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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week: Family Time Is The BEST Time!

I was lucky enough to be ON VACATION this week – and while in the past we have mostly taken time off to GO somewhere (like DISNEY WORLD, or a cruise), this time we did things a little differently….

The first part of the week was spent at HOME – a little staycation action was much needed, a chance to relax and spend time with our son. PLUS – our friends came to visit from Virginia too – which was great as always, and seeing our son play with their daughter makes my heart oh so happy!

(I couldn’t resist us all posing in our Disney aprons for a photo op- and can you blame me? Look at these cuties!)

We had TONS of fun – and even though they stayed for longer than normal this visit, it was still pretty sad to see them go…

But no time to be sad yet – as we moved on almost immediately to the second half of our adventure, when we drove upstate to the Adirondack Region of New York to join my parents at the house they rented for the week:

And here we are, enjoying one more day of quiet, tranquil nature before heading home tomorrow and back to the reality of all work and no play soon after….ok maybe that’s not so accurate, more like “more work and less play”…

Feeling really grateful right now for these amazing people that I am lucky enough to call my friends and family ❤

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Celebrating 6 Years Of Marriage With My Love

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This weekend will mark 6 years of marriage for me and my man – and it’s been quite the journey thus far! We bought a house, new cars, got married, got a dog, had a baby, and have been lucky enough to have gone on some awesome vacations too! We have visited Walt Disney World a bunch of times together, and while I love going anywhere with him and cherish the memories we make on ALL our trips, I have to say – I do hold a particular fondness for our Disney vacations:

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From our honeymoon in June – where the weather was sticky and HOT HOT HOT (but we didn’t really care cuz we were finally MARRIED!)

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To our December trip a few years back, where we were lucky enough to get to attend Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

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To our trips with my parents, where we all got to enjoy the Disney Magic (once even on Christmas Day, which was amazing!)

Unfortunately, we won’t be celebrating our anniversary at Disney this year, but we will be heading to the Disney Store so I can get my fix (lucky me!)

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TGIF – and CHEERS to LOVE!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Unique Ways To Display Your WDW Trip Photos

Disney Trip photos are my absolute favorite souvenir – they are just the best thing, and you can do so much with them! Obviously we have a bunch framed and displayed around our house, but there are plenty of other ways you can show them off:

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There are plenty of Disney mugs available for sale both in the Parks and online, but why not make your own instead?

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That perfect shot you got of Cinderella’s Castle would look great on your phone, wouldn’t it?

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Throw pillows, shower curtains – the possibilities are endless, really. These are examples of items you can get personalized from shutterfly.com (which I love), but I have also used Walmart and Target’s photo departments, and they have just as many awesome items to choose from

So instead of just a photo in a frame, why not mix it up a bit, give those WDW trip photos a new way to shine?

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Fun In The Sun!

This week I am writing to you from beautiful Cape Cod – where my family and I are enjoying a much needed vacation, and we are loving every minute of it! We rented a house here with my best friend from college and her husband and their daughter, and it has been an amazing time!

Here’s some highlights from our trip so far:
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I know I mostly write about Disney and how amazing it is there – but let’s face it, a Disney family vacation every year probably won’t ever be in our budget – and we want to make sure our little guy gets to experience a variety of activities and places. So until he is old enough to ride Space Mountain, we will take him other places – like the beaches of Cape Cod!

I’m grateful to have such great friends and family and the ability to take time off to spend with them – hope you get the chance to do the same, be it at Disney or wherever!

TGIF!

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Disney Photos – The Best Souvenir Of All!

  Photos MIckeyCAMThere is a TON of great Disney merchandise out there, and when you travel to the Disney Parks there are plenty of choices to pick from in the souvenir department – they have it all, from magnets and pens to pins, stuffed animals, apparel, and much much more. I love purchasing these items to commemorate the amazing memories from my Walt Disney World trips, but I have to say, my absolute favorite souvenir isn’t something you can purchase in a store – it’s the photos from the trip that I cherish most of all – I love capturing the smiles, laughs, and good times had as a family!

Here are my Top 5 “Must Have” Posed Photos

photos CastleNightCastle Shots – I will always get the Disney PhotoPass Card so that we can go to various “photo op” spots around the Parks and have the pros take our pictures – and the best part is, they are usually willing to take a photo with your camera too, so that even if you decide you don’t want to purchase the PhotoPass package, you can have a copy of the shots they take. My favorite place to pose is in front of Cinderella’s Castle – its classic, makes a great framed photo, and it’s beautiful at night too!

photos MinnieKissCharacter Love – Any picture taken with characters is fun, but one with a hug or a kiss or a funny pose from a character is even better! They will usually ham it up for the camera if you’re wearing a celebration pin, or if you have a shirt that has them on it or something – and those moments are priceless!

photos HatFunny Hats – Most Souvenir shops have a selection of hats, and you’ll find your standard baseball caps and Mickey Ears here, but you will also find some more quirky options – like the Mickey and Minnie bride and groom ears, as well as this adorable Sorcerer’s Apprentice option! I love trying on the hats and getting pictures of us sporting the different styles!

photos MickeyBarsFood Pics – I am a HUGE Disney Foodie – I love the variety and quality of all their food, and I love remembering my trips via the meals I eat (Strange? Maybe. Delicious? Definitely!) It’s great to get photos of you and your party trying new and exotic cuisine, and it’s also fun to get classic Disney food photos too – like this one of my dad and husband enjoying a Mickey Ice Cream Bar on a hot day

photos ResortResort Fun – There is a LOT to see and do around all the various Disney Resort Hotels, and I love taking an afternoon to explore and stroll around my Resort – you never know what you might find, or what photo ops are just around the corner from your room!

While in the Parks, I will usually pick up a few small “photo related” souvenirs – like magnet photo frames, or sometimes a larger frame or album, and then once I am home, I love to spend time going through the photos, and choosing which prints to order, and then which ones to frame and hang around the house. It’s a great way to combat those “post vacation blues”, and it always helps remind me of why I love Walt Disney World so much!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Disney DIY

There is so much anticipation and excitement that lead up to a Walt Disney World vacation, and once you are there it’s amazing, and fun, and exhilirating. But once it’s over, there is definitely a bit of a let down, because not only is your vacation over, but you have to leave the Happiest Place On Earth!

So how can you beat the post-Disney blues? By bringing some of the magic of Disney into your own home, of course! There are TONS of Disney DIY projects you can do that are easy, fun, and great ways to remind you of just how special Disney is!

Pin-Shadow-Box For those of you who are into Disney Pin Collecting, here’s a great way to display those pins – here are the step by step instructions on how to create this great Disney Pin display case

MickeyCookiesBake up some Disney fun with a Mickey Cookie cutter and these Chocolate Sugar Cookies – my man made them for me as a surprise, and let me tell you – it doesn’t get more delicious or cute than Mickey shaped cookies!

delicious_disney_coverThere are a few different Disney Cookbooks out there that feature recipes from the various Parks and Restaurants on Disney Property, and it’s a great way to recreate that delicious meal you had on vacation. Personally, I have this Delicious Disney book and love the graphics and recipes

GiantMickeyPumpkinDisney loves the holidays, and so do I! I love them so much I did a recreation of this giant Mickey pumpkin last year for Halloween using one big and two little pumpkins – it was actually really easy, and Mickey’s smiling face might not have been spooky, but it certainly was a great holiday addition

There are plenty of things you can do with your vacation photos too – from collages to decoupage to scrapbooks and albums – picture gifts and crafts are my personal fave, they’re the best way to relive the greatest vacation moments!

TGIF!

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