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 ways that would be impossible, so here I am.

I’m still getting my blogging legs, I’ve recently done a complete redesign of the site and am trying (clawing, begging, pleading) to find my path here. My focus is Disney World and all my memories and time spent there as a former cast member and obsessed annual passholder. I sometimes have something useful to share, maybe a tidbit of news or so. I am also a mom of 3 – a 10 year old boy, almost 9 year old girl and 9 month old boy. Married to my high school sweetheart. We live outside of Tampa but are originally from Boston.

I think that’s about it – feel free to stop by and say hello, offer any tips, thoughts or ideas for my journey here, follow me on Twitter or Facebook, or simply share in our joint commiseration of swag-deficiency! Welcome to Zannaland!

And a big thank you to Robin at BlogHop09 and everyone at BlogHer@Home for putting this together 😀


  • Hi there! Great to meet you! I think your blog design looks pretty cool – nice job! I hadn’t heard about the Alice in Wonderland movie. Thanks for sharing the scoop. Happy hopping! 😀

  • I have never been to a Disney park, but would love to! I’ll have to check out all your tips and stories. Thanks for sharing!

  • I’ve never been to Disney, but I hope to rememdy that in the next year. I saw a press release about Alice in Wonderland, and I’m really looking forward to it. Those kind of movies are right up my alley.
    Nice to meet you!

  • disney love! i want to get the whole fam there now that we are all 6 here. but more on your blog…super fun. cute…and keep on doing it. blogging is awesome. happy blog hop.

  • Thanks everyone and hello! I guess I forget sometimes, because I am surrounded by tons o’ Disney peeps on Twitter, that not everyone has been to Disney – maybe I’ll do a series on tips for first time visits and some great ideas for planning! 🙂

    I hope to visit a bunch of bloghop/blogher@home sites tonight or tomorrow, I’ve had a killer headache all day tho!

    Thanks again for the visits!


  • Stopping by from the blog hop to say hello. I have yet been to Disney. We are hoping in the next year or two to get there. Have a great weekend.

  • I’m a Disney Freak and love your tag line! I’ll definitely have to bookmark your site to use when we head back to Disney next spring. We usually go every year for spring break. I’m glad you joined the BlogHop and I’m now following you on twitter (@boxofchocolates). Party on!

  • Like the design of your blog.

    Hopping over from the Blog Hop!

  • I am so loving that your blog is about Disney! I went last year. My family is going this year, but I can’t go. I’m so sad! Just stopping by from BlogHop! See you later!

  • be bopping to the blog hop with cha
    my college girl theater major wants that job @ disney land

  • Hopping over from the Blog Hop! Following you on twitter now. Can’t wait to read more when I get a chance. My girls are on a Disney movie kick so we have Disney everything it seems. Wish we were closer to the parks!

  • I can only imagine what it must be like to be a cast member at Disney! I’d love to take my son some day!

  • Andrea H

    I have never been to Disney. I would love to visit. It is nice to meet you! Please stop by and comment on my blog. I love new visitors!

  • How fun!! I haven’t been to Disney in about 16 years. It’s just so incredibly expensive. Really sad too, because I don’t live that far! But one day, when the kids are older, I’m sure we’ll go at least once. Nice to meet you!!!

  • marina

    I’m Blog Hopping…Come visit my blog and enter the 2 giveaways…while at my blog please could you help me build up comments for the blog giveaway I’m trying to win? Thank you….

    PS Disney is my love too!

  • Amy

    Hello! So glad I hopped onto your site from the blog hop. I am a mom to three girls. My oldest is almost nine, too. Can you say drama? That is the theme in our house most days.

    I am actually planning our first trip to Disney World next May. My husband and I have never been there either, so this is a first time trip for all of us. I can’t wait! So glad I found your blog!

  • Haha, I totally feel you Amy!! I swear 8 is the new 16 with girls isn’t it? I’m currently working on a first time visitor/planning blog for Disney World so I hope to see you again! I’m sure you’ll have a wonderful time at the World! 😀 Thanks for visiting!

  • Tia

    I LOVE Disney World and hope to be able to take my family soon! We live near Disneyland and have gone many times but something about Epcot Center and the Magic Kingdom make me want to make sure we make it there before my oldest leaves home!

  • Oh (su) Zanna! Thanks for stopping by MY site, Susannah's Aprons with BlogHop '09. Nice to meet you. Disneyland (Cali) is one of my fav. places in the whole wide world. Been to Disney World too.

    Have a great day.

    e-Mom @ Susannah's Aprons

  • Oh (su) Zanna! Thanks for stopping by MY site, Susannah's Aprons with BlogHop '09. Nice to meet you. Disneyland (Cali) is one of my fav. places in the whole wide world. Been to Disney World too.

    Have a great day.

    e-Mom @ Susannah's Aprons

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