Wagon Trails Animal Park Is A Must Visit Attraction

Last summer was rough for our family. I got major surgery so we did not get to do everything we had hoped to do. One thing on last year’s list that did not get done was Wagon Trails Animal Park. I visited the animal park on many occasions as a child and I was excited to share that experience with my daughter. When coronavirus came and pretty much canceled everything, I was sad that we would not be taking her to Wagon Trails this year. I am happy to announce that not only did we get to go, but we got to visit from the safety of our car!

Wagon Trails is near Youngstown, Ohio and it is extremely easy to find! Once we pulled into the driveway, there were signs to direct us where we needed to go to pay. Previously, you would park your car and enjoy a petting zoo before going on a ride in a large open vehicle, but the attraction has been altered so that families can safely enjoy it while practicing social distancing.

The employee at the beginning of the park encouraged us to drive slowly and stop as often as we wanted. I really liked that we did not have to rush through. We were able to spend about 45 minutes looking at the animals. Some animals came extremely close to our car. I think an ostrich may have decided to put it’s head into our car if Mr. Not So Crafty hadn’t quickly rolled up the window.

Wagon Trails Animal Park provided us with a wonderful source of entertainment that was much needed after our months of isolation! My family loved the entire experience. It is definitely worth the trip!

Painted Butterfly

Warm weather is finally here to stay in Ohio and we can not get enough outside time! Today, we spent some time inside making this easy but adorable butterfly. This craft can be done with any age child!

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Materials Used

  • Paint
  • White Paper (You’ll likely need at least two pieces, depending on the size of your child’s hands and feet)
  • A marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

I started by putting paint into two paper plates. I used a single color on one plate and multiple colors on the other. You can use whatever you have on hand to hold the paint.

I helped my daughter dip her foot in the pink paint and put it on the white paper. I then helped her dip her hands in the other paint and onto the white paper. We did each hand print twice so there would be a total of four.

After the paint dried, I cut out the handprints and footprint. I gave them to my toddler to glue on. If you are doing this craft with a young child, you can either do the gluing so that it resembles a butterfly!

To finish this craft, I gave my daughter a marker so that she could give her butterfly eyes and antennas.

Book Suggestions

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Five Disney World Resturants We Want To Eat At

We are currently unsure if our next Disney World vacation will happen, but I am still in planning mode! Today, I want to share some of the resturants we plan on eating at along with a few resturant reviews from other bloggers!

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Resturant

We have never been to Sci-Fi before, but since Mr. Not So Crafty is a big fan of old movies, we are really excited. We have a reservation for lunch time.

Garden Grill

Photo Credit: Treasured Family Travels

The Garden Grill will also be a first time experience for us. It is a character meal that takes place in a rotating resturant! If you’d like to learn more about the experience, check out this review!

T-REX

We have wanted to eat at T-REX on every trip to Disney we have made, but reservations are so hard to get! No one in my family has the desire to wait for a table at such a busy resturant without a reservation, so we have always skipped it. I finally got a reservation and we are so excited to take our dinosaur loving toddler! To learn more about what you can expect from this dining experience, check out this review!

The Crystal Palace

The Crystal Palace was a favorite on our last trip. The food was really good and everyone in our family loved meeting the Winnie the Pooh characters. We are excited to have breakfast there again.

Art Smith’s Homecoming

Homecoming was a favorite for Mr. Not So Crafty on our last trip. We had dinner last time and this time we plan on trying out their weekend brunch. If you want to see some great pictures of the food that Homecoming offers, check out this review!

We would love to hear from you! Do you have a trip to Disney world coming up? Where are you hoping to eat? What resturants not on this list should we try out?

Life After Coronavirus

Like many of you, my family’s world greatly changed in early March when local governments started urging people to stay home due to the growing spread of COVID-19. My family has always taken it very seriously and because I have a rare health condition, we will be staying in long after others start to adjust to a new normal. Today, I want to talk about five things that I can not wait to do once I finally do get to start leaving the house on a regular bases.

Travel

Image by Sascha Zehner from Pixabay

We have an October 2020 trip to Walt Disney World and right before this all started, we had planned to take a totally random road trip over the summer. We had also planned to try to sneak in an adult only trip to Niagera Falls. At this point, it is likely that the summer travel will not happen, but I’m crossing my fingers that our fall trip will still go as planned.

Go Grocery Shopping

Image by Ich bin dann mal raus hier. from Pixabay

I have not been grocery shopping since the very beginning. I never thought it would be something I missed doing, but it is!

Have A Picnic At The Park

Image by Godsgirl_madi from Pixabay

Our state has not closed all parks, but playgrounds are closed, so going to a park would be stressful for my toddler. When we can safely play, I want to take enough food and sunscreen to spend an entire afternoon at one of our favorite parks.

Enroll Our Toddler In Dance Class

My daughter is finally old enough to take part in a structured dance class and they are all closed! She has always loved to dance, so I am using this time to look at different studios online and pick one for the fall session.

Spend Time With Friends and Family

Image by Michal Jarmoluk from Pixabay

I saved the best for last! I miss all of my family and friends so badly. As our state eases up on restrictions on gatherings, we will likely start to see family who do not have jobs that have a high risk of exposure. It sadly may be much longer before we get to see other family and friends.

I’d love to hear from you! What are some things that you are excited to do once this is all over?

The Best DIY Cleaning Product Recipes

Cleaning is part of everyday life. Did you know that you can make your own products that work just as well as what you can buy in the store? While I do still sometimes use store bought cleaners, I have also been making some of my own cleaning products for years now! Today, I want to share a list of home made cleaning product recipes!

Image Credit: Happiest Camper HomeStead

DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Homemade Cleaning Wipes

DIY Granite Cleaner

Non-Toxic Homemade Febreze

DIY Mold Spray

Photo Credit: Ann’s Entitled Life

DIY Grout Cleaner

DIY All Purpose Cleaner

DIY Dishwasher Tablets

DIY Cleaning Wipes

DIY Carpet Freshener

Photo Credit: Bitz & Giggles

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

Homemade Window Cleaner

DIY Laminate Floor Cleaner

DIY Bathroom Cleaner

Homemade Laundry Powder

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Paper Plate Globe Man

Earth Day is less than a week away. Today, we made This cute paper plate globe man that would be perfect to make on Earth Day!

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Materials Used

  • Paper Plate
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Blue Paint
  • Green Construction Paper
  • White Paper
  • A Paint Brush

I started by flipping the paper plate over and having my toddler paint it with the blue paint.

Once the plate was dry, I cut out small rectangles from the green paper. Next, I had my toddler cut out four strips from the white paper. After everything was cut out, I gave my toddler a marker to draw a face on the paper plate.

Once the face was drawn, my toddler glued the green rectangles onto the paper plate.

To finish this craft, I flipped it over and we glued the paper strips on where arms and legs would be!

Book Suggestions

Littler learners often enjoy pairing a book with a craft!

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