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Old 09-10-2012, 09:43 PM   #316
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I love the bow/headband! It's adorable!!

As a Maleficent fan, I totally dig the luggage tag.

Also: have you ever tried the corn dog nuggets at Casey's Corner? Because they are probably one of my top Disney foods.
Oh yay, thank you! I had no idea how it'd turn out, and it's better than I expected, which is always great!

YAY! Amy really likes it! She is a huuuuge fan so I'm glad it turned out well.

Ohhh yes, I most definitely tried those nugs during our last trip.. They were so good! I will definitely get them again, not even a question.


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Squeeeeeeee!! Love the headband! Now I wanna make some!
You totally should! They're crazy easy to make! And if you do, you must show them off to me!

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1. I love that headband, but you already knew that.

2. Displaying those pins...I'm totally working on a project for ours, which I'll probably finish Tuesday, because I am a craft-aholic, too.

3. There was a third thing....I think. I don't remember. I'm sure I will approximately .938 seconds after hitting "reply".
Hahaha, yes I did... and I'm glad you <3 it! Oh, you must show me your pin display!! I am very excited to start working on ours.. That'll probably be something we start once we're back from our trips.

Did you think of what the 3rd thing was?!


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You already know I love that headband, but those luggage tags are amazing, as well! Look at you, Little Miss Craftypants!
Haha, I put in my craft pants this weekend, I swear! I love it though, it's way too fun and it's super relaxing, honestly! The luggage tags were my first time designing something like that and I'm pretty happy with them!

Let me know if you make the headbands for the girls!


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LOVE LOVE LOVE your nerdy-craftiness!! Those are so cute!! I cannot wait to see the other headbands. What a fun day Saturday, I was drooling all over the food shots. You should totally enter your Vinylmation! Do you have any ideas of unique ways you could display them?
Haha I'm a mega craft nerd.. and proud of it! Saturday was such a fun day, but went by tooooo fast. Wompwomp. (I realize I totally said slow when I meant fast, bahaha).

I might try and enter them... though I have no idea how I'd display them... Maybe I can find an awesome way to make a Mickey head with them or something! Hmmm, I'll have to start thinking about this..

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:51 AM   #317
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The fair looks like so much fun!!! That sweet potato fry concoction looks really awesome!

I LOVE your hair bow!!! And your luggage tag!! I wish I were crafty and creative like that!!
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:27 AM   #318
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Aaaaahhhhh, it's like excitement overload! The pins - the headband - the luggage tags - the FOOD!
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:35 AM   #319
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The fair looks like so much fun!!! That sweet potato fry concoction looks really awesome!

I LOVE your hair bow!!! And your luggage tag!! I wish I were crafty and creative like that!!
It was a lot of fun! One of our favorite annual traditions, fur srue... And that Candy Cone was seriously tasty! I wasn't sure about it but then I had a bite and it was super tasty.

Hey, it's actually not too hard to be crafty, I promise! I actually just made 3 more headbands last night (and I will be posting those here in the next few days!) that came out pretty adorable. Maybe I'll post how to make them at some point!


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Aaaaahhhhh, it's like excitement overload! The pins - the headband - the luggage tags - the FOOD!
Hahaha I know, when I went to post that update I was like... WHOA I have SO much awesome stuff to show off! I'm looking forward to in a few days showing off some photos of more headbands I'm working on, too! I think this might be my new addiction, making these headbands!
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:35 PM   #320
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Can't wait to see the new head bands!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:00 PM   #321
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I wanted to get in an update before we leave for our little weekend getaway tomorrow. No cell phone service, no TV, no internet... It is going to be AMAZING.

We're heading up to Mount Rainier and it's one of my favorite weekend getaways that we do!

I'm planning on reading lots of Harry Potter (I'm a dork, reading through books 3-7 for the first time!), enjoying some board games, relaxing by the fire, doing a few hikes, and just enjoying a weekend away from everything in peace.

I'll be sure to post a few photos when we get back, I promise.

So, on the ADR front, we needed another restaurant for Saturday, but we wanted to do something we hadn't done in awhile/wasn't a repeat of anything else we were already doing.

So that being said, after much research, we ended up adding... The Garden Grill!

I always forget about this restaurant and kind of feel bad because we went there on our honeymoon.

Is the food mind-blowingly amazing? No, but I do remember enjoying it, especially the bread and maple butter.. But the big plus for me on this one is the rotating restaurant, allowing us to see lots of Living with the Land, and of course, seeing some of our favorite characters.

I'm a total sucker for restaurants that oversee/are near attractions (I'm lookin' at you, San Angel Inn), and add in Farmer Mickey, Pluto, and Chip & Dale plus some pretty tasty food, and I'm a happy lady!

Some of you guys might remember from my last PTR, but being married to an Excel nerd, and now being one myself with my own job, we love spreadsheets when it comes to planning our ADRs and organizing our trip.

Matt actually made this year's spreadsheet, and we've made good use of it (since we can both access it in Google Docs)... So that being said, here is what our current ADRs look like for each day:



I cut out the rest of the spreadsheet because it has some of our plans and I want to save that for later posts!

Anyway, we now have 12 ADRs, 1 non-ADR but TS dinner (B&C), and then we're planning on the dessert party. If it's in blue, it means we're paying OOP, and red means we haven't booked it yet (because we can't)...

OH YEAH! I totally forgot to mention that we are planning on doing the Dessert Party this year! Believe it or not, I STILL haven't seen Wishes yet.

I KNOW, trust me I know, but this is the perfect opportunity to see it for the first time... Now let's hope we can get reservations for the Dessert Party in a month or two.

Other than THAT, the other thing I wanted to show off were the rest of the headbands I made!

I kind of went crazy and made all of the Fab 5, and Winnie the Pooh. I'd say for my first attempt, these came our pretty cute!

There are a few I need to re-do (mainly Winnie the Pooh and Pluto, only because the ribbon I used for the headband party wasn't the right kind and looks like poop).

I've actually now had a few people wanting to buy them from me, which is a great compliment. I'm open to that at some point, but I figure I'd like to first make sure I'm happy with the quality of these before I try selling them to anyone.

Anyway, here they are!







I'm thinking about seeing how some of these bows would also look if I just glued them to barrettes instead of headbands, as I would totally rock that look, too.

I have a few other characters in mind, like Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Stitch (who I made but I'm not sold on the colors unfortunately), Wall-E, and many others. I mean, the options are kind of endless.

I've had a total blast making them, outside of me burning the crap out of my finger on the glue gun last night.

Matt has his own nerd hobby which includes painting miniature figuress for his Warhammer 40K table top wargame (I don't really know much about it except I think painting the miniatures looks neat, and Matt enjoys it so that makes me happy)... Anyway, it's just nice because we both sit at our table and work on our crafts together, while watching The Office or Parks and Rec on DVD. It's really relaxing/fun and helps us de-stress after work.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to making more hair bows/headbands and potentially making some for people who are interested.

Outside of that, not much else to report on my front! We're getting closer to being able to make reservations for stuff for Disneyland.

It's SO weird how you can't book ADRs there more than 60 days in advance... and they don't post their park hours outside of the next 2 months... Disneyland is WAY different to plan for than Disney World, I'll tell you that much!

I'm hoping to have some great pictures/a solid recap of our weekend on Sunday!
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:11 PM   #322
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Have a fantastic weekend!! And definitely be sure to take a lot of pics!! Are you taking the pups?
Wow, your really doing a great job withy the headbands...that bow in a barrette would totally rock!! I

Good for you both for having a de-stressing activity...we watch TV and that doesn't help...
I've never been to Garden Grill, can't wait to hear your review!

Way To go with the spreadsheet!! Now that's what I call organized!!!!
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #323
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Have so much fun this weekend! It sounds so relaxing, as does your crafting.
I'm not gonna have time to make the girls their headbands this time, seeing as I'm nowhere near packed yet and we leave in the morning. Oops! My bad.

Anyway, you're awesome, duh.
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:31 PM   #324
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Aww I canít wait to see the update from the weekend We have our own little retreat as well (www.sunpeaksresort.com) which we visit in all seasons. Your hairbands are so cute! Well done! Arenít Disney spreadsheets the best! I canít till I have one going again!
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:57 PM   #325
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Love the head band bows! I think if you could do it on hair clips it would be awesome! The only headbands I ever wear are my Minnie Ears lol!

I know its weird not being able to book ADR's at DL more than 60 days in advance. But then you really don't NEED to! With so many visitors there being locals except for very few restaurants (Blue Bayou) you can make them the same day!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:09 PM   #326
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I hope you have a great weekend! I'm sure you'll come back with many a TR to catch up on, hahah. (That always happens to me if I don't log on for like, even ONE day. It's crazy.)

YAY GARDEN GRILL!!!! It's funny that I was on the same wavelength as yall for that one... so weird! But yay!!!

Your headbands are so cute! Which ones look like poop??? I don't see any poop.
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:09 PM   #327
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I love the headbands! How do you make them? (I totally want to steal the idea...but I'm not that crafty.) Or you should sell them on Etsy. I would totally buy one!

I love the spreadsheet! We're planning on taking a cruise this Winter and I have the most intense spreadsheet going on. We also planned our entire wedding with Google Docs <3
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Old 09-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #328
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Have a WONDERFUL time this weekend! Being disconnected will be AWESOME.

I think the barrettes would look great. I would totally rock that (I like that they're not super huge and very subtly cute).

Great ADRs! We made the call for Garden Grill for our trip, too. But I'll talk about that more in my PTR!
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Those headbands are soooooo CUTE!!! I love them.
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Have a fantastic weekend!! And definitely be sure to take a lot of pics!! Are you taking the pups?
Wow, your really doing a great job withy the headbands...that bow in a barrette would totally rock!! I

Good for you both for having a de-stressing activity...we watch TV and that doesn't help...
I've never been to Garden Grill, can't wait to hear your review!

Way To go with the spreadsheet!! Now that's what I call organized!!!!
Thanks! We had a wonderful weekend... and no, we left the pups at home, no dogs allowed up there!

Thank you for the compliment on the bows! I am looking forward to trying out the bows on barettes soon!

We are pretty organized when it comes to planning for our trip... though our planning goes out the door most trips.


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Have so much fun this weekend! It sounds so relaxing, as does your crafting.
I'm not gonna have time to make the girls their headbands this time, seeing as I'm nowhere near packed yet and we leave in the morning. Oops! My bad.

Anyway, you're awesome, duh.
Aww, there's always next time for the bows for the girls! Oh and hey, you're just IN DISNEY WORLD RIGHT NOW! You have no idea how jealous I am! I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

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Aww I can’t wait to see the update from the weekend We have our own little retreat as well (www.sunpeaksresort.com) which we visit in all seasons. Your hairbands are so cute! Well done! Aren’t Disney spreadsheets the best! I can’t till I have one going again!
YAY! I'm about to post it, actually! That sounds like a lovely retreat for you guys! I wish we could go up to Mount Rainier in the winter, but it closes down in October because of the amount of snow they get up there! Disney spreadsheets definitely are the best, and get you VERY excited for your trip.. while staying organized!

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Love the head band bows! I think if you could do it on hair clips it would be awesome! The only headbands I ever wear are my Minnie Ears lol!

I know its weird not being able to book ADR's at DL more than 60 days in advance. But then you really don't NEED to! With so many visitors there being locals except for very few restaurants (Blue Bayou) you can make them the same day!
Haha, I don't wear a ton of headbands either, so I'm hoping the hair clips look cute! I still haven't had a chance to try making any, but I'm thinking about doing it tonight when I get home from work.

It definitely is weird not being able to book reservations, haha. We're planning on Blue Bayou so we'll be making the reservation for sure!


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I hope you have a great weekend! I'm sure you'll come back with many a TR to catch up on, hahah. (That always happens to me if I don't log on for like, even ONE day. It's crazy.)

YAY GARDEN GRILL!!!! It's funny that I was on the same wavelength as yall for that one... so weird! But yay!!!

Your headbands are so cute! Which ones look like poop??? I don't see any poop.
We had a great weekend! And yes, I have a LOT of catching up to do... including yours! It does get a weebit overwhelming when you realize how much you have to catch up on! Haha.

I was laughing when we chose that one because obviously you'd said that. Too funny! I'm very excited for it though!

Hahaha, well, Winnie the Pooh is a little wonky and I need to fix him, but otherwise they're looking pretty snazzy!


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I love the headbands! How do you make them? (I totally want to steal the idea...but I'm not that crafty.) Or you should sell them on Etsy. I would totally buy one!

I love the spreadsheet! We're planning on taking a cruise this Winter and I have the most intense spreadsheet going on. We also planned our entire wedding with Google Docs <3
I'll let you know how to make them. It's actually super simple. I might sell them down the line though!

HAHA YES FOR SPREADSHEETS! Makes everything better. Excel spreadsheets are totally necessary for wedding planning!


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Have a WONDERFUL time this weekend! Being disconnected will be AWESOME.

I think the barrettes would look great. I would totally rock that (I like that they're not super huge and very subtly cute).

Great ADRs! We made the call for Garden Grill for our trip, too. But I'll talk about that more in my PTR!
It was much needed and we really enjoyed ourselves!

That's exactly my thought on the barettes! I'm going to give them a shot and I will most definitely post how they look once I've got a few completed.

Garden Grill is seriously awesome! I need to mosy on over to your PTR here soon. I've fallen behind on my TRs/PTRs with this whole being away thing!
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