Today’s post is a little different than my normal posts but I wanted to share a little DIY project. My mom and I made these cute ears for our recent trip to Disney. We got so many compliments on them because they are so unique. You actually can’t buy anything similar in the parks. You can customize these ears depending on the time you visit Disney World. For example, we choose spring flowers for the Flower and Garden Festival. You can choose fall flowers, Christmas flowers, or any color or look you want to achieve. I was surprised how easy they were to make. Trust me, I am not a DIY kinda gal so they are THAT easy!
Happy Cinco De Mayo! I’m still recovering from our Disney trip. “Disney Sadness” is a real thing. Everytime I leave, I’m so sad because it’s such a magical place. Anyways to lighten my spirits, I’m recapping our trip. Since we are annual pass holders, Disney related questions are some of the most frequent questions I receive at DOHS. I included some information that I am frequently asked about Disney. My family typically goes 3-4 times a year but we always try to do new things when we visit. I enjoy recapping to give you all honest reviews of rides, restaurant, and hotels.
After a weeklong “surprise” vacation in Disney World, I am back to blogging. I love to share my trip details with ya’ll, so I hope you don’t mind. I get lots of questions of do’s and do not’s for Disney, so I enjoy sharing what we did so you can better plan your vacation. This trip was kind of a surprise and wasn’t planned until last minute (which some of the best trips are). However, we fit in a lot of celebrating in during a week. My parents celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary (Wow!) and then my mom’s birthday. Also, little disclaimer… please excuse some of the photos. My camera decided to not corporate for most of the trip. I believe I have it fixed now for the future. Fingers crossed.
Where We Stayed
During this trip, we stayed at the Fort Wilderness Campground located near Magic Kingdom. Fort Wilderness is a beautiful nature preserve located on Bay Lake. Fort Wilderness has both camping areas and cabins. During our trip, we biked around Fort Wilderness. Talk about burning calories. While we biked we had the opportunity to see all kinds of animals like deer, rabbits, and birds. I really felt like a real Disney princess (even though they didn’t talk to me). Fort Wilderness has a pool, miles of walking/biking, horseback riding, fishing, canoes, boating, beaches, and much more. Fort Wilderness is on Disney property and is considered a “Magic Kingdom” resort (because it is so close to Magic Kingdom). You can even watch Magic Kingdom’s fireworks from the beach every night.
Where We Ate
Disney Resorts have some of the best food! For my parents’ anniversary, we ate at Cape May Cafe. Cape May Cafe is located at the Beach Club near Epcot. Cape May offers seafood but has other options for kids or adults who aren’t seafood fans. I love crab legs, so it’s always a favorite. For my mom’s birthday, we ate at the Yachtsman Steakhouse. My parents love this restaurant because it offers the best steak. I’m not a steak person but I always love the chicken and dessert. The Yachtsman is more upscale than Cape May Cafe but both are delicious. Make sure to check them out on your next trip.
What I Wore
First of all, kudos to all you Florida bloggers. I have no idea how you make your hair look perfect and can wear anything other than a tank top. During our trip it was around 100 degrees. Excuse the crazy hair. It’s also Disney where you walk around 6 miles a day. So for comfort, I recently purchased these shoes. They are from a company called Bibbidi Bobbidi Bling. They have disney inspired sneakers to complete your Disney look. I am wearing the “White Rabbit”. I ordered my mom the “Wishes” sneakers for her birthday. She is obsessed. Currently, all “Wonderland” sneakers are on sale. Make sure you check it out. Also, one of my favorite shops, Pretty Little Monograms, has the cutest Disney tees and tanks. So cute for working out or heading to the park. Pretty Little Monograms also offers a variety of other monogrammed items if you aren’t a Disney person. My mom and I are wearing the “Home” tanks.
What We Did
Disney offers so many attractions and are making so many great changes. For a family who goes a few times a year and are annual pass holders, we always find something new to do. First, we saw “The Jungle Book Alive” at Animal Kingdom. The show was beautifully done. It includes Indian dancers, waters, and lasers. If you have kids, this is perfect. However, it will only be in Disney for a limited time. We also did the Safari at Night (go around sunset or it will get too dark). Many of the animals that are low-key during the day were more active. We saw the lions, cheetahs, and even the rhinos were moving more than usual. They must dislike the hot weather too. Finally, if you are going before October-catch the Electrical Parade in Magic Kingdom. The Electrical Parade will be moving out around October.
I hope you all enjoyed the Disney Recap. We will be heading back in October for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. We have so many adventures coming up including Hawaii and Mexico. Stay tuned for more fashion and lifestyle posts. Have a wonderful week!
So excited about today’s post because I get to share a little of my spring break fun with you! Evan and I took a short little trip to Disney World over Easter. We had a wonderful time and I’ve been looking forward to sharing it with you.
Where We Stayed:
Evan and I stayed at the Pop Century Resort on Disney property. It was our first time staying there, so I was a little nervous about the quality of the resort. However, we both LOVED it! It was such a fun little place themed with the 1950s, 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s. How could I not love a place that played Hootie and the Blowfish? We stayed in the 1950s area of the resort. The resort has three large pools, a buffet area (we ate breakfast there everyday), shop, arcade, ping-pong tables, and all kinds of fun activities. Everything was brightly colored too which I loved. The more color the better in my opinion. The resort was so “kid-friendly” too. On Easter, the Easter bunny was hanging out by the pool taking pictures with all the kids. They also sold Easter baskets which I thought was awesome for those traveling Easter bunnies. The resort was also really enjoyable for adults. I honestly wish we could have spent more time enjoying the resort. We only made it to two pools.
Where We Ate:
Cape May Cafe: We ate here for Easter Dinner. They serve an array of seafood especially, crab legs. I ate my weight in crab legs, no joke. One of my favorite foods. This cafe is located at the Beach Club Resort. The Beach Club is so gorgeous. I had a hard time pulling Evan away. It’s all boat and beach themed.
Margaritaville: We ate lunch at Margaritaville at Universal Studios. This was on Evan’s to-do list. He loves everything Margartitaville and he loves Jimmy Buffet’s music. I on the other hand, do not. But I vowed (seriously in our wedding vows) that I would do my best to put up with Jimmy Buffet’s music. It turned out to not be so hard at Margaritaville because the food was so good. We both got cheeseburgers (cheeseburgers in paradise). They had a really great gluten-free menu with a lot of options.
Everything Pop: This restaurant was located at the Pop Century Resort. Perfect for a breakfast buffet before the parks or a quick dinner. We ate breakfast at this location almost every morning. They had a wide variety of foods.
What We Did:
On Saturday night, we skirted over to Magic Kingdom. It was storming and pouring rain but I had my rain jacket! By the time we made it to Magic Kingdom it was drizzling and eventually stopped. We rode our three favorites rides: The Seven Dwarf Mine Train, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, and Evan’s favorite, Pirates of the Caribbean. Magic Kingdom is my favorite park. There is something about walking down Main Street USA that makes me feel right at home. I just love walking around all the lands and eating all the unhealthy but super good food. If you have small children, my favorite ride suggestions are: Peter Pans Flight, Adventures of the Little Mermaid, and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. We watched the fireworks our last night and ate ice cream (I had rice dream ice cream). It was honestly so nice to take a break and get to enjoy time with Evan. I know he enjoyed the get-a-away. It is not always easy living with a full-time law student and a law student who also works.