Kimberly Karalius holds an MFA in fiction from the University of South Florida. Although Kimberly lives in sunny Florida, she prefers to stay indoors and sometimes buys a scarf in the hope of snow. She loves watching really old cartoons and silent films. Being in Florida certainly has one big perk: going to Disney World. Which she does. Frequently. She is the author of novels such as Love Fortunes and Other Disasters and Love Charms and Other Catastrophes.
I've Moved! New Author Website! - 2 years ago
Hello there!These past few weeks, I made an important decision: the decision to move to a website, rather than just a blog.So, I won't be blogging here anymore.I have no plans on closing or redirecting I Wear Milk Crowns for now, though - I'm too sentimental! But for any new blog posts and news, please visit my new site:
Disney's Flower & Garden Festival 2015: Let the Fun Begin - 2 years ago
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN.After missing Disney's Food & Wine Festival for the first time in forever (it still haunts me), I swore that nothing on this planet would stop me from attending Epcot's other annual festival: Disney's International Flower & Garden Festival.This is not my favorite festival of the two. March is usually sweltering, and it certainly is again this year. Right on time. Also, my mom is notorious for jumping and screaming at the mere wing-beat of a bee or wasp - they are very, very attracted to her (she's like a Bella Swan for devilish insects). So all the beautiful flowers can be a (funny) obstacle course at times.But in recent years, Disney has added a few irresistible new features, including food booths. Ooooooh yes.I was so prepared this year to kick foodie butt with my passport and gift card loaded with money for eats (the gift cards are WAY easier to use that juggling cash, and way prettier too).The new design for the festival too? Cute. I love the icons growing from the vines.With only one day to spare this spring for the festival, I studied the menus ahead of time and planned what I was going to try from the booths. Some old favorites and new ones. What I hadn't expected was to be wowed by the gardens set up around Epcot. They are, as usual, very beautiful, but I lingered in some of the gardens and took too many pictures.Both of my favorite gardens were in England. The first was the Shakespeare Garden. Be still, my English major heart! The Shakespeare bust in the back was charming, and I loved reading the quotes Disney had chosen to plant among the flora.
Barbie Dream Date and Other Valentine's Day Shenanigans - 2 years ago
This is a Valentine's Day post. I swear. But since making plans for this blog post, a number of Interesting and Newsworthy things happened. If you find books and blood pressure romantic, then hang on. You're in for a treat ;)Since I last said hello on this dear blog, life has kept me on my toes.Not the kind of toe-keeping that you see on medication commercials, where the actors wear big smiles and play casual sports in the park. More like where-has-my-life-gone-oh-it's-February-time-for-laundry.It's official guys: I am a master worrier during my work hours.When the company was offering free blood pressure readings (and even free-er boxes of Cheerios), the entire department got tested. Including me. The fun part was that I got tested at the worst possible time. I had a big assignment to finish before the day was up (as if that wasn't enough), and during my lunch break, I found out that the ARCs of my novel had been printed. I mean, how could I possibly STAY CALM????My number was large enough to scare half the department.
Every girl dreams of fantasy dates - and now girls can play Barbie Dream Date Game with Barbie and Ken! After picking out beautiful gifts for Barbie, Ken may take her horseback riding, snow skiing, or maybe even to a costume ball!
Players travel around the locket collecting gifts for Barbie, then move around the date board collecting snapshots of their dates. When the clock strikes midnight, the player with the most gift and date cards wins the game! Players turn their cards over to see what kind of gifts Ken really gave Barbie (a box of candy, perhaps?).
Every girl's a winner when she plays Barbie Dream Date game!
The Very Last 2014 - 2 years ago
People always ask me what I'm doing for New Year's Eve. Usually, my answer is the same: nothing. This isn't because I have the energy of an old lady, and like to go to bed at 10pm. More so, it's knowing that New Year's Eve is THE ultimate party night: counting down to 2015 in a room full of strangers does not sound appealing, especially when you're sure to run into a few traffic accidents on the way home (with no alternate routes. That's why I'm complaining).Tonight is the perfect night to reflect on 2014 - that year full of big changes and surprises. The year that seemed as if it'd never end.A few things happened on the way to 2015 that I hadn't been able to blog about until now. This is the perfect time to share them with you.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year - 2 years ago
Long time, no write! How are you doing?
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