Monday, April 27, 2015

Day 847: Picture Crazy

As I drove home tonight, I spent a large portion of my drive thinking about Instagram. It's one of my favorite social media apps, and definitely one that I use every single day. But what do I really love about Instagram? The fact that it's like a journal of pictures. There's nothing quite like going back through your Instagram feed and remembering past Disney Trips or good times with your friends! It may just be another social media, but it's getting so many people to document their lives, and then I decided I should make a whole blog post out of it. So without further ado: 




The first time I Instagrammed about Everyday Disney HAS to be on this list! This was actually before the official blog began I believe...talk about a throwback! Original design and everything! Things sure have changed a bit around here!


That time I made a giant Disney World Vacation countdown on my fridge...for the second time. I did it with the old fridge, which ended up breaking a day or so later...so I had to move it all to the new fridge that we still have now! 


My November 2012 trip! Also before Everyday Disney began, this happened to be the first official time I Instagrammed a Disney Trip, and it was also the first time I saw New Fantasyland on a special preview! Annual Pass Benefits! 



One can't have my Instagram without my hard-core Star Wars phase. There's a ton of old pictures from 2012-2013 of Han Solo...although can there ever really be enough pictures of Han Solo in the world? 


That time I went to see the Broadway Tour of The Lion King. I'm absolutely thrilled that I'll be going to see Newsies at the same venue within the next year, but seeing Lion King is ALWAYS pure magic! 


That time I graduated from High School and my Graduation Cap was just about the most brilliant thing ever. It took some time to figure out exactly what I wanted to do with it, but once I had a quote, it was a thrill to put together. I still love that hat...even if I don't really know where it is. It's around here somewhere though!


That time I visited Walt Disney World on my Birthday. As a July Birthday Kid, it seemed completely impossible for my family to head down to Florida for my birthday, partly because of the business we run and partly because no one in my family is a huge fan of the heat. But my parents surprised me with a trip in 2013 to celebrate my graduation and my birthday and it was one of the most magical things ever. 


That time I got sad about not being at the D23 Expo and started writing it everywhere...including on a painting at a friend's birthday party. Yeah...we also watched Star Wars and played Haunted Mansion LIFE. You could say I was a bit jealous of everyone who was there. Thank goodness I'll be at the Expo this August!


That time I got bored during class and decided that writing a countdown in my notebook was more important than Science Fiction...or American Literature...whichever class I happened to be in at the moment. 


That time when I realized my love for Once Upon A Time and Captain Hook was far greater than I had previously thought. Since then Colin's appeared on my Instagram time and time again, right alongside many of the other cast members of the show! He'll even be back later in this post!


That time there was a Pumpkin decorating contest at my college and some of the pumpkins were definitely better than all the others!


My March 2014 trip was absolutely amazing! It still ranks among my favorite trips to Walt Disney World, and that's saying a lot. I don't know what it was, but there was something just extra magical about that trip, and I'd repeat it in a heartbeat! 


That time I fulfilled a life-long dream of marching down Main Street U.S.A. with my High School Band. A part of me still doesn't believe this happened sometimes, but it's among my greatest achievements, and I couldn't have done any of it without the Seymour High School Band! 


That time when Colin O'Donoghue tweeted me happy birthday. As you know well, I have it framed on my desk...it makes me smile every single day. No I'm not crazy, it just really meant a lot to me!


That time when I watched Dumbo as a part of my Disney Rewatch of all the Disney Animation Films from Snow White to Big Hero 6. It's still going on, and I definitely plan on picking up where I left off (Winnie the Pooh) as soon as I'm back home and settled after finals!


That time when I got a Baby Sven on eBay and I loved him so much that I took this picture...which later Jennifer Morrison favorited. It was a wonderful day.


That time our door decs got a bit of Disney inspiration for Halloween. They've been inspired by several Disney films since then but just wait until you see what I have planned for next year!


All of those times when I've DisneyBounded, whether it be for the March DisneyBound Challenge, Once Upon A Time or just everyday outfits. DisneyBounding is absolutely one of the greatest additions to my life and I'm always thankful for Leslie and those behind it! 


That time I was missing home and wore my Magic Band at college even though, sadly enough, it won't open the door to my dorm or allow me to enter the caf. Wouldn't it be awesome to have fastpasses for registration? 


The Everyday Disney Challenge has become a HUGE part of my Instagram. I'm loving it so far and can't wait to see what the rest of the year holds when it comes to pictures! 


January 2015 was my second trip with my two best friends and it was another of the most memory filled, magical trips I've ever had! Plus I got that awesome Monster's University hat...so that's pretty cool. 


That time Stitch and I binge watched Gilmore Girls at college. Good times Stitch. Good times.


And finally, last but not least, Spaceship Earth Sunday! I've been doing this for over a year now, and I doubt it will end any time soon. With a trip in June to replenish my Spaceship Earth photo collection, I'll be good for a while! 

There you have it: 23 times my Instagram went Disney. Then again, with a username like EpcotExpert, the chances of your Instagram being filled with anything and everything Disney are pretty high. I have to say though, i really enjoyed this trip down memory lane, and I encourage you to do the same thing! Go back through your Instagram if you have one! What are some instances of your Instagram going Disney? Share in the comments below! 

Have a magical day!