Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Mission: Space Green Adventure at Epcot

I have to admit it guys, Mission: Space at Epcot is one of those rides I tend to skip.

My stomach can be a bit particular about thrill rides, and the orange level has definitely made me queasy in the past.  I'm also not a fan of dark, enclosed spaces (I mean, who is?) - or maybe it's just the hundred and one warning signs telling you "IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO TURN BACK!!" that freak me out.


So it had been awhile since I last joined the Mission: Space team, but on our most recent trip my family dragged me on the green side because there was a brand new sequence! Previously you would blast off to Mars - now on the green level you're just taking a leisurely trip orbiting Earth.

I did enjoy the new pre-show and actual show inside the rocket - it was fun to see the northern lights and different countries. It wasn't blow-you-away graphics or anything, but it was fun - and it didn't make me at all motion sick which was lovely. I was realizing as I got off that not having 3D glasses probably helped my stomach - I know the 3D on Flights of Passage made everything worse motion-sickness wise.

Will you be trying the new Mission:Space adventure on your next trip?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Disney Trading Pins Minnie Mouse Display DIY

Raise your hand if you've ever had this problem: you have a ton of adorable Disney pins, but you have no idea how to display them so they just sit in a box in your closet. 😐


I finally have figured out a fun way to display some of my favorite Disney pins - I did a DIY Minnie Mouse shadow box! I really love how it came out, and it's so fun to have these pins out to enjoy now.

Are you into Disney pins or Disney pin trading? Tell me about your displays and favorites in the comments!

Monday, September 11, 2017

New Minnie Van Service at Walt Disney World

I've always thought the Walt Disney World monorail was very sleek and stylish, but there's a new mode of transportation on the block that takes vehicle fashion to a whole new level...


...it's the MINNIE VAN! This just debuted at Walt Disney World this summer and has been rolled out at only a few resorts: the Boardwalk, the Beach & Yacht, and just recently it was extended to the Wilderness Lodge. It sounds like they'll be rolling it out at more resorts soon, but you don't actually have to be a resort guest to use the Minnie Van!

Monday, September 4, 2017

The E Ticket Club at the Disneyland Hotel

I've done many posts on this blog about club levels at the Walt Disney World resorts, but the club levels at Disneyland's resort hotels have been more of a mystery to me.


We had never even stayed at the Disneyland Hotel, let alone explored its E Ticket Club Level, but this summer that all changed!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 2017 Quote Collection

"Big ideas in small places is what the garden of the Square du Vert-Galant is all about. Here's what I think: If you ever start to feel as if yours is a measly 2/3 acre life, remember the Square du Vert-Galant. And then nothing about you, your ideas, or your garden will ever feel small again."

Gardens of Awe and Folly by Vivian Swift


It's practically September, my friends. Isn't that kind of crazy? 2017 will be over before we know it! I felt like August got away from me reading-wise, although I have a bunch of books on my September TBR pile I've already been dipping into and enjoying...

"What was the Virginian going to do now? I began to know that the quiet of this man was volcanic."

The Virginian by Owen Wister

(This 1902 Western novel came highly recommended by my mom - already loving it!)

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"On every level, along every aisle, regardless of the classification, from A to Z, I am among friends and fellow bookmen, all alive and life-giving for me, regardless of the dates on their catalogue cards faraway upstairs. Chance encounters also occur that lead to friendships with books new to me."

The Little Package by Lawrence Clark Powell

(A chance encounter at a used bookshop brought this book of librarian essays to my hands, and I'm so glad to have discovered it.)

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"Sometimes a distant sail, gliding along the edge of the ocean, would be another theme of idle speculation. How interesting this fragment of a world, hastening to rejoin the great mass of existence!"

The Sketch Book by Washington Irving

(Irving can be a bit flowery in his writing, but I'm excited to explore this more.)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Pandora: World of Avatar Highlights

Oel ngati kameie. I see you, friends.


And in today's blog post, we're going to see the newest addition to Walt Disney World - Pandora: World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom!


Typically I don't think the floating islands really work from outside the park (they look super awkward when you're driving in through the gates and parking lot. sorry. it's true.), but I loved this glimpse of them through the bamboo from the bus stop!


I was really impressed with this new land - the Pandoran plants were so cool, the Na'vi theming was absolutely beautiful.


We attempted to rope drop Flights of Passage - you'll hear my thoughts on that in the vlog (the short version: not worth it, you might get trampled.) - but we ended up relying on our fastpasses instead...

Monday, August 21, 2017

Favorite Summer Dresses

I know the summer is wrapping, but it's never too late to share some super cute summer-y dresses!


I posted a new style video on my YouTube channel recently with a few of my favorites - gotta love a good sailor dress. 😄

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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