Long overdue update….


I’ve been so busy with everything else that ‘life’ throws you that I haven’t checked in, in a while… HOWEVER, I have some amazing news!!!  Are you ready????

I’M GOING BACK TO DISNEY WORLD IN OCTOBER!!!!!  I wasn’t scheduled to return until Jan 2015 – but, I get to go back early!  And, for a girls only trip – for me and my sister in law!!  I’m so excited!!

What am I looking forward to – for my adult’s only / girls only / first trip for my sister in law trip?  Here are a few things:

  1. Experiencing Food & Wine! (for the first time!)
  2. Experiencing Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (for the first time!)
  3. Getting to ride the 7 Dwarfs Mine Train (for the first time!)
  4. Sharing my happy place with one of my favorite people!!

I can’t wait to go ‘home’!!!


I haven’t abandoned my blog… I promise…

I have just been ridiculously busy!!!  

As mentioned in a previous blog post, my daughter plays fast pitch softball on a travel team – and, during the spring and summer months (especially – although, here in the South, she plays almost year round), that keeps us very busy!  She, and her team, have been doing great – so far – this season…

Here is another picture of her pitching this past weekend 🙂


Another thing I’ve been doing in the last week or so is trying to get myself organized!!  I’m, generally, pretty organized – but, we can all use some improvement!  I’ve always been a list maker, a writer (i.e. I remember things better if I write them down) and an organized person.  Through the years, I’ve used various methods – from scrap pieces of paper / sticky notes to leather binders with a million things written in them.  I’ve recently decided that being organized doesn’t have to be boring … and, that is how I got involved in reading blogs / viewing PINs / checking out Facebook group for decorated Filofax pages!!  Such an inspiration… But, also very dangerous – as I found out quickly that I simply HAD to have a Filofax…

So, here are a few examples of what I’ve been doing to get more organized.  This is my Retro Brown Original Personal Filofax, which I’ve monogrammed:


And, here are a few pages from my Filofax:



I’m excited to have a pretty way to keep myself organized!!

Meanwhile – On the Disney front, we are 282 days out from our next trip!  I’m still doing some research on things for our next trip!  So excited!!  Not to wish my life away, but January can’t get here soon enough!

Apologies, AGAIN, on not getting the next installment in my trip review from our 2014 trip – We don’t have softball this weekend, so I’m going to try to get it done then!

Until next time…


I know I haven’t gotten the next trip report installment done (working on it)… but, in the meantime… check out this awesome video!!

I’m so excited to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train when we return to Disney World.   Disney has released a simulated ‘ride along’ for this attraction – and you can see it here!!

I can’t wait!!  This looks so cool!!!

Until next time…. 🙂

MyMagic+ Now Available to Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and Day Guests

Great news!!

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When we first shared a glimpse into our plans to take the Disney guest experience to the next level, we had just begun to unveil MyMagic+ at the Walt Disney World Resort. Our goal from the beginning has been to enhance the guest experience and make it even more immersive, seamless and personal than ever before.

Now, nearly 3.5 million guests have participated in testing, and the vast majority are telling us that MyMagic+ has made their trip even better. This is a big step forward in the evolution of our guest experience, and what we’re seeing in early returns is fantastic.

Guests are telling us that they really like being able to arrange the day the way they want to, with the flexibility to make changes on the go. They also are particularly excited about their experience…

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A picture from Wishes @ Magic Kingdom, Disney World

No time to do the next post in my Trip Report today (this week, I promise!) – but, I did want to share a picture from our last night – during our 2014 trip – when we watched Wishes!  Love this shot!


Can’t wait to see Wishes (and Cinderella’s Castle) again!  I just love Wishes – it is so much more than just fireworks!