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The Best Disneyland Treats!

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My family is just back from a glorious trip to Disneyland.  Cars Land is our favorite, and you can't beat a good dose of California sunshine in the middle of winter.  For me, a big part of a Disney trip is indulging in all the unique treats offered throughout the property.  I love a good theme and Disney does that so well.


 Today I'm sharing my favorites and where you can find them!

Dole Whip


Dole Whip is a quintessential Disney concoction.  It's unique, refreshing and delightful.  This is the kind of thing you can't just whip up in your kitchen at home OR find anywhere else.  The line for Dole Whips is always super long in the Magic Kingdom, but you can pop into the Coffee House at The Disneyland Hotel and get one with no waiting.

Churros at The Cozy Cone


You can find churros across the parks, but there's something extra fun about stopping in at The Cozy Cone and grabbing one with caramel sauce.  We actually had these for breakfast one day!

Mickey's Premium Ice Cream Bar


Why are these SO GOOD?  Are they laced with actual pixie dust?  We may never know, but I can't resist.

Mickey-Shaped Beignets 


Tucked back in New Orleans Square you'll find the Mint Julep Bar where you can score a bag of these delightful little creations.  The powdered sugar will fly as you enjoy!

Clarabelle's Ice Cream


Clarabelle's in California Adventure is the place to not only get hand-dipped ice cream in fancy waffle cones, BUT you can also customize an ice cream bar.  You chose the bar, the chocolate and toppings!  Go earlier in the day as they sometimes run out.



Let's not underestimate the need for caffeine as you squeeze as many rides in as you can during that Magic Morning.  Starbucks on Main Street is always hopping.  We also used mobile ordering at the Downtown Disney locations so we could just swoop in and grab our lattes on the way to the gates.

Unicorn Macaron


I'll leave you with a bonus treat because it's the prettiest.  My daughter chose this unicorn macaron from cart in Downtown Disney and we just couldn't get over it!

My son's shirt says it all...


Have a magical day!

NYC Souvenirs

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I've mentioned that my husband and I went to New York City for my 40th.  I was armed with a purse full of birthday money, so I was able to bring home some really fun things.  These are all items, I realized, I use and enjoy just about every day!  I thought I would share them with you because you just might want to add them to your Christmas list.

First up, these leopard travel flats from Tory Burch:

I'm not exaggerating when I say I wear these just about every day.  I wear them with florals, with stripes, with solids, with jeans and with dresses.  I knew after wearing these leopard sandals all summer they would be in heavy rotation.  I love me some leopard and it goes with everything.  Plus, these are comfortable.


Now the next one pretty much gives me old lady status.  Especially if you could know my level of excitement about... a paper towel holder.

Of course it's not just any paper towel holder.  I have touches of Mackenzie-Childs throughout my kitchen.  This is something I use EVERY day.

Next up, the new Tiffany fragrance had just launched and was proudly on display at the famous 5th Avenue store.  I had been eager to try it and once I did I was sold!

I love being a "perfumy lady" and I've enjoyed wearing this one.

We visited the famous Chelsea Market and I bought this print from Melsy's Ilustrations.  I started following the artist on social media and she has the most fun things.  Some are even available at Homegoods for the Christmas season.  I know I'll love putting this out each fall.  I'm eyeing the Christmas prints as well.


Lastly, even though we have way too many coffee mugs, we couldn't resist this guy from Starbucks.  It's a nice big size and I love the little taxi on the back.


I love this one too!

My NYC souvenirs would be fun under your Christmas tree... or you could just ask Santa for a trip to The Big Apple!




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