Hilton Head

I promise you can expect some fun new blogs shortly–but in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, I want to send my thoughts, prayers and love to those in Hilton Head and to those who love it.      

The Animator’s Desk

Tons of us try to recreate Disney magic at home, with artwork, cooking, photos… you name it. I have a stash of Disney history books and bios, and a few Mickey-shaped cookie cutters and pancake molds. But that is not what I’m here to talk about today. I have a secret wish that was inspired … [Read more…]

Let’s Celebrate

I’ll write more for sure later, but I wanted to turn you on to a great book review of Celebration, USA (link below, from the New York Times) https://www.nytimes.com/books/first/f/frantz-celebration.html The book is available from Amazon here. I really enjoyed the review itself, actually. I’ll be posting some fun facts about celebration in a future post, but … [Read more…]

Pre-trip PROJECTS!

I don’t know about you, but I find pre-trip projects to be a blast. I’ve sewn appliques on onesies for my kids’ first birthdays, I have done iron on letter shirts with characters as letter fills, and most recently I used heat transfer vinyl to do monogrammed mouse silhouettes on the kids’ onesies. I LOVE … [Read more…]

Do and Don’t: Balancing Vacation Styles

I’m a planner, and I’m pretty sure I get about 90% of my vacation enjoyment by anticipating the trip. My travel companions are usually not, and I am pretty sure that I drive them crazy. So here are a few of my tips for those of you who, like me, just can’t help themselves from … [Read more…]


Just leaving San Francisco where we had a whirlwind research trip (or Pilgrimage) to the Walt Disney Family Museum. I just had to share this little bit before I take flight… and I promise more later. “It would take more time than anybody has around the daily news shops to think of the right thing … [Read more…]

The Tikiman at the Poly!

A friend of mine who blogs recently wrote about the legend of the Tiki at the Polynesian and his three forms. I had no idea, so I am directing you to the fascinating blog he wrote! Tiki History

Should you join the Club?

If you’re a regular in WDW Circles, you’ve likely heard about Disney Vacation Club (DVC). It’s a points-based timeshare that allows you to book accommodations at Disney Vacation Club resorts with a booking advantage at your ‘home’ resort. Without getting into the legal/technical aspects of membership, many people wonder if it would make sense for … [Read more…]

Rolling with the Refurbs

Many of us WDW ‘regulars’ have had it happen, especially when traveling in the less expensive, less crowded off season. You show up to your dream resort only to find signs on the flagship attraction begging you to pardon the pixie dust. Some parents need to be more cognizant of these changes (for example, if … [Read more…]