Wow, I made it!! Hi everyone! I'm J'aimie, and while I'm not necessarily new to the world of pins, I AM fairly new to the world of pin trading and collecting. I've been keeping a collection of Disneyana for most of my 25 years -- I grew up near Anaheim, so I was raised in Disneyland, and now that I'm on the East Coast (in New Hampshire, specifically), I make a point of visiting WDW twice a year. It's convenient, since most of my family lives in the Lake Mary/Orlando area, so I'm able to split my time. I thank my lucky stars each day that my mother cultivated a love of Disney in her kids! My mom was on site as an engineer the day EPCOT opened, and ever since, she's been a big proponent of her kids growing up in the parks. I was raised as a Disney Princess -- wore my costumes to school and everything -- and now, as a freelance costume designer and seamstress, I get to live the dream of dressing up whenever I want. In 2010, when we started dating, the first film my boyfriend and I saw together was Tangled ... it was an instant bonding moment. We identify so much with the film and the music, and every holiday or major event is marked with lanterns. In September, on a trip to Disney for EPCOT's 30th and with the help of Rapunzel and some amazing CMs, Dan proposed to me Princess Style in front of Fantasyland. We're now planning our Tangled inspired wedding for next autumn in the tower of an ancient castle here in New Hampshire with hundreds of lanterns. Anyway, tangents aside, I ADORE Disney Princesses, specifically my home girl Rapunzel, I'm obsessed with 50's era Disneyland, I lovingly and openly refer to Walt Disney as "Uncle Walt" and I could ride "it's a small world" for days. I love the smell of Rome burning in Spaceship Earth, I'm too wimpy to ride Mission Space on Orange, the opening ceremony at Magic Kingdom makes me cry every time, and the Brown Derby has the most amazing Cobb Salad on the planet. I cried the first time I met Rapunzel. I only ride purple teacups in honor of my late grandmother who was one of my best friends. My pictures with Dreamfinder are my first celebrity encounters, I miss the old EPCOT space suits with the rainbows, and I sometimes sing "veggie veggie fruit fruit" when I open my fridge. I was born and raised in these parks, and I love them more than anything else. And most of all, I'm excited to be amongst people who love this world as much as I do. I also write way too much and I love making people smile. I hope I get to do both of these things here. Let's make friends!!