Monday, May 30, 2011

Saving money on floss!!

Disney Dreamers and Thrifty Savers, I was given a great opportunity from to try the Bryton Floss Pick. It is made of flexible stainless steel and a plastic holder. They come in really cute colors, are easy to store, and easy to keep in a wallet or purse on the go. They are the first String FREE, Reusable and Portable Dental Floss for people on-the-go or those who are unable to floss (or hate flossing). They are recommended for people wearing braces or Invisalign. And the Credit card size carry-pouch is included.And just to make them that much better, they are 100% made in the USA!!

My husband and I LOVED the Bryton floss picks. We weren't hunting for floss because we knew where it was. And talk about handy for out to eat? The floss is right there with you in your credit card holder! It actually made it a lot more fun to floss, which kept us doing it! What a great habit to have!

Keep your eyes here for more reviews, giveaways, and ways to save you money!!! I was provided with Bryton Flosspicks, but the reviews and thoughts and opinions are my own.

Disney Dreaming,


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tooth Fairy Set Giveaway!! :)

It's time for another amazing giveaway! When I really love a giveaway and want it for myself, I know it's good. I have ordered quite a few great things for Claire and other friends from Goldilocks creations. She does amazing work, and I have ordered her embroidered play food items for many friends.

Goldilocks creations is giving one of our wonderful fans a Tooth Pillow Set.

The described their giveaway items as: Our tooth pillow was created with a pocket on the back to safely keep your childs tooth for the Tooth Fairy. Each pocket has been embroidered with this poem "As I sleep please leave me a coin, my tooth you can keep". Before your child goes to sleep they can hang the "magic" tooth key out on the front door to be sure the Tooth Fairy does not miss them. We have also included some "fairy dust", a certificate, a letter from the tooth fairy and tips on creating tooth fairy traditions. Boy Tooth set comes with blue magic key. Gender nuetral sets can be made with yellow or green fabric upon request. Pillows are created from fleece and measure 4" x 3". Retail value of $16.

So you're entering to win the whole set - Fairy Dust, Certificate, Letter, Pillow, and magic key!

Here’s how to enter: Go to Goldilocks Creations' blog or facebook page and tell me what your favorite item is!

You can earn Extra Entries too:

  • FOLLOW One Year to Disney blog or facebook (1 entry each)
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  • Blog about this Giveaway on your public blog (10 entries)

Leave one comment per entry so I can count them properly and choose a winner using Comment even if you already follow/subscribe/etc. so I know you are.

This Giveaway will end Wednesday, May 25th at 11:59PM CST. Winner will be announced on this post, via a reply to the winning comment, and on twitter if winner has a twitter account. Winner will then need to email me their mailing address to All items will be mailed from the Sponsor. US mailing addresses only.

Disney Dreaming and wishing you lots of luck!!!!!!,


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Disney Discounts!!

Have you seen this logo on the Disney Store's page this morning? There are so many adorable, more affordable options now! Here's a few of my favorites:

The Nightmare Before Christmas Playset - I LOVE this movie! $3.99 is a great deal for this!

A Disney Package of dolls will always cost a pretty penny, this is much a better deal at $29.99!
My favorite is the Baroque Tinkerbell Necklace marked down from almost $60 to $19.99. I love this!
Check these out and tons more! Happy Shopping and Happy Dreaming!

Disney Dreaming,


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Thanks for hopping along with The Pink Ear Pixie in the May Disney Blog Hop!

Welcome Blog Hop Readers!

I have spent 9 months working on a variety of ways to save money to get to Disney. The next couple months will still be focusing on those deals, as well as deals at Disney. I'm going to be hunting for deals on tickets, restaurants, strollers, and much more. Disney is my dream, and I'm so close to getting there. I look forward to sharing it with you. I also have several exciting giveaways coming very soon. I post a LOT to my facebook and to my twitter, so take a look there for lots of deals as well. I look forward to fun, saving money, and talking about my favorite place, DISNEY!!!

Thank you for reading my Disney blog post!

Thanks for hopping along with The Pink Ear Pixie! Follow the pixie dust to "Pixie Stop" #5 - By Word of Mouth Musings~~*~~*~~*

Just in case you get lost (even pixies sometimes do!) here's your map of "Pixie Stops":

"Pixie Stop" #1 ~~*~~*~~* Coupon Savings in the South -
"Pixie Stop" #2 ~~*~~*~~* A Bunch of Hicks -
"Pixie Stop" #3 ~~*~~*~~* Sports Parenting -
"Pixie Stop" #4 ~~*~~*~~* One Year to Disney -
"Pixie Stop" #5 ~~*~~*~~* By Word of Mouth Musings -
"Pixie Stop" #6 ~~*~~*~~* Ellie Inspired -
"Pixie Stop" #7 ~~*~~*~~* Goosegirl Sews -

Disney Dreaming,


Monday, May 9, 2011

To complain or not to complain, that is the question...

Some people wonder if it's worth it to complain about things that go wrong. In a restaurant, you have poor service, or poor food, or something isn't clean. Is it worth it to complain? I say yes.

In the past week I have had three negative experiences. Each time I complained, but I complained the right way. The outcome? GREAT!

I had a meal at Chili's in a local town. The food was good, but I couldn't finish it, so I took it home. When I started eating the salad at home I found a large piece of hard plastic in it. I threw the salad out, and sent an email to the corporate office. The next day the manager of the Chili's called me. She was super apologetic, and explained that she would be retraining her staff. She also asked if I would allow her to send me $20 for my next visit. Worth it? Yes.

But here's the thing - I wasn't rude, I didn't yell, I didn't use foul language. I just stated the facts. I found plastic in my salad. I was grossed out. That's all they needed to hear.

Here's another recent example. I was eating some wheat bread and I noticed it tasted STRONGLY of rye. I tried eating several pieces, all tasting of rye. I don't like rye bread, so I called the company. They apologized and sent me $15 in coupons to purchase new bread. Worth complaining? Definitely!

This is a unique example that hasn't ever happened to me before. Around Easter, I got 2 bags of Peanut Butter Eggs for my daughter that were smashed. I don't mean they were slightly misshapen, I mean they were totally smooshed. I wrote to Hershey and told them about it. They sent me $2. I was kind of upset. On one hand, they offered me something, but on the other they had said they would totally replace the 2 bags, and here I was with $2 which wouldn't even buy one bag. So, I wrote again, as polite as the first time but I explained that I paid $6 for the 2 bags on sale and I expected they would send me similar compensation. So they did. They sent me 2 more coupons for $3 off. So instead of $2, I now had $8 to replace the smashed treats, and the coupons are good until October! (Halloween candy, anyone?)

My point is this, when you are not satisfied, and it's reasonable to be dissatisfied, there is value in saying something. The company learns, they keep you as a valued customer, and you are restored to the same or better state most of the time than you started!!

When we are thankful, I think it's important to also tell the place of business. We always call the manager over when we have stellar service. It frightens the server, and surprises the managers. Why? Take a look at the picture, gratitude is rarely expressed. Try it next time you have great service, you'll make somebody's day!

Disney Dreaming,


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Dazed and Confused....and tired!!

This is my Tinkerbell. She needs to get to the Magic Kingdom! Seriously...Trying to find the best deal on Disney tickets is challenging at best. Does anyone have any advice out there?

Disney Dreaming,


Sunday, May 1, 2011


Congratulations to Amanda! Enjoy your bag!

And thank you to Pixie Vacations for sponsoring such a fun event! Remember that if you are going to Disney World, Disneyland or on a Disney Cruise they will make you a bag and will send it with their vacation documents along with some other goodies. They do this for Disney vacation packages that are $2,000+. Their prices are the same or less than booking with Disney directly, plus you get itinerary planning and they will make your dining reservations, and fun pixie dust gifts.

Disney Dreaming,