Dark Chocolate Nutella Rice Krispies Recipe

The kids are back to school, yay! For their first week of school I wanted to make them a special treat for the special occasion. And I was craving Nutella so I may have created these selfishly (and that’s okay). Do we really need an occasion for Nutella? I think not.

So I got out the Nutella and dark chocolate chips and came up with something divine.

Dark Chocolate Nutella Rice Krispies Recipe

Dark Chocolate Nutella Rice Krispies Treats


  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup of Nutella
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 cups of rice krispies cereal


In a sauce pan, melt chocolate chips and Nutella together on medium-low, add in butter. Stir on a medium-low heat until well blended, remove from heat.  Stir in the cereal until well blended. Pour in an 8×8 or 9×9 inch pan lined with aluminum foil.

Dark Chocolate Nutella Rice Krispies Recipe

DIY Disney Lanyard with Mickey Mouse Ribbon

The Clever Teen started high school recently and we found out that they need to wear their IDs. Instead of the standard lanyard, I wanted to craft up a few different ones for her to have. My first idea was to create a fun Disney Lanyard that we could take with us to Disneyland next time we go!

This lanyard was easy to create with Mickey Mouse ribbon. Perfect for school or to take to Disney to hold tickets and fast passes.

DIY Disney Lanyard

What you’ll need:

  • 40 inch Strand of Ribbon – I bought this one from Hobby Lobby but I also found some Mickey Mouse Ribbon on Amazon
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Lanyard Pieces (key ring, hook and plastic pocket)

I was able to find old lanyards at Goodwill and took them apart for the pieces but these can be found at Hobby Lobby or Amazon.

How to:

  1. Take the ribbon and place it around your neck, brining the two ends to the front matching the back of the top piece to the front of the bottom piece.
  2. Place the key ring at the end then fold the ends over about 1 inch and hot glue the ends to the back of the ribbon. Be sure to glue the front ribbon to the back as well.
  3. For extra security, be sure to sew next to the glue line once it’s dried.
  4. Attach the hook and pouch, done!

DIY Disney Lanyard with Mickey Mouse Ribbon


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Disneyland is one of our favorite places to vacation. Surprisingly though we’ve never stayed at the Disneyland Hotel. I recently got the chance to stay at the Disneyland Hotel and the Disneyland Resort for the blogging conference, Type A. Even though the kids weren’t there to experience it too, I wanted to bring the hotel back to them so I’m sharing this virtual tour.

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At the end of June I attended Disney Social Media Moms on the Road here in Phoenix, a mini conference dedicated to sharing the Disney Magic and inspiration with some helpful tips for moms in social media. Of course, our family loves Disneyland. I mean I couldn’t tell you how many times I have been myself let alone my children. It’s one of our favorite places because of course, it is one of the happiest places on earth. The magic seems to always be the same yet seems to always be even more magical with every visit.

Disney SMMC On-the-Road

During the conference we had some fun and even learned a little bit.

So what’s coming to Disneyland?

Mickeys Halloween Party at Disneyland

We have been to Disneyland during Halloween many times but have never done the party. Something I am actually kind of bummed about now that the kids are older. But, maybe we’ll make it this year?

Here are a few things happening this year at Mickey’s Halloween Party

  • Monsters U Dance Party at Tomorrowland Terrace featuring Mike & Sulley in a spirited Monster Scare-Off.
  • Halloween Screams, a boo-tiful fireworks spectacular —exclusive viewing for Mickey’s Halloween Party Guests.
  • Special trick-or-treat stations with candy and healthy goodies.

You can find out more about the party and purchase tickets here!

See the 5 things you can not miss during this party: http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/07/five-things-you-cant-miss-during-mickeys-halloween-party-at-disneyland-park/

Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration Logo

On July 17th, Disneyland celebrated it’s 59th anniversary and of course that means exciting things are coming to Disneyland for their 60th anniversary.

Right now every week Disney is asking for YOUR photos from each decade. This week they are asking for 70′s which means this girl has got to dig through her 80′s photos for next week! During the duration of the contest, people will vote on their favorite photos from the past 60 years. 1 lucky fan will win a trip to the start of the Disneyland Resort Diamond Celebration in spring 2015!

Keep up with what is happening with Disneyland’s 60th anniversary http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/tag/disneyland60/

Here are a couple things that I took away from DSMMOTR

Tracey Clark  shared some great photography tips. She shared that our vision is in our photography tool box and that our best camera is the one we have with us.

Erin Glover shared about her adventures on the Disney Parks blog and her insight on social media. Her job is pretty cool…

 I think the best thing I took away from the conference is to follow the Disney Parks Blog.  This blog is updated frequently with updates on what is happening at the parks along with fun photos, contests and more.

Oh and I met the one and only Grumpy Cat who was obviously, unimpressed by meeting me.

A couple weeks later I found myself at Disneyland for the Type-A conference. The best part about going to Disneyland for a conference of course is getting to enjoy the parks with friends.


I finally rode Big Thunder Mountain after the renovation. It was awesome and I am not giving any thing away but if you go on it, be sure to look for all of the fun new details!


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