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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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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Hark! A Happy (& Busy) 2014

Here we are again. Another pesky year comes to an end. It’s difficult to sum up an entire year when you are in denial that it’s just about finished, and a new one will be starting. 2014 has definitely been an interesting one: full of new experiences, lots of change, and, as always, many lessons […]

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The Annual Mousterpiece Movie Gift Guide | 2014

A note: I don’t know if you could tell but I like tradition around here. It’s just part of the reason why I’m happy to have Josh of Mousterpiece Cinema stop by during each holiday season with his Disney-themed gift guide. Here’s to another great year of films and passing them on to family and friends we love. […]

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My Happy Place: Fantasia Gardens (Disneyland Paris)

Very happy to be whisked away to Disneyland Paris today with a post from our friend Q, who last chatted with us about the charming Cape Cod area at Tokyo DisneySea. Once again, he brings attention to a spot in the Disney Parks that you might not immediately think to look for. Thanks so much, Q! […]

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Simple Moments: “No. Ice Cream.”

If you’ve been following for the past few months, you might know that Katherine was part of the inspiration for me to start this series in the first place. I’m so happy that everything has come full circle as she shares a story of returning to her Disney roots, an overplanned family vacation, and realizing […]

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Simple Moments: The Start of You and Me

Welcome, friends. We’ve almost made it through another week and I’m ecstatic to have Alex from Practically Imperfect back on the blog. She’s helped us prep for our Alaska trips (fun fact: one of THP’s top performing posts), and now she’s chatting about a great moment during her honeymoon trip to WDW. Happy reading! -emh […]

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Simple Moments: The Sound of Silence

By Thursday you might need that final boost to get you through the week. I think today’s SIMPLE MOMENTS post can accomplish just that. KJ shares a quiet moment in Epcot, sitting beside a stranger. I love it because it almost reminds me of that Pixar short where the old man is playing chess against […]

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My Happy Place: Cape Cod (Tokyo DisneySea)

Good morning + good evening, wherever you are reading from today. 🙂 I’m glad you stopped in because I’m thrilled to share Q’s THP debut. He’s been such a supportive and enthusiastic reader from as early as I can remember and it’s an honor to have his writing showcased on here. Since we’re all about […]

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Simple Moments: The Night Before

Happy Tuesday! Happy to welcome my Kill Refurb Marry partner-in-crime Melissa of Mouse on the Mind to the blog today. I love how Melissa invited us into her brainstorm as she sorted through her memories for a moment to write about. Sometimes uncovering it is half the fun. Happy reading! -e When Estelle asked me […]

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