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Old 02-23-2013, 06:29 PM   #3166
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Going to try to catch up a bit while I am making dinner! Been tenderloin roast and lobster tails tonight, YUMMY!!!!!

Candace - you know you dont have to ask me twice about Happy Hour I'll probably open a bottle wine with dinner tonight. Oh, thanks, I just downloaded the Monsters Inc app You know we sleep in and get a late start too...it is what works for my family. Oh and the cards and complaints are about MIL not my mom, thank goodness! Thankfully my mom is a sane loving person

Linda - I think planning your 2014 Universal trip is a great way to pass the time until you can book your 2013 Disney trip What did you decide about the resort for Universal?

Lacey - why split the adult trip? What is the draw with Swan and Dolphin? I priced it out once and with the extra resort fees (and parking for us) it really was not that much of a savings over a WDW property.

KOOK - hope you and DD had a good day volunteering. I always feel so good after I help others, love that warm fuzzy feeling

Wookie - I was a pumper too, DS20 was in NICU, so my only option, then DS9 was so tiny and like you I was soooooo large it just didn't work. Then DD just had no interest in latching, EVER.....so pumped I did.

Dani - we switched to stevia long ago, before it was mainstream and I agree like the artificial sweeteners, less is more. I think maybe a mix of honey and stevia will help with the aftertaste. I cant wait to go through your pins and find some more yummy recipes Hope work wasn't too bad today.

Okay time to get back to dinner, hope everyone is having a great day!

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I haven't decided on a Universal Hotel yet. I've been spending a lot of time on their Dis threads. From what the "experts" have been saying it doesn't really look like I'll need the express pass since I'm going in a slower time. I think I may just book the new moderate hotel especially if you can pool hop to the other hotels. I've also been looking at Universal APs .... wow so much cheaper! And they let you make monthly payments! Might as well book something cuz I can always change .... right?
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I haven't decided on a Universal Hotel yet. I've been spending a lot of time on their Dis threads. From what the "experts" have been saying it doesn't really look like I'll need the express pass since I'm going in a slower time. I think I may just book the new moderate hotel especially if you can pool hop to the other hotels. I've also been looking at Universal APs .... wow so much cheaper! And they let you make monthly payments! Might as well book something cuz I can always change .... right?
Yes, you can always CHANGE When is the new resort expected to open? Hopefully there will be more feedback well before you go! For us the Universal AP's are that much less than WDW and we can pay both monthly but for whatever reason, DH likes to pay them in full
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:29 PM   #3168
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I've also been looking at Universal APs .... wow so much cheaper! And they let you make monthly payments! Might as well book something cuz I can always change .... right?
Oh no, why did you mention that?! I just went to look. Holy SCHMOLEY! Between you and Pas and Janet!




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Oh no, why did you mention that?! I just went to look. Holy SCHMOLEY! Between you and Pas and Janet!




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Have you been to US/IoA since HP went in? It is truly amazing and a MUST see!!!!
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Yes, you can always CHANGE When is the new resort expected to open? Hopefully there will be more feedback well before you go! For us the Universal AP's are that much less than WDW and we can pay both monthly but for whatever reason, DH likes to pay them in full
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The new hotel is suppose to open sometime in 2014. When I've been on the website it is allowing me to book for May 2014 .... I didn't check for any earlier in the year. I think I may book for Oct 2014 and then wait and see exactly what perks are offered ... pool hopping, express front of the line and early entry .... but for $108 per night for the days I want to go sounds like a deal to me. The regular hotel rooms are 300 sq ft .... in Disney terms is that between the size of POP and POR?
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Have you been to US/IoA since HP went in? It is truly amazing and a MUST see!!!!
I haven't and I heard that a whole lot more new stuff is going in the next couple of years.
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The new hotel is suppose to open sometime in 2014. When I've been on the website it is allowing me to book for May 2014 .... I didn't check for any earlier in the year. I think I may book for Oct 2014 and then wait and see exactly what perks are offered ... pool hopping, express front of the line and early entry .... but for $108 per night for the days I want to go sounds like a deal to me. The regular hotel rooms are 300 sq ft .... in Disney terms is that between the size of POP and POR?
That is a PHENOMENAL rate!! I don't remember the exact amount but I know we paid A LOT more than that for PBH when we stayed there. 300 sq. ft. really isn't bad either!
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That is a PHENOMENAL rate!! I don't remember the exact amount but I know we paid A LOT more than that for PBH when we stayed there. 300 sq. ft. really isn't bad either!
And look at the price of the family suites .... amazing! When you were there did you feel that you really needed the front of the line? What month were you there?
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I haven't and I heard that a whole lot more new stuff is going in the next couple of years.
If all the expansion rumors are true HP will expand to US by a Hogwarts Express! I also read that the Simpsons ride area is being expanded to a Springfield themed area, which will be fun! The kids are already asking to go back to US/IoA now that we have done WDW so much. It will be exciting to see what happens with the rumors
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:56 PM   #3175
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My drink of choice tonight will be Stella.....and she will be enjoyed soon!

Oh, and ok....your MIL.....didn't mean to confuse her....either way, sorry you have to deal with her.

Your dinner sounds amazing BTW, you should post some food porn!
I forgot to comment on the mom/MIL issue, I guess happy hour got in the way I have to say MIL is on a different planet and the things she says and does are incomprehensible. But thankfully I can say she did NOT raise DH, his grandparents did. He always kept in touch with her though, so she is part of our lives
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Hi Ladies....All this talk about healthy eating is really inspiring. So much so that I am even more ill about how much overeating we did today at my parents for dinner! My mom pushes more and more food on us like crazy!! It was my favorite, honey garlic and sweet and sour ribs with rice and broccoli though. I can say no to her but DH just kept at it...I was like ! And then strawberry shortcake for dessert!!

Anyhoo, I love them though.

Nothing new to report over here...talked to a co-worker of mine today who had a stay at POR, and loved it, so that made me feel really good about Nov.

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Thar she blows...



Cheers, my pals.

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Jen: Will send you a reply tomorrow! (Worried I might typo at this point. ) Absolutely love that idea.
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Hi Ladies....All this talk about healthy eating is really inspiring. So much so that I am even more ill about how much overeating we did today at my parents for dinner! My mom pushes more and more food on us like crazy!! It was my favorite, honey garlic and sweet and sour ribs with rice and broccoli though. I can say no to her but DH just kept at it...I was like ! And then strawberry shortcake for dessert!!

Anyhoo, I love them though.

Nothing new to report over here...talked to a co-worker of mine today who had a stay at POR, and loved it, so that made me feel really good about Nov.

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Good food is good food, and you shouldn't feel guilty! My drawn butter with my lobster was scrumptious
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(I need to switch to wine.)

Jen: Will send you a reply tomorrow! (Worried I might typo at this point. ) Absolutely love that idea.
LMAO! DH had one glass of wine with dinner, and well the bottle is empty I am thinking it was spread out over enough hours that I am safe that I am sage to mix tonight

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So how's this for planning .... I can't book my Nov 2013 DVC stay for another couple of months so I think what I'll do is book a Universal stay for Oct 2014!
:-). Love it! We haven't done Universal yet but my kids will love it since they are big coaster fans!
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Sorry my day got away from me again I'll catch up latter for sure!

Lacey - regular flour now gets replaced with some combination of rice flour, millet flour, sorghum flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, and xantham gum. Depends on the recipe.

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I don't know what happened to my post! It started with - look's great Melissa! And then, what did you use for flour. So sorry if that sounded rude without the first sentence! They did look scrumptious!
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Going to try to catch up a bit while I am making dinner! Been tenderloin roast and lobster tails tonight, YUMMY!!!!!
Lacey - why split the adult trip? What is the draw with Swan and Dolphin? I priced it out once and with the extra resort fees (and parking for us) it really was not that much of a savings over a WDW property.

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We want to possibly do the Food and Wine Classic at the S/D. The package rate is stellar. So if we do that, it will be nice to stumble to the room afterwards. Unlike F&W, this one is all you can eat and drink.
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Oops, it's all gone already 8 lobster tails and most of the beef tenderloin is gone....everyone has full bellies And to top it off we opened a bottle of Lust Zinfandel!!!!

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I got my coconut oil in the mail today. I researched it and found this company to be AWESOME and they use glass jars instead of plastic, so no BPA contamination. I had my first green smoothie this morning and it was AWESOME! There are a couple of Yahoo! groups for Vitamix users to share tips and recipes. The woman who runs one of the groups is an independent demonstrator and she is super friendly and really helpful. If you want the links to the groups just let me know.

I made one of my pinned recipes tonight. It was the caprese chicken. Is is phenomenal! I added some fresh mozzarella at the end for some healthy fat. It really came out tasty.

I really, honestly think my Lily will have me coming up to her kindergarten classroom for some "bees" time while the other kids are having snacks. At least it's healthy! The only "cow's milk" she has is with cereal, but I'm going to switch her to almond milk. And I'm going to make the milk at home in my vitamix! My parents are SO over this Vitamix already. Since I am off tomorrow I will be whipping up fresh butter, mayo, and salad dressings.



Dinner at your place sounds awesome!

I used to use agave nectar until I stumbled upon an article pointing out that the nectar is basically glorified high fructose corn syrup. I gave it up after that. It was very enlightening. I also read a very fascinating article about weight loss and toxins. It basically said that people who have a hard time losing weigh/gain very quickly and do NOT have a thyroid issue can usually attribute their weight issues to their body using fat cells as storage for toxins. Instead of releasing the toxins into the bloodstream, the body clings to fat cells and encapsulates the toxins in them. I don't know how much of it is true, but it is an interesting theory.

Candace I have pinned some very interesting cocktail and sangria recipes. I can't wait to make them when it gets warmer!

Okay I am off to clean up dinner and make the kids some "dessert." (They're having smoothies. )
I followed you on Pinterest! I definitely want the yahoo sites if you don't mind to post! I already had my glass of wine tonight. Dh is chaperoning the school mixer with the two oldest. Lilly is right here with me watching Good Luck Charlie!
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:-). Love it! We haven't done Universal yet but my kids will love it since they are big coaster fans!

I don't know what happened to my post! It started with - look's great Melissa! And then, what did you use for flour. So sorry if that sounded rude without the first sentence! They did look scrumptious!

We want to possibly do the Food and Wine Classic at the S/D. The package rate is stellar. So if we do that, it will be nice to stumble to the room afterwards. Unlike F&W, this one is all you can eat and drink.

Oh yummmmmmmm! I love lobster!


I followed you on Pinterest! I definitely want the yahoo sites if you don't mind to post! I already had my glass of wine tonight. Dh is chaperoning the school mixer with the two oldest. Lilly is right here with me watching Good Luck Charlie!
This is her website.

And here are Group 1 and Group 2. I also ordered a dry container from Lea Ann. She was able to give it to me for $100 with free shipping and included the spatula set. I got a really awesome dual sided one from Amazon though and it totally rocks.
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