June 2014, Sponsored Post


While the temps outside are heating up this summer, we can think ahead to a cool treat when we get to see all of our favorite Disney friends on ice at the Amway Center here in Orlando in September! My little one is going to be over the moon excited to see his pals Olaf & Donald Duck skating around the rink to the Disney tunes we all love ❤ ….Definitely sure to be a great show for the entire family & sure to make us all feel like kids again!


The celebration of the century comes alive in Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. This monumental ice skating spectacular is coming to the Amway Center in Orlando from September 4-6, 2015 for six performances. Tickets are now on sale!

Audiences will be a part of the magic of Disney as Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse leads a parade of more than 50 beloved characters starring Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and featuring an ensemble of Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. The wintry wonderland of Disney’s Frozen also comes to life with Anna, Elsa, and the hilarious Olaf, as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Finding Nemo, Disney’s Aladdin and Beauty and the Beast will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime.

The legacy of Disney is displayed through 14 classic and modern stories in this epic production that features an international team of award-winning figure skaters, high-energy choreography and a breathtaking set. With over 30 melodious masterpieces such as “Let It Go!,” “You’ve Got A Friend in Me” and “Hakuna Matata,” Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic is the ultimate Disney fan experience.

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Where: Amway Center, 400 West Church Street – Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32801

Dates and Times of Performances:

Friday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 5 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 6 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices and Purchase:

Tickets start at $25. Also available at $30, $40, $60, $75 (VIP) and $100 (Rink side). (Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included.) All seats are reserved, and tickets are now on sale to the public. Tickets are available at http://www.DisneyOnIce.com or http://www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone for information only: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.

For a complete list of tour dates, visit the Disney On Ice website (http://www.disneyonice.com) and stay current on the latest developments through social media:

• Facebook (www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce)
• Twitter (@DisneyOnIce/@NicoleFeld (show’s producer twitter feed))
• YouTube (www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce)

Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment
Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment


Everything about Disney is magical & I know this Disney On Ice celebrates 100 Years of Magic Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt without a doubt will bring a lasting smile to my family’s face 🙂 ….hope to see you there — September 4-6, 2015! Tickets are on sale now! Get ’em before they are gone.

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June 2014, Randomness

Throwback Thursday: Murphy Memories!

Today’s post is throwing it back allllll the way to…..May 23rd….of this year 🙂


Yes, I know….not, really that much of a throwback, but I had never posted this & I wanted to share. It’s a really cute exchange between Liam & Daddy. Definitely no secret that our little guy has been a lover of all things music since birth. So, now, he’s trying his little hands at playing Daddy’s guitar AND singing.


Happy Thursday, Peeps! Until next time….


June 2014, Randomness

A Year Gone By!

So, yes, this may be a bit corny, but I’m going to say it….

Happy 1st Blogiversary To Me!!! 🙂


That’s right…it’s been exactly one year ago today since I published my 1st post here on Casa de Murphy. Now, today, we’re celebrating with post #45. Not too shabby, I’d say. I can honestly say that I wasn’t sure where this little journey would take me, initially, or that I would even stick with it. However, I have come to really enjoy it, and if you’ve been hanging out with us….THANK YOU! I really do appreciate the love & positive encouragement that I’ve received to continue on with it. It’s all been for fun, and I may try some new things this next year so we shall see! 🙂




June 2014, Latest & Greatest News

Recent Happenings

We recently headed over to Downtown Disney to check out the Cars Master’s Weekend Show. They had life size versions of Lightening McQueen & Mater, as well as these fun topiaries. Let me tell you that this expedition spawned a new marathon of watching the Cars movie, peeps. Liam hadn’t been really into watching the movie before this, however, we have watched it EVERY.SINGLE.DAY since 🙂

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Super excited to find his pals Woody & Buzz. We love us some Toy Story!

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This show also had many cool race cars & older hot rods on display. Little man was NOT pleased that he couldn’t get in these race cars. LOL!

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Daddy tried to appease him by having him sit in this supped up Camaro….while we thought it was cool…. he still asked to go back over to the race car afterwards. Hmm…I wonder if I have things to worry about down the road?? 🙂

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Lightening McQueen & Mater. Got to say, I was less then thrilled by Disney’s choice to make you stand in line to take your picture with these guys. The line was SUPER long, so Liam was not interested in waiting for that. Luckily, he was fine with just catching a glimpse as we walked by.

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On Father’s Day, we had our community pool to ourselves for a bit. That was SOOO nice!!

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I found this FREE download on Pinterest here. I laughed my bootie off asking Liam these questions. We gave it to Stephen on Father’s Day. If you can see the scribbles at the bottom of the page…that was Liam asking to also write on the page. So cute!


Last but most definitely not least….Liam recently moved into a new classroom at school to start the summer off. He is still in the Early Preschool Department.  I was hesitant for this move because there was no transition period, as in other moves he’s done, and I thought it would be hard on him. However, he has totally proven us wrong! He is doing awesome & we are loving his new teacher, Ms. Laura.

I have to brag now a bit because Ms. Laura (in just the 1st 5 days that he had spent in her room) taught him to count from 1 to 10 in Spanish. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s pretty incredible! She’s working on getting him to go to 20. I’ll keep you posted! Here he is on our drive to Downtown Disney showing off his new skills:

Until next time, friends!!


June 2014, Randomness

Throwback Thursday: Murphy Memories!

This week’s video may not be as funny as the last few I’ve posted, but it sure does bring back some memories. As I was scrolling through our archive trying to make a selection, it really stood out to me, so it was a keeper for me this time.

This was taken back on May 20th, 2012. Liam was experimenting with learning to crawl. Hilarious that he would do movements & turns that looked like a windmill….at least, that’s my interpretation 🙂

Forewarning that this video is a little long, as well….but you know I’m biased, so of course, I’m going to tell you that it’s still super cute! HA!

June 2014, Latest & Greatest News

A Potty Star Is Born

If you’ve been following us, then you know that we’ve been in this potty training race for about 4 months now. I kept promising an update on our progress, but we were running into different obstacles along the way, and I just didn’t feel we were “there” yet.

Then, recently, a NEW exciting opportunity came my way that allowed me to share our potty training adventures! I am SUPER EXCITED to share with you all that I am a GUEST CONTRIBUTOR today on the ORLANDO MOM’S BLOG!!!! Please click here and go over and check it out!

Here are some additional pics that I did not share as part of that post:

Throwing the last of his diapers away back on the "Potty Training Boot Camp Weekend in February....Liam was VERY excited to do this!
Throwing the last of his diapers away back on the “Potty Training Boot Camp Weekend in February….Liam was VERY excited to do this!


We quickly got rid of the changing table and gave little man a nice, new bookshelf!
We quickly got rid of the changing table and gave little man a nice, new bookshelf!


It took awhile & some diligence, but we have a Potty Star at school!!! :)
It took awhile & some diligence, but we have a Potty Star at school!!! 🙂