In Today's Issue
Welcome to a New Day
We meet again.
This is our once again first issue of Walt & Oswald.
If you were a part of the original Disney Lovin, with our magazine and our livestreams, we're SO glad you're still here! There have been a lot of changes, but Amy and I (Samantha) are back, ready to bring our version of the magic into your world a few days each week, and we hope that blesses you.
I've believed for a long time now that 2020 was going to start a huge shift on the planet that would be hard for so many, and when I started sharing Disney back in 2016, I had hoped that would be a small way to bring light to those who needed it.
The path wasn't straight, but here we are, back strong and ready to do just that.
You'll find new issues of Walt & Oswald most Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, complete with a Disney Springs spotlight, Disney recipes gathered by our good friend Mike Clark, Disney Memories, photos, and free chapters of Trapped by the Mouse, a Disney serial written by me to help us get through our forced Disney withdrawal - and don't worry, the story does NOT take place in 2020!
With everything going on, we need more love and laughter in this world, and I want to be a part of that. I hope you'll let me back into your lives and hearts, and let's get through all this together.
So much love ~ Samantha
Remembering Walt & His Legacy
Walt and his dream.
I will always be a great fan of Walt Disney. The Disney Company as it stands today, not as much. I think partly why I decided to recreate this magazine was to have a place where I could honor Walt Disney and all he brought to my life. In some weird form of a thank you.
The thought of how one person touches so many lives, even long after they're gone, is humbling and awe inspiring, and no small feat.
Walt didn't leave anything but good behind when he left us all too soon. People loved him and he inspires countless people to this day.
For me, I was a dreamer raised in a family who saw dreams as something to get rid of. Without Walt's influence in my life, primarily through Disneyland, I don't know who I'd be today. He has gifted us all in so many ways. His vision was never as big as what his parks have become, and a part of me thinks he wouldn't necessarily like it. I think he wanted to create a community around one park, and he realized too late he didn't have room for that in California. That's the only reason we had "The Florida Project".
I get it, because as a creator myself, I create something that inspires something else. But every once in a while you create something you know is it, the thing you're on this crazy ride called life for to begin with, and all you want to do from there is make it perfection. I think that was what Florida was to be for Walt.
And I wish he'd gotten a chance for that.
Our Disney Memories
Breakfast at Cinderella's Royal Table
October 17, 2017
This was the day Amy and I went to Cinderella's Royal Table, and I have to admit, I totally got swept up in the magic of that experience.
We were celebrating a huge opportunity that had come my way, and the reservation was totally a God thing. We got it the night before and weren't even specifically trying for Cinderella's Royal Table, but Amy got the whim to call and she got it!
I wasn't sure what to expect. Because this place was so pricey, it wasn't even on my "dream" list. Plus, it seemed like something more to do with little girls.
Shocking though it may be, I'm not a huge Princess person.
However, from the moment we walked inside, and Cinderella greeted us, the magic started to get me. We were transported to this giddy fantasy omg I can't believe we're here state that never left.
The food was delicious, the princesses... it was strange, to be honest, but delightful. And we honestly left the castle walking on air.
I think that's the real secret of Disney, you have to let it transport you. You have to give yourself to the magic, or it really doesn't exist.
That day, Amy and I did, and it is a memory we both treasure to this day.
We're all being pushed to transform now. What beautiful symbolism for the process, Uno de 50’s new capsule collection Metamorphosis!
This collection celebrates the creation process and features beautiful dragonflies that represents physical and spiritual transformation.
Now available at Disney Springs.
Calling all Chocolate and Peanut Butter Lovers!
Enjoy this chocolate cake filled (and topped) with peanut butter frosting dipped in chocolate ganache and finished off with mounds of Reese’s® Peanut Butter Cups.
Baking until Sunday, 10/11
Gathered by Mike Clark
Pot Roast50's Prime Time Cafe
5 lb. top or bottom round roast
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk celery, diced
Salt and pepper to taste
7 1/2 c. beef bouillon
1/4 c. olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 350º. Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Brown the meat on all sides and remove the meat to a roasting pan.
2. Sauté the cut vegetables until golden brown, and add to the roasting pan. Pour the beef bouillon into the pan to lift off all of the caramelized vegetables and beef. Pour liquid over the roast and cover. Cook 30-45 min. per pound.
3. Remove from oven and let rest for 15 minute. Serve with your favorite starch and enjoy.
I want to change how I'm able to be in my life and in the world, by changing my body.
This is my year to go for that as I take on a 365 day challenge to go from the worst shape of my life to the best.
Not focused on the scale, but on fitness and nourishment.
Not a crazy diet plan, but an honest commitment to love myself in this area and push myself to see just how far I can go.
If anyone wants to join me for that, welcome aboard!
See Ya Real Soon
Thanks for reading our first (again) issue, and thanks for sticking with us through all the craziness!
We hope to bring a little Disney magic into your day, a little entertainment, and a little hope through the times ahead.
Much love to you and we'll see you tomorrow.
Until next time ~ Samantha
Trapped by the Mouse is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.
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