Buy a Cruise Journal for Your Cruise


Many of my friends love to cruise, as do I. They use a cruise ship as their base to travel around the world and some of them keep a cruise journal. A journal helps them remember all of the details about each of their cruise ships and itineraries so that they can refer back to see what they did when they visited destinations like St. Petersburg, Amsterdam or the Bahamas.

The cruise ship journal shown here is called My Cruise Journal. It is a very affordable little gift for your cruise-going friends and family.

What’s to like about this cruise journal? It features a matte, paperback cover that has 100 pages with areas for planning and budgeting, for details and reminders, a cruise countdown, for flight information, a packing list and more.

Find the My Cruise Journal on Amazon by clicking right here. Be sure to click on the Look Inside button to see what the pages inside look like. I love that feature.

Cruise journals make great gifts and priceless souvenirs. You can see all of Amazon's cruise journals by clicking right here. Would you keep a journal if you were going on a cruise?

Happy Travels!
Brenda



The Story of Walt Disney World Book Review

The Story of Walt Disney World Book Review

Walt Disney World enthusiasts are always wanting to learn more about one of the world's most famous destinations.  The Story of Walt Disney World is a big square paperback book with 50 pages of information, pictures and illustrations from the park and bears the date of October 25, 1971 on the first page. I expect that it was released as a souvenir to celebrate the opening of the park, which occurred on October 1, 1971.

It opens with a dedication taken from the plaque in Town Square on Main Street at Walt Disney World from Roy Disney O. Disney that reads, "Walt Disney World is a tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney...and to the talents, the dedication and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney's dream come true. May Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place...a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn together."  If you have experienced the park, you know that they Disney delivered.

Today, the book offers up lots of pictures, information and even a map of what the park looked like in 1971. It would make a wonderful gift idea for anyone who has fond memories of visiting the park or for someone who is interested in the park's history. You will find The Story of Walt Disney World on eBay by clicking right here.

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on eBay!
Brenda
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Dazey LA for Anthropologie Coffee Mug

LOVE MORE Dazey LA for Anthropologie Coffee Mug


I love this retired coffee mug that Dazey LA designed exclusively for Anthropologie. I love the simple message, Love More, and the vintage-style or retro theme. 

The company Dazey LA is owned by a woman named Dani who aims, according to Anthropologie, to "empower today's woman by encouraging conversations on self-care, women's rights, and inclusivity through energetic art, apparel, and lifestyle collections." 

Dani, who you may or may not have heard of, is an artist, graphic designer, textile designer, interior designer and fashion designer who has created pieces for companies like Anthropologie, Hot Topic, Torrid, Urban Outfitters and Macy's. Forbes magazine calls her designs "cheeky and feminist-leaning" and I agree. Though I am older than I expect is her target market, I do enjoy her designs. 

Her mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe and this Love More cup will hold 14.5 ounces of your favorite steamy, hot beverage. It measures 3 1/4 inches tall by 3 3/4 inches in diameter excluding the handle. It features a white speckled finish on the exterior and a warm, yellow or amber speckled finish on the interior. 

The simple message, "Love More" encourages happiness and positivity. The design evokes feelings of peace, love and harmony from the 1960s and 1970s. Though now discontinued, Dazey LA mugs like this one are available on eBay by clicking right here.

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Spider-Man's Doctor Strange Oh For Sake Coffee Mug

Doctor Strange makes a statement with his Oh For  Sake coffee mug in the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer.

I spotted the new Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer on Twitter today and I wasn't the only one, LOL. I loved it, how about you?  

If you haven't seen the trailer yet, here it is. Make sure to keep your eye open for Doctor Strange's mug:

As someone who has written many posts about coffee mugs, I do eye coffee mugs whenever a character in a television program or a movie shows up with one, like the Big Hug Mug on True Detective or this vintage Fire-King Jadeite mug on Buffy and the Vampire Slayer.

Anyway, I was not the only one to notice Doctor Strange's statement with his Oh for Sake coffee mug and it is generating buzz on Twitter:



Twitter's @Jordaniaxxxxx is happy to already own the mug!

If it is a need for you, like it is for @Bashful_michael on Twitter, you are in luck because it is readily available on Amazon by clicking right here

I am definitely a fan of Spider-Man and looking forward to the new movie. How about you?

Here's to Spider-Man!
Brenda

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LEGO Ideas Typewriter Set 21327

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Every now and then there is a new LEGO set or even two that makes me smile. As someone who learned keyboarding in the early 1980s, I well remember typewriters though in the 1980s we had electric typewriters and I never actually had to type a letter on a manual one.  

This typewriter, of course, is completely old school in style. It is even more vintage than the 1980s machines that I used because it is completely manual and features a moveable carriage and keys (though it does not actually type), holds a sheet of real paper and includes Lego's first fabric piece, an ink ribbon. 

Meet LEGO's Typewriter, set number 21327. It is a 2,079 piece set that is recommended for individuals 18 and up.  That seems appropriate since I think it is adults who are going to think this item is interesting.  Crafted after real 1950 typewriters in style and color, it will appeal to those who are like vintage design. It would definitely be a conversation piece for anyone like me who remembers learning to type on a typewriter, for anyone who is a writer and for anyone who loves mid-century modern style. It would be perfectly at home in your home or work office, wherever it is that you work from these days. 

To learn a lot more about the creation of this set, watch this five-minute video, which details how this set was created from a fan's winning design.

The set is part of LEGO's Adults Welcome series, which creates kits that are of interest to adults and offers a nod to the fact that while Lego sets purchased online are purchased by adults they are not all given to children.

Available July 1, 2021, from Lego by clicking right here or you can join LEGO's VIP program to buy it today. The VIP program is free and comes with advance notice of new sets, members discounts and points for all of your LEGO purchases made through the LEGO website or their retail stores.

Does this set make you feel nostalgic? 

Brenda

More Lego Reviews:

Discover the retired LEGO Duplo Garbage Truck Set 10519.
Haunt Your House with LEGO's Haunted House Set 10228.
Journey with LEGO's Harry Potter Motorized Hogwarts Express Train Set 10132.

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