The pumpkins and music and the projections make the atmosphere of the party so be sure to check that out!
  8. There are treat stations throughout the park and you can get treats by going through those lines. If you have a food allergy, you can receive allergy tokens to swap in for candy at the two allergy stations marked on the map.  I recommend going to the allergy station a few times throughout the night if you’d like to bring home a bunch of candy! We stopped right away when they opened at 7, once after the parade and once on the way out. The allergy station will ask your allergy and then hand you a bag of safe candy. We simply stated “vegan” as this covers our preference and allergy and they had bags ready to go for us.

Tips as an Annual Passholder (AP):

  1. Arriving around 6 PM will give you enough time to get your treat bag, a few photos and get in line for the first thing on your itinerary.  You can arrive before 6 PM but as an AP, there are not many advantages to arriving much earlier.  This gives you time to make sure you are rested and ready for the rest of the evening.
  2. You can save money by signing into your account and buying your tickets with your Annual Passholder discount in advance – around $15 savings per ticket!
  3. If your AP includes PhotoPass photos, be sure to take advantage of the many photographers. There are Magic Shots and photographers everywhere throughout the party!

Disney Headless Horseman Magic Shot

Tips for Families with Young Children:

  1. Consider how late your child will stay up. My two-year-old surprised me by staying up the whole time but she was clearly done around 10 PM when she took her shoes off and she didn’t want to leave the stroller again after that. I made the first half of the night heavier on activities she would like to be up and doing.
  2. Create a child-centric itinerary but also do some of the things you want to do. We balanced our itinerary with things that we knew our daughter would like the most and also things we wanted to see.
  3. Consider bringing a stroller and/or baby carrier, deepening on what your child does best with.  We thought our daughter would nap in a baby carrier, but she ended up wanting to stay in the stroller from 10 PM until we left at midnight.
  4. Rider Swap is available for rides like Space Mountain.  Rider Swap is a program available to families with young children so that parents only wait once while the other parent stays with the young child(ren) and then the parents swap places and the other parent rides.
  5. For character meetings, we usually have one parent wait in line and have the second parent show up with the child right before we are about to meet the character. Then our daughter is happy when she arrives and is ready to meet the character. Two year olds are not known for their patience so this helps keep everyone happy!
  6. Have a back up costume. In case of spills or accident or, in our case, refusal to wear a costume, it’s always a good idea to have a back up costume.
  7. The Monster’s Laugh Floor has a special Halloween themed show.  It has candy on the way in and out, is a drop in, shorter show and children do not need to get out of the stroller (they usually do).  This is one not to miss with kids as it’s cute, they can stay in the stroller (so could make this a stop later at night), and you get candy!
  8. Be flexible.  Flexibility is always the key to happiness with young children.  You may think one plan may work, but they may have other plans and you just have to roll with it!
  9. Plan for a longer nap before the party and a slow morning/day the day after the party! We were all tired the next day were all in bed early the next night!

 Mickeys Not So Scary Halloween

Mickey and Elodie wearing their Halloween costumes

Example Itinerary (Staying the Whole Night)

4 PM Rides with or without Fast Passes (ex. Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Splash Mountain)

5 PM Rides with or without Fast Passes (ex. People Mover, Buzz Lightyear)

6 PM Dinner, collect Sorcerer’s Card, Treat Bag, get in line for first activity

7 PM Meet favorite characters, do favorite rides with special Halloween activities, collect candy (ex. Line up to see Minnie then do Tea Cups with special music)

8 PM Meet favorite characters, do favorite rides with special Halloween activities, collect candy, dance parties (ex. Meet Moana, Ride Pirates of the Caribbean)

9 PM 9:15 Boo To You Parade starts, watch from Frontierland, arrive 15+ minutes early, then walk to castle for fireworks. Wait a few minutes past the parade end and then walk toward castle as they open the walkway about 15 minutes after 9:15 Parade ends.

10 PM 10:15 Fireworks start, watch from in front of castle, arrive early. 10:45 Hocus Pocus show in front of the castle optional.

11PM Ride rides and/or last minute character meets (ex. Space Mountain, Meet Villains, Moana, Mickey – you may experience waits under 10 minutes at the end of the night for all of these)

Example Itinerary (With Young Children)

4 PM Rest at home or hotel, get ready

5 PM Start traveling to party

6 PM Dinner, collect Sorcerer’s Card, Treat Bag, get in line for first activity

7 PM Meet favorite characters, do favorite rides with special Halloween activities, collect candy (ex. Line up to see Minnie then do Tea Cups with special music)

8 PM Meet favorite characters, do favorite rides with special Halloween activities, collect candy, dance parties (ex. Ride Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion which both have special features on party nights)

9 PM 9:15 Boo To You Parade starts, watch from Frontierland, arrive 15+ minutes early, then walk to castle for fireworks. Wait a few minutes past the parade end and then walk toward castle as they open the walkway about 15 minutes after 9:15 Parade ends.

10 PM 10:15 Fireworks start, watch from in front of castle, arrive early. (Could leave after fireworks) 10:45 Hocus Pocus show in front of the castle.

11PM Ride Swap rides and/or last minute character meets while child is in stroller or carrier (ex. Space Mountain Rider Swap, Monster’s Laugh Floor, Dance Party in Tomorrowland)

Are you partying with teens or older children? Check out my friend, Meagan Gets Real, for having fun at Mickey’s Not So Scary Party with teens.

Be sure to leave your tips below! And follow me on Facebook and Instagram to see more tips and information like this.

Holiday Mini Sessions – Christmas Trees!

Holiday Mini Sessions – Christmas Trees!

Holiday Mini Sessions

Holiday Mini Sessions

Holiday Mini Sessions

Holiday Mini Sessions

Holiday Mini Sessions

Location: Santa’s Tree Farm
35317 Huff Road Eustis, FL 32736

What’s included:
30 minute session
10 high resolution digital images provided in an online professional gallery
Printing rights
Cozy spot with props available
Small sled, wicker presents
Real Tree Farm as a backdrop

Price: $150

Date + Time:
November 16, 2019 3:00-5:15 PM

To book: First come, first serve. Email theartofadventures@gmail.com with date and time.

Other details: Pets on leash permitted. Contract and payment due within 24 hours. Please ask all questions before final booking. Advertising photos to show general style and example of cozy spot that will be available.

Fall Mini Sessions – Pumpkins!!

Fall Mini Sessions – Pumpkins!!

📷 Now Booking!! 📷 Fall Mini Sessions

Pumpkin Fall Mini Sessions

Pumpkin Fall Mini Sessions

Pumpkin Fall Mini Sessions

Fall Mini Sessions

Location: Santa’s Tree Farm
35317 Huff Road Eustis, FL 32736

What’s included:
15 minute session
10 high resolution digital images provided in an online professional gallery
Printing rights
Cozy spot with props available
Real pumpkins from the farm

Price: $150
Ask me how to save $50 on Fall Date only!

Date + Time:
September 28, 2019 8:15-10:45 AM

To book: First come, first serve. Email theartofadventures@gmail.com with date and time.

Interested in the Holiday Mini Sessions? Check them out here.

Other details: Pets on leash permitted. Contract and payment due within 24 hours. Please ask all questions before final booking. Advertising photos to show general style and example of cozy spot that will be available.

Welcome Home Session

Welcome Home Session

Welcome Home!

Home: It’s where you watch your family grow and grow up together. There are few spaces in your life that you will find so sacred. Whether you are purchasing your first home or just completed your dream home that will be your family’s forever home, I am now offering Welcome Home Sessions in the Central Florida area.

I would love to showcase the way your family’s love grows in the beautiful space you have created.

I recently had the pleasure of documenting this sweet family of three in their gorgeous new home. Please be sure to take notice of how the details of this family’s space come together and match their personalities perfectly. I’m excited to see how their family pictures grow with them over time in the house they designed and built with love.

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Horizon West Central Florida Photographer

Horizon West Central Florida Photographer

Horizon West Central Florida Photographer

Horizon West Central Florida Photographer

Horizon West Central Florida Photographer

Horizon West Central Florida Photographer

Horizon West Central Florida Photographer

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Horizon West Central Florida Photographer

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Are you interested in booking a Welcome Home Session with me in the Central Florida area? Inquire today here for a photo session for your family!

Super Soft Diapers: Huggies® Special Delivery™

Super Soft Diapers: Huggies® Special Delivery™

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Huggies®

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You never know how much time you’ll spend thinking about diapers until you become a mom.  What’s the price? How are they for the environment? Will it be uncomfortable for my baby? And well, that’s the top priority, right?  There are few things that matter more than our babies’ comfort – but also they need to be easily accessible and budget friendly. They get bonus points for being cute and plant-based*!

Imagine a soft, plant-based* diaper that is also absorbent and comfortable. Oh and you can pick them up quickly at your neighborhood Walmart at a great, everyday low price?

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Huggies® Special Delivery™ diapers have it all!

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Huggies® Special Delivery™ diapers are:

Soft. In fact, they are Huggies®’ softest diaper ever. We can tell our little girl likes the skin comfort more than the other brands we have tried in the past. You’ll need to try them for yourself but they are as soft as the softest baby blankets we have.

Plant-based*. They are free of parabens, fragrance, and elemental-chlorine.
Absorbent and comfortable. These diapers keep your baby’s skin protected and comfortable and last up to 12 hours. Dermatologist tested, they have no harsh ingredients.

Cute. Huggies® Special Delivery™ diapers are unique because not only do they check off all the boxes that are important to us, they also come in a variety of stylish designs.

Easy. The wetness indicator is a quick and easy way to tell that it’s time for a new Huggies® Special Delivery™ diaper, but combined with all of the other qualities, it also makes it an easy diaper for my family to choose. You can easily find them in your local Walmart in the Huggies® Special Delivery™ end-aisle display, or click here to shop for Huggies® Special Delivery™ at walmart.com.

Huggies Special Delivery Diapers

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30 Minutes in August: Dino Diggin’

30 Minutes in August: Dino Diggin’

I’ve made a commitment to spend 30 minutes each month documenting our ordinary, daily life.  If you know us, you will not be surprised that our 30 minutes in August were spent at a Walt Disney World Park!  What might be surprising to you though is that this adorably themed dinosaur play area is located in Animal Kingdom in Dinoland USA. The Boneyard is open daily for you and your little ones to explore and play! It’s a hidden gem that I find many people I talk with do not know about.

Below you’ll find the 30 minutes of our normal life where my daughter and husband played together at the Boneyard Dino Dig playground and digging sand pit.

The Boneyard play area is open daily, usually from about 10 a.m. to an hour and half before close. The hours are posted daily. There are high climbing spots. So if you have several small children, it may be helpful to have several adults supervising.  Strollers are left outside the play area, although I have seen them allow them for sleeping infants. Animal Kingdom is one of our favorite parks to frequent as there is so much to do. This playground definitely makes the top of the list of the fun things to do there!

From a photographer’s perspective, I really enjoyed seeing where the light came in through the canopy and playing around with different light and perspectives.  It was fun to get some macro shots of my daughter playing with the sand too! I used my main professional camera which is a Canon 5D Mark IV and my Sigma ART 35 mm lens for the entire 30 minutes. It’s also just really nice to have some beautiful photos of my husband and daughter playing.  I really appreciate the push to have some photos of our ordinary life!

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Walt Disney World Orlando PhotographerWater break!Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

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Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando Photographer

Walt Disney World Orlando PhotographerTime to clean off your shoes and go, Princess!

This is a circle blog, so please feel free to join me in checking out the other amazing photographer’s in this group starting with Jennifer Blake and her blog on friendships this month.