Breezy Days

60th Diamond Anniversary Celebration

November 17, 2015

What's a Disneyland trip without a truckload of selfies? This past weekend Ryan, Evan, Amanda (cousin), and I drove down to California for a short weekend getaway. I read an article that some attractions would be shut down starting in 2016 to make room for Star Wars Land, anddddd it's the 60th Diamond Celebration anniversary. Which was the perfect excuse to make a Disneyland trip before the end of the year :D Also, my Grandma was at the opening day of Disneyland when she was 10 years old, that is so crazy!! I'm totes jealous of her haha

I made sure we hit Tom Sawyer Island because it's one of the attractions that will be closed starting next year, and Ryan's never been on it. Also, when the heck did it become "Pirate Island"?! That is the stupidest thing I've ever heard. Does no one read Tom Sawyer anymore? Or is there too much racism in the book that Disneyland decided to be politically correct and change the name of the island? Too ridiculous. I will always refer to it as Tom Sawyer Island. Can't change my mind! 

It was possibly the perfect day to hit Disneyland. The longest wait time was 40 minutes for Haunted Mansion (which is super weird imo). We did Indiana Jones in 25 minutes, Space Mountain in 20 minutes, Storybook Ride (Ryan's favorite, it's the one by Tea Cups with the open whale mouth), Thunder Mountain, Pirates of the Caribbean, I had my obligatory churro, and we ate at the French Market restaurant where Tiana from Princess and the Frog sang with a band. It was SO MUCH FUN

Disneyland will always have a special place in my heart. I'm so excited to bring my future babies here so they can experience the magic of Disney as well! All in all, it was a great weekend :)

Get a Good Nights Sleep!

November 16, 2015
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For as long as I can remember I have always played basketball, it's practically in my blood. I play for fun now because I'm too short to actually do anything with it haha! Although, now that Ryan and I are getting older we are spending more time behind a desk at school or work, so when we do get the time to play we feel those hardcore aches and pains afterwards. Ouch!

With our responsibilities we don't have the luxury of not getting a well-rested nights sleep. Which is where Advil PM comes in, it takes care of the pain and helps with a great nights sleep! 

Advil PM knocks out 2 birds with one stone. Instead of taking Advil for my aches and a sleeping aid to help with a good nights sleep, I can take one pill and save time and money! I snagged mine at Walgreens while I was in there picking up some cough drops for the cold weather coming up. You can save on your Advil pain reliever/sleep aid products when you use these offers

Christmas DIY Gifts

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Making gifts for friends and family during the holidays can be affordable, and it's a fun way to give them something handmade with love. I crafted these 2 suuuuper easy DIY Christmas gift projects using the versatile Scotch® Expressions Tapes and Scotch® Create Double Sided Tape I found at Walmart in the 'Paper Crafting' aisle.  

The first craft is the Washi Bow Treat Bag where I use the washi tape to create a bow for an adorable treat bag! The second craft is a Christmas tree in a frame made out of washi tape. Below are the tutorials, enjoy! :)

1// Cut 3 pieces at the above lengths 
Large: 16 inches
Medium: 8 inches
Small: 1 inch

2// Fold the Large and Medium pieces in half, so no sticky is showing.

3// Fold again. Cut a notch in the Large and Medium pieces to make the center (where the fold is), narrower than the ends of the pieces.

4// Cut a "V" shape at the end of the Medium piece. 

5// Open up the Large piece, and dab a hot glue gun dot in the middle. Create the "bow loop" portion by taking each end and attaching it to the adhesive.

6// Open up the Medium piece and hot glue it to the back of the Large piece. 

7// Then hot glue the Small piece around the center to secure the entire bow together. 

8// Glue bow to wooden clothespin. 

9// Fill bag with candy, fold doily over top and secure with clothespin. 

10// Now gift to your neighbor or friend! 

1// Cut plain white scrapbook paper to the size of your frame, this is what you'll use to create your Christmas tree. 

2// Select Scotch® Expressions Tapes for your washi tape Christmas tree. Cut at a diagonal angle and create the bones of your tree! 

3// Pull up bottom piece and attach a tree trunk. 

4// Place pieces of washi tape on scrap paper and use a star hole punch to punch out your tree topper. Repeat method for ornaments, holiday bells, snowflakes, etc. 

5// To attach the star tree-topper use Scotch® Create Double Sided Tape.

6// Put the tree into your frame, and gift to a friend or display it in your home! 

I picked up both of my Scotch® Brand goodies in the 'Paper Crafting' aisle at Walmart while I was grocery shopping, how easy! What holiday gifts will you make this season using Scotch® Expressions tape?