Author Archives: AngelaMWrites

About AngelaMWrites

mom-of-two, fan-of-non-profits, can't-sit-still-for-long-kind-of-girl

Universal Resorts Orlando – Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Our primary objective for our trip to Orlando – see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. H and I were ready to feed our obsession – custom shirts from Etsy pre-ordered (hers even came from the UK). And with all … Continue reading

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Universal Resort Food – the good and the gigantic

1) The Lard Lad Donut – mmmm donut – a al Homer Simpson, the giant pink donut was a fan favorite on our trip. A short trip from Kings Cross led us to the land of the Simpsons. The Lard … Continue reading

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The Trip To Universal – 2 parks, multiple days – part 1 of 4 – general tips

In case you’ve never experienced travel with me, I’m a planner. So immediately after booking flights and hotels, I went into Pinterest search extraordinaire about planning the trip to Universal in Orlando, Florida. I read blog post after blog post … Continue reading

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‘Tween our travel tips

Travel season has officially ended for the kiddos as they made their way back to school this week. And I’m lucky enough to also have a break from travel for work even. So as I stare at the semi-unpacked state … Continue reading

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Tie dying eggs – with actual ties

Once again Pinterest sucked me in for Easter. I’ve been waiting a whole year to try this one. Silk ties and boiled eggs. Here’s the link to instructions I pretty much followed: http://www.momtastic.com/diy/509547-dye-easter-eggs-using-old-silk-neckties/ The basics – silk neckties (I fetched … Continue reading

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Back to School – MOOC for Mom

It’s time to ship the kids back to school. And I’ve had a solid year of no homework since finishing grad school. So naturally I became jealous of the kids’ school supplies and was feeling a little bored. The most … Continue reading

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Traveling with the not-so-littles – 1200 miles in a car

I did it. We did it. 3 hotels, 1 condo, 8 days, 7 nights. 1200 miles in the car. Me, two kids, 4 states and the District of Columbia. My sanity and my data plan still mostly intact. It’s taken … Continue reading

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Easter egg hunt for tech kids – QR code hunt

As they’ve gotten older, the kids have turned the holidays into 10 minutes of frenzied activity and then a feast of chocolate for breakfast. Last Easter, I attempted to slow them down a bit through the use of technology. Once … Continue reading

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Easter egg coloring with shaving cream 

Ah the smell of vinegar and the hands of many colors – it is the time of coloring the Easter eggs. Last year we decided to deviate from the path and try something new. Pinterest idea – the shaving cream … Continue reading

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DIY Chalk Paint Attempt

that time I attempted to make my own chalk paint using plaster of paris Continue reading

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