My Favorite Pins #4

I recently just started a new pin board for Disney stuff. It's not very full yet. I figured with all the other Disney related stuff happening on my blog, I would feature a few of my favorite Disney pins....

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1 Alice & Roses \\ Love this image! I think it's so beautiful with the roses.
2 The Castle \\ This is one of my favorite things to photograph at Disney World. Love the angle.
3 Ariel \\ Love the colors of this image and it's one of my favorite parts of the movie.
4 The Parade \\ I love the nighttime parade at Disney World. It's hard to get good shots of it in the dark.
5 Sleeping Beauty \\ Love this image and it's vintage look.

See all my Pinterest boards HERE!

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Sponsor Post: Pony Chops Custom Shoes

Hello there! My name is Chantal from PonyChops The Blog. I'm an illustrator, a vegan, a tea lover, an amateur baker and expert cake scoffer. I'm often described as a mermaid without the mermaid parts because I always have bright & colourful hair and eyebrows.

I'd like to tell you all about my main passion: shoe design. I first got in to shoe design when I decided to jazz up a pair of my sad old brogues by painting them with some cute little teddy bear faces. I loved those little shoes, and they traveled everywhere with me. Wherever I went people would admire my teddy shoes and ask me where I got them.

This is when I decided to set up my etsy shop: Ponychops.

I now specialize in hand painted, customized shoes. People tell me what they want painted, and I paint it on shoes for them. Here are some of my favourites:

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I hope you enjoyed looking at my shoes! Thank you for reading and thank you to Jessie for inviting me to Guest post!
Feel free to hop on over to my blog and say Hi :)

Thanks Chantal for sharing your lovely shoes!! You are very talented!!

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Guest Post: Disney with Shell

Hi there! My name is Shell, and you can normally find me over at Kitty & Buck, but today, Jessie has so generously shared her blog with me so that I can tell you all about my Disney experiences, while she is actually out there living it! I have to tell you, since I was about 3 years old, I had a dream to visit America (I'm from Australia) There were three things I wanted to do:

1. Go to Disneyland, it's pretty obvious why that's #1.
2. Visit New Orleans. I am drawn by the architecture, the history and of course, the music
3. Go to the top of the WTC in New York. Sadly this dream never came true, but I have made it to New York and loved every fast-paced minute!

Since those far away dream-times, I have achieved the other two and the little kid me knew exactly where it's at! On a side note, one of the most exciting things that happened to me as a child was meeting Mickey Mouse at my local video store. I have a picture, but I'll have to dig it out another time.

My first Disney experience was not at Disneyland as I had hoped, but Euro Disney, just outside of Paris. The first thing I saw was two little girls entering the park dressed in their fairy princess dresses. That was it. I was officially in Disney cuteness overload.

Euro Disney is obviously not the same as Disneyland, but it was pretty fun! I loved the Alice in Wonderland maze and the Star Tours ride was incredible, even though it was bizarre hearing C3PO speaking in French! Also, Space Mountain II was so much fun! I do love a good roller coaster. We were sure to eat in the Pirates of The Carribbean ride, which is a family tradition from my fiance's dad. To this day I am reminded that I danced the whole way through Euro Disney. It was so exciting to be there! Interesting fact: They serve alcohol in the Euro Disney restaurants, so we had a tropical cocktail which seemed fitting, really.

A couple of years later, I finally lived my dream of going to the one and only Disneyland in California. I also got tickets for California Land, which had some pretty cool rides as well. I was able to go on the Haunted Mansion ride, which was closed in Paris, and it was amazing! Unfortunately we were out of season and on the wrong day for the evening parade, but it was pretty much everything I dreamed of. I love all of the old Walt designed 'rides' like the household of the future and that kind of thing. It might be dorky, but I love the 60's-ness of it! So much fun :)

I have an insider tip for you. You can get into the Grand Californian Hotel from the park and sit down in the majestic lounge area for a cool, quiet drink away from the crowds. Don't tell anyone I told you, but when we left at the end of the day, we went through the hotel and out past the lobby to catch a cab, away from the huge queues at the front of the park! Shhh.

Last year I was lucky enough to visit Disney World in Florida on the 4th of July! After seeing the beautiful Grand Californian Hotel, we decided to stay in the most similar one in Florida, the Wilderness Lodge. It was so beautiful in there, we actually spent a lot of time inside the hotel and not in the park (oops) The highlight of this trip was most definitely the 4th of July fireworks. I love a good firework show, and this one was pretty fun. It was over the top patriotic with lots of red, white and blue explosions in the sky, and some awesome audio to go along with it. I finally saw the electric light parade as well. If you want a special experience, save your pennies to stay in one of the themed hotels onsite. It costs a lot, but it was a really special once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Thanks so much for having me Jessie, I hope you have an absolutely fabulous time on your trip!!

Thanks Kitty for sharing your Disney vacations! I love seeing it through other peoples eyes!!
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Guest Posting over on Blythe Ponytail Parades!

YAY! I got to be a guest poster over on one of my favorite blogs, Blythe Ponytail Parades! (Thanks Violet!)
Go check out my Decor Love post featuring Urban Outfitters....

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Guest Post: Bloggers Talk Disney

I thought it would be fun to ask some of my fellow bloggers how they felt about Disney! Most everyone has a favorite movie, character or has been to one of the Disney Parks! I asked them to answer some Disney related questions and talk about their experience at a Disney park. Check out what they had to say:

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At first I thought that I would answer that I was most like Belle from Beauty and the Beast, just because we are both avid readers. Then, for fun, I took an online quiz that told me I was actually more like Pocahontas. I read the reasons why and I totally agree! It said that Pocahontas is "a playful, free spirited young woman who knows every tree, waterfall, and wild creature in her forest home. With a name that means 'little mischief', Pocahontas loves adventure and excitement. Her curiosity and independence make her a strong girl whose passionate spirit touches and changes all those who know her." That's very much like me!

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Disneyland holds a special place in my heart because I would travel there every summer with my sisters and our dance troupe. For nine years we danced as Magic Music Days dancers at Disneyland and had a total blast. It was a great experience and we have a lot of fun memories of our time there together.
Check out Kim's blog HERE

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My favorite character has to be Ariel. I've been a life-long lover of being in the water and was quite the fish growing up. I've also had super long hair my whole life, so when The Little Mermaid came out, I was instantly hooked. I fell in love with Ariel in no time. My entire room was Ariel themed. I had Little Mermaid shirts, dresses, PJs, bed spreads, dolls, you name it. To this day I still love Ariel and The Little Mermaid. Definitely my favorite Disney movie! I just love her need for adventure. I've always admired that about her!

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My favorite park at Disney World is Epcot. It didn't interest me when I was little, but now that I'm older, I'm a huge fan. They showcase a ton of different countries and you can try new food which is always fun. It's a great way to experience a new country without leaving the states. :)
Check out Amanda's blog HERE

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I'm unfortunately going to have to alter this question a little. I don't really think it is possible to have a favorite Disney movie: Up, Wall-E, and Classics like the Aristocats, Hercules, and Flubber can not be put on the same scale! So I will tell you my favorite Disney Princess movie! Who doesn't love Disney Princesses? I mean c'mon! They're wonderful role models and come in multiple ethnicities. I have to say my most favorite Disney Princess, even after seeing Brave, which I almost switched because she's so wonderful, is Rapunzel from Tangled. Rapunzel is as kind as Snow White, but she's artistic and crafty like me. Her hair, let's be honest, is completely gorgeous and who doesn't love seeing her most adorable companion, Pascal? Although Rapunzel is a relatively new princess in the Disney world, she adds a bunch of spunk! The story line was fantastic. A stolen lost princess cast away in a tower, much like Fiona in Shrek and Aurora, except she's not sleeping and there is no kiss to wake her up. I just love Rapunzel, we'd be excellent friends. She has a wonderful voice and is genuinely curious to explore new things. She's brave and most important, kind to everyone she meets!

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I went a very long time ago when I was about 6 or so. I remember "It's a Small World" ride, I thought that was the best. Sitting my mother and watching the little town come to life with that catchy tune! Also the Peter Pan ride was amazing to me! It really looked as you were high up in the sky! I am so desperately wanting to go again! I just can't wait!
Check out Cassie's blog HERE
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Without a doubt, my favorite movie is The Little Mermaid. While there are other movies that have come out since that I really enjoy, this one will always hold a special place. As a kid, I seriously watched this movie everyday...I loved it so much! I think part of this love came from living in Hawaii for a short time, and going to the ocean everyday. I wanted to be a mermaid so badly!

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I have been to Disney Land once, and Disney World once as well. I visited Disney World just a few years ago with my family, and it was such a great time! My sister and I were total dorks and visited the princess tent right when it opened, and got pictures with all the princesses (except Ariel). It was hilarious being two teenage girls in a line of 3-10 year olds. We felt...super cool. Haha. One of my favorite things about going to the parks was collecting all the signatures, so we just had to do it!
Check out Amanda's blog HERE
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My favorite Disney character of all time is has to be Dumbo, I remember watching Dumbo over and over as a child, being mesmerized by the story and the songs. I think as an artist i really appreciate the oldies, where you can literally see the hours of work that went into drawing each line and painting every inch, i definitely think that subconsciously Disney has been one of my biggest inspirations as an illustrator. I was always totally entranced by The Pink Elephants On Parade scene where Dumbo gets drunk. You can always rely on classic Disney to really make you ponder and think "WHAT THE F*CK?". You just don't get that kind of crazy in the new movies.

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Sadly i haven't, although i would love to one day. Me and my sister always used to try to persuade our mum and dad to take us, but to no avail. I'll let you know if i do! Maybe that can be my next Holiday, hmm.
Check out Daisy's blog HERE
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Hello, my name is Lisa and I blog over at Little Lovables. Thanks, Miss Jessie for asking me to participate! Knowing my favorite movie is really difficult. But I think it has to be The Little Mermaid. I randomly sing the songs, oh, just about all the time. I quote the movie on a regular basis. My husband gives me weird looks when I wake up and say, "King Triton must be, in a friendly type mood!"... in full, exaggerated old pirate man voice. My sister is the only one who gets me, because she is also a Little Mermaid quoter. I also really love the new Tangled and Brave films. My sis and I both are clowns and stuff. We both face paint and do balloons, and little girls ask for Ariel more than any other princess. So yes, I have a pretty kick'n Ariel balloon. One day, I would love to heft my little family of five to a Disney theme park. But with things called bills and everything, I don't know if it will happen until they are teens. By then the magic may wear off... but I hope not! ahhhhh, ahhhhhhhh, ahhhhhh "keep singing!" ah-ah-ahhhhha...

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Me and Disney go way back. I'm a child that loved watching the old films, like Mary Poppins, Swiss Family Robinson, Summer Magic, Pete's Dragon and all that stuff. Then, when The Little Mermaid came out, I was a little too 'cool' for it, but my mom babysat a little girl who watched it about 5 times a day. And I secretly LOVED it. I have alwasy been tiny. Well... not so much now that I've had three kids. ahem. But when I was younger, I was called Chip (like the chipmunk) because I had got chipped tooth from a ballet injury as a youngin', (as in I was dragged around on the concrete by some older girls and my face went 'splat!'). As a teen, I was called Tink, I guess because I was just soooo cute and adorable and pixie like. By the way, does anyone remember girls thinking that Simba was "hot"? Oh, 8th grade, how I don't miss you.

As an adult, I still love Disney. I sometimes get my knickers in a twist about the Mother's Against Disney (why ARE Disney moms mostly dead or evil?), and I have an opinion on over commercialism and all that, but not enough to be a boycotter of ALL Disneyness. My husband went on a business trip last year and Disney was literally right across the street. He wasn't going to go, but I convinced him too, I mean, when would the next opportunity come? He spent a day there traipsing around with his boss. He said he enjoyed Space Mountain. I went to Disney once, probably when I was about 12 or so? I also loved Space Mountain. I really loved the I Love Lucy and Alfred Hitchcock exhibits. Also, some of the rides were awesome, like King Kong. I don't really remember much. I was disappointed because there weren't many neat characters walking around that day, it was like Donald Duck and the Chipmunks... no princesses :(. And it was gay day and my dad got hit on by a couple wearing neon fanny packs and short shorts with belly exposed shirts. Oh, the 90's and my anticlimactic personality that remembers the important stuff.
Check out Lisa's blog HERE

I'd like to thank everyone who participated in this post!
I loved having you here on my blog and enjoyed reading your responses. :)
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Guest Post: Five Fun Disney World Facts

Hi My Mod Style readers! My name is Kim and I blog over at Her Sunday. I was so excited when Jessie asked me to guest post for her and even more excited when she asked me to write about Disney World. It just so happens to be one of my favorites places and we recently just came back from a trip to Disneyland! I thought I might share a few interesting facts about Disney World that you may not know.

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1. Did you know that Disney grows all the fruits and vegetables served in their restaurants on site at their Epcot greenhouses? When you are at Epcot you can take a tour through the Sustainable Agriculture and Research Center and see Disney's work with Hydroponics and Aeroponics. The fun part of this is that several of the fruits and veggies are grown in the shape of Mickey Mouse! You can read more about this here. Disney donates more than 700,000 lbs of prepared but unused food to Central Florida's homeless each year as well.

Our yummy food at Disney...
My lunch of freshly grown Disney fruit...

2. Did you know that keeping Disney World and Disneyland clean was one of Walt Disney's top priorities? For this reason, you will not find gum sold anywhere in the parks. Every night, after the park has closed, chipped and faded paint is repainted, certified divers comb the water for trash, and landscapers wear head lamps to weed the flower beds. Cleaning crews only just finish their job right before the park opens the next morning. Throughout the night these workers also collect items for the lost and found. An estimated 1.65 million pairs of sun glasses have been turned in to the lost and found!

Cleaning crews luckily found our lost rental car keys...
Standing by perfectly clean, crystal blue water in the park...

3. Did you know that there are 'hidden Mickey's' all over the park? They are etched into wood, painted into murals, and carved into cement. Sometimes they are a full body Mickey and sometimes only his profile. Look closely- they are purposely hidden on every attraction. Some people make finding hidden Mickey's a full time job!!


4. Disney World employs over 62,000 people who are known as 'cast members.' They get around from park to park via underground tunnels. Cast members arrive for work in street clothes and change into their uniforms at work. They change out of them at the end of the night and leave them there to be laundered. Around 30,000 garments are dry cleaned daily! As a side note, Mickey has over 290 outfits in his wardrobe.


5. Disney's Animal Kingdom is home to over 1,000 animals. It is also the site of scientific research that contributes to animal conservation efforts. Since the park opened, over 150 species have reproduced there. Disney's veterinarians perform more than 600 wellness checks annually. They have even done surgery on a tarantula and once fitted a fish with an artificial eye!

So there you have it. Some fun and maybe little known facts about the magical world of Disney!

{This is a scheduled guest post by Kim of Her Sunday!}
Thanks Kim for guest posting for me while I am on vacation!
Make sure you guys go visit Kim's blog and say HELLO!


My Favorite Disney Movies

Everyone has that certain Disney movie that they love and can watch over and over! I have a few that I really enjoy to watch and I wanted to share them with you! I honestly haven't watched a lot of the older classics in forever. Like Bambi, Snow White or Peter Pan. They are all great, but these are the ones I watch over and over:

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I love the humor of this movie. This was one of the first movies that Cody and I watched when we moved to Wyoming last year. Cody laughed so hard. It made me feel good, since I made him watch a "somewhat girly" Disney movie. I love the songs and the characters. It's such a great inspiring story I think. It's pretty to watch also. I love when they realize all the lanterns into the sky! (Last photo)

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I'm sure most of you have seen Wall-E. What a great love story! Plus Wall-E just melts your heart. I watched this movie years ago when I didn't care about the environment at that time. I remember actually making fun of the fact that it was talking about environmental issues,...I rolled my eyes at the story line. It kept my attention though with the humor and love story. Now I love it for all the reasons. The message of the movie is so true. Gosh, I am glad I love the planet now. :)

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Well DUH, of course I love this movie. I just love all the characters, even though the sharks scare me every time I watch it. LOL I think I just love that it's in the ocean and seeing all the colors. It's cute overall. Can't wait to show my little baby this movie someday. :)

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We bought this movie a few years back and I hadn't seen it since I was a child. When you see it as an adult you realize how dark it is and a bit trippy! This is my favorite classic. I am not a Disney princess girl, I love Alice. :)

I try to pick up Disney movies at thrift stores! I don't have too many yet, but look forward to building my collection VIA secondhand shopping!
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Guest Post: Disneyland Paris with Dorien

Hi everyone, I'm Dorien and I blog over at bodacious thought. I share outfits, daily memories and just everything else I'd like to. I'm so glad that Jessie asked me to do a post for her. I hope you have a wonderful time at Disneyworld, Jessie! Since she's there, it's only normal to continue the Disney madness over here, right? So I'm going to tell you something about my Disney experiences. 

You can't see it, but in the right picture, I'm wearing a Daisy Duck visor and tee.
I live only three hours away from Disneyland Paris and I'm guessing a lot of you probably think that's peanuts. But you have to understand, I live in a country where you can get from one side to the other in 2 hours so for me, it's actually quite a distance. But that aside, I wanted to share that I've already been four times and if I could, I would probably go every year! There's just something about it, the decors, the characters, the vibe that makes Disney so appealing to me. And of course, I love all of the little shops where you can find all sorts of treasures.

Me, my dad and Dale. Or is it Chip? 
When I was little, I had a little book for signatures, so all the characters could sign it. It was a lot of fun when you were walking around and suddenly, you see a character that you haven't collected a signature from. My favorite characters were Chip & Dale at the time, I loved them, and the people that played them in the park, acted all silly as well. My favorite princess used to be Jasmine from Aladdin. I loved her so much that my grandmother made me a costume just like her once and let me tell you, it looked awesome.

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Today, I think my favorite movie is probably The Fox and the Hound. I have a feeling it's a little bit of an underdog between the disney movies but I just think it's so very emotional and touching, I really love it. But actually, I kind of love every Disney movie ever made. I'm thinking of the Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Snow White, Bambi and Pinokkio. Oh and don't forget about Peter Pan, I love that fantasy world! In Disneyland Paris, you have an attraction from Peter Pan where you 'fly' around in his world and it's beautiful. Together with It's a small world, those are my favorite attractions.

I hope you enjoyed my little ramblings about my Disney engaged life, I don't think I'll ever stop loving it! By the way, I recently went back to Disneyland, you can read about it when you click on the picture below. What is your favorite anecdote concerning all things Disney? And thank you Jessie for having me! xoxo

What a cute post! Thank you so much Dorien for being a guest on my blog!

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Disney Dream Portraits

Have you seen these beautiful Disney Dream Portraits by Annie Leibovitz??? I think they are so well done and so fun to look at! I love seeing celebrities portrayed as popular Disney characters. They really are magical....

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I have always thought it would be fun to dress up like Alice (from Alice in Wonderland) and have some photos taken with a beautiful outdoor tea party setting. I know I am a dork, but come on it would be cool! If celebrities can do it, why can't I??

If you could do a photo shoot like this, what character would you like to be?

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