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Three Things Thursday ~ Distractions AKA Life

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Here's one of my new favorite blog hops today:
Three Things Thursday!



(Be sure to link up on her blog!)
Since I already have a blog (and three blogs preceding this one) what haven't I already shared? In the last month, quite a lot! I have been off the radar for a while because (as it sometimes does) life took a lot of time and I almost entirely ignored my blog aside from picking a new header and colors. So this week I'm going to share three other things that have been distractions priorities in my life this last month!

Once Upon a Time There Was a Princess Who...

1.) Decided to reorganize her home office.

I mainly used the room to store my laptop and supplies when they weren't in use. The room has a single north facing window, and we never really decorated it or picked out furniture since we moved in three years ago. Since the office is off of our master bedroom, it's something I saw and promptly ignored pretty much ever day.

Chris occasionally does some des…

Top 7 Ways NOT to Save Money on a Cruise

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Although I've already blogged over a dozen tips and tricks to save a bundle on your cruise, what about ways to totally blow your budget unintentionally?
I'm not talking about splurging on a cabana massage or swimming with the dolphins.
I'm talking spending (way) more than you have to on things that are unnecessary and in a few instances spending some cash in order to give Murphy the boot (or just keep from missing an awesome experience!)

Skip Trip Insurance What's the worst that could happen?
It's not like we could possibly miss our travel window and the ship would sail without us. It's not like I'd ever break my leg and need to pay to be airlifted off of the ship. It's not like I could have a relative get sick and need to reschedule at the last minute. Besides, aren't we trying to save money?
The truth is once you are within 15 dates of your sail date any cancellation will mean a total loss of the cost of the vacation. This falls under the better…

All-Inclusive* - Beyond the Asterisk

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Disney Cruise Line is all about the "All-Inclusive*" Disney vacation experience.
What on earth does that exactly mean?
What is included in "All-Inclusive*" vacations?
Why do you keep using that asterisk?


"All-Inclusive" means that you could theoretically get away without spending a single dime once you've paid the initial cost* and boarded the ship.
*Plus any ground transfers, pre- or post-stay hotel reservations, port parking, airfare and trip insurance.

Minimally, please budget for gratuities! The standard gratuity of $13.50 per passenger per night of cruise will be automatically added to your account. This tip will be divided among your dining room server, assistant server, head server, and your stateroom host. If you wish to add to this tip for exceptional service, either adjust the tips at the guest services desk anytime during your cruise or else add cash to the envelopes left in your stateroom.

What is Included:

1.) All Food*
This includes as …