T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Add More “Magic” To Your Magic Bands!

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I am all about cute accessories, they can really add to an otherwise dull outfit. So naturally, I am really loving these new Magic Band designs arriving this month at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Parks:

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Check out the full details here

If you already have ordered your plain colored Magic bands, fear not! As you can still accessorize them:
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Check out some of the adorable add ons available here (there are plenty more available at the Disney Parks too!)

Or, if you’re more the DIY type, then you can add some pizzazz to them at home before your trip, find out how here

TGIF!

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T. G. I. F. Pic Of The Week – Why You Should Party With Mickey At Christmas Time

There are few things as magical as Disney World at christmas time – they really go all out with the decor and entertainment and food and as a result you really get immersed in the holiday spirit!

Visiting WDW at Holiday time is magical in itself,  but if you really want to crank up the Christmas,  then I suggest you check out Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – a special event held on select nights in December in the Magic Kingdom. This party has it all – treats and characters and a parade and snow… Check it out!

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The parade features all of your favorite disney characters – like this festive couple and their bear Duffy!

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The decorations are insanely amazing for the party and the holiday theme is taken through every nook cranny and crevice of the whole Park!

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Free cookies and cocoa are distributed during the party

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My man loves him some snickerdoodles!

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Here we are posing in front of the beautifully lit castle at the start of the party

While Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a special event and therefore requires the cost of an extra ticket,  I think it’s well worth the cost for all the fun it provides! I mean come on when else would you be able to see snow at the Magic Kingdom?

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Disney Christmas Cheer At Home!

The countdown to Christmas is on – less than three weeks remain until Santa comes for a visit! Last Christmas I was lucky enough to be vacationing at Walt Disney World – and this year, while I won’t be away on vacation, I will be getting to celebrate my son’s first Christmas! He is only 2 months old so he won’t really know what’s going on, but we are still super excited- he already “helped” us decorate the tree and the house, and of COURSE the decor includes some awesome Disney touches! Check them out:

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This one is new this year – to celebrate ournewest family member’s first Christmas!

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This was a gift from a friend – I just love the design and it looks great on the tree!

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Picked this one up last year at WDW – loved the drawing and detail

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This was a honeymoon purchase – had to commemorate our first trip as a married couple somehow!

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Picked this one up on our 2011 Disney trip – we went a few weeks before Christmas and had such a great time!

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Minnie walking her little pup was a gift from a close friend – who knows how much I love my dog Walter (who was of course named after Mr Disney!)

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This is actually a framed greeting card – when we were at the Art of Disney Store in Downtown Disney last December, the artist was actually there displaying a lot of his Disney sketches, and we fell in love with this one so we bought some cards but I couldn’t resist putting one on display!

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This was actually a gift we received at our baby shower for our son – he’s a bit young to get to use it now, but we will certainly be setting it up around the Christmas tree for that extra little Disney magic!

What about you – do you like to decorate Disney for the holidays? Personally I love it – it reminds me of my favorite place while celebrating my favorite holiday!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – What I’m Thankful For

Happy Day After Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday for you shoppers out there)! Hope you all had a great holiday full of fun, food, family, and laughter. I know I did – getting to spend time with my baby boy and husband and dog always makes me happy, and add a turkey to that and it makes for an even better day!

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect upon all that we are grateful and thankful for in our lives, and I personally have a lot to be thankful for these days. Topping that list this year is this guy

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My son John who was born in October has brought so much to my life – I have learned a lot already and know he will continue to teach me every day, and for that I am most grateful

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I am also thankful for my husband – who puts up with me and all my quirks and even deals with my Disney obsession – he is a saint sometimes (like right now, he is currently addressing Christmas cards while throwing the tennis ball for the dog – I couldn’t ask for a better guy!). He’s a great husband, dad, and friend – and I am so glad to have him in my life

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I have been lucky enough to travel to Disney World several times in the past few years, and for that I am so very grateful – it’s an expensive place to travel to, and I am so glad to have had the money to go, and I have loved every minute of every trip and can’t wait to take John in a few years!

What about you – what are YOU thankful for?

Oh – and I’m also thankful it’s Friday! TGIF!

 

 

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Happy (Belated) Birthday To The World’s Favorite Mouse!

Can you believe this guy celebrated his 86th Birthday on Tuesday? He looks pretty good for 86, I think! It’s hard to imagine a character being able to stay relevant and entertain audiences for that long, but I guess that’s what makes Mickey so special! Of course, he has had a few tweaks and changes over time – So here’s a peek at Mickey’s different looks throughout the years…

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Mickey Mouse through the years

I love this poster – we have it hanging at my parent’s house, and I especially love “Today” Mickey – he is so late 80’s early 90’s don’t you think?

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Here he is on the opening day of Disneyland Park in 1955 with his creator, Walt Disney

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And here he is on opening day of the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Florida, 1971

Something tells me Mickey has a lot more entertaining to do, and that he will be delighting audiences of all ages for many years to come. So here’s to you Mickey Mouse – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

TGIF

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – My Little Mickey!

Ok so confession time – I am completely obsessed with someone new. Sorry husband and dog, but you have been demoted – by this little man

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This is my son, John – born on October 8th 2014, and he is the new love of my life. He is beautiful, amazing, and completely time and life consuming – which is why I haven’t been doing much posting here (you forgive me though, right? I mean, look at how cute he is!!)

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I just can’t even with this face – he is too much!

I hope to someday get back to posting more, but until then, I will be hugging this guy and planning our first Disney trip (it may not be until 2018 but hey, it’s never too early to plan, right?!)

TGIF!

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