Welcome! We're so happy you're here! We're Kalyn and Caela, two besties that can usually be found together in Walt Disney World or Target. We're here to bring you reviews, tips and tricks, funny anecdotes, and our favorite shopping finds. Our style is all about being cute, practical, and comfortable. We hope our blog brings you magic and joy!
We’re Kalyn and Caela, two best friends who met on our Disney College Program in 2013. We hadn’t met each other before that fateful morning in the parking lot of Walgreens outside of Vista Way (DCP alumni, you know exactly where we’re talking about!), but the rest was history. We were roommates throughout our program, Kalyn working in Children’s Activities, and Caela working as a Character Attendant. We won’t dive into the specifics of our program, but we shared our experience here if you’re interested!
After leaving Orlando and heading back to our home states of Michigan and New York, we kept in touch often! Kalyn even traveled to New York a few times – one visit being when we got scammed out of $300 in the middle of Times Square in NYC LOL *facepalm*! Shortly after her program, Caela was introduced by a mutual friend to her husband, Kyle. Kyle was attending the United States Military Academy at West Point at the time, and Caela met his friends from school and thought Kalyn would hit it off great with his friend Taylor. She introduced the two of them and now both of us besties are married to two besties! Doesn’t get much better than that. Kyle and Taylor graduated USMA in 2015, but this didn’t come without countless trips to West Point, NY where the four of us would attend footballs games, military balls, and ultimately take our first trip together all together.
Kyle and Taylor lived as roommates in Fort Benning, GA while they attended some military schooling. We would visit, and we cried together the day we dropped them off together at Ranger School. We’re laughing now thinking about how dramatic we were, but also how lucky we are to have had each other through the past few years as military spouses. Fate has been on our side, meeting on our college program, marrying best friends, and living at the same duty stations periodically throughout the past five years. Even our dogs are best friends. Crazy where life takes ya!
This brings us to August 2019. Kalyn texted Caela with a brilliant idea to start a page dedicated to showcasing Disney finds at Target. We came up with the name @targetdoesdisney and started the page the very same day. In a million years we did not think we would meet the amazing people we have through our page and start a community of likeminded Disney lovers like us!
We are so lucky to have each other and be almost basically the *very same person* – lots of people think we’re twins LOL. We both love coffee, our pups, margaritas, being active, cookies, and sunshine. We ran our first (and probably only) marathon together in Walt Disney World, along with two half marathons! We’re adventure buddies; having traveled to WDW together over 15 times, to Disneyland, and on our personal fav, the Disney Cruise Line all within the past three years. We can’t wait to see where life takes us next!