Thursday, May 21, 2015

Disney's Virgin Records Megastore...

Disney's Virgin Records Megastore...




If you have been traveling to WDW for a long time then you remember the Virgin Records Megastore that was in DownTown Disney. I remember this store fondly & was SO sad to see it change  over the years. I remember the first time I saw it had changed & it was an exhibit of Princess Diana items.  

Cast Members got 10%-15% off in the store depending on the kind of items that you got. I had no access to a car to go to the mall so this place had SO many things that I love & miss. I travelled here many times to grab a magazine, CD, or a book. This was a MASSIVE store! It had a huge escalator leading up to the 2nd level. I didn't watch a lot of TV when I lived in Florida. I mainly listened to music, read magazines or books. I remembered there was a HUGE magazine & book section upstairs w/ tons of couches & lounge areas. I could literally be in that store for hours! Kids are so spoiled today w/ their iTunes. ;) Back in my day as a Disney intern we had to buy CD's kiddos. ;) I still have a lot of my CD's that I got here. My favorite one was the Cruel Intentions Soundtrack CD & the Bloodhound Gang The Bad Touch single CD . I did see that movie 2 or 3 times while living in Florida! : )  We used to be able see any movie  day or night for $4! It was a huge discount deal & we were well taken care of! I grew up watching "I Love Lucy" & always loved Ethel. I saw a biography of her life here & had to buy it! I still have that book to this day. I highly recommend it to anyone who is a Lucy fan. 
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Do you have any Virgin Megastore memories??

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My Disney Souvenirs & Gifts...




I don't know about you but I for one love to see what people buy for gifts when they are at the parks! I went on a girl's trip last September so had to buy gifts for my husband, mom, two nieces, & nephew. I don't HAVE TO buy my nieces & nephew gifts but I would feel bad going there w/o getting them anything! They haven't gotten to go yet. I went the week after Labor Day. My oldest niece was cute & whispered to me she won't tell anyone if she got to go with me. Hopefully one day I'll get to go with them!

My mom does a lot of stuff for me so I wanted to get her a nice gift. I ended up getting her one of the Vera Bradley small purses. She still uses it everyday & says wherever she goes she gets a ton of compliments ESPECIALLY after people realize Mickey Mouse is on it. ;)



If you know my husband you know at least this one tidbit about him.......He LOVES Indiana Jones! It was our entrance music into our Wedding Reception too. He wore his Indy hat into the reception of course. ;) His favorite ride is that attraction at DL & he is super psyched to go this fall. His favorite ride at WDW is Mount Everest so I had to get him a shirt there too. He loved both of his shirts. :) He ALWAYS wants to pull on the rope next to the IJ Stunt show at DHS. :)If you don't know about that rope just ask. ;)

Us on Hween a few years ago. He was Indy & I was his geisha ;) 







I did end up buying myself only one thing. I'm not a huge Belle fan but I was drawn to this shirt. I'm not THAT big of a girl but this XL shirt barely fits me so be forewarned that WDW sizes run SMALL!!!



My husband's friend messaged me on FB while I was at WDW to find the dual doll of Elsa & Anna. I did find it for her. Her daughter LOVES her doll. :)





My nephew was the hardest to buy for since he only liked Frozen at the time. He loved the fans & his shirt. All he talked about at that time was Olaf so it was a no brainer. ;)





My youngest niece is a HUGEEEEEEEEEEEE Elsa fan to put it lightly! The one thing I know she wanted was the Elsa crown. The only place I could find it at was the Norway store in Epcot. My nieces share it. :)  She also loves her Frozen Sweatshirt. :)











My oldest niece asked for something Merida but said if I couldn't find anything of her the back-up was something Ariel. The only Merida items I saw was a $$$$$$ dress and archery set. Disney needs to make some more Brave toys!

I found her this diary that included a seashell necklace plus a matching bag. I only saw this item at Magic Kingdom in the Big Top Souvenirs shop. I love that store! It is my favorite gift shop in the Magic Kingdom.




What are your favorite gift and souvenirs????

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

My Disney Cookbooks & Reviews & Cookbook Giveaway....



I have a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Mgmt. so it makes sense  that I love to try new Disney recipes whenever I can. I get tons of requests to review my personal Disney Cookbook Collection so decided to create a detailed review on each book & who it would be best for. My list is in no particular order & I will give sample recipes from some of the  books. :) 

I buy most of my cookbooks off of halfpricebooks.com or Amazon.com. If a new cookbook comes out & you can only buy at Disney I try to find a way to get it. ;)

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Gourmet Mickey Cookbook Volume II If you are the kind of person who throws a lot of parties & likes older recipes that Disney offers this is the Cookbook for you. This book has a GREAT list of alcohol drinks as well as unique appetizers,seafood,desserts, & more!There are a lot of recipes in here for places that no longer exist as well. This is one of the older books & has a TON of recipes compared to the newer books that don't have nearly as many recipes. 





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SAMPLE Recipe: 

Margarita from San Angel Inn 

1 serving

Lemon Ice
Kosher Salt
Crushed Ice
7 oz. Water
1  1/4 lemon bar mix 
2 1/4 oz. tequila
1 1/2 oz. clear orange liqueur
Lime Slice 

Dip rim in 16oz. margarita glass in lemon juice, then in kosher salt. Fill with ice & set aside.
In a blender, combine water & lemon bar mix. Add tequila and clear orange liqueur & blend until foamy. Pour over crushed ice.

Garnish w/ Slice of a lime. Tip: For Frozen drink, add ice with other marg ingredients & blend until thick. 




I've had Cooking with Mickey and the Disney Chefs  the longest I think out of all of my books. This was a great book for a beginner just getting into making more complex recipes. Everything is easily labeled in the table of contents in the front of the book. The recipes are divided by Park,Resorts, & Cruise Line. It can be intimidating trying recipes that aren't as easy as 1,2,3. The directions are VERY easy to follow. You just need to take your time & read the recipe in full before you try to make. 






Mango Sorbet from Cinderella's Royal Table 

Makes 4-6 Servings 

I have made this before & it is SO refreshing! Step by step pictures are on my blog:http://yohoyohobloggerslifeforme.blogspot.com/2014/06/disneys-mango-sorbet-recipe.html


4 Large ripe Mangoes,peeled,seeded, & Chopped
1/2 c Water
2 T Light Corn Syrup
2 T Sugar 

1) Puree mango in a blender; You should get around 3 cups
2) In a bowl, stir together the mango,water,light corn syrup, & sugar until the mixture is smooth & the sugar has dissolved
3)Chill the mixture, covered, about 2 hours until cold ( I made mine in an ice cream maker for 30 minutes) 
4)Store tightly packed & covered in freezer department or fridge until ready to serve. 



I would say that the Delicious Disney Cookbook is more for the advanced cook. The recipes in this book tend to be more time consuming & complex. I would not recommend for a beginner. If you have a chef in your family who loves Disney this would be a great gift! 





Delicious Disney Desserts is also a very complex cookbook. If you have an advanced baker or pastry chef who loves Disney this would be an ideal gift. The recipes in here tend to be from the Signature restaurants. 



Cooking with Mickey around the world  is by far my favorite cookbook that I own. I use it ALL the time! It is very similar to the first cookbook that I listed. This cookbook also has everything from unique drinks,appetizers,&new dinner ideas for you & your family.





Fort Wilderness Campground Baked Beans 

6 Servings 

1 small onion, finely chopped
1/3 c molasses
1/2 c brown sugar 
1 c tomato catsup
2 cans (1 lb. 5 oz. each) New England style baked beans 

Combine onion, molasses, brown sugar & catsup;mix well
Add beans & stir gently to blend. Spoon into buttered 2-quart casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbly.



I haven't gotten a chance to make anything from this cookbook yet. I have a huge running list of recipes inside it than I'd like to try though! If you are an adventurous eater I would say this book is for you. Every Disney cookbook normally has the basic categories of: Appetizers, Soup/Salad,Veggies,Meat/Poultry,Seafood,Desserts. This book does not contain drink recipes. If you've always wanted to try the Kitchen Sink recipe then this book is for you! 





My last Cookbook from my collection is Chef Mickey Treasures from the Vault & Delicious New Favorites
It has quite the title doesn't it? HAHA I have used this book more & more in the past year. There are a couple of Walt Disney's personal recipes in this book. There are drinks included in this book as well as the normal categories. I have made the Asparagus soup from this book & it was EXCELLENT! There is a mix in this book between easy & hard recipes. I guess you can say that about all of them. It just depends what you are looking for. 



Please feel free to contact me & ask me any questions about any of these Cookbooks. I love to help & share the Disney Magic! 


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Sunday, April 12, 2015

Magic Kingdom Candids....



Magic Kingdom Candids....

These are just some of my favorite shots I got from my past rip in September. 

Any guesses to where this is???



Any guesses to where this is or leads?








This was taken shortly after Robin Williams died : (

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Disney Flea Market Finds....




I wanted this but they wanted $400?!!!!


This was kinda creepy LOL 







They wanted $800 for these & when I went back later they were GONE! 








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