Friday, March 15, 2013

Fifth Time's A Charm

Before I start this post, I'd like to let you know that Katherine over at Of Corgis & Cocktails is featuring me as her March Style Icon today! Be sure to head on over to her blog and read the post! :) She's such a sweet and awesome girl and I'm so glad we've become friends. She is the designer behind my lovely layout, and she did such an awesome job with it! :D

Now back to our regularly scheduled programming...


One of my life goals has been to go up in a hot air balloon. I didn't care if it was tethered or not, I just wanted to be in one. I think they're really neat and pretty. While I would love to go in one that isn't tethered, I was finally able to go in Disney's Characters In Flight balloon! I'm not sure if it actually gets lit with fire before it goes up, but it is filled with helium. It took me four trips to Florida and five visits to Downtown Disney to achieve this goal, but it finally happened! :D I had to go alone, though because my mom is terrified of heights and I guess my dad wasn't too thrilled about it either...haha.





The view was gorgeous. The balloon reaches to 450 feet in the air! It overlooks all of Downtown Disney, plus a lot of the Disney resort areas. You can even see the Epcot ball in the distance! I went up right at the beginning of dusk, so the sky was really pretty. That was my ideal time to ride it, and we had arrived just in time! :)





Afterwards, I celebrated the achievement of a life goal with a giant peanut butter Mickey cookie from The Candy Cauldron. It's definitely one of my favorite stores at Downtown Disney since it's full of yummy Disney-themed treats.






My parents and I walked around a bit and did a little more shopping. It was Friday night, so Downtown Disney was packed with people. They were having a St. Patrick's Day celebration that weekend (and this weekend), so there was an Irish band playing outdoors and they had special food carts with Irish foods and drinks.


[I'm not a huge Alice fan, but I thought this painting was really awesome!]

Downtown Disney is really pretty at night. They have twinkling lights in the trees, the carousel, and just all the signs and stores in general are all lit. It's a really fun environment for both night and day to just walk around and window shop!


  1. So glad you finally got to go up in the hot air balloon! :D

    And oh my goodness all those treats are making me hungry!! I want a Mickey Mouse cookie, now! :'(

    Oh, and in reply to your comment: I wish there were still Jazz clubs, too! That would be so much fun!!

  2. Just found your blog via Katherine. You have an adorable sense of style! That hot air balloon is one of the prettiest I've ever seen -- I've only been on one once, and it was really amazing. I'm so jealous that you are in Disney! It's my favorite place on earth. :) I'm following you now (both on Bloglovin' and GFC... since GFC will be kaput come July), and would love it if you'd consider following me back!

    xox Sammi

  3. I think the new fonts are working! The drop shadow looks wrong with them but yay! My iPad never displayed the font and now does!

    Anyhow this looks so cool and you Diego at the absolute perfect time! I want to see that view. Jason's kinda afraid of heights though., :( and Disney treats always tempt me it rarely live up to my expectations.

  4. lovely pictures! And I love your blog :)

    New post on my blog: