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Universal Orlando Resort Holidays

  • 11:35 am Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
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Universal Orlando Resort celebrates the holidays with all kinds of festivities at both Universal Studios & Islands Of Adventure. At Universal Studios, there’s the traditional Macy’s Holiday Parade, featuring some of the larger-than-life balloons from the annual Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC, as well as, musical performances on select dates by Mannheim Steamroller.

Next door at Islands Of Adventure, you can’t miss out on Grinchmas, where they have the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, a live re-telling of the classic Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas, featuring the Grinch himself. He’ll also be greeting guests in his special way & taking pictures. [More]

The Holidays At Walt Disney World With Chadd & Kristi

  • 9:09 am Monday, November 21st, 2016 by kristi949

There is so much to experience during the holiday season–and year round at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando! We got a sneak preview of all of the things to see & do at the parks during the holidays & have included some video, as well as photos, castmember interviews & more below.

AND…we want to give you the chance to be able to visit and have fun for an entire year on US!! Click here to find out how to enter for your chance to win 4 Walt Disney World annual passes!! But hurry–the contest ends soon!!

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Disney Cruise Line Disney Wonder: Day 3

  • 7:47 am Thursday, November 17th, 2016 by kristi949

Yesterday was full of activities. Day 3 of our cruise aboard the Disney Wonder started with a visit to the Senses Spa & Salon, where Chadd & I took advantage of one of their “port” day specials. Then a couple of times throughout the day, we went back to simply relax in the Rainforest Room. (Our son & I actually wrapped up the night with a trip to the hot tub at the adults only Quiet Cove pool & then another trip to the Rainforest Room.)

Our daughter decided to go to the huge Walt Disney Theater to watch the movie [More]

Fireworks At Sea, Tiana’s Place, Senses Spa And More: Disney Cruise Line Disney Wonder Day 2

  • 6:51 am Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by kristi949
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Here’s how Day 2 of our Disney Wonder cruise went. It included some dedicated rest & relaxation. After the show, we enjoyed the breakfast buffet at Cabana’s, followed by a trip to the fitness center. Then came the down time: a relaxing hour spent in the Rainforest Room in the Senses Spa & Salon. It is a quiet room where you can go & relax in a steam room, sauna  or on one of their heated chaise lounge chairs. There are also treatments galore for every taste, including individual & couple’s treatment options where you can experience pure bliss in [More]

Disney Cruise Line Disney Wonder: Day 1

  • 6:50 am Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 by kristi949
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This week, Chadd & I are live from the newly re-imagined Disney Wonder, so we can tell you all about all of the new enhancements & additions. We are also giving away a Disney Cruise on our website & Magic 94.9 app, but hurry–the contest ends soon!! Click here to enter for your chance to win it & experience all of the fun yourself!! 

Yesterday, was day 1 and we started out by checking out the additions to the kids Oceaneers Club. It is an amazing space for younger kids to have their own fun, including a new Marvel Superheroes [More]

Walmart, Target, Best Buy and more release their Black Friday ads

  • 5:55 am Friday, November 11th, 2016 by kristi949
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It is game on with a kazillion stores, including Walmart, Target & Best Buy, rolling out their Black Friday ads. With Black Friday only 2 weeks from today, they’re giving you an early peek at their sales on the things you didn’t know you couldn’t live without.

Walmart & Target also announced their shopping hours. Both will open at 6pm on Thanksgiving Day even though many retailers are opting to stay closed on Thanksgiving this year.

Starbucks Holiday Cups Are Here And There are 13!!

  • 5:38 am Thursday, November 10th, 2016 by kristi949
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Remember that photo of the Starbucks holiday cup that leaked last week? Well, Starbucks has had the last laugh because there isn’t just 1 cup, but 13!!

No doubt last year you heard about the Starbucks cup controversy that had some people losing their minds.

Well, Starbucks has come up with a way to make everybody happy, unveiling 13 different holiday cups for this year that will start being available in stores starting today (November 10th).

After some critics slammed Starbucks for last year’s plain red cup, claiming it was part of a supposed “war on Christmas,” this year’s cups have images [More]

New Recipe Trend: Red Wine Brownies

  • 5:28 am Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 by kristi949
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If this election stressed you out, there’s a new…ummmmm…dessert that went viral yesterday on Twitter & Instagram: Red Wine Brownies. According to The Daily Mail, the new trend includes dark chocolate, butter, oil, brown sugar, flour, eggs, coffee, vanilla, and of course, red wine–and is getting rave reviews.

 Would you try making this indulgent treat? Take our poll.

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What It’s Really Like Behind The Scenes At The Voice From This Year’s Top 20 Finalist Darby Anne Walker

  • 7:45 am Monday, November 7th, 2016 by kristi949
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We’re so excited for The Voice on NBC tonight because our family friend & LA roommate, Darby Anne Walker, is competing. Darby’s mom, Kindra, & I graduated from high school in the same town in Florida (Ocala), but met in LA when our kids were pursuing their acting dreams. We became friends & then roommates.

With Darby, what you see on the show is what you get: a sweet, hard-working young woman, who has a lot of integrity & is super down to Earth. She has an amazing, supportive family that is ALL about family. And she is very supportive of [More]

Halloween 2016 Freebies & Deals

  • 6:31 am Monday, October 31st, 2016 by kristi949

Nothing gets you in the spirit on ANY holiday more than getting free food or at lease a great deal. Halloween is no exception & we found a whole bunch of Halloween freebies/deals:

Beef O Brady’s: Kids in costume get a free meal from the kid’s menu on Halloween. They’ll also be giving out fun treat bags at many locations.
IHOP: Kids 12 and under can chow down on Scary Face Pancakes for free. This deal is going on from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. at participating IHOP restaurants.
Chipotle Mexican Grill: Stop by any Chipotle location dressed in costume from 5 PM to close on Halloween [More]

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