Monday, March 25, 2013

eShakti Dress Review


The dress I'm wearing is the "Strapless Cotton Poplin Dress" with straps added (it looks like the red isn't currently available): http://www.eshakti.com/Product/CL0025937/Strapless-cotton-poplin-dress

eShakti review from last year: http://youtu.be/Fy7_bhkioYo

Sunday, March 24, 2013

30th Birthday Disney Trip: Part 3

Friday, March 1st

Friday was our Magic Kingdom day. I let Chauncey sleep in and headed to the park by myself. I had seen on Facebook and Twitter that author Ridley Pearson was going to be in the MK that same day! If you don't know who Ridley Pearson is he's the author of the Kingdom Keepers series of books (they're really good books, if you are a Disney fan and a fan of adventure type books i.e. the Harry Potter variety you'll probably enjoy the Kingdom Keepers). Ridley had Tweeted a picture of where he was filming something for Disney and I knew exactly where he was, at the old Swan Boat landing that's down by the moat of the castle on your way to Tomorrowland from the Hub. As they were filming I went and grabbed something to eat and stake out a spot so I could catch Ridley when they finished Sandi when she showed up. Sandi showed up about the same time they finished filming and I managed to catch Ridley!

Filming

He even gave me a birthday hug and Tweeted about our meeting with a picture!

Not long after Chauncey met showed up along with another friend, Gail. And we all hung out in the Magic Kingdom.




Of course we had to go see Mickey!





We had lunch at Be Our Guest (read my review on lunch at BOG here!)

The suits of armor are made in Spain

Hidden Mickey!










Limited Time Magic: The Dapper Dans Sing Boy Bands



Sandi and Gail eventually left but we hung out to watch the Main Street Electrical Parade






Thursday, March 14, 2013

30th Birthday Disney Trip: Part 2

Thursday, February 28th

Today was our first full day in the parks and we were spending it in my favorite, the Studios! We arrived at park opening and started off with grabbing Fastpasses for Toy Story Midway Mania. I went to grab something to eat while Chauncey walked through "One Man's Dream". Our friend Sandi showed up and we hung out near the Sorcerer's Hat for the Citizens of Hollywood to come out for their first set.








Bo Wrangler

Dara Vamp

Ben Appetite

Dorma Nesmond

Daley Reels

Officer Percival Peabody

Officer William Club (which I just got his name, William...Bill...Billy...billy club!)

$helby Mayer



Evie Starlight




We then parted ways with Sandi so that Chauncey and I could make our ADR at Sci-Fi Dine In, one of our favorite restaurants!




Fried pickles! LOVE!

Buffalo popcorn chicken

St. Louis style ribs with cole slaw and baked beans


Peanut butter and chocolate lava cake

Then we stalked saw the Citizens again

Jack Diamond and I

I asked Dara how much she had drank that day, she said not enough!



Jack does some great card tricks and sleight of hand

Dara wasn't impressed

Jack of Diamonds, Jack's favorite card





I picked up this hat, isn't it fab!

These pictures will make more sense once I post the video....










Dara loved my hat

Officer Peabody was excited he got Colton's autograph

We then saw the Beauty and the Beast stage show, something we had never done before. It's the story of BatB in a musical (yet abridged) version.













We stopped into the Tune In Lounge for a couple of adult beverages


We decided to catch Fantasmic! since we hadn't seen it since our honeymoon.