Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Please..a moment to say my peace on this sad case...

This has been a tough week for me and so many others who I know so well. Someone I went to college with and lived not far from me was murdered on Sunday. Her son was left in the car and she was taken away. She was brought a few miles away and strangled. I still can't seem to wrap around the thoughts of why someone it's two people, would kill her. Why? She was such a nice person, always helpful. I remember taking a class with her in college and she was always smiling, happy, upbeat. This was just not fair what happened to her. I think of her poor son who is two and now has to grow up without his mom. As I watched the news, I saw friends on the screen crying and talking about her. It made me start thinking of the graduation before me and seeing her walk in her cap and gown. She was in front of one of my friends but I know it was her for she always had a glow. She smiled in line and this just isn't right at all...she wouldn't have died...her life shouldn't have been taken away from her. She was only 33...that is only a year older then me! I am glad that the Vermont police have worked so hard to bring in the suspects so soon. But why would this husband and wife kill this teacher... I am just so blind sided...I have been wanting to get this off my thoughts on sitting with a few teacher friends of mine in a near by town, trying to all figure this out...all of us knowing her, her family, and her friends... Sharing stories and then just going silent.
All I can say to her is "I am so sorry for what happened to you. I can only imagine what was going through your mind as you were taken away from you car and your son. Dragged and then killed, dropped by a deck miles away...just left as trash near the pond. IT's NOT RIGHT!  You are already missed by so many, everyone is waiting for justice! You should still be here, teaching your class and playing with your son. This life is sometimes not fair at all. May you rest in peace Melissa Jenkins. You will always live on in your son. I am sure many will be there to help raise him and bring him up to know the wonderful mother you are and always will be!" 

Thanks for listening..I have been watching this case, talking with  friends and seeing many flashbacks of this wonderful person. I just had to let out my feelings and thoughts.

Wordless Wednesday: Nature at WDW

Deb from Focused on the Magic asks us every month to pick a shot we would use if we were making a Disney Calender. After going through my picks and thinking April...I thought it would be wonderful to pick the joys of Spring! Flowers, birds and all the wonders of Nature at Walt Disney World. 
Here are my picks:


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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Meeting Roger Rabbit in 1993

I remember back in 1988 watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit for the right time. I loved how the cartoons in the movie lived with the humans freely in Toontown near Hollywood. Roger Rabbit was so funny in the movie.
In 1993, I got to meet Roger Rabbit with my sister! I also got his autograph, it's a bummer that I don't see Roger Rabbit anymore at Disney World at Magic Kingdom. Wish they would bring him back once again! ...unless anyone has seen him lately?

I'm getting an autograph and my sister is the girl running toward him! 

 Have a Magical Day:)

Friday, March 23, 2012

A silly Flashback Friday: Clowning around at The American Adventure

When I was twelve years old, my parents brought my sister and I to Walt Disney World for the first time. This was back in 1993. I was excited about everything at WDW but I got a little bored at The American Adventure. This could be because I am have America and learned  about my country at school. So going to see the show was a little boring for me and my sister. We decided to amuse ourselves outside with my mom. So, if you are young and find yourself having to wait, make your own magic with your sibling!

Yep..There is nothing like finding an empty cart at Epcot in The American Adventure and push your sister around. Then have a turn yourself...No matter where we were at sister and I always found the fun and the joyful magic of being at Disney!:) Thanks mom for deciding that this would be a fun moment to take a few pictures!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Where in the WDWorld!

It's Thursday and so It's time for "Where in the WDWORLD?" This is when I put up one or two pictures and you get to guess where at Walt Disney World they are located. Today I go two pictures for you to try to guess! I will put up at the answers tomorrow...
Disney Picture 1

Disney Picture 2

 Good Luck and Have a Magical Day:)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Cinderella's Castle

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This week Deb from Focused on the Magic picked Disney Icon. My favorite Disney Icon will always be Cinderella's Castle. I worked in Liberty Square so I got to see the castle every day and loved watching Tinker Bell fly from the castle during Wishes every night! 

I love the colors of Cinderella's Castle

Did you know: Cinderella's Castle is the center of two Disney theme parks: the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort, and Tokyo Disneyland at the Tokyo Disney Resort. 
Now, I have never been to Tokyo Disneyland, but I hope to someday visit the park!:) 

Have a Magical Day Everyone!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Magical Moment - Colorado Mountain Mom's Disney Magical Moment

This Magical Moment didn’t come from a special interaction with a specific Cast Member … it was just an all around perfect experience that resulted in a very happy Disney family memory.

My Disney obsession actually started a little over 3 years ago, when we took my daughter on her first trip to Disney World.  This was the first time we experienced Disney as parents, and that in itself was very magical indeed!

However, to make it even more memorable – it was the year of my parents 40th wedding anniversary, so we used that as an excuse to talk them into meeting us there for a family celebration trip together!  The trip also fell within a week of our 6th anniversary, so we all wore our Mickey and Minnie “Happy Anniversary” buttons throughout the trip.  If you haven’t celebrated an event like this at Disney, it’s a fantastic experience.  As soon as a Cast Member spots your badge, they are greeting you and offering well wishes.  It really contributed to it feeling like a big, week long celebration!  My parents ate up every minute of it - it was so fun to see them that happy.

As I was completely new to Walt Disney World at the time, I went with a Cast Member’s recommendation (over the WDW Dining Reservation line) that we book a dinner at Narcoossee’s for our official Anniversary dinner.  What a beautiful choice it turned out to be!

You can’t beat the classy atmosphere at the Grand Floridian where this restaurant is located, and Narcoosee’s sits just outside - right on the water.  She had also given me the tip to select a dinner time so that we could watch fireworks right there off of the restaurant deck after we ate.  Ooohhh… I liked the sound of that!

Two well spent credits off the Disney Dining Plan and one of the best Surf and Turf meals I’ve ever had later … the sun was setting, and it was time to go out on the deck and watch the show. 

And then my small moment of panic set in.  Now mind you, I pretty much live and breathe for fireworks.  Would this be an inferior experience, from a distance across the water?   We were going to miss the accompanying music and narration?

Alas, Disney thinks of everything.  When you watch the Magic Kingdom’s nightly fireworks show “Wishes” from one of the adjacent resorts, they play the soundtrack for you!  When I heard Jiminy Cricket’s voice start in the outdoor speaker overhead, on the deck of Narcoossee’s … all was well.  And I must say, seeing the fireworks across the water is a must-do, at some point during your vacation!  It truly was a Magical Moment.

This three generation trip was absolutely the best vacation of our lives.  Every one of us enjoyed ourselves immensely, and we made some amazing memories to take home with us!

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Read more about our trip, and why it’s such a great idea to bring along grandparents at my post “Don’t Forget the Backup:  Bringing Grandparents Along to Disney

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Flashback Friday - Quiet Spot found at Epcot

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While I was at Disney during my trip back in 2006, I wanted to find a quiet spot. You would think that at Disney World there would be no quiet spot, but I was able to find a few. This one spot I found was at Epcot, when I was traveling around the World Showcase. I was between the United Kingdom and France when I found this spot. I loved that it was near the World Showcase Lagoon. There were so beautiful views. I also made some small friends who were sun bathing in this quiet spot. Now when I visit Epcot, I always go down to this quiet spot to see the views and visit though small friends that are so lucky to get to live at Disney.

My Quiet Spot at Epcot with lovely views of the Lagoon

My small friend who is lucky to be living at Disney
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Where in the WDWorld

It's Thursday and so It's time for "Where in the WDWORLD?" This is when I put up one or two pictures and you get to guess where at Walt Disney World they are located. Today I go two pictures for you to try to guess! I will put up at the answers tomorrow...

Picture 1

Picture 2
Good Luck and Have a Magical Day!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Almost Wordless Wednesday - Splash Mountain

This week Deb over at Focused on the Magic pick Frontierland are the theme. I love Frontierland and my favorite ride is Splash Mountain. I love the meeting Br'er Rabbit! Plus I always find myself singing  "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"!  Here are a few pictures of us going through Splash mom was behind us and took pics of us as we went through the attraction! Let me tell you that I was looking for my Laughing Place as we went up the third lift hill!!! 

Going up the Third and Final HILL!! Looking for my laughing place...

FOUND my laughing was at the bottom! LOL

I love all the details to this much to see!

SAY HI to Br'er Rabbit!
Splash Mountain is a awesome attraction, with a 45 degree drop near the it has a wonderful storyline! :) Have a Magical Day!

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Monday, March 12, 2012

A Tinker Bell Giveaway


Sorry, I have been away from awhile. This weekend I went to Maine and also had a new little boy come live with us for Fostering. So we have been busy! Hope everyone is great and had a magical weekend. 
This is my 200th post and so a Giveaway is in order!! I have been getting excited about my new giveaway this month. Sadly, my Hallmark in town closed, but I was able to pick up this great Tinkerbell Giveaway! She is so cute. I just love how she is standing on the beautiful pink flower. This is a Disney Impression Collection Piece. She stands about three and a half inches. It says on the Box "Life According to Tinker Bell. If you want to try for this cute statue of Tinker Bell, than all you have to do is sign up below!

Tinker Bell

This giveaway will be going on to March 25th. Sunday night is when the drawing will end and the winner will be picked on Monday. Good Luck everyone and have a Magical day!

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Friday, March 9, 2012

Over at Colorado Mountain Mom today! Come check out the Interview:)

Colorado Mountain Mom has a series called "Chat With a Disney Guru"  This week she chatted with me...DisneyBlueFairy! The Interview was a great experience! I love how she starts off her posts for the Disney Guru as such...

Welcome to a great new way to compare notes, pick up some helpful tips for your next Disney visit, and discover some fantastic Disney bloggers!  Each week I will be highlighting an interview with a certified, pixie dusted fan of The Mouse.  

WARNING:  Their enthusiasm for all things Disney is, in fact, quite contagious!  So come along for the ride with us ... you may learn something new, and it's sure to put a smile on your face as you read about the good, the really really good, and the "you absolutely can't miss this...."! -Colorado Mountain Mom

Also when you adventure onto her page, check out the others she has interviewed. All are crazy about Disney and you might just learn something fun and new! 

Thanks for stopping by today and see you over at Colorado Mountain Mom!
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is HERE!

Me at the Festival back in 2004
I have always loved gardens and flowers. To me, there is nothing more relaxing and enjoyable then walking through beautiful gardens and smelling colorful flowers. I think this is why I have always enjoyed the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival.
My first year attending the Flower and Garden Festival was back when I was a cast member at Walt Disney World. I was so amazed by the  Disney character topiaries! Epcot has so many different Disney character topiaries, and this year they have over 100 throughout the park. Each one is so well designed and some even have moving parts. There are so much detail that is added to each piece when it comes to designing the characters. It takes your breath away when you see each one. I would love to know who the designers come up with them so I can have my own Disney Flower Garden at home with Disney characters.
This year the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival starts March 7th and will continue to May 20th. Flower & Garden Festival is put on by HGTV which also includes some wonderful events at Epcot. I enjoyed seeing some of the entertaining presentations that were put on at Festival Center. The Festival Center is opened daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. I loved walking through and buying items for my garden back home. Also once I loved seeing an art gallery which was in the back. There were so many wonderful painting. I was in the Festival Center for hours, for everything shown was amazing and fun!
At the Festival in 2010
Now also there is HGTV Designers Stage which is going to be every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m., from March 9 to May 20, 2012. There is also some going to be held on every Monday through Thursday at 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m., from March 7 to May 17, 2012. If you want the list of shows and special events, you can check them out HERE. Also you can see more Garden designers at the Greenhouse Stage. This will be happening daily at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., from March 7 to May 20, 2012 The list for them can be check out HERE. Now if you are going to go to the Flower & Garden Festival and visit the Festival Center, it's located near Universe of Energy and Mission:Space.  This is a must see fro everyone who loves gardens and the Arts.
Want to go down for the weekend to see the Flower & Garden Festival? There are some wonderful themed weekends. This years themed weekends are Art in the Garden Weekend, Disney's Animal Kingdom Specialists, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and Fresh From Florida Weekend. These are some great weekends to spend at Epcot and see the Festival. Want to know more about these weekends? Check out all the dates HERE.
And don't forget about the MUSIC that happens during the Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival! The Flower Power Concert Series will be doing on during this Festival. The music is from the 1960's and the 1970's. Show times are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m and will be held at the America Gardens Theatre. I have seen Chubby Checkers and the Wildcats at the Festival and he will be there again this year! Want to see who will be singing? Then check out the list HERE.
The Flower & Garden Festival is also great for Kids. There's Pixie Hollow and Toy Story Alphabet Gardens. Kids can enjoy themselves at the Backyard Play Garden. To see the events and activities for kids, you can go HERE.
The Epcot International Flower & Garden Festival is a wonderful event that is put on every year at Epcot. If you have never been to this amazing Festival then this is the year to check it out! The best part is that it doesn't cost anything by the admission ticket to get into the park, so what are you waiting for...visit the Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot TODAY!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A Disney Kitchen

Mickey Mouse Flatware
I would love to continue to transform my Kitchen into a Disney Kitchen. There are so many great Disney Products that I have found online that would look great in a Disney Kitchen and most you can get right on in the Home & Decor Section. I have been going here to add Disney items to my Disney Kitchen over the years. How many items come and go on this site. Everything is amazing and works great in a Disney Kitchen. My husband and I have just bought a new house and I have had ideas on how to transform my Kitchen to make it feel more Disney! I love the Mickey Mouse Flatware Set -- 24-Pc.! They are so beautiful and I love the touch of Mickey icon cut-out at the bottom of the flatware. The set in $49.95. Now if you want, you can always use your points on your Disney Visa cards to get these items completely FREE! I know that most use their points for Disney Trips, but if you have collected many points and are told you need to start using them before losing them. This is the way to go! Get great Disney items for your Kitchen!
Also, for a touch of Disney in your Kitchen, you can use Mickey Mouse Kitchen Towels. I have bought many over the years and these add such a wonderful touch to a Disney Kitchen. Right now on the DisneyStore Site, you can get the Gourmet Mickey Mouse Kitchen Towel Set -- 2-Pk. for $14.95. I love the colors, very soft fro a Kitchen and there is MICKEY on them! There are also  Mickey Mouse Kitchen Towel these are also great for the Kitchen. They come in four colors Red, Green, Blue and Black. Each are $6.95! I have also bought them for gifts to inspire a Disney Kitchen for my friends.
Bamboo Mickey Mouse Platter
Plus there is so much more you can put in your Disney Kitchen like: Mickey Mouse Oven Mitts, Mickey and Minnie Bowls, Mickey Mouse placemats, Mickey Mouse Napkin Rings, Mickey Mouse Ice Cube Tray, Bamboo Mickey Mouse Platter and so much more!
The DisneyStore Site has so many wonderful items that make a for a great Disney Kitchen. Every time I visit the site, I see more that I want for my Kitchen at Home that its turning into a Magical Disney Kitchen. So, if you have been wanting to start to design your Disney Kitchen, I would start with the DisneyStore site for your Disney items. This site has just about everything! Have a Magical Day:)
What does your Disney Kitchen look like? Have you been wanting to add a Disney Touch to your Kitchen? There are so many Disney Kitchen products out there that you better get started right away! :)

Friday, March 2, 2012

Flashback Friday - Being Swept off my feet

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Did you ever have a moment at Walt Disney World, where you were so happy, you were just swept off your feet. Back in 2004, my friends and I were having such a great time...I was swept off my feet at the castle...that's the Disney Magic! What a fun moment...glad though she is such a great friend..she did not drop me after! :)

That's the power of Disney Magic...never knew when its going to lift you! Have a Magic Weekend everyone!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Where in the WDWORLD?

YEP! It's Thursday again...which means it's time for Where in the WDWORLD? Got to great pictures for you to try to guess this week. Both are located on Disney Property. Have fun and GOOD LUCK!

Picture number one

Picture Number two
Have a Magical Day:)
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