Many many (heartfelt) thanks

Hi, friends! This is the weekend I would normally be celebrating the fourth anniversary of This Happy Place Blog. I can’t believe it. Four years almost feels like a lifetime ago. It might not also be a total shock that I’m feeling some growing pains when it comes to this blog and how I want […]

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Killing the Killed | Kill Refurb Marry

Well, we took a small break last month from KILL REFURB MARRY just to prep for this one… kind of. I’m not cramming and don’t this the night before. Nope. Not me. Not Estelle. Now if you are asking how do you kill extinct attractions at your favorite Disney theme park… you’re at the right […]

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Howdy Partners | Kill Refurb Marry

Greetings, pals! Hope you are doing well. Kill Refurb Marry is a game that Melissa of Mouse on the Mind founded last year where we pick a topic and tirelessly stress over which to discard, change, or keep forever. It can be painful, but it’s also wonderful and month after month (we host these the […]

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Stop and Stare | Kill Refurb Marry

I have no idea what it is (winters’ fingers prying onto New York maybe) but I have been aching for a Disney vacation lately. I know I just got back from one in January but that already seems eons of years ago. (See? The cold ruins everything.) I’m making the best out of it here. […]

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The Beloved Sidekick | Kill Refurb Marry

Kill Refurb Marry Day is always a good day. I like this subject a lot. I crowd-sourced a bit on Twitter before I wrote this and reasons why people love sidekicks seem to range from loving the actor who voiced them to remembering those feel-good characters.Which sidekick would you want for your best friend and which […]

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Charge It, American Express | Muppet Monday

This is the week I am always my most anxious. All my bills seemed to be due around the 10th, and it’s a headache. It really is. But I checked all of that off the list (sigh), settled down for some nighttime TV with James, and one of my credit card companies surprised me with […]

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Celebrating 30 WDW Favorites

Well, we all have to turn thirty sometimes. Right? RIGHT? Ahem. I’m well-rested from an extended trip to Orlando (thanks to “blizzard” Juno)… even a week later. So I say that’s a pretty good trip, huh? I plan on talking about my November and January trips super soon (I’m going to stretch out these recaps […]

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Into the Puppets & Sondheim | Muppet Monday

I fell into Stephen Sondheim fandom when I was a freshman in college. It wasn’t a seamless love. It took some time. Our awesomely challenging theater direct chose to put on COMPANY that fall. I went with my new roommates and my boyfriend at the time, and when it ended, we all looked at each […]

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Muppets in Movies | Muppet Monday

Greetings, friends! Last weeks, the Muppets and I observed Martin Luther King Jr. Day but we’re back in action today with another post about MuppetVision at Hollywood Studios. I’m actually nervous to see how many times I’ve written about this attraction on the blog — it’s a big number, I’m sure — but I can’t […]

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A Stop in Adventurers Outpost

Sometimes I just get the urge to meet characters. (I never thought I would be a person who said this.) In the middle of a solo Animal Kingdom trip in November, I stopped in to say hello to my Up friends and wondered: “Did Mickey and Minnie have their holiday sweaters on yet?” Your mind does weird things […]

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