10 Reasons to Stay at the Polynesian Village Resort on Your Next Trip to Walt Disney World

10 Reasons to Stay at the Polynesian Village Resort on Your Next Trip to Walt Disney World

Looking for the ultimate hotel for your next visit to Walt Disney World? Or looking for an excuse to take a trip to the property? Look no further! The Polynesian Village Resort gives you the full package. Want to know the top 10 reasons why we love it so much? Keep reading!...

Read More

The Ultimate 3-Day $500 Trip to Walt Disney World

The Ultimate 3-Day $500 Trip to Walt Disney World

After looking around and crunching some numbers, we realized we could take a whirlwind trip to Walt Disney World with a base cost of only $300 each for flights, hotel stay, and park tickets! When all was said and done, the trip totaled about $500 each and we had a super fun three days. Honestly, we wouldn't mind doing a trip like this again! Keep reading to see how much ground we covered on a limited budget and in such a brief period of time...

Read More

Gift Guide: Adventureland Themed Disney Park Wares

Gift Guide: Adventureland Themed Disney Park Wares

This season we're featuring a guide specifically for the Disney park-goers in your life that can't get enough of Adventureland. We've added in some other tropical inspired goods & park related gifts as well. Check out these 16 great finds...

Read More

Review: Trader Sam's Grog Grotto - Walt Disney World

Review: Trader Sam's Grog Grotto - Walt Disney World

This past May, we were finally able to check out Trader Sam's Grog Grotto. We have been longtime fans of Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar in Disneyland and couldn't wait to check out its east coast counterpart at Walt Disney World. While the bars share many similarities, they're not exactly alike which made our visit super fun...

Read More

100-Day Project: Day 1 - Lighting Fixtures

100-Day Project: Day 1 - Lighting Fixtures

A couple of weeks ago, in my post 100-Day Project: Time to Make! I mentioned that I was going to participate in The 100-Day Project hosted by The Great Discontent and Ella Luna. 

Since then I've been narrowing down my options and I've finally arrived at one: textile designs.  I've had some product and furniture design projects in mind but haven't found exactly the right fabrics for them so I've really gotten into the idea of designing my own.  

Read More

Tiki Mug Monday: Coconut Gin Fizz

Tiki Mug Monday: Coconut Gin Fizz

This week we're serving up another modification to a tiki drink recipe - the Cream Gin Fizz.  We found this one on Beachbum Berry's [way too awesome] Total Tiki app.  Any tiki-philes or mixologists out there should check it out if you're on the hunt for new recipes you can make with whatever ingredients you have on hand at home.  Added bonus: it's also filled with fun facts, history, etc...

Read More

Tiki Mug Monday: Faux Milky Way

Tiki Mug Monday: Faux Milky Way

Since Instagram seems to always be alive with #tikimugmonday, I figured, why not start a running series of posts featuring my collection of mugs + weekly tiki drink recipes? To kick it off, this week's mug is from Trader Sam's (although I've seen it sold elsewhere like at the Polynesian gift shop) and it contains an attempt at Tiki Ti's Milky Way...

Read More

Top 10 Disney World Restaurants (with a Tiki or Mid-Century Modern Theme)

Top 10 Disney World Restaurants (with a Tiki or Mid-Century Modern Theme)

Maybe I'm a little bit of a foodie but I feel like half the fun of planning a trip to Disney World is deciding where to eat!  Since I have a natural inclination for all things tiki and mid-century modern, I've spent some time scouting out the best dining (and drinking) experiences where I can immerse myself in those environments.  Beyond their great theming, these places have proven to have excellent options for the taste buds!  

Read More