Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Surprise!

Hi friends!  It's been way too long, I know.  I'm still struggling to balance work, Happily Ever Hatter and "adulting" and it's gotten crazier than it was before.  Eliot and I have reached heights that I never thought Happily Ever Hatter would reach... and it's all been a bit overwhelming.  I'll tell you more about that soon... 


However, today I'm finally taking a few minutes to let you all know that we're having another Coast to Coast adventure!  Well, Eliot's half way done with his... he went to visit his family at Disneyland during the Avengers Half Marathon Weekend last weekend, but I'm just starting mine!  I can't believe it's taken me so long to tell you... 

Eliot and I will be at Walt Disney World from November 16th to the 22nd to celebrate my 33rd birthday!  I've always wanted to go to Disney for my birthday, so this is a dream come true for me.  I couldn't be more excited!  While we're there, it'll also be Dapper Day, we have tickets to two Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party events, the Christmas decorations will be up and I'll be there on my actual birthday.  Ahh!!!

Then, we get home, have Thanksgiving, visit with family, make A LOT of ears, and on Friday December 1st, my brother Jeremy and I are jetting off to Disneyland until December 10th!  I don't think I told you, but KeyCon 2017 is at Disneyland!!!  They wanted us to see all of the holiday decorations and I could not be more excited!


So, in the next few weeks, I'll be at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland, for the holiday season, seeing all of the decorations, parades, special shows and fireworks, and just soaking in the magic of the season.  I can't wait!!!

I grew up learning that hard work pays off... this is our payoff.  It's been an entire year coming... but we've busted our butts and earned this one.  Time to celebrate!!!  °o°

Saturday, November 4, 2017

November 2017 Calendar

Hello November... how on earth is it November?  Here we are again, 4 days into the month and I'm FINALLY posting this.  Eliot and I have continued to burn the candle at both ends.  In fact, I just woke up from a nap.  Yep, a three hour nap.  In the middle of the day.  From 3:00-6:00 pm.  It's sad when you wake up to nighttime.  After Daylight Savings falls back tonight, it will be nighttime a lot sooner too.  Boo.

I still haven't had a chance to make the 2018 calendars.  I'm going do those tonight or tomorrow.  Not because I finally have time, but out of necessity.  Eliot and I have a VERY busy November ahead of us... filled with lots of good things, but it's going to be insanely busy.  So, I'll have to get the calendars done or they won't get done at all.  (If you're waiting on an email, you should have that soon!)  

Anyways... speaking of November, here are my calendars!!!


Like last year, I've also made a blank version of the 2017 calendar without the holidays to make them more versatile.  Over the past 4 years, my calendars have been used for lots of things including: Disney trip countdowns, teachers' Disney themed classrooms, training calendars for runDisney events and to surprise kids with a Disney vacation!

Here's the link to download the November 2017 PDF version of the printable.

Here's the link to download the Blank November 2017 PDF version of the printable.


Feel free to link this post up to Pinterest or Facebook so your friends and family can have a fun Mickey and Minnie calendar too!  Let's spread the Disney Magic!!!  °o°

Note: I've made calendars through 2017.  I don't post the PDF links on my blog until the beginning of each month.  If you're looking for a particular month and would like me to email it to you ahead of my post going live, you can send my blog an email at mydisneylifeblog[at]gmail.com.  I'll send you the PDFs directly as soon as I can!  :-)
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Friday, October 6, 2017

October 2017 Calendar

Well, here we are in October.  You know it's been a busy month when I haven't even posted anything since last month's calendar, and it's already 6 days into the new month.  (I'm so sorry for the delay... I completely forgot to post this on the 1st.)  Eliot and I continue to be very busy with Happily Ever Hatter.  We've had some milestone moments over the past month that I'd like to share, so hopefully I'll be back soon to tell you about those.  Also, I still haven't had a chance to make the 2018 calendars, but I'm hoping to get to those soon.  For now, here's October.  Better late than never, right?


Like last year, I've also made a blank version of the 2017 calendar without the holidays to make them more versatile.  Over the past 4 years, my calendars have been used for lots of things including: Disney trip countdowns, teachers' Disney themed classrooms, training calendars for runDisney events and to surprise kids with a Disney vacation!

Here's the link to download the October 2017 PDF version of the printable.

Here's the link to download the Blank October 2017 PDF version of the printable.


Feel free to link this post up to Pinterest or Facebook so your friends and family can have a fun Mickey and Minnie calendar too!  Let's spread the Disney Magic!!!  °o°

Note: I've made calendars through 2017.  I don't post the PDF links on my blog until the beginning of each month.  If you're looking for a particular month and would like me to email it to you ahead of my post going live, you can send my blog an email at mydisneylifeblog[at]gmail.com.  I'll send you the PDFs directly as soon as I can!  :-)
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Friday, September 1, 2017

September 2017 Calendar

Hi friends!  It's been another busy month!  How is it already September?!?  This year, today marks a special occasion as it's the year the "19 Years Later" epilogue takes place in the Harry Potter series.  Perhaps, that's why I'm more aware of the date.  (At least this time around I remembered to post on the first of the month!)  For those of you asking, I haven't made the 2018 calendars yet, but I'll be working on those soon.  In the meantime, here's my free September printable calendar!


Like last year, I've also made a blank version of the 2017 calendar without the holidays to make them more versatile.  Over the past 4 years, my calendars have been used for lots of things including: Disney trip countdowns, teachers' Disney themed classrooms, training calendars for runDisney events and to surprise kids with a Disney vacation!

Here's the link to download the September 2017 PDF version of the printable.

Here's the link to download the Blank September 2017 PDF version of the printable.


Feel free to link this post up to Pinterest or Facebook so your friends and family can have a fun Mickey and Minnie calendar too!  Let's spread the Disney Magic!!!  °o°

Note: I've made calendars through 2017.  I don't post the PDF links on my blog until the beginning of each month.  If you're looking for a particular month and would like me to email it to you ahead of my post going live, you can send my blog an email at mydisneylifeblog[at]gmail.com.  I'll send you the PDFs directly as soon as I can!  :-)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Back from Disneyland and D23

Hi friends!  As you know, we've been crazy busy lately.  Eliot and I have returned from our trip to California for the D23 Expo and Disneyland.  We've actually been home for almost 2 weeks now, but we've been working on getting caught up on orders for Happily Ever Hatter.  We're still incredibly busy with orders, and we got really behind when I got pink eye again.  Thankfully, we're almost caught up.  We've decided to close our shop to general orders for the month of August so we can get fully caught up and focus on pre-prders for some of our new designs.  (Yay for new designs!!!)


However, I did want to swing by quickly to post about our trip!  We had a great time, but it was really, really, really hot.  Eliot and I are used to it being hot and humid in Maine, but this was something else.  It was really hot and we were unmotivated to do much.  In hindsight, we both agree that we should have gone out for the D23 Expo and then returned home.  We then could have spent a week at Disneyland some other time when it was a little cooler.  But, it was fun to be there for Disneyland's 62nd Birthday and to see the first official show of the return of Fantasmic!!!  That was a lot of fun!


I did make two bucket lists for our trip, one for Disneyland and one for the D23 Expo, but I ran out of time to post them before we left.  I had every intention of doing it, but Eliot and I pulled an all nighter the night before we left and we still didn't finish all of the ears we wanted to.  I couldn't take the time to type them up into a blog post.  However, I took the time to make the lists, so instead, I'll post the lists and the results together in one post so you can see what we were up to!


I'm hoping that I'll be able to stop by more often this month since we're toning it down with our shop, but I guess we'll see how it turns out.  I've got a goal list for August that includes preparing to launch two other business endeavors, working on the house and trying to enjoy a little bit of summer and some fun in the sun activities!  I guess we'll see how this pans out!  Just know that I'll be here as often as I can.  If I'm not here, hopefully that means I'm finally out enjoying the summer and nice weather and getting a little bit of relaxation in!!!  °o°

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 2017 Calendar

Hello August!  I can't believe how fast this summer is going by.  I feel like I just posted my July calendar and now it's already August.  (Christmas is going to be here before I know it... Ahh!!!)  In fact, I totally forgot that today was the first and that I had to post my calendar until it suddenly donned on me at about 10:00 pm tonight.  So without further ado, here it is!!!


Like last year, I've also made a blank version of the 2017 calendar without the holidays to make them more versatile.  Over the past 4 years, my calendars have been used for lots of things including: Disney trip countdowns, teachers' Disney themed classrooms, training calendars for runDisney events and to surprise kids with a Disney vacation!

Here's the link to download the August 2017 PDF version of the printable.

Here's the link to download the Blank August 2017 PDF version of the printable.


Feel free to link this post up to Pinterest or Facebook so your friends and family can have a fun Mickey and Minnie calendar too!  Let's spread the Disney Magic!!!  °o°

Note: I've made calendars through 2017.  I don't post the PDF links on my blog until the beginning of each month.  If you're looking for a particular month and would like me to email it to you ahead of my post going live, you can send my blog an email at mydisneylifeblog[at]gmail.com.  I'll send you the PDFs directly as soon as I can!  :-)
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Pink Eye: Part 2

At the moment, I can't seem to catch a break.  Right when Eliot and I had the busiest week for our ear business, I was diagnosed with conjunctivitis right in the middle of it.  For those of you keeping score: Pink Eye: 2, Melissa: 0.

Fortunately, I realized that I had it pretty quickly on.  I woke up Wednesday with pain and a very watery right eye. I tried using a cold compress like I usually do, and that didn't work.  By the time I was driving to work, it suddenly dawned on me that it was probably pink eye.  As the work day wore on, it was becoming more clear-while my vision was becoming less clear.  I dashed out of work as soon as we were done with our last patient, rushed over to the walk in clinic, and was officially diagnosed about 45 minutes later.  Lucky for me, the pharmacy stayed open until 8:00 pm and I made it over there with about 10 minutes to spare!


Thankfully, Eliot was more sympathetic to the "diseased rodent" this time around.  Instead of teasing me, he told me to sit on the couch, rest and not touch anything.  Then, he stayed up all night working on as many ears as he could.  He only got an hour of sleep before getting up to go to work for a few hours.  At least he was flying out to California for the weekend (to visit his family) and he could sleep on the plane.

So... now it's Monday night.  This is the first time I've been on my computer since Wednesday.  It's the first time the light from the computer hasn't completely bothered my eyes.  (It's not feeling too great the longer I sit here though.)  I'm still having trouble driving at night with oncoming lights, but I'm hoping that'll go away soon.

As for the ears, this is going to be a busy few days before our trip to California for Disneyland and the D23 Expo.  We leave on the 13th, so stay tuned.  Hopefully, I'll at least be able to pop back over to do my bucket list between now and then!  °o°