Allison Thommen


How to Survive a Flight with Your Cat

I have been a cat owner for going on 11 years. My husband and I got our cat when I was in my first year of graduate school. He had cats his whole life,...

5 Things you MUST Have in your Disney Park Bag

I am a Disney World Annual Passholder and a Disney Vacation Club Member, so to say I have been to Disney a couple times is an understatement. My husband and I came to Disney...

EPCOT Itinerary for Families with Kids under 5

I will preface this post with this comment: I adore EPCOT. It is one of my favorite parks for myself and my husband to experience. However, if you were to skip one park as...

Animal Kingdom Itinerary for Families with Kids under 5

I love Animal Kingdom for kids under 5. The park is full of nature and animals - what kid this age isn't going to be mesmerized? With plenty of shows to keep them entertained,...

Hollywood Studios Itinerary for Families with Kids under 5

With the addition of Toy Story Land and Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, Hollywood Studios is a great park for families with kids under 5. It is a perfect place to see some of...

Magic Kingdom Itinerary for Families with Kids under 5

Of all the 4 Disney Parks, I love Magic Kingdom most for little kids. There is something truly magical about turning the corner and walking down Main Street towards Cinderella’s Castle. I will never forget...

Ringing in 2023: New Years Eve Across Central Florida

I cannot believe we are about to celebrate New Years Eve and enter into 2023! The last couple years have been hard but I am always excited to see what the new year will...

Guide to Shop Local Businesses

We LOVE local businesses! They are the heart and soul of our communities! We’ve put together a Guide to Shop Local Businesses in the Central Florida area. From malls to mom & pop shops, we hope this becomes your...

Peppermint White Chocolate Sourdough Rolls

Christmas is coming (I feel like Buddy the Elf cheering that) and these are my FAVORITE holiday rolls. They are quickly becoming a holiday tradition in our house. They are pepperminty (did I just...

Holiday Markets in Central Florida

Who doesn't love a good Holiday Market or craft fair? I am constant in awe of people's creativity at events like these. Plus with the holiday twist, what could be better? With so many...

My Quest to Reading 100 Books in a Year

Ironically it didn’t start with books. It all started with Bridgerton. I was captivated by the Netflix adaptation of the wildly popular novels by Julia Quinn, as many of us were. I adored the first season...

Orlando Mom Book Club: Book of the Month for November 2022

November's Book of the Month: The Guest List by Lucy Foley Book Summary: A perfectly planned, elegant wedding on a remote island off the coast of Ireland. What could possibly go wrong? Murder, that's what. The only...

Secret Ingredient Pumpkin Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

With the debut of Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte, fall is just around the corner. This will be my first Central Florida fall and I am determined to continue to indulge in all of my...
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Yes, I am thankful for the pandemic

I am choosing to be thankful for the pandemic. Don’t get me wrong, there is a list of reasons as long as a CVS receipt why I am not thankful for the last two plus...

New Mom’s Guide to Navigating the Formula Shortage in Orlando

If you are struggling with the formula shortage, I am so sorry. Being a parent is stressful enough without the worry of how you are going to feed your child. I am so sorry this is...

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