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Weekend Lounging & Epcot Adventures

I'm thankful things are starting to quiet down after the holidays although I always seem to find a way to make plans for the weekends so it's never 100% relaxing.

I did get some relaxation on Friday night. We watched the movie Let's Be Cops, which was pretty funny. Definitely a Redbox quality movie, if you know what I mean, but good enough for a quiet night at home.

On Saturday morning we met up with a couple friends at Epcot and went on some rides including Soarin' (my favorite) which is such a cool simulated ride where you fly above California in what seems like a helicopter but with your feet dangling below. 

After the rides we had some beer in Germany and some wine in Italy before heading to Morocco's Tangierine Cafe for a quick lunch/dinner.

Sunday was spent at home taking down some Christmas decorations, getting back on track with my recipes and of course spending time with K and Lola.

I love how she sleeps with her tongue sticking out.  haha

How was your weekend?

Joining the lovely Biana for weekending.

Disney Recap: Magic Kingdom & Epcot

I wanted to get my Disney recap out before the craziness of the holidays begins so I'm double posting today. 

About a month ago K and I bought Disney seasonal passes to have in time for my 31st birthday last weekend and to enjoy all year round since we live a short drive away. (I'm especially loving forward to the Food & Wine Festival next year.) I took Friday off of work and we headed to Magic Kingdom in the morning. 

We walked around to admire the all Christmas decorations, went in several shops on Main Street and went on a few rides including Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain and Peter Pan's Flight. 

Then it was time to head over to Epcot via the monorail and I was able to snap this photo of the Spaceship Earth ball. 

We started in Canada and went around to Japan, Italy, Norway, China, Morocco and all the other countries in between ending at Mexico. 

We had beer in Canada, warm sake in Japan, and some amazing wine in Italy. 

We enjoyed the sunset on the lake and stopped off at several of the shops including the Mexican market which has a bunch of fun stuff like piñatas and sombreros etc. Thankfully we avoided the tequila bar!!

After our drinking around the world adventures, we were ready for some dinner so picked the Marrakesh restaurant in Morocco since that just sounded exotic and it was. 

It was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday!

Weekending: Disney, Birthday & Wedding Fun

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

My weekend started on Thursday after work. K took me out for dinner and bought me a cute little cake to celebrate my 31st birthday.

Sorry for being MIA on Friday as I took the day off to go to Disney with the hubby and have a little staycation at a resort nearby. 

We spent most of the day at Magic Kingdom and went on a few of the main rides and rollercoasters. I'm going to post more about our Disney trip later this week since it was a fun-filled adventure and I got tons of photos.

We ended that day at Epcot to explore all the different countries and try different drinks and food from around the world. 

 We had dinner at Morroco's Marrakesh restaurant which was amazing!

After dinner, we headed back to the hotel and enjoyed our nighttime balcony view of the resort before crashing.

On Saturday (my actual birthday) we explored the huge resort and had some poolside lunch before heading up to the hotel room to get dressed for our friend's wedding.

The wedding ceremony was outdoors in the garden and the weather was perfect to tie the knot.

We had some fun in the photobooth taking funny photos with friends but also got a nice shot of our group looking "normal".

On Sunday, we checked out of the hotel and went for lunch at Seadog Brewing Company. We've been wanting to check out this place for a while now and were pleasantly surprised to find out they have $2.50 mimosas and bloody mary's on the weekend.
I had an amazing birthday weekend filled with so many fun festivities. Thirty one is treating me really well so far!

How was your weekend?

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup. 

Disney Bound + Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

I took the day off of work today to head out for a long weekend staycation near to Disney. I know I just did a 1-night hotel staycation last weekend for my company's holiday party but we're back at it again to celebrate my birthday and a friend's wedding tomorrow. Being a December baby makes the holidays even more hectic around here!

Luckily our Disney passholder wristbands arrived just in time for our trip today.

On Wednesday I met up with Kate for lunch at a modern cafe. We seriously work like a minute away from each other so it was about time we caught up over some lunch.

Rocksbox sent me this beautiful shine necklace as a little gift along with my 4th Rocksbox, which I'll post about the new pieces next week or sometime soon.

Snuggles with Lola every night has definitely been a highlight of my week.

Joining Amanda for a few of my favorites on this Friday.

Favorite Recipe: 

Pumpkin Gingerbread Trifle by Paige @ Tomatoes for Cucumbers

Favorite Funnies:

Favorite Purchases:

Favorite Holiday Giveaway:
Last day to enter Blue Chair Bay Rum's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. 

Enjoy the weekend!!

Thanksgiving & Disney Fun

Hope everyone enjoyed Thanksgiving (for those in the US) and the weekend.  

Lola went with us on a 2 hour road trip to spend Thanksgiving with my in-laws and extended family.

After Thanksgiving dinner, we went to visit a few friends and introduce everyone to Lola.

We headed back home and got some errands and cleaning done. I put up our Christmas tree and started decorating for the holidays. We also watched the UCF game, ordered Chinese food and had an early night since we were pretty tired from all the Thanksgiving traveling and early mornings with Lola.

We headed to Disney with Kate and her hubby. We went to Animal Kingdom first to do the safari ride and walk around the park.

We saw a ton of animals including elephants, hippos, giraffes, rhinos, zebras and more.

We then headed over to Hollywood Studios to do a few rides and check out some Christmas shops.

After Disney, we all headed to my place to cook up some dinner and hang out by the firepit with Lola. Kate and her hubby loved playing with Lola since they also have an English bulldog, Roxy.

Sunday was a Home Dept and errands kind of day to get some final Christmas decorations. I've already overloaded you with photos so will do a Christmas post when everything is completed.

Hope you had a great weekend!

Joining Biana for Weekending and Leeann for Monday Morning Gossip.