Monday, April 24, 2017

Walt Disney World Fall 2017 Free Dining Discount

It's that time of year and fall Walt Disney World Discounts have been released! I post all discounts as soon as I can on my facebook page so make sure to follow me over there for discounts and lots of other fun information. Jenny @ Love the Mouse Travel



You can get a FREE dining plan when you purchase a non-discounted 5-night/6-day Magic Your Way package that includes a room at a select Walt Disney World® Resort hotel and ticket with a Park Hopper® or Park Hopper Plus Option Aug. 21-Sept. 30, Nov. 14-20, Nov. 25-27, Dec. 8-23, 2017. Must book by April 24-July 7, 2017.
Enjoy distinctive Disney Resort Guest benefits and amenities – including early access to Disney FastPass+ planning, Extra Magic Hours, complimentary Resort transportation, standard parking and entertaining amenities!
Stay at select Disney Deluxe Resort or Disney Deluxe Villa Resort and get the Disney Dining Plan with a variety of delicious dining options! Stay at select Disney Value Resorts or Disney Moderate Resorts and get the Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan that allows you to enjoy a quick bite!
Plus, you can uncover a magical mix of new and unforgettable experiences, including Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park.
Exclusions include: campsites, 3-bedroom villas, Art of Animation Little Mermaid Standard rooms, Polynesian Bungalows, All Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, Copper Creek Villas at Wilderness Lodge, Grand Floridian Villas, Bay Lake Tower, and Port Orleans Riverside (November and December only)
This offer has limited availability, so contact me today at jenny@lovethemousetravel.com to book your trip!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

TV Talk - LSB, GH, and OUaT

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Good evening everyone!  I'm watching something and I just had to share.


So who watches Lip Sync Battle?  I'm obsessed with it and when I saw who was on this week I had to watch right away.  I'm a GH fan and loved watching Ricky  Martin from back in the day and then to see where all he has gone is amazing.  This show is always hysterical and so fun to watch and I LOVE getting my LL Cool J fix each week,  Oh and talking about tonight's episode Ricky came out and was ready to go. It was so fun tonight and I loved all of the song choices. These two really came out to win it and put all into it.


Speaking of General Hospital I am still a watcher. I record it everyday and then usually let it play while I'm cleaning and making dinner etc. It is not something I have to sit down and stare at but I do like it as my background and what's going on.  I'm trying to decide what my favorite story right now is and I might have to go with Tracy's story. I know they are working up to Jane Elliots leaving the show but I love when she is front and center and she is just balls out in all of her scenes.  I'm a bit over all the Jake and Jason/Elizabeth stuff.  I like both Jason and Elizabeth and I know that they have the kid together but its almost like their stories have done in such different directions they need to just stop trying to push them together.  That story line is a bit annoying and I think Elizabeth and Franco could have a good storyline without the Jason interference.  I'm excited to see what summer storylines they come up with soon since I always feel like those are some of the hotest ones and it is getting to be that time.


So I am still behind in my Once Upon a Time Viewing. I've only watched three of the new ones this year but it is my current binge so that I can get ready for the wedding/musical episode coming up. I'm a sucker for a wedding episode and then to make it a musical and you know I'm sucked in. I can't wait and I'm sure to  be back once I get a chance to watch it. Now for the show I've been watching since the beginning and while I don't think it has kept up the same awesomness that it had at the beginning I'm loving this season more since its back to the main cast and not as many outside characters getting in the way. They are still there but I feel like the focus is back to more of our cast and I love that.  I've been reading the news about another season and them doing a bit of a reboot and I think that could be good for the show. I'll be watching to see what happens with that and how they move it but my Disney loving heart just can't give up on this show yet.  I do however love to binge it so I will record a couple months and then catch up which is what I'm working on now.

So those are my random shows for the week. I've been really busy and haven't had a ton of time to catch up on a lot of tv besides my HGTV shows, Bones episodes and the Twilight movies they keep showing on Freeform.  Hmm well maybe that is where all my tv time is going ;)
Happy viewing,
Jenny






Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday Musings

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Monday after a long weekend should be outlawed but then Tuesday would just be even worse so I guess getting going makes the most sense.  We have a short week this week with my boys tracking out of school on Thursday so that is going to be fun. We don't have any real plans for our break but we hope to hit some of the local museums and parks and just relax so that we are ready to knock out the last 6 weeks of school when they go back.

We went to my mom's house for the weekend and had a great Easter brunch with them. My boys are so funny and when we talk about Easter they always say that we eat at the Speedway Club. I guess that is our tradition and it won't be changing for now at least.  You can't see it in these pictures but I wore one of the Disney dresses from Lauren Conrad and Kohls. I was so excited when I found it on clearance and it was perfect for Easter and really any summer events. It is from the snow white line but doesn't have characters all over it.  I love it!


My crazy boys also decided it was warm enough to get into the pool. They did go back and forth from the hot tub to the pool and back. They had a blast. I'm a southern girl so I just did the hot tub and sat out and it was still a great time.

My mom had the great idea to do whip cream died eggs. The boys thought it was really messy but they had a good time. We forgot to grab gloves so we improvised with baggies.  They worked and the eggs came out cute but not sure we will be doing that method again anytime soon.

Not sure what else we have going on this week. I'm sure to be back next week with our weekend recap and the first few days of track out in the books.

Have a great one!
Jenny


Thursday, April 13, 2017

J.R. Ward The Chosen Book Chat

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Holy Moly who all reads the Black Dagger Brotherhood books?  I'm hooked on them and couldn't wait to get my hand on the latest one. The Chosen: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood is the 15th book in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J. R. Ward and it is just as good as all the others. I could not put it down and since I do some reading every day in carpool it makes the rest of my life pretty much go on hold until I can finish my book. I mean really most books I can start and stop but not when I start these. I have to finish. I am hooked as soon as I get started even with this one which I think was a bit darker then some of the recent ones. 

If you don't know the Black Dagger Brotherhood books fall under the paranormal romance section in the bookstores and while they do have what I would say is a main couple in each book JR Ward really weaves the story of the Brotherhood and all of the other characters into the mix. That is part of what I think I really love about these stories is that in each book we get a bit of story from lots of different brothers and their Shellans (wives for us humans) and other characters that we have read about. The Brotherhood is a set of vampires who live among the world and protect their King Wrath and their species against the Lessers.  I promise it makes sense when you get into it and even the bit of language that is their own just works the story into its own universe. We also get some of the overall arcing story in each one as well.  This one I would say has a bit less of the over all story well until the end but you can see how it is setting up for the big final battle.  

The main couple in this book is Xcor from the Band of Bastards and Layla one of the Chosen. We saw the start of their relationship in the last book and it comes full circle this time. With them being the main couple we also got info on Quinn and Blaylock, Trez, and even some Vishous.  I can't wait to see what is to come with all of them.  With the interwoven stories and all of the characters that we now have J.R.Ward has started an offshoot series called the Black Dagger Legacy which focuses on a new group of vampires that are going through the training program to be one of the fighters in the Brotherhood but since they are trained by the Brotherhood we get more little stories of the main guys that we already love.  I think this is a great way to work in stories with all the characters their are in this world.

Have I lost you yet? Are you already a fan? I'd love to chat about the series as a whole or this book in-particular. I can really go on and on and on.  Now I need to decide what book I'm going to read next. Any suggestions? 

Happy Reading!
Jenny





Wednesday, April 12, 2017

TV Talk - Arrangement, the Originals, Fixer Upper

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When people ask me what my hobbies are one of the ones I always say is watching TV but its more then just watching I also love reading behind the scenes info and casting news and locations etc.  I get Entertainment Weekly in the mail and read it cover to cover to help feed my need for info. So even if I don't watch a show I normally know something about it and chat it up a bit.  I've started a couple shows recently that I want to share now.



The Originalsis back and started off with a bang. I love this show and while they haven't officially announced that it has been canceled it does have a short season this year and has just started so its not looking great. With this season they did a 5 year jump in time and Hayley has finally gotten everything she needs together to wake up the Michelsons. Waking them up is the least of her worries as people are still going to want to kill them.  I've decided that I NEED some Klaus in my weekly tv viewing but then I watch and decide I really just need the whole clan. Not to mention Jason Dohring is back on and I LOVED him in Veronica Mars. I just binged the first 4 episodes and can't wait for the next couple. Now that they have gotten them back and have set up the big bad for the season I'm ready to see the gang back together and how they work it out.


So has anyone else started watching The Arrangement?  I'm hooked. It is so good and really grips you right from the beginning. The basic premise is that a very hot and popular actor starts liking a new actress and in order to really date her he makes her sign a contract with lots of rules and requirements in it.  He is also part of a place called the Institute that is ran by the Michael Vartan character.  I love me some Michael Vartan from back in his Alias  days and really he is part of why I tried this show but now I can't wait to catch it each week. If you haven't watched yet this one will really suck you in quick.


I'm also a bit obsessed with Fixer Upper . Their style isn't really mine but I love seeing them transform the utter disasters of homes they get into masterpieces. I love a good recycle story and this is it to the max. The nastier the house they start with the more I love to see the results in the end. I've been binging the show a lot lately and while I had known what it was I had not really watched before but I'm totally hooked now. I can't wait to see what they come up with next.


Speaking of fixer upper shows did you see that they are bringing back Trading Spaces? I LOVED this show and it really ushered in all of the design shows we love today. I watched it every week and of course had some favorites and some WTF reveals and I can't wait to see how they do the new show.  I haven't seen if they are bringing back any of the original cast or how it is going to work but I can't wait to check it out when its back on.

That's it for now. I'll be back soon to talk about some other shows and with the seasons winding down all of them are really heating up. Are you watching anything new that is just AWESOME and something I need to check out? I'm open to all shows so let me know.
Happy Viewing,
Jenny


Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday Musings

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It's finally Monday and we had a fun weekend.  The weather was gorgeous and my boys played outside for about 8 hours on Saturday and then yesterday we went down to my parents house to see my brother who was in from Colorado. Busy day but lots of fun


I spent some time this weekend working in my craft room and I was able to find a spot for my new  Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine !!!  I can't wait to make my own vinyl creations.  If you have one where do you get your vinyl from? Do you have a favorite type?  I'm so excited for this and I keep squealing a bit every time I look at it.

I also got my Erin Condren order in this weekend! I love my planner and get a new one every year.  I've tried some others but they just don't work great for me so I go back to my favorite. In this order I got some new covers, some gift labels, and return address labels.  Since I make cards I also send them and adding cute return address labels is always fun. I can't decide which cover I want to use first. So many decisions.


Since we do year round schooling we don't have Spring Break like the rest of the kids around here so while mine are in school this week I'm hoping to keep going on my craft room and get that up and ready to go so I can share some creations with you.  It is so exciting!!!

What are you up to this week? Are your kids home with you?
Have a great night!
Jenny





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Friday, April 7, 2017

Finally Friday

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If you haven't noticed I'm back and I hope to blog a couple times a week. It was a nice break from here but I missed you all. 
  • Crazy busy week so far. We are in the process up changing around our office/craft room/playroom area and it takes some work. I'll do a full post on it when its done but here's a peek. We painted this wall and moved the shelves and now working on the rest of the room. It is so exiting.

  • I'm also having a hard time believing that Buffy the Vampire Slayer is 20 years old.  There is no way that I could possible be that old and that show was on so long ago.  I've been devouring my Entertainment Weekly all week and really I could do a magazine of it each week and never get tired. #teamspike

  • This weekend my boys say they want to play all day so I'm going to work on my books. I'm currently reading. I'm currently reading Arcana Rising (The Arcana Chronicles) (Volume 5) by Kresley Cole but I'm almost done.  It is a great series and while I love her more adult books this is a great YA version of her books to read through.  Next up is my favorite Black Dagger Brotherhood books by J.R.Ward The Chosen: A Novel of the Black Dagger Brotherhood . If you like supernatural books that have some great romance in them but still have a full overlying arc this it is a series for you.  There are so many books in the series and I started a couple years ago and jus plowed through until I was caught up. I couldn't put them down but now I have to wait about a year to get each new one which is so hard but I still just devour them as soon as they come out.

  • There is so much I want to share and I'm just not sure where to start.  We are going to my dad's house on Sunday to have dinner. My brother is going to be in town from Denver so we are making a day trip to see him. We don't get to see him much so everyone is excited.  Then next week is a short week with Good Friday and Easter next weekend and then we only have three days before track out and the boys will be home for 3ish weeks.  They can't wait and since its our last track out for year round school I'm ready to.  We are going to a traditional calendar school next year so everything will be a bit of a change.  See here I am babbling again.
What are you guys up to this weekend? Any big plans for the coming week?  I'll be back soon with more random babblings.
Happy Friday!
Jenny








Wednesday, April 5, 2017

TV Talk - Time to Say GoodBye!!!


Hey look at me and I feel the need to chat so I'm joining in with some TV Talk for a couple of series/season finales that I've watched recently.  There will be some SPOILERS below so enter at your own risk.

I'm going to start with BONES and say how I have always loved this show. I started watching it way back when due to David Boreanaz and I have never looked back. While it had all the elements of a case of the week it had just enough serial arc to keep me hooked.  I love that they knew it was going to end so they could bring back previous cast members and could then tie up the story. This is a show that I can turn on anytime (and lets face it it is almost always on TNT) and still watch and not get bored with it.  

Onto VAMPIRE DIARIES and this show is a little harder for me. I stuck through with it every season but as it went on I tended to record and then binge it after awhile and it was not one I had to watch right when it came on.  This last season especially the second half changed that for me. They had a lot to work into the finale and I think they did a great job. I even commented to my friends that I should not be crying during Vampire Diaries but I was with the last couple of episodes. While I knew they were bringing Elena back I was not sure exactly how and I was concerned it would feel really contrived but I think they did it as right as the could and I love that they gave us a sense of what happened in the future and how things turned out. There are two ways I really like a finally and one is that they do lots of flashbacks and another is they do a flash forward and this flash forward was perfect.  I've since read some scoop how there could be an opening for another spinoff with Caroline and Klaus and not that I'm expecting that but I would totally be in. I love Klaus and I still love the Originals which has just returned but if that ends then I would be on for another one.

Jumping a bit to the season finale of THE WALKING DEAD and some random thoughts.  Since I have a spoiler junkie I had ideas of what was going to go down but I still love to see how it plays out and they did not disappoint.  I think with all the tension in last seasons finale people were expecting something like that this time and pretty much this season has been a lot of build up for seasons to come.  As the time goes by in the apocalypse it only makes sense that there are going to be more groups of people and differences and there is going to have to be war and that is what we are going to get.  Now that I've watched I'm ready for next season and I'm curious if it is going to pick up right where we left of or if possible could there be a time jump and then we will get fill in with flashbacks.  I could see it going either way.  I'm also wondering where all the main cast ends up and with which colony. Since we've had so many deaths lately I think we need to start adding a couple more people to the main cast. I know the cast is already large but if we don't add some then when we have deaths they won't mean as much since we aren't as invested in the characters.


These are my two time travel shows and I love them both with TIMELESS still on the bubble but not looking likely for renewal and TIME AFTER TIME already cancelled.  Before the season started I read a book series by Rysa Walker in her Chronos Files series Timebound (The Chronos Files) so I was ready for some time travel drama. The book series is really good if you want to check out some YA time travel.  TIMELESS came on first and I was hooked right away with the cast jumping through time to try and stop whatever Flynn was trying to change. My main issue with this was it seemed a but hectic with them going to a different time each week and then not really staying in that time long. For example they made a jump to the 80s which should have been a fun decade to check out and they didn't really show much of it at all which left me wanting.  If this one by chance does get picked up and I hope it does then I will be in for a season 2.  TIME AFTER TIME has already been pulled from the schedule and in all reality cancelled and that is a huge shame. While I liked Timeless I was already hooked on Time after Time and the story of HG Wells chasing through time after Jack the Ripper. I think the cast was strong and it was only picking up.  I think what hurt it most was its time slot and then starting here in the middle of the season. Some shows can start mid-season but a heavy serialized show in a season with so many other shows with a similar pretense was going to have a hard time.  I'm hoping that they do come out and burn off the rest of the filmed episodes sometime this summer or at least release them online since I would like to watch the rest of whats out there.

So that is my random chat on what I've seen so far. I'm loving this year with the shows playing through with fewer big breaks between new episodes even through that means we are getting season and series finales scattered through the year.  I'm sad with some of the shows we are loosing this year but I'm excited for some new ones to be released.  
What have you thought about the finales so far? Anything that really jumped out at you?
Jenny






Saturday, April 1, 2017

Walt Disney World Summer 2017 Discounts

Summer 2017 Discounts have been announced for Walt Disney World!


Now is the time to plan your summer and beyond trips. 
Let me know how I can help you!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 Walt Disney World Discounts

There are a couple new discounts out for Walt Disney World!!!


Let me know if I can help you plan your next Magical Vacation!!!

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