Friday, July 3, 2015

Day 914: Captain America Day

As the end of this week approached, there was that ever constant nagging in the back of my mind: "What about your Friday YouTube video? What are you going to do? You need to film this and edit it you know." And on and on my mind went. Of course, that nagging voice is right...I do have to, weekly, come up with an idea, write a script, film the video, transfer the files, edit the video and then travel a half hour to upload it because my internet at home is too slow. It's sometimes a bit tiring, but I do love every second of it, right up to the point where the other day I was trying to figure out how I might be able to continue weekly videos once I head back to school in the fall. It'll be difficult, but I'll see what I can do.

However, this week took a bit of thinking. It's obviously the Fourth of July and, at first, I had an entirely different idea. As ideas sometimes do, it fell flat, and I was left on Wednesday with no idea of what I would be uploading for this week's video. And then a tweet from someone I follow gave me a spark and I took it.

Which leads me to my confession...I've never actually seen any of the Captain America movies. Well, I hadn't when I filmed the video. I finally got around to watching the first one last night and loved every second of it. When the video was made, however, Captain America had yet to be watched. Which led to just a few projects...

As you can see in the video, I ended up attempting three Captain America inspired projects, and while the string art definitely took longer than expected, all three where super fun to create! 

Like I said, everything turned out really well and thankfully, despite draining basically every video camera battery I have, I got the video up on time! Remember, there's a new trip vlog on my YouTube channel every Tuesday and Friday Funday Video on Friday at Noon! 

Have a magical day!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Day 913: Operation Dole Whip

Fans of Once Upon A Time aren't strangers to the various operation names that surround the show. So far we've had several, incluing Operation Cobra, the original project in Season One, Operation Save Henry, the mission in Season 3, and, most recently, Operation Mongoose, which took place throughout Season 4. So when Frank and I decided we wanted to go back to Disney and finally figured out a time we'd both be able to go, we dubbed it Operation Dole Whip.

And somehow we managed to make it work.

That's right. In January 2016 we'll be headed back to Walt Disney World for more adventures of every kind, and I can tell you already that there are a lot of things in the works for this trip. From challenges to YouTube videos to games of hide and week, we're already hard at work planning things out.

But that's not what we're most excited for. Operation Dole whip is all about taking things at a relaxing pace and enjoying all that Disney has to offer. So instead of rushing around right away, we've decided that our first day won't be a park day at all, but rather a day to enjoy Old Key West and the other resorts, resting up for the next seven days of adventure time.

Which is where Everyday Disney comes in. We're planning, as I said, several challenges, but over the next few months here on Everyday Disney and on my Instagram I'll be looking for input from all of my followers on what food we should eat, things we should do and possible challenges we should take, so keep your eyes out and get ready for more of those Frank Flashses you can find in the vlogs from this past January!

Have a magical day!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Day 912: Lucky 15: Part 1

This is one of those posts that has two parts a half year apart from one another. That's right, it's time for my bi-annual favorite post round up! When you blog once for every day of the year, you definitely have an opportunity to look back at some of the best moments in your life, and that's one of the main reasons I do this twice a year. Not only do I have an automatic blog post topic for every July 1, but I also get to sit and recall the incredible adventures I've had here on Everyday Disney!

If you want to go back and read the posts that go along with this one, you can find them at the links right below!

Saturday, January 17, 2015: Day 747: A Few More Favorites

January held a lot of great moments for me: I was on Buzzfeed, went to Disney World, started the Everyday Disney Challenge, and tons of other stuff, but ultimately I think this post has to be my favorite. My Disney Trip this past January with my friends and family was one of the greatest I've ever had, so of course I just had to pick the post with some of my favorite pictures from that trip. My all time favorite, however, is the one you see above, which was taken at Epcot right where we stood in June to watch Illuminations. It's not my favorite place to watch the show, but it definitely holds a special place in my heart now.

Friday, February 13, 2015: Day 774: Alton Brown

You don't always get to meet people on the list of people you want to meet, and that's why meeting Alton Brown just has to be on my list for the first half of the year! His show was hilarious and I loved every second of it! Now, hopefully by the time I meet Colin I'll have met enough other people to control the shaking of my face. 

Friday, March 6, 2015: Day 795: The Love Triangle Theory: Volume 2

It's been a while since the first volume of the Love Triangle Theory, which states that in any love triangle situation, the two halves that meet last will end up together. Back in 2013 my examples included Han & Leia and Katniss & Peeta, but it seems to me that Once Upon A Time has it's own set of Love Triangles just waiting to support this theory. Did I have to wait for CaptainSwan to officially become a couple that seemed endgame to post the second volume? Yes. Was it worth the wait? You bet it was. 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015: Day 834: Modifications

April actually held a lot of great posts as well, but this one definitely stands out as a favorite. As one of the more popular posts here on Everyday Disney as well as on the official Tumblr, it's hard to go against my own set of DisneyBound Essentials, inspired by the post from the official DisneyBound Tumblr. I DisneyBound quite frequently these days, so putting together a quick list of my own essential pieces was a ton of fun!

Thursday, May 14, 2015: Day 864: Hakuna Matata

The end of every semester of school brings a lot of different emotions, and it just so happens that we now have a whole set of characters ready to help explain those feelings! In one of a spur of the moment blog posts, I go through the five emotions of Disney/Pixar's latest feature film, Inside Out, and have them help explain just how college students like myself might be feeling as another year comes to a close.

Thursday, June 11, 2015: Day 892: Missing Frank and Shovell

It should come to no surprise that as I headed back to Walt Disney World without my friends, things certainly weren't the same. I spent a good potion of my time missing my friends, but even from states away, they managed to light up my life...with a little help from Cardboard Colin of course. I do find it entertaining that Cardboard Colin is quickly becoming my thing on Twitter. I suppose I do take a lot of selfies with a cardboard Captain Hook though...

Monday, April 20, 2015: Day 840: Worth the Wait

And for my bonus post this time I just have to go back to the day I got a random envelope in the mail and it turned out to be a signed autograph from Josh Dallas. Turns out that if you wait over a year, sometimes that wait is worth it. Talk about a Charm Attack!

There you have it! The first half of 2015 in a nutshell. Of course, if you're just joining us here at Everyday Disney, I do recommend going back through some of these posts, which are often some of my favorites and most interesting. Basically all of me wrapped up into a few posts instead of 912. I'll be back at the end of the year with a post celebrating the second half of 2015, but until then...

Have a magical day!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Day 911: Halfway Through

It's the end of another month, which means more Everyday Disney Challenge Photos! This month was originally inspired completely by resorts, but I cut it down a bit to make it easier for everyone! There's definitely still hints of the resorts throughout the month though, and I do have to note that there was an editing error, so we made Day 25 a free day as well! 

As always, everyone is welcome to join in this next month as I continue forward in my year of Disney pictures. Special thanks to all of my Instagram follwers who continuously support this project with favorites and comments! I definitely keeps me going and means the world to me! 

Have a magical day!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Day 910: Another Time Around

Some people probably think it's ridiculous that I watch all of Once Upon A Time every summer, but at this point it's basically a tradition. A tradition that just so happens to lead me right up to the premiere of the next season, making time go much, much faster. So I figured that, in honor of my rewatch, I would share my top five favorite episodes of Once Upon A Time. Trust me, this was a hard choice...a really, really hard choice, because I have so many favorites, but there are definitely a few episodes that stand out to me as favorites overall in comparison to favorite scenes.

In  order of apperance in the series, here are my top five:

1x01: Pilot

You honestly can't beat the Pilot of Once Upon A Time. I remember 2011, sitting in front of my televison as I started the series and reading those ever popular words, "Once Upon A Time." For a pilot, this show certainly did it right, and I think there were many of us ready to stick with this show from day one. From the Enchanted Forest with all its wonders, true love's kiss as shared by Snow and Charming in the opening scene, to Emma Swan with her red leather jacket and little yellow bug, I know I was stuck from day one, and watching the pilot is always one of my favorite things to do.

1x04: The Price of Gold

Oddly enough, one of my all time favorite episodes actually occurred very early on. At this point in the series we knew so little about Rumpelstiltskina and the deals he struck, so this was really one of the first moments we had a chance to see his true self, not to mention we got to watch OUAT's version of Cinderella, whom I adore and always love to see back on the show! I think what I really love about this episode was just the way it twisted and turned the original fairytale. I came back to it time and time again while working on my thesis for my Fairy Tale paper and it's definitely just stuck with me.

3x05: Good Form

Now we skip ahead to Season 3, not to say that there weren't spectacular episodes stuck in there, but Good Form was just one of those episodes that you never least not if you're a CaptainSwan shipper. Good Form held the moment our ship became canon, but for me, as a huge fan of Hook, it was really the first time we got to see some of his pre-pirate backstory. I adore Captain Hook and I adore Killian Jones, so getting to catch a glimpse into that past was a treasure, pun intended.

3z21&3x22: Snow Drifts & There's No Place Like Home

So technically this might be six episodes by the time we get done, but you can't say half of a season finale and call it good. OUAT has done the two hour season finale "movie" for two seasons now, and I've loved every second of each of them. However, the Season 3 finale will always hold a special place in my heart. Maybe it was the fact that it was a CaptainSwan movie and Hook was definitely in 75% of the episodes, or maybe because it was just simply brilliant, who knows. Actually, it's probably because we got two Hooks at once. Can't say you punched yourself in the face every day...or ever hopefully.

Also, can someone make me that dress?

4x16: Poor Unfortunate Soul 

This was one of those episodes where I had no idea going into it just how much I'd end up loving it, but this episode is by far my favorite of Season 4. Again, Hook is all over the place, but there was something extra magical about Ursula's story and how it wove in with the others. Plus we had one of the most meaningful CaptainSwan moments in the that definitely helps. But I'm not joking, the CaptainSwan was just bonus. I loved it long before that "Happy Ending" scene.

Now, for those who may not be caught up, I won't give any spoilers away further, but I know for a fact that this next season is going to be an absolutely crazy one. With everything they've explored so far, I couldn't be more excited to see where things go next. Of course, maybe my ship has seen better days, but she'll weather the storm, and by the end, I certainly know everyone will live Happily Ever After.

Well..I hope so. With Adam and Eddy you can never really predict these things.

Have a magical day!