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The Honeymoon, Day 5

24 Aug

If you’ve missed any of the other honeymoon re-cap posts, you may find them here (day 1), here (day 2), here (day 3), & here (day 4)!


For our last full day in Disney, we decided to take it easy & visit Downtown Disney for a little shopping. It was a nice way to end the vacation!

Display in front of the Lego store!Eventually, we stopped somewhere for lunch. I believe I got some sort of wrap (I can’t remember anymore), but I was really excited to try a cupcake from Babycakes NYC (they had a tiny bakery area set up in the place where we ate).

Babycakes NYC cupcakes are refined sugar-free, wheat-free, gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, vegan cupcakes! While I’m not vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, I’ve still heard of these cupcakes before & was excited to give them a try! I went with the red velvet:

Babycakes Red velvet

It was good, but I could sort of taste that this was a “healthified” cupcake. That didn’t stop me from eating every last bite though! 😉

After our walk around Downtown Disney, we ended up returning to our hotel & lounging around & napping! (Napping is the best, isn’t it?) I did not want to get up, but our dinner reservation at California Grill was calling our names!

California Grill is located on the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort & has really awesome views of the Magic Kingdom. There was actually a storm rolling in the night of our reservation & we could actually watch it progress closer & closer as we were eating our dinner!

I went with the scallops for my entree:

ScallopsI ate every last scallop, but not too much of the vegetables underneath. They had absorbed a lot of oil & I just wasn’t feelin’ it!

For dessert, I ordered some sort of banana caramel deliciousness!

Dessert  Afterwards, Chris & I spent a few minutes on the observation deck, & snapped a few pictures of the Disney property below:

Magic Kingdom Space Mountain Disney

Ferry boat Cinderella's castle

The following morning, it was time to head back home to PA! We had a wonderful time & a great honeymoon!

Heading home   Lucky for me, as our plane was landing in Philly, I was able to snap a few pics of Citizens Bank Park (go Phils)! 🙂

Home sweet home!   Phillies!

Do you enjoy traveling? I enjoy getting away, but I’m always happy to come home again!


These are a Few…

22 Jul

I ended up sleeping in until about 8:00 this morning, which is actually sort of late for me, even though it’s summer vacation! I guess walking around New York City in 100* heat yesterday really took it out of me. When I woke up, I headed to the gym & completed an elliptical workout, varying the incline & resistance. I also did a quick arm workout when I got home in a last-ditch effort to tone up my arms a bit more for the wedding!


Since I’ll probably be eating leftovers from yesterday, I figured I’d share a few of my favorite things with you all since I’m relatively new to blogging & this might help you get to know me a bit better. I’ll list a few today, & perhaps do a few additional posts with more of my random favorites, & trust me, they are random!

First up…

Iced coffee! (source)

Iced Coffee!

For some reason this is all I have been craving after my AM workouts; especially from Dunkin Donuts! As I said in this post, I pass a Dunkin Donuts on my way home from the gym, which doesn’t help my situation! I try to limit my iced coffee purchases to 3 a week so that I don’t end up spending $2.43 every day on my habit! $7 a week doesn’t seem too outrageous, does it?!


My favorite bag

My Gucci handbag!

I’m a purse girl all the way; I’ll always take a new purse over shoes! This bag is extra special though, because I purchased it at the Gucci store on Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Chris & I went on a trip there in December of 2008, & he encouraged me to purchase the bag because he knew I would love it even more having bought it at that store! And he was right! It was a big “investment,” (calling it that makes me feel better) but I get a lot of use out of it & I’m always reminded of our fun trip together! 🙂

Chris in CA      LA Me in CA

Last up (for today’s post anyway) are…


The Phillies!

Even though I enjoy working out, I have never been an “athlete” & stink at pretty much every sport I attempt! I was never really a big fan of watching sports either. Over the past few years, however, Chris has cultivated a love for the Philadelphia Phillies within me! If you remember, I even showed you all my prized Ryan Howard bobble head in this post! I knew it was “true love” when I started watching the games without Chris! I’m truly a baseball convert!


Chris & I will be attending a wedding this evening; Chris is in the wedding party actually! So I’ll be re-capping that in a post tomorrow. (We have a wedding to attend next weekend too, then it’s our turn!)

Hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend!

What is one of YOUR favorite things?