Breakfast at Be Our Guest

Stacey and I celebrated our 32nd Birthday at Disney (of course). We had breakfast at Be Our Guest. This restaurant is amazing! We ordered our food first and they told us to sit anywhere and our food would be delivered. After we ordered, we walked around and checked out the 3 rooms to choose from. We decided to sit in the Castle Gallery because it was the quietest. And can you believe it, our breakfast arrived in the room we chose!!! They must have followed us through our magic bands.

I loved the ambiance. The food, not so much. I ordered the crepe off the kid’s menu because I love crepes. But these were kind of bland. (I’m a picky eater, remember?)

After breakfast, we had fast passes for Enchanted Tales with Belle. This was the best thing ever!!! Everyone participates in the story. Children/Adults are picked from the audience to act out the characters from the story. The rest of the audience provides the back up sounds. And at the end, you can take pictures with Belle!!!

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We had so much fun!!

Friday Favorites: Wardrobe Upgrade

I haven’t updated my wardrobe in a long time. My closet consists of jeans/tshirts/sneakers for work. And then those articles spill over to the weekends.

One of my internal struggles had to do with how I should look for my age. I definitely don’t dress my age. I love graphic tees and funky socks!! My favorite shirt at the moment is my Pikachu shirt. Did I mention I’m in my 30s?

I purchased a couple of dresses from PinupGirlClothing and Unique-Vintage in hopes that this would make me feel more grown up, but with in Florida heat, I was really uncomfortable. I’m going to try a new style this summer. I’m going to wear the graphic tees I love, shorts, and sandals.

Graphic Tees: 

I love all of these!!! I definitely need a new Disney shirt. And just look at all those cute mash-ups Tee Turtle has!!

1. Beauty Tee by Adorkable Apparel

2. Nine Tails by Tee Turtle

3. On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink by Tee Turtle

4. Rebel Princess by Tee Turtle

Shorts:

As much as I love wearing jeans, it’s getting extremely hot and uncomfortable to even wear that! I need to buy some shorts. These highwaisted shorts are just too cute. I can’t wait to get them.

1. Take a Staycation Shorts by ModCloth

2. Borneo to be Wild Shorts by Modcloth

Shoes:

I used to wear only Converse shoes. I have transitioned to flats very nicely. I actually love flats!! And I need to add more to my collection.

1. Amora 2 by Mel Shoes

2. American Eagle by Payless

Coloring

I have some prismacolor pencils (I’ve had them since high school actually) but I’ve never really used them. I figured they would be a perfect fit for my Enchanted Forest coloring book.

The reason I havent used them was because they weren’t sharpening right and I didn’t want to ruin them. It turns out, I’ve been sharpening my pencils wrong!! All of them!! And I’m sure you have been too. I found this video on the appropriate way to sharpen pencils.

I put it to the test. I went to Target and purchased a regular pencil sharpener. I switched hands, and what a difference!!

I definitely prefer the color pencils. I’m now learning how to shade and blend the colors.

I now need to get more color pencils. Also, I finally received my other book Secret Garden!! Apparently, there’s been some problems with her publisher and hopefully the books will ship out within the next 2 weeks. Johanna Basford did announce that she’s making a 3rd book!!! Lost Ocean. She has switched publishers (Penguin!) and hopefully this one will be out for the Fall!!

Completing the trilogy. Secret Garden, Enchanted Forest and coming this Autumn, Lost Ocean!

Posted by Johanna Basford on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

I can’t wait.

Mordor

My Modor poster finally came in!! I got it from Zazzle.com. I must say, this poster came out very well done.  I ordered this poster in a size 36X24, way out of its pixel range. I received a warning that my size may cause the pixels to stretch. I was freaking out a little bit about this so I contacted customer service and they said that I could always return it if I didn’t like it.  

Well, here it is, and it looks fantastic!! You can’t even tell the pixels are stretched because it has a smokey/charcoal look.

We’ve placed it in the dining room.

  

i said yes!!

Chris and I are engaged!! How exciting!

He proposed to me in the garden at Disney’s Epcot, United Kingdom. After, we had lunch at Chefs de France. It was awesome. The park wasn’t too crowded, so it was perfect. A nice quiet day at Epcot.

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Now to get planning! I have taken on extra clients this month so I can start saving for my dream Disney themed wedding!!

New Hobby: Coloring!

Last month in April, I ordered Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden by Johanna Basford. I found out about her in an article about coloring books for grown ups. As soon as I read that article, I had to buy her books. So I did. On Amazon. These books sold so quickly, that they were on back order. It took about a month, but Enchanted Forest finally arrived!!

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I love to color. I’m always coloring at work with my kids to work on their fine motor skills. And sometimes, I enjoy it more than they do. So I figured I would buy this book. I have been coloring ever since I got it. I love this book. The pictures are so whimsical and leafy. And I love trees! There are fairy worlds in this book!! Aahh!!

At first I used these Pilot pens that I already had, but I needed more variety.

So I went to Target and bought these Staedtler pens. I really like the way they color, but I don’t like that I can see the strokes.

I’m going to try color pencils next.

I’m also still waiting for Secret Garden to arrive.

Sewing Sunday

cupcake skirtOriginally, this was supposed to be a dress. But, I didn’t like the way it turned out, too complicated. Luckily I bought extra fabric for mistakes so I was able to restart and keep it simple. I must have made this outfit like 3 times. In the end, I love the way it turned out!!

Making skirts has become addicting. I went to Jo-Ann Fabrics the other day and found some cute fabrics in the sale section. I have 3 skirts in the works. I have to start wearing these. We’re almost half way through the year and I’ve barely followed through with my resolution: to wear more skirts.

I’m not used to wearing skirts. It feels weird to be so “free”. I’m constantly making sure you can’t see my butt. I know you can’t see it, the length is almost to my knee. It’s a mental thing.

I will say this: wearing a skirt does make me feel prettier. I’ve even started doing my hair, nails, and makeup! Nothing crazy yet, just the basics. Being a girl is time consuming. Something my lazy ass is going to have to get used to.