Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Disney Stole my heart [vacation recap photos!]

We have been back for a week now from Disney World and it was great! Of course I miss it... I swear I can work at Disney World and my heart would be filled with happiness. This trip was fantastic and I keep going back to the word magical. It was! Just Jose and I. Cold and rainy at times but it never stopped us and we really enjoyed ourselves :) Instead of bombarding the blog with a TON of photos I'll just share a few :) And if any of you are planning a trip to Disney and need help planning let me know! This is my SEVENTH time there and it's not the last! [more on that soon] 

 we just LOVE ratatouille :)

being in the west wing with the beast's rose... little me was screaming inside!

the beast's castle is breathtaking!

 us by cinderella's coach on Valentines Day!

 love these balloons so much

"now as they say... "look alive!" 

pride rock 

a MUST do at Animal Kingdom - Kilamanjaro Safari! 

we conquered Everest... twice! Love that rollercoaster


 I sat there for 10 minutes waiting to get this photo of the Monorail passing by :)

 enjoying wine flights in "France"

 the only person we found that new how to work a DSLR! :) 

gorgeous blooms at the Magic Kingdom

Pongo at our hotel! [which we'll never stay at again, even WITH kids!] 

Monday, February 11, 2013

In-Flight Essentials!

Tomorrow we leave for Disney! I'm so excited to get away from cold, snowy New Jersey and enjoy sunny Florida [and no work or pet duty!] with my love! While I'm running around doing last minute errands for our trip, I figured it'd be fun to share my in-flight essentials. I LOVE to fly, absolutely love it! And packing for the flight is so much fun for me because I really enjoy being on planes. Here are some of the things I absolutely NEED with me when I fly!

InStyle magazine - for as long as I could remember it is a flying tradition for me to go through security, find my gate than go back and buy some magazines for the flight and I MUST get InStyle [my favorite magazine!]
Comfy Flats - this is a must for any trip to the airport but especially for this trip as right after we check in at Disney, we are going straight to one of the parks! So comfortable flats is always a must.
Rosebud Salve - years ago when we flew to Las Vegas, my sister in law introduced me to this! [if it's not this product Esther, correct me if I'm wrong!] but since that trip I always carry it with me to keep my lips hydrated.
Vichy Eau Thermale - Planes are notorious for carrying so much dry air in it, with no air coming through and it stuffed with people. This spray is always refreshing but especially on stuffy plane rides! And Jose is never a fan of planes as I am so anything to help him relax is always good!
Thick scarf - I always carry this one crazy thick and long scarf with me on planes for as long as I could rememeber. It serves double duty! I look "fashionable" but mostly, it serves as a warm blanket when I get cold on the planes and in the airport!
Socks - I'm ALWAYS cold on planes, especially cos I wear flats, so I always make sure to carry a pair of socks with me so I can wear them thru the flight and be comfortable :) 
iPad - I JUST got my iPad last year and am SO EXCITED to bring it with me as an extra "to-do" in flight to keep the time going fast :) 
Large Carry On - I always carry my purse [which will be a camera bag this time around] and a second carry on bag [not luggage] to keep with me at my seat. This bag holds all the stuff above, plus any prescriptions and chargers we need. That way if we check our stuff and happen to lose our luggage, I have everything we absolutely need on hand with me! And I don't carry THIS particular Kate Spade bag with me, but I do carry another :) 

Oh this was so fun to write and made me 10x more excited for tomorrow! :)
 I'll be back next week to cram this blog with photos from our trip! Have a great week everyone!! 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Valentines Gift Guide [For Her]

With Valentines Day next week, it's time to start planning! Dinner and drinks? Quiet & cozy night at home? Movie date night? It's also to start daydreaming of what we'd love to be receiving as our Valentines gift [didn't anyone ever tell you Valentines is a girls holiday? meaning, guys do the buying. girls do the receiving. yeah i never followed that rule either] My ideal Valentines gift? This year, since we'll be at Disney, would simply be flowers and some champagne :) THAT would be awesome! Maaaybe a cute pair of Mickey Ears too to celebrate the occasion? :) 

Aren't you DYING over the raspberry colored KitchenAid Mixer?? Me too! 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

In my neck of the woods

Things have been REALLY hectic over here with me so sorry for being so quiet lately! Work has been insane and I'm just dying for this week to be over with. The plus side is We leave for Disneyworld in 7 days!! Even more of a reason to let this week go by quick at work. Not only that but working full-time than trying to get a full-time photography business on the side up and running is nuts. Saturday was my first actual day off all year with absolutely nothing to do and that's exactly what I did! I NEVER do that and it was fantastic. I need more days like that. 

So anyway! Here's just a little of what's been going on over here :) 

I never drank coffee.. until this year. Now it's completely necessary.

buying lots of pink to wear to Disney with rings & necklace from BaubleBar 

we had an epic taco night and I can't wait to host one when we have our own place :) 

my newest beauty obsessions - benefit erase paste and garnier bb cream

treated ourselves to our favorite macarons from NYC in this adorable little bowl :)