28 November 2014

A Magical Friday Sale at #DisneyStore

Hope you're having a great Friday. I have been shopping all night and now I'm home enjoying some turkey. But, now time for more shopping and this time it's from the comfort of my home on the computer. Here is one place I love to shop. Click on the link below to see them deals. 
Happy Holidays!!
 At the Disney Store today - Don't Let Them Go.

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#StarWars ~ The Force Awakens - Exclusive Trailer Plus Images

SO EXCITED _ IT'S FINALLY HERE!! Here is the trailer we have all been waiting for - It shows The all important Millennium Falcon, so great to see it. Also some characters that are not recognizable, Yet!

See Images from the Movie below 

26 November 2014

Dunkin' Donuts Holiday #Coffee's are Here Featuring - Cookie Flavors

Head Over to Your Local Dunkin' Donuts for Some 
Holiday Favorites!

Tis the season for new and favorite holiday treats at your Orlando Dunkin’ Donuts! And since I'm a huge coffee connoisseur, I get really excited at this time of year. Not only for all the holiday excitement but, for all the holidays flavors that are only at this time of year. I really loved the Dunkin' Donuts flavored coffee's they really make my coffee taste even better. 

Wordless Wednesday ~ My Food Loves at Disney

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Welcome to this Week's Wordless Wednesday!
This week we celebrate Food Love at Disney and one thing Disney does right is Desserts.  We recently went to a D23 Event at The Contemporary Resort and these delicious delights were being served to us.  For even more fun they were based on some of the clubs that used to be @
 Pleasure Island  

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! 

And a big thanks to Deb! 

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21 November 2014

Need Holiday/Black Friday Shopping Ideas - Look No Further!

BJ's Wholesale Clubs Have It All This Year

I had an awesome time checking out this year's newest and coolest HOLIDAY Items at BJ's Wholesale. They have so many products to solve this years gotta get that crossed off my list!  I'd like to recommend a few to you, well maybe more than a few from my tour. I'm passing on all that I learned that day in order to help you save time and money.

As I got a tour of the club, I was thinking of all the gift giving needs I could take care of right here -  kids, hubby, mom, dad, siblings, friends and yes one for me too. I also need to mention all the wrapping paper, gift tags and bags, Christmas trees are all here too. Plus, everything you need to decorate your tree, house and yard. I mean it was amazing, one stop shopping for real. Holidays done quick, easy and convenient, which is what I need as one busy mom.
Since, I will be entertaining too this year and making lots of cookies/treats, I was happy to see those items were here too. In the back of my mind Mia, (she's our pup) I need something for her too. Luckily yes there's gourmet cookies and treats for dogs too. But, what impressed me the most was BJ's had complied a list of toys, A TOP 10 for kids which I have listed below.

20 November 2014

Disney's Cinderella Official US Trailer Plus Pics

I can't wait to see this movie. Cinderella has always been one of my favorite Disney Princesses and I love her because of how sweet she it. She is beautiful on the inside and outside. Cinderella is a great example for our girls to learn from; she has both strength and beauty.

19 November 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse!

Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday ~
Tribute to MICKEY and Minnie MOUSE!

Did You Know? The artistic success of Mickey’s animated films led to an honorary Academy Award®, presented to Walt in 1932 for creating the beloved mouse.

Mickey’s popularity spawned a national Mickey Mouse Club.

The several million Mouse Clubbers had a secret handshake, a special member greeting, a code of behavior and even a special club song, “Minnie’s Yoo-Hoo.”

DYK - You can find Hidden Mickeys throughout the many worlds of Disney

Mickey was cast in Walt Disney’s imagination early in 1928 on a train ride from New York to Los Angeles. Thanks for stopping by =) 

A bigs thanks to Deb ~ follow along 

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18 November 2014

Lots of Pics! #Christmas Decorations At the Magic Kingdom


It's that time of the year again and all the holiday decorations are up at the Magic Kingdom including some new ones on Main Street U.S.A. What amazes me is that the ImaginEARS and crew put up these decorations in the middle of the night, when the Magic Kingdom is empty. I would love to be a mouse on the wall to see all the magic take place. The Magic Kingdom is magically transformed over night into this Holiday Extravaganza. I was impressed with the new decor and even though it's different from last year it still creates that special holiday chEAR.

Ok, Who remembers the garland going across Main Street USA when you first come into Magic Kingdom? It's a great memory!

Instead of going all the way across, the new decorations are attached to the buildings.  There are 5 sets of holiday arches directly over both sidewalks. They replace the over head garlands that used to hang across Main Street USA. They did this in order to accommodate the large parade floats in Festival of Fantasy parade. The Dragon in the parade is especially high and enormous so, it would probably take down everything in it's path. lol. One more really cool benefit too is the new holiday arches do provide a clear view of  Cinderella Castle. I think this is great during the day looking down Main Street and nothing is obstructing it but, at night with the fireworks going off and Frozen gang lighting up the castle it's amazing.

I love traditions and I think that's what keeps us coming back to Walt Disney World year after year. Now, we have added Christmas time as one of our holiday traditions to be celebrated at Magic Kingdom. After seeing all the decorations and getting the yummy chocolate gooey holiday themed apples is definitely another. Happy Holidays!

My top 5 best holiday decor locations: 

  • Main Street USA
  • Windows outside the Main Str. Confectionery  
  • Courtyard next to City Hall 
  • Entrance to Magic Kingdom in front of Train Station 
  • Right before Bag Check 
Thanks for stopping by! 

What's your favorite Disney Decoration?

Cinderella Castle with Ice 
The Jingle Cruise 

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15 November 2014

Monthly Recipe From the WDW Swan and Dolphin - Fried Turkey

Extra Crispy Fried Turkey 

Here's something to do with all those leftovers. Get this yummy, holiday recipe below - tell me what you think of it in the comments 

13 November 2014

Dress Up Your Nuggets - My Homemade Chick-fil-A Recipes

I wanted to share a challenge I was given to "Dress Up" some Chick-fil-A nuggets. When I was thinking about this I was trying to make it simple yet very delicious and appeal to kids too. Mine are a tad picky so I wanted to include some things they already like. Here are my semi-homemade ideas to make them - I used both regular Chick-fil-A nuggets and the grilled ones too. There are many options for everyone and I loved both versions, the tastes are fresh and delicious.

Mini Chick-fil-A Nugget Nachos 


Grilled Chick-fil-A Nuggets
Tortilla Chips 
Cheddar Cheese (grated) 

Lay several tortilla chips on a plate, place a nugget on each chip, then put on approximately 1tsp. of salsa on each one, then cover with cheese. Enjoy!

Waffle Fry Nugget Wrap 


Chick-fil-A nuggets
Waffle Fries

Lay several waffle fries on a plate then place nugget on top of each one. Fold it together and hold it with a tooth pick. Add a dollop of ketchup - Enjoy! 

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you enjoy these simple yet delicious recipes from me using Chick-fil-A products.

Click Chick-fil-A for more info =) 

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12 November 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ #Disney Parades

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Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday. This week is all about the Disney Parks Parades & these are from last years Christmas Parade. 

Have a Magical Day =) and Happy Holidays

A big thanks to Deb for hosting  & Follow along @http://www.focusedonthemagic.com

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Holiday events at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort

Don't you just love playing with Legos? Then head over to what looks like A Fun Party. Read on for more details about this Christmas Lego Celebration.

Celebrate the holidays as a family when LEGOLAND® Florida Resort hosts its annual Christmas Bricktacular and Kids’ New Year’s Eve celebrations, beginning weekends in December. Visitors can participate in extraordinary holiday-themed LEGO® builds, interact with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier Characters and experience snow falling down on Fun Town.  Nightly fireworks begin on Dec. 26 and will last until the end of the year.  LEGOLAND Florida is an exciting, family-friendly place to spend the holiday season. 
The Park wraps up the month-long celebration with the ultimate Kids’ New Year’s Eve Celebration on Dec. 31, featuring a LEGO brick drop at 7 p.m. midnight KST, (Kid Standard Time!) to bring in the New Year. Holiday events are included with normal Park admission.

09 November 2014

Barnie's Coffee Kitchen - "Holiday" Coffee #Giveaway and Review

Barnie's Coffee Kitchen, is a 34 year leader in specialty coffee started right here in sunny Orlando, Florida in 1980. Located in the heart of Winter Park, Florida, Barnie's is a great place to stop and try some of their fabulous coffee's. Barnie's brings a 35 year heritage of specialty coffee's to coffee lovers. They also have many retail cafes around the country. I have had the pleasure of trying some for myself for the first time and I'm quite impressed. I like their commitment to bringing the best coffee to consumers in many innovative ways.

I do love coffee and I do consider myself a bit of a coffee expert so I was very excited to try the new coffee from Barnie's Coffee Kitchen, Santa's White Christmas. I love trying specialty coffee's throughout the year and this one had some special flavors in it; I was anxious to see how they blended.

I really loved the flavors of vanilla, coconut, sweet caramel and nuts as these were the ones in Santa's White Christmas coffee. The combination of flavors, made my coffee taste sweet with a hint of nuttiness, yum. It was the perfect combo for me. It was a delicious flavor medley if I had to describe it and it's easy to see why it's such a favorite year after year. This delicious coffee is a medium roast with a smooth creamy taste.

One thing I'm really impressed with is their single serve cups called CupUp. CupUp is unique in that holds 30% more coffee than other leading brands. The Patent-Protected channel design increases water circulation for a better cup. So, when I made my cup of coffee using their CupUp I held it in one hand and another single serve cup in my other and Barnie's was heavier both before and after brewing.

I also wanted to share some more flavor options. The packaged coffee's are where you can discover rare microroasted coffee, hard-to-find origins and blends, sustainably-sourced coffee, naturally flavored coffee, and beloved fan-favorites. Also specialty Holiday coffee's like Pumpkin Spice and Santa's White Christmas.

BREWSTICKS is a new, liquid instant coffee that comes in portable packets and makes delicious coffee anytime, anywhere.  Simply add BREWSTICKS coffee to hot, iced or bottled water and enjoy 100% cold-brewed Arabica coffee.  BREWSTICKS is all-natural with no sugar or preservatives, low in acidity and dissolves completely in water. 

Microroast coffee comes from small batches of between 5 and 10 pounds of single origin coffee beans.

Click on the link for more info Barnie's Coffee Kitchen

And Now the GIVEAWAY for 2 boxes of single serve cups of Santa's White Christmas,  1 box of Brew Sticks of Santa's White Christmas and 1 - 10 oz. bag of Santa's White Christmas ground coffee. 

The Contest Starts Now and Goes Until 11-17 Midnight EST.

Good Luck and Please Check the Rules in the Rafflecopter. 
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  • Giveaway open to US residents only - 18 years old and Up 
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  • One winner wins  --- 2 boxes of Single Serve cups - Santa's White Christmas,  1 box of Brew Sticks of Santa's White Christmas and 1 -- 10oz bag of Santa's White Christmas ground coffee. 


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BIG HERO 6 - Fun Facts About the Movie

 BIG HERO 6 is now playing in theaters everywhere! And if you did see it this weekend, wasn't it awesome! I loved it and wanted to share some fun activities and Facts courtesy of Disney! Hope you enjoy them.


SLAM DUNK – Baymax is 6 feet tall and 75 pounds—until Hiro mechs him out. Baymax, in his super suit, is more than 7 feet tall and can lift 1000 pounds. “He’s all air,” says head of animation Zach Parrish.

GO AHEAD – Artists looked at actors like John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Gary Cooper and other cowboys to study cool, emotionally reserved traits while developing GoGo Tomago’s look and personality.

07 November 2014

TOY STORY 4 Plans Revealed!

Nearly two decades after Pixar Animation Studios created the world’s first computer-animated feature film with TOY STORY, it revealed plans for Disney•Pixar’s TOY STORY 4, an adventure that returns audiences to the world of the studio’s signature characters. The film is slated for release on June 16, 2017 and all the current details are below. This is so exciting, I love the Toy Story movies and I thought they were done. Check out the 411 on the new movie!!

04 November 2014

Wordless Wednesday ~ November Calendar Shot #BigHero6

Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday -- with the opening of  BIG HERO 6 this week - I wanted to share one of the characters from the movie in the pic below - Baymax. He was about 40 feet tall standing at Downtown Disney's West Side. He is a funny and lovable character in the movie.

Disney's Newest Movie Clip - MCFARLAND, USA - Trailer Now Available!!!

This movie looks amazing, a real heartfelt story. I'm very intrigued by it because this movie was inspired by a true story.  I love when we have a movie about under dogs.  

MCFARLAND, USA opens everywhere on February 20, 2015!


Disney Consumer Products - has unveiled an intergalactic assortment of products celebrating the release of Star Wars Rebels

Disney Consumer Products has unveiled an intergalactic assortment of products celebrating the release of Star Wars Rebels, the new Disney XD animated television series on the Disney Channel and continues on Disney XD. With all new exciting adventures and memorable new characters, Star Wars Rebels will introduce a new generation of fans to the Star Wars galaxy, inspiring new lines of figures, spaceships and lightsabers, apparel and accessories, home décor, books and more from best-in-class licensees including Hasbro, LEGO, Mad Engine, Rubies and Jay Franco.

We are now into the 5th week of the show and I'm really enjoying it. Since the ending of  the Clone Wars I have really missed it, so the new show comes along not to soon for me. I was thinking, this new Rebels tee is awesome to wear while you're watching it. Check out all the other new merchandise - below - all of it fit for Jedi's. Who's your favorite character? I really like Ezra - he's very cool. 

Epcot's TOP 10 (you must try) Food and Wine Festival Brand New Eats

With the Food and Wine almost over I hope you enjoy this Recap of a most joyous food festival.   Here, are some of the delights offered at the Food and Wine 2014. I have personally try to get to all of them but, not all in 1 night LOL. Some of the festival menus are listed below. Lots of noshing to try.