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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 – Happy Halloween!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN TO ALL – hopefully you had a fun time Trick-Or-Treating, eating candy, and enjoying all things spooky – I know I did!

I was hoping my son would pick a Toy Story costume this year to go along with his Toy Story Theme Birthday Party, but he decided “spooky” was the way to go this year! He was a (glow in the dark!) skeleton, I was a bat, my husband was a vampire, and his aunt was a ghost! I would have made a great Bo Peep I think, but as a bat I did ok I think (plus – one of my son’s classmates told me I looked like Vamipirina – so – winning there I think!)

Here’s a few snapshots of some of our Halloween fun:

I feel like we spent the last few weeks in Full-on Halloween Mode – parties and events kept us BUSY – and yesterday was a whirlwind! I went into his classroom which was so much fun to see all the kids dressed up, they did a parade and fun Halloween stations, then of course we went trick-or-treating too!

It’s hard to believe that another Halloween is done! Now – it’s time to focus on Thanksgiving and Christmas – I have started my shopping already (of course, because I am like that, ha!) – what about you? Are you ready to have the onslaught of the Holidays in effect?

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – The Only Thing I Love More Than Disney World In The Fall…

…Is the FOOD at Disney World in the Fall! Disney World in the Fall is magical and amazing – and that would be enough – BUT – they obviously kick it up even more with their amazing selection of seasonal snacks and menu items, too!

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This adorable Mickey-Shaped Cinnamon roll is adorned with orange glaze and a chocolate spiderweb, and is available at the Main Street Bakery

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This is another one of the Main Street Bakery’s amazing fall items – filled with caramel, and topped with a “cauldron” and chocolate buttercream, and featuring an edible homage to the Sanderson Sisters – this “Amuck, Amuck, Amuck Cupcake” is truly a delicious, one of a kind treat!

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Head over to Liberty Square Popcorn Cart for one of these evilly delicious Maleficent Cones – lime soft serve in a black waffle cone, topped with chocolate horns and purple sugar

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Now – here’s my favorite fall treat of them all – a Pumpkin Spice Milkshake topped with candy pumpkins and a Mickey Marshmallow. It’s available at Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies, and if this doesn’t put you in the fall mood, nothing will!

TGIF!

 

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Toy Story Party Fun!

Last week I wrote about how we were Prepping for my son’s 5th birthday party, and how I was hoping it would all go well.

Luckily, it went off without a hitch – everyone had fun, enjoyed the game, craft and piñata, and there were no tantrums (from the kids or adults – so that’s a MAJOR win!)

Everyone loved the Toy Story theme, and I was proud of my husband and I for pulling off a party for over 20 kids and not losing it – lol! It was his first “friends” birthday party and he loved having all his pals there to play and celebrate with!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Toy Story Party Prep

Next week, my little baby turns 5 – it’s hard to believe it’s been 5 years since he made me a mom – pardon me while I go sob about how big he’s gotten…

…Ok, now that I’ve had a good cry, back to the matter at hand – namely, his BIRTHDAY PARTY! It’s his first “friends” only party, and his theme? TOY STORY 4 – Specifically anything and everything to do with FORKY. Which – I can’t blame him – that movie was amazing, and Forky was hilarious

So, here’s what we have planned for the birthday boy:

 

We are going to make our own forkys, pin the eye on forky, and have a toy story photo booth with a giant forky! Oh. And matching shirts because – well yeah I am a bit extra haha

Pray for my survival tomorrow – as I try and tame a roomful of 5 year olds for craft and game time.

TGIF

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Classic Disney Movie Remakes – Yay Or Nay?

Lately, Disney has been following a new trend of re-making animated Disney classics into live action films

Recently, films such as Aladdin, Dumbo & The Lion King have been re-released as live action films, and over the past few years we have seen The Jungle Book as well as Beauty And The Beast be re-done as well. And slated to be re-made are The Little Mermaid, Lady & The Tramp, Fox & The Hound, and the list goes on

The remakes have been doing well in theaters, as Disney has a VERY loyal fan base – anything Disney is always popular, and always makes a TON of money.

That being said, I have to say – I am NOT a fan of these remakes – at all. They are boring, lifeless, and lose all the magic that the originals carried with them. Maybe it’s just me, and maybe the magic is all in my head – since the original Lion King and Aladdin are ones I remember seeing in theaters as a kid (and then re-watching over and over again on VHS!), and so for movies like those – no remake can compare.

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My son recently watched the animated Aladdin, and loved it – the Genie was a favorite, as was Abu – and when I asked him if he wanted to watch the live action version and showed him the trailer of it online, he was very adamant that he did NOT want to watch the remake. I don’t blame him – I don’t want to watch it either #sorrynotsorry

But – I would LOVE to hear what YOU think – are these remakes worth a trip to the movie theater? Or is Disney just trying to make money off of the nostalgia factor?

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Fallin’ In Love (With DISNEY’s Fall Decor, That Is!)

Sorry for my absence in the blog world lately – I have been a BUSY GIRL! I started a new job which I am LOVING, and my little man has been busy too – he started KINDERGARTEN!

We are both crushing it so far – loving our new gigs, and enjoying the change – which can sometimes be overwhelming and scary, but it’s important to teach the kids not to fear change, right? Now if only I could teach myself the same thing…hmm (lol!)

One thing that has changed which I am SO glad about – is the SEASONS! It is OFFICIALLY FALL – so you know what THAT means – Pumpkin Spice Lattes, falling leaves, apple picking, and scarves galore….what can I say, I’m as basic as they come!

As a Disney lover who also loves the autumn season, there is no better place to be than Disney World in the fall – I was lucky enough to be able to be there this time last year, and I just loved it all:

I wish I could be back there now, enjoying all the decor and special merchandise and snacks – but fall in Upstate New York is pretty great too – it actually cools off and there’s a crispness to the air you just can’t find in Florida

Happy Fall, Y’all!
Oh – and TGIF!

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