Packing for Disney? This 7-Day guide to dressing for Disney shares practical tips, whether to make or buy your Disney clothes and some awesome links to some pretty fabulous stores. Time to get your Mickey ears on!

What We Wore: Buy or Make a Week’s Worth of Disney Clothes

When my parents announced they wanted to take our entire family on a Disney vacation we were elated and incredibly grateful. Then I logged on to Pinterest and almost went into Disney coma. Seriously. 142 pins later, I learned that there was no post, anywhere, that could really walk me through planning an entire trip to Disney for multi-generations - from housing, to tickets and touring plans, to stroller/scooter rental and character meals, to all the other cool things there are to do. Over the next two weeks I'll be sharing our days at the parks, tips and tricks, things we learned and what I would never do again (and the things I would). I'll share each of the following and then come back to link up once they're posted. Day 1: HDYDI - Plan a Multi-Generational Disney Vacation Day 2: What We Wore to Disney (this post!) Day 3: EPCOT Day 4: Magic Kingdom Day 5: Universal Islands of Adventure and Universal Orlando aka Harry Potter Day 6: Tips for Spectacular Character Meet & Greets Day 7: Things to Buy/Borrow/Make For Your Disney Vacation Day 8: Must Do Things at Disney … [Read More...]

Planning a family vacation to Disney and Universal Orlando? This step-by-step post is full of ideas for touring plans, Disney themed clothes, snacks, character autograph books, packing suggestions, pin trading, Fast Pass information, photo suggestions and more! Take away the stress of planning and find the joy in planning a magical Disney vacation.

HDYDI: Plan a Multi-Generational Disney Vacation

**This is NOT a sponsored post.** All these opinions and suggestions are purely through our experience. I hope it helps you plan a magical vacation! When my parents announced they wanted to take our entire family on a Disney vacation we were elated and incredibly grateful. Then I logged on to Pinterest and almost went into Disney coma. Seriously. 142 pins later, I learned that there was … [Read More...]

A Smashing Harry Potter Birthday

A Smashing Harry Potter Birthday: Take 2

It was probably my most epic party. The one where I wished it was my birthday, too. Harry and I? We're tight. So, when Anna-Laura announced she wanted a Hogwarts birthday for her tenth year, she didn't have to beg long. Maybe 9 3/4 milliseconds. If you haven't been to Hogwarts, Whitaker style, then go here first for take one (where we played Quidditch, searched for magical creatures and even … [Read More...]

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The Bittersweet Taste of Motherhood

Gee, God. If I'd known how emotional the last month was going to be, I would've bought stock in Kleenex. No lie. Clare celebrated First Communion a month ago, then baby Gianna had her first birthday. That's been followed by Luke's pre-school graduation and yesterday, Will's last school Mass, with eighth grade graduation to follow next week. Throw in a ten-year-old birthday and a family … [Read More...]


Tee it Up: A Golf Party & HOORAY for Finding the Lost Photos!

Several weeks ago, I spent some serious hours on my computer and scouring my office looking for Will's birthday party photos. I had all but given up. And cried. Not because the photos were going to take Pinterest by storm, but because the memories would only reside in my brain and nowhere else. It was such a spectacular morning and I feared there would never be documentation of that joy. It … [Read More...]

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She’s a Decade: Happy 10th Anna-Laura!

Sappy letter, coming right up. I soooo meant to post this Saturday, but Disney happened. I'm counting that as a good excuse. Don't you worry, she got plenty of love on her big day. I really love it when the birthday party falls on the actual birthday. As it should be, right? Anna-Laura, this letter is for you! Dear ALG, I fear those that don't know us well, think we must love the sea as … [Read More...]

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Disney Tired

Evidently that's a thing. And I am living it. Sorry for holding out on y'all. But boy has life been full of crazy fun this past few weeks. First Communion, a first birthday, DISNEY - and still to come, a Harry Potter birthday, PK and 8th grade graduations. My. Head. Is. Spinning. After I sort through the 1,500+ photos (yes, there's really that many) and come off my butterbeer coma, I'll … [Read More...]


Happy Mother’s Day!

Even before I became a mom to my own kids, I had experienced the love of motherhood. That's the beauty of love. Whether you're title of motherhood means you're a Godmother, a physical mom, an adoptive one, a spiritual mama or a mother figure, we all know the love of a mom. I'm blessed to know some amazing women in my life. A few weeks ago ProFlowers emailed and said "hey, who are four moms … [Read More...]

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