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We are officially heading into the 4th month of this year and I can’t believe how quickly 2017 is going! It’s just zooming by! It’s time to check in with my New Years Resolutions. I can honestly say that for some of them, it’s probably the longest that I’ve ever stuck with a resolution, while with others, I need to get my behind in gear!
Resolution #1- Be healthier in 2017. With this resolution it was 2 fold… both being physically healthier by losing weight, and by being mentally healthier. For the weight, I was off to a great start. At one point I was down 13 pounds… alas, I quit trying os hard, went back to my old eating habits and gained about 5 pounds back. My goal for April is to get back on track with my food journaling! For my mental health, I’ve had some great experiences and breakthroughs as well as some set backs. I’m really coming to the conclusion that for me my mental health is going to be an ongoing journey.
Resolution #2– BLOG MORE! I have been making a genuine effort to be more consistent in my blogging this year, and I am succeeding! In January I did 11 posts, 12 posts in February, and 15 in the month of March!!! In addition to blogging more, Mr. Mouskaholic and I added a YouTube channel back in February as well as increased social media presence! You can now subscribe to our YouTube Channel, Follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (Check out all the handles at the bottom of this post!) I really want to keep up the momentum that I’ve built in the past two months as well as keep up with our monthly (for right now) YouTube posts!
Resolution #3- Earn more Swagbucks in 2017. In March was $60 (double the amount of what I earned in February of this year). That is ahead of last year’s average of $48 per month and overall my yearly average is still a little higher than last year, at $55.00 per month so far! If you are interested in learning more about how Swagbucks you can go back and check out my 3 day series that I published in the middle of March!
Resolution #4- Continue to have new experiences at Disney in 2017- Okay, so we know that Pandora will be opening at Animal Kingdom, so that will be a new experience. I am also looking forward to “Happily Ever After,” the new night show at Magic Kingdom!
Resolution #5- Book more trips with Charming Travels LLC- I was able to book a VERY last minute trip for a family in March, as well as some other trips that had been booked for a while! With the new summer specials that came out I am hoping to get my summer sales up, while saving some money for my clients!!
Resolution #6- Run a Half Marathon- I STILL haven’t even started to work on this goal yet. The weather is finally getting nice though, so I’m running out of excuses to start trying. I am thinking this month I will register for a 5k to motivate myself and get in gear! This should also help with goal #1 of being healthier!
So that’s my resolution update! Here’s to keeping at it! How are you doing on your resolutions?
Oooh do I love Todrick Hall! He’s gained his popularity as a YouTuber, and many of his videos are disney themed… some are more appropriate (family friendly) than others lol! “Evolution of Disney” is definitely one of his family friendly works.
In watching his “Evolution of Disney” video, I definitely enjoyed the musical arrangements and quality of the performance. One slight detail that bothered me is that not all of the music is 100% chronological order of movie/show release date (and it really is in order for the most part…) . While this bothers me in the “evolution” sense, as a musician, I understand for arrangement purposes why some of the music is out of order.
Enjoy- Todrick Hall’s “Evolution of Disney”
Below is the list and order of the movies/shows that the music is from (pretty proud… I knew all but 2 of the songs!)
Steamboat Willie (1928)
Snow White (1937)
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Peter Pan (1953)
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
101 Dalmatians (1961)
Mary Poppins (1964)
The Jungle Book (1967)
Oliver and Company (1988)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
The Lion King (1994)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
A Goofy Movie (1995)
Toy Story (1995)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996)
High School Musical (2006)
Zenon Girl of the 21st Century (1999)
Hannah Montana (2009)
Cheetah Girls (2003)
That’s so Raven (2003)
The Princess and the Frog (2009)
Song of the South (1946)
The Wonderful World of Color (1954)
Like Disney content on YouTube? Confessions of a Mouskaholic – Episode 3 is coming soon to the Mouskaholic YouTube Channel!!! Be sure to subscribe and follow us on social media to stay up to date!
So Mr. Mouskaholic and filmed and prepared Episode 2 to be posted by the end of February, but you know… technical difficulties and all that jazz! Alas, February’s “Episode 2” is now officially available to watch on YouTube!
In this episode we discuss Disney news, park and resort updates, my favorite ride at the magic kingdom, resort refillable mugs, and other travel tips!
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It is that time of year once again to make promises to ourselves that we will hopefully keep. 2016 has been so good in so many ways, and just TERRIBLE in others! On the plus side, we were able to visit the Happiest Place on Earth three times in 2016! We were able to experience new things that we never had done before (Flower and Garden Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and the International Food and Wine Festival). In the world though there are just so many scary things happening. All we can do though is continue in positivity, and that is what 2017 is going to be about for me; positivity and perseverance.
Resolution #1- Be healthier in 2017. For me this means a few things. Of course, losing weight (who doesn’t have losing weight as one of their resolutions haha!). But in all seriousness, I am an obese woman. I need to lose 80-90 pounds, and it’s not going to be easy, it will require positivity and perseverance. The second part of being healthier for me includes being more mentally healthy. I live my life in nearly constant chaos and stress. Much of it is my own doing and I am aware of that. With that in mind, de-stressing and being more mindful is a goal of mine for 2017. My husband got me a “spire” mindfulness tracker for Christmas, and that is just one step towards this goal. I think that these two areas go hand in hand as well… after 33 years I am well aware of my tendency to stress eat.
Resolution #2– BLOG MORE! I can give you 1000 reasons why I didn’t blog much this past year, but let’s just remember what I said about resolution #1- “I live my life in nearly constant chaos and stress” that I bring upon myself. I am hoping that with a more mindful 2017 that I will make time for the things that I enjoy. One of my favorite things is talking about Disney and thinking about Disney, so it’s my goal to make more time for this blog in 2017.
Resolution #3- Earn more swagbucks in 2017. www.swagbucks.com is a website where users can earn virtual currency that they can redeem for real gift cards. This past year I earned enough swagbucks for $580 in gift cards, where as the previous (2015) year I earned $1050 in gift cards. In 2017 I would like to match my 2015 swagbucks earnings. All of the gift cards that I earn go towards our Disney trips. Read here how I saved for our Disney trip with swagbucks.
Resolution #4- Continue to enjoy new experiences at Disney World in 2017. My husband and I were fortunate enough to be able to visit Disney World three times in 2017. On two of the trips we were able to take in TONS of new experiences such as the Flower and Garden Festival, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and the International Food and Wine Festival. I would like to continue to experience all that Disney has to offer. As it is every changing, this seems like an impossible task, but that is just part of the magic.
Resolution #5- Book more trips for Charming Travels LLC. With my knowledge of Disney properties continually expanding, I have increased opportunities to talk with clients and help them plan a magical vacation that they’re remember for a lifetime. In 2016 I grew as a travel agent and I want 2017 to be the best year ever.
Resolution #6- Run a 1/2 marathon. I have run 15 half marathons in my lifetime, but I have put a considerable amount of weight on since my running prime. Due to a lack of training and motivation I walked the majority of my last two 1/2 marathons. My goal is to no just “do” a half marathon, but to actually train and run it.
Well those are my goals for 2017! What are yours?
So we left home a week ago this morning and will be returning tomorrow evening around midnight. It is true that all good things must come to an end. We’ve had an amazing adventure between Disney, Siesta Key Beach, and now Atlanta, Georgia!
Overview of Disney- We stayed at a new to us resort (Caribbean Beach Resort) and WOW, WOW, WOW!!! It was HUGE!!! We’ve stayed at all 3 All Star Resorts, Pop Century, and Port Orleans French Quarter, and those were just a fraction of the size of this resort (over 30,000 guest rooms!).
Our first day at Hollywood Studios we were able to experience things we had never done before, as well as things we hadn’t done in a REALLY long time! (More on that later)
Our second day we headed to Epcot and again were able to experience new things! Frozen forever after, Soarin around the World, meeting Joy and Sadness, and new (to us) dining experiences!
Our final day we checked out and headed to Magic Kingdom. Rather than trying anything new we enjoyed our old favorites! Started at the park opening at 9am and stayed until about 2 pm before renting a car and heading to Siesta Key Beach!
We got to Siesta Key in the early evening and settled into “Hibiscus Suites.” This hotel was such a great location!!! It was about a 5 minute drive to Siesta Key Public Beach, right down the road from Publix (Florida supermarket chain), and right across the street from Siesta Key Water Sports!
We of course enjoyed the beach, parasailing, and eating LOTS of seafood!!!
Wednesday morning we drove from Siesta Key to Atlanta, Georgia. We got settled into the Westin Hotel on Peachtree and headed to dinner at Pitty Pat’s Porch. We LOVE Pitty Pat’s!!! We visited this restaurant about 6 years ago and had the most amazing ribs. We were afraid that we had over-hyped the taste in the paste 6 years, but we didn’t!!! They were so so so good! If you’re ever in the Atlanta area, I highly recommend checking it out!
Today is our first and only full day here in Atlanta, so we spent a good chunk of time at the Georgia Aquarium. It is expensive to get in ($40 for adults) but WOW, it’s absolutely incredible! We spent about 2 hours there in the morning, left and had lunch, and then came back for another hour and a half in the afternoon. There is so much to do and see at the Aquarium, and the Dolphin Celebration show was just excellent! This evening we are having dinner at the Sun Dial restaurant (the top 3 floors at the Westin… and it revolves!) and then heading to ride the Atlanta Skyview.
Tomorrow we will be checking out the World of Coca-Cola and some other sites before heading to airport to fly home.
It’s been an amazing trip thus far, but I am looking forward to coming home sweet home!
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