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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Trimming The Tree And Decking The Halls

Christmas is a mere NINE days away – hard to believe, isn’t it? Hopefully you have all your presents picked out and wrapped and ready to go – and you can spend the next week relaxing, laughing, visiting with family, and eating cookies!

Last week I wrote about how the WDW Parks get all dressed up for the holidays, so this week I wanted to show you how I dress up MY house for the season:

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Even the dog gets in on the fun (reluctantly at first – but once he realizes treats are involved, he is all about the sweater!). And of course there are plenty of Disney touches to our holiday décor – because what kind of Disney addict would I be without Disney ornaments on my tree, and Mickey stockings hung with care?

TGIF – and happy last weekend of shopping before Christmas!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Gearing Up For The Holidays – Disney Style

The other day I was going through the Toys R’Us holiday toy book – when my son toddled over and flipped the book over and points to a picture of a stuffed Mickey and goes “Daba!” (which is what he calls Mickey). I should be proud, and I am – but I am also scared. He is just barely 1 and already knows what Mickey Mouse is – which is cool, but I wonder what kind of like subliminal messages are in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse….ah well, either way, my kid loves Mickey (yay!), and I suppose that means Disney Christmas gifts this year?

It may only be early November, but I have already started Christmas shopping – and while I still have a lot to do, it’s nice to get some stuff out of the way early. I still do have to shop for my son, so I was thinking some Disney inspiration might be in order:

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What kid wouldn’t want to receive a GIANT stuffed Mickey Mouse? Perfect for cuddling and playtime

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I love these “road” carpets – and this Mickey Mouse Clubhouse themed one is a great choice for your tiny Disney fan

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I saw this at Target and thought it was the cutest thing – what a great way to “play doctor” – just like Doc McStuffins!

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This Lightning McQueen toy box is great for everyone – kids will love that it looks like their fave Cars star, and parents will love the extra place to stash the TONS of toys that seem to explode from everywhere

My son isn’t the only Disney lover in the house – and I personally like to deck my halls with a Disney flair:

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Personalized stockings hung along the mantle

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Or maybe a tree skirt with the family name on it?

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Can’t go wrong with these – whether you’re giving them as a gift or using them to make delicious sugar cookies – it’s a win win

And of course Disney sells TONS of ornaments – I personally love to get one each time we go to Disney

Hopefully these gift and décor ideas have helped kick start your holiday spirit into gear!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – My Husband Is Going To Disney Without ME!!!!!

It’s true. My husband is going to the Happiest Place on Earth without me – his Disney loving wife. Granted, it’s for a work conference, and he will only get to really spend 1 night in the Parks, but STILL – I am so jealous I could die.

I wanted to try and go with him – and we had even thought about me bringing our son along and meeting up with him after the conference is over and staying a few extra days at WDW – but the cost of that, coupled with the logistics of bringing an infant, AND the fact that my vacation balance is precariously low…all of it adds up to him flying solo on this trip – and me crying at home…alone. Well – ok, I probably won’t actually CRY – but it will be lonely for sure!

The one bright spot in all of this is that he will be able to fulfill my running list of Disney Souvenirs! Shopping is not his favorite thing to do, but he has kindly agreed to grab a few things for me. Here’s what’s currently on that list:

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This is the number one must have item on my list – Mickey ears for my baby boy – with his name embroidered on them of course! Classic, iconic, and adorable

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I’m a huge Alice in Wonderland fan – and so I just have to have this mug, on the back it says “We’re all mad here” (one of my favorite quotes – I love it so much I even have it tattooed on my shoulder!). Do I need more mugs? NO. Will I still get this one? HECK YES!

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We always get an ornament when we make a trip to Disney, and I especially love ones I can put a trip picture in. I also prefer ones that are not glass or round (easier to transport that way!) – so something like this would be perfect! I won’t have a trip pic to put in it, but I can always put a family pic in it instead!

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There’s a TON of new amazing Tower of Terror merchandise at the Disney Parks – which is great because I LOVE the ride, plus I remember when it opened – and my parents and I would wait over 2 hours to ride it – worth every minute, as the theming is amazing all the way through the queue. I love games, especially Disney themed ones – so this Hollywood Tower Hotel Jenga would be an awesome souvenir

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And while I can pretend this one is for our son – it’s really more for me. Because who WOULDN’T want to cuddle a giant Mickey pillow every night?!

So while I am hating that I won’t get to go with my husband to Walt Disney World, I am comforted by the fact that he will be bringing a few little pieces of WDW back to me! What about you – what’s on YOUR Disney souvenir list?

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Disney Christmas Cheer At Home!

The countdown to Christmas is on – less than three weeks remain until Santa comes for a visit! Last Christmas I was lucky enough to be vacationing at Walt Disney World – and this year, while I won’t be away on vacation, I will be getting to celebrate my son’s first Christmas! He is only 2 months old so he won’t really know what’s going on, but we are still super excited- he already “helped” us decorate the tree and the house, and of COURSE the decor includes some awesome Disney touches! Check them out:

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This one is new this year – to celebrate ournewest family member’s first Christmas!

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This was a gift from a friend – I just love the design and it looks great on the tree!

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Picked this one up last year at WDW – loved the drawing and detail

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This was a honeymoon purchase – had to commemorate our first trip as a married couple somehow!

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Picked this one up on our 2011 Disney trip – we went a few weeks before Christmas and had such a great time!

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Minnie walking her little pup was a gift from a close friend – who knows how much I love my dog Walter (who was of course named after Mr Disney!)

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This is actually a framed greeting card – when we were at the Art of Disney Store in Downtown Disney last December, the artist was actually there displaying a lot of his Disney sketches, and we fell in love with this one so we bought some cards but I couldn’t resist putting one on display!

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This was actually a gift we received at our baby shower for our son – he’s a bit young to get to use it now, but we will certainly be setting it up around the Christmas tree for that extra little Disney magic!

What about you – do you like to decorate Disney for the holidays? Personally I love it – it reminds me of my favorite place while celebrating my favorite holiday!

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Favorite Disney Memory-Abilia

There are tons of great ways to commemorate an amazing Walt Disney World vacation. For me, PICTURES are the best souvenir of all – I take several hundred during the trip, and love going through them and ordering prints when I get back home – it’s a great way to re-live the trip.

Disney has some super cute souvenirs that can help you relive those memories too!

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You can add to you pin collection with a pin that reminds you of a special moment of you WDW trip – for me, this Main Street USA Trolley Pin reminds me of the time on our last day at WDW when we saw the Trolley come out early in the morning, and we got to take it on its first trip of the day down Main Street to Cinderella’s Castle

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Christmas ornaments are a great trip souvenir – my parents have one from every trip we took when I was a kid, and its awesome to see them all on the tree. I have this one on my tree with a picture of my husband and I from the trip when we bought it – it looks great on the tree! They always have an ornament with the year on it too, so if you plan on going yearly, you can commemorate each trip that way!

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There are a lot of great picture frames available at the Parks, and I love the little magnet ones I can put on my fridge, as well as larger ones like this Mickey head frame – what a great way to display multiple trip memories in your home!

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Like I mentioned, the trip photos are pretty much my #1 fave vacation souvenir – but I understand that not everyone wants to stop and take pictures or carry a camera around – but luckily there is a way to get tons of great trip pics without having to take them yourself! Disney’s Photopass is a service where the Disney photographers stationed all over all the Parks will take your family’s photo and load them all onto a scan-able card, and you can go online to review them during/after your trip, and order prints/CD’s/photo gifts etc. It’s a great service that I love taking advantage of while at the Parks!

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There are also some pretty cool FREE items to collect. I like to save Park maps (they make cool wrapping paper), celebration pins (the kind you can get if it’s your birthday/anniversary etc – my Honeymoon one still sits on my bedside table to this day!), Disney napkins (yes, I take piles of these home. Don’t judge), and I always grab a few of the mini lotions/shampoos/soaps from the Hotel Room

What about you – what “Memory-Abilia” do you like to collect from your Disney Trips?

TGIF!

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T.G.I.F. Pic Of The Week – Decorate For The Season In Style – DISNEY Style That Is!

I hate to be the one to remind you but….CHRISTMAS IS COMING! Sooner than you may think – stores are decorated, commercials are advertising Christmas toys and décor and more, and snow has started to fall! Well, ok, maybe there’s no snow where you are, but you get the idea. The holiday season is upon us, and Disney has some super adorable ways to turn your holiday into a Very Merry Mickey Holiday!

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From Ornaments

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To Matching Pajamas For The Family

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To décor for your home (like this adorable personalize-able stocking and adorable mug!)

 

If this stuff doesn’t put you in the holiday spirit, then you are worse off than Scrooge! Check out the full Holiday Store online

TGIF!

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