Disney Worldless Wednesday ~ Disney On The Road Show

This week's Disney Wordless Wednesday theme is:  Social Media Disney Memories Although I've quite publicly pined away for receiving an invitation to the coveted Disney Social Media Moms conference and thus far been unsuccessful, I have been able to attend a Disney On The Road event in Houston, TX. I was very excited for this Disney media event, and it this was a lovely opportunity to finally meet one of my fellow Disney blogging friends... Mary, of Capturing Magical Memories.  She saved me a seat, greeted me with a big hug, and immediately calmed me down and got me in a pixie-dusted mood (after the stress of downtown Houston navigation, rush hour traffic, and sadly arriving late!)  I'm still grateful to her, and remember her friendliness and kindness fondly.  :) Here were some of the magical highlights of that day.   (More pictures and details from the #DisneyOnTheRoad event here, if you are interested...) Great memories were made - it was quite a morning!  … [Read more...]

To All The Not-Invited Disney Social Media Moms

Ugly confession time.  I frivolously, foolishly, naively, and perhaps a bit arrogantly let myself get my hopes up for receiving an invitation to the famous Disney Social Media Moms blogging conference coming this May 2013. Well, the email invites went out yesterday.  I watched the flurry of excitement on Twitter, via the #DisneySMMoms hashtag, but my inbox remained empty.  It hit me kinda hard... I'd say I reached about a Level 3 on the Disney Crying Scale.   I even left work early to go home and lick my wounds. (Ok, so I came close to Level 4...) Recently feeling a bit stretched thin, and coming dangerously close to Blogger Burnout, my knee-jerk reaction to this turn of events was this: Fine. I can quit blogging now. Cause here's another ugly confession: The dream of being Disney's special guest, along with my family, for an event like the Disney Social Media Moms conference has been for me not just a primary blogging goal of mine... but literally my motivation for … [Read more...]

Disney Social Media Moms On the Road Celebration in Houston, TX #DisneyOnTheRoad

Any talk of "Disney Social Media Moms" has become the peak of blogging buzz excitement.  This highly coveted event has been held annually at Walt Disney World since 2010 (although they switched venues to Disneyland in 2014!).  It boasts a minimal registration fee, families are welcome to tag along, and attendance is by invitation only. While I dream of being including someday, for now I was happy to get a chance to participate in something new they are trying out this year:  Disney Social Media Moms "On-the-Road" Celebrations, held in three cities in 2012:  Houston, TX; Charlotte, NC; and Long Island, NY. This was a free, half day conference that included a great line up of speakers, free breakfast, some fun Disney Social Media Mom swag, and a great chance to meet some fellow (very likely Disney loving) bloggers. Disney On the Road 2013 Locations & Invitations UPDATE:  This event is still going strong as an annual tradition.  Locations for 2013 were San Francisco, Seattle, … [Read more...]