Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Magical Creations and Celebrations by Disney Donna Kay

I am a lucky girl.  I have the best friends ever- from college until now, I've been surrounded by wonderful people.  Even in my blogging life,  I'm surrounded by the best!

My sweet Disney friend and fellow Auburn fan, Donna Kay has showered my with goodies from her etsy shop, Magical Creations and Celebrations!  Over time, she has shared a decal I have on my laptop, a mailbox address decal, t-shirts and more!

Our most recent surprise from Donna Kay were t-shirts for me and C-man.  Since C-man is on a huge Star Wars kick, it was appropriate that he got a Darth Vader shirt.  I got a chevron Mickey shirt with my initials!

We have actually had these shirts for a few months... but we wear them so often, I couldn't get them both clean and on us to get photos together!  One day we lucked out and both wore our shirts from Donna Kay and they were clean!  C-man insisted on 'posing' as a Star Wars character.  I have no idea who he thinks he is in these photos!  I also had to pull my hair up to show how cute the back is- so excuse the way I look! ha!

These shirts have been through the wash several times.  I turn both inside out when I wash them- just in case!  So far, we have had no trouble at all with the decals coming off, cracking or fading.  We can't wait to wear them on our next Walt Disney World Vacation!

Thanks Donna Kay for the great surprise!  You can visit her etsy store, Magical Creations and Celebrations or her blog Disney Donna Kay.  Tell her I sent you an

d order a few products from her!  She does outstanding work!  In fact, we'll be ordering more before our trip! :)

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Love Experts: Frozen's Trolls

We enjoy Frozen at our house.  We saw it in the theatre, we own the DVD, we have the digital copy for the iPad and my 22 month old says "Let a gooo" each time we get in the car.  However, we still think it's a "girl movie."  It has princesses.  'Nuff said.

When I decided to join this Frozen Blog Hop Party, it took C-man and me a while to decide what we would do.  Everything was so girly, he said Olaf was used too much, and we couldn't come up with anything for Sven.... Then we remembered the trolls!  Trolls are ugly, dirty, and basically rocks.  Three things that describe boys!  We were on to something.

While I wanted to throw a full fledged troll party, we just didn't have time.  Summer is crazy around here, so we settled on a few crafts and a few desserts- just the two of us!

Our first project was to create our own trolls out of river rocks.  Ours aren't as cute as the examples I found on Pinterest, but we still had fun making them and C-man thinks they are great!  

While I was getting some of the supplies at the store, I found gray Crayola Model Magic clay.  We tried to make our own trolls out of clay, but they turned out worse than the rock trolls!  Again, C-man thought they were wonderful- even though he said they looked more like pigs than trolls!

Finally, we did our treats.  It seems like every time we make a Disney treat it involves a cupcake.  Frozen was no exception.  We made chocolate cupcakes and tinted the icing gray.  These were the trolls in rock form!  We sprinkled green sprinkles on the top to represent the moss.  I just wish I could have been creative enough to make the sprinkles in a swirly pattern.

Our second treat also used chocolate, grey tint and green sprinkles.  We made Oreo balls, dipped in gray tinted white chocolate, with sprinkles on top.  Again, rocks with moss.  Not the most creative, but fun and DELICIOUS!  

We had so much fun making our Trolls to look at and our rocks to eat!  What would you create to represent "The Love Experts" in Frozen?

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Frozen Dress Giveaway!

For all the Frozen fans who have been trying to get the ever popular Anna and Elsa dresses for your princess, here is your chance!  Enter to win a Frozen Giveaway that includes an Anna AND Elsa dress and an Elsa crown and accessory kit!  All of these items are official Disney Store products and were purchased exclusively for this giveaway.

The Anna dress with cape is a girls size 5/6. The satin shirt features faux bodice of black velvet decorated with glittering screen art flowers, and edged in gold satin. An Anna cameo highlights the neckline. The detachable cape has a faux fur trim and self-stick fabric fastening. The top skirt is made of organza with a scalloped hem and glittering floral detailing. The underskirt is made of satin and tulle.  
(Please note, the Anna dress does have a slight tear in the organza top skirt which can be easily repaired.)
The Elsa dress is also a girls size 5/6 and has a bodice of dangling metallic “icicles” edged in sliver metallic “icicles” and covered with organa panel. The neckline features an Elsa cameo. Mesh shoulders and sleeves have an ombre effect and glitter. The attached organza cape glitters with snowflakes. The top skirt is made of organza and the underskirt is made of satin and tulle.

The next item is an Elsa Fashion Accessory Kit. The kit includes a set of coronation gloves, icicle necklace & earrings, and a light-up clip-in hair piece.

The last item is an Elsa crown. The crown has a silvertone finish with crystalline iridescent jewels. It is on a metal headband with combs for a secure fit.

Good Luck to all the little princesses hoping to win this awesome giveaway!

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Disney Freebie Friday: Movies at the Resorts

image of Caribbean Beach from disneydaybyday.com 
Did you know all of the Walt Disney World Resorts offer regular FREE outdoor movies?  Build a Better Mouse Trip has a great resource for seeing what movie is playing at your resort each night.
image of Yacht and Beach Club from disneydaybyday.com
Most resorts use a large blow up screen that is located on the beach, by the pool or in a grassy area at the resort.  Fort Wilderness has the best set up with a campfire and s'mores, a sing along, and a visit with Chip and Dale prior to the movie.  They also show a different movie each night of the month.  Other resorts will show the same seven movies each week of the month- (Example: Sunday- Frozen, Monday- The Little Mermaid, Tuesday- Cars, Wednesday- Mulan, Thursday- Winnie the Pooh, Friday- Aristocats, Saturday- Mary Poppins).

Where at Walt Disney World would you like to see an outdoor movie?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

All About #DisneyQuest

One thing that our family is looking forward to experiencing on our next trip to Walt Disney World is DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney’s West Side.  When our oldest son went to Walt Disney World the first time, he was 5.  On the second trip he was 7 and the last trip he was 10.  While this past trip would have been the best time for him to experience DisneyQuest, it was not practical for his 2 year old brother, so we did not visit.

The first time I went to DisneyQuest was in 1999. I don’t remember much about it.  What I do remember is that any video game junkie would love it!  My oldest son is not a video game junkie by any means, but he does enjoy a good video game which is why we think he would like it!  If you have a tween or teen age child who does enjoy gaming, I suggest you try to incorporate this into your Disney vacation.

At DisneyQuest, you can participate in some of the Imagineers greatest ideas.  You can participate in virtual reality, 3D and classic games from your past.  The cost per person is $37-$43 if you don’t have this option added onto your park tickets.  It’s opened Sunday- Thursday from 11:30am-10:00pm and Friday & Saturday from 11:30am- 11:00pm.  Tickets and operating hours are subject to change without notice.

DisneyQuest is divided into four “zones” located on 5 different floors.

  • Explore Zone, a virtual Adventureland where guests are immersed in exotic and ancient locales. 
  • Score Zone, a superhero competition city where guests can match their gameplaying skills. 
  • Create Zone, a private “Imagineering” studio for artistic self-expression and invention. 
  • Replay Zone, a carnival on the moon where guests experience a retrofuturistic spin on classic rides and games. 
Some of the attractions you can experience are Pirates of the Caribbean (navigate a pirate ship, fire cannons and race for gold), Virtual Jungle Cruise (ride down a river avoiding obstacles), Might Ducks Pinball Slam (life size pinball game), CyberSpace Mountain (design and ride your own virtual roller coaster), Ride the Comix (battle the villains as you virtually fly), Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Ride (fly your carpet through Agrabah in search of the magic lamp and Genie) and Buzz Lightyear’s Astroblasters (pilot a bumper car and battle the other riders by shooting asteroids).

What is your favorite part of DisneyQuest at Downtown Disney?