Birthday Celebration at American Girl Bistro

 A little girls fourth birthday celebrated in every special way possible. She got her first American Girl Doll plus accessories with just one thing missing, a luncheon with her new doll to celebrate. So we booked a reservation and waited to surprise our little birthday girl.

When we pulled up Caroline still wasn’t sure where we were going, she originally thought we were going to the airport to fly to the snow. Then once in the parking lot she associated the brands star logo that she recognized from her doll box and immediately started saying “American Girl Store, yeaaaahhh!” We let her know her doll would be getting her ears pierced, she could pick out a few new items and we would be going to the special bistro birthday lunch.

Ice Cream Birthday Party

I love to throw a party, the planning and seeing the vision come to life is my favorite part. For the girls birthdays we typically have a rather large party filled with family, friends, neighbors and our home is filled with so much love and laughter. This year that was not the case, I found comfort knowing I wasn't alone in feeling that Caroline wouldn't have a birthday like she was accustomed to. and... we improvised, whether her birthday is celebrated with two people or fifty it would still be one to be remembered. 

Staycation at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Sometimes you just need a change of scenery, relaxation and a staycation nearby. Last month we stayed at a local resort that has been on our bucket list for a while. It checked all of our boxes and some we never knew we had been missing out on. If you are looking for a trip away, or visiting Central Florida to visit any of the Walt Disney World Parks, I highly recommend staying at the Four Seasons Orlando. I'm sharing why its a must and all of the safety that has been put into place to keep all guests safe. 

Fall is in the air, festive slippers and a tasty snack for little cubs.

The last day of July, must mean Fall is on its way, who agrees? Summer, has felt like a never ending season that started in March. I typically love the Summer and don't want to see it go, but this year, the year of 2020, I am ready for a change and something to give me the warm and fuzzies. Fall, is a time for pumpkin spice lattes, sweater weather (even if it's 90 degrees outside in Florida), feeling cozy and enjoying all the festivals this time of year brings. It might be a bit different in the outside world we once knew, but one thing that remains is that feeling you get while wearing your comfy lounge wear paired with the coziest slippers for you and your little cubs. 

Bibbidi Bobbidi.. Disney opens this week.

Can you believe that... Walt Disney World is finally reopening it's gates this week? As an annual pass holder we frequented to the parks at least once a week prior to the pandemic. As much as I would love to go to the reopening, in my heart I feel it is best for us to sit back for a while as they work out all the new restrictions and new normal. So to celebrate I put together some magic at home for the girls and you can too.

Five minute rice krispee treats + styled by The Bella Bean for the Fourth.

A festive treat brings together all you need to celebrate a holiday. Can you recall a favorite snack/treat or dessert that you loved during childhood? The one you remember meant it was Summer and time spent outdoors under the sun making lots of memories. That is how I feel about rice krispee treats, the gooey marshmallow, crunch and can't have just one feeling. My mom would make them all the time, extra marshmallowy and for any special occasion, just change the shape and sprinkles and it could be made for any celebration or holiday. It's the super easy recipe for you and your children to make together, but be prepared for sticky fingers.