March 28, 2018

My 7th Trip to Walt Disney World! (May 2013)

Hello friends! I hope you are well! In today’s Disney post I’m sharing another recap! The trip I will be talking about today I took in May 2013, and it was just Ethan and I! I’m going to be sharing some pictures, the things that I still remember and the things that I learned from this trip, all in the video below! I’ll also be breaking down the main points of our trip below. Okay, let’s get started!

 

the video

The basics

  • May 2013, just Ethan and I
  • we drove with my Mom to Buffalo to save money
  • stayed at Port Orleans Riverside- a beautiful (but confusing) resort!
  • We were at the parks very close to opening every day! We would grab a coffee and head to the bus stop!
  • took breaks in the afternoon (and napped!)
  • Flower & Garden festival was happening!
  • We saw La Nouba for Ethan’s Birthday!
  • This trip was Ethans first time to Animal Kingdom!
  • Ethan still missed Illuminations because we headed back to the hotel during our Epcot day when I wasn’t feeling well
  • Ate at: San Angel Inn, The Plaza, Paradiso 37, 50’s Prime Time Diner, and Be Our Guest!
  • we were on the Disney Dining Plan
  • dinner times all over the place- my stomach wasn’t happy 🙁
  • What I learned this trip: it’s ok to take a break! And try to schedule meals around the same time so you aren’t eating at a different time every day!

 

Other posts in the Trip Recap Series:

My 1st Trip to Walt Disney World (May 1997)

My 2nd Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2007)

My 3rd Trip to Walt Disney World (January/February 2008)

My 4th Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2009)

My 5th Trip to Walt Disney World (October 2011)

My 6th Trip to Walt Disney World (May 2012)

My 7th Trip to Walt Disney World (You’re here!)

My 8th Trip to Walt Disney World (coming soon!)

My 9th Trip to Walt Disney World (also coming soon!)

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey
March 21, 2018

DIY: Bridesmaid Proposal!

Hello everyone, and welcome to my first DIY post! Today I am sharing my DIY Bridesmaid proposal! I sharing exactly how I asked my sister and best friend to be a part of my big day! I wanted to do something cute and something they could keep, so this is what I came up with! I made these over a year ago and this post has gotten pushed back a few times, but I’m excited to finally be sharing it! Okay, without further ado let’s get started!

Diy bridesmaid proposal

You’ll need:

  • wood box (I got mine at Michael’s)
  • Paint
  • Foam brush
  • newspaper/sheets to cover the area you are painting
  • paint pen
  • krinkle paper ( i got my bag at Michaels)
  • fun things to fill it with!

Diy bridesmaid proposal

This DIY is suuuuper simple! Ready for the 3 easy steps?

Step 1

First I painted the boxes. I chose navy because I was 90% sure it was going to be one of our wedding colours, and I wanted it to “go”. I did two coats, especially because it’s a darker colour I wanted it to be even. I did this over the span of a few days, giving the coats ample time to dry.

Diy bridesmaid proposal

 

Step 2

Next I wrote inside the lid “Will you be my…” I tried with a silver Sharpie but found that didn’t work, so I bought a paint pen that worked much better! Looking back at this I wish my handwriting was better, especially since I’ve been working on it! I’m sure you could find a stencil if you didn’t want to write by hand, or find a template online.

Diy bridesmaid proposal

Step 3

Next I added the paper, and then the gifts! I didn’t add too much because I still wanted the boxes to close to leave a little to the imagination! I chose to add a small bottle of Asti and a ring-pop for my Maid of Honour, and got my sister an prepaid Mastercard card because she doesn’t drink.

I also wrote a little note for an even more personal touch 🙂

Diy bridesmaid proposal

 

That’s about it! Very simple, but I thought it was a nice way to ask my girls! If you are getting married or are married, how did you ask your bridal party? I’d love to know in the comments!

 

If there are any other wedding related posts you’d like to see on the blog, let me know! I know I plan on sharing some DIY posts after the wedding (as to not spoil it for any readers who will attending the wedding!) and sharing how we found items to fit our special day! It’s getting closer and closer guys! Ahhh!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey
March 14, 2018

Spring at Walt Disney World!

Hello everyone! Welcome to this week’s Disney post! Today I will be sharing everything there is to do during Spring at Walt Disney World! From special events to seasonal offerings, and tips I’ve learned from trips, I’m sharing it all! Spring is one of my favourite times to visit, so writing this post was easy! Okay, let’s get started!

Spring at Walt Disney World

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival

Running from February 28th- May 29th, 2018, this is one of my favourite festivals at Epcot! I love seeing the different topiaries around World Showcase and sampling the food! In the last few years they’ve increased the food offerings (it’s like Food & Wine lite) and I haven’t been since 2013 but the food this year looks great! You can check out all of the food offerings for this year here. There is also a concert series just like at the Food & Wine Festival!

Spring at Walt Disney World

easter egg hunt

There is a fun activity to take part in at the Flower & Gardne festival every year, and a new addition this year! Maps and stickers are $5.99+tax, and it’s your job to find the Easter eggs hidden around World Showcase! New this year is the Spike the Honey Bee Scavenger Hunt. You can find more information about these events here.

Spring at Walt Disney World

picture via link

Chocolate Easter Eggs at The Grand Floridian

One thing I’ve never seen in person is the chocolate eggs at the Grand Floridian! One of my favourite resorts in general, and the chefs from around the resort make beautiful themed Easter Eggs!

meet the easter bunny

You can find Mr. and Mrs. Bunny in Magic Kingdom until Easter, and get your picture with them!

Star Wars RunDisney Weekend

Sure to be a busy weekend with 3 races (a 5k, 10k and Half Marathon), this takes place every year! I know some people who are running this year, and I hope to run one of these races in the future! (Mostly because it falls around my birthday that I could then be in Walt Disney World on my birthday!

seasonal shows

The Trolley show in Magic Kingdom gets a spring update, as well as Festival of Fantasy! I love how Disney makes subtle changes for the seasons 🙂

low (ish crowds)

March and April can be busy with Easter and spring break, but I’ve found May to be fairly low in crowds. It’s actually one of my favourite times to go! I’ve been to Walt Disney World in May 4 times! On my 1st trip, 2nd trip, 4th trip and 7th trip! I find the weather is perfect (hot which I like, and it’s still warming up in Canada so it still feels like a vacation to a warm destination!)

New UP! Bird show at Animal Kingdom!

Starting April 22nd, the relacement for Flights of Wonder will be showing! Featuring Dug and Russel from UP! It will premiere in Earth Day, which is also Animal Kingdom’s birthday!

If you’ve been to Walt Disney World in the Spring, let me know what one of your favourite things was! For me the Flower and Garden Festival is always fun, and I love seeing the topiaries every year!

Other Disney Seasons posts:

Fall at Walt Disney World

Winter at Walt Disney World

January/February at Walt Disney World

Spring at Walt Disney World (you’re here!)

Summer at Walt Disney World (coming soon!)

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey