February 11, 2015

Whatever Wednesday- Disney Inspired Valentine's Day Playlist

Can you feel the love tonight?

The title says it all! I put together a sweet little playlist with some of your Disney favorites.

You can probably guess most of these, but I did add a few less obvious ones. "Married Life" from Up, "Define Dancing" from Wall-E, and "Beyond The Sea" from Finding Nemo. I dare you to not cry a little when you hear "Married Life". Greatest love story ever told...

Also, I added two versions of "Once Upon A Dream". The first is from the original animated movie Sleeping Beauty, the second is by Lana Del Rey {who I'm not typically a fan of} from "Maleficent".

Anyway, you can listen to it on Spotify here: 


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February 10, 2015

Take With You Tuesday- Broken In Shoes

You gotta have comfy feet! 

 What shoes will you pack for your trip to Disney? Every time I plan a trip I have to resist the urge to buy new shoes days before leaving. It's best to bring along some shoes that are already broken in. You will be walking. A LOT. New shoes will undoubtedly rub your feet and cause discomfort. 

Thankfully last time I thought ahead! I purchased a new pair of Chuck Taylor's 3 months before we left. I wore them all over the place so by the time we made it to Orlando they were thoroughly broken in.

While we're on the topic of shoes, there seems to strong feelings on wearing flip flops vs. not wearing flip flops. I am a flip flops gal. I adore Crocs flip flops and have no problem wearing them all day long in a park. Just my two cents! 

Will you wear flip flops?

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February 9, 2015

Make Something Monday- Mickey Valentine Cards

Mickey is my Valentine!

Ahhh Valentine's Day! Time for the kids to pick something to give to their friends at school.
Except, Disney Jr. has a child in his class who is allergic to red dye {which eliminates anything red or pink}. Disney XD's school asks for healthy snacks to be sent in instead of candy. Hm... will we do for Valentine's Day this year?


Enter Mickey shaped pretzels! I found this box of 40 baggies at Wal-Mart, which is just enough for both boys! XD was happy to just write the names on the bags and be done with it. Luckily Disney Jr. is still young enough that I can do something a little creative and fun. I made these super easy Mickey shaped cards and you can too! You could do this with any snack, but the Mickey pretzels made it extra cute!


Card Stock
Glue Stick
Snack Bag
Washi Tape
5 inch Mickey Silhouette

Using some cute card stock cut out a Mickey Silhouette.

Print this image as a 5x7 on plain white card stock, then cut out INSIDE the circle. 

Use your glue stick to attach the message to the ears, then use washi tape to attach the snack bag to the back. It's easiest to have your child write their name {or you write it for them} before you attach it to the pretzels.

Done!! Super easy, right?!

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February 6, 2015

Fun Fact Friday- Marvel Characters in Disney World

Avengers Assemble! 

My boys would just die to meet the Avnegers in real life. I mean really, I can't even imagine how excited they would be! Unfortunately it doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon. That is unless we go to Universal Studios Orlando, and let's face it- I'm not leaving the magic Disney bubble while I'm in Orlando. You see, Universal Studios Orlando holds the rights to Marvel characters inside a theme park for a 250 mile radius. How long do they hold those rights?  For-EV-ver. 

It's pretty interesting really. They had the rights to the characters in other places as well but didn't renew them when the contracts ran out. A few months after those contracts weren't renewed Disney bought Marvel. I bet some Universal executive was kicking them self!  

Unfortunately it means that we won't see any characters or attractions {or runDisney races} at Walt Disney World.  What a bummer.

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February 5, 2015

Thrifty Thursday- Bring Your Own Costumes

Don't pay full price for those things!

A great money saving idea is to bring your own costumes. Children under 10 can dress up in the parks, and believe me- they do! Of course you can buy a costume there, but I guarantee you it will be at a premium! I highly recommend this if you plan on doing Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique. What they charge for a princess dress is just crazy!

Purchase costumes in advance online, after Halloween when they are on clearance or better yet MAKE ONE! 

I made this Jack Sparrow costume for about $25 and most of that was the hat {$19}. Read how here.

Do your kids want to dress up in the parks?

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February 4, 2015

Whatever Wednesday- Decorate Your Resort Window

As if there isn't enough to do when planning a trip to Disney World. 

It's true, even someone with only a slightly cynical heart could see this post and roll their eyes. I get it! You have to plan and plan for this crazy trip, and decorate your room on top of it? I can certainly see how someone could think this is nuts. And it is, just a little bit. 

But it is also SO. FUN. The sky is the limit when it comes to what you can use, or how to decorate! 
Here are just a few ideas to get your started.

February 3, 2015

Take With You Tuesday- Command Hooks

Hang on.

This item goes on my packing list in connection with last week's post- touring plans/itinerary. It is so helpful to have your itinerary visible so you can easily see what the day holds. I put our itinerary in a document protector with the current day viable. I stick the hook to the door that adjoins rooms then hang the document protector on the hook. Each day has it's own page. Every night, I put the current day in the back and move the next day forward. It helps my family stay on track and get out of our room in time. It's also nice to know what time to set the alarm for. I HATE having to figure that out every night. For some reason my brain struggles with that...

You can purchase them on Amazon for $7.27.

These will also come in handy for tomorrow's post.

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