Monday, May 18, 2015

The NEW Memory Maker at Walt Disney World Resort

Last week, we were at Walt Disney World Resort having the time of our lives at Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. One of the perks to this event was receiving the Memory Maker as a gift. This truly is a gift that will give for years, if not generations, to come. 


Disney's Hollywood Studios



Disney's Hollywood Studios

I've told you before how much I love the Memory Maker. The Imagineers at Disney have made it even better! Before, you would get professional quality photos from every PhotoPass photographer you stopped to get photos from and ride photos from each ride that offered a photo experience. NOW, there are videos. You guys, this is AMAZING!! When you ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or The Twilight Zone's Tower of Terror you get a video from your ride experience! Watch this:


So. Much. Fun. Right? For $199, or $169 when purchased three days or more in advance, you can add the Memory Maker to your My Disney Experience account, too. Each time you stop in front of a PhotoPass photographer to have a photo taken, you simply have them scan your Magic Band or your PhotoPass Card. When you ride an attraction you really don't have to worry about scanning your Magic Band or PhotoPass Card, Mickey Knows. Within 24-48 hours {sometimes sooner} your photos will appear in your My Disney Experience account. {If you're missing any photos, by chance, you can call customer service and they can locate your photos and add them manually. It's like magic.}

Tell me, do you purchase the Memory Maker when you go to Walt Disney World? I'd love to see your favorite photos. Leave me a link or share them with me on Instagram, I'm @jonahbonah.

I attended Disney Social Media Moms Celebration and was given the Memory Maker as a gift. All opinions are my own. 


Friday, May 15, 2015

A Guide to Disney's Yacht Club Resort

A Guide Disney's Yacht Club Resort

My family and I had the amazing opportunity to stay at Disney's Yacht Club Resort last week. We've stayed at lots of Walt Disney World Resorts over the years. From Value Resorts to Deluxe Resorts, we've seen a BUNCH of beautiful accommodations at Walt Disney World! So far, Disney's Yacht Club is our favorite. Let me show you why.

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This is my family. Thanks to American Tourister we all had our very own suitcase to pack for more fun!

Lobby at Disney's Yacht Club Resort

The moment we walked through the doors to the lobby, I knew we were home. {That's Disney speak for where you'll stay for the next few days.} I mean, look at how beautiful the lobby is.

Pro Tip: Be sure to look for the Hidden Mickey's around Disney's Yacht Club Resort. They are lots to find!

Hidden Mickey at Disney's Yacht Club Resort

Hidden Mickey at Disney's Yacht Club Resort Lobby

After we checked in, it was time to go see our room. If the rooms were as beautiful and charming as the outside and the lobby, we knew we were in for a treat. Let's go inside!

Disney's Yacht Club

Disney's Yacht Club Rooms

Disney's Yacht Club Room View

Disney's Yacht Club Bathroom

Disney's Yacht Club Bathroom Vanity

Disney's Yacht Club Sitting Area

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Absolutely breathtaking. With two double beds and a daybed, it comfortable sleeps a family of five. Do you crave your cup of coffee first thing in the morning? There's a coffee maker in each room. Need a place to sit and do a little writing, or maybe you want to map out the next day at the Parks. There's a nice desk area just for you. This is a good time to tell you about the free wi-fi in each room, and around the entire resort area. With two sinks in the bathroom area, you won't need to worry about sharing while brushing your teeth. 

My family's favorite amenity in our room?? The mini-fridge. Each night, we filled it with bottled water, small bottles of juice and soda. Each morning, before we headed out for the day, we filled our backpack with cold drinks to keep us hydrated throughout our day. This way we only had to buy drinks when we ate a meal at a restaurant. 

My family loves Disney's Yacht Club

Disney's Yacht Club

Kids love Disney's Yacht Club

If you've ever stayed at a Disney Resort, you know they have the most amazing pools, sandy-bottom pools. Some will tell you that Disney's Yacht Club Resort has the best pool of all of the Resorts. I'd have to agree that it's really awesome. 

Stormalong Bay Disney's Yacht Slub

Stormalong Bay is 3 acres of water wonderland and features a looonngg slide that is fun for all ages! In fact, you won't find a waterslide at a Disney resort that is higher than the one at the Yacht Club Resort.

Even Adults Enjoy Disney's Yacht Club Resort Pool

Even the biggest of kids love Stormalong Bay!

Disney's Yacht Club Pool

A few more fun perks to staying at Disney's Yacht Club Resort:
  • You're a five minute walk from Epcot or a short boat ride to Hollywood Studios. 
  • Beaches & Cream, the Ice Cream Parlor that is famous for The Kitchen Sink ice cream dessert is located at Stormalong Bay. 
  • Want to have an elegant dinner? Visit Yachtsman Steakhouse for a delicious meal after a long day at the parks.
  • There's a full-service gym located right on property for those of you who like to pump iron or jog along on a treadmill.
  • Take the kids down to the beach for a nightly Disney movie under the stars. 
  • Play tennis, volleyball, corn hole and more!
  • Run along the jogging path on the boardwalk each morning before the sun wakes up. 
  • And so much more!
Disney's Yacht Club Resort is now our favorite resort on Disney property. Next time you plan your family vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort I urge you to look into booking at the Yacht Club.

My family and I stayed at Disney's Yacht Club Resort while attending the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. We were provided with discounted tickets and accommodations for our stay. We were not asked to provide this review. All opinions are our own. 





Thursday, April 23, 2015

Everything You Need to Pack for Your Next Cruise

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Getting ready to embark on your first cruise? Maybe you're a seasoned cruise-goer, but you need a refresher on what to bring with you. I wrote a post filled with 9 Essentials You Need to Pack for Your Next Cruise over at BlissfullyDomestic.com. There's even a bonus item that you won't want to forget! I'd love it if you head on over and check it out! Click here.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Watch the Newest TOMORROWLAND Trailer by Disney Pictures HERE!

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Disney's newest full-length feature film Tomorrowland is sure to be nothing short of amazing! {I mean, George Clooney. Need I say more?}

When the most recent trailer was released yesterday, and I saw it, I knew it was a movie I did NOT want to miss!

In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space.

Watch this.



Right?! You don't need to be a George Clooney fan, a Disney fan OR a Sci-Fi fan to see that this movie is going to be an edge-of-your-seat kind of film. May 22, 2015 it hits theaters. Mark your calendar. Make it a date night! 

Which movie are YOU most excited to go see this summer?? Tell me in the comments or tweet me @jonahbonah.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Salad Recipes that are Perfect for Spring

light and healthy spring summer salad recipes

Are you looking for the perfect salad for Springtime? One that's not too heavy, not too filling, but is light, colorful and just right? I just curated a post over at Blissfully Domestic that I think you'll find to be the solution to your Spring salad woes! Click here to check it out!


Monday, April 6, 2015

How PLEXUS Changed My Easter Photo This Year

We had such a wonderful day yesterday! Our day started, as it does every Sunday, at church. After church we went out to our family's house in Starke, FL and enjoyed spending time with loved ones that we don't see often enough.

When we got home last night I was thinking of how different this Easter was from last Easter. For starters, I wore a sleeveless dress. I'm not a fan of anything that shows parts of me that I'm not happy with and my arms have always been a part I wasn't happy with. Until now. I love my dress and how I felt in it. Another difference in this Easter from last was that I had more energy to help Mabry with hunting eggs. Instead of sitting back and watching my kids RUN and pick up every brightly colored, plastic, treasure-filled egg, I was ready and willing to get out there WITH them!!! The last difference I noticed from this Easter to last years was that I am not hiding behind my family in our photo. I didn't think that I did that before...but, as I search for before photos to show you on my weight loss journey, I am having a hard time finding any that I'm not behind my kids or that it's not just my face.

Happy Easter from all of us! {two times in one week, y'all.}
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Happy Easter from all of us!
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If you follow me on any social media platform, you know that I started taking Plexus in September of 2014. And that I've been working out in a gym quite regularly. I made a decision that enough is enough and it was time to break the hold that sugar and processed foods had on me. Since September, I've lost about 30 pounds and I've lost count of the inches. I'm down TWO pants sizes. 

The struggle is real, you guys. Weight loss is hard work. If you're trying SO HARD to lose the weight, or to just get healthy in general, remind yourself that you didn't put that weight on overnight, so it isn't going to come off overnight. Persistence will lead to perseverance! Never give up! How ever you need to boost your self confidence to not quit, tell yourself that over and over!!!

If you want to learn more about Plexus, email me {jonahbonahinjax@gmail.com}, call me, text me, DM me....GET IN CONTACT WITH ME! Together we can make your goals a reality!!

Disclaimer: I am a Plexus Ambassador. All opinions/photos in this post are mine. 



Sunday, April 5, 2015

Disney on Ice! Presents Let's Celebrate {Coming to Jacksonville, FL}

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It's been quite a few years since I've gone to a Disney on Ice! production. Just like anything Disney puts their name on, it was a spectacular show. My kids loved it. I loved it. We looked forward to when it would come back to town. Unfortunately, we moved away for 3 years and have missed every show since then. When I recently heard it was coming again this year, I got very excited!


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You are invited to make an ordinary day extraordinary and enjoy some of the world's most popular festivites, including a winter wonderland with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Hawaiian luau with Lilo and Stitch, a Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses, a Very Merry Unbirthday Party and more in one action-packed and positively unforgettable celebration!

Disney on Ice presents Let's Celebrate! features more than 50 characters from 16 Disney stories live on ice, including Tiana from Walt Disney Pictures' The Princess and the Frog.

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I have good news! Disney on Ice! presents Let's Celebrate! is coming to Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial Arena April 9-12, 2015 for EIGHT shows! What's more, on Friday, April 10, after the 10:30 am show there's a special post-show clinic for the audience that gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the show comes together. How fun is that?!

And, guess what? I have a discount code for YOU! Use coupon code LZPR for $5 off admission tickets. Tickets start at $15.

I have EVEN BETTER NEWS! If you live local to Jacksonville, FL, I have TWO family 4-packs of tickets to giveaway to a couple of YOU! Enter in the Rafflecopter below.

Disclaimer: My family and I received tickets for Disney on Ice in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.