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The Year of Adventures

You know I try to be pretty real online. I share a lot of highlights, but I've shared some lows, too. We all have good days and bad, right? We're human. In 2015, I think I can overlook the bad days because I had so many good ones.

I know sometimes year-end recaps can seem like bragging, but an article on BlogHer (go read it here) recently helped me understand why it's OK to share the best of our lives on social media.
"When you post about how your heart could explode with joy at the sound of your daughter's laugh or that you just had the BEST glass of wine of your life, you are archiving memories that you will be able to retrieve later with just a click of a button." So here's my archive for 2015, what I'm calling The Year of Adventures. I went to new places, tried new things and met lots of really awesome people. Years from now, I hope I look back with happy memories of it all.

So to recap, this year I ... 


Hit my 1-year anniversary as a Weight Watcher…

Disney World DVC rental: How we stayed at Animal Kingdom Lodge for a FRACTION of the normal price

As you may recall, I spent approximately 18 months planning and saving for my family’s first trip to Disney World. We stayed Nov. 15-21, 2015, and I have to say every bit of research and budgeting paid off – big time. And, I can’t wait to share everything I learned.
But before I dive into any tips or tricks, I want to set the stage with the “stage” of our vacation: our resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge. This place is so incredible, it’s hard to describe. From the sights (animals grazing on the savanna), to the sounds (genuine African drummers), to the tastes (Indian and African dishes) and the smells (OMG I asked if they sold incense so we could take the scent home!!), every detail added to an immersive, amazing experience. 

Now, you may be wondering how we decided to stay here. I wish I could say we chose it after a lengthy comparison of features and costs … but really, we just got one hell of a deal. Anyone who knows me knows I’m a sucker for a good discount or clearance sale. And I fou…