Redesigned Disney Store Brings Renewed Magic to Lehigh Valley Mall

  You would have thought you were at Walt Disney World, with lines that wrapped around the entire upper level of the Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall, PA this morning as the Disney Store opened a newly redesigned Disney Store that promised to bring renewed magic to the shopping experience at the mall. I wound…

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Tables in Wonderland – Helping Make Disney Dining Affordable

As a long time Walt Disney World annual passholder and a DVC member, I admit to feelings of jealousy when fellow travelers gobbled up offers of free dining at Walt Disney World.  With minimum ticket purchases and minimum night stays, this great way to save money at Walt Disney World always left a bad taste…

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Bridesmaids – Beautiful on a Budget

The time has come for the most difficult task of your wedding. You have to approach the people you love the most and ask them to spend hundreds of dollars on your wedding, with the biggest chunk going to a dress they will likely Never. Wear. Again. You want your bridesmaids to be beautiful, but…

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How Important is a Wedding Theme?

  So much planning goes into your wedding, and for many brides, the visions they have come together easily with a theme.  But how important is a wedding theme?  Do you want your guests to walk into a winter wonderland, or are you more of a Halloween scream fest couple? Whether or not you have…

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Wedding 101: The Beginning – Guest Lists

Your freshly manicured fingers are happily showing off the conflict free diamond, chosen with every ounce of love a human being can hold in their heart after making the jeweler painstakingly show him every one of the 2000 rings in the case. What’s next? The Guest Lists! This is where it all begins (and that…

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Gay Days at Walt Disney World

Just like Christmas, Easter, and the day my house is 100% totally clean, an annual event takes place at Walt Disney World.  If you haven’t been to the theme parks the first week in June, you may not have ever heard of this event, and even if you have, you may not have been totally…

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If People Come in All Sizes, So Should Women’s Shoes

When Eilis was about seven, as a plus sized kid, she saw some t-shirts and dresses she fell in love with while we were walking through a store.  They were in the size an average seven year old might have been in – size 4 – 6x – but that was too small for Eilis….

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First Mother’s Day Without A Mom

I haven’t written specifically about my mom since December 13th – nine days before she died.  It was the day after her surgery for a bowel obstruction, and it was the first time in all the years my mom bounced between being really sick and just sick enough to function that we heard words you…

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Not the Best Life Ever

I was watching “One Born Every Minute” earlier today, and one of the mother’s, awaiting the birth of her first baby, made the comment, “She’s going to have the best life ever.” Don’t lie to your children.  It’s not fair to set them up for unrealistic expectations. You can’t promise your child the best life…

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