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About livinginagrownupworld

**LIKES** Movies (especially horror movies), baking, cooking, going out to eat (food in general is a big like of mine), spending time with friends and family, working out, and of course…All things related to Walt Disney World...I have been there 15 times, and I love to read anything I can get my hands on about Disney…needless to say I have a lot of (otherwise useless) Disney information in my head. I enjoyed WDW so much as a child, and when I went back as an adult I found I enjoyed it so much more than I could have ever imagined, hence this blog...and THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG IS to convince those out there that Walt Disney World isn’t just for kids/families, its enjoyable for those of all ages, and there is something there for everyone (and I mean EVERYONE)

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Back To School Cool With Mickey (And Friends!)

Not many kids really countdown to the start of a new school year – and why would they? It signals the end of carefree sunny days spent outside playing, and the start of another year of books, assignments, and routine. There are some ways to get kids excited though – and I personally am a big fan of using a little bribery to make things go smoothly – bribery in Disney form perhaps? Why not outfit your kids with some awesome Disney school supplies that will make going back to school way more fashionable:

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How about an adorable snack box you can fill with treats to tide them over between school and soccer?

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Heck, I am not going back to school but even I want this awesome stationary kit featuring the ultimate villian himself – Darth Vader

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Maybe your little princess needs a royally styled backpack to make going back to school more bearable

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I don’t know where you are, but here in Upstate NY the fall mornings can get a bit crisp – so keep them warm with a personalizable hoodie featuring their favorite character

Check out the Disney Store’s full Back to School collection here, and check out your local Wal-Mart/Target/grocery store for plenty of other Disney themed clothes, folders, pens, pencils and much more to get them into that “back to school” spirit!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – FALL IS COMING!

Ok, yes – it’s still August, its still hot and there are still picnics to be had and beaches to visit – but the stores are brimming with fall and Halloween merchandise – and I am as ready for fall as can be! It’s the absolute BEST SEASON OF ALL – apple picking every weekend, pumpkin flavored everything, crisp cool air (aka no more stifling heat yay!) – I love it all!

One thing I look forward to someday being able to do is to visit Walt Disney World in the fall – specifically so I can check out all the awesome décor and also attend Mickeys Not-So-Scary Halloween Party! Check out all that the autumn season brings at WDW:

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Plenty of pumpkins, fall colors, treats and more! I hope to someday bring my son to Disney during the fall so we can enjoy everything WDW has to offer during my favorite time of year!

So enjoy the rest of your summer – and if you’re mourning the end of summer, fear not – as the BEST SEASON ever is just around the corner!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Happy Birthday To Me!

Today I celebrate 30 years on this fine earth – and 30 years as a Disney lover too! How will I be celebrating? Well, with a pedicure, and some dinner prepared by my man (because not only should one not have to cook on their birthday, but I am also almost 8 months pregnant – all the more reason that a foot rub and a hot meal served to me are highly appreciated luxuries these days!)

So what’s on my birthday wish list this year? Well, it may not shock you, but its chock full’o’Disney:

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Disney Alex and Ani is pretty high on the list – they have some great new styles available now that I think would look great dangling from my wrist

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One can never have enough Disney Kitchen items, don’t you think? I love these Mickey’s Diner items – aren’t they great? Check out all the Disney Store’s Kitchenware section for more!

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I had a shirt JUST like this when I was a kid – it was neon pink but had the same Mickey and Minnie graphic on it – I guess the 80’s are back in? Check it out here

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And just because they are adorable – I sure wouldn’t mind getting a nice cross body Vera Bradly Disney bag

Even if I don’t get any of the items off my Disney wish list, I know I will have a great birthday full of friends, fun, food, and relaxation – and really, what is better than that?

TGIF!

 

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Saying Farewell To The World’s Greatest Genie – Robin Williams

I am sure that by now, you have all heard the shocking news of Robin William’s death which occurred Monday evening. America has had so many laughs thanks to him and his many movie roles and stand up acts, and he will always be remembered for the joy he brought to us all.

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Aladdin was one of the first movies I remember seeing in the theater, and I watched it so much I wore out the VHS (remember those?). The main reason this movie was such a hit can really be attributed to Robin William’s amazing portrayal of the Genie – he made us laugh and as we all know, laughter can cure whatever ails you!

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Unfortunately, laughter wasn’t enough for Robin, as he had some internal battles that he was dealing with which ultimately lead to his death, you can read more about the demons that plagued the actor here

RIP Robin – your legacy will live on for generations to come, and thanks for making me laugh when I really needed it

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – New Disney Pins Available Now At The Disney Parks

Disney Pin collectors, rejoice! Disney has recently released some awesome new pins available for purchase at the Disney Parks – check them out:

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I know there are plenty of people who can’t wait to get their hands on those Anna and Elsa pins – personally I love the black Alice In Wonderland set. The “Princess” Shoes are perfect for all the women who believe that old Cinderella Adage:

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Check out the official Pin release info here, and if you aren’t a Disney pin collector, then you can learn more about this fun (and addictive!) souvenir here

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Custom Disney On Etsy!

In case you haven’t ever gotten sucked into Etsy.com – let me break it down for you – it is a place where you can find basically any and every craft/hand-made custom item you could ever even imagine. Seriously – from jewelry and bags to clothes and home furnishings – if you want something unique and one of a kind, you MUST check it out.

Etsy has a LOT of Disney stuff available through the various shops they host – it’s a really great way to get something unique to wear or bring to the Parks. Check out these amazing items:

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My husband actually got me this necklace for Christmas last year – and I LOVE it – I wear it all the time! Check out AOS Design for this and other great Disney baubles

EtsyShirts

This is a great idea for your Disney trip – not only will the shirts look great in pictures, but it makes it easier to keep everyone together too! Check out Creations By Jeanne for these awesome custom shirts

Etsy Bag

I have to say – I seriously LOVE this idea – to have your kids bring a tote bag for autographs is practical (they can carry their own stuff this way!) and unique! Available on Two Boys And A Tee

EtsyInvites

Ok so let’s say you’re planning your child’s Disney themed birthday party (or maybe it’s your own birthday party? No judgment) Find amazing invites, décor and more on Gardellas Global

Etsy Ears

Ok I must admit – these are my favorite! I actually follow Brooke on Instagram, and when I saw these amazing creations of hers, I was in awe! These are custom Mickey ears – available in a TON of amazing patterns and fabrics – the Haunted Mansion ones pictured are my fave but she has TONS more – check her out Here!

Can’t find exactly what you want? Most shop owners will create custom pieces for you – so don’t be afraid to ask!

TGIF!

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