December 13, 2017

My Second Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2007)

Hello friends, and welcome to another Disney trip recap! Continuing on in the series I started two weeks ago, I’m sharing everything I can remember about my second trip to Walt Disney World! I’ll also be as honest as possible about the experiences we had, and share anything that I learned from that trip! It’s hard to believe that this trip was already 10 years ago! Because it was the first time we had been back since I was a child (and didn’t remember much), we went all out this trip. We did all of the thrill rides, and spent so much time in the parks! I wasn’t sure when I would be back again, so I wanted to do it all!

The basics:

  • this trip was in May 2007
  • My immediate family: Mom, Dad, sister and me!
  • my sister and I planned this trip like crazy!
  • we stayed at Caribbean Beach
  • 10 day trip!
  • used the dining plan for the first time
  • ate at California Grill, Garden Grill, Cinderella’s Royal Table, Coral Reef Restaurant, Shutters, Sci-Fi Dine In
  • first time visiting Animal Kingdom!
  • went to Typhoon Lagoon for the first time
  • first time using the old Disability Access Card
  • Tip Learned: on long trips to Walt Disney World (a week or more) TAKE A BREAK!

If you’d like to hear more about this trip and see some pictures, check out the video below! I’m also sharing at least one thing I would have done differently during this trip if I had planned it now.

Other posts in the Trip Recap series:

My 1st Trip to Walt Disney World

My 2nd Trip to Walt Disney World (you’re here!)

Thank you so much for joining me as I share everything I can remember from my second trip to Walt Disney World! I think it’s really fun to look back and see what sticks out 10 years later.

What do you remember about your second trip to Walt Disney World? Let me know in the comments!

Kelsey
December 6, 2017

Monthly Favourites- November 2017

Hello everyone, and happy December! It’s officially the holiday season, and I am so happy about it! This is my favourite time of year! I’ve been baking up a storm and shopping for everyone on my list, and it’s hard to believe it’s already monthly favourites time once again! I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of November, from entertainment to beauty, food and drinks. Okay, without further ado, let’s get started!

Monthly Favourites november 2017

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Entertainment

The Good Doctor- Ethan and I binged the first 5 episodes, and are really liking this show! I find it hard to watch at some points just because how the characters treat him because he has autism, and I know that all to well with my sister and the other people with disabilities I’ve worked with over the years. It is really well done though, and if you haven’t watched an episode I suggest giving it a try! If you don’t know what it’s about, it’s about a doctor who is on the Autism spectrum working in a hospital as a surgical resident. People don’t go easy on him, and you can see how hard it can be for him, but it’s really a feel good show.

Monthly Favourites November 2017

Gavin DeGraw- I saw Gavin DeGraw in concert at the end of October, and I forgot how much I loved his music. I’ve mentioned his most recent record in a monthly favourites (I believe when it was newly released), but I really just wanted to talk about how much I love his music in general. One of my favourite albums is “Free”. I could blast that record, and it still makes me so happy to listen to him!

Taylor Swift’s Reputation album– Ok, this thing is catchy. I shared my first impression of the album in a weekend vlog (linked in the video below) a few weeks ago, but this cd has grown on me! I definitely still like the second half better, but it’s a fun cd to listen to in the car! And it doesn’t get stuck in my head which I like, because I thought “Look What you Made Me Do” would forever be stuck in my head. I believe it is finally on Spotify, so give it a listen if you haven’t already!

The Lying Game by Ruth Ware– I flew through this book! It was 500+ pages in Ebook form, and I read it in just over a week. It was quite a page-turner! It’s about four girls who were best friends at boarding school, and 17 years later come back together when a body has been discovered that they might know something about. I thought I had it figured out, but this book still kept me guessing!

Monthly Favourites November 2017

Dirty John Podcast– I heard about this podcast quickly in an episode of Young House Love Has a Podcast (basically just the name), and a semi-detailed synopsis in a video from MakeupbyTiffanyD. But it sounded interesting, and it was! I don’t want to give anything away, so here’s the little blurb from the podcast:

Debra Newell is a successful interior designer. She meets John Meehan, a handsome man who seems to check all the boxes: attentive, available, just back from a year in Iraq with Doctors Without Borders. But her family doesn’t like John, and they get entangled in an increasingly complex web of love, deception, forgiveness, denial, and ultimately, survival. Reported and hosted by Christopher Goffard from the L.A. Times.

 

Monthly Favourites November 2017

Beauty

Pink Flamingo bubble bar from Lush– I used this adorable bubble bar for the first time in November, and I loved it! It’s reusuable so you can definitely get a few uses out of it, and it give plenty of bubbles and pink water! I can be a little sensitive when it comes to fragrances, but I really like this one! Plus, who doesn’t like something in the shape of a flamingo!

Monthly Favourites November 2017

Food & Drink

Cinnamon Dolce Latte from Starbucks– I tried this latte on a whim after watching Jenna Rose for a while (this drink is her go-to), and this drink really tastes like fall! I loved it, and will definitely order it again!

Monthly Favourites November 2017

Challah– I made some Challah a few weekends ago, and it was SO good! I made bread for about a month when I went to chef school, so it was nice to do it again, and it made me want to make it more often! We had some with chilli, and then I made french toast from it. YUM! The cookbook I used is The Baker in Me by Daphna Rabinovitch (linked above). Below is a picture of the beautiful loaf!

Monthly Favourites November 2017

Apple Cider- I’ve really been enjoying hot apple cider this year! I’ve had it with tea steeped in it, and just by itself, but it’s such a nice warm treat! I just picked some up from the grocery store, so I’m not recommending a certain brand, but it sure it a nice change and a treat!

 

If you’d like to hear more about my monthly favourites from November, check out the video below!

Thank you so much for joining me today as I share my favourites from the past month! It’s hard to believe that the next favourites will be put up in 2018!

Kelsey
November 29, 2017

My First Trip to Walt Disney World (May 1997)

Hello friends! Today I thought I would start a new series of blog posts and videos, sharing recaps of all of the trips I’ve taken to Walt Disney World!

I’m going to try and talk about all of the things I remember, and put in pictures as well. Of course I won’t remember exactly what we did on what day with the exception of my most recent trip from last year, but I think it will be fun to share what I take from each of the different trips and what still sticks out to me. I have a feeling some of the things might seem stupid and weird that I still remember it, but visiting Walt Disney World is all about creating memories, no matter how big or small!

I’ve been to Walt Disney World 9 times, so this series will take a few months to cover all of my trips! I’m also trying to be a honest as possible, because not all of my trips have been perfect, and I’ve learned a lot along the way! I will also try and throw in some tips that I learned on each trip. I will also create a YouTube playlist where you can find all of the videos as they go up. Today I’m starting with my first trip to Walt Disney World. Okay, without further ado, let’s get started!

The basics

  • our trip was in May 1997
  • Cinderella Castle was a cake!
  • we stayed at All Star Music
  • it was a Wish trip for my sister
  • It included my Mom, Dad, sister, me and my Aunt and cousin
  • we also went to Universal Studios and Sea World
  • there were only 3 parks, as Animal Kingdom didn’t open until 1998!
  • We did the dinner show at the Polynesian!
  • I danced with Pinnochio during a parade!

Make sure to watch the video below to hear about the trip, and see some pictures! I also talk about some pretty random things that I remember 20 years later.

 

Thank you so much for joining me today as I share everything I can remember about my first trip to Walt Disney World!

I’d also love to hear about your first trip to Walt Disney World! Please share your memories in the comments!

 

Kelsey