Maria H. (ndm#130) (4009 Posts)

A Disney blooded, crafty, fun-lovin' wife/mom/organizer/planner, etc who is obsessed with all things Disney 🙂 Maria grew up with the Magic Kingdom and has loved watching WDW evolve into what it is today. A firm believer in the Power of Pixie Dust, she is the owner of The Disney Driven Life - A Community for Neurotic Disney People & a d.i.y. crafty blog, Carousel of Projects - create~inspire~share.


Cinderella Castle New Year's Eve 2014With the approach of 2015 only a few hours away, I would like to thank all of you for making my first year running the DDL so incredible! When I took over earlier this year, I never expected to receive the warm welcome and outpouring of support that I have! The Disney community continues to amaze me. I have big plans for 2015, but would love to hear more from you, too! Blog post, emails, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram comments are so very appreciated. Please continue to send them – your feedback helps us know what you want to see 🙂

I would like to start this review by thanking the people who have helped more than they could ever imagine! First, a big thank you to my family for all of their support, photos and love. I would like to thank JeniLynn Knopp, the original NDM, for trusting me enough with taking over the Disney Driven Life as she continues to move onward and upward in the Disney community. I would also like to thank Lynn W., from My Pixie Dust Diary, for her countless support. The Disney Driven Life contributors are a wonderful group that I am proud to work with. They donate their time effortlessly and I enjoy the camaraderie of our team. They are:

Aleisha – NDM 150 * Ashley – NDW 94 * Chris – NDD 300 * Debbie – NDM 499 * Denise – NDM 493 * Don – NDD 59 * Donna Kay – NDM 501 * Jackie P – NDM 456 * Jen – NDM 483 * Jessica – NDM 516 * Jill – NDM 117 * Jodi – NDM 385 * Letty – NDM 527 * Lucinda – NDM 139 * Kelley – NDM 490 * Marc – NDU 6 * Mary Beth – NDM 6 * Melissa – NDM 542 * Olivier – NDD 263 * Rebecca – NDI 266 * Riley – NDD 270 * Sherri – NDM 237 * Stacey – NDI 261 * Stephanie – NDM 544 * Tammi – NDM 502

I also want to thank all of you that took the time to be counted! We counted a record number of Neurotic Disney People (NDP) this year! Over 1500 of our readers have asked to be counted. Our grand totals in numbers are:

Neurotic Disney Moms – 544  * Neurotic Disney Dads – 302 * Neurotic Disney Kids – 126

Neurotic Disney Teens – 43 * Neurotic Disney Individuals – 268

Neurotic Disney Grandmas – 30 * Neurotic Disney Granddads – 12

Neurotic Disney Aunts – 28 * Neurotic Disney Uncles – 19

Neurotic Disney Wives – 99 * Neurotic Disney Husbands –  67

Neurotic Disney Critters – 41

This year wouldn’t have been possible without you all!

We also grew in numbers on our Twitter account, Facebook page and our Facebook group. We joined Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and YouTube. We would love more followers and subscribers to those new accounts. Be sure to look for more YouTube videos in the coming year! We are also a part of Networked Blogs and BlogLovin’, if you are a part of these networks please be sure to follow us there, too!

2014 was a year of change and interaction for the Disney Driven Life.

So what were a few the most popular posts for 2014?

Did you know the Disney Driven Life is internationally read? We have been read in 173 countries this year alone! I would love to hear from you – please comment what country you are from if you are reading this!

We received many of our readers from Resales, DVC, Disney Tourist Blog, The Best of Disney, The DIS Boards, Mommy Blog Expert, Sartor by Design, and DisneyDaddy,  as well as Twitter, Facebook and Networked Blogs. Thank you so much for sharing!

We are so excited to start 2015 with more Disney fun! On behalf of the staff, I would like to wish you and your family a wonderful, magically pixie dusted, blessed 2015!!

Thank you for being a part of our family!!




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