T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Top Disney Toys That EVERY Kid Will Love

I don’t know about you but I am DEEP in Christmas prep – like – shoulder deep – cookies, wrapping, decorating, Santa-ing – it’s ALL happening over here – the season is in FULL FORCE at our house. And if you’re like me, you probably have some little ones on your shopping list that you haven’t bought for yet because you have NO idea what to get them. Well – join the club – cousins, friends of your kids, nieces/nephews – it’s hard to pick out something they will like! Luckily – I have done some research for you – and come up with these Top Disney Toy Picks:

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Dress Up Clothes – because what little girl doesn’t want to dress as their favorite Disney Princess?

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Mickey’s Clubhouse – Anyone with a little one knows how much they love Mickey – EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM love him – no matter what age. So this playset is perfect for hours of fun

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Fun for the whole family! (and if you think this isn’t a toy – hand your little one a stack of the cards and watch them “play” with it for hours – my son LOVES pretending to play on his own and looking at the pictures on the cards)

At the end of the day, kids want TOYS for Christmas. Clothes, candy, books – those are all well and good, but let’s be real – it’s the toys they want to unwrap. So, stick with these awesome toys and you will be the coolest mom/aunt/friend/cousin ever!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Inside Baseline – WDW’s Newest Beer Spot!

BaseLine Tap House opened last month in Disney World’s Hollywood Studios – and I personally was THRILLED to hear the news – a cool spot to grab a craft beer and awesome pretzel – I’m in!

Check it out:

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(You may have noticed I included the pretzels twice – that’s not a mistake – that’s just how good they look – I had to give them double props!)

Ok, truth be told I am not much of a beer fan myself – but my husband is – so much so that I am excited for him – to have a place to go and check out beers that he otherwise might not get to try is the perfect vacation activity! Lucky for me – they serve wine too (score!)

Can’t wait to check this place out when we head to Disney World next year!
TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Thankful

I normally try and keep it all “Disney” related here on the blog – but hey sometimes it’s ok to break the rules, right? And I think that Thanksgiving is the perfect reason to go outside the world of Disney topics and express just what it is about this life that I love:

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We are lucky to be hosting my best friend, her husband, and their two beautiful children this holiday weekend – we are having so much fun and I am so glad they are here to celebrate with us!

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Hard to put into pictures, but in no particular order, I am thankful for: family, friends, food, a new home to share it all with, my dog, chocolate, a good job, good health, laughter, chocolate, and of course – the magic that is Disney!

Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving and that you have a ton to be grateful/thanksful for too!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F Pic Of The Week – Full Speed Ahead To CHRISTMAS!

Ok, I know what you’re thinking – it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and this chick is writing about Christmas? Well – yes. Yes I am. Not only am I a notorious over-planner (meaning I love lists and like to plan wayyyy way ahead), but I am also a mom – which means not only do I have to bake, send cards, wrap gifts, decorate – but I also have to ensure that I am creating that Christmas magic for my son, too!

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Which honestly I am SO THRILLED to do – this year he is 3 and finally old enough to start to understand Christmas, and how Santa operates – that part he is SUPER aware of – “Sant bring me that toy?” is one of his new phrases. Because of that, and also because of the fact that he is a lot more aware this year, we are also going to try and include him in on our annual charity work – donating to those in need – warm winter clothes, food, toys – we will bring him along so he can help pick it all out. We are trying to get him to understand that not everyone can afford new toys every Christmas – and I am hoping this is a message that sticks with him for years to come!

Another thing he is super into (aside from what Santa may bring him of course) right now is crafts – he LOVES little projects – I have found that pre-packaged ones from craft stores that include stuff like self adhesive parts are a HUGE hit with him – and so since he ALSO loves Disney, I thought why not try and find some Disney Craft projects for him to try?

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My son is BIG into Monsters Inc right now – so this Ornament would be right up his alley!

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Considering that he is always grabbing the black drink coasters and pretending they are his “Mickey Ears” – I think this would be a hit, too

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Alien Elves – so cute!

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Not sure what he would enjoy more- creating this adorable Candy Box, or eating the candy we put in it (ok – I am sure – the box would be a hit but the candy wins every time ha)

Hopefully these help get you and your little ones into the Christmas spirit – TGIF – and happy crafting!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – But First…Let Me Take a Selfie

I was doing some Disney web browsing (as I often do because – well – Disney rules), checking out news and updates people had posted -and I stumbled across this article titled “9 “Walls” Disney Parks Super Fans Deem Instagram Worthy” – and upon further reading, I realized – it’s really an article about the best places to take selfies at Walt Disney World. Now – I understand that not everyone is super into taking selfies, but if you ARE – then these are some of the best places to do it:

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I personally LOVE all of these, and upon further inspection I found even more awesome places to pose – check out these, and even more here

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – My Top Toddler (And Adult!) Disney Gift Picks

Well. Halloween is over, the costumes have been stashed away, the candy has been eaten (well – some of it anyway – trying to pace myself this year…) – and you know what THAT means – it’s time for CHRISTMAS. Now – don’t get all riled up – I am not suggesting you put up the tree or sing carols, but one thing you might want to start doing is SHOPPING – thinking about who you need to buy for and what they might like/want/need. And if you think it’s too early for that – here’s a bit of data for you – for those of us who are paid every other week at work, there are only like 3 or 4 paychecks left until Christmas (scary, right?)

So, now that Halloween is over, retailers are tempting us all with their Christmas displays, emails, and lists of “Top Holiday Gifts”. This inspired me to come up with my Top Disney Holiday Gift Picks:

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For Toddlers – Personalized blankets, a light up wand that dispenses bubbles, Mickey play food set, or a Disney train – what toddler wouldn’t love unwrapping these? I know mine would love any (or all!) of them!

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For Adults – A Mickey Crock Pot set, an adorable purse (with ears!), wine glasses (which are great but if you’re giving them to me they best be accompanied by some actual wine – cuz let’s face it – the holidays can be stressful!), and I don’t know about you but everyone’s parents/grandparents had one of those ceramic light up trees when I was a kid – I LOVE them and have always wanted one – this one with the Disney touches is amazing!

Everything above can be purchased Here. Happy Shopping!

TGIF

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