Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Regina Rising- Once Upon A Time Book Review

Hey Oncers... do you love Regina or love to hate her?
Either way I've got a book for you!

Regina Rising by Wendy Toliver gives us a glimpse into a teenage Regina's world.
Want the skinny on what paved her path to the dark magic?  No spoilers here but I can tell you that with a Mom like Cora its no wonder Regina isn't as sweet as Snow (White that is!)

I am a fan of how Ms. Toliver drops little red apples (forget Easter eggs we are in Storybooke!) and weaves other fairy tale characters into this tale of teenage angst and self discovery.  Don't read too fast or you will miss nods to a few classic Disney favorites.  I'd like to see Ms. Toliver write a follow up detailing Regina's transformation from teen to wicked vixen.  It's nice to ponder Regina as a naive teen but it will always be the wicked Regina who holds our hearts in her hands (see what I did there?)

Regina rising is on sale now.  Thank you Disney Publishing for sending us a copy to review.

Sixteen-year-old Regina is very different from the Regina known by fans of ABC's Once Upon a Time. She seeks romance, adventure and to be seen differently in people's eyes from her mother Cora. Of course, getting approval from a mother like Cora is next to impossible. For Regina, friendships have always been a rare commodity. Could it be that Regina has finally found a true friend? Or is it too good to be true? As Regina struggles to find her own identity and create her own destiny, she discovers that her fate might just be to become everything she despises.
359 pages.

About the Author:
Wendy Toliver is the award-winning author of four YA novels: The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren, Miss Match, Lifted and Once Upon A Time: Red's Untold Tale.  She lives in the Utah mountains with three sons, tow cats, two dogs and one husband  She enjoys reading, hiking, wake boarding, snowboarding, watching movies, sweet potato fries, Halloween and daydreaming.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Saturday, April 29, 2017

You Will Feel Like Little Miss Magic with LeSportSac's Newest Collaboration!

The newest collaboration from LeSportSac is really just a page out of a children's book. One of my favorite things about the UK pavilion is display of Mr. Men/Little Miss books you can find in the toy shop. LeSportSac has hit the ball out of the park with this adorableness. We got to check out my favorite style for park-going the Cleo Crossboy and the versatile Rectangular Cosmetic bags. Check out the pics below for more lovely smiles! 


And as if looking at these pics isn't enough to take you to happyland..
Starting tomorrow we are going to be running a new giveaway with our friends at Magical Mouse Schoolhouse for the Cleo featured here as well as my favorite Little Miss (Sunshine) and Mr. Men (Doctor Who, of course) books! :)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mousekeeping & Tip Envelopes

One of my favorite Disney DIY creations ever is my mousekeeping tip envelopes! 

Just click below picture for the version of the envelope you would like (Mousekeeping or the more generic version) follow the directions to print, cut, and fold! Sorry if some of the preview images below are choppy, I put lots of work into these and then it took me an hour just to get little screen shots from the PDF files! :)