Heading to LA for the Avengers: Age of Ultron Event! #AvengersEvent

  In just a few days I’ll be heading to LA for the Avengers Event! This event will be a little more relaxed than the Big Hero 6 event I attended last year, but our itinerary assures me it’ll be just as fun! Instead of wearing evening gowns, we’ll be wearing our Marvel t-shirts! What will we be doing? Screening Avengers: Age of Ultron (hits theaters May 1, 2015) Screening of the newest Disneynature movie Monkey Kingdom. Have you heard about…

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Why I'm So Excited About Big Hero 6

Why I’m So Excited About Big Hero 6 #BigHero6Event

Jack has spent the last 10 days talking about building a truck. Not a model truck, or a go-kart truck, but a real truck. He wants to build a 5 passenger truck that he can drive. For those of you who know our little builder, this sounds similar to ideas he has come up with time and time again. He collects boxes and wood in his room, then uses tools from the garage and duct tape from his stash to…

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Delivery Man Movie

Delivery Man Is In Theaters Now!

Do you remember when I first told you about Vince Vaughn’s new movie, Delivery Man? Well, it’s out in theaters this weekend! Steve and I caught a preview last week. We laughed a lot, and I may have teared up a time or two. Or three. It was a great date night movie! You know, taking 533 kids to the movies can’t be an easy task. Check out this fun infographic: Need a quick reminder of the movie? Watch this: Have…

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Disneyland Rides And Attractions For Tweens {That You Never Think About!}

Last month my fabulous friend Sara from Mom Endeavors gave me a tour of Disneyland. It was one that I haven’t had before because unlike most Tucsonans, I didn’t grow up around a Disney park. Sara and I went on many rides that I assumed were “too little” for my boys and I realized we were missing some fun attractions by spending most of our time on our favorite roller coasters and thrill rides. __________________________________ Disneyland Rides And Attractions For…

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Mickey and the Magical Map Now Showing at Fantasyland Theatre in Disneyland!

Mickey and the Magical Map is Disneyland’s newest live show. Debuting today at the redesigned Fantasyland Theatre, Mickey and the Magical Map is an exiting show featuring characters from several of your favorite Disney movies including Fantasia, Jungle Book, Pocahontas, Mulan, Tangled, The Princess and The Frog, The Little Mermaid, and Lilo and Stitch. After seeing the show this week I was able to interview Disneyland’s Director of Entertainment, Doug McIntyre, about how they chose characters and the challenges of putting together an…

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My Crazy Good Life: A Lifestyle blog

Heading To Disneyland!

I’m off to Disneyland today to see Mickey and the Magical Map! I’ll be sharing lots of photos on various social media networks before I have time to blog about the events, so be sure to follow me for live updates: “Like” Disney In The Desert on facebook My Crazy Good Life on facebook @BeccaLudlum on Instagram @BeccaLudlum on twitter  

What Disney Means To Us

What Disney Means To Us

To our family, Disney means excitement. Not just, “I’m looking forward to this” excitement. We’re talking, “OHMYGOSHICANTWAITHOWMANYMOREDAYSUNTILDISNEY” excitement! Disney means safe. Cast Members bending over backwards to find you food that you can eat. As soon as a Cast Member hears the word “allergy” or “intolerance,” they stop what they’re doing and listen. They’ll make something off the menu. They have gluten free breads available every day.  They have gluten and dairy free snacks for the littles and for moms, too….

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Halloween Craft Ideas, Halloween Recipe Ideas

Halloween Crafts And Recipes From Spoonful.com!

Halloween is a great time for crafts, and you all know that we have a crafter in this house! Spoonful (a site that I love just as much as their predecessor, Family Fun) recently contacted me to share some of their Halloween crafts and recipes, and I wanted to round up some of our favorites here for you! Halloween Crafts And Recipes From Spoonful.com 1. Apple Bites: Yum! We have made these before using apple slices, peanut butter, and candy…

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Disney In The Desert

May I Introduce… Disney In The Desert

Crafts. Recipes. Activities. Travel. And Disney. I am beyond lucky to partner with my dear friend Karen of Desert Chica Ramblings on our new blog, Disney In The Desert. We’re bringing some Disney magic to our desert homes and hope you’ll join us – by signing up for our newsletter, subscribing to our blog via RSS feed, or following us on Pinterest.   So… whatcha’ waiting for? Click on over and say hi!


Exploring The Disney World Parks With Tweens

Our family was invited to the 2012 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. In exchange for a conference fee, I was provided with room accommodations, park passes, several meals, and admission to conference events. I was not asked to write about our experiences at the conference. Visiting Disney World with older kids was just as fun as it sounds! Sure, we didn’t experience the character meals, The Pirate’s League, and Dumbo, like many families with small children do – but we…

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Why we LOVE Disney's Photo Pass!

Why I Love Disney PhotoPass+

Our time at Disney World was… I’m going to say it… magical. Lots of family time, and lots of being silly. We were spoiled by the amazing Social Media Celebration staff, and one of our generous gifts was a PhotoPass+. I’m sure if you have been to Disney, you have seen the PhotoPass photographers around the park. They’re at all of the park icons (the Hollywood Studios hat, the castle at Magic Kingdom, etc…) and in front of several rides….

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Vacation Planning With The Walt Disney World Moms Panel

My dear friend Darcie from Such the Spot is kicking off my series on the Walt Disney World Social Media Moms Celebration with a post about using the Moms Panel to help plan your Disney World vacation. I received help from Darcie as well as others on the Moms Panel to help plan our post-celebration vacation (we stayed for 3 extra days), and their advice is beyond helpful. Read on to find out how the Moms Panel can help you plan…

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