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It's time for another edition of Five on Friday and I do hope you'll join along!

Remember, all you have to do is post about five things on your mind, add our logo (found at the bottom of this post), and join the party using the linky tools below. Easy, and a great way to find new blogs and be found. :)

O N E
We have a relaxing weekend ahead ... a pizza date with a favorite friend family, some yardwork, a toddler birthday party, and the Super Bowl! I am excited to come up with a fun little menu. I have been craving the apple nachos (recipe HERE) that I made years ago! So delicious and Camille would get such a kick out of them.


T W O
Thank you so much to the sweet reader who let me know my link on Tuesday's post for the Cuban sliders was incorrect! I corrected it yesterday on the post, but just for ease, here it is. Recipe and photo below are from recipegirl.com.

Cubano Sliders

T H R E E
Okay, some of you may remember that recently on a post I wrote about hobbies and making money, a comment from a reader about the mystery shopping she does got a lot of attention! Everyone wanted to know more ... how did she get into doing this gig, and how could they get into it as well? She emailed me with details, and here's the info she passed along. I hope this helps some of you to check out this option and see if you can make your own little side hustle "Chick fil A money"!

EPMS:
Apartment complex mystery shopping
No upfront costs
Paid once a month (direct deposit)
$35/shop-minimum, some shops pay $60-$75

Gig spot:
Stores and restaurants
You pay for your meal or whatever you are buying at the store, they reimburse you
More fun, but you don’t make as much money


F O U R
My sister Laura sent me the most delicious looking recipe the other day that she enjoyed. Buying whole carrots (even organic) is way cheaper than you may expect. I can't wait to try these with Camille ... recipe here!

Parmesan Roasted Carrots


F I V E
Dare I say that we are .... researching Disney?!
YES. YES. YES. YES. YES.

Here's the caveat. We'd take Camille only and we'd only have like a day or two at the park. So, those of you who are Disney obsessed or at least Disney aware ... hit. me. up. I want to know all the things. Where should we go (Magic Kingdom?) and what can we book like less than two months out?

It's kind of fun to do the impossible - Walt disney quotes:
TGIF y'all, and hope you will join in on Five on Friday this week! Cheers to the weekend!

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27 comments:

  1. I just got back from Disney this week! It was so much fun to go as an adult. We went for 2.5 days. Had the BEST time. I am happy to give you any information! We just did a girls trip: myself, my 27 year old sister, my mom and my grandmother who is 83 so I don't have the best insider tips for little ones, but I did read a TON of blogs that had guides for going which included traveling with little ones. vanfossen.kelli@gmail.com

    So excited for you!

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  2. We did Disney with a 2 year old and an 8 month old last March (and we live an hour and a half outside of Orlando), so we only for one day. We went to Magic Kingdom, and it was perfect! The kids were young, so we didn't do any shows, but we did stop to meet a few characters, which was the highlight of my two-year-old's day! There are lots of low-key rides in Magic Kingdom that we could do with a toddler and baby. So fun! I could also see doing Epcot and eating/drinking your way through the different countries. Lots of options!

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  3. Thanks for finding out those details! Mystery shopping seems so fun! Have a good weekend!

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  4. We got to Disney every year since my inlaws are part of the vacation club. We took a 3 year old last year and she loved it! We went to every park but if you only have two days I would do Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Animal Kingdom is just a glorified zoo and while I love it if I could only go to two parks I would do those! Epcot has the frozen ride and you probably can't get a fast pass this close to your arrival date we got there when the park open and went straight to the ride in norway and only waited 30 minutes!!!

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  5. We took our daughter (who will be 3 in June) on a last minute trip last March to Disney for 2 days last year. We definitely did Magic Kingdom because there was so much to do! We also did Hollywood Studios. We decided to take her there because they have the Disney Jr. section. We watched the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Show and outside you can meet some of the characters (when we were there it was Sofia the first, Doc Mcstuffins, Minnie, and Jake). She also loved the Frozen sing along show. Plus there were some adult rides (Rockin Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror) where my husband and I could ride by doing the child swap option they offer. We love Disney and are itching to get back, but we're expecting another June baby, so maybe next year! :)

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  6. Ok I'm totally intrigued by this mystery shopping and will definitely be checking it out!

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  7. Shay Shull over at the Mix & Match Mama blog is actually a travel planner and, I believe, does Disney vacations exclusively. Big or small plans, I've seen a lot on her blog. You may want to reach out to her! :)

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    1. There are plenty of travel agents that specialize in Disney (I used one through AAA) that are free. They are a great resource :)

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  8. I highly recommend the Disney Cruise for Camille's age. It is so much fun and the Character meet & greets are so much better than the parks. I'm happy to answer any questions you might have about them. P.S. I'm not a travel agent. I just enjoy the Disney Cruise - HA!

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  9. I've been on a carrot kick lately and those look delicious. I recently bought a bag of organic carrots at Costco that had orange, white and PURPLE carrots. Wouldn't those be lovely made like that?! Our daughter gave my husband a cute little wooden sign with that Disney quote on it about 5 years ago and it's on his bathroom counter. ❤️ I think I could get behind those apple nachos😉 I make a version of that just on thicker slices...YUMMMM! Have a great weekend!

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  10. We went to Disney Nov/Dec of 2016 with 6,5, and 1 year old girls. So princesses were our theme. Did all the parks but Animal Kingdom, and Magic Kingdom twice. Totally worth the two days!! Use your fast passes to see princesses; best advice I can give!! Epcot has TONS of princesses but you just wait in line to see them; however totally worth it to our girls. Bring your own lunches and drinks into the parks and buy snacks or treats there. Saves lots of money and time!

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  11. Those carrots look super delicious! As so those nachos. What a fun way to make nachos sweet!

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  12. Ooooh i just love the idea of pretend shopping and having an income from it. Lately i have been using Swagbucks, Ibotta and ebates and between the three have made over 50 dollars!

    XOXO Rachael

    http://aduchessandablog.blogspot.com/?m=0

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  13. Oh Disney sounds like a little girls dream! I know Epcot has a new Elsa area that Camille would love!

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  14. I love roasted carrots, and I agree that it is great how inexpensive they are! Also, yay for Disney!

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  15. Disney!! Yay!! We've never been but are planning a trip this fall! Those carrots look amazing! The one healthy side dish my kids always eat is maple glazed carrots so I wonder if this will go over well. So cool about the mystery shopping. Can I be a mystery Amazon shopper?! I'd be awesome ;) - although I guess they do have their own form of that I just haven't been lucky enough to get asked.

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  16. We're Passholders (such a short flight from Charlotte!) and have been going regularly since my daughter was 2-1/2 years old. If you're going for two days, I'd spend one day at Magic Kingdom (and focus mainly on Fantasyland) and, if you have a second day, one day at Hollywood Studios where you can see all of the Disney Junior characters, including a really fun live puppet show. I could type for hours, so if you have specific questions, just ask! We've been about 20 times in the last 3-1/2 years. (Oh geez. That's right, but geez.)

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    1. Oh - and Anna and Elsa are at Epcot (though that's not the greatest park for toddlers unless you MUST see Anna and Elsa) - but Olaf is at Hollywood Studios!

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  17. The apple nachos look really yummy! That's frustrating when links don't work, glad someone noticed for you:)

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  18. Those carrots! I just bought a big ol' bag of multi-colored carrots from Costco and this looks like a great way to use up a handful.

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  19. Those nachos!! I need the heart eyes emoji :)

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  20. Natasha at Hello Happiness did a week of very indepth posts about their Disney trip - believe it was this past fall. Should be a great resource. Friends go on the cruise every year with their (3) girls - 10, 8 & 5 -and they LOVE it - it's extremely expensive, but well worth it.

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  21. This is a great hotel just an eight minute drive to all the parks. We prepaid and got it for 50 a night and it was a steal. Very clean and updated. I just couldn't see spending all the money to stay on property and everyone has told me the shuttles are so slow. We drove one day and took Uber the next to Epcot. http://www.qualitybytheparkskissimmee.com/

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  22. The Nachos look delish!! Thanks for the secret shopper tips. I've always thought it sounds interesting, but never knew where to start. While I'm not a Disney guru, I follow Dixie Delights who is! Her Disney posts are absolutely darling! Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

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  23. We love Disney but it is exhausting! Kids are free until they turn three. We went with a 1.5 year old and a 4 year old. Then again at 5 and 7.5. Enjoy the princess stuff!! I miss those days. Hilton Bonnet Creek is great and has a lazy river. We used points so it was free. First time we stayed in park at Bay Lake Towers. Pros and cons for both! Have fun planning!

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  24. Oh my goodness, y'all are going to love Disney!!! So much fun! We live in central Florida and have annual passes - it's the best! Here's a post I did in 2015 about how to do Disney (it's a little dated, but a lot is the same) https://hangingwiththehirsts.blogspot.com/2015/05/how-to-do-walt-disney-world.html

    Let me know if you have any questions - I've been going there my whole life :)

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  25. Ok April I am definitely trying the apple nachos and I love a roasted vegetable how fun to do with Camille I need to do it with Hailey!! Love your blog!!!

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