cupcakes in orlando

Best Cupcakes in Orlando

When it comes to sweet treats, there are a lot of them in Orlando.  Today we had Mickey Mouse ice cream bars at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.  They are good!  However, nothing compares to the mini cupcakes from Sweet by Holly.  She is the Cupcake Wars winner three times!  The cupcakes she creates are amazing and they are so little, there cannot possibly have any calories.

There are so many flavors to select and she does change them almost daily.  Here are just a few cupcake flavors:

  • Carrot
  • Banana
  • Chocolate Mint – One of my favorites!
  • Creamsicle
  • Heath Bar
  • Key Lime – As a Florida local, I know good Key Lime Pie and this one takes just like it!
  • Lemon
  • Peanut Butter
  • PBJ
  • Toasted Coconut
  • White Out
  • And many more

They are inexpensive, but stop by on Monday and take advantage of a crazy deal.  The cupcakes are only $1.  This is my favorite time to visit and sample a dozen different cupcakes for only $12.  If you are an Orlando local or visiting Orlando, look for Sweet by Holly for the best cupcakes in Orlando.

We had a busy day of errands today and ended on a sweet treat with Sweet cupcakes!

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mini golf courses in orlando

This week, several viewers asked “what is your favorite mini golf course in Orlando?”  We decided to grab the kids and head out to our favorite mini golf course to have some fun!  As locals, here are our Top 5 favorite mini golf courses in Orlando.  Enjoy a video from our favorite!

Top 5 Mini Golf Courses in Orlando:

#5 Congo Mini Golf:  There are several Congo mini golf courses in Orlando all jungle themed.  Families love this fun golf course with waterfalls, caves, and tropical rain forests!

#4 Fantasia Gardens:  Disney has two mini golf courses in Orlando including the Fantasia Gardens themed after the popular Fantasia movie.  This course is fun, but super hot.  Plan on this course in the winter months, when it is cooler!

#3 Pirate’s Cove:  X marks the spot at Pirate’s Cove mini golf course!  This course takes you through cave and under waterfalls in a fun pirate them.  ARRGHH!

#2 Hollywood Drive In Golf:  At Universal CityWalk, you will have a blast playing on either “The Haunting of Ghostly Greens” and “Invaders From Planet Putt.”  Imagine vintage horror flicks and “little green men” sci-fi flicks, as you enjoy a challenging round of mini golf.  You will be laughing all of the way through it!

#1 Winter Summerland:  You cannot beat snow in Florida!  Winter Summerland is next to Disney’s Blizzard Beach Resort and is a fun Christmas themed mini golf course.  You will even see Santa, so you better be nice!

Check out our day at Winter Summerland for some fun on the mini golf course.

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1st Day of School at Diagon Alley at Wizarding World of Harry Potter

by Allison Jones

The kids started 3rd and 5th grade today.  We decided a fantastic way to kick off the school year was with a visit to Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.  The kids are reading the first Harry Potter book, so we thought experiencing Diagon Alley was a perfect way to celebrate the […]

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Meet Up with Josh & Dave from The Easy Guide to Your First Disney World Visit

by Allison Jones

This evening, we headed back to Magic Kingdom to meet up with Josh & Dave.  They are the authors of the brand new Disney book called The Easy Guide to Your First Walt Disney World Visit.  It is a great book for 1st time visitors to Disney World.  Click here to learn more about their […]

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Chill Spa on the Disney Cruise Ship

by Allison Jones

Traveling Kid, Hunter takes you inside the kid only spa on board the Disney Cruise Ship called the Chill Spa.  It is an amazing experience for the younger cruisers on board the Disney Cruise Line.

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Learn How to Go Scalloping in Florida

by Allison Jones

Learn How to Go Scalloping Supplies A fun Florida activity for locals and visitors is scalloping on the Gulf Coast.  We headed out to Old Homosassa in Florida to go for a day scalloping.  You can either rent a boat or take a scalloping tour.  You will need a few supplies for this adventure.  You […]

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Free Things at Epcot

by Allison Jones

Our whole family loves Epcot for the educational aspects and fun!  Did you know there are a lot of free things at Epcot like free drinks and free souvenirs?  These are all free things to enjoy during your next visit to Disney World. Top 5 Free Things at Epcot #5 Free Souvenirs at Innoventions:  There […]

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Whirl, Drop and Hurl at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

by Allison Jones

One of the less crowded theme parks in Orlando is Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.  This fun park has so much more than just animals.  This park has several of our family’s favorite thrill rides, including Primeval Whirl and Expedition Everest.  We spent a few hours today hitting some of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

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Turtle Nests and Boogie Boarding at the Beach

by Allison Jones

It was a great day in sunny Florida, so we decided to load up the kids and head to the beach.  It is popular nesting season for Greens, Loggerhead, and Leatherback turtles, so we were lucky enough to see a nest.  We then hit the surf…okay more of a ripple!  However, the waves were big […]

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Would You Eat Guinea Pig?

by Allison Jones

It would not be my favorite choice, but Tim and I tried guinea pig in Peru.  Down there it is a staple like chicken and cow.  They are certainly little guys and a little greasy, but edible!  Would you eat it?

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