Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Characters on Parade


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Retro

These pictures were taken when my husband went to Disney World back in the early 80's.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Giveaway

A celebration is in order here, Exploring the Mouse has bought a dot com for this blog and we are doing a giveaway because of it.

I have been wanting to buy my own dot com for some time now and I am very excited to get one and get it on the blog. To me this is the next step in my blogging adventure.

So with out further adieu, here is the giveaway:


This giveaway includes a tinker bell tote bag, 2 photo greeting cards and 4 bookmarks. All of these are handmade and handpicked for this blog.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck. This giveaway ends on April 15th at midnight. Thank you for entering.

Monday, April 7, 2014

The 2014 Ultimate Blog Party

Ultimate Blog Party 2014 
This is my first year participating in the Ultimate Blog Party from 5minutesformom.com . I am so excited to meet some new friends and reconnect with some old ones.

Let me introduce myself. My name is Karen and I live on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. I tell people we are as far south as you can get in Mississippi. We live only about 1/2 a mile from the beach. I love to go down to Hwy 90 and drive along the scenic road and look at the water. 

The Biloxi Lighthouse
One thing that has always amazed me about this area is that we actually have a lighthouse that sits in the middle of a 4 lane hwy. I love to go past this lighthouse when we  drive down Hwy 90 in Biloxi, MS.

It is amazing that I have been here for over 20 years and I love it here. I am originally from Long Island, New York, where I lived till I got married to my best friend, Larry. Together we have 3 kids; Daniel, Katie and John.
Our family at Walt Disney World 2013

I have been blogging here at Exploring the Mouse since May of 2010. But I have been blogging since around 2008. My first blog was over on Homestead Blogger. I also blog at Families Around the Kitchen Table.

Our family  a couple of years ago at Disney World.
I am a Disney fanatic. Our family loves to go to Walt Disney World. Disney World has become our families destination of choice. I enjoy writing about Walt Disney World and helping others plan their vacation. I am proud that I have become the person that people go to to ask their Disney questions to.

Some of my favorite activities are:
  • reading
  • spending time with my family
  • drinking coffee with my hubby on the front porch
  • planning a Disney vacation
  • looking at the changing fall leaves
  • walking on the piers at the beach, especially at sunset 
Sunset at the beach

Thank you for stopping by.

Friday, April 4, 2014

PassPorter's Walt Disney World Review


PassPorter book
I recently got a PassPorter's Walt Disney World 2014 edition to review. This book is one of my favorite tour books.

Some of the things I love about this book are:

  • The binding. It is a spiral bound book.
  • The Maps. the maps in this book are a 2 page fold out type and on the back of the map is touring plans and attractions at a glance.
    Animal Kingdom Map
  • The pockets at the back. At the back of the book is some pockets that you can put receipts, guide maps, baggage claim tickets, or any thing else. On each pocket you can record what you did on each day of your vacation. Then there is a pocket for your journey where you can write stuff that you need for your trip. There is also one just for your room.
    Pockets
  • The Lodging section. I love how they show a diagram of what a room looks like.
    Sample of a lodging page
  • A full page devoted to The Shades of Green Resort.  (This is where we like to stay on property.) Most tour books just mention the Shades of Green, but this book gives a lot more information about the resort than most.
  • That you can take it with you. You can actually take this book with you to Disney World.
This is one of the must buy travel books for your trip to Disney. You will be sure to use it.

Be sure and check out PassPorters website here.
They also have other PassPorter books besides the one for Walt Disney World.

Important Information:

Website: www.passporter.com
Cost: $24.95
Where to buy this book: You can buy it from Passporter or at your local bookstore.
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