The World Outside Disney

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 – Minnie’s (Many!) Makeovers

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Minnie Mouse first made her appearance in November 1928 – in the famous short Steamboat Willie! She has changed so much since then, so I thought it would be fun to take a look back at her different styles throughout the years:

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Minnie and Mickey are one of the world’s most well-known couples – and she isn’t the only one who has changed over the years – check out some of Mickey’s past styles here

She’s had MANY looks throughout the years, but one thing remains the same – Minnie’s style is iconic and classic and always amazing!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Gear Up For Halloween With These Awesome (Disney!) Costumes!

Halloween is JUST around the corner, and if your house is anything like mine, you’ve been decorating and getting ready to celebrate with candy, costumes, and fun! Speaking of costumes – it’s really the best part of Halloween isn’t it? Getting to dress up as literally anything else you want to dress up as for one whole day? It’s so fun to dress up, and as a parent it’s even more fun to see your kids choose a costume and act the part and really get into the Halloween Spirit!

If your kid is a big Disney/Marvel fan (like mine is!) Then the Disney Store has you covered – with a TON of costume options – Princesses, Superheroes, and everything in between!

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Buzz Lightyear and Spiderman are just a few of the offerings for little boys – mine would LOVE to go dressed as either one for Halloween!

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If you tend to be more of the procrastinating type, OR if your little one suddenly changes their mind LAST minute and you need to get something under a time crunch – don’t worry, you still have PLENTY of Disney-themed options available to you at stores like Target and Wal-Mart (like these adorable options!)

Happy Costume Hunting – and TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Gearing Up For “The Last Jedi”

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Star Wars fans are all pretty excited – as there’s been a ton of buzz with the release of the new movie trailer for The Last Jedi earlier this week – here’s some of what you will see in the film (premiering December 15th):

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Check out the Official Movie Trailer Here

TGIF – and may the force be with you!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Happy 3rd Birthday To My Baby Boy

This weekend we are celebrating my son’s 3rd birthday – and I am just astounded at how quickly three years went by

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From a tiny, chunky smiley little guy…

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To a curious toddler who loves to laugh

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…To a funny, silly, happy, talkative 3 year old (who loves all things DISNEY, of course!)

So many amazing memories made over the past 3 years, and next year we will head to Disney World for this little guy’s first trip – and I can’t wait to make even more amazing memories with him. Watching him experience things for the first time has been so much fun – and Walt Disney World is no exception – I can’t wait to see what he likes, what makes him laugh, smile, scares him, what he wants to ride again and again – it’s so cool watching kids grow up – and I may be biased, but I think I got myself a pretty great one here.

Happy 3rd Birthday John!

Now if anyone needs me I will be crying in the corner – part sad as my baby is growing so fast, part happy as he is turning into such an amazing little man

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F Pic Of The Week – On Vacation (With A Little Disney Added In, Of Course!)

This week my husband, son and I headed to Cleveland Ohio for a little getaway/family vacation. We arrived Wednesday and have been having a TON of fun so far:


It’s our first real trip away, just the three of us, and we are so pumped to be exploring a new place! Checked out the amazing zoo they have here and are headed to the rock and roll hall of fame today!

…And of course, what would any trip be without a little shopping…DISNEY Store shopping specifically!


We let our boy pick out a toy – and he picked Buzz Lightyear – and has not put him down since. Even begged to bring him to bed but I managed to convince him that Buzz wouldn’t be the best cuddle buddy ha

It may seem strange to some to go shopping at a mall on vacation, but we don’t have a Disney Store at home, so this is the closest I can get to that “Disney Magic” feeling (without heading to Florida – and trust me this is a MUCH cheaper option!)

TGIF!

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