Friday, September 22, 2017

Power Up Your Next Vacation with NintendoxLeSportSac!!!

LeSportSac has done it again! 
Here are Picturing Disney we just LOVE the collaborations that we see coming out of LeSportSac over the years! We have featured their Disney collections, as well as their pairings with Mr. Men and Peanuts. And as a girl who still has her original NES hooked up in her living room (and still can't beat World 8 on Super Mario Bros 3) this pulled at all of my heart strings! 

Nintendo x LeSportSac features two distinct lines: Power Up Burst and Mario Travel (and also some adorable Gamer Accessories).

We got to check out two awesome products from this collab for review. 
LeSportSac Weekenders are our FAVORITE travel bags! They are perfect for someone who packs light and wants an easy-to-slide-under-the-seat-in-front-of-you carry-on bag or a great sleepover pack! And the material is easy to clean and lightly waterproof! 

We also got, to my daughters complete and udder joy (as her initials are SMB) the Essential Backpack in Mario Travel

As always, the theme is tried and true and the smallest details make our hearts flutter, like the coin zipper pulls! These are my favorite backpacks of all time. And while they are pricey, so are any of the best quality bags and while those boast lifetime guarantees, we've never had a LSS backpack break in the last 6 years of use! 

We, of course, can never ever enjoy beautiful items sent for review without getting some giveaway items as well! We are teaming up with two of our favorite accounts, LeSportSac, and Disney publishing for a Spooktacular Giveaway on Instagram featuring these two beauties:
The Piranha Plant Pouch and Square Cosmetic are amazing quality (and worth a combined $60) in a giveaway with another $40 worth of great storybooks coming your way soon!


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Windy City Magic is the perfect read this Summerfall!

Oh I am sorry, you aren't acquainted with the term Summerfall? Well let me explain. My sister and I invented this word for that time of year where you and mother nature are in denial that summer is ending. The sun still sets around 8, there are days where shorts are needed, you still order sangria and margaritas out at dinner, the crickets chirp, tomatoes still grow, and most importantly... you can allow yourself to be in total denial that its time to go back to school! Why? Because Summerfall is all about the sunshine. 

Just like we all love experiencing the great summer reads each time school lets out, Summerfall lends itself to fun, romantic, reading with characters we can connect to and just enough whimsy that we can wish we lived in that world. "The Best Kind of Magic" delivers just that feeling! And being the first book in a series, we can't wait to get our hands on the rest of the Windy City Magic series! So grab a bath bomb, pull your hair back, swipe on a clay mask, put some soft folksy music on, and relax with this wonder! And you might as well crack the window so you can feel the slightly cool breeze and smell the sweet scent of grass, just like Summerfall beckons.

Monday, August 28, 2017

#BrewYourHappyPlace with Trader Sam's!

This September is the perfect time to check out Trader Sam's Coffee Company! The folks at Trader Sam's sent us some delicious coffee and an awesome mug to help commemorate their upcoming 3 year anniversary! Inspired by your (and my) favorite rides and attractions at Disney Parks, these unique and delicious blends are sure to excite all palates! We were lucky enough to try Ghoulish Delight, Roundup Roast, Skipper's Brew Jungle Banana Pie, and EnchantedTiki Coconut (with distinct Haunted Mansion, Toy Story, Jungle Cruise, and Enchanted Tiki Room theming respectively) and they were as magical as they sound!

The Skipper's Brew is by far a personal favorite with Tiki Coconut a close second. Here at Picturing Disney we love exploring our favorite place and bring the happiness of family vacations, magical memories, and loving laughs that we have on adventures into our homes. Trader Sam's fits the bill here. We love their story, the way they have donated some of their profits to help rescue dogs, even the way their coffee showcases artists. While they are not affiliated with Disney, they have really hit a heartstring with us and we hope you check them out and share our love of this great brew! 

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cars 3: Driven to Win Review!

Thanks to our great friends at Disney we were able to test drive the newest cars game and we just adore it! Our family had a great time playing, it was a "Disney version of Mario Kart" according to our son and everyone in our family enjoyed the game. (We have kids ranging from 8-13.) Although we played on Xbox One the game is available across all platforms and is sure to keep away those end-of-summer blues!

From the publisher:
Cars 3: Driven to Win picks up after the final big race in the upcoming Cars 3, and offers an all-new high-speed competition that is filled with both familiar and new faces.  Players will be able to take the driver’s seat and set out in action-packed adventures as they join Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez in preparation to take on rival racer Jackson Storm.  With over 20 customizable playable characters to choose from, including popular heroes from the Cars franchise and next generation racers, and more than 20 unique tracks across 13 iconic race environments from the film, Cars 3: Driven to Win allows players to customize their racing adventure and discover a variety of possible experiences through its replayability.