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Celebrate National Sandwich Day by Signing up to Get a FREE Sandwich at Disney

Published November 3, 2013 by

Why not celebrate National Sandwich Day by signing up to Get a FREE sandwich at Disney? National Sandwich Day is TODAY November 3rd!

John Montagu was the 4th Earl of Sandwich, and lucky for us, he was also a heavy gambler. Montagu often spent many long hours in London’s gambling parlors. In 1762, he created the sandwich by putting meat between two pieces of bread so that he could remain at the gambling table during his meal.

Obviously, the sandwich was named after him, and the rest as they say…is history.

Here are 3 ways you might want to celebrate today, and show Earl a nod of thanks:

First head over to and check out the awesome sandwich themed shirts! Until midnight tonight –  you can get 25% off if you use THANKSEARL as your checkout code.


Second, you can learn how to get a free sandwich at Downtown Disney’s Earl of Sandwich (or other select locations) by clicking here.

Finally, whether you are at Disney or not, why not consume your favorite sandwich? Better yet, go ahead, be bold and daring..try a new sandwich! Have a magical day!



Contest for FREE Jewelry ends April 28th!

Published April 21, 2013 by

It is our lucky day! Julie has decided to give away one of her beautiful jewelry pieces for FREE! I hope you will read her  note below and consider entering to win!


 A note from Julie Leedy of ~

So, I was thinking wouldn’t it be fun to win something without having to actually spend any money? Do these kinds of freebies even exist any more? Well, I think they do and I know I would love to be the recipient of a prize without having to spend money. So on that note…I have decided to run a little contest for my Etsy customers!!!!!

So here’s the details:

Find something in my Etsy Shop (, just one item, that you would want to make your own. Tell me why you love that piece and why you should be the recipient of this free gift. Here’s the deal breaker though…no sad stories, only good ones. I need a little Chicken Soup for the Etsy Soul, a story without sympathy; no deaths, diseases or devastations. Good heartfelt story telling. If you can make me laugh, even better. One little catch….if you are the chosen story teller, you are giving me permission to post your fun and heartfelt story to my Etsy and Facebook Accounts.

If you are willing to play, please send me your story via email at and I will see who’s story tickles me the most. The prize package is the item you loved and wrote about so be sure to send me the link or item number so I know what piece you are referring to. Good luck and feel free to invite your friends and family to play along too. Hurry, contest ends April 28th, 2013, and the winner will be announced on May 1, 2013.

Hugs, Julie

Be Our Guest – for dinner!

Published November 26, 2012 by

My husband, some family members, and I were able to enjoy dinner at the brand new Be Our Guest Restaurant on November 18, 2012. It was a beautiful, cool night! Everyone at the table really enjoyed their food and the overall experience. I would have to agree with the consensus that this is the best food I have ever eaten in the Magic Kingdom. I shared many pictures of our meal on facebook and instagram so today I wanted to share the thoughts and photos with you from some other great bloggers!

By far…one of the most creative write ups I have seen so far was from my friend Wendy. Read it here at! Join in her experience – synchronized to the lyrics of the song! Doubtful that you will see this anywhere else!

For all of you detail oriented foodies out there – check out AJ over at the AJ has posted photos of everything on the menu,  all 3 dining rooms…and even some of the first alcoholic beverages ever to be served inside the Magic Kingdom. Tired of those nasally sounds you may have heard from your kids all day? Have some wine with your whine. You will only find these libations inside Be Our Guest!

While you’re at it – I hope you will subscribe to get Disneyways updates by email –  so you never miss a post!

OH- and the grey stuff?

It really is delicious!

Try the Grey Stuff at Be Our Guest Restaurant!

Published November 2, 2012 by

I was super excited to see the photo and review posted over at the today!

Here it is – the ever famous “Grey Stuff”! Photo credit Faith Gagliardi

The gang over at DFB said the taste was subtle. They took turns at guessing the flavor but were finally told the grey stuff is actually cookies and cream flavored. The decorative topping had a Rice Krispie type of flavor – and they said it was delightful. I just had to share! Have a magical day!

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