Thursday, November 30, 2017

Disneyland Tomorrow!

December 1st is a very important day Pascal!  Tomorrow afternoon, my brother Jeremy and I board our plane and start our Disneyland adventure!  I'm so excited!

While the main reason for our trip is for KeyCon 2017, my annual travel agent conference with Key to the World Travel, I can't help but be super excited to show Jeremy around Disneyland.  He's never been before, and I'm basically falling over myself with excitement and anticipation of showing him around.  I'm so excited, that earlier this week, I made a list... and it just keeps growing.  Plus, I'll probably think of more things to add to it once we get out there.

So, instead of a bucket list for myself, I've made one for this trip of things to show Jeremy or stories to tell him about Disneyland.  I won't bore you with the whole list (which is more than twice this long), but here are a few things I plan to do:

World of Color
New Fantasmic
Mickey and the Magical Map
Frozen Musical
Indiana Jones Ride
Radiator Springs
Haunted Mansion Holiday Overlay
It's a Small World Christmas Overlay
Walt's Candle
Club 33
Meet Oswald
Little Man of Disneyland
Goofy's Kitchen
Disneyland Candy Canes

What are your must do's when you visit Disneyland and California Adventure?  Am I forgetting anything?  What should we do first?  I'm thinking a castle photo... 

We're staying at the Disneyland Hotel, so we'll be close to all of the magic!  Therefore, this trip shouldn't be as much of a whirlwind as Eliot's and my Walt Disney World trip a few days ago was.  I'm hoping to post on social media more often, stay tuned!!!  °o°

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Hi friends!  It's been way too long, I know.  I'm still struggling to balance work, Happily Ever Hatter and "adulting" and it's gotten crazier than it was before.  Eliot and I have reached heights that I never thought Happily Ever Hatter would reach... and it's all been a bit overwhelming.  I'll tell you more about that soon... 

However, today I'm finally taking a few minutes to let you all know that we're having another Coast to Coast adventure!  Well, Eliot's half way done with his... he went to visit his family at Disneyland during the Avengers Half Marathon Weekend last weekend, but I'm just starting mine!  I can't believe it's taken me so long to tell you... 

Eliot and I will be at Walt Disney World from November 16th to the 22nd to celebrate my 33rd birthday!  I've always wanted to go to Disney for my birthday, so this is a dream come true for me.  I couldn't be more excited!  While we're there, it'll also be Dapper Day, we have tickets to two Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party events, the Christmas decorations will be up and I'll be there on my actual birthday.  Ahh!!!

Then, we get home, have Thanksgiving, visit with family, make A LOT of ears, and on Friday December 1st, my brother Jeremy and I are jetting off to Disneyland until December 10th!  I don't think I told you, but KeyCon 2017 is at Disneyland!!!  They wanted us to see all of the holiday decorations and I could not be more excited!

So, in the next few weeks, I'll be at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, for the holiday season, seeing all of the decorations, parades, special shows and fireworks, and just soaking in the magic of the season.  I can't wait!!!

I grew up learning that hard work pays off... this is our payoff.  It's been an entire year coming... but we've busted our butts and earned this one.  Time to celebrate!!!  °o°

Saturday, November 4, 2017

November 2017 Calendar

Hello November... how on earth is it November?  Here we are again, 4 days into the month and I'm FINALLY posting this.  Eliot and I have continued to burn the candle at both ends.  In fact, I just woke up from a nap.  Yep, a three hour nap.  In the middle of the day.  From 3:00-6:00 pm.  It's sad when you wake up to nighttime.  After Daylight Savings falls back tonight, it will be nighttime a lot sooner too.  Boo.

I still haven't had a chance to make the 2018 calendars.  I'm going do those tonight or tomorrow.  Not because I finally have time, but out of necessity.  Eliot and I have a VERY busy November ahead of us... filled with lots of good things, but it's going to be insanely busy.  So, I'll have to get the calendars done or they won't get done at all.  (If you're waiting on an email, you should have that soon!)  

Anyways... speaking of November, here are my calendars!!!

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 November 2017 PDF version of the printable.

Here's the link to download the Blank November 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!  :-)