Tangaroa Terrace- Breakfast

Happy Thursday!

We have almost made it through another week! How has yours been so far? Mine has been busy but I am so glad that tax time is over with.

I have so much to tell you but today I wanted to share with you my experience at Tangaroa Terrace located at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim.

When my family and I visit Disneyland, we usually have spots that we frequent for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The last time we visited, we decided to try something new and venture outside of the resorts!

After seeing quite a few posts on Instagram and Facebook about the new menu at the Tangaroa terrace, we were sold!

If you aren’t familiar with the layout of the Disneyland Hotel, this restaurant is pretty much located right in the middle of the hotel property near the pool. If you still have trouble finding it, the blue information signs located around the property will point you in the right direction.

Upon arriving, my first impression was that this place looked so cute and relaxing. The tropical atmosphere combined with the beautiful weather definitely did a great job of making you feel like you had been transported to another world.

Disney always does a wonderful job with the little details and this location is not any different.

Colorful murals and tiki statutes really helped with the tropical immersion.

One thing I really like about this location is that it is, in my opinion, a great quick service option. While you can walk up and purchase grab and go items to eat there or take back to hotel room, you also have the option to order your food and have it brought to your table.

Coffee Express Menu
Dole Whip and Walk Up Bar Menu

Another wonderful option is the walk-up coffee bar, Dole Whip express window and the walk up bar should you be craving something a little stronger than coffee.


We opted to actually utilize both options with some of us ordering off the menu and some of us picking up some quick serve items.

Tangaroa Terrace Breakfast Menu

Tangaroa Terrace Breakfast Menu- Kids

The breakfast menu is pretty versatile and even with different tastes amongst everyone in my family, we were all able to find something to enjoy.

Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes

Sydnee and I enjoyed the DELICIOUS Pineapple Upside-Down Pancakes with fruit and bacon. They serve them with maple syrup on the side and if 1 or 2 containers happen not be enough, there is a condiment bar inside the restaurant itself to pick up any additional items you might need.

Breakfast Platter

My mom and dad opted to try the breakfast platter which offered some delicious hash browns, eggs, bacon and fruit.

One of my favorite things about this restaurant is that the service is really quick. We had our food in less than 10 minutes!

Quick Serve- Chocolate Croissant

Cierra tried the quick-serve chocolate croissant and said it was amazing. Not only does it have the buttery texture you love and expect, it is filled and drizzled with chocolate.

I would highly, highly recommend this restaurant! We did not have one complaint about the food and the location was absolutely gorgeous! Another great aspect is that it was not very busy even though there was a dance competition going on , on site! We will definitely be heading back soon!

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We Made It!

Hi There!!

We made it through tax season! It is such a relief to know that this time of year is finally behind me and the pace of my life can slow down a tiny bit.

These past few weeks have been a whirlwind and I appreciate you guys hanging around in the mean time.

There are some BIG things on the horizon for both myself and this blog and I cannot wait to share them with you as they unfold. It is a good mix of new business, collaborations, Instagram takeovers, my first really big brand proposal being accepted, vacations and some really big dreams that I am hoping to move forward into the planning stage.

In addition to all of this, I just started my first official week of the Faster Way to Fat Loss plan and I am feeling amazing! The amount of energy I have is crazy compared to where I was just 2 weeks ago and I am really excited to see my results at the end of the 6 weeks.

I cant wait to share more with you guys later.

What has been going on in your life lately? Anything big and exciting happening?

Weekend Recap 4/5/19-4/7/19

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? I hope that it felt like it lasted longer than 2 days because mine certainly feels like it sped by!

This week will be the last full week of tax season for me at work which is good and bad at the same time. I have the unfortunate pleasure of working this coming Saturday and I expect it to be Crazy Town!!

This weekend was pretty full and next weekend is looking to be exactly the same but for now I am going to give you a little recap of how this weekend went.

Saturday started out bright and early at the Farmers Market with my sister. While the day felt productive, it seems like the heat scared everyone away when the afternoon rolled around. We have one more market left this season so if you are in Arizona, head down to the Peoria Farmers Market on the 20th and buy a box!

My sister and I did get to try something new this weekend, Waffle Love! If you are a fan of The Great Food Truck Race, you may remember them.

This waffle….you guys! It was amazing!! I have had quite a few waffles in my life and this one was just so different than anything else I’ve tasted. The texture was more like a croissant and the flavor was amazing! If you happen to see Waffle Love at a food truck event near you, I would highly recommend giving them a try.

Once we were finished at the market, we picked up some lunch on our way home. I have been on a major salad kick lately so this Subway salad hit the spot.

The rest of the day was pretty low key. I hung out a at home for a little while then Damiean and I headed out to dinner at Cafe Rio. I enjoy their food but every time I visit, I am always surprised how expensive it is!

Once I got home I decided to indulge in a little bit of relaxation. While it might not look like it on social media, I have been sick for almost 3 weeks a this point and cannot seem to kick it. However, I have been running at full speed for quite a while. I am actually still contemplating going back to the doctor this week.

The tub definitely helped with the relaxation but unfortunately did not do much to help with my congestion.

After such a long day on Saturday, I spent Sunday in my pajamas checking things off of my to-do list. After laundry and putting away groceries that I had delivered (thank you InstaCart!) I spent most of my time prepping for a new program I signed up for. I have heard amazing things about Faster Way to Fat Loss and am excited to start prep week this week.

I am really hopeful for a great week this week and have some awesome things planned that I can’t wait to share with you. How is your week looking? Anything big planned?

Just a cute little extra cuteness. While I was looking through my phone and organizing apps, I found this really cute note from Damiean. How did I get so lucky?!

Weekend Recap 3/8-3/10

Good Morning!

If you follow me on Instagram, which you definitely should, you know that my trip to California got cancelled at the very last minute due to some circumstances beyond our control. Basically, there was a situation with our rental car that occurred could not be resolved in time for our trip. Luckily, we have rescheduled it for the end of the month.

Since I did not have to rush home and finish packing on Friday night, it was a pretty uneventful evening of Netflix and sweatpants. Damiean has had quite a few co-workers quit lately which is altering his schedule and making it harder to make plans in advance but we are making it work as best we can. I am lucky that both of us appreciate relaxing on the couch spending time together more than we like putting on real pants and going out.

Saturday morning I finally got a chance to sleep in and it was glorious! Because I have been working some Saturdays, time feels like it lasts forever some weeks. This past week was one such time. After a leisurely breakfast, I ventured out to Target and actually got out of the store for under $20! A rare occurrence since Target has a way of convincing me I always need more. ** Side Note: How cute is the new luggage they are carrying!**

After we got home, Sydnee and I made our own coffee and used our AMAZING customized cups!

After a bit of coffee and down time working on a few projects, Sydnee and I took Lillie Belle out for a mile and a half walk around the neighborhood.

The rest of Saturday was pretty uneventful and I spent most of it working on a big project is finally almost ready to share here!!

Sunday was a leisurely day spent mostly on the lake. The weather is supposed to be rainy this week so we were lucky to find a day that was relatively calm and cool outside without being too cold.

Once I got home, the day flew by like they always do and I had to put away laundry and get ready for a busy week. I think we counted that there are 12 Saturdays in tax season and we are just about halfway through! Trust me, I am counting down the days until the end!

How was your weekend?

Why is it always 10:30?

Hey There!

O.M.G. how is it only Tuesday? Hasn’t this week lasted for 5 years already? It doesn’t help that we are in the BUSIEST season my company has and everyday feels like forever.

I promise I am trying to get it together and be present here on the blog everyday. However, it is taking time and energy to do that along with everything else so I am taking a breathe and gathering my content to make a plan.

Today I just wanted to share with you a funny realization and something I find myself saying out loud every night. Why is it always 10:30!

I don’t know about all of you but I try my hardest every night to get in bed early so that I can get enough sleep to not be exhausted the next day. That is usually easier said than done and most nights I am lacking in the sleep department. One thing I have realized though is that no matter how early I put on my pajamas and start getting ready for bed, it is always 10:30 by the time I am finally getting into the bed! I don’t know where the time seems to go in the between but it someone always finds a way to fast forward! Do any of you experience the same thing?

Chocolate Dipped Valentine’s Marshmallow Treats

Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!!

I hope you are having a great day so far!

This week is a little bit different than others because while I am working part of Saturday, I actually have Thursday off! That is a nice little break in the middle of the week to actually go out into the world during the day and get things done.

Damiean and I celebrated our Valentine’s Day last night, sorta. By that I mean that we love each other every day of the year so last night we spent time together going to dinner, listening to music and exchanging cards and small gifts. Today was just busy- starting with a work out this morning, coffee with my sister, getting my hair cut and colored and then an early lunch/dinner with my family. Are you celebrating today or holding off until the weekend?

Since today is Valentine’s, but some some people wont be celebrating until this weekend, I wanted to share with you my how-to on Chocolate Dipped Marshmallow Treats. These are super easy and would be fun to make with the kids as well.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 bag of mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1 cups pink melting chocolate chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Melt the butter on low heat in a large pot. Once the butter is melted stir in vanilla and add marshmallows slowly. Continue stirring until marshmallows are completely melted. Remove pot from heat.
  • Add in rice cereal and stirring as you go. Continue to stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Grease the back of a flat spatula and press mixture into an 13 X 9 pan that is coated with non-stick spray or lined with parchment paper. If you want to add some additional holiday decor- Add sprinkles to the top and press again lightly so the sprinkles stick.
  • Once cooled, use a lightly greased cookie cutter and cut into shapes desired (whatever size you would like) and set on wax paper.
  • In a small bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave at 25 second intervals stirring each time until chocolate is completely melted. If chocolate seems gloopy, add about 1 teaspoon of vegetable shortening until it becomes smooth. Dip rice krispie treats in chocolate, shaking off excess chocolate, then add sprinkle to the top. Another options is to use a fork and drizzle chocolate over the top of the treats.
  • Let chocolate set up and serve.
  • Wanting to use these as a fun gift for family or friends? Place treats in a cellophane bag and tie with a ribbon!

These were so much fun and I have such a wonderful time making them!

Let’s Do This!

Hi There!!

I feel like it has been forever since I last sat down to write when in reality I have scraps of paper and lists everywhere with topics I want to discuss with you and stories I want to share! I really took some time this weekend to get myself organized and set to take all areas of my life to the next level.

There are some very big things in the works here behind the scenes and I am excited to bring you along on those journeys with me! A few things to look forward to this week:

  • Universal Studios Review
  • Voodoo Donut Review
  • My Chocolate Dipped Valentines Marshmallow Treat How-To
  • Much More!

My motto now is Let’s Do This!

Tell me something you are excited about this week!

It’s A New Month!

Hey there!!

I hope that you are having a fantastic weekend so far. This weekend,I will be heading over to California to spend some time at Universal Studios. I am excited to see the new updates that have taken place lately because I haven’t been to Universal since 2015 when Damiean and I went on vacation there.

I am very excited it is a new month because it always feels like it is full of potential. I have a lot of goals for this month and a lot of things I want to share with you.

For now, I hope that you will follow along with me on Instagram @runningaroundwithlindsey to see what we are up to in Universal!

What are you looking forward to in February?

Why The Radio Silence?

Good Morning and Happy Wednesday!

I hope all of you are having a wonderful day so far and that your week has been going smoothly.

I wanted to drop in today to let you know why you have pretty much seen radio silence on social media as well as the blog. It was not intentional, just simply what life demanded at the time.

A few weeks ago I got a call from Damiean that his mother had been diagnosed with bone cancer. As the days went on we found out that not only did she have it on one location, it had spread to all of her vital organs and was taking its toll on her body. All of this was coming at us during the holidays so the stress levels were insanely high and we continued to move forward in survival mode. A few days before Christmas we had to make a decision on going back to Boston or not, this decision was going to be based on a doctors appointment. Based on the information we received, we booked our plane tickets and were ready to head back East on New Year’s Eve.

The days seemed to tick by so slowly but sped up once we had celebrated Christmas. After that it was scrambling a little bit to put together the clothing we would need since the temperatures vary quite a lot from here to Massachusetts. After repacking my suitcase about 10 times, I felt ready enough by the time our departure date rolled around on December 31st. That day was insanely busy with work, family lunch and then finalizing all my carry on bag items before heading to airport.

We arrived via SuperShuttle around 8:30p.m. for our 10:45p.m. flight. We made it easily through security and decided to grab a quick bite at the airport before heading to our terminal. Once our flight got a little closer we headed to the terminal store to pick up a bottle of water and Powerade as well as some gummy Lifesavers for the plane ride. Time flew by and as nervous as I was to fly, it was time to board the plane! We got settled into our seats and waited probably 45 minutes before someone let us know that we would need to deplane because our captain did not show up. They let us know they would keep us up to date but it felt like forever before someone let us know any information on when we might be departing.

Before boarding the plane for the first time

At around midnight, Happy New Year to us, they finally let us know that our departure time would now be 2:00 a.m. Since it was only another 2 hours, we decided to hunker down and start watching a movie. As the 2:00 hour neared we were anxiously waiting to see some movement on the part of the airline to start the boarding process. As we watched and waited, I received a text message letting us know that our departure time was now 9:00 a.m. To say people were disappointed and upset is an understatement!

The options were given to us to either stay at the hotel or take a shuttle to a hotel to sleep for 2 hours and then return to the airport. We opted to get a few hours of sleep at a hotel and come back in the morning for our 9 o’clock flight. By the time we were back in the terminal the next day, we were exhausted. We got through security pretty easily, enjoyed some breakfast and then headed to our terminal. Luckily, we saw quite a bit of a crew in the area so we were excited at the idea of finally making it to Boston!

Exhausted, lets try this again!

The flight to Boston was pretty uneventful and quite considering the fact that most people were asleep the entire 4 hours there. Finally, 12 hours later, we arrived in Boston where it was 30 degrees! We ventured out to get our rental car and head to the hotel to change clothes and then head to the hospital.

View from the plane

We officially arrived in Boston on January 1st and would not be heading home until the 7th. During our time there we spent a lot of time Damiean’s family and when time allowed we ventured out into the city. I will post another blog about our adventures out there but since this one is getting lengthy want to get to the point!

Boston Harbor

Also, can we please note that there is literally a Dunkin Donut on almost every corner in Massachusetts! I was totally not complaining!

All hail Dunkin Donuts!

Our arrival home was supposed to be 8:15p.m. on the 7th and while we did land at 8:15 we did not actually get to deplane until around 10:00p.m due to the plane in front of us having engine trouble and blocking the terminal. Once off the plane, finally, we boarded our SuperShuttle and headed home so that both of us could head to work the next day. It was a rough transition back considering not only the pure exhaustion we were dealing with but also the time change we were adjusting from.

When we left, Damiean’s mother was very lethargic and not coherent most of the time. I am thankful we did make it to Boston so that Damiean could spend some time with his mom and at least say a few words. We arrived home on Monday and Damiean’s mom passed away that Thursday. This is a big loss for him, not only because this is his mother but because he has a very limited amount of family. We are taking each day one at a time and life has just felt like a blur lately.

In addition to all of this, when we arrived home I got very sick with a sinus infection and have actively been on medication for a few days. Since I am finally climbing out from under a rock I wanted to make sure I let you know that I am ready to return to the world and continue sharing my life and adventures with you!

If you have made it this far, you are a saint and I am forever appreciative of your love and support. We will be getting back to our regularly scheduled program and I really do have some exciting things in store.

How did you celebrate New Years?