Friday, August 29, 2014

Walt Disney World Freebie Friday: Medicine

Did you know if you get sick at a Walt Disney World park you can ask a cast member for medicine?  According to the WDW web site: "Nurses are available during normal park operating hours to offer over-the-counter medications, bandages and other quick remedies so that you can begin enjoying your vacation again."

I have also heard that you can ask a cast member at a gift shop for over the counter medication.  Some may have small packets under the register for guests.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Patriotic Mickey Mouse Shirts

I don't know if any of my readers remember this post about making Mickey Mouse Tie Dye shirts for July 4th.  If you do, I said I would share our finished results... and I just now remembered!  Oops!  At least it's just in time for Labor Day when we get out our Patriotic gear again. :)

Here we all are in our matching Mickey Mouse T-shirts on July 4th at the lake!  I made one for daddy too, but it shrunk in the wash and he couldn't wear it on the 4th.  We made him a new one to wear on our trip this fall! 

If you want directions for making your own Mickey Mouse Tie Dye shirts, I did a tutorial several years ago!  Good luck, and please share photos of your family wearing Mickey Tie Dye shirts! 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Disney Wordless Wednesday: Disney in the Details

Focused on the Magic

#Snapfish {Review & Giveaway} #spon

I've always wanted to be a scrapbooker.  I tried the "old fashioned" way of cutting boarders and adding embellishments years ago and quickly learned I didn't have time for that.  More recently I downloaded software to create digital scrapbook pages.  I've used it some for photos and collages to use on my blog, but I haven't ever printed any.  Then I realized Snapfish had themed books with backgrounds, embellishments and various layouts!  This was my kind of "scrapbooking!"

Creating a Snapfish photo book to show off my Disney vacation photos was easy and fun! Snapfish photo books start at $29.99 for an 8x11 premium photo hardcover book with up to 20 pages at no cost- plus they offer free shipping!  My first task was to upload all my photos to Snapfish and choose which ones I wanted to use for my album.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Star Wars Tie Fighter Cookies at Home

We finally took the time to make some Star Wars Tie Fighter cookies!  I saw this idea on Pinterest when we were planning our Star Wars party last January.  At the time, I couldn't find the 100 Calorie Oreo cookies, so we didn't make them.  A few weeks ago, I was able to find these cookies so I got the other supplies as well and we got to work!

First, I have no idea what a Tie Fighter is.  I don't know if they are good or bad.  I don't know which movie they were in and I don't know what they do.  I do know they make fun "cookies" my son could make!
You need 100 Calorie Oreo cookies, mini marshmallows and icing.  I used the icing in the tube to make it easier for my son.  If you have a jar/ tub of icing, that will work too.
Squirt or spread a small dab of icing on center of both of the Oreo cookies.  
Place your marshmallow on one side of the Oreo using the icing dab as "glue."
Put the other Oreo on top of the marshmallow and press.

You're done!  Easy as pie or Tie (Fighter cookies)! ;)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Dumbo Birthday Invitation

My youngest son, Big E, will turn 2 in a few weeks.  Two?  Really?  So to celebrate, we will be having a Dumbo themed party at our house.   I have found lots of ideas on Pinterest for decorations, invitations, cakes, clothes, and food, but can't find a lot of ideas for games and activities for 2 year olds!

So far, we are planning on lots of large bouncy balls from the bins at Wal Mart, our swing set in the back yard, a toddler size bouncy house, tunnels to crawl through, sidewalk chalk and lots of bubbles.  In case of rain, we'll stay inside with Dumbo playing on the TV and let them act like fools! :)

What suggestions do you have for 2 year olds to do at a Dumbo themed birthday party?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Disney LeSportsac Bags #MonstersInc

image from Disney Consumer Products
LeSportsac has some awesome bags that are perfect for day to day activities, travel, school and visiting Disney parks!  I have spent quite some time on their web site and have fallen in love with so many designs!  I love the Minnie Mouse pattern and the it's a small world design.  Maybe if I play my cards right, someone in my house will get me one before our next trip!  With our trip coinciding with Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, the new Disney∙Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. line would be perfect!
image from Disney Consumer Products
You can choose from a fashionable line of totes, satchels, cosmetic bags and backpacks inspired by the movie.  You can find them at Le Sportsac stores and  The artwork on this 14 piece collection is from Harley Jessup, the production designer for Pixar films including Monsters, Inc., Ratatoulle, Presto and Cars 2.