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A look back in time on my vacation of Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival

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April 29, 2013
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  Hello everyone!  I truly hope you are all warming up.  When I am cold I go back to our visits in Walt Disney World, it really does make me smile and think of warm thoughts.  So I thought of our love for Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival that we attended in 2011. The...
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D23 Fanniversary Chicago 2013

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March 12, 2013
Chicago Fanniversary

Hi everyone! I hope you all are surviving the final weeks of winter before spring arrives! I know I personally cannot wait for spring to arrive here in Chicago! I just attended an awesome event and I wanted to share with you about my Fanniversary experience! Enjoy! I was soo excited to attend this...
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Flower & Garden Recipes & Crafts

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March 10, 2013
Flower & Garden Recipes & Crafts

This week’s opening of the 20th Annual Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival reminds us that spring is just around the corner! While fans in northern regions of the United States are shoveling fresh-fallen snow, visitors to Walt Disney World are soaking up sunshine and taking in the sights and scents of more than...
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Memories Made, Royal Family 5K

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March 8, 2013
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If you recall my last post, Makin’ Memories, runDisney Style, I talked about my three year old daughter’s desire to be a part of the Princess Half Marathon.  We registered for the Royal Family 5K, just a few short weeks before the race.  Here’s how we did… Upon entering the convention hall at Coronado...
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Makin’ Memories, runDisney style!

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February 22, 2013
Getting ready for the Princess Half Royal Family 5K!

“Mama!” “Yes, CJ?” “I really need to go back to Disney World.” “You do? Why?” I asked, smiling to myself.  I had been successful in establishing my preschooler’s Disney parks addiction. “Because I need to say surprise to Belle again. Then I have to put on yellow glasses, shoot rings at Buzz Lightyear, then...
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Running Disney Part Two: Learning to Fly

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February 3, 2013
Running Disney Part Two: Learning to Fly

In part one of this series, I told you about how I discovered runDisney and running itself, and about how I sat around and thought on it for a while. When we left off, I was still sitting in a chair, researching…and procrastinating. Because I was really unsure about my level of fitness and...
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So, The Park Is Closing?

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January 6, 2013
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As many who have visited Walt Disney World (WDW) this past two weeks have learned, the Parks can close when busy.  Maybe you asked what all the close phases are you’ve heard about.  Here’s a little bit of help for you if you are visiting during a busy period. The first type of closing is when...
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Happy Holidays from all of us!

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December 24, 2012
Happy Holidays from all of us!

Good day!  I hope everyone has a safe and Happy Holiday! I believe I am finally all set with everything for the Christmas visits and parties.  I really thought that I decorated my house to the Nines.  I mean I have decorations from my parents plus everything I have collected over the years.  ...
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Ten Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions You Don’t Want to Miss

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December 8, 2012
Ten Walt Disney World Holiday Traditions You Don’t Want to Miss

The holiday season at Walt Disney World may be the most magical time of the year. Just after Halloween the parks are transformed into winter wonderlands with fantastic decorations and spectacular shows. From gingerbread cupcakes to trumpeting toy soldiers marching in parades to life-sized decorations on enormous Christmas trees, Disney takes your holiday to...
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The Osborne Lights

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December 7, 2012
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Shel and I recently returned from her Birthday Extravaganza trip to Walt Disney World and Lou Mongello’s Dream Cruise 2.0.  Besides the birthday event itself, one of the major reasons we decided we wanted to travel to WDW in November was that Shel hadn’t seen the Christmas decorations in ten years or more.  Sadly,...
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