Adult Walt Disney World

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Feeling The Disney Birthday Love

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I celebrated my birthday this week with friends, family, and of course FOOD – my mother in law made me dinner, and a homemade cookie cake (confession – I actually had two cookie cakes, and they were both delicious. I regret nothing). I had a great day – and felt so loved! Was especially feeling the DISNEY love with these amazing gifts:

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I had been wanting my husband to craft me some kind of coffee mug display for a while now (I have a LOT of mugs – and a lot of them are Disney Mugs– because why not enjoy your morning coffee with a side of Disney?), and he was able to put this together for me – not only is it totally functional, but if you look closely you will see that he drew in tiny Disney characters on the heads of the hooks – how creative is he?

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My husband and my BFF collaborated on this year’s gift giving, and she made me this amazing sign to go above the coffee mug display – it combines two of my loves – Disney and caffeine. Genius work on her part

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Then I got myself a super cute new Mickey and Minnie Alex and Ani bracelet…yep, I bought it for myself and nope I don’t even care that that’s kind of weird – just look at how pretty!

I am so touched to have family and friends who care about me enough to make me Disney gifts – and all in all, it was a great birthday,

and I can’t wait to see what the year ahead brings!

TGIF!

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I’m Goin’ To Disney World!

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I am the first to admit that I am a lucky LUCKY woman – my husband is supportive, funny, reliable, and easy-going. He knows I tend to be more of the “take charge” type, and he lets me do that without question most of the time. But when it comes to vacation planning – he has made one thing clear – that he doesn’t exactly prefer going to Disney World EVERY TIME we go away. We have gone several times together, and had a blast, but his preferences definitely lean toward exploring/seeing new places, and beaches (and who can blame him, really?)

We’ve decided to go away together next fall, and when it came time to pick a destination, we really had to do some thinking to come up with a place we would BOTH really enjoy visiting. We finally came up with a great idea – a week in Florida, with a most of it spent in Tampa – taking trips to St. Petersburg for the beach, and checking out different local restaurants/breweries in the area, and then heading to Orlando for a few days, and staying overnight at DISNEY WORLD! He will get his beaches, new places, and beer and food to try, and I will get to visit the Happiest Place On Earth with my favorite guy – what could be better?

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A few snapshots of our times together in Disney – what amazing memories we have made together!

Marriage – it’s all about compromise, isn’t it? I am just grateful that we were able to come up with a trip that gives us both things that we love, and I can’t WAIT to visit both old and new places with the love of my life!

…Ok, so is it next fall yet though? Seriously, I’m ready to go NOW! Well, at least it’s not too early to start planning…I feel a list or two coming on…#ListQueenStrikesAgain

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – New Disney Dooney & Bourke!

As a woman, I love me a good designer handbag. And even if you aren’t a purse fan, surely you can appreciate the time and talent that goes into creating an exquisite bag. Disney has had a partnership with the high-end Dooney & Bourke brand for years, and they have recently branched out with three BRAND NEW collections, check it out:
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Beauty and the Beast was one of the first movies I remember going to see in the theater – and it is still just as magical today as the day it was released (almost 25 years ago!)
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The “Tea Time” collection is my personal favorite – as I am a huge Alice In Wonderland fan (I even have a tattoo of a quote from the movie!), and I could watch it over and over again without getting bored of it
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I love the design of the Dumbo series – almost like a chalkboard-ish type drawing, and the red accents are the perfect touch
These collections will be available via the “Shop Disney Parks” Mobile App – which I HIGHLY recommend you download if you’re a Disney fan like me – it gives you the opportunity to have merchandise that is normally only available in the Disney Parks shipped directly to your front door! Perfect for the Disney lover who isn’t able to spend as much time at WDW as they would like (like me, and every other Disney fanatic out there who wishes they could just live in Cinderella’s Castle!)
TGIF, and happy shopping!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Top (Adult) Disney Birthday Gifts

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Disney isn’t just for kids, people. I have said it a million times, and I will say it a million times more – ADULTS CAN LOVE DISNEY WORLD TOO! There’s so much for everyone to love about all things Disney – and that includes at birthday time, too! There are Disney gifts out there for those of ALL ages, and I know there’s a few Disney items I am hoping to receive for my birthday this year, too! Check out my top Disney birthday gift picks for adults:
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What woman wouldn’t want a Disney themed purse for their birthday? Disney has partnered with famous designers like Vera Bradley and Dooney & Bourke to create unique handbags that feature an assortment of Disney characters, themes, and events
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A haunted mansion themed mug makes even Monday mornings more bearable. Oh – and it even says “Hurry Back” on the inside *swoon* – check out Disney Drinkware Here
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Not only will this Disney luggage cheer you up while you deal with the monotony/annoyances of air travel, but it’s also super easy to spot as it comes out of baggage claim
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Brighten up their office with some Disney
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Ok truth be told – this post was slightly inspired by the fact that MY birthday is coming up – and I would love to receive any of these awesome gifts! As for this bracelet…I might have already ordered this for myself as an “early birthday present”…I couldn’t help it, it’s just the cutest, and will go with my other Disney Alex And Ani perfectly. What can I say – sometimes you just gotta treat yourself, am I right?

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – The Dole Whip Becomes A (Delicious) Cake

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There are some snacks at Walt Disney World that are just so iconic that they are not only “must-haves”, but they are the source of obsessions and dreams for many people (myself included sometimes – I admit it!). The Dole Whip is FOR SURE one of those – it’s a Disney snack that people line up for rain or shine, no matter how long the wait – it’s worth it. And if you’re at home and wishing for the perfect dole whip-inspired dessert, wish no more – as it is here. The Dole Whip Cake has arrived to make all your dreams come true:

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There were actually quite a few steps to making the cake – there was the cake itself, the filling, and the frosting – both of which required stove time, fridge time, and then mixing too – but I would say overall it was worth it – the cake turned out moist and flavorful, and the frosting was rich and creamy. It was a winner with my big man and my little man:

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…Ok so maybe this cake won’t actually make dreams come true, but it certainly can curb those “I miss Disney world” blues that you might experience post-trip, and it is also the absolutely perfect thing to bring along to that summer picnic you were invited to and had no idea what you were going to bring – dole whip cake is here to solve that dilemma! TGIF – and happy baking!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Sweet Treats Await You At Disney Springs!

Disney World has been undergoing a TON of changes lately, and one of the bigger ones is the transition of the former Downtown Disney Area to the new Disney Springs – where you will now find even MORE entertainment, shopping, and dining options than ever before! One thing you will find PLENTY of in Disney Springs is desserts – check out these decadent ways to get your sugar rush on:

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There are few things more satisfying on a hot Orlando day than a freshly scooped cone of shaved ice, and the Florida Snow Company Stand serves up just that – in a variety of sweet flavors to mix and match into your perfectly sweet, refreshing treat!

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A stop at the Ghiradelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop is a MUST on any trip to Disney Springs – and even if you didn’t plan on going there, the smell of chocolate and freshly baked waffle cones is bound to lure you right in! Personally I always go for the Gold Rush Sundae – with hot fudge and peanut butter sauces made in house, but they have a ton of different options to pick from, and you can also pick up some packaged candy to take home with you too

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One of the newest additions to the Disney Springs Dessert lineup is Sprinkles Cupcakes – The freshly baked gourmet cupcakes that are insanely popular on the west coast have made their way to Orlando!

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And should you happen to be visiting outside of their normal hours, you can grab a late night cupcake from their Cupcake ATM – that’s right – a machine that distributes cupcakes!

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And to round out our Disney Springs Dessert Tour – a stop at Vivoli il Gelato, where you can savor hand crafted Gelati, Sorbetti, espresso drinks and much more. Doesn’t get much more authentically Italian than this!

Now if you will excuse me, I need to go get something to satisfy MY sweet tooth – as I am now SUPER hungry and drooling from thinking about all these amazing treats – TGIF!

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