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    Travel

    LEGOLAND Florida Resort

    Our trip to LEGOLAND Florida was like finding a diamond in the rough. I love this place and my son does too. Growing up, trips to Orlando meant Disney and Universal because we never ventured farther down 1-4 than WDW. But I highly suggest that you do and you will discover this gem of a park located about 30 min outside of Orlando in Winter Haven, FL. The park is reasonably priced, very clean, and colorful, embodying those Scandinavian qualities that I happen to love. You’ll be happy to know that you won’t be standing in line for hours for  rides or for food.  This park caters to families with small children ages 2-12. I…

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    Mary Poppins Returns- Trailer

    “Winds in the east, there’s a mist coming in, like something is brewing, about to begin” ~ Bert (Mary Poppins). I just cannot wait for this movie!  Mary Poppins IS my favorite Disney movie and has been since I  was a child.  The orginal masterpiece, which earned 13 Academy Award nominations, will be hard to top but I’m sure Disney will add their bit of magic to this version and it will sparkle just like the original.  Mary Poppins Returns is set in Depression-era London where a now grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with his three children, have endured a personal loss. The always mysterious, yet charming Mary Poppins returns to help…

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  • Food and Drink

    Orange Chicken Pasta Salad

    Do your kids like pasta? Do your kids like fruit? How about fruit and pasta together? Combine refreshing fruits with pasta, chicken, and fresh veggies for a healthy, single serving salad that moms and kids will love. Today I’ve made this delicious and very easy Orange Chicken Pasta Salad for not only my lunch but my kids lunches as well. This recipe calls for grapes and oranges but you can substitute apples for the grapes and, as I have done this time around, substituted celery for spinach. It’s an easy, versatile salad to make but the key ingredient is the oranges which are both in the salad and in the…

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    Healthy Living

    Herbs and Spices

    The process by which we digest food is very complex. It requires the coordination of many organs in our body to effectively break down and absorb nutrients from the food that we eat. There are a variety of factors including stress, an unhealthy diet, and alcohol, that can affect our dietary system and prevent it from operating properly. If the digestive process loses its efficiency, malnutrition and toxin build up may occur. Signs of poor digestion include bloating, gas, diarrhea, and indigestion. It is also very imporatant to note that what we eat directly affects our brains. Headaches, moodiness, sleepiness, and lack of concertration can also be affected by poor…

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    A Wrinkle in Time – Opening March 9th

    Opening in theaters March 9, A Wrinkle in Time begins with the story of Meg Murry, a high school girl plagued by the mystery of her father’s (Mr. Murry) disappearance while on a mission. Meg and her brother, Charles, an intellectually gifted boy, are introduced to 3 celestial beings, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Whatsit. Meg, Charles, and Meg’s classmate, Calvin, embark on a trip across the universe to find and save her father. The only way to reach her father and travel this way is by way of tesseracts, the wrinkle’s in time. The 3 friends are in for an ominous journey as the universe is threatened by an…

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    Disney

    Favorite Disney Restaurants

    So I’ll admit, while working for Disney, I got to try many restaurants that I would otherwise not have been able to get a reservation to or be able to afford.   But it goes without saying that Walt Disney dining has something for everyone and it has become quite the culinary destination (Hello Epcot Food and Wine festival) in the past decade. That said, when I went to the parks, I usually had kids in tow so my restaurants of choice were not those on the higher end, but rather those that could keep us all entertained, well fed, and interested in the detail . Keep in mind that there…

  • Healthy Living

    Cold Sesame Noodle Salad

      Try out this Cold Sesame Noodle Salad recipe for a tasty lunch idea. It’s quick, healthy, and easily transportable. It’s a great idea for picnics or if you are bringing your lunch to work the next day. Tip: Make the noodles ahead of time and let them soak in the dressing. Add the sesame seeds, cilantro, and scallions at the end. Ingredients: 8 oz of whole wheat spaghetti 5 Tbs or peanut butter OR sunflower butter 3 Tbs of rice wine vinegar 3 Tbs of soy sauce 1/4 cup of chopped scallions, plus more for garnish 1/4 cup of chopped cucumber lengthwise (to create strips) 2 carrots chopped lengthwise…

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    Hello world!

    Welcome to my blog, Pralines and Pixie Dust. I have to admit, there are a lot of really awesome blogs out there from fashion to food and everything in between. When I thought about creating this blog it came from a place of wanting to share what I know, my experiences, and my thoughts and ideas about the things that I enjoy. As for me, I have spent a lot of my career in healthcare which has resulted in me becoming a certified health coach. I am also a former Disney cast member which allowed me to gain invaluable insight into learning about the company as well as the parks.…