Kristen's C2D Story

Meet Cinderella, Mary Poppins, and More at the Grand Floridian

Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney World There are currently six resorts that offer character meals, all of them Deluxes. You do not have to be a guest of the Disney resort to enjoy a meal...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 3/14

By Kristen on March 17, 2019 at 5:06 pm The almond milk strikes again. This week’s casualty to almond milk was rosemary, of which I am out and will be until the next grocery trip....

Finding Princesses at Disney World: Cinderella

  Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog If you’ve got little princesses of your own, chances are their number one priority is going to be meeting other princesses, be they mermaids, magic carpet riding, or born...

Kristen B’s Disney Fund Deposit 3/15

What a difference a few weeks makes. And I owe it all to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Kinda. The nonsense with the airline credit threw me for a loop, but after talking with my people I...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 3/8

By Kristen on March 13, 2019 at 5:15 pm It never rains but it pours. Sometimes my Kroger has a real feast or famine situation going on. One week there are no good Digital Coupons,...

Finding Princesses at Disney World: Belle

Photo Courtesy of Disney Parks Blog For the B Family, all roads at Disney lead to royalty. If you’ve got little princesses of your own, chances are their number one priority is going to be meeting...

Meet Snow White at Wilderness Lodge

By Kristen on March 11, 2019 at 5:03 pm Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney World There are currently six resorts that offer character meals, all of them Deluxes. You do not have to be a...

Meet Lilo & Stitch at the Polynesian

By Kristen on March 10, 2019 at 5:44 pm   There are currently six resorts that offer character meals, all of them Deluxes. You do not have to be a guest of the Disney resort...

Meet Ariel and Rapunzel at the Boardwalk

By Kristen on March 9, 2019 at 5:31 pm  There are currently six resorts that offer character meals, all of them Deluxes. You do not have to be a guest of the Disney resort...

Win 1,000,000 Points with Fetch Rewards Brands Bracket

By Kristen on March 9, 2019 at 4:13 pm Are you a Fetch Rewards user? If so, you could win up to 1,000,000 points with their Brands Bracket contest. Think you know what Fetch Rewards...

Kristen B Sees Movies: Captain Marvel

YOU GUYS. As an avid MCU fan, I have been eagerly awaiting the first female led Marvel movie. As a mom of two little ladies who are pretty convinced they are superheroes, I have been...

Meet Mickey at the Contemporary

By Kristen on March 8, 2019 at 5:01 pm  There are currently six resorts that offer character meals, all of them Deluxes. You do not have to be a guest of the Disney resort...

Meet Minnie Mouse at the Beach Club

By Kristen on March 7, 2019 at 5:36 pm There are currently six resorts that offer character meals, all of them deluxes. You do not have to be a guest of the Disney resort...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 3/3

My dear friend Kristen recently said to me, “I love that you show yourself buying ice cream every week. It’s just so real.” Well, buckle up, because this week we buy ice cream AND Oreos....

Finding Princesses at Disney World: Aurora

  Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney World For the B Family, all roads at Disney lead to royalty. If you’ve got little princesses of your own, chances are their number one priority is going to be meeting...

Finding Princesses at Disney World: Ariel

For the B Family, all roads at Disney lead to royalty. If you’ve got little princesses of your own, chances are their number one priority is going to be meeting other princess, be they mermaids,...

App Spotlight: Earn Money with Dabbl

There are so many ways to save money. Which is a plus. But it can be hard to determine which apps are for you, and which apps won’t fit your needs. Which is a...

Kristen B’s Disney Fund Deposit 2/27

I’ll confess, I’m not great with change. In all aspects of my life, not just vacations, I am not someone who goes with the flow easily. I don’t trust the flow. Why is the flow...

Finding Princesses at Disney World: Anna and Elsa

  For the B Family, all roads at Disney lead to royalty. If you’ve got little princesses of your own, chances are their number one priority is going to be meeting other princesses, be they mermaids,...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 2/23

Not pictured: the bread and bananas. Because my child hid them and I didn’t realize it until just now. The stress was real with this grocery trip. When I sit down to write these trip recaps,...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 2/16

By Kristen on February 21, 2019 at 5:49 pm Two points if you can spot the child’s hand that snuck in this picture.  I have many categories of favorite foods. Favorite snack foods, favorite breakfast...

Target Valentine’s Clearance 70% Off

By Kristen on February 19, 2019 at 5:30 pm Sometimes I see pictures of other Target’s clearance, and it’s like, 70% off and everything is in neat lanes and the aisles are well organized...

Target Valentine’s Clearance 50% Off

January through April is my fave clearance season. You get all the hits. Christmas clearance and toy clearance in January, Valentine’s Day clearance in February, and then Easter clearance in either March or April,...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 2/8

By Kristen on February 13, 2019 at 5:29 pm There’s a question that pops up in surveys from time to time that was really on my mind this grocery trip. “I am the first to...

Choosing the Best Time of Year to Visit Walt Disney World

Photo Credit: Destini Boxall Of all the Disney World questions, and there are many, this one might be the most important: when is the best time to visit Walt Disney World? But of course, the answers...

Earn Money with Pinecone Research

There are so many ways to save money. Which is a plus. But it can be hard to determine which apps are for you, and which apps won’t fit your needs. Which is a...

Kristen B’s Disney Fund Deposit 2/8

Hey, there! Remember me? I used to be saving for a Disney trip, but then I took that Disney trip, had a baby, and now I mostly just talk about groceries? Well, get ready, because...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 2/1

By Kristen on February 4, 2019 at 5:03 pm I’d like to think I’m getting better at making good choices. Kroger sent me an email today that informed me of my savings last month: $117....

Characters Who Only Meet at the Magic Kingdom, Part 2

By Kristen on February 3, 2019 at 5:49 pm If your family is anything like my family, then meeting Characters is high on your priority list when you visit Walt Disney World Resort. And characters...

Characters Who Only Meet at the Magic Kingdom

By Kristen on January 31, 2019 at 5:38 pm If your family is anything like my family, then meeting Characters is high on your priority list when you visit Walt Disney World Resort. Characters meet...

Growing Your Fund by Pocketing Loose Change

By Kristen on January 28, 2019 at 5:19 pm If you see a penny Pick it up And all day long You’ll have good luck I was in fourth grade when I first heard this little catchphrase. It...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 1/26

By Kristen on January 27, 2019 at 4:59 pm Let’s talk about brand loyalty. Last trip, I made a purchase of a Kroger brand item. Upon opening, there was something suspect about the packaging. I...

Target Toy Clearance up to 70% Off

This was the best clearance trip I have been on ever, in my whole life. Period. End of sentence. Why? Because tonight I was able to witness that magic as it happened. That’s right. Tonight,...

Is the Disney Dining Plan Worth It?

Dining at Disney is a hot button topic because, let’s face it, everybody’s gotta eat. The Disney Dining Plan is a prepaid meal package available to guests who book a package (tickets and hotel) at...

How Does the Disney Dining Plan Work?

Congratulations, you’ve just booked your Disney trip complete with the Dining Plan! The only problem? You have no idea how to make sense of these credits. The Disney Dining Plan is a prepaid meal package...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 1/17

By Kristen on January 19, 2019 at 5:45 pm What a feeling! After weeks, nay, months, of going over budget, I nearly leapt with joy at the checkout this week. Not only was I...

Hallmark Christmas Clearance 75% Off

By Kristen on January 18, 2019 at 5:35 pm One of the best kept Christmas Clearance secrets is Hallmark. Why is it the best? First of all, their Christmas clearance goes on foreeeeeeeever. I just...

Kristen B Cooks: Easy Roast Chicken

By Kristen on January 15, 2019 at 5:36 pm For weeks on end, every time I visited Kroger, they were out of chicken breasts. Y’all, chicken makes up like, 65% of our diets. This...

Three Ways to Score Free Dining at Disney World

Consider this the finale in the Free Dining Promotion Trilogy. We explored the requirements and perks of the Free Dining Promotion in “Free Dining 2019: FAQs and Requirements.” We dug deeper in “Free Dining:...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 1/11

By Kristen on January 13, 2019 at 4:55 pm One of the fun things about making a record of the food you purchase each week is noticing trends in your eating habits. Obviously, we...

Target Toy Clearance 50% Off

I was in an exceptionally good mood this clearance chasing trip. Last year’s clearance was so crazy across the board. Starting, ending, percentage drop offs. I don’t know if this year the sales have...

Free Dining 2019: Requirements and FAQ

  Tonga Toast, a national treasure, available at Kona Cafe. A few days ago, the Disney community lost their collective minds when Free Dining 2019 was released. Here’s why: in recent memory, Free Dining has NEVER...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 1/6

By Kristen on January 7, 2019 at 5:30 pm Because our diet consists of so much protein and produce, people often assume we eat organic. We don’t. At least, not exclusively. We dabble in organic...

Kristen B Cooks: Simple Sugared Cranberries

By Kristen on January 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm Like many of my favorite dishes, I ate these cranberries at a party, swooned over how delish they were, and vowed to learn how to...

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 12/30

By Kristen on January 5, 2019 at 7:45 pm I was trying soooooo hard to not go grocery shopping until January 1st. Then, all my budget problems would be solved! I would have my...

Target Christmas Clearance 70% Off

You guys, this is the second time I have been right this week. Is it too soon to call it a streak? As I predicted, Target’s Christmas clearance went to 70% off for merchandise...

Target January Toy Clearance Starts at 30% Off

By Kristen on December 29, 2018 at 12:44 pm Last year, Target was sneaky with toy clearance. It started early, ended early, and was very wonky with the discount drops. This year I swore...

Target Christmas Clearance 50% Off

By Kristen on December 27, 2018 at 2:34 pm Alright, you deal chasing elves, my hunch was right. The day after Christmas saw Target’s clearance go to 50% for merchandise and 30% for food....

Kristen B’s Kroger Trip 12/21

By Kristen on December 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm In the third trimester of my pregnancy, I routinely went over budget. I made my peace with this when I realized that the objective was...

Target Christmas Clearance 30% Off

By Kristen on December 23, 2018 at 7:08 pm The B Family has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. But the arrival of this little bundle of joy did tweak my usually very...
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