Tale As Old As Time~ Peyton is Engaged❤️

First met when they were fours years old (Wedding) Friends/School-Mates since Kindergarten Crush since eighth grade Started dating as sophomores in high school at age 14 First date was a Christian Music Concert “Winter Jam” Congratulations Love Bugs! We love you both and couldn’t be happier. Now enjoy your 🎼adventure in the great wide somewhere!🎼

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Revamped “Planet Hollywood” Observatory at Disney Springs, Food Review!

  The stars alined at the redesigned “Planet Hollywood” Observatory at Disney Springs! At first glance, it was similar in appearance, minus the large white stars and staircase on the cylindrical outer building, upon closer inspection, it shined in comparison to its former self! “My palate and tummy had the good fortune of tasting the deliciousness…

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Happy 84th Birthday Daddy!

We love you very much! Looking forward to your birthday weekend in your favorite home away from home~ Hot Springs, Arkansas! Happy Birthday Daddy🎁 

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“Le Cellier” Steakhouse Review in Epcot’s “Canada” Pavilion, eh!

I’ve heard Disney dorks rave about Canada’s pride and joy “Le Cellier” Steakhouse for an eternity. Anytime this Signature Dining steakhouse was mentioned, the next two words were inevitably Cheese Soup and Pretzel Bread! I’ve actually sampled both at Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival on more than one occasion. At no time, did either make me hop onboard the tasty train….

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Avatar Flight of Passage Attraction

Hello Disney dorks and welcome to Pandora The World of Avatar, located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park! I have a secret to share with you, Animal Kingdom is my least favorite theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, we only visit the park every other trip. With that said, we were surprisingly enthusiastic to…

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“Best Friends Pet Care” at Walt Disney World Resort!

While the family’s away the pets will play! Ever wonder if your fur babies can participate in the magic at Walt Disney World Resort? Yes, they can, if you are staying at Fort Wilderness Campground in a Tent or RV, designated “pet” site, otherwise Best Friends Pet Care at Walt Disney World Resort is an enchanted option. Your pawsome pet…

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Happy 18th Birthday Logan!

Logan, you’ve grown into a fine young man and grown out of your toys. But in my heart, you’ll always be my baby boy! Happy 18th Birthday, We love you!

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Unexpected Value at Disney Parks!

Originally posted on Travel, Family & Fun rolled into one!:
In Louisiana, we call it Lagniappe- A little something extra! Does Mickey love Minnie? Is Goofy, well Goofy? Was Walt Disney imaginative? I could go on, but the answer would stay the same; unequivocally YES, I feel Disney is worth the expense and here are…

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge “Roaring Forks” 2017 Refurb. Review

  Location~ Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort Date~ July 2017 Posse~ My family which included; Myself, Hubby, Peyton & Logan Story~ Come along with my gang as we explore the recent refurbishments to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Roaring Forks quick service restaurant. Impression~ Aesthetically very outdoorsy and pleasing to the eye, fits in well with the Wilderness Lodge theme….

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Fortuitous “Turn of Events” at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa!

We just arrived home from our magical vacay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. We had a fantastical Disney-cation as always, but this trip involved an unusual plot twist. We booked club level outer building~ Sugar Loaf for our seven night stay. In case you didn’t know, The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa has two different club levels, one in the…

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Walt Disney World Resort “Express Bus Service” Discontinued 8/2017

Disney offers a service that transports Walt Disney World Resort visitors from one park to another, its called Express Bus Service. If you’re willing to pay the additional cost and you currently have an Annual Pass or Park Hopper tickets it just might fit your touring style. The cost is $19 per person for a single day of service and $29…

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My Favorite Souvenir Shop in each Walt Disney World Resort Park!

What better place to spend your hard earned money than at the most magical place on earth. Even the fellas are going to throw their mouse ears into the ring and make it rain, rain, rain. Souvenir shopping at Walt Disney World Resort is sort of unique and here’s the answer to your why. Where else…

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In a Blink of an Eye~ Logan Graduated!

​ ​ Everyone’s heard the old adage in a “blink of an eye” especially in reference to growing children. In a “blink of an eye” they’ll be walking, in a “blink of an eye” they’ll go to kindergarten and in a “blink of an eye” they’ll graduate from high-school. I took this into consideration as my children grew, reminding myself constantly through the…

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Tinker Bell or Stinker Bell!

Bath time is normally a moment of relaxation, a time for introspection or just a way to repose after a long week, add a little Moscato and some candles and voila! But, when its time to bathe your cat, it can be downright frightening for you and your furry friend! It’s not an equal playing field, cats have claws and we do not. Tinker Bell’s bath-time didn’t really go…

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What does a Q-tip and a Banana have in common?!?!

Apparently my dad…. He jumped into my car the other day with one banana and one Q-tip. I thought that’s odd, the Q-tip part; he literally eats a banana every single time he gets into my car, even if I’m taking him out to eat. I said, “what are you going to do with the…

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Peyton Left to Her Own Devices!

My nineteen year old daughter Peyton loves to sing and sounds quite lovely. She’s fortunate she did not inherit her chops from me, as I’m literally the most awful singer on the planet. I’m so pathetic my hubby jokes that I can’t even hold a tune when humming or whistling, now that’s bad with a capital B………A & D!  Peyton especially enjoys singing when my hubby…

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Key west, Florida’s Hidden Gem “The Galleon Resort” Review!

Thanksgiving 2016,  my parents in addition to my hubby and kiddos; enjoyed a memorable vacay at Key West’s hidden gem, The Galleon Resort! Tucked away two blocks from Duval Street and right down from Mallory Square this slice of heaven was better than their infamous Key Lime Pie. Located right next door to Key West, Florida’s…

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Disney’s Polynesian Village “Club Level” Resort Review!

Aloha friends, follow along as we take a lookie-loo at my family’s recent vacation to Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. This was our sixth stay at our favorite Hawaiian themed oasis and that also makes it our sixth club level experience here as well. Hang loose for the journey!]The Gosdin’s have arrived with our handmade Mickey Ears in tow at Orlando International Airport,…

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Funny of the Day!

OMG, what am I going to do with my teenage son! I made homemade chicken & dumplings for lunch today. My son beckoned me to the bathroom door where I heard him eating, so I asked “Logan are you eating chicken & dumplings while in the bathtub?” He answered “Yep, can you bring me more!”…

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Flashback Friday

My children at Epcot Flower and Garden Festival one week ago!

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Most Magical Place On Earth!

I’m blessed to have my parents live nearby for many reasons, but that’s not where this story takes us …….with that said- we recently hit them up for pet sitting while on our latest Disney trip. I left them in charge of two dogs, one cat and two same sex parakeets. I thought I was…

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“Disney” Giveaway ~ Hooray!

Ten lucky bloggers get to experience a different side of Disney this Fall. Follow along our journey and enjoy the assemblage of outdoorsy and some not-so outdoorsy bloggers as we venture out of our usual Disney bubble and into the Wilderness, Fort Wilderness Campground, that is! Follow along our Disney Glamping Retreat!#GlampingBloggerRetreat17 The Glamping Bloggers Retreat…

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“Disney Dorks” What makes up the Disney Community?

Websites, blogs, vlogs and podcasts bring people together in all sorts of ways via travel, dating, food, and most importantly friendship. I can truly say that there is no better relationship than a Disney friendship.  The Disney community is a melting pot of kind-hearted, unique, Peter Pan-syndrome dorks and I’m proud to be one of them….

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24th Annual EPCOT “International Flower & Garden Festival”

March 1-May 29th, 2017 My family’s favorite time of year is springtime and there’s no place we would rather be than our charming home-away-from-home Walt Disney World Resort. What a happenstance, it’s the same time as EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival. Whimsical landscaping is a given with Disney throughout the year, but Epcot International…

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“Club Level” Benefits at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Club Level (CL) is a higher level of service (magic) you can select at an additional cost when staying at select Walt Disney World Resort Hotels. My family enjoyed club level at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and also Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The “POLY” is hands down my family’s favorite on-property deluxe accommodation and the King Kamehameha Club is no doubt our front-runner. Disney is renowned for extraordinary…

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Disney’s “Port Orleans Riverside” Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside is relatively large, it is our favorite moderate resort and reminiscent of our family’s Louisiana heritage. It is located in the Disney Springs resort area of Walt Disney World Resort.  There are so many extras with POR; you will definitely get more bang for your buck.  For instance: Its sister resort Port Orleans…

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Real-Life Prince Hubby Moment!

It’s the small things in a marriage that count! Alert- bragging hubby moment… Let me set the scene~ I was decorating for CHRISTmas, resembling Princess Ratchet (NOT a Disney princess); sporting my Disney tiara while wearing ill-fitted yoga pants with no makeup on, hubby chillin’ on his beloved recliner watching sports and the kids were at…

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Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary!

20 years of Wedded Bliss equals 7,304 Days Together, 175,316 Hours, 10,512,000 Minutes, 2 heathen teens, 1 soulmate 4-ever😍 Thank you for our wondrous ride thus far. I adore you! Happy 20th to my favorite partner in crime:)

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VOTE!

We did #family! It’s your turn…Every #Vote counts!

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Tyler Perry’s “Boo” A Madea Halloween, Movie Review

Boo! A Madea Halloween 2016 · 1hr 43min · Comedy Release date: Oct 21, 2016 (United States) Director: Tyler Perry Let me preface this by saying that I personally do NOT like scary movies! #1) I’m afraid of the dark, #2) I don’t particularly like chilling books #3) or poems #4) and if a screeching…

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The Lodge at Mountaineer Square

    Location, location, location! The absolute hotspot in Mount Crested Butte is located right here. Want the perfect hotspot without the hot-mess that comes along with it? You found it at “The Lodge!” We’ve visited Mount Crested Butte, Colorado many times and love The Lodge at Mountaineer Square for its location, size and décor….

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Disney Springs “Entertainment”

3 of 3 Part Series Awe, there is nothing like sipping a margarita from Dockside Margaritas while people-watching at Disney Springs. “Disney” people-watching takes on a life of its own; you’ve got your Princesses, Goofy dads, Pirates, and of course Queens, ahem! It is its own form of entertainment; you never know what you will…

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Disney Springs “Shopping”

2 of 3 Part Series Heigh-Ho, Heigh-Ho it’s off to Disney Springs “Shopping” we go. Ladies, do you love to shop, DOPEY question, huh? Come on hubbies, don’t be BASHFUL if you’re like my hubby then you probably do too! You’ll be HAPPY to know that everything on your wish list can be found in one magical place, so…

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Disney Springs “Dining”

1 of 3 Part Series Downtown Disney has transformed itself into an idyllic, wondrous town, right out of a storybook. The change has definitely been for the better, as it offers more dining, shopping, and entertainment venues and fantastical theming to go along with it. The shoe finally fits; Disney Springs harmonizes perfectly with Walt…

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Not So Hidden Costs with Cruising

A common misconception with cruises is that once you pay for the cruise, it’s paid in full, all-inclusive if you will, wrongo! This is NOT the case, everything depends on the cruise line and/or add-ons you may have pre-purchased. When pricing a cruise make sure you compare apples to apples or in this case, cruise…

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“Must Do’s” at Walt Disney World Resort!

Some authentically “Disneyesque” things to do during your first or your twentieth trip the most magical place on earth. My hubby threw in a few pearls of wisdom in the mix; so make sure you notice his goodwill gestures, lol! *Ride the Walt Disney World Monorail- It’s a uniquely magical experience. How many monorails have…

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Give me your~ Bad Mom-ism’s

We all have those days where we just aren’t feeling Mommy-ish. I will preface this by saying; I love my sweet, kind, funny family and cherish being a stay-at-home mom. But in “real life” most days, I and I’m sure you, if you’re being truly honest want to grab your children by their toes and swing…

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GIVEAWAY ~ Cooking Up the Magic of Disney at Home ~ GIVEAWAY!

We WANT you; one lucky winner will win all 3! If you’re a BOSS in the Kitchen and a Disney dork like me, then your family will delight with all three Disney gadgets. Decorate your kitchen and fill your tummy with the cuteness of my main mouse Mickey as your magical sidekick. OK ladies. Open to residents…

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Nail Day!

Lavender Relieve – your ordinary spa becomes EXTRAORDINARY! 

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My Hubby’s Annoying Addiction! 

My hubby has a very bad habit, obsession, dare I say, an annoying addiction that we’ve never shared with anyone. I cannot, I will not keep his dirty secret any longer. He repeatedly, incessantly, literally nonstop shows us videos, memes or photos from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram (new fave). You’re probably thinking “Wow, the…

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