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More Than Just Merchandise… These Are Memories

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April 20, 2015
More Than Just Merchandise… These Are Memories

I was talking today with a friend who’s headed to Walt Disney World in a few weeks about buying souvenirs while she’s there.  The conversation got me excited to do some of my own Disney shopping, even though I won’t be for a few more months.  Shopping at Disney can be well – a...
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Size Friendly Disney series: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach

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April 16, 2015
Size Friendly Disney series: Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach

If you are anything like I am, the idea of going to a water park gives you an uneasy feeling. I know there will be people of all shapes and sizes there. Yet, all I can think of is the wiggle in my step. That is why the next in our series is the...
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Gearing up for Avengers Half Marathon

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March 31, 2015
Gearing up for Avengers Half Marathon

Last year I missed the inaugural Avengers Half Marathon Weekend. Silly things like responsibility and obligations kept me from going. When you’re a Disney Dad, sometimes you have to take one for the team. In this case, my wife was going and I stayed behind with the kids. Wait, my wife just reminded me...
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Can’t Wait – Disney Springs

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March 28, 2015
Disney Springs artwork courtesy of Disneyparksblog

Like any diligent Disney fanatic, I am counting the days until my July trip to Walt Disney World. Rooms are booked, airfare is set, and Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) are created and tinkered with daily. ​With so many exciting changes occurring in the happiest place on earth, I am especially excited to see what...
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2015 Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival – Part 2

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March 25, 2015
Photo by Shelley Scholl

In my last article I talked about the amazing Outdoor Kitchens at the Flower and Garden Festival. This week I share with you some of the gorgeous pictures I took of the topiaries and gardens. You can also listen to Diane Butler and I discuss Flower and Garden on the latest episode of our...
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The Wilderness Must Be Explored!!

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March 24, 2015
The Wilderness Must Be Explored!!

Hello my friends! I hope you all are doing good! It’s finally SPRINGTIME!! We all survived winter! Well, mostly survived! We have one last blast of cold and snow here in Chicago this week, then it will begin to warm up again and hopefully stay on the warmer side! I wanted to share with...
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Size-Friendly Disney

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March 15, 2015
Size-Friendly Disney

I’m not a slim lady. I make no excuses for this. My love for the fine manufacturers of salted, choco-fied and sweetened goods has led me to where I am today, and hard work with no excuses is slowly transforming me back to where I was before. That being said, because of my size...
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La Nouba! Does Anyone Want to Party?

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March 5, 2015
La Nouba! Does Anyone Want to Party?

  If you haven’t seen the Cirque du Soleil Show, “La Nouba”, yet, please put it on your list of destinations for your next trip. I’ve been to see it 6 times since it first opened in 1998 and I always discover something new to look at and wonder. Being an Orlando resident, we...
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Cool Disney Finds – Easter Goodies at Target

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February 25, 2015
Cool Disney Finds – Easter Goodies at Target

You all know I love my weekend wandering around my local Target store. This weekend I noticed the seasonal section has been updated to goodies for Easter. Here are some of the Disney related items I spotted as I wandered the aisles. Happy Shopping!                    ...
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Come to the Disney Side – We Have Cupcakes!

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February 23, 2015
Photo: Jennifer Young

  I’m sure you are all familiar with the popular Disney Side campaign. What you may not know is that Disney has been encouraging families to show their Disney Side by throwing house parties. I applied online and was selected to host one of these parties. (I can’t be certain, but I strongly suspect...
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