Archive for July, 2009

  • In typical Zanna fashion, I started full-force on this website and blog at the least financially…um…fit moment of the year so far. While we are working on correcting that and battling the economic woes affecting us all (as a one-income family of 5), of *course* I want want want all […]

    A Disney Blogger’s Wish List

    In typical Zanna fashion, I started full-force on this website and blog at the least financially…um…fit moment of the year so far. While we are working on correcting that and battling the economic woes affecting us all (as a one-income family of 5), of *course* I want want want all […]

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  • My parents, like most couples, were complete opposites. My mom is a Type A planner, list-maker and agenda-keeper. Even before she settled into her 3rd career of selling cruises, I used to call her our family Cruise Director. My dad, on the other hand, was as laid back as they […]

    Disney Vacation Planning 101

    My parents, like most couples, were complete opposites. My mom is a Type A planner, list-maker and agenda-keeper. Even before she settled into her 3rd career of selling cruises, I used to call her our family Cruise Director. My dad, on the other hand, was as laid back as they […]

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  • [Edit: originally published on ZannaLand on 7/31/09] I was recently given the opportunity to try out some EcoStoreUSA products – and BOY was I glad I did. The well-packaged spray cleaner arrived in the mail after a day when cleaning the house had fallen to the bottom of the priority […]

    Go Green while you Clean with EcoStore

    [Edit: originally published on ZannaLand on 7/31/09] I was recently given the opportunity to try out some EcoStoreUSA products – and BOY was I glad I did. The well-packaged spray cleaner arrived in the mail after a day when cleaning the house had fallen to the bottom of the priority […]

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  • Hello fellow non-BlogHer 09ers! I am pretty shiny and green with public blogging (been doing it on livejournal for almost 10 years now eep!), but I quickly learned about the phenomenal planetary alignment of bloggers that is BlogHer 09. And of course said, “I wanna goooo!” Then realized how many […]

    BlogHop and BlogHer@Home ’09

    Hello fellow non-BlogHer 09ers! I am pretty shiny and green with public blogging (been doing it on livejournal for almost 10 years now eep!), but I quickly learned about the phenomenal planetary alignment of bloggers that is BlogHer 09. And of course said, “I wanna goooo!” Then realized how many […]

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  • Here is Disney’s *official* Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland teaser trailer. That is a link to the facebook fan page where the trailer was released, but it is in HD and the quality is so much better than the previously leaked trailers. Go see! I will update this page when […]

    Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland OFFICIAL teaser trailer!

    Here is Disney’s *official* Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland teaser trailer. That is a link to the facebook fan page where the trailer was released, but it is in HD and the quality is so much better than the previously leaked trailers. Go see! I will update this page when […]

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  • Well that has to be Epcot’s 14th Annual International Food & Wine Festival, which runs from September 25-November 8, 2009 this year at the Walt Disney World Resort. Whether you have been to Epcot enough times to rattle off the location of each hidden Mickey in the park, or you […]

    The Most Delicious Time of the Year?

    Well that has to be Epcot’s 14th Annual International Food & Wine Festival, which runs from September 25-November 8, 2009 this year at the Walt Disney World Resort. Whether you have been to Epcot enough times to rattle off the location of each hidden Mickey in the park, or you […]

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  • As I discussed in my history of Disney obsession, I came to love Walt Disney World the way most kids do, on a family vacation. Part of what makes it so magical is that you are leaving your comfortable surroundings; you are venturing into another world, and when it’s over, […]

    Keeping the Magic Alive…When it Lives in Your Backyard

    As I discussed in my history of Disney obsession, I came to love Walt Disney World the way most kids do, on a family vacation. Part of what makes it so magical is that you are leaving your comfortable surroundings; you are venturing into another world, and when it’s over, […]

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  • As with most things of a fantastical nature, I avoided Harry Potter and all its hype for years. That sounds pretty confusing coming from someone that identifies as a small, stubborn, flying pixie. With the notable exception of The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien in general, I’m just not […]

    Harry Potter: more than just on screen magic

    As with most things of a fantastical nature, I avoided Harry Potter and all its hype for years. That sounds pretty confusing coming from someone that identifies as a small, stubborn, flying pixie. With the notable exception of The Lord of the Rings and Tolkien in general, I’m just not […]

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  • [Edit: originally published on ZannaLand on 7/15/09] As with most things of a fantastical nature, I avoided Harry Potter and all its hype for years. That sounds pretty confusing coming from someone that identifies as a small, stubborn, flying pixie. With the notable exception of The Lord of the Rings […]

    Harry Potter: More Than Just On-screen Magic

    [Edit: originally published on ZannaLand on 7/15/09] As with most things of a fantastical nature, I avoided Harry Potter and all its hype for years. That sounds pretty confusing coming from someone that identifies as a small, stubborn, flying pixie. With the notable exception of The Lord of the Rings […]

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  • (and then find a way to get paid for it.) That’s the old saying, right? That is definitely the way I have looked at my quest for a dream job over the years, I just haven’t figured out the latter part of that equation quite yet. I’m not worried, even […]

    Do what you love…

    (and then find a way to get paid for it.) That’s the old saying, right? That is definitely the way I have looked at my quest for a dream job over the years, I just haven’t figured out the latter part of that equation quite yet. I’m not worried, even […]

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