Friday, February 7, 2014

Alice in Wonderland Baby Room

The day that I was originally typing this post turned out to be the day I went into labor with my second daughter!  So, many apologies for the lack thereof posts!

Here are pictures from the baby's Alice in Wonderland room.  The room was originally painted pink when we bought our house, and we decided to leave it that color in the event we were able to have another child.  And what do you know, turned out we had another girl!  

To work off the pink (which is NOT my favorite color by the way) and tone it down, I went for an Alice theme which is very colorful.  I enlisted the help of my very dear (and talented) friend to paint my vision.  I wanted to have the Alice leaves from Fantasyland (and the movie).  We poked around the internet to find a few photos of the leaves and she drew them out.  After a couple of painting sessions, the room was complete!  And then I went into labor that very evening!  Good timing I guess.

For my birthday last year, my husband purchased these pieces of art from Disneyland.  I'm so in love with them!

She's got an Alice clock and of course, her first mouse ears.

And what Disney-themed room would be complete without a Hidden Mickey?

And here's a picture of my newest Mouseketeer!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

My Disney Side

Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Donna Kay and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail.

January Topic: Your Disney Side

I feel like I have a Disney side to just about everything in my life!  So where to start?

At home, I'm really proud of my dining set.  The thing I love about it is that the design is subtle and not-in-your-face-Disney.  I'm actually surprised by how many people eat off my dining plates and don't even notice the Mickey.

I also have a few purses that I use for various purposes that make me feel close to the magic.

First is my Dooney & Bourke bag with the Mickey balloon design.  I love that it's black and that the balloons provide the color.  Again, most people don't even see the Mickey and think they're just balloons.

Next is my Harvey's seat belt bag with the Nightmare Before Christmas design.  It's basically covered in bats but then the zipper handle has Jack's face on it and then there's the charm with Jack and Sally on it that glows in the dark.  This isn't an everyday bag for me because it gets pretty heavy with the seat belt material once you start loading things in it.  

Last is my favorite for when I visit the parks or have to go anywhere where I don't want to carry my bag.  It's the Lesportsac crossbody bag with Mickey and Minnie.  The material is awesome and cleans well if you spill anything on it.  Very lightweight and durable.  It's perfect for the parks because there's enough room for all my stuff, and then some.

At the Parks
I love, love, love wearing Minnie ear headbands.  I feel so at home wearing them at the parks.  I can not not wear ear headbands when I'm there.  And my collection keeps growing!

My latest headband: Halloween design!

Christmas Tree
Christmas is a perfect time to show off my Disney side!  Disney magic + Christmas magic = FUN.  I have a fun collection of Disney ornaments that my mom has helped me grow over the years.  So our 7.5 foot tree is LOADED is character.  Here are some photos of the newest additions.

To top off the tree is Zero, who's pumpkin nose actually lights up!  I took him off my Nightmare Before Christmas tree this year as the tree topper.  If you want to see how I made my NBC tree, check out my post here.

I could go on and on about my Disney side, so that'll have to do for now!  How do you show your Disney side?  I, and the rest of the Magical Blogorail, would love to know!

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Home is Where the Mouse Is.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:
1st Stop ~ The Disney Point
3rd Stop ~ Disney Donna Kay

Saturday, December 7, 2013

December 2013: Monthly Disneyland & California Adventure Photo Scavenger Hunt List

The December Scavenger Hunt lists are here!

In other news...I'm pleased to announce that I will be expecting another girl next month!  This would explain the lower frequency of posts, for which I apologize.  The December scavenger hunts will likely be the last for a while, however I will try to post other fun content while I'm on maternity leave, so fret not, I'm not going away completely!

This month's hunt has a snap shot of the item you're tasked to find in each land. Once you find it, snap a photo with it as proof that you found it.  Don't forget to click the image to enlarge and print.

Need to find the rules to the Photo Scavenger Hunt? Visit the tab at the top of this blog for a printable Rules page.

Print out your list and go hunting for the items on your next Disneyland/California Adventure visit. If you’re stuck on something, leave a comment below and I’ll be happy to provide a clue.

Good luck and have fun!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Mary Poppins

Welcome to those of you joining me from Can Do It Mom AKA Mouse Fan Diane and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the final stop on our Magical Blogorail.

December Topic: A tribute to Mary Poppins in anticipation of the release of Saving Mr. Banks.

Oh, Julie Andrews.  How I love her.  She's in two of my favorite movies.  "The Sound of Music" and "Mary Poppins".  She brings so much light and warmth to those two movies.

Did you know that King Arthur's Carousel at Disneyland has an honorary horse for Mary Poppins?

Look for Jingles, the "Honorary Ambassador".  Jingles is the horse that has, well, jingles hanging on her and includes a coat of arms with Mary Poppins's silhouette and the number 50.

Thank you for joining Magical Blogorail Peach this month. We will be back in January with an all new theme. If you are looking for more Disney magic, you can make your way over to The Magical Blogorail website to see all our members and their blogs.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Picturing Disney

Monday, November 4, 2013

What I'm Thankful For

Welcome to those of you joining me from Can Do It Mom AKA Mouse Fan Diane and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

November Topic: What are you most thankful for at Disney?

I'm always thankful that Disneyland, and all other Disney parks for that matter, is a place where all members of the family can have a good time.  At any age, there's something for everyone.  There's not a lot of places that can do that.  When I've visited a Six Flags park, the adults just want the thrill rides and the attractions for little ones are a little lame and too cheesy for the adults to enjoy.  Plus, Six Flags just isn't as magical as Disney.  

When I take my daughter to show that are for her age group i.e. Disney Junior Live on Stage, I enjoy watching her eye glow with excitement when she sees her favorite characters or when confetti falls from the ceiling.  Other theme parks don't capture that glow from her.

When my husband and I went on our honeymoon to Walt Disney World, we thoroughly enjoyed the parks as there were great places to get a meal, some drinks, and enough thrill rides for the two of us.  Epcot was our favorite because we got to experience the Food & Wine Festival and try new food and drinks from around the world.  WDW was able to cater to us kid-free and we didn't feel like we were out of place.

This past summer, I went with my mother, my daughter and my 4.5 month pregnant belly.  Although I couldn't partake in rides such as Radiator Springs at California Adventure, I was able to have a great time with them despite the different life stages we are in.

When Walt Disney built Disneyland, he wanted it to be a place for families.  And it really is.

Now it's your turn!  What are you most thankful for at the Disney Parks?

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Picturing Disney.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

4th Stop ~ Picturing Disney

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