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Disney Halloween Trip!

Early this month my family and I took a trip to Disney to enjoy The Disneyland Halloween event. My in-laws were kind enough to gift us with Mickey’s Halloween Party tickets and we were all able to go together! We have been to Disney several times during the Halloween season but have never been able to attend the actual party, so we were really excited to see it all. The kids had such a great time in their costumes while they were trick-or-treating in the parks! They give you SO MUCH CANDY!! And there were so many rare villains out at the end of the night for the parade. Villains are Ben’s favorites and he was able to meet and interact with quite a few while we waited for the parade to begin.  They had the Headless Horseman in the parade and dancing ghosts from the Haunted Mansion, it was really awesome. I didn’t bring my good camera that night because I was trying my best to take everything in and not distract myself from making memories. 

The next morning our group met up for breakfast at this really fun spot called Pann’s Diner. It was a really neat old school style diner with REALLY yummy food. We enjoyed our big family breakfast and then the boys went with the grandparents for the Hot Wheels Convention!! My Father-in-Law collects Hot Wheels and the boys were stoked that they got to go to their first convention together. While they did their thing Chris and I met up with our Disney Family! We have met so many amazing people through my Disney Instagram account and now we look forward to seeing them and spending time together each trip. Our group met up and we went on a bunch of rides and just spent time goofing around and doing some photography and Instagram stuff together. They even talked us into going on The Incredicoaster! Chris and I are huge chickens when it comes to the big fast rides so we were really nervous but it was so fun! You can even smell cookies in one of the tunnels on the coaster. I am definitely planning on going on it again. I don’t really know how to describe all these people, but I can say with 100% confidence that they are accepting of all kinds. They didn’t have to hang out with us and put up with our awkwardness but they have been amazing. They really make me feel like apart of their circle, and I am a better person for having met them. 

Our final day of the trip was really neat! I took my camera into the parks to get some shots for myself, and of some pins for a company that  I Brand Rep for (CastelBabeCo). Then later in the morning i met up with some other Instagrammers for the first time. It was very fun to host my own little meet-up! I had goody bags for everyone with Halloween treats and I was fortunate enough to have 5 ladies show up and come hang with me at Disney. We went on some rides and took some cute castle pics and even spotted a Backstreet Boy while getting off The Jungle Cruise! It felt great getting to know these girls and spending time with them, and I hope to see them again soon. I am not able to get back to the parks for a few months so I am in the process of planning a Central Valley Disney Meet-Up here in Fresno and I am excited to see who shows up! Later in the day Chris and Ben joined me and we went on our all time favorite family ride, Pirates and then did a little shopping before getting back on the road and heading home.  Ben wanted me to include that he was extremely happy he got to eat at Burger King on the way home.

We had such an amazing time and I miss everyone already, but we made a lot of family memories and I feel so fortunate to be able to do things like this. Until next time, have a great week!

If you’d like to see more on our trip: IGTV TRIP VIDEO

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Professional Hiatus…but still Blogging!

As most of you know by now I have not been taking on new clients, except for a small Holiday Mini Session (Merced- Friday Nov. 17th, Fresno Nov. 18th/19th…email me to save your spot Robyn@EventfulMagic.Org)

 

Despite not taking on new clients for photography and event planning, I have managed to maintain some semblance of a professional life by keeping up with this Blog! I really don’t make any money from this but I enjoy it and the way it allows me to connect with all of you.

I will continue doing Freebie Fridays and Small Business Saturdays as well as how-to posts, interviews with local artists and event reviews.

If there’s anything else you’d like to see on the blog let me know!

I also need more small businesses for Saturday posts…if you know anyone please send them my way! Robyn@EventfulMagic.Org 209-947-5094

October has been insane for me personally, and did not go as planned but I try to move forward not backwards.

Have an amazing Halloween everybody.

-Robyn

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Small Business Saturday: Root Access Hackerspace

Root Access is a home for Fresno’s hackers, crafters, makers, builders, and artists!”

owned and operated by Derek Payton and Andrew Runner in Fresno, Ca

A helpful bit of info from their website:

If any of these sound good to you, you belong in our space!
Electronics & Robotics Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other microcontrollers
Computers Programming, networking, and security
Prototyping & Fabrication 3D printing and laser cutting
Textile Arts Sewing, knitting, and crochet

I have been so happy to see this business open in Fresno’s Tower District. It is going to be an amazing addition to the Fresno tech community. Located only blocks from Fresno City College and Olive Ave (The main street of Tower District) it is primed for success. 

They host tech and art events for the community as well as offering classes to those who are interested in learning about coding, cyber security, robot building and crafting! They have computers, laser cutters, 3D printers and sewing machines for the members and will help you learn how to use these tools with their educational accessibility. 

 

So how can you gain access to this amazing establishment?

Website         Facebook

1476 N Van Ness Ave
Fresno, California                                      Call (559) 856-1399
Check them out, and #SupportSmallBusiness !

 

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Small Business Saturday: Flickin’ Lit Candle Co.

Chelsea Gonzalez is a local small business owner located in Los Banos, California.

” Hand crafted & infused with essential oils • Made with a dash of sass and soy wax • Hand poured • Eco and vegan friendly,  Candles w|attitude & essence”

 

Flickin’ Lit Candle Co. is a very interesting and creative candle operation made 100% by Chelsea herself. She creates candles and wax melts into tiny works of art. As someone who has used both the wax melts and candles I can vouch that they small beyond amazing.  I can melt one piece of the wax and they last all day long throughout my entire home.

She not only makes quality products, she has managed to market them creatively by slapping classic and hilarious names on to her products.  Some of the scents include: Half-Baked, Best F’in Apple, PSL & Uggs, Queen Basic, Fresh AF, and Whorechata….to name a few. She also has a “Hella Basic Package” for Fall. All of these include FREE SHIPPING!! Which is basically a dream come true. 

Chelsea works hard to make her customers happy and has some great ideas which will make her business a success.  So go check her out! #SupportSmallBusiness

Flickin’ Lit Website

Facebook

or email/call her: Flickinlitcandles@Gmail.com   (209) 658-7123

 

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Local Artist: Chloe Peterson

I have known Chloe for a decade and every single time we see each other she makes me happy. She is one of my favorite people and one of the most talented artists I have ever known. She was nice enough to give us this very amazing interview about being an Artist in her community and the positives and negatives of the artist life. Chloe also gave me 5 small pieces for a giveaway which will be happening sometime in November. I will be posting about that soon so keep an eye out!


This video featured music from HXXS, a band very near and dear to me. They gave me permission to use their music and I hope you’ll check them out!

HXXS

You can also find them on Spotify!!!

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Hello, from Robyn Martinez

I hope you all enjoyed the Freebie Friday and Small Business Saturday this weekend. I really love building a connection with you all.

Unfortunately I have had some very serious personal things arise and they take a huge precedent to my business and my blog. I hope you can all forgive and excuse me while I take some time to be with my family.

I hope to return soon and make this blog and my work something you can all be proud of.

Thank you again for your love and support,

Robyn Martinez