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Hi, I’m Angela! You’ve found It’s Magical Y’all, a little piece of the blogosphere, where we provide you with simple tips about traveling, homeschooling, and everyday living. Our goal is to add a little magic and pixie dust to this thing we call life. Welcome!

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end. – Ursula K. Le Guin

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7 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid on a Disney Cruise

This family's first magical glance at the big red smokestack on the Disney Fantasy. You've saved for months, maybe years, to take the magical cruise of a lifetime. Of course, you want to make the most of it! I'm here to help you avoid rookie mistakes that first-timers tend to make before and ... VIEW POST

Back to School Ideas for a Fun Send Off

  It's that time of year again.  Time to say goodbye to summer and hello to the promise of a new school year.  Your kiddos may be sad to see summer end, but here are some sources for fun back to school ideas that will take some sting out of the send off! Lunch Notes I've always put little ... VIEW POST

New to Homeschooling? Do THIS before you buy any curriculum!

  Are you considering homeschooling and feeling overwhelmed? I totally get you! FIFTEEN years ago (I can’t believe it’s been 15 years!), I was a new homeschooling mom. I went to my first homeschool conference in Indianapolis, IN and, while walking through the expo hall, I had a ... VIEW POST

10 Awesome Teen and Tween Summer Activities

  I love summer.  No schedule.  No school.  It's blissful.  Well, except for that "you've had enough screen time" part.  Then it gets ugly.  Because she's 13 and she's bored.  If you're like me, you just want some  ideas you can rattle off of some screen time alternatives.  So I set out ... VIEW POST

Decorations, Food, and Supplies for Teen Murder Mystery

  In yesterday's post, I took you through how to host a successful teen murder mystery.  As promised, here I will cover decorations, food, and supplies. Decorations Decorating for this circus-themed murder mystery was so much fun!  I found SO MANY cute things that I had to reign myself ... VIEW POST

How to Host a Successful Teen Murder Mystery Party

How do you host a successful teen murder mystery party?  Carefully.  Very, very carefully. The backstory:  growing up, only one birthday stands out to me:  my Raggedy Ann party when I was five.  (yes, I'm dating myself LOL).  So for MY kids, I wanted EVERY year's party to be memorable! This ... VIEW POST