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Walt Disney World-Fall 2014

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We are so proud to announce that, yes – we are going to be having a precious baby boy! He, of course, is arriving this winter and we couldn’t be more happy and excited.

So, to continue the family tradition of fun Disney trips, we headed on a road trip through the south to where else? Walt Disney World in Florida! It was the only perfect way to celebrate Heather’s birthday and to have a family trip for (most) of the Brooks family in anticipation of Baby Boy Liles’ arrival! Road trips are always…different…every single time. With Heather expecting, we tried to make it a slower and more relaxing trip – but our excitement for Disney ended up trumping all and soon enough we were at the Pop Century resort and Epcot and the Magic Kingdom. It was hot, but fun and thank God for the pool and free beverages! It was all about Studio Ghibli in the Japan feature in Epcot and the Dole Whip at Magic Kingdom! We ate incredibly well, pretty much every cuisine and every type of treat. (But most defiantly everything sweet in moderation.)

Soon enough, our road trip began again and we were driving past beautiful houses and beachfronts in Panama City  and on to New Orleans for Heather’s birthday. Who doesn’t love lunch at Stanley and beignets at Cafe Du Monde?! A perfect way to cap off a wonderful birthday and trip.

 

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New Orleans Weekend

 

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Disneyland

Spring has been desperately trying to be sprung after a long winter, so for my mom’s birthday we happily flew with her to Cali, Cali, Cali. To where else? Disneyland! The original. It’s been a dream for us to go.

And it’s so different from what we are oh so familiar with at Walt Disney World! You might even call it slightly quaint? The scale is different, but it has a charm all it’s own. We stayed at the original Disneyland Hotel, which was super nice and had touches of the glamor of classic Disney. Very cool, with a retro vibe – something we can get behind!

We got to do character dining at our hotel at Goofy’s Kitchen to kick things off, which was as fun as ever…even if the lighting wasn’t so conducive to all the pictures we took with the likes of Aladdin and Jasmine, Chip and Dale, and of course Goofy.

And a sleep later, and we were walking where Walt walked. I think all of us had no idea what to expect – but the coolest thing that stuck out to us was how much Walt’s stamp was all over the park. His apartment over the fire station, the bench that inspired the whole idea, and so many cool things. It was a really fun day of rides new and familiar, Jolly Holiday Bakery and many other treats, exploring a new park (to us) and most of all – a search for the elusive Dumbo popcorn container!

And to meet Mickey in his sorcerer’s robes to cap a magical day? We knew for sure that it was going be a good birthday for Mom!

Next up? California Adventure and perfect west coast weather!

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Young Folks

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Walt Disney World

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Here and There

 

 

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Itsee Trading Co.

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We want to introduce you to another one of our favorite local businesses that has great product and a healthy dose of kindness in they way they operate and treat each and every one of their customers: Itsee Trading Co!

We have been frequenting this great resale and vintage shop, located in the burgeoning Near Southside neighborhood in west Fort Worth, for some time now and we love who they are and what they are all about. We recently stopped by and spent some time with Heather at the store, took some pictures and met Mr. the cat! Here is a little Q&A we did with her to let you get to know them and the store a little better.

Itsee Trading Co. is located at 1617 Park Place Ave, Fort Worth TX 76110

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What is your history with fashion?
I was originally going to school for something else but I fell in to a great job as a buyer for a boutique in Houston and loved it! I knew then that somewhere in fashion is where I would end up. But I never had the extra dough to get the quality of clothing I wanted outside of the shop I worked. That’s why I love resale so much. I can find the quality and designers I’m looking for and stay within my budget. I also love the idea of giving great clothing a second life.
What do you want customers to feel when they walk through the door?
 I am the worst merchandiser in the world so I try to make the shop feel like home. Or a closet maybe- a somewhat organized mess. I want everyone that walks in to be able to easily find what they are looking for plus hopefully a few things that they didn’t realize they were looking for. I hope they walk in and feel that excitement about the resale hunt but won’t be overwhelmed like at some other resale shops. We try to make Itsee a relaxed atmosphere where shoppers can browse or let us know when they need help finding something in particular.  It’s great being able to chat with our regulars and Mr. is an excellent ice breaker with new customers.
Do you think more can be done collectively to promote a sense of community among sellers and customers in DFW?
I love that our area (The Near Southside) has so many community events that we can participate in that allows us to meet people that may not have come through our doors otherwise. Next month we will be on Magnolia for Open Streets selling clothes and we will have a trunk full of dress up clothes for kids to play with.
What pieces are most special to you and what are you most excited about currently in your store?
I get super attached to a lot of the clothes that come in. It’s hard to choose any favorites! But I do have a special place in my heart for anything vintage with sequins or fur. And it’s so cool, and sometimes surprising, to see who chooses what when they’re shopping in our store. Nothing makes me happier than when someone decides to take one of our pieces home!
Again, a big thank you to Heather and Itsee Trading Co. for letting us come and profile their wonderful shop. They buy and sell amazing clothes for all types of women and definitely are one of our regualar stops! Stop by and check them and tell them Heather and Bo from Lost In Drawers Vintage sent you!

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