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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 – Christmas Season Is OFFICIALLY Here!

The turkey has been eaten, the football watched, and we’ve all said what are thankful for at the dinner table – and that can only mean one thing…Thanksgiving is OVER and it’s OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS SEASON! Ok, truth be told, in many places (like my house for example) – Christmas cheer has been poking its way through over the last few weeks in the form of some decorations, some Christmas music on the speakers, and some gifts purchased and maybe even wrapped already…but hey, nothing wrong with being ahead of the game, am I right?

Speaking of ahead of the game, Walt Disney World has us all beat – they started putting up their Christmas décor just a few days after Halloween! Check out how they do it up for the holidays:

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And if all that doesn’t get you in a Christmas-y mood, then check out Disney Tourist Blog’s Ultimate 2016 Disney World Christmas Guide

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Being Thankful

Thanksgiving is fast approaching (it’s less than a week away!), and I know once it arrives it will go quickly and then it will be Christmas season – with its flurry of shopping, parties, baking, wrapping, and well ACTUAL flurries too (for some of us anyway!) – needless to say, I am betting the rest of this year will FLY by – so I wanted to take a moment to really think about what I am thankful for this year. And I realized that it could best be summed up by this one picture:

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My husband, son, and dog. These three are what I am most thankful for this year

Of course there’s much else to be thankful for too: family, employment, good health, friends, laughter, and of course DISNEY!

What about you – what are YOU thankful for this year?

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Disney Christmas Wish Lists

We may only be partly through November, but I know I for one have already gotten a bunch of Christmas shopping done – I like to plan ahead, and I like making lists, too! So while I plug away at ticking things off my “To Do/To Buy” list, I am also working on making a Wish List. You’re never too old to make a list of things you hope “Santa” will bring you, and since I am a Disney fanatic, of course my Christmas Wish List Is Full of Disney:

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Is it slightly ridiculous to wish for a hoodie with ears at 32 years old? Probably. But do I care? NO WAY – just look at how cute this thing is!!!

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Ok well – this one is probably a bit unrealistic to wish for, but hey, it’s MY wish list – therefore I can put whatever I want on it!
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With a toddler to look after, plus shopping, baking, entertaining, traveling, wrapping, and MUCH more to do this holiday season – I think I can safely say that I will need MUCH coffee to get me through – and this mug would certainly help put me in that holiday spirit!

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Ok well, enough about me – let’s talk about the guy I can’t seem to stop shopping for.

My 2 year old is definitely a “Disney addict in training”,

because his wish list this year is pretty heavily Disney-populated too:
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Since he likes to pick up dog toys and pretend they are microphones, I thought this one would be a good choice (less sharp and heavy than the dog toys at least!)
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With more toys does NOT come more space in my house – so any way I can find to store all his stuff is a win for me – plus these have the Mouse himself on them – so it’s a win/win for me and my Mickey-obsessed little man!
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I couldn’t help myself on these – he will look so dang cute!

Hopefully this has inspired you to get going on your own wish list – and your to do list for the holidays! TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week Post – That Kid’s Smile…

This week’s picture selection comes straight from my crazy toddler – who makes me laugh every day with his silliness. On Halloween I got out my Minnie Mouse ears to wear while we brought him trick or treating (his first time!) so that I at least wouldn’t be totally without costume, but my son had other ideas for them…
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I am pretty sure there is no cuter Minnie Mouse ever in the history of the world, am I right?

Stay tuned next week for what’s on this kids (and MY) Disney Christmas wish lists (since Halloween is over that means it’s basically Christmas, right?)

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Happy Halloween!

The air is crisp, the leaves have turned, the temperature has dropped, pumpkin everything is everywhere – there’s no doubt about it now – FALL has definitely arrived! In fact, it’s almost time to celebrate Halloween, and for me, Halloween means candy, costumes, plenty of scary movies, and of course – PUMPKINS! This year we painted pumpkins (since my little man isn’t quite old enough to help carve yet), but I can’t wait until he is old enough to help plan and decide on how to carve his very own “Jack O Lantern”! I am not-so-secretly hoping he decides on a super awesome Disney design:

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Check out this awesome list of Disney Pumpkin Carving Templates to create your own masterpiece!

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Oh, and just for fun – here are some snaps of my little man in his costumes – he makes an adorable Batman AND Charlie Brown, don’t you think?

TGIF – and Happy Halloween!

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T.G.I.F Pic Of The Week: A Closer Look At Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

One of my dreams is to someday spend Halloween at Walt Disney World – and to dress in costume to attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. WHY, you might be wondering? Well, it just sounds like too much fun to pass up!

For those not familiar with the event, it’s held on select evenings in September and October, and features trick or treating, a Halloween parade, special character appearances and more. Check it out:

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Kids of all ages get into the Happy Halloween spirit while trick-or-treating during MickeyÕs Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at the Magic Kingdom. The family-friendly after-hours event also offers dance parties, meet and greets with favorite characters in costume, plus the must-see "Mickey's Boo-to-You Halloween Parade" and "Happy HalloWishes" fireworks display. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is a special ticket event and takes place on select nights each fall at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Ali Nasser, photographer)

Ok so I know that maybe I am slightly biased because I love fall so much, but I just can’t imagine a more fun way to spend Halloween than at DISNEY WORLD – with candy, dressed up characters, and pumpkins galore!
I can just picture myself – dressed as Minnie Mouse, enjoying a delicious caramel apple as I take in the parade…#fallgoals #maybesomeday
Check out the official Party info here

TGIF!

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