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Who’s a Planner? Not This Girl!!

17 Feb

Unless she really has to! And, really she has to these days 🙂


Picture taken from http://www.margaritasmilesandmouse.com – Thanks Patty!

See, in 2 days I’m leaving for one of my favorite places in THE WORLD! Yeah, that’s right…I’m going to Walt Disney World!!! And I’ll be coming home with those three pretties up there! (Well, that’s the plan!)

It is runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend again!!! This year they’re adding a new race and a new Challenge — The Enchanted 10K and the Princess Half Marathon run together will get you the Glass Slipper Challenge medal!

So there’s costume planning, there’s meetup planning, there’s play in the park planning. And this time, there’s Meal Planning. Yeah…usually I tend to fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to eating. Especially when I’m at Disney World.

But, occasionally I will buy a package and sometimes that package includes the Disney Dining Plan. And sometimes there are actual sit-down meals involved. Now, at Disney, most of the time you need to make reservations for these “Table Service” meals and this is where my trouble starts!! So a few weeks ago, I decided to start making my ADRs (Advanced Dining Reservations) which meant that I was going to have to decide where to eat. Like…now! A. Not so good at making decisions and 2. How do I know what I’m going to want to eat in 2 weeks??!

Anyway…I made my Round One reservations a couple of weeks ago. Then, of course, this past weekend I made Round Two. It involved lots of juggling and rearranging and finally, I think, I have arrived at a plan! For the most part, I’m trying out all new places. Though, I do plan to eat at the Whispering Canyon Cafe at Wilderness Lodge – This is a fun place to go with a group of people and I imagine it will be just as fun with one! I bring my own fun with me 🙂 This will be my only “repeat” restaurant on this trip. 

One thing you can expect during my trip is LOTS of food pictures. And lots of FUN pictures!!

Up next — FastPass+ planning and the ever popular Magic Band!

All-Nighters: Not Just for College Kids

6 Nov

So…yesterday afternoon I set my alarms for 2:15-ish so that I could shower and finish packing.  Then we watched a movie and had some wine and popcorn. And this must have somehow reacted with the cold medicine I’d taken earlier (can’t be getting sick NOW!!) because I was completely WIRED!

Figured if I got in bed and watched some tv I’d fall asleep pretty quick.

I am wrong a lot. I mean A. LOT.

I was REALLY WRONG this time!

And I’m still wide awake. Not wired feeling, but definitely not sleepy.

And the packing is pretty much done.  Gonna finish some coffee, swallow some energyBits, curl my hair and put on some face and hope for the best when I get to Orlando!!

Cause you know I gotta get my park on!! But which one….that’s the big question!!


Happy Hump Day people!!! Someone take a nap for me please!

Doing Something New!

1 Nov

This morning, I’ve done something that I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, but just never did for one reason or another. Mainly, probably because I thought it would be too hard! But I was surprised how easy it really was!!

I made fancy decorated cookies!


It doesn’t look like much here…

I made my usual sugar cookie dough — it’s the one from the old packages of Butter Flavor Crisco actually!  This time it came out a little more crumbly than usual but I was able to get some cookies cut out!

I used this great sandwich cutter I picked up earlier this year at Disneyland


M-I-C. K-E-Y

My first attempt at icing was a cheat — I used packaged “Cookie Frosting” from Wilton


This is what the bottled stuff looked like fresh out of the bottle…

It soaked into the cookies and took forever to dry — and didn’t give me the look I wanted.

So this morning I started over!  I used Wilton Royal Icing Mix

Kind of cheating but easy-peasy!

The first thing I did was use the “as made” icing to outline the ears.


So far so good!

Then I thinned that out and added more black gel (also from Wilton!) And filled in the ears!


Starting to get excited!!

Starting to look like a Mouse!

Of course Mickey has to have some pants!!


And I finally added some buttons to keep those Mouse pants up!!


I’m pretty impressed with the finished project, even though they aren’t perfect, and can’t wait to get home from Wine and Dine to start working on Christmas cookies! And this time, I’ll make an attempt to make my own icing!


The final result!! Not too shabby!!

Time for Some True … Rambling!

29 Oct
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Today’s Truth –

A week from today I need to be packed and ready for my 6 am flight to Orlando for my FINAL runDisney event of the year

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This how this makes me feel.

And, I’m sure you will be very surprised to learn that I haven’t started packing. I almost know what I WANT to pack…but there are a couple of things I need to purchase so I am waiting to find out if I have a job when I come home.

I have “costumes” planned for both the 5K and the half – but they are both less costume-y and more “happy fun clothes!” So let’s hope the job comes through okay?!

As mentioned before, I am representing the great island nation of Ireland in the half marathon – this will involve a LOT of green, natch. And probably a shamrock or two…

I love traveling, yes I do! I love Disney, oh for sure! But the whole packing and unpacking I could definitely do without!!

I cannot wait to get there!!! And I cannot wait for my friends to get there!! And everyone better be really ready to show their #DisneySide!!!

So what’s your favorite part of traveling?!

I hope everyone has a…..

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