Sunday, June 25, 2017

New Priorities and Beginnings

Hi friends!  I'm finally sitting down to write a post that's long overdue.  I'm sure you've noticed my lack of posting as of late.  In fact, I've only posted 31 entries for this entire year, and we're just about at the halfway point.  This is not what I had envisioned for my blog this year, but as they say "life happens."

My reason for writing is to let you all in on what's been happening around here.  Those of you who follow my blog over on Facebook and Instagram probably have noticed that I haven't been on there much either.  The other day, I wrote a post on my personal Facebook page to let all of our friends and family know that Eliot and I are both fine, since I haven't even been on that much either.

So, let's cut to the chase.  There's both good news and bad news.  The bad news: I probably won't get to write much over here.  I might be able to a little more often, but I won't get to be over here nearly as much as I'd like to.  The good news: all of this is because of new priorities and new beginnings.  It's all good things.

I'll go into more detail soon... really, I promise.  But the overall gist is that Eliot and I have been incredibly busy with Happily Ever Hatter.  Our business has grown exponentially over the past few months, and since our return from our trip to Walt Disney World for the Princess Half in February, we've been swamped.  If we haven't been at our jobs, we've most likely been home working on mouse ears.  I've lost count of how many we've mailed out in the past few months... it's been a lot.  But we're really excited about the direction our business is heading in!

Obviously, something had to give- and that something has been my social life and this blog.  Eliot and I have more recently started to try to give ourselves little breaks, but I haven't seen my family and/or friends in a while.  We're working on that.

As for my blog, that was an obvious choice.  I just don't have time to write.  Most of my blog posts can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to write.  And I simply don't have that time right now.  However, I know it's not forever.  I still have a list of posts that I plan to write.  I just don't know when that'll be.  Probably long after it's relevant... but that's ok.  I'm going to do what I can, when I can.

Anyways, I'll give you more details soon.  I just really wanted to let you all know what's been going on.  I'm very excited about this new chapter in our lives!  I think it's going to help get us to where we want to eventually be.  °o°

Friday, June 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Eliot and Donald!

Happy Birthday to my two favorite quacks: my husband Eliot and Donald Duck!!!

Last year, Eliot was actually able to wish Donald a Happy Birthday in person while we were at Disneyland.  We waited with a bunch of other guests until Donald came out for his meet and greet and then we all sang Happy Birthday to him.  It was definitely an experience I'll always remember!

After that, Eliot and I stood in a pretty long line to meet Donald.  When Eliot told Donald it was his birthday too he got really excited.  It was a really sweet moment.  Eliot got an extra "Happy Birthday" celebration button and Donald held it out while they took a photo together.  (Of course, I had to get a picture too!)  Happy Birthday Donald!

Eliot and I don't have any big plans for this weekend, but I'm sure we'll at least go out to dinner to celebrate!  Happy Birthday babe! °o°

Friday, June 2, 2017

June 2017 Calendar

Happy June everyone!  I can't believe it's already June.  In fact, other than knowing that yesterday was my Dad's birthday, it totally escaped me that it was a new month.  I thought about the calendar, and then by the end of the work day it had completely slipped my mind.  Here it is!  I'm so sorry for the delay!

Like last year, I've also made a blank version of the 2017 calendar without the holidays to make them more versatile.  Over the past 4 years, my calendars have been used for lots of things including: Disney trip countdowns, teachers' Disney themed classrooms, training calendars for runDisney events and to surprise kids with a Disney vacation!

Here's the link to download the June 2017 PDF version of the printable.

Here's the link to download the Blank June 2017 PDF version of the printable.

Feel free to link this post up to Pinterest or Facebook so your friends and family can have a fun Mickey and Minnie calendar too!  Let's spread the Disney Magic!!!  °o°

Note: I've made calendars through 2017.  I don't post the PDF links on my blog until the beginning of each month.  If you're looking for a particular month and would like me to email it to you ahead of my post going live, you can send my blog an email at mydisneylifeblog[at]  I'll send you the PDFs directly as soon as I can!  :-)