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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Inside Baseline – WDW’s Newest Beer Spot!

BaseLine Tap House opened last month in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios – and I personally was THRILLED to hear the news – a cool spot to grab a craft beer and awesome pretzel – I’m in!

Check it out:

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(You may have noticed I included the pretzels twice – that’s not a mistake – that’s just how good they look – I had to give them double props!)

Ok, truth be told I am not much of a beer fan myself – but my husband is – so much so that I am excited for him – to have a place to go and check out beers that he otherwise might not get to try is the perfect vacation activity! Lucky for me – they serve wine too (score!)

Can’t wait to check this place out when we head to Disney World next year!
TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Thankful

I normally try and keep it all “Disney” related here on the blog – but hey sometimes it’s ok to break the rules, right? And I think that Thanksgiving is the perfect reason to go outside the world of Disney topics and express just what it is about this life that I love:

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We are lucky to be hosting my best friend, her husband, and their two beautiful children this holiday weekend – we are having so much fun and I am so glad they are here to celebrate with us!

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Hard to put into pictures, but in no particular order, I am thankful for: family, friends, food, a new home to share it all with, my dog, chocolate, a good job, good health, laughter, chocolate, and of course – the magic that is Disney!

Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving and that you have a ton to be grateful/thanksful for too!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – But First…Let Me Take a Selfie

I was doing some Disney web browsing (as I often do because – well – Disney rules), checking out news and updates people had posted -and I stumbled across this article titled “9 “Walls” Disney Parks Super Fans Deem Instagram Worthy” – and upon further reading, I realized – it’s really an article about the best places to take selfies at Walt Disney World. Now – I understand that not everyone is super into taking selfies, but if you ARE – then these are some of the best places to do it:

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I personally LOVE all of these, and upon further inspection I found even more awesome places to pose – check out these, and even more here

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – My Top Toddler (And Adult!) Disney Gift Picks

Well. Halloween is over, the costumes have been stashed away, the candy has been eaten (well – some of it anyway – trying to pace myself this year…) – and you know what THAT means – it’s time for CHRISTMAS. Now – don’t get all riled up – I am not suggesting you put up the tree or sing carols, but one thing you might want to start doing is SHOPPING – thinking about who you need to buy for and what they might like/want/need. And if you think it’s too early for that – here’s a bit of data for you – for those of us who are paid every other week at work, there are only like 3 or 4 paychecks left until Christmas (scary, right?)

So, now that Halloween is over, retailers are tempting us all with their Christmas displays, emails, and lists of “Top Holiday Gifts”. This inspired me to come up with my Top Disney Holiday Gift Picks:

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For Toddlers – Personalized blankets, a light up wand that dispenses bubbles, Mickey play food set, or a Disney train – what toddler wouldn’t love unwrapping these? I know mine would love any (or all!) of them!

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For Adults – A Mickey Crock Pot set, an adorable purse (with ears!), wine glasses (which are great but if you’re giving them to me they best be accompanied by some actual wine – cuz let’s face it – the holidays can be stressful!), and I don’t know about you but everyone’s parents/grandparents had one of those ceramic light up trees when I was a kid – I LOVE them and have always wanted one – this one with the Disney touches is amazing!

Everything above can be purchased Here. Happy Shopping!

TGIF

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Disney With Toddlers – The Stroller Dilemma

It has been SO LONG since I have had time to write a non TGIF post for this blog – just – wow. As a mom you always feel like there’s about 847 things pulling you in every direction, requiring – no – DEMANDING your attention – and it’s hard to find time for much aside from the day to day. Not an excuse – just reality

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Toddler life is intense – but AMAZING. I get to watch this guy learn and grow every day!

And in less than a year, we’re all headed to Walt Disney World for our first family trip – and I can’t WAIT. I am pretty close to starting to count down the days (even though we aren’t going until next September!) – as I can’t wait to get back to my favorite place in the world, and to show my son all the Magic!

There is ONE thing that is starting to pose somewhat of a dilemma though – and it’s how to answer this question – to Stroller or not to Stroller?

Should we bring our stroller to Disney World?

Why I am thinking “Yes”
-An average day at the Disney Parks means WALKING – MILES AND MILES of it – and as strong and big as he is -I KNOW he cannot handle walking as much as we do in Disney – he will get tired and cranky and the stroller is the perfect thing to help prevent that
-I can stash my crap in the bottom of the stroller – no backpack lugging for me! Plus – strollers have cup holders
-Snacks on the go – gives him the chance to eat while we stroll – even has the built in tray and cup holder on the front of it
-Airport ease – The Disney Parks aren’t the only place that are HUGE – walking from one gate to another for a connecting flight at a bigger airport (like Atlanta – which is typically where we connect through) could potentially be a disaster with an un-strollered toddler in tow. Stroller makes it easier and faster to get from point A to point B
-He’s comfortable in it – he likes sitting in it, he’s used to it, it’s easy to push/maneuver

Why I’m thinking “No Way”
-Airport issues – while it may help you make your connecting flight in time, the stroller can also be a pain when it comes to air travel. It has to be inspected at security, and each airline has a slightly different procedure when it comes to checking strollers. Most gate check them, which means in theory you get it back right when you get off – but that can be a process that takes time, and there’s always the potential for the airline to “misplace” it accidentally
-Stroller parking lots – Outside every ride at Walt Disney World is a huge area FULL of strollers – since you obviously can’t bring it inside the rides with you, you’re forced to leave it alone outside – but you wouldn’t want to leave your valuables with it, so then that means toting those along with you on every ride, and then there’s always the (super slim but still it exists) possibility that your stroller could get damaged or stolen while you’re away from it
-It’s huge. I mean – it’s a normal size for a stroller, but let’s face it – all strollers are huge, cumbersome, and awkward to carry when folded up – and that on top of luggage can quickly turn into a huge ordeal
-Dragging it around is going to be a pain – folding it up and carrying it on the buses/monorails/boats…

I could go on and on about the pros and cons – but at the end of the day, I am pretty sure I am leaning towards sucking it up and bringing the stroller along to Walt Disney World. It really will be useful to have, and will help my son get to enjoy more of the Disney experience

And hey – it’s not like I’m alone – there will be plenty of other parents toting around their toddlers strollers and loving every minute of it! And if all else fails – there’s always wine.

Hopefully in the coming months I will be able to make more time to devote to writing about Disney – I mean, I think about it enough, shouldn’t be that hard to put those thoughts to paper, right? In theory anyway…We shall see. #WishMeLuck

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Minnie’s (Many!) Makeovers

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Minnie Mouse first made her appearance in November 1928 – in the famous short Steamboat Willie! She has changed so much since then, so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at her different styles throughout the years:

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Minnie and Mickey are one of the world’s most well-known couples – and she isn’t the only one who has changed over the years – check out some of Mickey’s past styles here

She’s had MANY looks throughout the years, but one thing remains the same – Minnie’s style is iconic and classic and always amazing!

TGIF!

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