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Who Remembers This Disney Show

Who Remembers This Disney Show |Thoughts & Daisies Today I wanted to talk about a show near and dear to my heart that I feel only me and my mom actually remember. And that show is... *drum roll*

 

Today I wanted to talk about a show near and dear to my heart that I feel only me and my mom actually remember. And that show is… *drum roll*

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Someone, please tell me you have heard of it!?

It aired from 2001-2004 and was one of my most favorite shows on Disney’s Playhouse Disney, now rebranded as Disney Junior (RIP Playhouse Disney)

For those of you who don’t know what this is… the show follows the adventures of Stanley and his pets Dennis the goldfish, Elsie the cat, and Harry the Dog. Stanley owns the Great Big Book of Everything given to him by his grandmother. The book has every type of animal and can be used to travel to the habitats of these creatures to learn more about them.

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Stanley uses this knowledge of animals to help him through his own situations. Also, I need to mention his pets can talk and they sing, well Dennis doesn’t like to.

This show really was my childhood. It was why I was able to state a ton of random animal facts and is one of the reasons that for a while I wanted to be a marine biologist.

I can still remember the episode where they went to learn about cheetahs and how fast they run. I love cheetahs so this episode was one of my favorites. Not to mention that whatever animal he is learning about he has the ability to turn into so in this episode he got to race the cheetah. It was super cool.

Stanley was always teaching you something new, about animals and about life. All I wanted was the Great Big Book of Everything and a Dennis. Then there was Henry and Elsie always there to lend a hand… and sometimes get into a bit of trouble. They also always sang the book’s theme song and were there to stop suspecting adults from going into the book.

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Sadly since the rebrand, it no longer airs on TV but I know it is out there somewhere just waiting to be shown again. Disney really should bring this show back. Get rid of The Lion Guard and just show reruns of Stanley. The kids will love it!

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Did you watch Playhouse Disney? If you have seen Stanley let me know because we need to talk.

 

 

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15 Fun Facts About Me

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Coming to the end of the 30 Day Challenge I thought it would be fun to tell you some fun random facts about me!

 

  1. My favorite food is pozole. Which is a traditional Mexican dish, basically a soup. It is made with hominy- maize kernels that have soaked in a lye or lime solution, and meat usually pork. Then topped to your liking with items like lime, raddish, cabbage, onion, and chili. Best served with warm tostadas!  I like the red pozole the most. I will literally eat it for every meal.

 

 Pretty much every year I ask my grandma to make it for my birthday.

2. I played soccer for 10 years. From age 3 until the end of middle school with one year of the club. It interfered with theater rehearsals so I ultimately quit. Though I do miss playing.

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3. My cars name is C3PO. Though he has had a long life and I think his time to go is coming really soon.
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4. I played Fiona in Shrek the Musical my sophomore year, besides Mushu in Mulan Jr. it may be my favorite role to date.

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5. My favorite ice cream is mint chip. Specifically Häagen-Dazs mint chip. It is the white not dyed green mint chip and it is SO DELICIOUS. Best ice cream.

6. I am not a night person, nor am I a morning person. I am best between 12-3pm. It is a very small window. Though, little me was a morning person, ask my parents 😉

7. I hate hate hate hate spiders. I was ‘trapped’ upstairs one day because there was a big spider on the stairs and every shoe I threw missed, and I was home alone. I always make my brother kill them and he is not always happy about it… like when I wake him up early in the morning to do it.

 

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8. I had pretty much straight hair until about 6th grade where it magically turned curly. Let me tell you I had a bad hair day for about 6 years until I learned that a brush is NOT my friend and it will take 1983741 years to blow dry it partly dry to avoid extreme frizz. I still don’t really know what to do with it.

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9. When I first moved to California from Las Vegas everyone would ask me if I lived in a casino.

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10. My favorite color is purple and always has been.

11. Cinderella is my favorite princess. And I have been here for halloween multiple times and my mom modeled my Sweet Sixteen dress off of it.

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12. I am Pinterest obsessed. I have way too many boards but it is FINE.

13. I thought a plane tarmac was called a tarMAT up until last year.

14. I am a sneakers girl and even bought white converse specifically to wear at my junior prom.

  1. Spring is my favorite season. Which I talk more about >here<

 

Tell me a fun fact about yourself!
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Eats in a Pineapple

Eats in a Pineapple |Thoughts&Daisies  And let me tell you about this lunch! This dish is served with jasmine rice, sweet and spicy sauce, chicken, Thai chili peppers, sesame seeds, scallions and... wait for it... is served inside HALF A PINEAPPLE!

My Easter in New York State took me to a few hours in Ithaca visiting Cornell and grabbing some lunch.

And let me tell you about this lunch!

We stopped at a local eatery called LUNA that serves inspired street food from different spots around the world. After pinning over the menu trying to figure out what to eat I settled on the Sticky Pineapple Chicken Bowl.

This dish is served with jasmine rice, sweet and spicy sauce, chicken, Thai chili peppers, sesame seeds, scallions and… wait for it…

is served inside HALF A PINEAPPLE!

 

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The chicken reminded me a bit of orange chicken and was really crispy, and went extremely well with the jasmine rice. I was a bit worried how this all would pair together with the pineapple, but it was delicious. The sweetness of the pineapple balanced out the spice from the Thai chilies, and the coolness of it compared to the rest of the hot food made it incredibly refreshing.

My only complaint was it was a bit hard to eat since the pineapple was difficult to cut with a plastic knife. Other than that everything about this meal was stupendous. I finished the entire thing and wished I had more.

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This eatery has a great array of special cuisines and even has a menu to cater to vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free options.  Now I wish there was one right by my school so I can go try everything off their menu!

If you want to see more about LUNA click >here<

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Eats in a Pineapple |Thoughts&Daisies And let me tell you about this lunch! This dish is served with jasmine rice, sweet and spicy sauce, chicken, Thai chili peppers, sesame seeds, scallions and... wait for it... is served inside HALF A PINEAPPLE!
Eats in a Pineapple |Thoughts&Daisies And let me tell you about this lunch! This dish is served with jasmine rice, sweet and spicy sauce, chicken, Thai chili peppers, sesame seeds, scallions and... wait for it... is served inside HALF A PINEAPPLE!

 

Eats in a Pineapple |Thoughts&Daisies And let me tell you about this lunch! This dish is served with jasmine rice, sweet and spicy sauce, chicken, Thai chili peppers, sesame seeds, scallions and... wait for it... is served inside HALF A PINEAPPLE!

To Dye an Easter Egg

To Dye an Easter Egg |Thoughts&Daisies Although I may be in college, some traditions never die. Dying Easter Eggs is one of them! Don't miss out on little joys by claiming to be too old.

Happy Easter! The Lord is risen!

Although I may be in college, some traditions never die. Dying Easter Eggs is one of them!

The best part of dying Easter Eggs at an older age is you are generally more creative with what you want to try, but that doesn’t always mean better.

Add some new Color Choices! You can find a premade color pack with some fancy colors, or create your own. Try mixing colors onto your egg by holding it in the water differently and switching around. You can also use cool whip or shaving cream to dye your eggs and easily add a bunch of colors at once.

Add Designs! Make them polka dotted or stripped. It will take a bit of extra time and maybe a cramped hand or two but you can ombre your eggs. Hold the bottom of your egg into a color cup for up to five minutes and depending on how many layers you want slowly put the egg lower into the water lowering the minutes as you go. Use the white wax crayon they give you to draw on designs. Note: you have to do this before you dye the egg and it can be hard since you can’t really see as you draw

Use ALL the Accessories.  This is always a fun choice. Add some stickers or washi tape to your eggs. You can glue on other things like glitter or googly eggs to add some flare.

Photoshoot. Now an Easter egg hunt may seem too little kid-ish but you can always have a photoshoot instead. Use your door, your cat, some flowers, or some fancy baskets and start clicking.

Lastly, HAVE FUN. Don’t miss out on little joys by claiming to be too old. You will thank yourself when you spend the time just being a kid again.

Do you still dye Easter Eggs? Do you have any cool tips on how to dye them? Let me know!!

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To Dye an Easter Egg |Thoughts&Daisies Although I may be in college, some traditions never die. Dying Easter Eggs is one of them! Don't miss out on little joys by claiming to be too old.
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Meaning Behind My Blog Name

Meaning Behind My Blog Name |Thoughts&Daisies​ A little over a year ago I decided I wanted to start a blog but I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to name my blog.

A little over a year ago I decided I wanted to start a blog, and being the person I am, I spent about 3 months researching and preparing. I started pre-writing content and figuring out what web host and software I wanted but after all this, I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to name my blog.

I spent hours scrolling through lists of names of colors and adjectives. I went on random name generator sites to see if they would give me any knowledge. They didn’t. I searched ‘how to name your blog’ to see if that would give me ideas. Eventually, I started looking into different movie quotes from movies I liked to see if there was anything that sparked my interest.

At the same time, my mom was doing her own naming process to try and help me.  We sent each other messages back and forth for days about what we thought would be a good name, Even my dad and my brother got in on the action.

I eventually began to want a name that had something to do with one of my all-time favorite movies, “You’ve Got Mail” starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. This is the movie I watch every time I’m sick, sad, or just all the time, and no matter how much I see it I cry.

It is also a movie filled with great quotes.

Then one day after spending hours and hours and having dozens of potential names I started taking ideas from the potential names and putting them together… and it worked.

‘Thoughts’ came from the fact that my blog would be filled with my ‘thoughts’ on things, clever I know, but at one point it was in a potential name ‘thoughts around the corner’ a direct play at Meg Ryan’s bookstore in the movie.

And ‘daisies’ which, although being one of my favorite flowers, has ties back to the movie as well. Ryan’s character Kathleen Kelly’s favorite flower is the daisy and she has a quote that I love.

“I love daisies, they are so friendly. Don’t you think that daisies are the friendliest flower?”

Thus “Thoughts and Daisies” came to be. So if I told you that “You’ve Got Mail” wasn’t the total and almost sole reason for my blog name, I would be lying.

Have you seen “You’ve Got Mail?”

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Meaning Behind My Blog Name |Thoughts&Daisies​ A little over a year ago I decided I wanted to start a blog but  I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to name my blog.

 

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