Snow White dress

Sartorial Divination! Packing For WDW Way In Advance

Hey, remember that time I had to pack for WDW like 3 weeks in advance? Well, it’s not quite that bad this time around, but it’s still chancy: I’m packing for Disney 2 weeks in advance. In late spring, summer, or early fall, this is all no big deal. Florida will be warm, hot, or obscenely hot. Pack summer outfits and some sweatshirts; boom, done. But things get tricky in that amorphous back area during winter and the immediately surrounding months. Florida could do anything, up to and including sweltering heat or, on the opposite end of the spectrum,...

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Disney Wardrobe

And We’re Back (In More Ways Than One): My WDW Marathon Weekend Wardrobe

Hello and welcome to 2022! I’m sure it some ways it feels much like 2021 so far; that is to say, like a sequel we never asked for to a movie we did not like. Still, already 2022 has one thing going for it, and that’s the return of the WDW Marathon, my dearest love. Obviously I can’t embark upon a Disney trip without forcing you all to LOOK at my PLANNED WARDROBE, so here we are. Does it help that I am once again trying a new format? Yes? Okay, what if I said the new format involves...

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Disney Wardrobe

What I’m Wearing To Disney THIS Time

My next Walt Disney World trip is right around the corner, which means the Wine & Dine Half Marathon is almost upon us! It’ll be my first runDisney race since I did the Goofy Challenge in January 2020, and I am READY. I don’t know how this trip is gonna look with all the changes lately, but I do know how I’m gonna look, and that’s cute. ;D Once a Disney Dandy, always a Disney Dandy, y’know? There’s a twist this time around, though: Pat wants us to do carry-on luggage only. This is wise as Disney’s Magical Express,...

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Cinderella Castle

In Which Jenn Packs For WDW Three Weeks In Advance

Yes, I own this luggage for realsies. Look, I don’t know you. I don’t know your packing habits. But I can tell you my usual ones, which some might describe as anal-retentive: I have a spreadsheet. Everything I need to pack is in that spreadsheet, and once it’s in my suitcase, which happens at least a day in advance, I mark it off. I save every individual trip’s packing list so that I can go back and consult it to check for items I may have missed. And of course I check the weather to make sure my clothing...

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Strong Bad race

In Which Jenn Commandeers Elizabeth’s Race Prep

Hi guys! As you may recall, Elizabeth and I are running the Run & Ride Kings Dominion 5k and 10k, respectively, on Sunday. I thought you might like to see this email I sent her on the logistics of our trip and race prep. Not that you’ll be running this precise race, probably, but it’ll get you in the headspace of a destination race, right? Onward for some advice! Note: Please always check before using my futon. Okay, as promised, here is a Logistical Email & Race Packing List! Full of information you probably already know because I’m a...

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Disney Wardrobe

In Which Jenn Makes WDW Packing Edicts

Step 1: Pack your Ruffian. Hi there! In preparation for my December trip (21 DAYS), I recently sent my mother my go-to Disney packing list. This list was first compiled in 2008, and in the ensuing years I have tweaked, modified, and streamlined it for greater effectiveness. With that in mind, I thought it might be fun to share! This is the list as I most recently formulated it, so it doesn’t include anything you’d need for a runDisney excursion. In fact, I slightly tailor the list every time to the particular trip, so every time I use it,...

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