Friday, September 30, 2016

New Classics Book Haul!

Being a part of the "booktube" community on YouTube has definitely affected my book buying habits.  There are so many pretty editions of my favorite books that I had no idea existed!


I just posted a new book haul featuring one of my favorite editions: the Penguin English Library classics.  I love the paperbacks and unfortunately you don't see them very much in bookstores in the states...luckily Book Depository has free shipping from the UK. #majorwin

I'm also in love with the Vintage Classics editions of Jane Austen with the colorful covers!  A girl can never have too many copies of Pride & Prejudice on her shelf, right?  Just the other day I discovered that Vintage Classics does gorgeous editions of Virgina Woolf as well.  I think I'm in trouble... ;)

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Halloween Pixie Dust at the Magic Kingdom

October and the not-so-scariest season of the year are almost here, so naturally I've been dreaming about Halloween pixie dust at Walt Disney World recently and thinking back on fun fall trips!

While Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is fabulous, there's also something to be said for just spending a non-party day at the Magic Kingdom soaking in all the spooks.


Last year, early in the trip, my family visited the park on a party day - but not our party day - and it was really fun to watch guests in costumes arriving, see preparations for Not So Scary in progress, enjoy all the fall decor (which my Minnie Mouse Witch Hat matched perfectly!)...but it was actually relaxing knowing we didn't have to rush to get our costumes on or get in lines for characters  - we knew the magic of our night at MNSSHP was still ahead!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Disney's Saratoga Springs 2-Bedroom Villa Tour

One of the most magical moments of a Walt Disney World vacation is when you're pulling up to one of the resort hotels in your car, you roll down the window to show the security guard your photo id, and he says those two wonderful words:

WELCOME HOME.


You may hear this greeting just about anywhere on property, but you'll definitely hear it at the Disney Vacation Club resorts.  So Welcome Home, my friends, because today we're checking into what I always think of as the DVC flagship, SARATOGA SPRINGS, to take a tour of a two bedroom villa!


When taking photos of a Disney resort room, there should always be a mirror selfie involved. Fact. ;)


You can catch a glimpse of the Carriage House (where you check in) in the vlog!  I just love the buildings and the entire atmosphere at Saratoga Springs.


It's elegant yet relaxed and so vacation-y - the gardens everywhere are gorgeous.

As Saratoga Springs is a DVC resort the room categories are going to be a little different from those at standard Disney resorts.  You start with the studio and work your way up through the 1-bedroom villa, the 2-bedroom villa, and the 3-bedroom (or grand!) villa.  I honestly can't imagine what a grand villa would feel like, because just the 2-bedroom villa (what we're looking at today!) feels like a mini apartment - you get so much space!  Seriously, there's a kitchen, dining area, living room, two bedrooms, and two bathrooms (one with a jacuzzi tub!)...

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