Monday, March 19, 2018

The Most Magical Place

 It's that time of year again... when I'm planning Advance Dining Reservations (ADRs) and waiting (im)patiently for my FastPass+ window to open. Tales of a Disney addict!

Honestly, what started out as a one-time adventure, has blossomed into a yearly tradition for my daughter Lu and I (if you've been reading this blog for a tiny Lu will be 21 this year!) This summer we will once again head south to Orlando, to spend time with Mickey.  

When I look back at all of our photos I get pretty nostalgic. We've had some awesome summers. We usually pay the little bit extra and stay in the park now. (And this year when money was a little tight, Lu pitched in to pay for her half so we could still make our trip! It will be a little bit shortened, but still just as fun!)

We never look in the right direction!!
Part of our planning, outside of how to get there, where to stay, and what to ride, includes what to pack! You might notice our cute "Mickey-esque" ears in the first pic. We made those ourselves! That's been a bit of a tradition too the past few trips, and we each have more than 10 pair now (so many! Stay tuned for a display craft for your Mouse ears coming soon!)

Last year we bought tees (including the one I'm wearing in the above photo from Shine Design Tees on Etsy. It's an adorable design. Note that I did have to do some t-shirt surgery to "fit" my size and shape!)

This year we will be taking a side trip before Mickey and need to pack light. Thus, I'm going to forgo my usual ear crafting and settle on one or two pairs for the duration.

The other Disney essentials on my shopping list (so far!) I'm linking below... I've really got my heart set on the "new" rose-gold sequined Minnie ears, and I ADORE this cute Disney-themed phone case. I'm eating low-carb these days and losing some pounds, so I'm crossing my fingers for at least one or two new Disney tees too, and of course comfy walking shoes are a MUST in Disney. My favorites are these Skechers Go Walk, or these Go Walk Joy are cute too.  Speaking of shoes, I have a coupon code for Stage at this link: 40% Off a Single Pair of Shoes - Use Code ASHOES

I've been working on a simplified packing list and this is what I've got so far:

I really love vacation planning...I really hate vacation "paying" though, ha! It's all worth it for the memories though!

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