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A Quick Trip to Disney World!


I do not recommend doing this! This will be a long, probably too detailed post. The links in this post are not affiliate links.

Last month, I took Baby Magic on a quick trip to Disney World. Why was it a quick trip? She has/had a thing about people in costumes with heads...think Mickey and Minnie. Those types of costumes. We can't even go to Chuck E. Cheese's. Granted, the new Chuck is a bit creepy.

For Christmas, I gave her tickets to Disney. If you follow my personal page on IG (@everybody_loves_ro) you most likely saw this video and chuckled a bit at her saying she doesn't think she's "quite ready" for the trip. She was not at all excited. In fact, she asked me to cancel the trip and take her to the movies. Sigh.

The time finally came and she seemed more excited to go. We went over the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

We drove down on Friday, planned to be at Magic Kingdom all day Saturday, and would have breakfast and leave on Sunday.…
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Hello 2020!

Happy New Year!
I hope that this reaches you in the best of health and spirit! I look forward to what the new year has to bring! 
My blog resolution is to share more. Recipes and experiences. I need to venture into sharing my OWN recipes.

My personal resolution is to continue to be better. Physically, spiritually and mentally. I just want to live well. If I take care of myself, everything else will fall into place. 
Cheers to having an amazing year!


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Have you ever seen a recipe pop up in an ad or be so random in your social media feed that it catches your eye? That happens to me every time I say I want a steak. I'm not playing. Every. Single. Time.

I've been cutting back on pork and beef, so when I crave it, I tend to go for it. I like to say that my body is trying to tell me I need some nutrient from it, but the truth is I LOVE STEAK. Usually when I crave pork it's bacon that I want.


This recipe for Garlic Steak Bites keeps showing up in my Pinterest feed. Like every time I log in.

I decided to make it. I wasn't terribly disappointed.

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WYD and other annoying shorthand messages makes us not even want to respond to you. Real talk. Do you know proper English? This isn’t attractive. We don’t want this. I don’t want this. I want to be mentally stimulated. What are you reading? Can you read? That’s a valid question these days.
So, what’s the problem?
Men are stupid. There. End of blog post.
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