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Dressing for Disneyland Paris

Ok, I lied. Sorry but I thought I would be able to go from that last post to Paris and be fine but I have been driving everyone I know crazy bouncing off the walls on a excitement filled, pumpkin spice latte fueled Paris frenzy and now… it is your turned to be driven insane  


See, it isn’t a bad thing, now is it?!

I can’t help it, really the unknown of this Disney trip is really a new thing for me, being a seasoned Disney pro, so this excitement is brand new type.

I was packing and planning my wardrobe and hubby brought up something I would never worry about at Disneyworld or Disneyland California, clothes for photos.
I mean it is Disney right? Why does wardrobe matter other than the prerequisite that it should have some touch of Disney in it.

But he was right. This is Paris, a place of fashion, style and chic people. So I had to rethink living in my new Disney World 1971 hoodie the whole week (I am intending on wearing it but more on the plane and at night.)


I mean it is an awesome new piece of my Disney closet and I love it. However, here is my chic and functional welcome to Paris Disneyland look.

I LOVE color, I know not the best for Paris, I have heard over and over again, “wear black,” so I will. However, I will also have my color in my accessories.

So first we start with my awesome clip on Minnie ears, I can’t go to the park without them but they are small so I can stash them in my purse for the flight and the train ride there.


Next, remember the black bleach Mickey head shirts we made for WDW? Well I figured it is a chic version of my Mickey shirts and it is mostly black, so that is my top.


I added a coral cardigan since we are going from 90s here in Texas to low 60s in Paris.


Also, I am a scarf fanatic, so I am using the fact that the Parisians love scarves as a chance to don all my Disney scarves. Multi colored Mickey scarf today!


For the bottom half a pair of black skinny jeans and my new black Delaney boots and viola!



We are ready for Paris. I also added my Peridot version of this ring because I love it and it is Disney.


So in less than 24 hours, we will be boarding our plane for Paris and I hope I am chic enough for the adventure. I will let you know when we return!


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I’m back and I bring news!!!

Hi guys, first of all, I want to say I am sorry, I have been a bad, bad blogger and for that (spoken as the Doctor) I am so sorry.

I do have an excuse, this month has been chaos, 4 birthdays including my own, stress and the oh so hot Texas weather. But excuse or not, I did not mean to make anyone feel abandoned, well if anyone really even noticed there were no blogs to read that is.

That being said, I do have a ton of exciting places, projects, recipes, and news to share.

The first thing is news, and here it is!


It is 30 days and counting to Paris!!!

I can’t wait, hubby and I are in dire need of a vacation and I think leaving the country all together will be a great thing to rejuvenate us and bring us back to zen.


See check out the countdown chain, looking pretty tiny, huh?!
So cool!

For those just joining me, this chain started at 180 days and we are finally down to 30, seems like forever.

So guys, I promise to make an effort to get all these exciting things I have been meaning to share with onto the page, here is what you can look forward too.

Coming soon :
·        Polymer Clay Winnie The Pooh, pom pom bumblebee gift bag
·        Warehouse 13 birthday box
·        My birthday adventure
·        First Halloween project of the season & MORE!!!
·        New low carb recipes



100-fireworksHi guys! This post is brought to you by the number 100 and in saying that let me explain why…

Today is a very big day for me, it is my 100 post and it is day 100 on our countdown to Disneyland Paris!


Very exciting stuff going on this Friday for sure:)

So for my 100th posting, I thought I would write about some of the things I am dying to do for Paris, I am sure I can find 100 of them to do but I will keep it to my top 10 list instead 🙂

10:Countdown chain


We started taking the chains down, hard to believe we are already at 100!

9:Learning a new language by choice
 cvr9780743550420_9780743550420Hubby got us Pimsleur language learning software so we could learn how to speak conversational French, first time I wanted to learn a language and wasn’t forced to by a school. I really want to know some French even though I have been told it isn’t necessary  in tourist locations in Paris

8:Taking my first long international flight.


I just got my passport right before hubby and I got married and it was for our honeymoon to Jamaica and that flight was not long (provided you don’t count our overnight delay in Atlanta, Ga) so this will be my first flight ever over 5 hours.

7: Taking the Train


There are a ton of ways to get from the Paris airport to Disneyland, but we have heard about their bullet train and totally want to try that, takes 20 mins to get there.

6: Staying in the Sequoia hotel
Walking distance to all of Disneyland Paris and an indoor swimming pool, I am getting super excited as I write this 🙂

5: Euros


I am kinda nervous about this too but I have never been anywhere, where US dollars are not excepted, so I think it will be fun and new to try



My ABSOLUTE favorite time of the year is fall and here in Texas, this is not something we get to experience, so I am super excited to actually get to enjoy fall weather even if it is only for a few days

3. Food

We will be in Paris, I heard that Disneyland Paris has awesome chocolate croissants and Mickey chocolate waffles (dessert only) plus we have a day in Paris and really hoping to try some awesome authentic foods, to savor and crave in my foodie bank for life

2: Disneyland Paris


I had a hard time putting this a one category and fought with myself about not putting this first on the list because Disneyland Paris was always the dream for me, but going to somewhere exotic and foreign is the main goal and then doing thing there is second, so hence the placement of the theme park in #2.

Things in Disneyland Paris I am most excited about are the dragon under the Castle, 20th anniversary celebration with Dreams show, Pin Trading, food including Toad Hall, characters (I hear they have rarer characters there),  Halloween (we planned the trip to hit both the 20th and the halloween decor) & #1 at DLP, Phantom Manor


I am a HUGE Haunted Mansion fan as anyone who knows me or has read this blog before can attest to and this is the only truly unique of the Haunted houses in Disney, this was my very first reason for wanting to fly 10 hours and learn French, to go to a haunted house, of course,  lol!

1: Did I mention this is Paris?!


I mean come on, when you think romance and beauty, most people minds go to Paris. I know mine does, I grew up a Disney kid and Aristocats and Beauty and the Beast are some of my favorites and now Ratatouille, a true inspiration to someone who has taught themselves to cook.

All my loves seem to stem from this one place and I am so excited and lucky to be able to take this once in a lifetime trip with my amazing husband and tour Paris in fall.

What more could you want?

So that is my top 10 list, I really probably could have gone to 100 on attractions and food alone but I think 10 is a good place 🙂

I hope you enjoyed my 100th blog and I thank you for reading them and following me on this Journey. Here is to the next 100, have a great weekend 🙂

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Paris Excursion – Disney Style

The trip to Paris is 132 days away and with that I wanted to share with you our plan to tour Paris done by Disney.


This is the package hubby booked with Disney, it is from 9:45-6:30, over 8 hours of time in Paris and it includes a coach tour of Disney, visiting the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower and enjoying a cruise down the river Seine.

This is pretty awesome for someone who wants to get to see alot in a short period of time. I am so looking forward to our day is Paris 🙂

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Paris Et Disney Nous Viola – 149 Days

Hi guys, sorry I was not around yesterday but I promise today will be fun! The title of this post is Paris Et Disney Nous Viola which is French for Paris & Disney here we come and it is only 149 days away! See fun, right?!  So today’s post is about my newest project.

A Disney Paris countdown chain!


 Mickey head out of card stock that  printed the French Flag is printed on

 blue, white and red card stock cut into 1inch wide 6inch long strips

plus for every fourth ring I printed a Disney Paris or Paris themed strip (I use these to keep count in case we forget to pull a ring)



Curl each strip into a ring and staple to secure, making sure to link the rings together before closing the next to create the chainchain

Every fourth ring had a picture like this- Remy in France (this is the #1 ring) I wrote the # on these rings to keep track of how many rings there arerata

Growing chainchain

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After I completed the chain, I started working on the Mickey head, I cut out things from France and some French Disney things like Remy and Mickey holding the French flag and used stickers and markers to write Paris & Disney here we come, in French.header

I then attached a string to the number one ring and attached in to the mickey head and secured it to our down stairs wall with our last countdown Mickey head

Here is the final projectDSC02081

Look how long it is DSC02082

149 days to go!DSC02080

Do you have anything you are looking forward to that you want to create your own chain for? Hope this helps give you some inspiration 🙂 Hope you all have a great weekend

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Disney Anniversary Trip- Day 3- Hollywood Studios- Meet n Greets, Tower of Terror, and Hollywood and Vine and a special annoucement!!!

Hi guys, so yesterday was the last post for day 2 of our trip, however I just wanted to add one more sweet thing for our anniversary, when we got back to our room that night, we found this 🙂

A congratulations picture from Mickey and Minnie, too cute! This is why I love Disney.

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Ok now onto day 3, Hollywood Studios! So as many of you know I have been anxiously awaiting the meet n greet with Ralph and Vanellope from Wreck it Ralph, especially meeting Vanellope cause she’s adorable!! So I made a hoodie and some hair clips inspired by her, to show her when we met her today 🙂

My hoodie

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“Candy” hair clips and “red vine” hair tie232323232%7Ffp734;3)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(;5734;nu0mrj

We hopped on the bus and we were there in no time, trip is pretty short from Art of Animation.

Awesome Sorcerer Mickey topiary outside the park232323232%7Ffp54399)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(;5934;nu0mrj holly

Us in front on the studio utilizing our photopass for sure todayhol

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So we were running over to grab our fast passes for Toy Story Mania when we stumbled upon the Wreck it Ralph meet n greet, so we  went there instead.

Fix it Felix Jr

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Look there they are, lucky kids!

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Love the back drop, even has Vanellope’s car 🙂232323232%7Ffp73492)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(2(;6234;nu0mrj

So we got in line at Game Central station and I loved the signs, Super Mario Bros. Tunnel clogged! Lol! 232323232%7Ffp7347 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9;7;834;nu0mrj

Zelda closed : missing a Link 🙂 232323232%7Ffp54373)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9;7; 34;nu0mrj Watch out there are cybugs in the tunnel
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Bad ANON meeting at Pac man and a Star Wars reference as well232323232%7Ffp543 7)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 53(234;nu0mrj

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Now about Ralph and Vanellope, they too have big hands and do not sign autographs, but they give you this awesome card with them and their autographs on it and it also functions as a photopass in case you don’t have one, another free souvenir!DSC01957

Finally getting to meet Ralph and Vanellopewrva

The photographer and Kris showed Vanellope my hair clips and outfit and she LOVED them, she hugged me and we bounced around in circles, was so much fun. I would say this is one of my favorite character interactions this time.

Really made my day to see how much she appreciated my work and I loved that they caught it on camera 🙂

My new friend Vanellope van

Once we were done with the meet n greet we proceeded to get our Fast Passes to Toy Story Mania and then ride the Tower of Terror before we ate , so I wouldn’t get sick.

On our way to grab our fast passes we saw this

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And a green army man, too cool 🙂 232323232%7Ffp734;5)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 53( 34;nu0mrjI am totally glad we got our fast passes so early in the day we were already at 7:40pm for our fast pass and it wasn’t even 11:30am and the park closed at 9, so we almost missed getting a fast pass and the line wait was at 90 minutes already, eek!

Now we are off to scare me to death,  I don’t really like up and down rides in fact they make me feel like I am going to be sick, so I did this for Kris and I trudged reluctantly up and rode the Tower of Terror, now I can at least say I have done both parks, but I can’t say it has got any easier, ugh!

Hollywood Tower of Terror

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I was super nervous and wanted to distract myself so I focused on the beautiful theming and little touches that made this area look like Old Hollywood

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The garden area was beautiful but I blinked and…232323232%7Ffp73489)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9(75534;nu0mrjShe got closer! Ok, maybe not maybe I moved closer, but still, it is creepy 🙂

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The aged patio area with its empty water fountains was a nice touch too232323232%7Ffp73474)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 8;(234;nu0mrj

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Once inside the architecture is amazing, I have always wished Disney would make a hotel that looks like this but with the same aged touches and cobwebs 🙂 232323232%7Ffp73488)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 8;(534;nu0mrj

Tables still set up from the Hollywood era before whatever happened in this hotel happened232323232%7Ffp543 ;)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;;9(75 34;nu0mrj

Food cart covered in dust

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Awesome Owl display in lobby covered in cobwebs232323232%7Ffp73476)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 8;(934;nu0mrj

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Fireplace detail

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Even more foreboding furnace
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And the ride itself, I am sure you can see Kris looks fine, I on the other hand am totally screaming my head off, lol!


In case you couldn’t find me


Phew, ok we survived! I will say this though, the show is a billion times better in Hollywood Studios than at California Adventure, it is longer and the elevator actually moves on a track before the horrific event.232323232%7Ffp54359)nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;(35 6334;nu0mrj

Now that I am successfully shaken up, lets go get some lunch.

Kris was looking for a buffet so we went to Hollywood & Vine, little did we know till we got there it was a Disney Jr character meal. Oh well, was fun to watch the kids since we had no idea who these characters were and the food was really good.

Mural at Hollywood and Vine

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I felt guilty and got my own leafy greens, beans and more lobster and crab mac and cheese232323232%7Ffp5438 )nu=965;);59)25 )WSNRCG=363;; 923834;nu0mrj

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Brownies, cheesecake, marshmallows, chocolate covered fruit, red velvet, carrot cake and coconut bars (we shared this plate)

The food was really good, my fave was you guessed it, the crab and lobster mac and cheese and the parmesan chicken was really yum too.

That is where we will stop the trip report today to give you some very awesome news!

 I got home last night and these beautiful balloons, mickey, flowers and a folder were waiting downstairs for meDSC02046

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Then I looked over on the wall and this was on the chalkboard!DSC02044

Omg!! Hubby booked us a trip to Disney Paris for the 20th anniversary and hopefully the Halloween stuff will be going before we leave!! Yay!! I am so excited!

5 months, 2 weeks to Paris, it is my birthday present (does he know how to do birthdays or what?!) I can’t wait!

So that was the big news, it was really big news, huh?!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post, tomorrow we will see some stunt shows, ride some more rides and enjoy the Brown Derby for dinner, hope you visit tomorrow to end day 3 of the trip report.