New Year Cheer

December 31, 2018

I’m not entirely sure what happened to 2018 or how I got here. It’s as if I somehow Marty McFly’d myself several months ahead because I swear it was just January & I was settling into life at home with my newborn daughter. Looking back, 2018 was a pretty great year - it kicked 2017’s ass, that’s for sure!

2018 was the year of some serious multitasking skills, what with trying to juggle motherhood, my usual office job, and my side hustle Second Star Co. & I think I did pretty well! Becoming a mom truly does change you (for the better, of course), but if there’s one thing that hasn’t wavered, it’s my love of travel. Even with a new baby, I still managed to take a few (several) trips this year: Nashville, St. Pete Beach, Disney World (three times!), Denver, & Memphis.

Winds in the East: Disneybounding at Garden View Tea Room

December 18, 2018

"Winds in the east,  | mist coming in | like something is brewin' | about to begin"

Mary Poppins is one of my (many) all time favorite movies. I remember watching it on VHS (yes, that dates me back a bit) when I was little and fawning over Mary's Jolly Holiday dress and the entire carousel scene. Clearly I was drawn to fashion as a child, somewhere between the ages of "dressing like a fairy princess" and "chicken fingers/mac&cheese diet" (honestly, not all that unlike my current self if we're being honest). So when I heard there was a Mary Poppins sequel, I was a bit skeptical at first. No one can live up to the epic performances of the dream team that is Julie Andrews & Dick Van Dyke, but after seeing the previews for Mary Poppins Returns, I think it may come close. We'll have to wait and see, but more on that later after I've seen it.

So in keeping with the MP theme since the movie is about to be released, today I'm sharing this fun dapper Mary look I did when I was at the Grand Floridian for afternoon tea. I may not be a literal fairy princess here, but I definitely felt like one.

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