Sunday, January 16, 2022

Basin White at Disney for an Interactive Experience and Personalized Souvenirs.

 If you only ever visit the beautiful and expansive lobby of  Disney's  Grand Floridian Resort, you might actually miss one of our favorite little shops, Basin White.  Basin White, or often just called Basin's is a shop that sells soaps and bath products.  

You can make your visit somewhat "interactive" if you wish and you can pick up some pretty inexpensive and practical souvenirs.  What I like most about Basin White is not only all the amazing scents, but you can basically "build your own" products/souvenirs.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

The New Year & Some Favorite Holiday Disney Items


Yay, we made it through the first week of the New Year!  I hope you all had a nice Holiday season. We had a really nice Christmas with family and are ready to be back on the blog with more Disney and Lifestyle content for 2022! Today I will start putting away the rest of the Christmas decorations but before I do, I wanted to share some of the Disney Holiday merchandise I've acquired this season.

 Most of these items came from the Disney Parks, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Banana Cabana at Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

 On of our our non-park days, we were meeting up with one of our friends.  We decided to take her for a ride on the Skyliner and visit some of the near by resorts.  One of our stops was Caribbean Beach.  We hadn't been to Caribbean Beach in forever so it was nice to walk around.  We decided we would stay here for lunch. Our first choice was going to be Sebastian's Bisto  since we had heard how good the food was there but at the time, Sebastian's was one of the restaurants that had not "re-opened" yet. 

              However, right next door was Banana Cabana so we thought we would give that a try.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

The Best Train Adventure for Dogs

 I anticipated Fall to be so great this year.  I had plans to go to a dinner theater, take Sybie on a train ride for her birthday, go to Disney World for the Food and Wine Festival, and even run my first race since 2019!  Not to mention that the weather is just always so beautiful here in Fall, so I looked forward to walking and running on my favorite trail. It was going to be a great time of year!

Instead I ended up getting very sick and was laid up in the house for several weeks. I totally missed the transition to fall,  the trip to Disney, the race, and all the peaceful walks/runs on my favorite trail.  As I recovered I developed some health problems, and then one of my good friends whom I loved very much got sick and passed away very quickly.  What is suppose to be such a great time of year turned out to be one of the lowest points in my life.   It's been tough.  But before all this happened, I am thankful that we did get to take Sybie on an adventure for her 2nd birthday. It's the little things!

How it started: Over the summer we discovered that Sybie was intrigued by trains.  Every time she would hear a train, she would stop what she was doing and stare so intently in the direction the sound was coming from. If you've ever seen a lab stare so intently, it is the cutest thing.  

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Mandara Spa at Disney


Our last Disney trip was longer than usual so we knew we wanted to check out one of the spas one day. Unfortunately the Senses Spa at Saratoga Springs and Grand Floridian were not operating  while we were there (Summer of 2021).  Fortunately the full service spa at Disney's Swan Resort was operating!

Thursday, September 30, 2021

September Wrap Up -Coffee Date

 Happy October Friends! Are you ready for all things Fall? But first, I'm here to recap all that happened in September for our virtual coffee date! 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Harvest Festival 5K Race


We are back with another race recap! Last weekend I ran our local Harvest Festival 5k. I was happy to see that this race returned this year since it canceled last year. There are so many great things about local races. Small race size, easy parking, and a real restroom.