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Disney Magic

Moments With the Cast

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Yellow.  Enjoy the ride as we share a moment with a Cast Member who went out of their way to create Disney Magic. This subject is very close to my heart. Maybe because as a Mom I know how much work goes into making mundane things run smoothly! Normally, I try to include a photo with every blog post, but I won’t be doing that today. I don’t have photos of the person I want to share with you today. At the time, we were simply tourists, not Disney bloggers. We took pictures of Spaceship Earth, Cinderella’s Castle, and the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom. It didn’t occur to me to take pictures of the housekeeping or restaurant staff. My bad. I won’t make that mistake again next time, because those people – not some giant golf ball – made...
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Bringing Disney Home

Diagnosis: Decoraphobia!

Welcome to Return to Disney! Today is Blog Hop day – thanks to Lisa at Babes in Disneyland and Lindsay from Deals 2 Disney for hosting! This week’s theme is Disney Decor. I love the blog hop because it challenges me to stretch my creative boundaries and inspires me to consider Disney angles I hadn’t thought of before. I’ll be honest, this week’s theme has me in a bit of a panic. My home has always been decorated in what I call the “chaos of life” style! I tend to choose practicality over style, yet I’m always drawn to rooms that are beautiful as well as comfortable. I just haven’t summoned the courage to create those rooms in my own home yet. This week’s post won’t be about how I’ve decorated my home in Disney characters, because quite honestly I haven’t decorated my home in anything! Instead, I’m going...
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Bringing Disney Home

Disney Parks: Walt Disney World and Disneyland (Product Review)

Disney Parks: Walt Disney World and Disneyland gives a behind-the-scenes look at Disney’s most recognizable properties: Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Things have changed since I first visited Disneyland in 1985! Disney Parks: Disneyland takes you on a guided tour of Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure, as well as the three resort hotels at the Disneyland Resort. Disney Parks: Walt Disney World shows how some of the magic is created and gives you a hint of things to come. Win a copy of Disney Parks: Walt Disney World and Disneyland! Pros: The Disney Parks DVDs are a great tool for preparing a child with autism for a visit to the Disney resorts. Knowing what to expect helps children with autism feel more comfortable in a new place. For parents, the Disney Parks DVD is a great planning tool for deciding which rides and shows are appropriate for their children...
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Disney Magic

Hold On, Tigger!

Welcome to those of you joining me from Magical Mouse Schoolhouse, and those of you who came straight here.  I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail. I am thrilled to join the Magical Blogorail Yellow Loop! Our theme today is a favorite or memorable Disney photo, which meant I got to spend an hour sifting through the photos from our first trip reliving all those wonderful memories. Not a bad way to spend an evening! I realized a couple of things: First, I need more Disney photos! Second, I needed to dig a little deeper to find the stories in the photos I have. This is the photo I finally chose:     Aw, cute. The kids meeting Tigger….the typical Mom photo, right? There’s more to this story than meets the eye! Just as we came around the corner into the photo area, Tigger was making his...
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Budgeting

What Makes the Magic Happen?

Disney magic is different for everyone. As I’m planning our return to Disney World, I’ve seen a lot of information on visiting Disney on a budget, cutting costs, and so on. Some of it makes sense, but I’m staring at a hard decision: What’s essential, and what’s not? I knew when I started this journey that earning enough money above and beyond what I need to contribute to our family budget wasn’t going to be easy. I still don’t know for certain that I’ll be able to pull it off. Freelancing is a high-risk career – I may be drowning in work one week and have nothing to do (except blog!) the next. I won’t know for sure that I can pull off this trip until every last dime is actually in the bank. I priced out different options recently, and it really hit me – staying at a...
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