The Magical Mickey Mug

Hey guys . . . anyone sick of hearing me talk about Disney?  Because since I’ve returned from my trip, I’ve talked about Disney here.  And then I also talked about it here.  And then, I even talked about it some more here.  Disneydisneydisneydisneydisneydisneydisneydisneydisneydisneydisney!!!

Well, if you are indeed completely and utterly over all discussion of that redundant D word, you may want to skip this post.  However, if you just stopped reading after that last paragraph, then you failed to realize that this isn’t any old post about ((whisper~disney~whisper)).  Oh no, this is a post-Disney supermegaspectaculargasmic . . .


That’s right.  While I was away with my family for a fun-filled, yet exhausting trip to the big D (and I don’t mean Dallas), I was thinking about all of you, my dear readers, sitting at work or at home, not getting to walk miles and miles and miles around 4 different parks.  And while I was scoping out which goodies to buy for myself and my friends, I also made sure to find something that I could give to one lucky reader.  And I did.  I found it.  I think it is super rad, and seriously almost kept it for myself.  But, as you know, I’m a giver.  So, I would never do such a thing!  That would just be wrong. 

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How freaking rad is that?  It looks like 2 mugs stacked together, but in reality, it’s just ONE!  Magic.  BAM.  Only the best for you, dear readers.  Only the best.

Ok, task time . . . this is where I tell you what small animals you must sacrifice special something you need to do in order to qualify to win this gen-U-wine Disney Perks Parks souvenir.

So, they say that Disney World is The Happiest Place on Earth.  Based on my experience there, I would say this is a highly idealized statement.  True, there is fun to be had at the numerous parks sprinkled about Orlando, but mostly it is exhausting and frustrating, if I’m going to be honest.  And not just for the parents.  The kids get worn out as well.  Every single one of us took naps each afternoon during the week we were in Disney.  It was necessary so that we didn’t end up murdering each other.  So, while I would say that the week we spent in Disney was enjoyable, if I were to be asked if it is the Happiest Place on Earth, I would have to say, at least for me personally, that it is not.

What is then, you might ask?  Well, for me, the happiest place on earth is my bathtub, filled with hot bubbly water, with me in it, relaxing with a good book and a glass of wine.  No hubs, no kids, no obligations or responsibilities.  Just soaking and relaxing, letting myself drift away into whatever fantasy world I am reading about.  For me?  That’s heaven.

So, in order to be entered into the giveaway drawing, I want you to tell me what your happiest place is.  Is it an amusement park?  A secluded island somewhere?  Your couch at home surrounded by your family?  It can be anywhere that you feel happiest.  Tell me all about it in the comments, and you will be entered to win that awesome mug up there.  I will have one of my kids pick a name at random.  And if you win, you can fill it with whatever beverage makes you happiest. 

Good luck to all.


76 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. The Cutter
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 08:50:38

    You’ve made me nostalgic for Disney. Too bad I can’t see myself going back anytime soon.


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  3. thoughtsappear
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 09:06:40

    Can I still win this mug that says “Coffee” if I’ll only be putting hot chocolate in it?


    • thoughtsappear
      Apr 17, 2013 @ 09:08:21

      See what happens when you don’t read all the instructions before you post comments? You get questions that are answered in the post.

      My happy place is anywhere there is hot chocolate…in that mug…with cookies to dunk in it.


      • mistyslaws
        Apr 26, 2013 @ 14:01:49

        Reading comprehension is key, Thoughtsy!

        Well, it won’t be in this mug, but maybe another will work just as well. And then maybe throw in some Ameretto. 😉


  4. JudahFirst
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 09:06:47


  5. Tabitha
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 09:10:58

    In my head Ireland is my happiest place. But, since I’ve never been there to prove or disprove this theory, I would have to agree. YOUR bathtub would be my happiest place, with bubbles and a book. I say your bathtub because mine is super small and I can’t even stretch my legs out. 🙂 And, I guess since I don’t drink coffee, I will have to put Dr. Pepper 10 or a frozen pina colada in my new mug. XOXO


    • mistyslaws
      Apr 26, 2013 @ 14:03:32

      Hmmm, yeah, I was wondering where you were going with that. Although, my bathtub IS big enough for two. 😉

      I have had tiny bathtubs all my life, so when we were house shopping a few years ago, a big soaking tub was on the top of my must have list. It is heavenly!


  6. Jamster
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 09:44:03

    My happy place is with my friends. Usually it’s at a game night enjoying the company, or even one on one time watching a movie and discussing life.


  7. Cara S.
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 09:47:18

    My happiest place is outside in the backyard either with good friends or a good book sun shinning, cold drink in my hand and my 4 boys playing without asking me every two minutes for something. I love them, but sometimes the word “mom” is like nails on a chalk board 🙂


  8. the cotton floozy
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 10:05:18

    Right now my happiest place is being in my coffee shack, all alone. The Glorious Aloness of it all! Sure I have an occasional customer, but my afternoon shift is slooooow because hey, it’s the afternoon, and double hey, it’s Utah, where people think coffee is evil. So, ultimately my happiest place would be me, alone in my coffee shack, watching BBC crime dramas on Netflix, sipping a mocha coconut latte from that Mickey Mouse Mug.



  9. sarah9188
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 11:52:36

    The happiest place on earth for me would be the beach – no question. A beach chair, my family and husband, a Wawa sub and salt and vinegar chips, and a great book would keep me happy all day long. (Oh and sunscreen, but that doesn’t make me happy. In my dreams, I would be tan and be able to wear a two piece without scaring mankind because I would be able to eat chocolate and be skinny, ya know?)

    And if I win that sweet mug, I will be fighting my husband for it because it is SUH-WEET!


    • mistyslaws
      Apr 26, 2013 @ 14:14:37

      Well, since I did not want to cause marital discordance so early on in your marriage, it’s probably good you didn’t win. Right? Hello?

      And yes, why in the world can’t chocolate be a diet food? Hmph!


      • sarah9188
        Apr 26, 2013 @ 23:37:12

        Chocolate IS good for you (I think I read that somewhere), just not in the quantities that I eat it in. I am very sad that I did not win said mug, but I guess it will keep the marital discord on things like dirty socks on the floor instead of mug wars. 😉


  10. chemgirljaime (@chemgirljaime)
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 12:15:23

    happiest place on Earth for me is the beach with the sun shining and the ocean breeze… a good book and either a cup of coffee or a fruity drink with an umbrella.


  11. TheOtherLisa
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 12:33:50

    I’m only tired of reading the Disney posts because I’m green with envy that you got to go in the first place and I didn’t. I am trying to deal though, so carry on.


  12. Maggi Shelbourn
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 12:45:14

    My happiest place on earth is driving through the English countryside with my husband in a convertible (with the top down). Magic. It is so lovely.


  13. Go Jules Go
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 13:18:15

    1. It really IS only the best for your readers, Ninja Snaps!

    2. My happiest place on earth is… (brace yourself) a low-key, outdoor bar on a beautiful day, preferably waterfront, with good company, not too crowded – with easy access to clean bathrooms with no line. And maybe they let you bring dogs, too. And someone else is paying. And I look amazing. Okay I’ll stop now.


  14. JM Randolph
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 14:07:13

    My happiest place on earth is a stolen afternoon nap with the puggles. So I guess technically the place is my bed. But if I say “in bed with my dogs”, that’s a little misleading. The only thing they do well is nap.


    • mistyslaws
      Apr 26, 2013 @ 14:24:58

      Well, at least they have a snuggly skill. The only skill my dog has is the ability to have me yell at her for being obnoxious and tearing up papers in the office. And also? I could use a nap right about now. With or without puggles.


  15. hiddinsight
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 15:41:13

    My happiest place is when I am asleep. Does that count? It’s not really a place, but oh the places I can go…


  16. azielke
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 15:42:00

    Brace yourself, cheesiest response ever about to happen: my yoga mat. All frustrations, limitations, stresses disappear. I feel invigorated, relieved, shiny (not only from the sweat), and accomplished. Soooo happy.


  17. Don't Quote Lily
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 15:52:59

    That is SO COOL! And I’m excited I actually have an answer for this one. 🙂
    My happy place is at night on the couch watching tv. I feel like my best naps are always on the couch. Then I go to bed and it’s just not the same.
    IDEALLY, my happy place would be in a bathtub full of chocolate… Chocolate syrup coming out of the faucet, chocolate towels…just CHOCOLATE. Mmm. 😀


  18. agirlwhogames
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 17:00:38

    My happiest place on earth is a sunny day in Glengarriff, Ireland, popping back and forth between the Spinning Wheel and the Shamrock Shop on the main street, walking around the point park and boat launch for Garnish Island, and then hiking the two miles through the village and up the mountain path to one of homes belonging to my cousins. My Nana grew up in Glengarriff, and when I’m walking around there, everyone I pass on the street is a relative by birth or marriage. I’ve spent five weeks of my life in that village, and they’ve been some of the best weeks of my life.

    (On a personal note, thanks for making the theme of this contest “Your Happiest Place On Earth.” I’m from and work in Boston, and I really needed a few minutes to mentally go to my happy place this week,)


    • mistyslaws
      Apr 26, 2013 @ 14:08:53

      That sounds like a lovely place. Especially filled with so many of your extended family. I have never been to Ireland. Something I hope to rectify at some point in my life.

      (And on a personal note, I am very happy to make you smile this week). 😉


      • agirlwhogames
        Apr 26, 2013 @ 14:39:52

        If you and your family get the chance to go someday, take it. It’s a fantastic place for a couple of boys to tumble around. And I’m utterly biased, but Glengarriff is a slice of heaven plunked between two terrifying mountain passes.


  19. Anna
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 17:04:18

    I am coming out of the lurking shadows to post, as I love that mug so much. However, I accidentally recently gave up coffee, so would have to be herbal tea.
    My favoritist place on earth is in my sewing room, with no other obligations, and crappy TV series on my laptop. Bliss!!


  20. Hippie Cahier
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 18:30:49

    I’d like to vote for the cotton floozy. Is that allowed?


  21. about100percent
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 19:10:34

    My happiest place is in Paris. Because in Paris, there are usually no kids asking me to make them a sandwich.


  22. Valerie
    Apr 17, 2013 @ 22:00:44

    Sweeeet! I love giveaways!

    My happiest place on earth is…. In my mind…

    *insert mischievous grin*




  23. She's a Maineiac
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 09:22:11

    A hot bath with a glass of wine, some music, and a locked bathroom door.


  24. Kelly of Blogical Reasoning
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 14:33:04

    My happiest place on Earth is a deserted tropical beach by myself, half in the water and half out, with the gentle, warm ocean lapping over me, and a giant mai tai. No phones, no worries. Itapepea – as they say in Tahiti – no worries. Just thinking about it makes me want to cry. It’s snowing here – heavily – or did yesterday anyway. There’s still at least 6 inches of snow over everything and I am sick to death of it. I want to wear my cute little tees from Loft and shorts and walk off my hybernation blubber. I need me some beach!!!


    • mistyslaws
      Apr 26, 2013 @ 14:32:07

      Wow, that is a very specific happy place. But I can see how you would want to go there with all of that snow! I hope you can get somewhere happy like that soon. Or at the very least, start to see some green!!


  25. Melissa
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 16:02:56

    My happiest place on Earth is Yosemite…specifically on this one rock halfway up the Mist trail. Secluded, next to a waterfall. Nothing better.


  26. Jennifer June Clark
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 16:44:54

    My happy place is alone with my man, with champagne, in the daylight. ‘Cause that implies my in-laws have the twins and we have no place to be. Ahhhh, bliss! Oooh, in the flat we renting in the Marais , in Paris! Yep, that’s the spot.


  27. Andrea @ Maybe It's Just Me
    Apr 18, 2013 @ 21:28:01

    My happiest place is Nauset Beach in Cape Cod. I love to sit on the beach and watch the waves, and the kids boogie boarding in the waves. I love it when the weather and the water temp is just right for me to join them too!


  28. Helen
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 03:28:49

    My happiest place is at my dance studio, I love to dance!


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  30. linda
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 09:12:40

    My, oh I am so happy, happy, happy to finally be here, place is a short stretch of beach in Northern California. I’m talking about the real Northern California, like almost to the Oregon border, NOT the San Francisco Northern California (which in my opinion is Central California). The sun doesn’t shine there as much and the beaches are a little rockier, but it’s okay because I am sitting the beach, it is a little foggy, and I am sifting through the coarse sand looking for agates. I sit there for hours, sifting and digging and watching the waves, collecting the occasional agate to add to my stash. After a few hours, or five or seven, it’s back to the campground at Patrick’s Point, for cocktails around the campfire, and counting my rocks. I’ve been visiting that beach nearly every year of my life, but probably have only been collecting agates since I was 9 or 10 (and I am at least five times that age now, yikes!). An agate is semi-precious gemstone, sometimes known for it’s spiritual and healing properties.

    I just went there in my mind, now I’ll be late for work, but I really don’t care. Thanx Misty, for asking the question, I needed that break:-)


  31. joeinvegas
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 14:37:43

    My happiest place is my kitchen, trying to figure out some recipe that I grabbed off of the Internet or out of Sunset Magazine and convert it into real food. I love trying new things, and really like baking stuff.


  32. Carrie - Cannibalistic Nerd
    Apr 19, 2013 @ 23:10:58

    I like Emerald Isle (N.C. beach we vacation at), the flea market eating fair food, and, yes, Disney World (specifically Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean). Oh, and Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah.


  33. rachelocal
    Apr 20, 2013 @ 13:10:02

    Plymouth, Massachusetts–It’s mid-morning and I’m walking with my husband to Water Street Cafe. (I definitely “win” a mug before I leave.)


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