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…. 🙂

Disney = Sore Feet … For me, at least!

This year when we went to Disney, my feet were not happy … AT ALL!!!  I ended up with, not only, swollen and sore feet from all the walking and being on my feet – but, also blisters that I’m still recovering from (weeks later!!).   This year, I wore crocs for the most part – and, Sketchers Go Walks a bit of the time.  While both are normally VERY comfortable shoes – they didn’t do well for Disney (for me – I know that others have great luck with both).  I think that the blisters were the worst – and primarily caused by the Crocs.

Since we’ve been back (and even before – which led me to the shoes that I used this trip), I’ve been doing research on shoes that are good for Disney!  One shoe that I keep seeing come up are Keens.  So – since we were in Dick’s Sporting Goods today, I decided to try some on!  Very comfortable!  Having small feet, I was able to wear both the women’s style and the children’s style – given that the children’s were nearly half the price, I decided to try a pair of kid’s Keens.



I’m hoping that these will work out for me… we will see!!  I have some time to try them out and break them in before Disney!  They certainly aren’t, in my opinion, pretty – but, I’ll take function over fashion – any day – for Disney!!

I’m curious – do any of you have any experience with Keens?  I’d love to hear your thoughts!!