I Am A Mother, Daughter, and Wife

This post isn’t 10 things about myself. But, is about the fact that as a Mother, Daughter, and Wife, life isn’t always so easy. Life is filled with ups and downs, and lately, life has been filled with stress and truthfully depression. So what has me so stressed and depressed here lately? How am I dealing with it?  I am not a doctor and have no qualifications to tell you how to overcome any of this, but this is just how I deal with my life right now, right or wrong, this is what helps me overcome everything going on in my life. Don’t forget to check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post. Why So Stressed? You may be asking yourself why I am so stressed and as I said, depressed? I have beautiful children, a loving mother, and a husband who adores me. What is there to be depressed about? I get to stay home with my kids, care for my mother, and spend the evening with my loving husband.  Stress comes from not pulling my own weight in this family. I feel like I am putting undue stress on my husband that he doesn’t deserve. Everytime I try to make a run of my photography career, it seems to just slap me in my face. No one wants to hire a photographer anymore. Even with a special that is just $25.00 (with a special first 15 get it for $15). I have thought about just selling my camera and not temping myself anymore with that. I was blessed to get my Silhouette for Christmas, but then I feel like I made a HUGE mistake by helping someone else now… I made decals for her business but when I upgraded my machine, I sold her my old one and now I don’t have any business at all. I know I can get my name and goods out there sooner or later, I just don’t have that many people in my social network to sell locally.  Did I make a $1,500 Mistake? I posted about my smile and haven’t done an update yet. It is partially because I am slightly depressed over what is going on. Yes, I paid right at $1,500 for my new dentures and I am still suffering from depression over my teeth. It has been something that has been 6-7+ years in the making but I am just 32 years old and wear a denture. I know I will be sharing more about this in the future, but this is one of the things that has me feeling even worse for wear than I really should. I see myself in the mirror when I get ready for bed, and I do not want to come out of the bathroom.  I hate myself when it comes to this damn denture. Or more when I take it out. I hate how I look like the cartoon of old people with no teeth. I don’t want to take the denture out when I am around my husband because I don’t want him to see me like this. I know that he is due to have one place also, and I know he doesn’t care, just wants me health and happy. One day I hope to have a hybrid or snap in one that I never have to take out.  Watching Someone You Love Disappear. I know my mother loves me. I know that she appreciates everything that I do for her. BUT! I hate watching COPD take over her life. I hate watching this brilliant and energetic woman slowly disappear before my eyes. From the 6′ tall native american woman, with a heart full of adventure, to the woman that can barely move off the couch. I know that she will not be with us for long.  So What Do I Do To Overcome All Of This How do I pull myself up out of bed every morning? How do I get the courage to curl up in bed every night with my husband? So what do I do? First I remind myself that I am loved by my family. That all of them love and need me in their life.  My computer work is the next thing. I get on here and figure out something to do. Be it, working on the Odysseys Creations site, learning a new skill like I have over at *SkillShare (Get Two Months Free With This Link) Curling up in bed with a big cup of coffee and *Amazon Prime Video or even a book from *Kindle Unlimited.  And yes, I just plugged in three different affiliate links in a row. Simply because those are the three things that I believe in now.  I also have been enjoying my baths, its helped me a LOT in relaxing after dealing with a 5 year old’s tantrums and the teenage entitlement. They really are not that bad, but sometimes they get on my nerves.   So What About That Giveaway? I hope that you enjoyed this post, and haven’t just skipped down to this section for the giveaway. It’s been a while since I have done one, and here is what I will be doing this month. First thing that you have to do is be signed up for the Newsletter below. The second step is to comment down below.  WAIT what is this giveaway?  I will be select 2 winners for $25.00 Amazon Gift Cards!  Thanks For Reading! Don’t Have Time To Read This Article? ***At the end of every post I like to include this little bit of information for readers. Its my pinterest *** Would you like to save this article to pinterest for future reading? Pin me for later! Stay in touch with Odysseys With Love and receive weekly newsletters, enter for a chance to win the monthly giveaways, freebies, and so much more! I Want In Now! Opt in to receive news and updates. I Want In Now! Thank you! You have successfully joined our subscriber list. Head over to our Freebie Library now! The Password is OWL2018

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Where Did We Go? A Odysseys With Love Update

A few weeks ago, I posted that I would be doing better time management wise, and well, me being me, that just did not happen. I really am trying to do better but well life gets in the way, and Odysseys With Love took to the back burner. That is changing today, it has to. I have put a lot of work and effort into this and I guess I have just burned out myself too. So Where Did We Go?

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I Now Own A Silhouette!

Last week I was asked what I wanted for Christmas. Truthfully, I had no idea until I went through my Amazon Wish List and saw the Silhouette sitting there. Something that mom and I always talked about doing was making t-shirt and other craft items. So, after seeing the Silhouette just sitting there and then again seeing it at my local Michaels store, I knew what I wanted.  As soon as I could, I went to Michaels and picked up the Silhouette Cameo 3. I also picked up a few accessories and other things that I wanted to go with it. I got it home and immediately got it out and started working with it.  Ideas and Inspiration! I know that I am going to need lots of ideas and inspirations as I learn to use this machine! So far I have created three shirts (two with Odysseys With Love) a few boxes, a wine glass, and personalized my new planner! I am looking through the Silhouette Store and picking up a few items with my $25.00 credit that was included with my Silhouette. I have also found that I can download other peoples files and make cut files that way. I also started to create a design inspiration board on Pinterest too.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/ideas-for-the-silhouette/” size=”custom” image_width=”200″ board_width=”1200″ board_height=”700″] Where To Get Free SVG and Cut Files The Hungry JPEG SVG & Me JenniferMaker LOVESVG SVG Files Free Designs By Miss Mandee Love Paper Crafts Printable Cuttable Creatables (not all free) I am always finding new sites and files to download. I am currently working on importing the Designs By Miss Mandee as we speak! I saw the Nightmare Before Christmas Lanter that I am going to have to make for Skyler!  Making My Own Designs and More I am still REALLY new with this. I have made a few items myself that I want and can’t wait to start trying them out. I am using the files that I am downloading for myself and my family and I’ll go from there with learning and add my own designs as I go too. I thought about opening a little storefront on here but maybe not yet, we will have to see.  Thanks For Reading! ? Pin Me For Later Don’t have time to fully read the post? Want to share it to come back to later? Use your favorite ? and share it on our favorite site, PINTEREST!  Not only does it help you, but it helps us grow and get our information out in front of others too! Are You Following Us On Social Media? Want To Keep Reading? Camping Gear Awesomeness September 20, 2017 Who doesn’t look at some awesome camping gear on Amazon. Check out our newest list of Camping Gear Awesomeness! I saw the BioLite camp-stove on… Learn More 17 Day Trips from Dallas August 14, 2017 Day Trips From Dallas Ideas As we start to gear up for Full Time Traveling, we have started to look at Day Trips from Dallas.… Learn More Discover Dallas | The Hidden Gem – Dragon Park August 22, 2017 Welcome to the Discover Dallas series, where we share local finds around Dallas TX. Hidden away in a little corner of Oak Lawn in Dallas… Learn More Upgrading Our Six Flags Over Texas Passes September 26, 2017 Over the weekend we headed out to Six Flags Over Texas. When checking our passes Saturday morning, I noticed that the month of September we… Learn More JOIN THE TRIBE Stay in touch with Odysseys With Love and receive weekly newsletters, enter for a chance to win the monthly giveaways, freebies, and so much more! SUBSCRIBE Thank you so much for joining our tribe! I am excited to have you here. Make sure to head over to our FREEBIE LIBRARY and enter the password OWL2018

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The Future of Odysseys With Love

Since Odysseys With Love began, I have noticed one thing about the articles I have been writing. I really wanted us to be a travel blog. I am noticing that a lot of the travel-related post has been kind of put to the side here lately for other things. That’s ok, Odysseys With Love is growing and that’s a wonderful thing. I sat back this morning and really thought about what I want Odysseys to really be about. What I want our YouTube channel to be about. Travel . Family . Love So, with everything going on, does the Travel part of our tagline really fit in? It does, as we write about different trips that we have or plan to take, but it really isn’t the #1 thing that and doesn’t deserve to be the first thing our readers see when visiting Odysseys With Love. Lets look at the definition of Odyssey: an intellectual or spiritual wandering or quest I personally am on wanderer. I am always on a quest for self-discovery and learning who I am. Odysseys With Love is the journal of our family’s wanderings and learning who we are. A New Tagline? We need to find a new tagline other than Travel, Family, Love. I thought about changing the name as we move towards a blog about the DFW area, but Odysseys With Love still fits us. As we share our Journey in Love and Family, we share how we also fall in love with the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. A few things about the site will be changing. DFW has and always will be the focus of Odysseys With Love.  But is a tagline really needed? No, not really. I am sharing more about my own hometown, Mesquite Texas, should that be part of the tagline? This is something that I am not 100% sure on other than the fact I share a lot of other information about DFW too. Wandering in DFW That is who we are! I am constantly learning and wandering and expanding. We are a Wandering Family always our for learning not only about our little town but DFW In general. DFW will soon be the #1 menu item on this site. But what else will be changing? What Is Odysseys With Love REALLY About? First, let me introduce myself again. Hi, my name is Megan. I am a wife to James, and mother of Skyler and Rhyan. I am a DFW local that loves to wander and discover the world around us. I am also a photographer and scatterbrained “artsy-fartsy” type. We are always growing and learning new things and love sharing our discoveries. What will you find on Odysseys With Love? My journal pretty much. I share everything from what is going on in my life from my relationship with James to parenting the two most wonderful and infuriating girl. Six Flags and Theme Park Fun, things we find in and around DFW and SO SO MUCH MORE! New Additions To Odysseys With Love You might have seen the new Mesquite Texas Guide. That is the newest addition to Odyssey With Love. I am planning to adjust the YouTube channel to also include different types of videos, you just might have to bear with me for a little while. At least until I am used to being on camera. I am planning on introducing several new things to the channel including reviews, unboxings, and much more. Crafting? I may be sharing my adventures in “Pinterest Win or Fail” here soon too as I am trying my hand at crafting again now. It could be fun and interesting. Please Forgive Me While I Figure Out Who I Am And What I Want To Be When I Grow Up! Yes, That really fits right here now. I am still trying to figure all this out. You will be seeing more from us now that I kinda have a little figured out, but I am still learning and growing not only as a blogger but also as a person! Thanks For Reading! ? Pin Me For Later Don’t have time to fully read the post? Want to share it to come back to later? Use your favorite ? and share it on our favorite site, PINTEREST! Not only does it help you, but it helps us grow and get our information out in front of others too! Are You Following Us On Social Media? Want To Keep Reading? Discover Dallas | The Hidden Gem – Dragon Park August 22, 2017 Welcome to the Discover Dallas series, where we share local finds around Dallas TX. Hidden away in a little corner of Oak Lawn in Dallas… Learn More Travel Keepsake Ideas September 11, 2017 After visiting Padre Island National Seashore, we collected both sand and water from the beach there to bring home to start making keepsakes. After some… Learn More Whats going on at Odysseys With Love November 9, 2017 Sorry if it seems we have gone MIA the last few days! It has been a hectic few days over here at the Odysseys Household.… Learn More Our Camping Gear August 10, 2017 As time goes on Odysseys With Love is slowly building up our camping gear and we wanted to share with you what we are working with right now and what we plan to buy in the future. Learn More JOIN THE TRIBE Stay in touch with Odysseys With Love and receive weekly newsletters, enter for a chance to win the monthly giveaways, freebies, and so much more! 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My Christmas Wish List | Gift Ideas For The Blogger, Photographer, and Disney Fan

I knew the other day when creating the 21 Blog Post Ideas, that I wanted to create a Gift Idea Guide, I will be going into more detail on the guides later, but this is my Christmas Wish List, Gift ideas for the Blogger, Photographer, and Disney Fan. I am all three so this is a HUGE HINT HINT for my own family as these items in this Gift Guide are all things that I, myself would love to have. Now, James if you are reading this, yes this is an idea of things that I want. Yes, this is a hint hint to you and for the rest of the family. I am not asking you or anyone else to purchase EVERYTHING on this page but should help you understand and help you while shopping for me for Christmas. Anyone else that has someone that fits one, two, or all three of these careers and interest, feel free to share it as your own “hint hint” to your family. As most people do, I have multiple interests.  I am both a blogger and photographer, and at the same time, I am a HUGE Disney Fan. I have other interest, but these are my main ones. I also love anything and everything to do with Beauty and the Beast. The Bloggers Christmas Wish List If you can’t tell, I run a blog. There are a lot of people that run blogs and write for a living. I already know James is going to know that I am putting journals and notebooks on this list. Afterall I do kinda collect them. He actually got me one last year that I LOVED and used a lot. I have moved on to a lined one now. Where I am able to jot notes down as needed. Below you will find my Bloggers Christmas Wish List, along with links to the product. Please note that these links are affiliate links in some cases and will help Odysseys With Love at no cost to you. Coffee Subscriptions Am I the only one that runs purely on caffeine? Well, more specifically Coffee? Those coffee lovers will love one of these subscriptions! Save $5.00 on Bean Box https://odysseyswithlove.com/BeanBox Gifts From Mickey Monthly Coffee Lover Box https://odysseyswithlove.com/GiftsFromMickey Cratejoy’s Massive Coffee Subscription options! Coffee and a Classic https://odysseyswithlove.com/CoffeeAndAClassic Coffee-Esperanto https://odysseyswithlove.com/Coffee-Esperanto Cratejoy’s Search Results For Coffee https://odysseyswithlove.com/AllCoffeeCrates I know there are a lot more coffee subscriptions out there. As I find my favorites, I will add them here. I LOVE Bean Box so that is why its first on my list here. The Notebook & Planner Junky I already know I mentioned above that I am a hoarder pretty much of planners and Notebooks. I just love them. Here are a few of my favorites! Day Designer https://odysseyswithlove.com/DayDesigner The Happy Planner https://odysseyswithlove.com/TheHappyPlanner May Designs https://odysseyswithlove.com/MayDesign Kate Spade https://odysseyswithlove.com/KateSpade Well, what about the Planner Junky that loves the extra stuff that goes with planning? A Planners Subscription Box is a great idea also for them. The May Box https://odysseyswithlove.com/TheMayBox Mocha Glam Box for Planners – WOC https://odysseyswithlove.com/MochaGlamBoxForPlanners Sticker Guru https://odysseyswithlove.com/StickerGuru The Creative With Bloggers expanding their skill sets into the creative world. Learning Photography, Graphic Design, and Videography have become important to Blogger. Help your partner out with a subscription plan to the Creative Cloud or other subscription services. Relax and Un”Wine” I have learned that James and I enjoy a bottle of wine every once in a while. Years ago I tried a wine subscription where we got a tasting kit and a crate of wine was delivered to my home every so often. I loved it. Below are the top wine subscriptions you can gift to your wine lover! Winc (Get $20.00 for your first order!) https://odysseyswithlove.com/Get$20ForWinc California Wine Club https://odysseyswithlove.com/CaliforniaWineClub VineBox https://odysseyswithlove.com/GetVineBox Tasting Room (Get A Free Tasting Kit) https://odysseyswithlove.com/FreeTastingRoomTastingKit Just For Her Subscription Boxes Boss Babe Boxes Running a blog takes a lot of work. These Subscription Boxes are for the Boss Babe in us all! TheraBox – Self Care Subscription Box https://odysseyswithlove.com/TheraBox Mom Time Delivered https://odysseyswithlove.com/MomTimeDelivered Boss Lady Swag Box https://odysseyswithlove.com/BossLadySwag The SHEclub Monthly https://odysseyswithlove.com/SHEclubMonthly Period Subscription Box Sometimes a little something extra during that time of the month can really help your partner out. Take a look at these CrateJoy Subscription Boxes. My Lady Bug The Perfect Monthly Gift https://odysseyswithlove.com/MyLadyBug Lotus Box | A PMS Care Package https://odysseyswithlove.com/LotusBox Rose War Panty Power https://odysseyswithlove.com/RoseWarPantyPower Photographer’s Christmas Gift Guide! Not only do I run Odysseys With Love, but I am also a photographer.  If you are in the Dallas area and need a photographer, head over to Odysseys Studio! Enough about me, what does a photographer want for Christmas?Check out these gift ideas below! House Of Flynn Camera Bags Camera Lenses From Amazon SHOP Try Out The Gear First SHOP Don’t forget all of the different photography magazines that your photographer loved one would like to have. But what else could you gift the photographer in your family? Sue Bryce Education I love Sue Bryce and would love to be in her class again. One day I will. Her website starts at $35.00 per month! Join Now! Creative Live Do you want to gift a class on Creative Live? I know of a lot of the classes on this site I would want to take! Get $15.00 Off your first class!  https://odysseyswithlove.com/Get$15OffCreativeLive Other Great Gifts For Photographers? The Disney Fan Christmas Wish List If you didn’t know already, I am a huge Disney Fan! Even though I have yet to visit the parks since I was a little girl, I dream of visiting and hopefully I will get to soon. I have a few things on my Christmas Wish List, but I am going to include a few other things here as well that I know all Disney lovers will well, love! Disney Subscrition Boxes I love subscription boxes! Why? You never really know what you are going to get until you open your box and the magic unfolds. Disney Themed Subscription Boxes are plentiful to choose from, ranging in all price points and what comes in the boxes. Also with the Disney Themed Boxes, you don’t only just have the magic of the boxes, but you are bringing a little Disney Magic into your home. Just a little pixie dust for your loved one. I have searched the internet for all of the different boxes available and these are the ones I have found so far! Know of a different one or one that I missed, comment below and let us all know about it! Magic At Your Door I was not able to find an about section on Magic At Your Door’s Website, but was able to find a small section on their facebook page. — “Delivering a magical variety of Disney products, including licensed Disney items and Disney Store/Disney Theme Park merchandise, at your door every month.” https://odysseyswithlove.com/magicatyourdoor I love that Magic At Your Door has an extensive questionnaire for your preferences. They do not guarantee that you will get everything you like in your box, but if you tell them the thing you do not like, they will try not to put it in your box. I have fallen in love with watching unboxings! Below are a few! This is a BIG HINT to James! https://youtu.be/p4P2dwf-RuAhttps://youtu.be/F7xnmgdnRKYhttps://youtu.be/p6RVxX_NgGg The Mickey Monthly Box What is Mickey Monthly? Lets look at their website! — “Mickey Monthly offers monthly Disney mystery box for diehard Disney fans. These monthly Disney subscription boxes can include Disney pins, officially licensed Disney items, or a Disney Parks items, and are delivered to your door every month.” https://odysseyswithlove.com/MickeyMonthly Ok Below are just a few of the items from Mickey Monthly’s website that I REALLY want! Not only does Mickey Monthly have several different boxes to choose from you also can go to their shop page and order specific things too! These are just a few of the things I would REALLY love to add to my collection! Just click the image below to be taken to Mickey Monthly’s page for that item! Gifts From Mickey With 12 different monthly boxes to choose from there has to be a box for everyone at Gifts From Mickey! Gifts From Mickey has the Monthly Palace Box to the Monthly Popcorn Box and everything in-between! I think my favorite box from them would have to be the Monthly Coffee Lovers Box! — “This pack is the perfect gift for the coffee lover. Get a box every month with a coffee blend direct from Walt Disney World. These coffees are served in various location such as Epcot’s Le Cellier, Animal Kingdom’s Sanaa, and many more. Each coffee is paired with a special mug from one of the parks or Wald Disney World Resorts.” https://odysseyswithlove.com/GiftsFromMickey Gifts from Mickey has the option to not only have the subscription boxes, but you can also get one time boxes, personal shopping, and so much more! Below you will find a few videos from other YouTubers about this box! https://youtu.be/FQA4cE6KI7ohttps://youtu.be/SiwZuwxCyOw Bibbidi Bobbidi Boxes With 5 different monthly boxes to choose from Bibbidi Bobbidi Boxes has a subscription for just about anyone! The What’s Inside page states: “The Genie himself would be surprised by the magic contained inside our Disney boxes!  We offer the most magical monthly subscription boxes, sure to satisfy all Disney lovers! Box sizes ranging from the “Dreams” collection to the “Ultimate Magic” box, and customized by our Disney personal shoppers just for you!   “ https://odysseyswithlove.com/BibbidiBobbidiBoxes I am not going to lie! I REALLY want the Ultimate Magic Box! I know its $119, BUT! It includes one designer item in each box! https://youtu.be/I2aNAzeWJlAhttps://youtu.be/8Z-FHuKXys8 Thanks For Reading! ? Pin Me For Later Don’t have time to fully read the post? Want to share it to come back to later? Use your favorite ? and share it on our favorite site, PINTEREST! Not only does it help you, but it helps us grow and get our information out in front of others too! Are You Following Us On Social Media? Want To Keep Reading? The “D” Word July 2, 2017 As most of you know I am a single mother. To top that off, I am the only parent my girls really know. Sure, Skyler knows who her Dad is, and has even communicated with him some. We have a pretty decent relationship. Rhyan however does not know her biological father. It is by his choice. I have never hidden her or kept her away from him. Learn More The Ultimate Geek Gifts Guide August 19, 2017 I absolutely can not believe that Christmas is just around four months away now. I started looking for awesome gifts for both James and Skyler… Learn More 2018 Jayco Precept 36T October 5, 2017 Last month we visited the Southwest RV Supershow and saw three RV that we loved in different price ranges. The more we think about it… Learn More Top 5 Destinations in Texas You Must Visit This Fall October 17, 2017 In Texas, the seasons are Summer, Summer, Summer, and Christmas. So, where did Spring, Winter, and Fall go? We really don’t have them. So what… Learn More JOIN THE TRIBE Stay in touch with Odysseys With Love and receive weekly newsletters, enter for a chance to win the monthly giveaways, freebies, and so much more! SUBSCRIBE Thank you so much for joining our tribe! I am excited to have you here. 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Dreaming Of A Perfect Closet | My Closet Wish List

Yesterday, I shared our plans for our Dream Home, but for today I want to share what is in our Dream Closet and our Closet Wish List. This is mostly for ladies, but I am also including a section for men.  As you are looking you will notice my Pinterest board I created for my dream closet, but I am mainly going to be sharing what items I plan on purchasing to expand my wardrobe.  My Dream Master Closet First Place that we are going to look at is my Pinterest’s Dream Master Closet. I dream of a large open closet with an island all the time. So below you will find my FAVORITE Closets that I have found on Pinterest and Houzz.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-master-closet/” size=”custom” image_width=”100″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][houzz=https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/115426261/thumbs/dream-home-closet w=620] My Dream Closet Outfits I have always loved playing on Pinterest and pinning different outfits. I have a HUGE board that I plan on organizing one day with type of outfits, but right now anything I like goes on the master board. Do you organize your boards? [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-closet/” size=”custom” image_width=”100″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″] Shoppable Outfits Now I promised a shoppable post for you and I have loads of ideas. Below is my Shop Style Collective Outfit ideas, and even better, if you click on one of the outfits, you are helping to keep Odysseys With Love going. End up purchasing an item? We also receive a small commission on that item at no cost to you! Read more about our Disclosure Policy.  My Wardrobe Basics Did you See Something You Liked? This was just a little fun blog post for what I want to do with my own closet and maybe even my future dream closet when we win Mega Millions one day! Do you have a dream closet you would like to share? Let us know down in the comments below! Thanks For Reading! ? Pin Me For Later Don’t have time to fully read the post? Want to share it to come back to later? Use your favorite ? and share it on our favorite site, PINTEREST!  Not only does it help you, but it helps us grow and get our information out in front of others too! Are You Following Us On Social Media? Want To Keep Reading? Remember the Alamo August 5, 2017 As we were leaving Padre Island National Seashore, we made a stop off in San Antonio so that we might explore The Alamo. It was a good experience for all of us including little Rhyan after she realized we would not find Elmo there. Learn More Love Languages | 78 Ideas for Your Acts of Service Partner January 28, 2018 Back in November, I wrote the post, His Love Language is Physical Touch and shared 50 ideas for the physical touch partner. Today, I am… Learn More RV Life | How To Choose A Tow Vehicle February 1, 2018 Now that we have started our search for a vintage Airstream, we need to start thinking about choosing a Tow Vehicle. The most important thing… Learn More Coffee Around The World October 12, 2017 Let’s not lie here, I am addicted to coffee. As we plan our future travels, I started to think about all the different coffee around… Learn More JOIN THE TRIBE Stay in touch with Odysseys With Love and receive weekly newsletters, enter for a chance to win the monthly giveaways, freebies, and so much more! SUBSCRIBE Thank you so much for joining our tribe! I am excited to have you here. Make sure to head over to our FREEBIE LIBRARY and enter the password OWL2018

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Planning Our Dream Home

Oh My, with the Mega Millions reaching over 1.6 BILLION (or 904.9 Million in the cash option), I wanted to share what our Dream Home would look like when we move to Golden Oak at Walt Disney World! Go ahead and check out our post about Golden Oak and come back here to read on about how we plan to style our Dream Home would look like at the Happiest Place on Earth.  Did you know I love Pinterest? I have so many different boards and that includes my Dream Home Board. Don’t worry, unless you want to head right there and check it out and hopefully follow, you don’t have to leave this page just yet! With Pinterest, I am able to look at others ideas and build boards for inspiration. I had so much fun sitting down and putting this together and even more fun sitting down with everyone and discussing what they would love in their dream bedroom! Tuscan Dream Home at Golden Oak at Walt Disney World When looking up other houses at Golden Oak at Walt Disney World, I noticed that several of the homes were Tuscan and Mediterranean in style. I also know that the exterior of the homes has to have certain things to stay in compliance with Golden Oaks HOA requirements.   Talking to James, we both love the Tuscan style homes that are there more so than the Italianate or other styles. So I started looking up floor plans and ended up on Pinterest looking around. That’s where this idea to build a board around our dream home. Saying when we win the lottery, I want to give our builder a few ideas and let them home up with a custom home for us.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-home-exterior/” size=”custom” image_width=”300″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026712802/”] My favorite out of these is the one to the right. I am not sure that Golden Oak would let us have that type of water feature running through our front yard, but I do know I would love to have some sort of water feature. I love the idea of running water.  Go ahead and view a few of these images and let me know down in the comments which one is your favorite!  Dream Kitchen I LOVE to cook! It has always been a pastime of mine, and I have had a dream kitchen in my mind since I was a little girl. I have always wanted a large space and bright and open. It might be because I have always had a galley kitchen and at times it felt claustrophobic. Again the fully board is on the left and my favorite kitchen is on the right! [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-kitchen/” size=”custom” image_width=”300″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026712766/”] Dream Formal Living Room I always loved my aunt’s house because she had a formal living room for when a guest came to visit. I think my love of formal living rooms also come from the romance books that I read including Victorian age and London seasons. Having a morning room to entertain in. This is something that’s not 100% important to me, but I would love to have a little space just out of the books I read. Now my style for these types of rooms is not out of that age. I love Modern Romance and would love an updated Modern and Glamourous room to spend time in. NO KIDS ALLOWED! Well… Maybe.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-living-room/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026716216/”] Dream Formal Dining Room Another thing that my Aunts home had was a Formal Dining Room. This room was rarely used again, but mainly for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. This would most likely be what happens with our Formal Dining room, only be used for special occasions, but with that in mind, why not design something special.  I love the Ballroom in Beauty and The Beast, and LOVE Be Our Guest restaurant. So, even though the images below are not that,  it is the style that I love and would want the colors from the Ballroom.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-formal-dining-room/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026712813/”] Dream Bedroom Romantic and Cozy! That is what I dream of when thinking about my dream home’s Master Bedroom. I don’t want my dream homes Master Bedroom to be Disney Inspired really. I love cool greys and whites, some silvers. BUT, I love the idea of stars or a galaxy on the ceiling.   [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-bedroom/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026713318/”] Dream Master Bath James only had one request for the master bathroom. Rainfall shower with many heads. I mainly want a DEEP soaking tub. Toss in a little romance, and I have my dream master bath.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-master-bathroom/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026714370/”] Dream Master Closet If only I could have the modern day closet from Clueless! That would be awesome. But a spacious Master Closet for James and I would be lovely.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-master-closet/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026714448/”] Dream Office/Library This would have to be the most themed room of the house. I REALLY want a smaller version of the Beast Library that he gifted to Belle. I would also want a home office along with all the books that my family reads. A comfy place to read would also be nice too.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-library-office/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026714174/”] Dream Media and Home Theater This would have to be the second most themed room in the house. Thanks to James, I am now in LOVE with Star Wars, and that is exactly how I would want my Media and Home Theater styled after.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-media-room/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026714031/”] Dream Craft Room Skyler only had one request, a place to paint and draw. I asked her what about a full craft room. Everything from painting and drawing, to paper crafts and sewing.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-craft-room/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026713616/”] Skyler’s Dream Room Skyler LOVES Nightmare Before Christmas, and has always wanted her room designed with that in mind. I have to say, I love the black bed more than anything else! [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/skylers-dream-room/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026713524/”] Rhyan’s Dream Room I really can’t say that Rhyan would love these themes very long but that is ok. She loves Elsa, and Olaf. So that is what she is wanting to go with for now! [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/rhyans-dream-room/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026713388/”] Dream Backyard You already know I love water and would love to have not only a pool but a lazy river like pool in our backyard.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-backyard/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026715341/”] Dream Workshop James only wants one thing really. A workshop to work of his woodwork. I am not sure how Golden Oak would respond to this, but we may be able to work this in somehow.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/dream-workshop/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026723941/”] Other Rooms and Things In Our Dream Home There are a few other things that I would want in our dream home that I don’t really need to have several boards for. So I kinda lumped them all in the Miscellaneous Board. One thing that I HAVE to get is Cinderellas Castle. I want an area in our house to showcase all of our collectibles including this as the centerpiece.  [pin_board url=”https://www.pinterest.com/odysseyswithlove/dream-home/other-rooms-for-our-dream-home/” size=”custom” image_width=”500″ board_width=”auto” board_height=”450″][pin_widget url=”https://www.pinterest.com/pin/803118546026716248/”] Do You Have A Dream Home Board on Pinterest? I really believe in the Law Of Attraction, so putting these boards and this post together is part of that for me. I know that one day I will have my home at Golden Oak at Walt Disney World. I know that I will be hiring Derrick Builders since I have fallen in love with the homes they have sesigned so far.  Do you have a dream home? Have a board over on Pinterest? Let us know down in the comments below! Thanks For Reading! ? Pin Me For Later Don’t have time to fully read the post? Want to share it to come back to later? Use your favorite ? and share it on our favorite site, PINTEREST!  Not only does it help you, but it helps us grow and get our information out in front of others too! Are You Following Us On Social Media? Want To Keep Reading? Upgrading Our Six Flags Over Texas Passes September 26, 2017 Over the weekend we headed out to Six Flags Over Texas. When checking our passes Saturday morning, I noticed that the month of September we… Learn More Where Did We Go? 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I am a photographer and writer behind Odysseys With Love. I am a Mother and Wife and enjoy sharing our everyday life journey. From our The Mesquite Texas Guide and Wandering In DFW to helping other bloggers work from home, I love what I do. 

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