Bridget Ratlief :: The Magic for Less {Sponsored}

You know those people who remember every little detail about their childhood?  That certain song they sang in preschool.  What they wore in their 3rd grade school picture.  Who held their hand at the junior high dance.  Yeah, that’s not me.  My entire childhood is pretty much a blur, and I really have to strain to remember even the most major of things.  But there is one thing that I will never forget – our family trip to Disney!  I remember everything about that magical experience, from our looong car ride to Orlando to the autographs I got from each character.  To this day, I cherish that time spent with my sweet family, and I am already counting down the time until I can create those special memories with my children too.  I can’t wait to see their precious faces light up the first time they see Mickey or the sparkle in their eyes during the firework show at the end of the day.

H&H - DisneyUmm…seriously – how cute is this going to be?!?

But honestly – the whole idea of planning such a MAJOR trip kind of terrifies me.  I know we probably won’t be going for a few more years, but I already have anxiety about trying to squeeze sooo many activities and events into just a few short days.  So I decided to reach out to Bridget Ratlief with The Magic for Less.  And ya’ll – this mama is awesome!  Her goal is to make dreams come true by providing the best planning services so that my little family {or yours!} will experience a truly magical vacation.  And the best part of all…it is absolutely free!  Yes, you read that right – FREE!!!

So how does it work?  Glad you asked.  Basically, I just sent her an email and told her what I am wanting to do.  {A Disney cruise in the next year or two and then a big-huge-once-in-a-lifetime trip to Walt Disney World a year or two after that.}  And now I am going to let her take it from here!  She is going to shop around for the best time to go and the most cost effective rates.  She is going to help me create a timeline so we are able to experience all that we want to do while we are there.  And if I really get overwhelmed, she might even set up our meals and just tell us where to go and when to eat!  To put it simply – she is going to do everything but pack our bags so that when D-Day {you know…Disney Day} finally arrives, all we will have to do is just hop on a plane and wave bon voyage to all of you here in Houston.

Okay, okay.  So maybe you are the type who gets giddy over researching for hours and putting together itineraries – unlike me.  And kudos to you!  But did you know that Bridget can help you too?  Since she works for an authorized Disney vacation planning company, she tries to stay on top of all discounts available and can apply discounts to your reservation even after you book!  So if a new discount pops up between the time you secure your vacation and the time you enter those gates, you will actually get reimbursed the difference.  Who on earth wouldn’t want that?!?

When I picture my dream Disney vacation, I am somewhat of a traditionalist.  I pretty much turn to mush on the inside when I think of my little ones wearing some Mickey Mouse ears or riding in teacups.  {Hence the above picture I had a little fun creating.}  But I realize that might not be everyone’s thing.  And not to worry – Bridget has you covered too!  California…Hawaii…Alaska…Europe…Disney vacations can be found all around the globe!  No matter how old or young or whether you are traveling in a big group or if it is just you – there truly is something for everyone during a Disney destination vacation!

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It has been well over 20 years a reaaaaally long time since my last Disney vacation, so to say that I am excited about taking my kiddos would be an extreme understatement.  But there is no way I could plan a trip of this caliber all on my own.  Which is why I am so incredibly thankful that I have gotten to know Bridget as both a local mom AND a Disney connoisseur.  She first went to the happiest place on earth in 1981 as a kid, and now she enjoys vacationing with her husband, three children, and extended family throughout the year.  Bridget loves all things Disney and is excited to help you plan your magical vacation too!

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[hr] Please Note :: While this may be a sponsored post, I am ridiculously excited about planning a Disney vacation with Bridget myself and all thoughts and opinions are proudly my own.

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Kelly is the founder of Houston Moms Blog and has lived in this beautiful city nearly all of her life. She has a degree in education from Texas State University and was honored to teach special education for eight years to some of the cutest little kiddos you could ever meet. While teaching, Kelly met Cody – a tall drink of water and country boy to the core – and together, they fell in love, got married, and decided to start a family. In March 2011, they welcomed Hayes into the world, a silly but smart little boy with a story you have to read to believe. And in April 2013, their family was complete with the addition of Hadley, a super gregarious and oh-so-cute baby girl. Now, Kelly devotes her days to caring for her own little ones…and would not trade this new job of hers for the world! In her not-so-spare time, Kelly loves meeting up with her girlfriends for margaritas, failing miserably at Pinterest projects, and exploring this big old city with her two favorite little side-kicks in tow.


  1. BRIDGET IS AWESOME! She helped hs plan our amazing trip to Disneyland last year AND is helping me plan a last minute girls trip just next week. Found us amazing prices, booked our dining and made sure we knew all the hot spots to go. So excited! I have known Bridget for years and she is THE Disney Guru!

  2. We went on our first Disney Cruise last month and LOVED it! I was one of those plan and research everything types, and got a lot out of it! We may use her for our next one, and give myself a little break!

    • You absolutely should Jennifer! Bridget is amazing…AND her services are completely free. I have been more than thrilled so far, and I just know you will be too! Happy cruising… 🙂

  3. Bridget has planned my families last two Disney vacations and I would never choose to do it without her help! Having someone watch out for specials and discounts is such a blessing. She also booked our meals and she was able to get us reservations at some of the best hot spots! Will definitely be using her for our next Disney Adventure!


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