DIY Ariel Inspired Ears

Ever since I made my DIY Birthday Girl Minnie Ears, I have been a bit obsessed with crafting these super easy and cute headbands.  I have an embarrassingly large number of them sitting on my dining room table as we speak.  I am going to be sharing some of my favorites with you, and hopefully you love them as much as I do!  We are starting out with probably my favorite pair because they represent the heroine from one of my favorite movies!  Here is what my Little Mermaid inspired Minnie ears look like!

I followed the same basic tutorial as my Birthday ears, with some small changes.  I found the purple bow pre-made at Michael’s and figured it would be just as easy to buy one already crafted as to make my own!   After I attached the bow to my seafoam green ears, I decided they still needed a little something.

So I attached this silver sparkly seashell that I found in the scrapbooking section of Michael’s (I practically keep those guys in business).

And this is the final result!

I am so excited to wear this baby to the park when I go this weekend!  And I am super excited to share even more ear ideas with you over the next couple of weeks!  Keep an eye out, on the horizon we have some from Frozen, Sleeping Beauty, and even some holiday inspired ears!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Tips for Taking Your Engagement Pictures at Disneyland

You have already seen my Toon Town engagement pictures, and it can be tricky to get good shots inside the park, so today I thought I would share some tips with you for taking great pictures at Disneyland!

1.  Get there early.  This is number one because I think it is the most important!  For our engagement pics, we got to the park before Toon Town opened so that we were some of the first ones in.  This made it so much easier to get the shots we wanted because there were fewer people around.  Also, there is great light in the morning, which will make it easier for your photographer to capture great shots.

2.  Hire a photographer who knows the park.  Try to find someone who has done photo shoots at Disneyland before, or at least someone who is familiar with the park layout and locations.  If they have experience shooting at Disneyland, they will likely know the best spots and how to work with some of the challenges presented when shooting at a theme park.

3.  Be patient.  Chances are you will have to wait for people to move out of your shot at some point.  Disneyland is a public place (and typically a crowded one) and people are going to be there no matter what time of day you are shooting.  Just be patient and you will eventually get the picture you want.

4.  Be polite.  Along with being patient, make sure you are being polite.  People are much more likely to get out of your way if you ask nicely.  Also be nice to any cast members you may encounter along the way.  Not only is it their job to make sure the park is running smoothly, but typically if you are nice to them, they can hook you up with some perks! (Or at the very least, some Just Engaged buttons.)

5.  Have fun!  If you are doing your engagement photos at Disneyland, I’m assuming you are fun people, but it can be easy to get caught up in the stress of the wedding hoopla and you don’t want that to show in your pictures.  Try to relax, enjoy your surroundings, and most of all, have fun with your future spouse!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Vintage Disney Posters

I don’t know about you, but to me, there is absolutely nothing cooler than vintage Disney.  I love the old designs, old posters, and old pictures.  I really want to incorporate some vintage posters into a room somewhere in my house (maybe my office at some point) and I love the idea of doing a vintage Disney party.  These are some of my favorite vintage Disney poster prints.  (Click print for original source, all pics via Pinterest.)

 

Pretty cool, huh?  I especially love the Date Night posters.  Think of how awesome those date nights would have been with dinner and dancing and people getting dressed up.  So fun!  Wish I could have been there for those!  Instead, I will live vicariously through the artwork!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

DIY Disney Shirts Inspiration

So this post is coming to you thanks to the most adorable family we saw at Disneyland the other day.  Normally when we see large groups of people wearing matching shirts at the park, there is some eye-rolling and, from the husband, a look of don’t-even-think-about-trying-to-get-me-to-wear-one-of-those-ever.  But when we saw this group in line for Toy Story, I almost squealed out loud (luckily I controlled myself) from the cuteness.  I was already in blogger mode taking pics for another Disney post I’m working on so I told myself to just bite the bullet and ask to take their pic.  Yeah, I totally chickened out, but Hubs is never the shy one and he had no problem asking if I could take their picture for my blog.  And they were so cute and sweet and willing and didn’t make me feel like a creepy stalker at all!  So here is the said adorable family and their super cute DIY shirts for their son’s first birthday:

(Could their little one be any more precious?)

Really, did you not just go “Awwwwww”?  And BTW, taking a group to Disneyland for a 1st birthday is a brilliant idea since everyone can have fun, not just the baby!  Now I totally want to make my own Disney shirt, but it will be a while before we are ready for first birthday shirts, so I gathered some other DIY Disney images for inspiration.  (Click pic for original source, all pics via Pinterest.)

I will definitely be making some personalized shirts for my little one’s first birthday!  Thanks to Owen’s family for being willing to share with me and for providing me with craft inspiration

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

DIY Disney Duct Tape Lanyard

This post contains affiliate links.

Hello Disney fans!  I have another easy Disney DIY for you today!  I came up with this one because I discovered this adorable Minnie duct tape hiding in my craft bin…


…and I knew I needed to make something cute with it.  So I took to Pinterest for some ideas and I instead found this amazing Disney Princess duct tape

Of course I ordered two rolls of the princess tape!  I couldn’t help myself!  Along with finding more tape to buy, I also found some cool ideas for duct tape projects on Pinterest and I decided to use my cool new to tape to make a new lanyard for my school keys.  This project was super easy and the lanyard is proving to be very sturdy, which is great for work!  All you need to get started is your tape and a key ring!

First, lay your tape out, sticky side up on a flat surface.  I did a practice one with ugly tape first and that gave me a good idea of the length I needed.  You might want to measure how long you want your lanyard before cutting your tape.

Fold one side of the tape into the center and smooth it down.  I found it easiest to start in the center and work in small increments outward.

Then fold the other side into the center and smooth it down.  Make sure you cover all the sticky parts.

Take both ends of the tape and loop them through your key ring. Fold up.

Take a small piece of tape and secure the ends.

I wanted my bottom part to look pretty so I cut out Belle and put her over the tape closure (above).

And here is the finished product!

Super easy and my pretty new keys have made going back to school a wee bit easier.  Just a wee bit.

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

My Favorite Back to School Items–Disney Style

This post contains affiliate links.

It’s hard to believe it is that time of year again, but school is starting soon!  As a teacher, I am both excited for and dreading this time of year.  No more sleeping in, but a chance to meet new students and get back to work.  One thing that makes going back a little easier for me is the chance to grab the latest adorable school supplies.  These are my favorite Disney themed supplies for the kids (or if you are like me, for the teachers!).  Click on the image to be taken to the product listing!

Backpacks:


Pens and Pencils:

Pencil Cases:

Apparel:

With all these super cute goodies, going back to school will be a breeze!  Happy new school year!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

My Favorite Back to School Items–Disney Style

This post contains affiliate links.

It’s hard to believe it is that time of year again, but school is starting soon!  As a teacher, I am both excited for and dreading this time of year.  No more sleeping in, but a chance to meet new students and get back to work.  One thing that makes going back a little easier for me is the chance to grab the latest adorable school supplies.  These are my favorite Disney themed supplies for the kids (or if you are like me, for the teachers!).  Click on the image to be taken to the product listing!

Backpacks:


Pens and Pencils:

Pencil Cases:

Apparel:

With all these super cute goodies, going back to school will be a breeze!  Happy new school year!

Thank you for sharing!Email this to someonePin on PinterestShare on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn