The World Outside Disney

T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – My Babe Turns TWO!

WARNING: Parental gushing ahead….You’ve been warned…

Tomorrow my baby boy turns TWO – it is insane – I can’t believe he is two and that the last two years have gone by as quickly as they have. He is quite the little man – funny, always smiling, always in motion, and loves hugs, cheese, and of course Mickey Mouse!

Today’s pic of the week is in honor of the birthday boy – tomorrow we will celebrate his life and the past year with our family and friends – and I can’t wait to party, and I can’t wait to see what the next year brings too!


I can’t help but feel like the luckiest woman in the world as I write this – what a guy he is, and I am just so grateful to be his mom

TGIF – and Happy 2nd Birthday to my favorite little man!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week: My Top Picks For Disney Halloween Costumes

Halloween is coming up! Ok – maybe it’s still a month away, but hey – tomorrow will be October, and that means all things spooky and scary (including scary movies on TV like 24/7 which is a DREAM come true for me!), and it also means it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to be for Halloween! As a HUGE Disney fanatic, my first thoughts obviously go to some of my favorite Disney characters. And in doing my “research” (aka scrolling through google/pinterest/Disney facebook forums), I came across some people who are legit killing it and are so on top of their costume game it’s downright SCARY! Check out my picks for top Disney Halloween Costumes:


Best DIY – This is dedication – I mean really – putting purple makeup all over yourself cannot be an easy or fast process – but it’s worth it for the end result of this amazing Ursula getup


Best Couples Costume – Ok so Mickey and Minnie would be the obvious choice here, which is probably why I love this so much – you don’t see many Donald (or Daisy!) costumes, and I love that they went for the DIY on this, too!


Cutest Disney Babe – I know my toddler would hate me for this (don’t worry I won’t be subjecting him to this!) – as I am sure it’s thick, uncomfortable, and hot as heck with that giant hood piece – but could it be any cuter? I mean really, a baby Fozzy costume – wokka wokka!!


Funniest – If you’ve been to Walt Disney World then you might have seen these cards – they hand them out randomly as you enter a ride queue, and they help determine the wait time for the ride. I know I always feel so special when I get chosen to carry one, and so when I stumbled across this costume I just had to share it (hey, it made me laugh!)


Best Store-Bought – For me it just doesn’t get any cuter than a little girl dressed as a Disney Princess – and the Disney Store as well as costume stores like Party City sell some super cute princess frocks (and accessories too!)

So what will it be for you – a classic Mickey, or another of your favorite Disney characters? I would love to know – tell me in the comments! TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Toddlers In Disney Costumes = THE MOST PRECIOUS THING EVER!

My husband and I have been trying to figure out what our son’s Halloween costume should be, and of COURSE most of our ideas are Disney-themed…and in browsing around we found some pretty adorable possibilities, check ’em out:

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If you are feeling crafty, check out this list of Disney DIY Costumes For Boys (including the adorable Jake and Peter Pan shown above!)



….Of course, if you are not particularly crafty or good with a sewing machine, you can always buy a Disney costume – places like Party City have a HUGE selection, and the Disney Store website has some, too. From princesses to superheros to Star Wars – you can find it ALL online

Truth be told – I would LOVE for my son to be a Disney character for Halloween – but the reality is I know he won’t wear a hat, hoodie, or anything too big/hot/poofy – so as long as we find SOMETHING he will keep on – I will consider that a win!


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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Feeling The Disney Birthday Love


I celebrated my birthday this week with friends, family, and of course FOOD – my mother in law made me dinner, and a homemade cookie cake (confession – I actually had two cookie cakes, and they were both delicious. I regret nothing). I had a great day – and felt so loved! Was especially feeling the DISNEY love with these amazing gifts:

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I had been wanting my husband to craft me some kind of coffee mug display for a while now (I have a LOT of mugs – and a lot of them are Disney Mugs– because why not enjoy your morning coffee with a side of Disney?), and he was able to put this together for me – not only is it totally functional, but if you look closely you will see that he drew in tiny Disney characters on the heads of the hooks – how creative is he?


My husband and my BFF collaborated on this year’s gift giving, and she made me this amazing sign to go above the coffee mug display – it combines two of my loves – Disney and caffeine. Genius work on her part


Then I got myself a super cute new Mickey and Minnie Alex and Ani bracelet…yep, I bought it for myself and nope I don’t even care that that’s kind of weird – just look at how pretty!

I am so touched to have family and friends who care about me enough to make me Disney gifts – and all in all, it was a great birthday,

and I can’t wait to see what the year ahead brings!


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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – New Disney Dooney & Bourke!

As a woman, I love me a good designer handbag. And even if you aren’t a purse fan, surely you can appreciate the time and talent that goes into creating an exquisite bag. Disney has had a partnership with the high-end Dooney & Bourke brand for years, and they have recently branched out with three BRAND NEW collections, check it out:
Beauty and the Beast was one of the first movies I remember going to see in the theater – and it is still just as magical today as the day it was released (almost 25 years ago!)
The “Tea Time” collection is my personal favorite – as I am a huge Alice In Wonderland fan (I even have a tattoo of a quote from the movie!), and I could watch it over and over again without getting bored of it
I love the design of the Dumbo series – almost like a chalkboard-ish type drawing, and the red accents are the perfect touch
These collections will be available via the “Shop Disney Parks” Mobile App – which I HIGHLY recommend you download if you’re a Disney fan like me – it gives you the opportunity to have merchandise that is normally only available in the Disney Parks shipped directly to your front door! Perfect for the Disney lover who isn’t able to spend as much time at WDW as they would like (like me, and every other Disney fanatic out there who wishes they could just live in Cinderella’s Castle!)
TGIF, and happy shopping!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Top (Adult) Disney Birthday Gifts

Disney isn’t just for kids, people. I have said it a million times, and I will say it a million times more – ADULTS CAN LOVE DISNEY WORLD TOO! There’s so much for everyone to love about all things Disney – and that includes at birthday time, too! There are Disney gifts out there for those of ALL ages, and I know there’s a few Disney items I am hoping to receive for my birthday this year, too! Check out my top Disney birthday gift picks for adults:
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What woman wouldn’t want a Disney themed purse for their birthday? Disney has partnered with famous designers like Vera Bradley and Dooney & Bourke to create unique handbags that feature an assortment of Disney characters, themes, and events

A haunted mansion themed mug makes even Monday mornings more bearable. Oh – and it even says “Hurry Back” on the inside *swoon* – check out Disney Drinkware Here
Not only will this Disney luggage cheer you up while you deal with the monotony/annoyances of air travel, but it’s also super easy to spot as it comes out of baggage claim

Brighten up their office with some Disney
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Ok truth be told – this post was slightly inspired by the fact that MY birthday is coming up – and I would love to receive any of these awesome gifts! As for this bracelet…I might have already ordered this for myself as an “early birthday present”…I couldn’t help it, it’s just the cutest, and will go with my other Disney Alex And Ani perfectly. What can I say – sometimes you just gotta treat yourself, am I right?


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