Saturday, September 30, 2017

September 2017 Quote Collection

"There's nothing so steadying, when you're in pieces, as reading something fine that you know very well."

A City of Bells by Elizabeth Goudge

I'm back with yet another round of favorite lines from my reading this month! There were lots of good books, and so lots of good quotes. In fact, A City of Bells, has so many amazing thoughts in it I could make up this whole blog post just from its pages....but I'll resist and only give you one more!

"But mind you do think. Don't just take out your feelings and look at them, which is what passes for thought with most of us pitiful, self-centered creatures. Look at the question from everyone's point of view."

A City of Bells by Elizabeth Goudge


"If the ancestors that we carry shut up inside us take turns in dictating to us our actions and our state of mind, undoubtedly Grandmother Stark was empress of Molly's spirits on this Monday."

"Why, he [Shakespeare] makes men talk the way they do in life. I reckon he couldn't get printed to-day."

The Virginian by Owen Wister

(This book was so good it also deserved two quotations! I can't recommend this enough - Western adventure, a great romance, thought-provoking observations - just amazing!)


"I can't help listening to speaking as though it were writing and thus the flowers which she brandished now and again looked terribly artificial."

A Writer's Diary by Virginia Woolf

(Another favorite! Just love these reflections on writing and living.)


"Sometimes a word, a sentence or a poem or a story, is so resonant, so right, it causes su to remember, at least for an instant, what substance we are really made from, and where is our true home."

Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

(This book was recommended to me in the comments of one of my youtube videos, and I'm so grateful because it's poetic and practical and refreshing and just incredible!)

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...'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!