The Happiest Place on Earth

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What do you get when you mix great friends and a mouse together?!  THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH!!  Okay, so we might’ve been the oldest people there with no kids- but when you have a great group of friends and place them all at the happiest place on earth- age ain’t nothing but a number!  This was seriously the #BESTDAYEVRRRR with breakfast in the morning at La Brea Bakery and ending our night together at the Anaheim Packing District.

I’ve never been to Disneyland at 8am before so I wanted to try their cute Mickey shaped pancakes and waffles BUT I didn’t realize you have to make reservations in advance to eat at the Carnation Cafe.  So we recreated our pancakes to look like “Mickey” or more like Mickey’s friend “Mike” and snapped a few pictures of our yummy breakfast- Turkey Sausage Frittata, Cinnamon French Toast, and Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes.  

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Then we headed to the castle to take some fun shots with our ears ready in hand.  The weather was beautiful and the holiday decorations on the castle looked so pretty against the bright blue skies.  We wanted to maximize our time before the crowds came and snapped tons of shots in front of the castle before it got too crowded!

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I’m so glad that my friends are foodies and looked up some hidden spots at Disneyland that people overlook because we wouldn’t expect to find LOBSTER ROLLS in the park.  Theme parks always make me feel hungry, so I don’t even think it was time to eat lunch yet- but who could resist lobster rolls and clam chowder bread bowls with tapatio too!  Mmmm…it was so good!!  Take a look!

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It was actually nice that the sun sets early because at 5pm we made our way to It’s a Small World and couldn’t help but notice the millions of lights beaming from across the way!  As soon as you got closer to the ride, your jaw dropped and your happy dance started!  We were there for over an hour snapping away (as you can tell from the pictures below) and tried out different angles so we could get the perfect shot.  Then on our way out, we stopped by the castle again and this time the night shots were just magical!  It gave the castle an entirely different look…it was so pretty!!

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It was time for dinner, so we headed over to the Anaheim Packing District to grab some food and dessert!  It was my first time there and talk about cute!  The space is brightly lit up, there are plenty of nooks where people can sit and eat, and the variety of foods looked great.  If you’re in the area, stop by and check it out!  There’s so much to eat and see and just enjoy! I loved it!!

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Thank you everyone for spending the entire day with me!!! I love each and everyone of you to the moon and back!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

Gingerbread House Party Feature

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For my monthly DIY party planning over at Established California, I chose to do a fun spread on getting your girlfriends together to create not your ordinary gingerbread house…but a SPARKLY one using glitter, gold, and washi tape!  I wanted to think outside of the norm and create a more themed party using red, green, and white candies instead of the usual colorful assortment that comes with the kit.

Now, for some washi fun!  We washi tape everything…presents, cards, boxes, etc., and since it’s so easy to pick some up ($1 bins at Target and even Scotch makes some) why not washi a gingerbread house which is less messy and more fun to decorate with!  There are so many fun colors and prints right now at Target so it’ll be easy to find which ones you want to set up and buy.

Click here to view the post on www.establishedcalifornia.com and read more about adding some sparkles to your holiday decor!

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Birthday Surprises!

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I had an entire weekend of celebrating my birthday and I felt so loved by my family and friends! I love celebrating anyone’s birthday because I love surprising them with gifts and love watching their reactions as they open their presents- it’s the best feeling!  My family started  celebrating on Friday night by surprising me with my favorite treats and goodies.  I am so lucky!!

Then the following day I went out to eat with Peter at my FAVORITE sushi spot…Sushi Zo in DTLA.  Uhhh-mazing!!! Every piece of sushi melts in your mouth and I’m speechless after every bite- it’s that good!!

Then we continued the celebration over at Established California’s holiday party at The Doughroom on the west side.  The venue was cute with a great spot for a photo booth area and an outdoor patio with seats and tables too!  I had fun meeting all the girls and  took some cute photo booth pictures with #DIY emoticons in full effect!

It was truly a great night celebrating my 34th birthday!!

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