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The 90’s (AKA Simpler Times)

Stephanie posted a 90’s tag and I basically wanted to leave a novel in her comments, so I decided to post my own. Who doesn’t love reminiscing on the simpler days of our youth?

Favorite Disney Film?

Hands down, my favorite Disney movie is Beauty and the Beast. I love the movie, the characters, the music. It is the best!!! When I was younger, my favorite non-princess movie was Lady and the Tramp. I was always  a huge dog lover and I was obsessed with that movie, until 101 Dalmations came out. Then it was probably a tie in how often those two got played. Toy Story was also a great 90’s one! I remember going to the “fancy theater” to see that one with my best friend Ashley and her brother in middle school.

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Favorite Disney Channel Original Movie?

Disney Channel always had the best movies, but I have to say that Smart House was my favorite!

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Favorite Music Artist?

I have young parents, so I grew up listening to Guns n Roses, Poison, Metallica and all the hair bands. When I started developing my own tastes, I tended to love Alternative. And of course the boy bands! My first ever CD was Collective Soul. The first concert I went to was Matchbox 20 when I was a freshman in high school. I also went to NSYNC and BSB in high school.

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Favorite Candy?

Sour Twizzlers came out when I was in high school and they quit freaking making them. So rude. When I was little, my grandma always filled a “junk drawer” for us. My favorite things were the big grape and cherry Tangy Taffy. They still make them!

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Favorite Game (Board Game, School Game, Etc)?

My favorite board games were Life and Scattegories. My favorite school game was Heads Up 7 Up and Red Rover. And don’t even get me started on how excited I was on the days we walked in to the computer lab and Oregon Trail was up on the screens!!!

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Favorite McDonalds Happy Meal Toy?

The Beanie Babies, duh! Most of the happy meal toys were total crap and got thrown out. But those beanies were everything!!! When I was in elementary school I did like getting the Hot Wheels cars. I had this floor mat at my grandmas that was a little town and I loved pushing cars around on it. I think I want to get one for Zoe when she is a little older!

Favorite Book?

I was big in to reading even at a young age. The Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley High, Boxcar Children, The Indian in the Cupboard, and Judy Blume books were my favorite.

Favorite Clothing Store?

American Eagle, Limited Too, Aeropostale, Gap, Express and The Limited were my go to places to shop in middle/high school. I always loved getting the Delia’s and Alloy catalogs.

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Favorite Show?

I was all about the TGIF Friday nights!!! I loved Full House, Boy Meets World, Step by Step, Rugrats, Doug, Real Monsters, Saved by the Bell, Home Improvement, Ren and Stimpy, Clarissa Explains It All, The Nanny, Friends, Alex Mack, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Are You Afraid of the Dark, All That. So many good ones!!! And the game shows!!! Double Dare, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Nick Arcade, Guts, Supermarket Sweep, Shop Til You Drop, Wild and Crazy Kids. Loved them all.

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Weirdest Fashion Trend?

I totally was obsessed with mood rings! I just thought they were the coolest. I also rocked scrunchies, overalls, slap bracelets, the ying/yang symbol clothes and jewelry, the smiley face trend, Joe Boxer things were cool, the Starter jackets were the bombdiggity (even though you can find that brand at Walmart now) and I totally had Airwalks and Vans (even though Airwalks are now a brand that Payless carries these days.)

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  • Reply Lexi February 9, 2017 at 12:30 am

    So SO true! Smart House was also one of my favorites, and yes to the mood rings! (I’d always get one on vacations, picked out from the display right next to the cashier ya know?) And I think I still have some Beanie Babies in storage at my parents’ house… ahhh good times! Love this post and all the memories it brings 🙂

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky February 9, 2017 at 8:09 am

    LOL in the 90s, i was a total houser….. paisley or polka dot shirts, wide leg houser pants, doc martins, bomber jackets…oh the horror! LOL

  • Reply Bri @ My Life As... February 9, 2017 at 8:31 am

    I LOVED the Babysitter’s Club! My friend & I thought we could start one…in the 2nd grade lol.

  • Reply alyssa February 9, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Agree 100% on Beauty and the Beast! It was always my favorite as a kid, and then as I grew up I learned how many stories it was based off of and could never resist reading the stories that inspired it.

    The Boxcar Children was the first book series I ever read. They belonged to my brother and I was really young but I remember reading all those, was obsessed with Babysitters Club, and am pretty sure I read every Jude Blume there is.

    Clarissa Explains it All was pretty much gospel. Loved that show beyond words!

  • Reply Teh Megan February 9, 2017 at 9:41 am

    FUCK YYYAAASSS Oregon Trail (with the black screen and the green text intro) and overalls.

    As for Disney movies.. well, I won’t bore you so I’ll give you the top 3:
    The Little Mermaid, 101 Dalmatians, Hercules

  • Reply Rebecca Jo February 9, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Girl, you are taking me on a time warp with memories.
    So fun!
    Starter Jackets… wow… I can remember working at the skating rink & everyone having those.
    I wonder how many people still have all the Mcdonalds Beanie Babies… & are they even worth anything????

  • Reply laura February 9, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Why can’t they come up with as good a game show as they had back then? I LOVED GUTS and Double Dare ( I will forever want to go on the slide with the mouth and the whipped cream on it) – and Legends. Silver Snakes for life. OH, and that skateboard movie was my favorite one with Erik Von Detten – god I was in love with him, but the name of the movie escapes me. I could go on about this forever, but I won’t. 🙂

    • Reply Stephanie February 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm

      Brink 🙂 My favorite too.

  • Reply mandie February 9, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Oh my gosh! I think that I’m gonna have to steal this because this…is…awesome! Ha, ha!

  • Reply Mattie @ Northwest Native February 9, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I loved pretty much all Disney Channel Original Movies, but I think my favorite of all time is Wish Upon a Star! I bought it on DVD a few years ago actually! Haha. I remember after Katherine Heigl actually go famous and then I watched it I was like, “WAIT…that’s her?!” Hahaha.

  • Reply Lindsay Latimer February 9, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Omg. Love this! I never got to see BSB or NSync sadly, but my first concert was 98 degrees! Lol! We were just talking about TGIF. My sisters and I lived for it. I miss the 90s.

  • Reply Lauren @ Oh Hey! I Like That! February 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Gahhhh! Scattergories!!! And really everything in this post!

  • Reply Carly February 9, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Yesss to the Delias and Alloy catalogues! I loved looking through those! I also second all of your favorite books & BSB was my first concert! Legend of the Hidden Temple was one of my favorites, plus Hey Dude and Salute Your Shorts! So many great memories in this post!

  • Reply Stephanie February 9, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    I’m so glad you did this too, I love to re-live the 90s! Totally forgot about Joe Boxer!! I definitely had a huge yellow t shirt that I slept in with that smiley face on it. Hilarious.

  • Reply chelsea jacobs February 9, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Disney Channel original movies FOREVER!

  • Reply Joey February 9, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Smart House was MY FAVORITE!!! I had a crush on a boy in school who looked a lot like the main character and I would watch it over and over swooning! haha!

  • Reply texerinsydney February 9, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I pretty much like all of the music that you listed. ’90s music is still in heavy rotation of my musical world.

  • Reply ellesees.net February 10, 2017 at 6:44 am

    hahaha love this list!! 90s music, for the win!!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista February 10, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Ooooh the nostalgia is for real! I used to love Delias, and of course all the Disney Channel movies. And mood rings! Happy Friday gurlie <3

  • Reply kristen February 10, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    wait, you got beanie babies at mcdonalds?! that’s awesome. our toys were never that good.
    i really loved mood rings as well. haha.

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family February 10, 2017 at 5:33 pm

    AH! I had so many mood rings! I’d wear multiple ones on different fingers at the same time, haha! And we read ALL THE SAME books! I mean, I guess it makes since since we’re both 90’s kids, but still! So funny to see all the books I grew up reading listed here. And I LOVED Lady & The Tramp and 101 Dalmatians because I loved dogs too! Though Beauty & the Beast is still my favorite all time Disney movie. Ah, so many things in common!

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine February 10, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    This was so fun! Don’t you love how the Boy Bands have tried to revive themselves. Gotta admit I’d probably still want to see them. Tangy Taffy, they still make that? I occasionally buy grape laffy taffy but tangy was better. Ahhh too bad Friday night TV sucks now, thank goodness for binge watching and Netflix. Happy weekend beautiful.

  • Reply Erica Ashley February 10, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    I LOVE this! Although I would have to go with Brink for favorite disney movie OR My Date with the Presidents Daughter. haha this took me down memory lane! Love it!

  • Reply cara February 13, 2017 at 10:11 am

    I knew we were friends for a reason! Yes to all of this! I used to love getting those Alloy and Delia’s catalogs when I was younger and would always mark the pages for what I wanted to buy lol.

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders February 13, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, this post is just full of pure amazingness! I was obsessed with Sweet Valley High and Sweet Valley Twins too! I remember reading those like there was no tomorrow! And can we talk about how cool mood rings were along with that solar nail polish that changed color in the sun! Beauty & The Beast was my favorite Disney movie too! I think I loved it because Belle was a brunette and loved to read, just like me!

  • Reply Jessica March 2, 2018 at 6:12 am

    Paula Abdul. I had Forever Your Girl & Spellbound on cassette. One of my brothers almost lost his life because he pulled all the tape outta my Spellbound cassette ruining it. I really did almost murder him & I remind him of him doing that from time to time.

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