Get to know me

Welcome to my blog, Once Upon my Castle. I am so excited to share info, thoughts, recipes and ideas with you. My home is my castle. Like a Sandcastle by the sea, it may get knocked down but  it can always be rebuilt into something new again. One of my favorite Quote from Walt Disney is: ” If you can dream it, you can do it”

ABOUT ME: My name is Daniella I am from Cape May, NJ but now in Columbus, OH.  Although we love it here in Columbus  and have some great friends and  we do miss our family, friends and pizza  ( more about the pizza later) on the East coast. I grew up in a little beach town called Cape May, NJ and I so do miss my ocean. We visit often but not enough. I work a full time accounting job and also have my own Etsy Shop called SandwritingbytheSea.com. I am also a Tara at Home Consultant which I love because I love to entertain and cook. So I wear a lot of hats around my castle. I love to cook( heck I come from an Italian family), travel , party planning, Disney and love gardening when I have time. The main reason I started this blog a few years ago was for my son’s Birthday parties, I love planning events.I have come to find that I love sharing my experiences, especially food and travel with others so this blog was born. I hope you find something interesting and helpful here. Enjoy!

Disney Grand Floridian
Happily Ever After

The family: I am married to my husband Philip, we were married 11 years ago in Walt Disney World! We have a  7 yr old son, Evan, who keeps us going and loves to make videos and play Minecraft! Last but not least is our  1 yr old himalayan kitten , Rose, who definitely keeps us on our toes.

What you will find here: Everything! I love to travel, cook, plan parties, lifestyle and parenting and since we are a huge Disney family I will be blogging about Disney as well. You will also find links to my Etsy shop Sandwritingbythesea.com and my Tara at Home Stoneware business. So you will find a little of everything from my son’s birthday parties and themes. (By the way is why I started this blog back on 2012) to travel reviews and tips to how we live our Disney life.