Simple Joy Saturday #39

Simple Joy Saturday #39

Every Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  These posts may grow or change as time passes.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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1. A change of pace

Work is more fun when you are at a Disney resort.

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How to Save Money at a Disney Resort

How to Save Money at a Disney Resort

This week I attended the Ruffalo Noel Levitz conference at the Disney Swan and Dolphin Resort.  As a self-proclaimed penny-pincher, I consider the prices at Disney a little, um, steep.  However, I did discover a few ways to save money.

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1. Choose “Quick Service” dining options. 

I ate most of my meals at Picabu and Fuel.  These “buffeterias” have delicious food, and (while they’re not cheap) they are cheaper than the more formal restaurants.  I especially liked Picabu because I could grab a hot meal (such as tacos or a burrito bowl) and a snack for later (they stock some of my favorite granola bars).

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Turtle Coffee Milkshake

Turtle Coffee Milkshake

July 26 is National Coffee Milkshake Day

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My favorite thing about working at a coffee shop in college was making turtle frappes.  I enjoyed decorating the clear cups with chocolate and caramel sauce and squirting mountains of whipped cream on top.

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Mosquit-OH MY!

Mosquit-OH MY!

For ten hours on Monday, I drove south at 80 mph in the company car.  I am attending a student retention conference this week, and my goal was to reach the hotel before dinner.

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About halfway to my destination, I stopped at the Savannah Wildlife Refuge to snap some nature photos and stretch my legs.  As soon as I exited the car, 1000 mosquitoes attacked me.  I ran in circles while swatting them (killing about 10 mosquitoes per swat) until I could safely return to my car.

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I didn’t try to leave the car again for three hours.

Sorry there aren’t more photos of the nature preserve, but I like my blood to stay in my body.

Top Ten Tuesday: M is for Misguided

Top Ten Tuesday: M is for Misguided

Top Ten Tuesday

I am indecisive. At least, I think I am indecisive. Most likely, I am indecisive. I really can’t decide. Am I indecisive?

I know that my indecisive tendencies are based on fear; I don’t want to make a misguided decision.  Thankfully, God gives us clear directions. He doesn’t leave us to wander and wonder.

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Simple Joy Saturday #38

Simple Joy Saturday #38

On Saturday I share three simple things that brought me happiness during the week.  Please feel free to share your own simple joys in the comments section!

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Maybe I should quit claiming that I share my simple joys every week.

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July 14 – 20

1. Walking

Walking with friends at the outdoor mall.  Walking with Mom in Old Salem.  Walking with an audiobook around the neighborhood.  I just love the sunshine and movement!

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Klondike Bar Cake

Klondike Bar Cake

July is National Ice Cream Month

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National Ice Cream Month might be my favorite month of all, and this Klondike Bar Cake is probably the best birthday cake I have ever made.  Not only is it easy to make and extremely delicious, but it’s also versatile.  You could use any Klondike bar + ice cream combination that you like!

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