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Goodbye Christopher Robin – Remembering Premiere & Movie! #GoodbyeChristopherRobin

I absolutely LOVED this movie when we went to see it in October! It was so interesting to learn the real story behind the creation of Winnie the Pooh, and the consequences that come with fame.

My mom and I got the opportunity to travel to New York City to celebrate this great film on the red – or should I say green – carpet at the New York Public Library.

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We even got to talk to some of the cast members including Will Tilston (Christopher Robin) and Damnhall Gleeson (A.A Milne), who were so nice! We made sure to not take a picture with Will, due to the movie being about how Christopher Robin’s life changes for the worse at such a young age because of the fame of his father’s books. We happily noticed that the cast was definitely more protective of him, as this was his first film at 9-10 years old. It was definitely fun hearing the real British/Scottish accents of the cast!

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The movie was filmed in the REAL 100-acre-woods, where the REAL Christopher Robin would play with Winnie the Pooh and Piglet! Also, to my delight, the REAL Piglet, Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Kanga, and the whole crew were on display at the library that day!! I personally think that in the movie Piglet looked bigger than the teacup-sized animal that he is, and I was surprised to see the adorable tiny Piglet, but the actors said that in the movie the Piglet was small as well.

We talked with Damnhall Gleeson for a while, and he was very nice and enjoyed chatting with us about the portrayal of A.A Milne (I would also like to mention that he was the Imperial guy in the Last Jedi, and the “new” Mr. Mcgregor in Peter Rabbit).

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After talking to the actors and watching the film, we went to a bookstore in search of Winnie the Pooh books, and fond the real book of Winnie The Pooh as well as a book of quotes from A.A Milne shard through Winnie the Pooh’s story. Here are some more pictures:

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MUST HAVE A SQUISHMALLOW!!!

OMG I loooove these amazing plush Squishmallows! They are literally the plush, stuffed animal form of marshmallows! I was sick last week, so I was laying around watching TV a lot, and it was so great to hug my huge Squishmallow!

These Squishmallows are super duper soft on the inside and outside, and the adorable faces just tops everything off and makes you want to squeeze these cuddly critters even more!

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You can buy these Squishmallows and more at places like Five Below an Walgreens!

Tips for Trading with the Jawas at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Ok, so I’m sure you all know Star Wars, and the Jawas that are always popping in the movies. But did you know that you can visit and trade with these Jawas yourself at Hollywood Studios? Just step into the Star Wars Launch Bay and find yourself a Jawa! Now, over the past the year, we’ve traded with multiple Jawas and found some tips of the trade, so we might as well get started:

  1. Grab anything from your junk drawer at home – , discarded toy parts, old trinkets, etc. The Jawas love anything shiny and things that clasp together with magnets! We definitely had more success trading with the Jawas when we brought our random trinkets.
  2. We found that things we thought the Jawas would love they turned down and our random pieces of junk they loved. We traded some great junk for awesome little plastic droid parts and since they put what you trade them into their goody sack, there’s a chance you could even get what someone else traded.
  3. Jawas definitely like rare objects found off the beaten path, so they don’t usually accept theme park maps or tickets, as they are fairly common.
  4. As a general rule, Jawas DO NOT accept money or food/drinks.
  5. Although the Jawas like random objects, they don’t seem to like trash.
  6. We haven’t tried this yet, but it is said that you may be able to trade one of your Disney pins for another pin.

After you trade with the Jawas, be sure to explore the rest of the rest of the launch bay, you might run into some Stormtrooopers and artifacts from Star Wars.

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Toothsome Chocolate Emporium! #universalmoments

I absolutely LOVE the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium at Universal, Orlando! At the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium, candy shop meets sit-down restaurant meets an amazing theme park experience! From the delectable desserts to the shop full of interesting candies to meeting Penelope Toothsome herself, the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium will NOT let you down. I honestly cannot decide what my favorite part was, although I think I could give it to the AMAZING desserts.My mom and I shared the “Brookie,” which is a brownie cookie topped with ice cream!! Toothsome Chocolate Emporium is definitely a must do at Universal!

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Top 5 Must-Dos on The Big Island!! #lethawaiihappen @gohawaii

I may be bias because I’ve only been to Hawaii once, and that was on the Big Island, but I think that the Big Island is the best island of Hawaii. The reason I think this is because it wasn’t the usual tourist-y place you would expect of Hawaii. Instead, it was more of an adventure all around, and you got to interact with the locals. Here is a list of my top ten must-dos if you visit the Big Island of Hawaii:

  1. Pololu Valley hike – This was an absolutely STUNNING hike down a steep trail built into a cliff. It took us about 30 minutes to go down and about 15 minutes coming back up, but believe me, it was worth it. at the bottom, we were met with a 100% black-sand beach, a beautiful blue ocean (which we believe we saw a whale in), and the view of two majestic waterfalls to the right.
  2. Ride The Rim – This is a guided tour on ATVs to the rim Waipio Valley, where we stopped and took a lunch break, looking down at two beautiful waterfalls and a local farming village. You can ride an ATV alone, with a friend, or have one of the employees drive you in a four-person buggy.
  3. Petroglyphs – Take a hike on one of many petroglyph trails and visit the ancient Hawaiian’s drawings.petroglyphhike
  4. Chill out and go to a beach – Snorkel or even walk along the shore, and you may be visited by adorable sea turtles.
  5. Volcanoes National Park – DEFINITELY pay a visit to the volcanoes of Hawaii. I suggest setting a whole day aside for this, so you can visit the volcanoes, hike down the Kilauea Iki crater, explore and visit the lava tubes and arches, come back to the volcanoes at night time to see the glowing lava.lavatube

*also a MUST-do: eat LILIKOI (passion fruit) shave-ice or juice!*shaveice1

Num Nom Lip gloss Truck

The Num Nom lip gloss truck is so cool! It’s a super cute ice cream truck with the all ingredients you need to make your own lip gloss. But not only can you make normal lip gloss, you can make lip gloss that’s sparkly and flavored!! Once you mix the ingredients together, you can put them in this built-in lip gloss dispenser and push down on the nozzle to make the lipstick come out. Finally, the truck comes with 3 num nom lip gloss containers! This is super easy and fun to do, and everything you need comes with the truck. It’s so awesome!!!!