Product Review: Preppy Ears Etsy Shop



     I have never been much of a "girly" girl. My favorite color is blue, I prefer jeans to skirts, and I'm the worst at walking in heels. I also had never (that's right... NEVER) worn a pair of Mickey ears at Walt Disney World. I didn't want to deal with the headache I usually get from wearing a headband and I was worried about having to keep up with them all day.  But, I have a ton of clients that love wearing them so I wanted to be able to give an actual review.



 I contacted Rebecca of Preppy Ears Etsy Shop and ordered my first pair of ears! I selected the Mai Tai fabric with blue bow and added my monogram. My ears arrived within 2 weeks and I was pretty excited about them. They came with a free elastic hair tie that coordinated with the fabric for the ears. The headband was not too tight, which was a big plus for me. However, that meant that sometimes they wanted to slip one way or the other. I purchased some small hair clips and attached the headband, just below the actual ears, to keep them from moving and didn't have any issues after that. Because they weren't super tight, I was able to wear them all day in the parks without getting a headache which was definitely a pleasant surprise for me! I had also been concerned about keeping up with them all day, but that wasn't a problem either. After a while, I didn't even notice I was wearing them and didn't need to keep taking them off like I thought I would. I ever rode Tower of Terror while wearing them!
      The biggest surprise to me was how many compliments I received about my ears. I had several people stop me to ask where I got them. One Cast Member liked them so much, she gave me a free caramel apple as we were leaving Animal Kingdom - granted the park was closing and they were probably going to have to throw it away at the end of the night or something, but it still made my night!

    The Lilly Pulitzer fabric is so unique and people loved it! The monogramming was also a fun way to differentiate my ears from the standard ones. While I admittedly don't have much experience wearing ears in the parks and can't make comparisons, I definitely recommend Preppy Ears Etsy Shop. There are tons of fabrics, a variety of options to customize, and the shop owner is super sweet!

Use the code NeverlandPlans for a discount!

Never Grow Up!
Miranda


Disclaimer: My ears were provided by Preppy Ears free of charge for the purposes of reviewing them. All opinions are my own.


Guest Blog: Disney... Not Just for Kids!

Guest blog post from ModHousewife.com about their kid-free Disney vacation!
Our latest Disney vacation had a theme…. “No Kids”. Disney World (Land, Cruises, Destinations) have itineraries just for adults. This is your time to relax and just be a “big kid”.
Here is a look at all the fun we had without the kids…. no guilt was had by all participating;) :
Thursday:
    
Friday:
  • Enjoyed a giant cinnamon roll (Gaston’s Tavern) and Starbucks in the Magic Kingdom. We found a small and quiet cove off of Main Street USA to eat in each morning. (Must arrive at Kingdom when park opens).
  • Bused to ESPN’s Wide World of Sports to pick up my husband’s race packets for the Wine & Dine 10K and Half Marathon (otherwise know as the 19.3 Lumiere’s Challenge).
  • Returned to Magic Kindgom for a day of rides and of course, Dole Whip.
  • Monorailed to the Polynesian Resort’s  Tambu Lounge for Pork Nachos and Lapu Lapu drinks (you get a whole pineapple!).
  • Returned to the resort to prepare for our late night dinner at California Grill.
       
Saturday:
  • My husband woke at 3:30am to make the 4am bus to Epcot for the Wine & Dine 10K.
  • He returned after a successful run and slept.
  • Spent the morning in Magic Kingdom (Cinnamon rolls, Starbucks, character photos and Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom).
  • Headed to Epcot for attractions and the International Food & Wine Festival.
  
   
Sunday:
  • My husband woke at 3:30am to make the 4am runners’ bus to Epcot.
  • I woke at 4:30am to make the 5am spectators’ bus to Epcot.
  • He completed the Wine & Dine Half Marathon thus completing the Lumiere Challenge of 19.3 miles.
  • Rested all morning and went pooling around noon.
  • Arrived back at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival for more food and fun.
  • Ate dinner at Canada’s Le Cellier Steakhouse.
  • Enjoyed the private Wine & Dine Half Marathon party at Epcot. With your ticket (tickets are given to marathoners and may be bought by those in a marathoners’ party). Epcot is closed to everyone else.
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Monday:
 
Tuesday:
  • Spent our last morning eating a the Polynesian Resort’s Kona Café rated Disney’s best breakfast (Tonga Toast).
 
As you can tell, Disney is definitely not just for kids. We ate, drank and just touched the surface of all Disney has to offer for adults. And we did so much walking, none of us gained a pound.
We had such a blast; and will be making this trip an annual destination each year. And next November, I will be competing in the Lumiere Challenge.
Have a magical vacation!

Dining Review: Cape May Cafe Beach Bash Breakfast



Minnie's Beach Bash Breakfast at Cape May Cafe


Location: Beach Club Resort (Epcot Area)
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service Credit
Atmosphere: 9/10 - I think we missed some interactive elements due to being placed in a side room. 
Food: 10/10 - Create your own crepes!!! Need I say more?
Service: 8/10 - The service was not memorable - it wasn't bad, but it also wasn't amazing.
Overall Experience: 9/10 - I can't wait to take my husband during our next vacation!

Family of Five


Did you know... certain hotel rooms at Walt Disney World sleep up to 5 people?

At the Value level, Family Suites that sleep up to 6 are available at both Art of Animation and All-Star Music. These rooms have a separate bedroom with a common area that holds a combination of a Murphy bed, a pull-out couch and/or a sleeper chair. These rooms also include a kitchenette and two bathrooms to help a larger family get ready in the mornings!

For Moderate level hotels, Port Orleans-Riverside and Caribbean Beach offer rooms that sleep 5 - two queen beds and a child-sized Murphy bed. These rooms are more traditional, with one bathroom and a small fridge. They are a more affordable option for families that have more than 4 people! The Cabins at Fort Wilderness are another option that sleeps up to 6 with a queen bed and twin bunk beds in one room and a living area with a pull-out couch. The cabins also have a kitchenette and a personal deck.

For the utmost luxury, most of the Deluxe resorts offer rooms that sleep 5, frequently with the addition of a small Murphy bed. The Disney Vacation Club resorts also offer suites or varying sizes that can sleep up to 13! No matter what your family's size, there's a room for you!

Never Grow Up!
Miranda


Movie Review: Fantastic Beast & Where to Find Them (No Spoilers)

    I don't typically do movie reviews, on my blog or anywhere else, but I feel like this is a special occasion! I grew up with Harry Potter - waiting for new books to come out, racing my friends to finish it first, seeing the movies at midnight the night they came out! The book releases spanned my teenage and young adult years, from reading the first few books at age 14 to the final movie at 25. My first date with my husband was to see Disney/Pixar's UP! But our second date(s) were a Harry Potter movie marathon before seeing the 6th movie at the drive in. My love of the Harry Potter universe is a close second to my love of Disney.