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April 9, 2012

Collectables for a Cause - Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage Merchandise Lot

Auction # A - Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage Merchandise Lot
One bid for everything listed here!
( For complete rules scroll down.)

Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage Merchandise Lot

AUCTION CLOSED - Thank you Jody for your generous bid of $1,000!!!

Bid increments must be $10.00 or more.

In less than one month, I will be participating in my 13th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer since 2001! In addition, I am less than $10,000 from hitting the golden $100,000 raised mark for this year!

To demonstrate my commitment to this cause, I am auctioning some special items from my personal collection as a way to aid my fundraising efforts. Entire final bid price goes directly to Deb's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! Buyer pays shipping as set forth in auction rules below.


ITEM DESCRIPTION: Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage Merchandise Lot of 9 items (menu set counts as 1 item)

1) Disney Fantasy LE 2500 Vinylmation set of 3 - Minnie Gold, Minnie Purple and Disney Fantasy Mini (purchase price $39.95)

2) Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage Waver Hand. Given to all cruisers at the Maiden Voyage Sail-away Party

3) Complete Set (7 different menus) of Dated Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage Menus in holder.
Given as a stateroom gift.

4) Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage Hat (purchased new)

5) Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage Luggage Tag - rubber - one luggage tag only (part of the set of 4 given as stateroom gift).

6) Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage LE (1500) Pin - (purchase price $10.95)

7) 2 buttons - Disney Fantasy Wishes World Premiere Maiden Voyage (given at show) and Disney Fantasy Maiden Voyage John Carter (given at show)

8) Disney Fantasy Keel Coin - new in box (given as stateroom gift)

More photos of the lot at the bottom of this blog.

CONDITION: Brand New

AUCTION ENDS: Thursday, April 12, 2012 midnight Eastern Time

TO BID: You must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

By bidding you agree to all rules set forth below!!!! Please read carefully BEFORE you bid!

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AUCTION RULES:

1. Each auction will be in its own blog. The auction may contain a single item or it may be a grouping, or lot, of several related items up for bid. In cases of a group or lot, one bid is for the entire group/lot. Each Auction will have a number.

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2. To bid, you must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

2a. You may bid more than once if you decide to up your current bid or if you've been outbid and wish to bid higher.

3. Each auction will have a definite end time and date. No comments/bids will be accepted after that time. All times stated will be Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDST).

4. If you have questions about the item, chances are others do too. Just pose your question as a comment.

CoolClipsgavel.jpg 5. The winning bidder will be notified via email with details on how to make the donation to my online Avon Walk account. The winning bidder will have 36 hours to respond to the winner email confirmation and make the online donation. Should the online donation not be made within 36 hours of the auction close, the bid will be considered abandoned and the 2nd highest bidder will be offered the item at the highest bid price. If that person does not respond within 36 hours or declines, the item will go back in the "bin" for a future auction.

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6. SHIPPING: Each item will be shipped by US mail to US addresses only. Shipping costs will be determined based on USPS shipping rates (for first class mail) by total package weight and destination. Each item will be shipped US mail to US addresses only. Packages weighing 11 ounces or less (and within USPS guidelines) will be sent first class mail with delivery confirmation provided the auction bid is less than $25.

Any item with a final auction bid of $25 or more will be sent priority mail, insured (USPS insurance), with delivery confirmation.

If total shipping cost (including delivery confirmation and insurance) is less than $5.00, I will pay for it. If shipping will cost more than $5.00, the auction winner must send the shipping cost amount to me via either Paypal or check within 5 daysof the auction close. (The auction item will not be shipped until receipt of both the donation and shipping costs is confirmed.)

If you live OUTSIDE the US please contact me BEFORE bidding!

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: This is a FUNDRAISER! It is not a flea market. Bid minimums will be set based on the purchase price of the item where applicable.

VERY IMPORTANT: All bids/sales are final. There are NO RETURNS and NO REFUNDS (even if the postal service fails to deliver your package for any reason).

In case of duplicate high bids, the earliest time-stamped bid will prevail.

Deb Wills will be the final arbiter of any and all disputes. All decisions are final. Please remember this is a Fundraiser! By bidding you agree to all the rules and any rule not covered will be determined by Deb Wills as the fnal word.

Thanks everyone - now let's raise some money!!!!

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April 10, 2012

Club 33 Hat - Collectables for a Cause

Auction # B - Club 33 - Adult Hat
For complete rules scroll to the bottom.

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ITEM: Club 33 item, an adult hat (ball cap).

AUCTION COMPLETTED: Thank you Liz Lau $75

Bid increments must be $5.00 or more.

ITEM DESCRIPTION: This is a black hat with a tan Club 33 logo on the front. The cap also has a matching tan layer sandwiched between solid-colored layers in the bill. The back has an adjustable velcro strap for comfort.

Club 33 is an exclusive club located in New Orleans Square in Disneyland California. You must be a member or know a member to dine here.

Club 33 Hat Back

CONDITION: New, never worn

Auction Ends: Friday, April 13, 2012 midnight Eastern Standard Time.

In less than one month, I will be participating in my 13th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer since 2001! In addition, I am less than $10,000 from hitting the golden $100,000 raised mark for this year!

To demonstrate my commitment to this cause, I am auctioning some special items from my personal collection as a way to aid my fundraising efforts. Entire final bid price goes directly to Deb's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! Buyer pays shipping as set forth in auction rules below.

TO BID: You must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

By bidding you agree to all rules set forth below!!!! Please read carefully BEFORE you bid!

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AUCTION RULES:

1. Each auction will be in its own blog. The auction may contain a single item or it may be a grouping, or lot, of several related items up for bid. In cases of a group or lot, one bid is for the entire group/lot. Each Auction will have a number.

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2. To bid, you must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

2a. You may bid more than once if you decide to up your current bid or if you've been outbid and wish to bid higher.

3. Each auction will have a definite end time and date. No comments/bids will be accepted after that time. All times stated will be Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDST).

4. If you have questions about the item, chances are others do too. Just pose your question as a comment.

CoolClipsgavel.jpg 5. The winning bidder will be notified via email with details on how to make the donation to my online Avon Walk account. The winning bidder will have 36 hours to respond to the winner email confirmation and make the online donation. Should the online donation not be made within 36 hours of the auction close, the bid will be considered abandoned and the 2nd highest bidder will be offered the item at the highest bid price. If that person does not respond within 36 hours or declines, the item will go back in the "bin" for a future auction.

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6. SHIPPING: Each item will be shipped by US mail to US addresses only. Shipping costs will be determined based on USPS shipping rates (for first class mail) by total package weight and destination. Each item will be shipped US mail to US addresses only. Packages weighing 11 ounces or less (and within USPS guidelines) will be sent first class mail with delivery confirmation provided the auction bid is less than $25.

Any item with a final auction bid of $25 or more will be sent priority mail, insured (USPS insurance), with delivery confirmation.

If total shipping cost (including delivery confirmation and insurance) is less than $5.00, I will pay for it. If shipping will cost more than $5.00, the auction winner must send the shipping cost amount to me via either Paypal or check within 5 daysof the auction close. (The auction item will not be shipped until receipt of both the donation and shipping costs is confirmed.)

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: This is a FUNDRAISER! It is not a flea market. Bid minimums will be set based on the purchase price of the item where applicable.

VERY IMPORTANT: All bids/sales are final. There are NO RETURNS and NO REFUNDS (even if the postal service fails to deliver your package for any reason).

In case of duplicate high bids, the earliest time-stamped bid will prevail.

Deb Wills will be the final arbiter of any and all disputes. All decisions are final. Please remember this is a Fundraiser! By bidding you agree to all the rules and any rule not covered will be determined by Deb Wills as the final word.

Thanks everyone - now let's raise some money!!!!


April 11, 2012

ESPN WWOS Opening Day Merchandise - Collectables for a Cause

Auction # C - ESPN WWOS Opening Day Merchandise
For complete rules scroll to the bottom.

More Auctions begin Monday!

ITEM: ESPN WWOS Opening Day Merchandise Lot

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AUCTION COMPLETE - Thank you Michelle $150

Bid increments must be $10.00 or more.


ITEM DESCRIPTION: This ESPN Wide World of Sports Merchandise lot was given to the press at the grand re-opening of the Wide World of Sports on February 25, 2010. Including in this lot are the following items:

1) Opening Day Dated Sling Sack in two-tone grey with a zippered section. Logo says EPSN Wide World of Sports Walt Disney World

2) Men's XL Inaugural Season Champion T-Shirt - grey with red and black lettering - Has the EPSN Wide World of Sports Walt Disney World logo

3) ESPN WWOS Stadium blanket that is over 6'x4.5' Great quality - black with red and white lettering. Has the EPSN Wide World of Sports Walt Disney World logo. This item alone is worth over $50.

4) White ESPN Wide World of Sports adjustable Twill hat. Back of hat has embroidered Walt Disney World. Made by Legacy.

5) ESPN Wide World of Sports Beverage travel mug by Optima

Additional photos at the end of this blog.

CONDITION: All Items new, never worn or used


Auction Ends: Saturday, April 14, 2012 midnight Eastern Standard Time.

In less than one month, I will be participating in my 13th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer since 2001! In addition, I am less than $10,000 from hitting the golden $100,000 raised mark for this year!

To demonstrate my commitment to this cause, I am auctioning some special items from my personal collection as a way to aid my fundraising efforts. Entire final bid price goes directly to Deb's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! Buyer pays shipping as set forth in auction rules below.

TO BID: You must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

By bidding you agree to all rules set forth below!!!! Please read carefully BEFORE you bid!

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AUCTION RULES:

1. Each auction will be in its own blog. The auction may contain a single item or it may be a grouping, or lot, of several related items up for bid. In cases of a group or lot, one bid is for the entire group/lot. Each Auction will have a number.

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2. To bid, you must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

2a. You may bid more than once if you decide to up your current bid or if you've been outbid and wish to bid higher.

3. Each auction will have a definite end time and date. No comments/bids will be accepted after that time. All times stated will be Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDST).

4. If you have questions about the item, chances are others do too. Just pose your question as a comment.

CoolClipsgavel.jpg 5. The winning bidder will be notified via email with details on how to make the donation to my online Avon Walk account. The winning bidder will have 36 hours to respond to the winner email confirmation and make the online donation. Should the online donation not be made within 36 hours of the auction close, the bid will be considered abandoned and the 2nd highest bidder will be offered the item at the highest bid price. If that person does not respond within 36 hours or declines, the item will go back in the "bin" for a future auction.

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6. SHIPPING: Each item will be shipped by US mail to US addresses only. Shipping costs will be determined based on USPS shipping rates (for first class mail) by total package weight and destination. Each item will be shipped US mail to US addresses only. Packages weighing 11 ounces or less (and within USPS guidelines) will be sent first class mail with delivery confirmation provided the auction bid is less than $25.

Any item with a final auction bid of $25 or more will be sent priority mail, insured (USPS insurance), with delivery confirmation.

If total shipping cost (including delivery confirmation and insurance) is less than $5.00, I will pay for it. If shipping will cost more than $5.00, the auction winner must send the shipping cost amount to me via either Paypal or check within 5 daysof the auction close. (The auction item will not be shipped until receipt of both the donation and shipping costs is confirmed.)

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: This is a FUNDRAISER! It is not a flea market. Bid minimums will be set based on the purchase price of the item where applicable.

VERY IMPORTANT: All bids/sales are final. There are NO RETURNS and NO REFUNDS (even if the postal service fails to deliver your package for any reason).

In case of duplicate high bids, the earliest time-stamped bid will prevail.

Deb Wills will be the final arbiter of any and all disputes. All decisions are final. Please remember this is a Fundraiser! By bidding you agree to all the rules and any rule not covered will be determined by Deb Wills as the final word.

Thanks everyone - now let's raise some money!!!!

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April 14, 2012

You Don't Need to Love Seafood to Love Flying Fish on the Boardwalk

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Have you ever had one of those meals where everything was perfectly delicious from start to finish? I did recently at one of my favorite restaurants at Walt Disney World, Flying Fish.

Several of us wandered over after enjoying the afternoon at Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival. Fortunately, our favorite server, Bob, was working and we sat in his section. After quenching our thirst with some good ol Florida water, we ordered a cheese plate to share and then started thinking about wine.

I should preface this by telling you wine is one of my indulgences. I love red wine and love to try new wines! When I go to a great restaurant, such as Flying Fish, I am splurging on dinner so I tend to splurge on my wine as well. So you don't think this is my typical price point at home, I used to shop for great buys under $10 but those are almost non-existent these days, so now it's what can I find under $18!

Bob has been my server a number of times and now knows the kinds of wines I like. He always lets me know what is new on the wine list and what "good buys" they have in stock.

A new wine had recently come to the Flying Fish that Bob thought we would enjoy. We decided to give it a try. WOW! We swirled, breathed the aromas and tasted -- all four of us at about the same time looked up from our glass with huge smiles! We had a winner!

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This wine from Argentina is a "Bordeaux style blend: of Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Petit Verdot. It was smooth as silk and full of great flavors. Flying Fish price was $85 and that's about the same price range as my Google Search of wine stores indicated.

The Artisanal Cheese plate was enough for the 4 of us to nibble on while we looked at the menu. Unfortunately we gobbled up the cheese before I thought about taking a photo.

New on the menu, at least for me, was a Prix Fixe tasting option!

Flying Fish Cafe Signature Prix Fixe Tasting Menu $63.00/per guest

Appetizer: Duo of "Crispy Maine Coast Jonah Crab Cake" and "Our Very Own Caesar Salad"

Entree Duo of "Char-crusted Certified Black Angus New York Strip Steak" and "Potato-wrapped Snapper"

Dessert:
Caramelized Banana Napoleon

Burgundy Wine Pairing Flight : $34.00

Now, on to our meal. I didn't take notes during the meal as my intention was not to write about it. However our experience was so wonderful, I wanted to at least share some photos. Suffice it to say, all food items were great!

Each of us ordered the same appetizer, one of the regular items on the Flying Fish menu:

The mozzarella was so incredibly fresh with mouth watering textures that we couldn't believe it was flown in from Italy, we all thought it had been made in-house.


Fresh Mozzarella di Bufala
- Florida Yellow Beefsteak, Heirloom and Tiny grape Tomatoes, aged Balsamico, Exotic Peppercorns, Petite Basil, and Sicilian Olio Verde $15.00

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Ginger and Teriyaki Char-Crusted Yellowfin Tuna - Asian greens, sesame-laced sea beans, oyster plant and forest mushrooms, with mido-dashi-lemongrass-wasabi Tobikko-Butter Emulsion $37.00

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This side dish is to die for and worth taking any remaining home in a "doggie-bag".

Leek, Fontina and Truffle-laced Trofie Mac n Cheese $9.00

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Tagliatelle Pasta a la Bolognese - Rustic Five Meat Ragout, arugula and pecorino Romano $26 (also offered as a Lacto-ovo friendly or vegetarian selection: Pesto-laced Vegetable Primavera $22

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Rainforest Pepperberry-grilled Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin - leek, fontina and truffle-laced pasta Mac n Cheese, grilled asparagus with black missino fig, port wine, balsamico, carmelized onion and trumpet mushroom compote $36.00

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We were all too stuffed to even think about dessert.

As I said at the beginning, everything just blended together perfectly from the service, to the ambiance, to the wine to the food. It was a great evening and one we will not soon forget! Thanks to the Flying Fish team!

The moral of this story is - you don't have to be a seafood lover enjoy fine dining at Flying Fish!


April 18, 2012

Club 33 Umbrella - Collectables for a Cause

Auction # D - Club 33 Umbrella -
For complete rules scroll to the bottom.

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ITEM: Club 33 Umbrella.


Club 33 is an exclusive club located in New Orleans Square in Disneyland California. You must be a member or know a member to dine here.


CONDITION: New, never used

FINAL BID: $200
Congratulations Karen!!!!

Auction Ends: Friday, April 20, 2012 midnight Eastern Standard Time.
Bids do not automatically post, I need to publish the "comment/bid".

In less than one month, I will be participating in my 13th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer since 2001! In addition, I am less than $2,000 from hitting the golden $100,000 raised mark for this year!

To demonstrate my commitment to this cause, I am auctioning some special items from my personal collection as a way to aid my fundraising efforts. Entire final bid price goes directly to Deb's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! Buyer pays shipping as set forth in auction rules below.

TO BID: You must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

By bidding you agree to all rules set forth below!!!! Please read carefully BEFORE you bid!

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AUCTION RULES:

1. Each auction will be in its own blog. The auction may contain a single item or it may be a grouping, or lot, of several related items up for bid. In cases of a group or lot, one bid is for the entire group/lot. Each Auction will have a number.

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2. To bid, you must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

2a. You may bid more than once if you decide to up your current bid or if you've been outbid and wish to bid higher.

3. Each auction will have a definite end time and date. No comments/bids will be accepted after that time. All times stated will be Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDST).

4. If you have questions about the item, chances are others do too. Just pose your question as a comment.

CoolClipsgavel.jpg 5. The winning bidder will be notified via email with details on how to make the donation to my online Avon Walk account. The winning bidder will have 36 hours to respond to the winner email confirmation and make the online donation. Should the online donation not be made within 36 hours of the auction close, the bid will be considered abandoned and the 2nd highest bidder will be offered the item at the highest bid price. If that person does not respond within 36 hours or declines, the item will go back in the "bin" for a future auction.

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6. SHIPPING: Each item will be shipped by US mail to US addresses only. Shipping costs will be determined based on USPS shipping rates (for first class mail) by total package weight and destination. Each item will be shipped US mail to US addresses only. Packages weighing 11 ounces or less (and within USPS guidelines) will be sent first class mail with delivery confirmation provided the auction bid is less than $25.

Any item with a final auction bid of $25 or more will be sent priority mail, insured (USPS insurance), with delivery confirmation.

If total shipping cost (including delivery confirmation and insurance) is less than $5.00, I will pay for it. If shipping will cost more than $5.00, the auction winner must send the shipping cost amount to me via either Paypal or check within 5 daysof the auction close. (The auction item will not be shipped until receipt of both the donation and shipping costs is confirmed.)

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: This is a FUNDRAISER! It is not a flea market. Bid minimums will be set based on the purchase price of the item where applicable.

VERY IMPORTANT: All bids/sales are final. There are NO RETURNS and NO REFUNDS (even if the postal service fails to deliver your package for any reason).

In case of duplicate high bids, the earliest time-stamped bid will prevail.

Deb Wills will be the final arbiter of any and all disputes. All decisions are final. Please remember this is a Fundraiser! By bidding you agree to all the rules and any rule not covered will be determined by Deb Wills as the fnal word.

Thanks everyone - now let's raise some money!!!!


April 19, 2012

Autographed Disney Cruise White Hoodie Sweatshirt

Auction # E - Autographed Disney Cruise Adult White Zippered Hoodie
For complete rules scroll to the bottom.

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ITEM: Adult Disney Cruise Line White Hoodie Sweatshirt Size XL with 19 Disney Character Autographs

CONDITION: New, never worn



KIM: Your email is has been returned as an unknown address. Please get back to me as soon as possible regarding your bid.

FINAL BID: $180

Bid increments must be $10.00 or more.

Bids do not automatically post, I need to publish the "comment/bid".

Auction Ends: Saturday, April 21, 2012 midnight Eastern Standard Time.

In less than one month, I will be participating in my 13th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer since 2001! In addition, I am less than $2,000 from hitting the golden $100,000 raised mark for this year!


ITEM DESCRIPTION: You are bidding on a brand new Adult Disney Cruise Line Hoodie Sweatshirt with full zipper, size XL.

The following Disney Character autographs appear:

1 & 2) Chip and Dale
3) Your Pal Mickey Mouse
4) Love and Kisses Minnie Mouse
5) Donald Duck #1
6) Goofy
7) Kanai
8) Koda
9) Snow White
10) Max
11) Ariel
12) Belle
13) Stitch
14) Peter Pan
15) Love Daisy Duck
16) Pluto
17) Captian Hook
18) Lilo
19) Princess Tiana

The Cruise Line Sweatshirt features the Disney Magic, Wonder and Dream on one side and the wonderful character autographs on the other. Back is blank and ready for more signatures!

Auction Ends: Saturday April 21, 2012 midnight Eastern Standard Time.

In less than one month, I will be participating in my 13th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer since 2001! In addition, I am less than $10,000 from hitting the golden $100,000 raised mark for this year!

To demonstrate my commitment to this cause, I am auctioning some special items from my personal collection as a way to aid my fundraising efforts. Entire final bid price goes directly to Deb's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! Buyer pays shipping as set forth in auction rules below.

TO BID: You must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

By bidding you agree to all rules set forth below!!!! Please read carefully BEFORE you bid!

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AUCTION RULES:

1. Each auction will be in its own blog. The auction may contain a single item or it may be a grouping, or lot, of several related items up for bid. In cases of a group or lot, one bid is for the entire group/lot. Each Auction will have a number.

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2. To bid, you must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

2a. You may bid more than once if you decide to up your current bid or if you've been outbid and wish to bid higher.

3. Each auction will have a definite end time and date. No comments/bids will be accepted after that time. All times stated will be Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDST).

4. If you have questions about the item, chances are others do too. Just pose your question as a comment.

CoolClipsgavel.jpg 5. The winning bidder will be notified via email with details on how to make the donation to my online Avon Walk account. The winning bidder will have 36 hours to respond to the winner email confirmation and make the online donation. Should the online donation not be made within 36 hours of the auction close, the bid will be considered abandoned and the 2nd highest bidder will be offered the item at the highest bid price. If that person does not respond within 36 hours or declines, the item will go back in the "bin" for a future auction.

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6. SHIPPING: Each item will be shipped by US mail to US addresses only. Shipping costs will be determined based on USPS shipping rates (for first class mail) by total package weight and destination. Each item will be shipped US mail to US addresses only. Packages weighing 11 ounces or less (and within USPS guidelines) will be sent first class mail with delivery confirmation provided the auction bid is less than $25.

Any item with a final auction bid of $25 or more will be sent priority mail, insured (USPS insurance), with delivery confirmation.

If total shipping cost (including delivery confirmation and insurance) is less than $5.00, I will pay for it. If shipping will cost more than $5.00, the auction winner must send the shipping cost amount to me via either Paypal or check within 5 daysof the auction close. (The auction item will not be shipped until receipt of both the donation and shipping costs is confirmed.)

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: This is a FUNDRAISER! It is not a flea market. Bid minimums will be set based on the purchase price of the item where applicable.

VERY IMPORTANT: All bids/sales are final. There are NO RETURNS and NO REFUNDS (even if the postal service fails to deliver your package for any reason).

In case of duplicate high bids, the earliest time-stamped bid will prevail.

Deb Wills will be the final arbiter of any and all disputes. All decisions are final. Please remember this is a Fundraiser! By bidding you agree to all the rules and any rule not covered will be determined by Deb Wills as the final word.

Thanks everyone - now let's raise some money!!!!


April 20, 2012

Walt Disney Imagineering Tshirt

Auction # F - Walt Disney Imagineering T-Shirt Size XL
For complete rules scroll to the bottom.

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CONDITION: New, never worn

Back home now and will keep these more updated:

WINNING BID: $80

Bid increments must be $10.00 or more.

Bids do not automatically post, I need to publish the "comment/bid".

Auction Ends: Saturday, April 21, 2012 midnight Eastern Standard Time.

In less than one month, I will be participating in my 13th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer since 2001! In addition, I am less than $2,000 from hitting the golden $100,000 raised mark for this year!

ITEM DESCRIPTION: You are bidding on a brand new Navy Blue Walt Disney Imagineery Short Sleeve T-Shirt. One the front are the words "Walt Disney Imagineering Est 1952".

Auction Ends: Sunday April 22, 2012 midnight Eastern Standard Time.

In less than one month, I will be participating in my 13th Avon Walk for Breast Cancer since 2001! In addition, I am less than $2,000 from hitting the golden $100,000 raised mark for this year!

To demonstrate my commitment to this cause, I am auctioning some special items from my personal collection as a way to aid my fundraising efforts. Entire final bid price goes directly to Deb's Avon Walk for Breast Cancer! Buyer pays shipping as set forth in auction rules below.

TO BID: You must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

By bidding you agree to all rules set forth below!!!! Please read carefully BEFORE you bid!

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AUCTION RULES:

1. Each auction will be in its own blog. The auction may contain a single item or it may be a grouping, or lot, of several related items up for bid. In cases of a group or lot, one bid is for the entire group/lot. Each Auction will have a number.

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2. To bid, you must click on the comment link and enter your full name and email address, as well as your bid amount in the comments box. (NOTE: Your email address will NOT show up online.) I will approve the comments so you can see what the current bid is. Once a few bids have been made, only the current high bid will be visible.

2a. You may bid more than once if you decide to up your current bid or if you've been outbid and wish to bid higher.

3. Each auction will have a definite end time and date. No comments/bids will be accepted after that time. All times stated will be Eastern Daylight Savings Time (EDST).

4. If you have questions about the item, chances are others do too. Just pose your question as a comment.

CoolClipsgavel.jpg 5. The winning bidder will be notified via email with details on how to make the donation to my online Avon Walk account. The winning bidder will have 36 hours to respond to the winner email confirmation and make the online donation. Should the online donation not be made within 36 hours of the auction close, the bid will be considered abandoned and the 2nd highest bidder will be offered the item at the highest bid price. If that person does not respond within 36 hours or declines, the item will go back in the "bin" for a future auction.

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6. SHIPPING: Each item will be shipped by US mail to US addresses only. Shipping costs will be determined based on USPS shipping rates (for first class mail) by total package weight and destination. Each item will be shipped US mail to US addresses only. Packages weighing 11 ounces or less (and within USPS guidelines) will be sent first class mail with delivery confirmation provided the auction bid is less than $25.

Any item with a final auction bid of $25 or more will be sent priority mail, insured (USPS insurance), with delivery confirmation.

If total shipping cost (including delivery confirmation and insurance) is less than $5.00, I will pay for it. If shipping will cost more than $5.00, the auction winner must send the shipping cost amount to me via either Paypal or check within 5 daysof the auction close. (The auction item will not be shipped until receipt of both the donation and shipping costs is confirmed.)

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND: This is a FUNDRAISER! It is not a flea market. Bid minimums will be set based on the purchase price of the item where applicable.

VERY IMPORTANT: All bids/sales are final. There are NO RETURNS and NO REFUNDS (even if the postal service fails to deliver your package for any reason).

In case of duplicate high bids, the earliest time-stamped bid will prevail.

Deb Wills will be the final arbiter of any and all disputes. All decisions are final. Please remember this is a Fundraiser! By bidding you agree to all the rules and any rule not covered will be determined by Deb Wills as the final word.

Thanks everyone - now let's raise some money!!!!


April 24, 2012

VISION house® Opens in Epcot's Innoventions

On Earth Day, April 22nd, a brand new exhibit opened in Epcot's Innoventions called VISION house® !

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The purpose of VISION house® is to provide green living ideas in a fun and informative manner so guests can know a sustainable future is possible.

Green Builder® Media, North America's leading media company focused on sustainable living, has collaborated with Walt Disney Imagineering to create the VISION House®, an innovative green home exhibit.

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"Sustainable living is about taking personal responsibility,"
says Green Builder® Media CEO Sara Gutterman."

What is exciting about this exhibit (unlike its predecessor the House of the Innoventions) is that the products found inside VISION house are all available today! "That is really important to us because we want people to walk though and to be able to take anything they see back home with them!", Sara Gutterman, Co-Founder and CEO of Green Builder Media. "We're hoping that everyone who walks through walks away with one or two ideas for sustainable living."

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Standing at the front door of VISION house® , the Cast Member begins telling the story
of the Monteverde family that lives here.


Disney Imagineers took a cold sterile house and transformed it into an inviting home where mother, father and children live - just like many of the the guests who walk through. You'll learn why the various products are important to different family members.

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The house is bright and open - no more dividers to keep you away from everything. Here you are able to explore while the Cast Member continues explain the various products and features. You'll find everything from water conservation fixtures (Kohler), energy efficient windows and doors (Pella), LED lighting solutions (Sylvania), even the dining room table placements are made from recycled paper!

Another product featured is the Bosch dishwasher. If you don't have a full load, Bosch's Half Load Option is perfect for small loads that use half or less of the dishwasher's capacity. You can load in the top rack, bottom rack, or half and half, and it reduces energy and water consumption by about 30%.

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The Armstrong World Industries kitchen cabinets look like typical cabinetry but are made with formaldehyde-free plywood to keep dangerous gases out of the indoor environment.

These are just a few of the new energy saving and sustainable products you will find inside VISION house®.

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John Eric, Disney Corporate Alliance Technology Manager
and Ron Jones, Founder and President Green Builder Media

"This is a great blend of the entertainment experience and more learning and more knowledge which is what Epcot and Innoventions is all about", John Eric explained.

Ron Jones summed it all up, "We thought this [Epcot and Green Builder] was a perfect fit. Green Builder is all about questions, we're about promoting the questions in the minds of people who are making decisions about how sustainable their lives are going to be today and tomorrow for future generations. Our partners are all about the answers. We want people to aspire to have a more sustainable life. We also want to demonstrate things that are available today, that they can incorporate in their lives. There is nothing in this exhibit they can't have today."

So what did I think? As I mentioned above, there are lots of new things to see and it is exciting knowing they are available to consumers today. In fact, I was especially delighted to see the Schlage combination lock on the front door of the VISION house®, as I have one on my own home. Also, I have recently been looking at Bosch dishwashers as a possible upgrade to my current one.

The tour provides a taste of ideas for you to consider after you leave. Make sure to pick up the small card on your way out, it lists all the companies whose products are found inside the home. Some are affordable today and others, well, you'll have to save a bit.

The tour is geared towards adults and older children. The one component I feel is missing is an actual "take away idea/tip" at the end of the tour. One last word from the Cast Member about an simple/affordable way you can make your home more "green" right away would carry the message back home, long after the vacation concludes.

The other suggestion is to have a character like Recycle Randy giving demos out in front of VISION house®.

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Randy was engaging guests on April 22nd and had a wonderful hands on demonstration for kids about recycling.

I was told he was just there for Earth Day. Have him (or a similar character) here on a regular basis. He definitely got the kids excited and engaged and would draw families into the space.

I highly recommend a tour on your next visit to Epcot. For more information check out http://greenbuildermag.com and the VISION® House website: http://visionhousegreen.com/

Once you check out VISION house®, leave a comment below with your thoughts!

April 28, 2012

Fantasyland Expansion - Behind the Wall with Imagineer Chris Beatty

This blog contains 3 videos with Imagineer Chris Beatty - all talk about the Fantasyland Expansion. The first 2 videos are all about the themeing of the first section open, Storybook Circus. The last video is an overall update that Chris gave the Media.

I had the opportunity to get a hard hat, behind the wall peek at the construction that's going on in the new Fantasyland in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom on Thursday, April 26.


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Although there were no photos or video allowed behind the construction wall, I was able to record Chris beforehand, as he explained the project in some detail.

In this first video, Chris described the theming and backstory of the Storybook Circus as well as the new Dumbo Attractions

In part 2 of the video, Chris describes the Great Goofini's Barnstormer!

In this final video, Chris addresses the Media with a new update on the Fantasyland Expansion Project


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