Disney Collectible Books and Snoopy LeSportSac Tote Giveaway!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Hey there PDers! Guess what we've got up our sleeve? Another lovely giveaway thanks to Disney Publishing and LeSportSac (two of our favorites)!

As you saw last week LeSportSac hooked us up with some beautiful and durable bags from their Peanuts and Peanuts Movie line.  They are incredible (as always) and we want to give away our favorite to YOU! LeSportSac totes are a teacher, mother, college students, and even kids best friend! I love them! I still use Small World one featured a couple years ago for my go-to work bag! Easy to clean, lots of compartments, comfy to wear, and adorable prints- what more could you ask for?

The Snoppy bag we are giving away comes with not one but TWO brand new collectible books from Disney Publishing!

All Aboard: The Wonderful World of Disney Trains (this book came out last month to rave reviews!)
& Before Ever After: The Lost Lectures of Walt Disney's Animation Studio (this one won't officially be released until October 20th and is sure to be an instant must-read for any Disney fan- I couldn't put it down!)

Both of these books are both beautiful and just filled with exciting and interesting information!!
Only one thing left to do! Enter below! Good luck!! xoxox

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Pizza Planet Arcade- Hollywood Studios

Thursday, October 1, 2015

What's better than pizza?  Pizza with a side of video games!

This kool little spot tucked near the backlot of Hollywood Studios is based on the Pizza Planet restaurant from Toy Story.  It's loud, kids love it and it is a quick, efficient spot for lunch during a day of running around.  The choices are limited and the pizza is far from an authentic New York City slice but you leave feeling full, satisfied and recharged.

I like that there are limited choices on the menu which keeps the lines moving quickly.  We ordered and were off the line in five minutes with time to spare to play a few games.

My son loved the arcade games and the aliens from Toy Story that are "flying around" everywhere.  His only complaint was that there was no pepperoni pizza kids meal.  He wound up stealing his dad's pizza!  The children's pizza is much smaller so my husband got short changed.  Luckily we were on the meal plan and a chocolate chip cookie or cappuccino cupcake came with each meal.  I had the meatball sub which included a cute side caesar salad in a cup.

If you have a big group, this is an economical choice and one that will leave you feeling full.
Lunch entrees range from $8.50- $10.75.  If you do not have a big appetite you can share a meal and still leave feeling full.
    Antipasto Salad- Salami, Pepperoni, Kalamata Olives, Mozzarella, Tomatoes, Chopped Romaine and Italian Vinaigrette - $8.49
    Cheese Pizza- with Caesar Salad - $9.19
    Meat Lovers Pizza- with Caesar Salad - $10.69
    Meatball Sub with Caesar Salad- Meatball Sub with Caesar Salad - $9.69
    Meatball Sub with Chips- Meatball Sub with Chips - $9.49
    Pepperoni Pizza- with Caesar Salad - $9.69
    Veggie Pizza- Mushrooms, Peppers, Onions and Tomatoes with Caesar Salad - $9.69  
    For the kids:
    Cheese Pizza- with Applesauce, Carrot Sticks, & Lowfat Milk or Dasani® Water - $5.99 MiniChicken Sub- with Applesauce, Carrot Sticks, & Lowfat Milk or Dasani® Water - $5.99 
    Cappuccino Cupcake-  $4.59
    Chocolate Chip Cookie- $2.59 

Next time you are in Hollywood Studios check out Pizza Planet Arcade and amaze your friends with this piece of trivia:  A nod to Pizza Planet is seen in every Pixar film except?  
Hint:  It was an "Incredible" film!

Our favorite non-Disney character, a Beagle, and a Giveaway!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Do you ever feel like when you try to you can find a piece of magic everywhere you go? I think most of the time, if you try hard enough you can find a piece of Disney magic everywhere as well! Take this summer for example, my boyfriend and I had taken an awaited trip up to the Normal Rockwell Museum and the first print we found when we walked in? One that Mr. Rockwell had dedicated to Mr. Disney himself!

That's not to say that everyone I go I find Disney magic (although I guess I do often find mickey ears in my food and in the clouds).  I have noticed that even the non-Disney things I love have a little hint of that Disney magic even if it is just the way Universal Studio's Harry Potter & the Forbidden Journey reminds me of an uptake on the Soarin' experience.

Charles M. Shulz delightful characters have been part of my life forever.  A favorite of my mom's, I probably watched the Peanuts movies equal to no other movies but my favorite Disney classics as a kid.  And so, I wasn't very surprised when I found out that after his precursor to the Peanuts strip (called Lil Folks) came out, Shulz was invited into a probationary appointment at Walt Disney Studios! He turned it down, but I do like to think that it connects Mr. Good Grief & Mr. M. Mouse just a little!

When our friends over at LeSportSac partnered with Peanuts for a slew of new patterns to couple the adorable beagle's big screen release we just COULD NOT WAIT for a chance to check them out (and give them away to you!!!

As always, LeSportSac does not disappoint.  The creativity of pattern design, functional bag designs, and the high quality manufacture (not to mention the long life) of these bags is not to be paralleled!

The lines in these collections can be found here:

As always, we are ready to share the wealth so stay tuned to Picturing Disney for a sweet giveaway (or two)! 

Fall Fun from Disney Publishing!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

As soon as the Disney Publishing package arrived on my doorstep the kids of the house were raring to go reading the newest books Disney has in store! Slated for release this month and next there is a wide variety of fun new items for kids of all ages!

The tween in our house was thrilled to see a Liv & Maddie tie-in and my nieces were stoked about the new step into reading books.  The almost-7-year-old was just smitten with the new Frozen tales and these two bad boys have rarely made it to the bookshelf (the bed, the car, the floors, yes-- bookshelf not so much).

The Disney Junior books honestly had me a little smitten, I love this new watercolor art style and with new stories from everyone's favorite Pet Doc and young Princess these are SURE to please! The softcovers even came with great little freebies! The Doc McStuffins Pet Vet story came with stickers and Sofia the First's Let the Good Times Troll came with a DVD! I can honestly say these are just bonus in our house and we tend to do a lot more with just the books but its nice to know there are bonuses abound! (Nice Disney touches!)

By far the cutest (and my favorite) even though they were young for the kids in our house (10, 8, 6) we all looked through the new Frozen reindeer book and Figaro Touch & Feel. 

These are so adorable and clever.  I love the new Disney pets theme and we have a lot of princess pals so its nice to see an old furry friend making their way to Disney books and it looks like this is just the beginning with the "Disney Tails" emblem in the corner of "Figaro's Halloween Surprise". 

The great thing about the adorable "Reindeers" book is how creatively every character dons antlers as the book goes on! It was giggle-able and brought a smile to the kids of all ages here in my house!!

By far, however, my favorite of the pack was this last one which reminded me that Aladdin on blu ray is just around the corner! Although I know the story (and the words to every song) we still played this in the car on a road trip.  Thanks, Disney Publishing for reminding me I am always a child at heart!

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