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Disney Master Artist Kevin-John Has Me Mesmerized!

Photo Credit: Janice Brady/An Open Suitcase

During a group event, Glamping Bloggers 2017 I was so excited to meet Disney Master Artist Kevin-John. He is amazing! His art has me totally mesmerized. I am now a new art lover! He is just so talented when it comes to every small detail and works with watercolor! He spoke about Walt Disney, inspiration, and story. He also spoke about a teacher who inspired his artwork at a young age. He has no education in art just a God-given talent for art, inspirational speaking and has a very big heart.

Everything starts with a story and inspiration Kevin-John tells us. Walt Disney used a house in Baltimore for inspiration for the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. Disney Master Artist Kevin-John’s art has showcased throughout the country as well as on ESPN, ABC, the Superbowl, Walt Disney World and the PGA tour.

Photo courtesy of, Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Kevin-John will also be at Epcot® International Festival of the Arts sometime during the festival. He will showcase his art there as a Disney Master Artist. This Festival will run from Jan.12th until Feb. 19th. The dates when Kevin-John will be there are coming soon!

He also has a client list of more than 350 of the top athletes and teams. He is the one they look for when the athletes and teams want the highest quality action portraits. Yes, Disney Master Artist Kevin-John has an amazing gift and watches documentaries of pirates for some of his inspiration. He loves Halloween it is his favorite holiday. He makes many Halloween and pirate paintings. It is harder to paint with watercolor due to it drying quickly and is colorfast. Disney Master Artist Kevin-John makes his own mixture of color for his paintings. It is called Kevin-John Purple. All of his color paintings start with that color and are built upon it. It is a beautiful color! Kevin-John is color blind. He is an inspiration to me and many others!

Photo Credit: Kuleen Lashley/My Small World

He currently makes artwork for the Walt Disney Company to create Theme Park exclusive art for their galleries. There are less than 20 Disney Master Artists in the World. He has commissioned work and is starting his own brand. He and his partner Houston Tucker have started a new company called Legend Cove Trading Company. Staying with the story of pirates and a new painting of Captain Red. Legend Cove Trading Company has Organic Carribean Coffee, lifestyle items, including rum,  coffee, fine art, Apparel home goods. Legend Cove is Freedom. adventure. Escape. Kevin- John speaks about his partner being his Roy to his Walt. Houston Tucker keeps the wheels moving while Kevin-John finds a concept.To receive more information on Legend Cove follow this link:

Photo Credit: Dawn Gosdin/Dawn’s Dorky Diary

Disney Master Artist Kevin-John celebrated his 30th anniversary as a professional artist in 2017 and has always shown a concern for countless charitable causes and has helped raise over a half a million dollars to those charities. For more information visit on the web at:

I was provided accommodations/meals for a registration fee by Glamping Blogger Retreat 2017, however, all opinions are my own.

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Has Extra Treats!

Disney Memory Maker

Glamping Bloggers Retreat 2017                                                                                                                                    Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has extra treats! I went with 9 other Bloggers to this Event! It was a wonderful group we were all dressed as Wilderness Explorers! Many people ask if the extra ticket price is worth it. In my opinion, yes, yes, yes, it is! There is so much to do!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has extra treats! There are, Special Disney Character

Appearances, Club Villain, Monstrous Scream-O-Ween Ball, Hallowishes the fireworks

extravaganza, Hocus Pocus Villain Spelltacular, and Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Halloween Parade

which is one of my favorites and so much more! I love Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! The

decorations on Main Street are always so incredible. Also, I love the mesmerizing effect when

the color changes on the buildings with the not-so-scary music in the background. I heard from

the “Smiling Ghosts” that Main Street has over 200 different face carved pumpkins for

Halloween! The Characters are also in special places dressed in their finest party costumes.

There is special party merchandise to buy, and special party treats to eat. The goodies look

frighteningly good!



To begin with, I suggest that you arrive early and eat first. This is a must on a party night or you

might not be able to just walk up and get in! If you do not want to take so much time on a sit-

down meal, there are many choices of counter service meals also.

The time goes very quickly at the party. It just flies and before you know it midnight strikes and

the carriage turns back into a pumpkin. It is a very good idea to have a plan of what you want to

do the most before midnight strikes and the party is over. Our number one priority was to see

Mickey’s “Boo-To-You” Parade. Our group decided to go to the 9:15 Parade. There is another

at 11:15.

We started riding rides and trick-or-treating. So many trick-or-treating locations on the map. A

Cast Member reminded me that at the 9:15 Boo To You Parade, was a good time to ride the

rides with the long lines. Most noteworthy of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is the short

lines for the rides.

After riding several rides, and trick-or-treating in several places, having a few photo’s made I

have to say the parade was wonderful with, The Headless Horseman first, following with the

floats, music, lights and, Characters. Next, on the way out we went to the Fire Station and

received our collector card of, Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. The night was over already. It

was a super fun, happy, and ghostly night! Hurry before all of the Mickey’s Not So Scary

Halloween Party tickets are sold out! You will be sure to have a BOO-TO-YOU night!

To find out more information about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party visit on the web:

I was provided accommodations/meals for a registration fee by Glamping Blogger Retreat 2017, however, all opinions are my own.

The Disney Dining Plan at the Walt Disney World®Resort


I just love character meals with the Disney Dining Plan at The Walt Disney World Resort. These are some of the reasons why I love Walt Disney World® Dining Plan which will help you when you are planning your Walt Disney World® Resort vacation!

  1. I love having my food paid for before I go on vacation! It is great for your budget.
  2. Children under 3 are FREE!
  3. I love having the refillable mug! It is also a great souvenir!
  4. I have to admit I love all of the wonderful deserts included! It is such a treat. If I do not eat them at the meal I take the deserts to the room for a snack later.
  5. I love to eat at the Character Meals, which is a great deal on the Disney Dining Plan. Also, it is so fun and exciting when the Characters come to your table for photos and Autographs! When my son broke his arm the Characters signed his cast!
  6. Food is a very important part of our Walt Disney World® Resort vacation!
  7. You can enjoy the different restaurants and experiences which come with the meals and not have to worry about the bill!
  8. It makes unforgettable memories!




These are just a few of the reasons I love the dining plan. Do not forget there are many different plans and prices to choose from. Buy the plan and pay for it in advance then eat what and where you like! I really enjoy it and you will too! The memories will last forever!

The pictures above are when my son was almost two. He grew up with Character meals and me as a mother have all of the magical memories to share. I wanted you to see the memories as children grow up going to, The Walt Disney World® Resort. It makes me want to cry time goes so fast! Enjoy your special moments.

For more information on, Disney’s Dining Plan please follow this link below:





Disney Parks Moms Panel Exciting Application Time!

It is that time of year again after the warmth of the summer and before the crisp air of the fall to apply for the Disney Parks Moms Panel. What is the Disney Parks Moms Panel? It is a group of passionate Disney lovers who answer questions to help people plan extra magic, fun, and memories into their vacations on the Disney site. There are only a few chosen for the many whom apply. To be on the Disney Parks Moms Panel is very fun for the Disney Lovers who love to plan Disney vacations like me! I will never give up trying.

The adventure begins again this year on September 6th, 2016. I have applied every year since the panel started. I have not made the panel yet but have “won” in so many more ways. I have had fun on every adventurous application and met friends from all over the world.  These particular friends chEAR for each other and cry for disappointments along the way.


Of course, the application process is not easy for that “Princess” role on the panel. It is a “tale as old as time” ten yEARs of applications, and a roller coaster ride with ups and downs along the way. I would not have it any other way! Let the Mickey Park games begin~~Pixie Dust and Good Luck to all!

~~~~It all started with a mouse!!

To apply for the panel here: