Many many (heartfelt) thanks

Hi, friends! This is the weekend I would normally be celebrating the fourth anniversary of This Happy Place Blog. I can’t believe it. Four years almost feels like a lifetime ago. It might not also be a total shock that I’m feeling some growing pains when it comes to this blog and how I want […]

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Killing the Killed | Kill Refurb Marry

Well, we took a small break last month from KILL REFURB MARRY just to prep for this one… kind of. I’m not cramming and don’t this the night before. Nope. Not me. Not Estelle. Now if you are asking how do you kill extinct attractions at your favorite Disney theme park… you’re at the right […]

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Howdy Partners | Kill Refurb Marry

Greetings, pals! Hope you are doing well. Kill Refurb Marry is a game that Melissa of Mouse on the Mind founded last year where we pick a topic and tirelessly stress over which to discard, change, or keep forever. It can be painful, but it’s also wonderful and month after month (we host these the […]

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Stop and Stare | Kill Refurb Marry

I have no idea what it is (winters’ fingers prying onto New York maybe) but I have been aching for a Disney vacation lately. I know I just got back from one in January but that already seems eons of years ago. (See? The cold ruins everything.) I’m making the best out of it here. […]

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The Beloved Sidekick | Kill Refurb Marry

Kill Refurb Marry Day is always a good day. I like this subject a lot. I crowd-sourced a bit on Twitter before I wrote this and reasons why people love sidekicks seem to range from loving the actor who voiced them to remembering those feel-good characters.Which sidekick would you want forย your best friend and which […]

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Celebrating 30 WDW Favorites

Well, we all have to turn thirty sometimes. Right? RIGHT? Ahem. I’m well-rested from an extended trip to Orlando (thanks to “blizzard” Juno)… even a week later. So I say that’s a pretty good trip, huh? I plan on talking about my November and January trips super soon (I’m going to stretch out these recaps […]

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You’re a Mean One | Kill Refurb Marry

We’re BACK! Did you miss us? I mean, it’s only been a month so you don’t have to act obsessed with us or anything. (I kid, I kid.) Melissa & I are pumped for a new year of snarky and creative posts. So tell your friends! Tell your mom. Let’s make this the biggest year […]

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Hark! A Happy (& Busy) 2014

Here we are again. Another pesky year comes to an end. It’s difficult to sum up an entire year when you are in denial that it’s just about finished, and a new one will be starting. 2014 has definitely been an interesting one: full of new experiences, lots of change, and, as always, many lessons […]

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Shopping All the Way| Kill Refurb Marry

Drinking coffee and shopping are two activities I practice at home, and must be a part of my vacation too. In the case of Disney theme parks, the shopping has been better than the coffee situation until recently (thank the java lords for Starbucks) and there are a few shops I must frequent on every […]

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The Annual Mousterpiece Movie Gift Guide | 2014

A note: I don’t know if you could tell but I like tradition around here. It’s just part of theย reason why I’m happy to have Joshย ofย Mousterpiece Cinema stop by during each holiday season with his Disney-themed gift guide. Here’s to another great year of films and passing them on to family and friends we love. […]

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