Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

So I’ve always been a fan of random and obscure holidays!  Over the next few months I will be looking at some obscure holidays, and how they can be celebrated in a very Disney and Mouskaholic sort of way 🙂   How fun 🙂

Today is national- “Make Up Your Own Holiday Day.”  So today the mouskaholic doth declare it “Favorite Disney Photo Day!”  So check out some of my all time favorite photos that my husband and I have taken from around Walt Disney World and Disneyland 🙂



The mouskaholic after the 2012 Goofy Challenge


Meeting Jack and Sally at Disneyland 2015


Outside of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland, all decorated for Halloween


This woman was a custodian at Magic Kingdom. I was so excited to take my picture with “Elsa” and there wasn’t even a line! lol


LOVE this picture that “Mr. Mouskaholic” took of the entrance to Tomorrowland

Segway Tour

Segway Tour- June 2011


Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom


The Villain Spooktacular at Magic Kingdom was one of my FAVORITE parts of the MNSSHP!


Floating Islands in the brand new pandora section at Animal Kingdom!


Even though it was a short trip, going to Disney in October was one of my all time favorite trips!


This was from the flower and garden festival at Epcot!  Its my favorite time to go to Epcot because of the beautiful bright colors!



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New Year’s Resolutions

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. 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?





A Very Disney Halloween at SHS

First of all, my apologies for my blogging hiatus!  Life, school, and our photography business have been my top priorities for the past 6-8 weeks!  Very busy times!

Yesterday at school was our halloween celebration and I could help but be excited seeing so many fun costumes!  I enjoy halloween so much!  I’ve always wanted to go to Disney at Halloween and be a part of “Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party” for that very reason.  (We are hoping to do a 3 day weekend next year and get to enjoy the MNSSHP and Food and Wine Fest… we will see!)

First I wanted to share the Sanderson Sisters with you!  3 female students dressed up the famous witch trio, and even had friends dress up as Billy and Satan to complete their crew!



The Sanderson Sisters

The Sanderson Sisters

Mary Sanderson

Mary Sanderson

Winifred Sanderson

Winifred Sanderson

The Sanderson Sisters bowing to their "master"

The Sanderson Sisters bowing to their “master”

There were lots of other great costumes throughout the day, and I tried to track down as many of the Disney themed costumes as I could!

Wreck it Ralph

Wreck it Ralph

Mickey and Minnie (yes they're a couple)

Mickey and Minnie (yes they’re a couple)



Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh

Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse



Last but certainly not least, a VERY fun and creative group from the class of 2016 decided to go as the cast of Grey’s Anatomy. Grey’s Anatomy is on ABC, which as we all know is owned by the Disney corporation.  They dressed as the various doctors, complete with ID badges from Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital, and each doctor had their name on their back with a #Spoiler about their character.  If you’re not up to date with the current season, proceed with caution

The Cast of Grey's Anatomy (Class of 2016 style)

The Cast of Grey’s Anatomy (Class of 2016 style)

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