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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Childhood Summer Vacations

So today, I joined up for the:

where we talk about our Childhood Summer Vacations. I loved this swap, since as you know... (For those of you regular Pocket Legos) ...Summer vacations are very Near & Dear to the MiNiCREW heart! :D You can read my post HERE... but before that I want to introduce you to my new friend Tina from Like Ordinary Life!


Hi there! I'm Tina from Like Ordinary Life. I'm hijacking Jaimie's blog today via the 20SB Blog Swap! We were asked to talk about childhood vacations so here I am! This weekend I went to Florida and it brought back some awesome memories. I'm sharing them with you here.

I'm pretty sure we always stayed at The Beach Club Resort when we visited Disney World because it had the coolest water slides. Nestled into the side of a gigantic, shipwrecked pirate's abode, the slides swirled in and out of one another, down the sides of the boat and into the turquoise blue pool. My dad would wait at the bottom to catch me, saving me from the chlorine rush to my head. The climb back to the top was a bit terrifying. Up, up, up, 'round and around you went on a super skinny staircase. Mom or dad would walk up with me, because I have a minor fear of heights... yes, that's the correct tense, I still have a minor fear of heights.

.... it was awesome.
There's something about a water slide that still makes me giddy. So when we showed up to the Peabody Orlando this weekend, my reaction to the water slide was something along the lines of Oh my God! Oh my God! Keep your cool, Tina...
Resort pools are so funny. They pretend to be so unique and yet they are all the same... exact... pool. Let's go on a tour. To the left you will see a wall of cascading waterfalls plummeting over the rocks into the shallow end of the pool. Here you will find preteens hiding behind the the sheet of flowing water, their conversations drowned out by the roar of crashing falls. Directly in front of the waterfall, you can gallivant through the series of arched bridges, connecting teensy weensy wading pool A to teensy weensy wading pool B. Over on the side, you will see your tropical fruit inspired bar. It is here where you can purchase your $12 frozen adult beverage, garnished with an orange and cherry on top. Oh, but wait! You get an awesome, fancy plastic cup to carry with you everywhere you go, immediately changing your status from a lame vacationer to a super cool pool-goer. Just make sure you keep your shades on. It hides the squint in your eyes.
So as you scan the always unique, one-of-a-kind resort pool, keep a lookout for completely empty hot tub (hot tubs are for snowy nights at a cabin). Plus, you never know what's growing under those bubbles. As far as the eye can see, you'll be greeted with two very distinct women species. First, you have the scary, brown, leather type. They're usually on the stomachs, bathing suit tops undone. The other type is the lobster roll, stubborn type. They didn't get enough of a base tan before their vacation and forgot the SPF. Scattered alongside them are kids and men who are just trying to have a fabulous time.

Oh, wait, what's that over there? Towering above the sparkling blue waves and sea of white towels, there it is in all of its glory. The water slide. I suggest you start here. If it's engineered well, with a solid push at the top, you'll fall smoothly down to your inevitable swimmer's ear fate. Don't forget to say "wheeee" as you slide. And always, always, climb back up the stairs to do it again. Be sure to have an amazing husband aside you to revel in the fun. It makes the experience a trillion times more exciting.... and makes a great date at the same time!
When you've tired, grab yourself an overpriced piña colada, a lounge chair and take a break. Soak it in. This, my friends, is what a resort pool is all about.

Oh, and if you are looking for a place to stay at Disney World, my 12 year-old self definitely recommends The Beach Club Resort.
And for the record, I was recently enlightened: It wasn't the super cool water slide that brought us back year after year. The true reason we stayed at The Beach Club is that it's walking distance to Epcot Center.... which just so happens to be the only Disney park that serves alcohol. Chalk it up to those forward thinkers in Tomorrowland- pour a tall glass and watch the parents flock.
Thanks, Jaimie, for letting me take over your blog today! Please stop over to my little piece of internet heaven, Like Ordinary Life!
You can also find me on twitter, facebook, and instagram! Happy Tuesday!


Isn't she awesome? I've never been anywhere like that but OMGoodness I want to go!!
That pool water looks to DIE FOR,
(...So does the drink!...)

Make sure you head on over to Tina's Page, show her some love, & check out my post about summer vacations!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

We all have 5 things :)

Thanx to dearie Chrissy over at Whimsical Poppysmic,
I'm joining with Julie over @ Back to the Basics

1. Super awesome Nails

2. Cute Tumblr Posts

3. Delicious new recipes to try...

4. Hilariously truthful Ecards

5. Beautiful Decorating Ideas

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Monday, July 2, 2012

ooooooh Melissa!!!

To My Gibbyson:

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50 Shades of OH MYMY!!

Yes. I gave in.
I bowed down to the beautiful, magnificent, glorious Mr. Grey.


...this man...

Is. So. Damn. HOTT.

I'm telling you. If you havnt given this book a bat of your eye,
 take it from another gal that really REALLY didn't want to give into the hype.

WHAT are you THiNKING?!

Go the the library! Go to the grocery store! Go to a friends house! Fire up the nook!

Whatever you have to do, DO IT!!

You will NOT regret it let me tell you.. I've never had my heart racing like that..
(& maybe other parts as well...if you know what I mean)

Go pick up this book and read like your LIFE depends on it!

& just for an extra taste.. I'll leave you with MY dream cast list:

Christian Grey:  Matt Bomer
Anastaia Steele:  Missy Peregrym  

Or Emilia Clarke

Katherine Kavenaugh : Elizabeth Olsen     Ethan Kavanagh : Garrett Hedlund

Elliot Grey : Ryan Gosling                 Mia Grey : Lucy Hale

Mrs. Robinson :         Ellen Barkin,             or               Michelle Pfeiffer
          Michelle Pfeiffer

José Rodriguez :  Jay Hernandez
Oh yea... YUMMY!!

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