My Disney Dream Office


If you read my blog last week, “Top 10 Disney Holiday Gift Guide by Brenda,” you may have noticed that the items I listed were a little overpriced and thus it was a true WISH list. My terrific husband decided to play elf, though, and actually created the one gift he could, as close as he could to my original wish.Item 3 in my list was to renovate my home office to be an exact replica of this room featured in “One Man’s Dream” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I am so appreciative for all his … [Read more...]

A Very Merry Disney Christmas…at Home!


I am sure that being at Disney World for Christmas is dreamy but, since we spend our holiday at home, we love bringing Disney into our home for Christmas. Through the years we have accumulated many beloved treasures that keep us in the spirit and brighten every day of our holiday season. Coming up to the door gives our friends a little hint of what they might expect inside. We love to have family and friends over during the holidays.Nothing says you are welcome, wanted and loved like … [Read more...]

Cupcake Showdown: Babycakes NYC vs. Starring Rolls.

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Just a few days ago, I had the opportunity to try Babycakes NYC, a new bakery in Downtown Disney on the site of the former McDonalds. Babycakes, which has locations in New York City and Los Angeles, is different: All their baked goods are vegan and gluten-free. For the uninitiated, vegan means that no animal products are used, so replacements have to be found for eggs, cream and butter.  Gluten-free means that no wheat flour is used; exotic flours like teff and rice flour are used instead.  … [Read more...]

Are Girls Still Looking Up to Miley?

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Oh, Twitter. You never fail me.I just saw a post from People Magazine (with a photo from TMZ) about Miley taking a hit from a bong and having a serious case of the giggles. The full video can be seen on TMZ's website. Miley was allegedly smoking salvia, not marijuana. Salvia is a natural herb that produces hallucinogenic effects. It is legal in California.This can't be good for her image. The photo was taken only a few days after her 18th birthday. Photos of her having intimate relations … [Read more...]

Kid Stuff I Secretly Want for Christmas


Admit it, there are some toys you buy for yourself. Some of it's totally acceptable. I mean, no one is going to judge you if you buy a Wii for the kids but end up playing it more yourself, right?  But what if your taste in toys is a bit more juvenile?  Should you be ashamed? No!  And just to make you feel better, here are five toys that I (not so) secretly want.1.  Disney's Contemporary Resort Monorail Playset.  The Contemporary Resort just says "Disney World" to me.  I know it has its … [Read more...]