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Friday, February 12, 2016

Five Loves on Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!  The past week sure has been a delightful and delicious one for my family!  I can't wait to share a handful of its highlights with you today!  Ready, set, Five Loves time!

One  //  Friends Dayte!

My dear friend Nikki and her sweet kiddos joined us for a fun-filled day of chatting, snacking, laughing, and playing games that revolved around our mutual love of Disney!  It was truly a treat having them visit and most definitely a highlight of our week!

Also lovers of food (all the best people are), they brought beautiful trays of fruit and cheese, and even a dessert straight from Beauty and the Beast!  The Grey Stuff was oh so delicious!  

Two  //  A Gift Bag of Girly Goodness!

Nikki, being the incredibly thoughtful friend that she is, also came bearing beautiful (& scrumptious) gifts!  

These goodies had my name written all over them!  I mean, pink & gold, chocolate, donut references, and cozy socks - she clearly knows me well!  Thanks again, Nikki!

. . . Days just don't get much sweeter than that!

Three  //  Date Night + a Date Day

My parents invited the girls over for a sleepover on Friday night, then took them to a birthday party on Saturday.  This allowed Jason and I almost 24 hours of couple time!  It was so wonderfully refreshing enjoying one on one time with my sweet, funny, and adorable hubby!

Four  //  Super Bowl Sunday Eats

I admit, all I watched of Super Bowl 50 was the halftime show (Coldplay is one of my all-time favorites so I couldn't miss that)!  Even sans football, Super Bowl Sunday is a great excuse for some taste bud touchdowns!  We ordered a smorgesbourg of yumminess from Pizza Ranch and had our own lit'l buffet of comfort food!  YUM!

Five  //  Dinner at My Parents' Place

Speaking of comfort food, my parents invited us over for a happy helping of of bread, cheese, and pasta, followed by one of my mom's always yummy dessert spreads!  It was a fantastic night with family and food, two of my favorite things! ;)

Thanks for stopping by today!  Wishing you the sweetest of weekends ahead!

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Trip Report Tuesday // WDW Day 7 {Part One}

Hello, friends!  Ready for a lit'l virtual vacation?  Let's head to Magic Kingdom for the morning! 

Day 7 - Thursday, October 22, 2015 // Part One

High Fours on Main Street!

Gotta love that view!

Adventures in Adventureland!

Jungle Cruise

Look, it's the 8th wonder of the world, O2H!

I got such a cute snap of the elephants!  Don't worry they all have their trunks on. 

Pirates of the Caribbean 
Dead men tell no tales!

Arr you able to spot Captain Jack Sparrow up there?

The Magic Carpets of Aladdin 
But when I'm way up here, it's crystal clear
That now I'm in a whole new world with you!

Watch out for the camels, they spit!

Then we headed over to Frontierland for a pre-lunch splash!

"Wonderful feeling, feeling this way!"

Lunch at Be Our Guest Restaurant 

You may remember that we had dinner at Be Our Guest during our last trip, and loved it!  This time around we dined at Beast's castle for lunch.

While Beast isn't there to meet guests during lunch as he is at dinnertime, the lunch prices are reasonable, the portions are generous, and the food was absolutely delicious!

Kids' Meal Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup // Carved Prime Chuck Roast Beef Sandwich // Croque Monsieur // The Master's Cupcake

During lunchtime you are able to choose your own table.  We decided on dining in The Grand Ballroom.  My mom's all-time favorite animated Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast and this room is straight out of one of her favorite scenes in the film! 

Dining in The Grand Ballroom

Of course, no meal here is complete without taking a stroll around Beast's enchanted castle!  Let's take a peek in my favorite corner of the castle, The West Wing!

The West Wing

The Castle Gallery is incredibly beautiful!  Framed artwork and tapestries add such charm to its walls, and the centerpiece of Belle and Beast dancing is perfection!

The Castle Gallery

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be looking forward to sharing the second half of this day, which will include another Disney Park and dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, next Tuesday! Hope you'll be back to hear all about it, friends!

Don't forget that you can also watch fun footage of our Disney days on my family's YouTube channel, Eat, Sleep, Dis, Repeat!  My husband Jason publishes a new video each Sunday, so be sure to click that "subscribe" button while there to catch future vids!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Five Loves on Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!  I hope you had a great week!  Ours flew by!  I'll be keeping today's post much like the week it's following, short and sweet!  Let's get right to those five loves...

One // Celebrating my Mom's Special Day

Birthday cupcakes // Mom with her gift from us, a photo book of magical memories from our Disney World vacation!

Monday was my sweet mom's special day!  The girls and I headed to her home for lunch and enjoyed celebrating her, with extra sprinkles of course!  Happy birthday week, Mom!  Love ya to pieces!

Two // Family Snow Day!

There was a blizzard in the forecast this week for our area.  For the first time in over a decade and a half my husband's work closed for the day due to weather!  It didn't end up nearly as bad as forecasted, but the family snow day sure was a treat!

Three // Team Platt

This may sound funny, but even something like shoveling snow is a good time when done alongside my hubby!  I'm so thankful to have such a fantastic partner in every aspect of life.  Plus the snow scooping gave me an excuse to have an extra . . . 

Four // Cinnamon Bun Oreo

Have you tried these?  For some reason they taste like comfort in cookie form to me!  They're oh so yummy!

Five // Cheddar the Goldfish

Little One asked for a new pet.  Her request was a goldfish.  Isn't childhood grand?  The simplest of things can bring such joy!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Wishing you a beautiful first weekend of February!