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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 – Feeling The Disney Birthday Love

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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?

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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

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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!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – The Dole Whip Becomes A (Delicious) Cake

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There are some snacks at Walt Disney World that are just so iconic that they are not only “must-haves”, but they are the source of obsessions and dreams for many people (myself included sometimes – I admit it!). The Dole Whip is FOR SURE one of those – it’s a Disney snack that people line up for rain or shine, no matter how long the wait – it’s worth it. And if you’re at home and wishing for the perfect dole whip-inspired dessert, wish no more – as it is here. The Dole Whip Cake has arrived to make all your dreams come true:

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There were actually quite a few steps to making the cake – there was the cake itself, the filling, and the frosting – both of which required stove time, fridge time, and then mixing too – but I would say overall it was worth it – the cake turned out moist and flavorful, and the frosting was rich and creamy. It was a winner with my big man and my little man:

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…Ok so maybe this cake won’t actually make dreams come true, but it certainly can curb those “I miss Disney world” blues that you might experience post-trip, and it is also the absolutely perfect thing to bring along to that summer picnic you were invited to and had no idea what you were going to bring – dole whip cake is here to solve that dilemma! TGIF – and happy baking!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Unique Pin Displays That Anyone Can DIY!

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Disney Pin Trading is a HUGE thing at The Disney Parks and has been for quite a while now. I resisted it for a long time but I finally gave in a few years ago – and I like to think I keep it at a manageable level – I only buy a couple of pins when I go to Disney, and I like to buy ones that actually mean something to me, that spark a great memory when I look back at them.
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Speaking of looking back at my pins – I made this awesome Pin Display Case a few years ago so that I can always look back on my favorites that I keep in there. Since then, Pin displays have definitely become “a thing” – and there are plenty of ways to make your own unique version:
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Grab a sheet of corkboard and a cutout of Cinderella’s Castle and boom you have an awesome silhouette display case
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Create a Mickey head out of foamboard, and use a unique background – like Disney scrapbook paper, or – what a great use for all those Park Maps you end up coming home with, right?
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Foamboard or cork can be cut to fit any frame – so pick something that matches your style or existing décor to display those pins proudly!
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Cork letters like these can be purchased at your local craft store, and I saw them at Target recently too
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And there’s always this style for displaying them when you head to Disney World…ok just kidding, but seriously, there are so many lanyards to choose from, or you can display them on a hat, backpack, or purse strap too

If you’re not into Disney Pin Trading yet – what are you waiting for? Check out the basics here and then start collecting and trading the next time you’re at the Disney Parks!

TGIF

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week: Amazing Disney Art To Brighten Up Your Home

I know I might have done a little bragging in the past about some of the awesome things my husband has made for me over the years, and I also know that his artistic ability is just one of the MANY reasons I am so lucky to have him in my life! Now, I realize that everyone out there might not be as artistically inclined as my husband (I know I’m not!), and lucky for us – there is the world of Etsy. In case you haven’t heard of it, let me school you real quick – etsy.com is the home of anything and everything handmade – art galore, jewelry, personalized and hand crafted – you name it, they have it! Check out some of the amazing Disney Art you can find there:

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This would make a perfect gift for your other half, don’t you think?
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A photo collage is a great way to display the photos from your Disney trips
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These would look great on the wall of your favorite Disney Princess Fan
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I mean, this is just the truth (at least for me, anyway) – find it here
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These decals are a unique way to display your love for all things Disney in your home

Hopefully this inspires you to create/purchase some Disney art for your home – I can’t imagine a better way to perk up my day than a great Disney print hanging on my wall!
TGIF!

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Forget The Flowers – I want DISNEY This Valentine’s Day

I was at Target a few days after Christmas – hoping to score some good post – holiday deals (which I did – half off Reese’s peanut butter cups? Yes PLEASE), and next to the discounted wrapping paper and LED light strands were items for Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, and Easter. Now – you might think I’m now going to say “why is this stuff out so early?” and complain about the commercialization of our country – but I am NOT. Why not? Because I love holidays, and I love to plan ahead – so I am actually kind of psyched to see this stuff out at the stores (the cheese stands alone on this, I realize)

Of the three aforementioned holidays, Valentine’s Day is my favorite – my husband and I don’t make a big deal out of it usually, but I love thinking of little things to make or buy him, things with sentimental value that really mean something to him. After being together for ten years, that can get tricky – but that’s half the fun of it! As a Disney lover, I of course love receiving Disney themed items for any and all holidays/celebrations – because who can tell a love story better than Disney? No one. This year I am going to leave not-so-subtle hints for my husband in hopes that he will skip the roses in favor of something way better:

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You can have these custom made with your names – check it out here

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Jewelry is always a good go-to present for Valentine’s Day – check out the Disney options here

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This frame would be perfect for displaying a cure snapshot of you and your hunny – check it and others out here

If you’re a fellow Disney lover like me, maybe you can convince your sweetie to get you one of these awesome gifts this Valentine’s Day. And if you don’t have a Valentine – these make perfect “to me from me” presents too!

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As much as I would love to receive any of these great gifts, the truth is – a homemade gift is even better than something store bought! And not to brag, but my husband has made me some awesome cards and gifts over the years – and I love every single one and am so grateful he takes the time to create these for me – I’m a lucky girl to have such a great Valentine!

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