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A Moana Birthday Celebration

Moana Party_Best Western Plus Port O Call

For my daughter’s 5th birthday we decided to deviate a bit from the typical birthday party.  Instead of a big party with family and friends, we decided to have a small weekend away and celebrate with just our own immediate family of 4, plus my sister and her husband.  My daughter loves hotels and loves swimming, so a weekend in Calgary with a stay at a family friendly hotel seemed the perfect way to celebrate her big day.

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WDW Memories: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique_Magic Kingdom

On our first trip to Disney World, I was enamoured with all the little girls running around with their princess inspired hairstyles and sparkly dresses.  I got a big kick out of seeing the same hair style over and over at different levels of distress – you just knew some of them had been slept in for days because the little girl refused to take out the bun or funky colored braids.  We were just freshly married and I can remember thinking to myself that if I ever had a little girl, a princess makeover was definitely something I wanted to do with her.  Well I did have that little girl, and for our Walt Disney World trip this past November I was excited to finally be able to make the magic happen at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. Continue reading “WDW Memories: Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique”

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WDW Memories: Jedi Training

Jedi Training_Disney's Hollywood Studios

May the 4th is Star Wars day and I thought it was a great reason to share one of our favorite Star Wars memories/experiences from our trip to Walt Disney World this past November.

Jedi Training_Disney's Hollywood Studios

My son is a big Star Wars fan, so when I saw they offered the opportunity to learn to use a lightsaber and actually fight Darth Vader, I knew Jedi Training was an experience we couldn’t pass up.  It required a bit of planning to get signed up on the morning of our day at Hollywood Studios, but it was well worth it for this free and unique opportunity. Continue reading “WDW Memories: Jedi Training”

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Dressing for Disney: Snow White

DressingforDisney_SnowWhite

When it comes to Disney princesses, my 5 year old’s two favorites have always been Snow White and Aurora.  When I came across these simple princess dresses, I knew Snow White was definitely the first one I would have to order.  The design is simple, but with the red, yellow and blue combo it is immediately recognizable as the Fairest of Them All.  A poison apple necklace to accessorize doesn’t hurt!

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Everyday Life, Travel, Two Legged Fun

Dressing for Disney: Up

DressingforDisney_Up Inspired

I absolutely LOVE the Disney/Pixar movie Up.  It makes me tear up every time, but it is one of the few movies I could actually watch over and over and never get sick of.  Plus, it has a bulldog in it so that ‘s always a good thing in my books!

DressingforDisney_Up Inspired

I wasn’t planning to do an Up inspired look for our Disney World trip, but I fell down a rabbit hole on one of my Aliexpress searches and came across this colorful statement necklace and earring set that I was immediately drawn to.  My love for the necklace grew exponentially when I realized the colorful teardrop shaped beads were much like the enormous bouquet of colorful balloons in Up.

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Dressing for Disney: Beauty and the Beast

DressingforDisney_BeautyandtheBeast

Since starting to plan for our Walt Disney World vacation, I have become a little obsessed with Disney Bounding.  For those not aware, this is when you channel your favorite Disney character and dress in similar colors and styles inspired by their look.  It is not meant as a costume to look exactly like the character, but rather a more subdued nod or tribute to that character.

For my first set of looks, I was inspired by one of my all time favorite Disney movies: Beauty and the Beast.  It has been hugely popular over the past year with the release of the new live action film and I knew my daughter would be excited to wear the look with me.

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Our Disney Wedding: Remembering the Mishaps and the Magic

Disney Fairytale Wedding _ July 17 2007

Today marks 100 days on our countdown to our Walt Disney World trip.  We celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary earlier this month and will (finally) be going back to Walt Disney World this November to celebrate.  A lot can change in a decade, so I am very excited to go back and see what is new in the parks and experience it all again with our kids. Continue reading “Our Disney Wedding: Remembering the Mishaps and the Magic”