Tokyo Disney

Our Disney Tokyo Trip

This past year we had the privilege of going to Tokyo Disney. It was a dream trip of ours that we thought wouldn’t happen anytime soon. Our kids had never traveled internationally and it had been a while since we had either. One morning, I came across Tim Trackers video of Tokyo and how his wife and him planned there Disney trip. I decided to use their tips and start looking to see if we could do it. I should mention we had already made reservations to take a trip to Disney World and budgeted around $4,000 for that trip. After crunching all the numbers, I found for around $1,000 more we could go to Tokyo and stay for longer. So we took the leap and booked our trip. To hear all the details of how we booked everything you can watch out planning video.

About 2 months after booking our trip, we were packing and getting ready for our adventure. So our adventure began!

We arrived in Tokyo pretty exhausted but happy to be there safe and to get our first look at Japan and our hotel.

Our trip to Tokyo was at the end of October. This is a special time to visit as the locals are very into dressing up for Halloween. They take dressing up Disney to whole other level. We really enjoyed seeing everyone dressed up and grabbed many pictures with them.

Our first day at Tokyo Disney and we were very impressed with the extremely friendly people and absolutely beautiful park. This park had a very familiar feel to Disneyland in California. This made our kids feel comfortable as they slowly got to experience some of the Japanese culture mixed with their familiar Disney friends.

Day 2 in Japan and we headed over to Disney Sea. If you’ve heard anything about Disney Sea you have heard it is AMAZING, and it did not disappoint. It was everything we had heard and more. Nothing like any other Disney Park we have been to. If you only have one day in the Tokyo Disney area, go here.

Day 3 we did some park hoping between Disneyland and Disney Sea. This is super easy to do with the Monorail pass. I will share more about this in my videos, as well as the best passes to get.

Over the weekend we headed into the city of Tokyo to do some exploring. This was very overwhelming for the kids. The crowds, the hustle and the unfamiliar feeling. We did a little sight seeing and tried to avoid some of the big tourist areas after we saw the stress it was causing them. Hopefully as they get older they will feel more comfortable with these things. Even with all of this we had a lot of fun, made some great memories and saw some amazing sights.

Day 6 I had a tooth act up that I had no idea was a problem and unfortunately we spent a lot of time at the hotel. We did go down to the pool and that was an interesting experience. I talk more about that in my hotel review video. Definitely not your typical experience.

Day 7 was COLD and wet. However. It was our only day that the weather wasn’t good so we really couldn’t complain. It was a short day at the park as my tooth was still hurting (Ended up needing my wisdom tooth pulled when we returned home.) and the weather was a little chilly.

We finally got to check off one of the rides we had heard lots about. The Winnie the Pooh ride, and I have to say, it did not disappoint. A definitely must do if you plan on going. The fast passes go first thing in the morning

One show the kids loved getting to see for the first time and my husband and I got to reminisce over the as the Country Bear Jamboree. We went to that one a few times over our 6 days there. I finally got a recording of it in the video listed above. A lot of it was in Japanese but a lot was un English too so it was a perfect mix that we enjoyed a lot.

Our last day we headed over to Disney Sea first and tried to check off our last few wishes to get done there. We experienced our first ride failure and had to get off. It was a little funny since we had no idea what they were telling us to do. But we made it off safely and continued our adventure. However I ran out of battery so that was the end of recording, sorry. However, we did get a couple more pictures so I will share those with y’all.

One of the things we enjoyed while there was the food. From new things we had never heard of or tried to classics with a Japanese twist added.

I put together this video of some of our favorite snacks and treats as well as our food tips for where to eat.

I hope you enjoyed following along our Disney Tokyo Adventure. We really hope to be back soon and hopefully, hit up some of the other international Disney parks in the near future.

Here is the complete playlist of our adventure from the announcement that we were going, to the last tip, like which rides or shows you must check out because they are so different from Disney California. Enjoy, and let me know if you are planning on going. I’d also love to hear in the comments if you went to Tokyo Disney your best tip. We sure hope to use them on our next trip there. Thanks 😁😁

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Spring Decor Home Tour

I love decorating our home. It is a fun relaxing hobby that I love to do. I always start with shopping my home. I will bring flowers, plants, blankets, rugs, and decor from other rooms and move them around to where I’d like them now. I will grab any themed decor I have stored in the garage out after that and add it to the areas I like to add themed decor. Usually that is my front entry table and coffee bar. I try to not spend much money on these themed decor, as well as we do not have to much room to store to many items. If your like me you know what I mean. No more storage room in the garage so space is precious and items must be worth storing.

Here is my final result for our Spring decor.

Entry Table

Mantel

Dining Room

Livingroom

Coffee Bar

Front Porch

Here is a video of the house if you want to see more.

Monthly Promotion

December Promos 🌱 Young Living

****US DECEMBER PROMOS****

This month is all about celebration. No matter what holidays or events you celebrate in December, being together and sharing it with friends and family is what it’s all about. Young Living’s December promos will help you do just that, and there’s something special for all of us to celebrate the life and legacy of Gary Young.

These promos each cover a piece of coming together and celebrating, starting with Lemongrass Vitality, which can add a nice twist to some of those dishes at your holiday gatherings (as well as being a great part of a daily health and wellness regimen). Pine is a great oil to help fill your whole home with the comforting aroma of a fresh tree, and has the added benefit of having a grounding, calming effect. You can also use it with the Young Living Diffuser Ornament from last month’s promos! Joy. Do I need to go into why Joy is great for a month filled with holiday hustle and bustle and big gatherings? Diffuse it. Wear it as a perfume. Apply it over your heart. Let it work its magic on your mood. Maybe Joy isn’t your thing (the 5-ml could make a great stocking stuffer)? Well, Young Living broke out one of the big guns with White Angelica. If you still haven’t tried this blend, you need to get it while they’re giving it away. It is AMAZING. Calming. Grounding. Uplifting. And it smells divine. It’s one of the most popular blends, and for very good reason, and I have a feeling it will become one of your favorites (if it isn’t already).

White Angelica could be a great blend to diffuse during more stressful times with holiday planning, while Gathering is a great blend to diffuse while you have those holiday get togethers and fun times with friends and family. Gathering has Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Vetiver, Frankincense, Rose, and other wonderful oils in it, and it can be a great conversation starter with the whole, “What is that amazing smell?” The “D. Gary Young: World Leader in Essential Oils” book is the perfect way for us to celebrate and learn more about the incredible life that the founder of Young Living lived, and the legacy he’s left that will live on. If you already have a copy, gift it to another oil lover who will appreciate just how special the book is. To top it all off, 15-ML FRANKINCENSE!! Give me ALL the Frankincense. All of it.

Here is the full breakdown of the US December PV promos:

100 PV
Lemongrass Vitality 5-ml*

190 PV
Joy 5-ml
Pine 15-ml*
Lemongrass Vitality 5-ml*

250 PV
White Angelica 5-ml
Joy 5-ml
Pine 15-ml*
Lemongrass Vitality 5-ml*

300 PV
Gathering 5-ml
White Angelica 5-ml
Joy 5-ml
Pine 15-ml*
Lemongrass Vitality 5-ml*

400 PV
Frankincense 15-ml
“D. Gary Young: The World Leader in Essential Oils” book
Gathering 5-ml
White Angelica 5-ml
Joy 5-ml
Pine 15-ml*
Lemongrass Vitality 5-ml*

*Remember, in order to get the Essential Rewards Exclusive Lemongrass Vitality 5-ml and the Essential Rewards Exclusive Pine 15-ml, you have to be enrolled in Essential Rewards (ER) and have an order that meets the PV requirements for those items. The extra bonus of meeting these PV amounts with your ER order is that you get even more ER points to spend later!

Canada Promos!!! πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

***Disclaimer*** Health Canada has approved several claims for our Canadian NHP (Natural Health Product) oils. With NHP registration comes an expanded claim vocabulary that is both compliant and powerful.

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Whether it’s the ones you love or those you have yet to befriend, the spirit of the season invites you to make an impact by sharing both wellness and joy with those around you. Festive essentials like Christmas Spirit, Pine, Orange, Peppermint, Cinnamon Bark and Frankincense make it simple to add meaningful drops of wellness and holiday cheer to the frosty air.

Place your qualifying order (of 125 PV, 190 PV, 250 PV, 300 PV or 400 PV respectfully) and get these fantastic must have products FOR FREE!! πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

>> 300 PV REWARD Retail Value: $378.28 CAD <<

πŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ TWO!! (2) Frankincense 5 ml:

Keep your heart full of gratitude and appreciation for those who matter most, with the grounding aroma of Frankincense.
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🀩🀩 TWO!! (2) Cinnamon Bark 5 ml:

Evoke memories of holiday traditions with the warm, comforting aroma of Cinnamon Bark. Diffuse this oil to invite festive flair to any space and count on making spirits bright.
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🌲🌲 TWO!! (2) Pine 15 ml:

This refreshing essential is great for soothing muscles and joints in massage and perfect to reduce sniffles and colds for a merry winter season.

🍊🍊 TWO!! (2) Orange 15 ml (ER Bonus)*:

Cold pressed from the fresh fruit peel of oranges grown in the United States just in time for the holiday season, Orange’s sweet, citrus fragrance encourages relaxation and positive emotions.

🌿🌿 TWO!! (2) Peppermint 15 ml (ER Bonus)*:

A star in any holiday DIY, the energizing scent of Peppermint is ubiquitous during the festive season and is great for relief of digestive discomfort after holiday feasts and cough and cold.
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πŸŽ…πŸŽ… TWO!! (2) Christmas Spirit 5 ml (ER Bonus)*

This seasonal favourite is a sweet, spicy blend of orange,
cinnamon and spruce essential oils that tap into the
happiness, and joy of the holiday season.
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>> 250 PV REWARD Retail Value: $277.62 CAD <<

🀩🀩 TWO!! (2) Cinnamon Bark 5 ml
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🌲🌲 TWO!! (2) Pine 15 ml
🍊🍊 TWO!! (2) Orange 15 ml (ER Bonus)*
🌿🌿 TWO!! (2) Peppermint 15 ml (ER Bonus)*
πŸŽ…πŸŽ… TWO!! (2) Christmas Spirit 5 ml (ER Bonus)*
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>> 190 PV REWARD Retail Value: $195.38 CAD <<

🌲🌲 TWO!! (2) Pine 15 ml
🍊🍊 TWO!! (2) Orange 15 ml (ER Bonus)*
🌿🌿 TWO!! (2) Peppermint 15 ml (ER Bonus)*
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πŸŽ…πŸŽ… TWO!! (2) Christmas Spirit 5 ml (ER Bonus)*
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>> 125 PV REWARD Retail Value: $34.86 CAD <<

πŸŽ…πŸŽ… TWO!! (2) Christmas Spirit 5 ml (ER Bonus)*

Happy Holidays to all our Canadian Members!

Young Living keeps hitting it out of the park with these promos, and I can’t wait to get my hands on these.

Not a member? No problem. Follow this link to my page where you can sign up and join my oily tribe. We have all kinds of support and education to be sure you know how to use your oils safely.

Diffuser Blends

Christmas Diffuser Combo Ideas

I love the fact that I can make our home smell so amazing and full Christmas spirit without putting myself or my family in harm’s way with chemical loaded candles and plugins. If you’ve never research all that is in them, be sure to check out this post. Its scary.

But don’t worry, your home can still smells welcoming. All you need is an beautiful diffuser and some Young Living essential oils.

Here are a few of my favorite combos to put in my diffuser at Christmas.

I hope you enjoy these combos and be sure to comment below a d share you favorites combos that you use during Christmas.

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Follow this link to order

https://www.myyl.com/livingyoungcountrygirl

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Christmas Fun, Uncategorized

Girt Basket Ideas on a Budget

Are you looking for good, budget friendly gift ideas for Christmas? I put togther a few fun gift baskets for a variety of ages and people. I hope these help you get some ideas. Be sure to watch the video for more details in what is in them and where I shopped.

FAMILY GAME NIGHT GIFT BASKET

  • Favorite game
  • Candy
  • Soda
  • Popcorn

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT GIFT BASKET

  • Family movie (If you can find a Christmas one even better)
  • Cotton Candy
  • Popcorn
  • Candy

SMALL COFFEE LOVERS SNUGGLE UP GIFT BASKET

  • Coffee
  • Blanket
  • Mug or Trvel Cup
  • Creamer
  • Cookies

PAMPER SPA DAY

  • Blanket
  • Bath Boms
  • Bath Salt
  • Manicure or Pedicure Set
  • Loofah
  • Lotion
  • Spa Masks

BIG COFFEE BASKET

  • Coffee Pot, French Press, Cold Brew Kit
  • Coffee
  • Creamer
  • Mugs
  • Cookies

DATE NIGHT GIFT BASKET

  • Sparkling Cider
  • Cheese
  • Sausage
  • Crackers
  • Cookies
  • Chocolate
  • Romantic Movie

See what all is inside here and put your own togther.

Monthly Promotion

NOVEMBER U.S. PROMO from Young Living

Happy November friends, the holiday season is officially upon us. And you know what? These promos are as exciting as the upcoming season, so we’re gonna get right to them.

Let’s go ahead and skip right to that 400 PV promo – yep, you’re seeing that right, an exclusive blend just for these promos that is valued at over $170 retail! Higher Unity is made with Sacred Sandalwood, Lime, Sacred Frankincense, Spearmint, Northern Lights Black Spruce, Lemon, Jasmine, and Rose. You guys, those are some AMAZING oils in this blend. Sacred Sandalwood, Sacred Frankincense, Jasmine, AND Rose?! It’s supposed to have a floral, sweet, and uplifting aroma, and with Sacred Sandalwood and Northern Lights Black Spruce in it, you’re going to get some of those woodsy tones to help balance it all out. I cannot WAIT to put this oil in the diffuser.

Oh, and let’s not forget the other promos that are perfect for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Nutmeg Vitality not only gives you a delicious oil to bake holiday goodies with, but it’s also great as part of a daily health regimen. Northern Lights Black Spruce will go great with the exclusive Glass Diffuser Ornament to let the calming and grounding aroma of spruce fill your home (it’s also good for healthy looking skin). A 15-ml bottle of Christmas Spirit? Um, yes please. Give me ALL the Christmas Spirit (if somehow you haven’t tried this yet, you really need it in your life – it is the perfect fall and winter aroma that will make you happy throughout your day). Myrrh and Sacred Frankincense both have significance during the holiday season and are incredible for calming, skin care, and helping you feel secure and confident during this busy season. On top of all that, the exclusive Higher Unity is the biggest cherry on top of an already stacked lineup of promos.

Here is the full breakdown of the US November PV promos:

100 PV
Nutmeg Vitality 5-ml*

190 PV
Christmas Spirit 15-ml
Northern Lights Black Spruce 5-ml*
Nutmeg Vitality 5-ml*

250 PV
Myrrh 5-ml
Christmas Spirit 15-ml
Northern Lights Black Spruce 5-ml*
Nutmeg Vitality 5-ml*

300 PV
Sacred Frankincense 5-ml
Glass Diffuser Ornament
Myrrh 5-ml
Christmas Spirit 15-ml
Northern Lights Black Spruce 5-ml*
Nutmeg Vitality 5-ml*

400 PV
Higher Unity 5-ml
Sacred Frankincense 5-ml
Glass Diffuser Ornament
Myrrh 5-ml
Christmas Spirit 15-ml
Northern Lights Black Spruce 5-ml*
Nutmeg Vitality 5-ml*

*Remember, in order to get the Essential Rewards Exclusive Nutmeg Vitality 5-ml and the Essential Rewards Exclusive Northern Lights Black Spruce 5-ml, you have to be enrolled in Essential Rewards (ER) and have an order that meets the PV requirements for those items. The extra bonus of meeting these PV amounts with your ER order is that you get even more ER points to spend later!

Keep in mind, Higher Unity is not available for purchase, it’s an exclusive part of this month’s promos, so you’ll want to find a way to get to that 400 PV promo. With the holidays in full swing, offer for friends and family to add some items to your order so they can cross a few things off their holiday shopping list! Plus, you get all of those other awesome promos just in time for the holiday season. Who’s excited? I have my hand raised. πŸ˜‰

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