Trip Report: Planning our Westbound Transatlantic Cruise 2018

Disney Cruise, Lifestyle, Tips & Tutorials, Trip Reports, Vacations

We love transatlantic cruises. Because of that love we have taken an Eastbound Transatlantic cruise in 2014 and in 2015 a Westbound Transatlantic. In 2018 we did another Westbound cruise from Dover to New York City. What we enjoy so much about the cruises is that you can arrive in port a few days early […]

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Video: Another Secret Porthole Room Cabin Tour on the Disney Magic

Disney Cruise, Lifestyle, Vacations, Video

Disney Cruise Lines like other cruise lines have a number of special rooms that offer a perk for the same cost as another room in the same category. One of the best-known rooms on the Disney Magic and Wonder are the Secret Porthole Rooms. These cabins were initially sold as regular porthole rooms but had […]

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6 Disney Cruise Line Packing Essentials

Disney Cruise, Lifestyle, Tips & Tutorials, Vacations

We have a 3-week vacation to London that will include a Disney Cruise booked for this summer. I am attempting to keep our packing light, by travelling with just carry-on luggage. Since we are travelling light we are only bringing packing essentials for our trip, and yes we are still participating in the Fish Extender […]

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New Magnet Designs – Perfect for Fish Extender Gifts

Disney Cruise, Fish Extender, Lifestyle, New Designs

I have created a few new magnet styles that are great for giving a fish extender gift. I wanted the new magnets to be reminiscent of old postcards.   So far I have one for the Disney Wonder’s Alaskan cruises, and one for Disney Magic’s Caribbean cruises. Watch out over the next couple of weeks […]

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Fish Extenders: What They Are and How You Can Join the Fun

Disney Cruise, Fish Extender, Lifestyle, Tips & Tutorials, Vacations

If you are going on a Disney Cruise you may have heard about Fish Extender Gift Exchange (FE gifts) and may be wondering what is it all about. The Fish Extender Gift Exchange started as a gift exchange by a cruiser named Debbie, on one of the 2005 Panama Canal cruises, and has grown ever since. […]

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Video: Disney Cruise Line Secret Porthole Staterooms, Cabin Tour of 5520

Disney Cruise, Lifestyle, Tips & Tutorials, Vacations, Video

Many cruise lines have special, secret staterooms, Disney Cruise Line is no exception. The Disney Magic and the Disney Wonder have 2 sets of theses rooms: secret porthole staterooms, and secret verandah staterooms. The secret porthole staterooms have an obstructed view and their category was changed from a 9A to a 10A. To book these […]

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Lovebook Summer 2011 from Dawanda


Parenting, Shopping

Snug-A-Bug Blankets It’s Raining Monkeys has been featured in DaWanda’s Summer 2011 Lovebook. The Lovebook features 170 artists from DaWanda’s online marketplace for handmade items in Europe, and beyond since I am in Canada. I am very excited  that the blanket was chosen to appear in the Lovebook. You can check out the Lovebook here. […]

May 9, 2011

New Embroidery Design: Mod Flowers


Embroidery Designs, Lifestyle, New Designs

I have created a new embroidery design to use with your embroidery machine. It is a modern flower design inspired by mid century style. It is available at Snug-A-Bug Blankets in 3 sizes; small 99.3×67.1mm (3.91×2.64inch), medium 152.4×102.6mm (6.0×4.04inches) and large 226.3×152.3mm (8.91×6.0 inches), and a number of formats including PES, HUS, and DST. I think […]

April 25, 2011