DIY: Candied Almonds Recipe 

You know that amazing smell as you walk into Africa at Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom…that sweet smell of yummy goodness?? Well I have found a perfect recipe to be able to make these delicious candied nuts from home.

Ingredients and supplies

Ingredients:

1 Egg white

2 tsp Water

2 tsp Pure vanilla extract

1lb Nut of choice ( I used almonds)

1 CUP Sugar

1 Tbsp Ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp Salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
  2. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray 


     3. Mix cinnamon, sugar, and salt in a large plastic bag

      4. Mix egg white, water and vanilla in a mixing bowl and whisk until frothy

     5. Pour the nuts into the bowl and stir around to fully coat them in the liquid mixture

     6. Pour liquid coated nuts into the bag of dry ingredients and toss until fully coated in the sugar mixture

     7. Place the candy coated nuts on your baking sheet and place in the oven

     8. Bake for 1 hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 20 minutes


                                        



🦃 Thanksgiving Weekend Trip Home With The Family 🦃

            “The most  important thing is family.”

                          – Walt Disney


Laughter is timeless, Imagination has no age, and Dreams are forever.”

-Walt Disney

👟🍷Disney’s Wine & Dine 2016: Inaugural 10k👟🍷

I know I am a tad late in posting about this race seeing how it was two weeks ago, but unfortunately I have had a lot going on since then involving getting in an automobile accident and all the things that come along with that.  Hopefully I will be healed up and ready for my next race in January which is a half, so I will need to be on top of my game by then.

So I competed in the Inaugural 10k during the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend.  Unfortunately I had to run it alone this year because my sister did not get registered in time before it sold out.  At least it was only 6.2 miles by myself…I don’t think I could have talked to myself for a whole 13.1 lol.

Leaving for the race

The packet pickup process this year went wayyyyyyyy smoother then previous years.  Maybe they took some of the participants suggestions with issues in the past and made changes.  As usual, by the time I got there for the expo, they were already sold out of many of the special race merchandise. Oh well, nothing I couldn’t live without and just ends up saving me more money…till I find something else I want lol.

The course was the usual start in Epcot parking lot, traveling around the outside and entering through a back lot between Norway and China in the world showcase.  We run through the world showcase exiting between France and the UK for a trip around the boardwalk and then return back inside the park for the final stretch.

Photo stop on the boardwalk with Chip & Dale

Running around world showcase

Before the race started

The temperature was nice this year, at least for my run in the morning at 5:30 am.  Delaney ran in the kid races that afternoon and it had warmed up a lot by then.  I decided to wear the Mickey hands as part of my costume this year and they were a little warm at times, not to mention hard to maneuver if I needed to adjust my ear buds or use my phone to take a picture. Something to think about next time when planning a costume lol.
 I was very proud of my time, it was a personal best for myself 🏅and Delaney did awesome in her race too. It’s great that Disney offers the races for kids too. Her race was 200m for her age division. She proudly wore that medal all day! 

Delaney’s 200 m dash

 

 Overall, it was a great race weekend and we can’t wait till next year and hopefully compete again. Stay Disney my friends and have a magical day ✨.

❤️ A Mother Daughter Trip Home ❤️

” A daughter is just a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.”




Today was just a little last minute trip to our favorite place we like to call “home”. The  Food and Wine Festival is still going on and it was super busy back towards the World Showcase so we just spent most of the day towards the front of the park. Going to a huge place like EPCOT by yourself, with a very headstrong 4 year old, could have been a complete disaster. Luckily, the parenting God’s were watching over me today and it went very smoothly 🙏. 

 Trips like this we will remember for the rest of our lives. You are my sunshine ☀️ little one. 

🍦 Review: Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae- Magic Kingdom 🍦

I finally had the pleasure of enjoying one of the famous Mickey’s Kitchen Sink Sundae’s from the Magic Kingdom. Let me tell you, OMG!
Let’s first talk about the adorable plastic little sink in the shape of Mickey’s iconic red pants that you get to take home as a keepsake.  The knobs are shaped like his white gloves and they actually turn too 😍.

You pick out two of your choice of ice cream flavors to start your sundae. I went with the traditional vanilla and chocolate but there were many other choices to choose from and it is Bryers® brand ice cream if you were wondering. Next, on to the toppings. I chose hot fudge but caramel and peanut butter were also options as well. Top it all off with whipped cream and cherries and you have one yummy dessert!

Don’t forget to share °o°

 🛍 Review: CaptSparrow Etsy Shop 🛍


I need to do a quick shout out to CaptSparrow on Etsy for their super fast turn around and amazing product. I ordered their Disney Castle with Bow Decal to add to my Yeti and I could not be happier. I am very picky when it comes to decals and they went above and beyond my expectations. If you are in need of a great quality decal and super prices, check out their shop on Etsy today. I have included a link to their shop below. Stay Disney my friends!

https://www.etsy.com/shop/CaptSparrow#

🍷🍽 Wine and Dine Inspired Minnie Ears 🍷🍽

Cut your wine corks lengthwise

Be safe, have your husband use the sharp objects lol

Finished Project

Ready to Wine and Dine


°o° DIY: Park Map Minnie Ears °o°

Supplies

Supply list:

  • Single sheet of white foam (I used the kind with the adhesive back)
  • Template for Minnie ears 
  • Scissors and Exacto knife
  • 2 park maps ( I used Magic Kingdom)
  • 1 Headband
  • Mod Podge and brush
  • Fabric of choice for Minnie’s bow
  • Hot glue gun 

Step 1:

Trace out your pattern on the foam x 2


Step 2:

Cut out both ears

Step 3:


Attach map to the ear cut outs with adhesive and paint on a thin coat of Modge Podge over the map surface. Put to the side and allow them to dry



Step 4:


If you choose to make your own bow as opposed to using a premade one, follow the photos to assist you in the fabrication



Step 5:

Now it is time for assembly




Ta-dah!!!!!


Counting down the days till the 45th anniversary of the Magic Kingdom

shirt

 

We are fastly approaching the 45th anniversary of Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom.  On October 1st 1971, the late Walt Disney’s dream was made into a reality.  Unfortunately he was not able to live to it’s completion, Roy Disney made his brothers vision, “The Florida Project”, a reality.

 

Walt Disney has already released a few of the special commemorative items on their shopping apps and some soon to be released items still to come.  I snatched up one of the limited passholder t-shirts before they were no longer available and you can bet you will see me around the park wearing it on that historical day.

 

Some of the original attractions that were at the Magic Kingdom on opening day in 1971 are still used to this day.  Obvisouly they have had many refurbishments over the years but the original idea and design is still in use.  Which of the original attractions is your favorite?  Take my poll below and see how your answers tally up to others.  Mine personally is the Haunted Mansion 🙂  Stay Disney my friend’s and have a magical day.