Earlier this year we signed up with The Financial Gym to help improve our finances as a couple. (If you haven’t already, make sure to read PART ONE of this article.) It’s been a little nutty for us schedule wise, but we finally sat down to schedule our Quarterly Review with our trainer Victoria. It was time to see how working the plan has paid off (see what we did there?) and how we are doing with our life goals. Read on to see how we did, and for the top 5 ways the Financial Gym helped us improve our finances in the last several months…Read More
Hi friends! Sorry we have been a bit M.I.A., the last several weeks have certainly been a whirlwind. It has been quite the adventure to sell a house in one state, find a new home in another, then pack up everything (including three cats!) to travel almost 1,000 miles. But even with the craziness we have been super excited to move to our new “castle” so close to the Mouse. It has always been a dream to “one day” leave the area and try somewhere new. When the opportunity came to head to Orlando we thought that sounded pretty perfect for us. So while change can be scary and stressful we know this new adventure will strenghten us and bring up all sorts of new opportunities in the future.
In the meantime we have been super busy unpacking a sea of boxes and setting up our new home. (Who knew almost a whole day would disappear jus grocery shopping and heading to Home Depot for things like lawn mowers!) Andrew has started his new job and is enjoying it so far. We have been exploring and learning our new area (and maybe getting lost once in awhile too). There have even been little pockets of time for a little fun to enjoy the new pool and head to Disney Springs. We just wanted to say thanks for being patient and all of the well wishes. We will back to our normal blogging schedule really soon!
Well friends we have been keeping a BIG SECRET! It is time for us to embark on the next chapter in our happily ever after story. Read on to find out what our news is to share…Read More
It is time for another Disney Friends Blog Hop! The theme for this month is “Disney at Home”. We wanted to share with you some of our Disney Decor at home. We strive to strike a balance of sprinkling in some magic without being too crazy. So come along on our tour and get a peek into our home with some Disney touches. And once you read our article you can continue on to check out more blogs with some other great Disney home themed articles this month. (See bottom of article for more details.)Read More
We were recently asked to participate in a “Disney Friends Blog Hop” for people to discover other Disney blogs in the community. (You can learn a little more about that at the the bottom of this post!) We also realized with many new visitors recently it may be a good time to share a bit more about the two authors behind the posts. There are two things we tend to get asked pretty frequently. Many people are curious of how we decided to launch a Disney based blog geared towards an adult crowd. Many people are also curious about the term “DINKs” (Dual Income No Kids) and we wanted to touch a bit on our journey to decide to be childfree. So here is a little peek into the world of Julie and Andrew…Read More
So when you hear the term “happily ever after” what vision comes to mind? A Prince and Princess riding off into the sunset? A wedding kiss? Thematic music? What most likely doesn’t come to mind is anything to do with finances and budgeting. That just doesn’t sound very romantic now does it? But the truth is, money can be one of the biggest factors that can affect a couple’s happily ever after.
As a couple we invest a lot of time into our relationship and continuing to grow together. One of our New Year’s resolutions for 2019 was to improve our finances. When we found out about a hip new company called Financial Gym it sounded like the perfect opportunity to partner up and kick off our resolution on the right foot. So read on for our step-by-step journey and get a little peek into our financial habits…Read More
We are super excited to announce The Disney DINKs now have an exclusive merchandise line! The collection is park inspired and created especially for adults to use on vacation or simply bring a bit of magic into every day life. We have worked hard to develop professional and fun designs on a variety of products. The line includes items such as designer tees, bags, drink ware, home decor, and more.
We are also very passionate about our favorite charity Pilots N Paws and are proud that 50% of all profits will go directly towards charity pet rescue flights! We hope you are just excited about out new launch and please stay tuned in the new year as we continue to develop fresh new designs. Please let us know if you have any questions or product ideas/requests! Thank you for checking out our business and for supporting small businesses!
Last month we had booked a trip to visit Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort. We had also scheduled a Pilots’n’Paws rescue flight on the way home to bring a German Shepherd back from South Carolina to the the D.C. metro area. Unfortunately Hurricane Florence had other plans, and our whole trip was canceled. When a natural disaster hits, there are usually many animals that need to be transported to new locations. So last weekend when the same rescue organization reached out about a couple puppies needing to be moved from a post hurricane area, we jumped at the chance to help out. Keep reading to learn more about our flight path that day (and for some really cute puppy pics!)Read More