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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy New Year of Great Books to Read from Disney Publishing!

Disney has a bunch of great new books coming out from Disney Baby!  
This adorable book and card set is a unique take on a baby book! The book is meant for babies and in the box comes cards for you to record all your babies "firsts!"



 What better way to for big sister to cash in some gift cards than a great Descendants novelization of Return to the Isle of the Lost! The cover art is just beautiful on this book!


I am psyched about Disney's inspirational coloring and doodling books! 
The Art of Coloring series is FANTASTIC and the Disney Animals book is just beautiful!


As is this creative and adorable Marvel Doodle Book



To round out our list, The Happiest Book Ever, is a classic in the tradition of The Book with No Pictures. I don't want to give it away just say that this IS the happiest book ever and you will NOT be disappointed! Also, get ready to invite a realistic frog and a cartoon dancing cake into your family! 


Monday, December 26, 2016

Disney Scrapbooking Guide!

Disney Scrapbooking is a ton of fun!



Want a printable, full color, photo-filled PDF version of this guide? Head over here!
  


Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Charlie Brown Christmas from LeSportSac



Just as you all did, here at Picturing Disney we collectively LOVED the collaboration between LeSportSac and the Peanuts! And now they are back with new great patterns and awesome unique designs! These would make a great last minute gift for someone you love (even if that someone you feel like shopping for is YOU)! Here is a multi-bag review of the great bags in the new Peanuts Collection!


As you all know, I love me a tote (I think this statement can be made for any mother or teacher) especially when its a zipper top. But with zipper pulls like this... I mean #Icanteven! I use a LeSportSac Hailey tote for work daily and bring all my books that I had intended to grade back and forth to work. Our reviewer of this bag was stoked as a retiree who was looking for something durable, water resistant and with a zip top (again, those zipper pulls though) so she could carry her crochet products back and forth when she was on the go!
"I have loved the Peanuts gang since I was a little girl and honestly I have always loved everything I have ever gotten from LeSportSac. The fabric washes easy and holds its color. You would not believe how hard it can be to find a decent sized zipper tote that I can count on!"

New for me to check out are these great Essential Wristlets!
 

 Our reviewers had this to say:
"I have been looking for a great grab a go bag, when I can't tote my purse around with a diaper bag as well.  Carrying both is too much but if I keep my wallet in here I can quickly grab it and throw my phone and keys in it if I have to run out for formula or diapers!"
"Sometimes I don't want to carry a big bag but I need more than just my wallet. It's great for shopping or running errands! And I have already gotten so many compliments on it! "

Snoopy in the Stars
Snoopy Stargazer

























And finally, this amazing design on the small cosmetic bag.  
Our reviewer, a college student who needed something she could keep both makeup, essentials, and even pens & pencils in. "The best part about this bag, and all the cosmetic bags I have actually ever seen from this company is the 3-sided zipper. Being able to unzip around the bag on three sides makes it easy to find what I am looking for and I never have those awkward moments where I drop something that was meant to stay in my bag and unseen!"

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Winter Wish List Must Haves by Wonder Forge!


 

Wonder Forge has outdone themselves this holiday season! My 12, 10, and 8 year olds helped us review these new games! I will start at their very favorite! "Where's Olaf?" This is meant for children far younger than mine but they really got into it! Its basically a simple board-game version of the hot/cold game that comes with pre-carded questions. So someone hides Olaf and then the other player(s) have to look around for him based on the questions they pull up and the hiders answers. Our Olaf may just end up hanging with Sazwop, our Elf on the Shelf! ;)



Although we really loved The Good Dinosaur game that seemed similar to this last year, Boulder Burst was a little young for my brood! They played without a complaint but this is much better suited for the range of Pre-K to around 1st grade I think. Our 2nd grader enjoyed it most but I think it carried greater appeal for those who watch The Lion Guard!


We love Eye Found It! And the Star Wars version did NOT disappoint! The only drawback to this game being the Star Wars version was that our 10 year old fanatic could sweep the board because he already knew which planets he could likely find someone. For example, his sister chose Jakku for the first planet to search for Princess Leia but he went right for Endor following by Hoth and spotted her twice. 


We haven't had a chance to play the Marvel Hero Training Game, I Can Do That because it was clearly pegged for the age group Boulder Burst was. Based on the adorable tools, unique gameplay, and Wonder Forge's reputation for games filled with family fun-- we know our cousins are going to love playing this when we see them over the holidays!


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Welcome Moana to your Disney family this holiday season!


I loved the feeling I had when I left the theater after seeing Moana!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

LeSportSac Moana Collection!


The LeSportSac Moana Collection is spunky and spiritful!


Sunday, December 11, 2016

LeSportSac Moana Weekender Prize Pack!


Here at Picturing Disney, we have had a longstanding relationship with LeSportSac, although we are always open about our partners sending us samples they go above and beyond sending us items to share with YOU! And this is one beautiful bag and comes with a flat cosmetic bag!



I adore the new Moana collection (and you will hear all about my love for the new LeSportSac lines this week)! This bag is just fantastic! I have multiple sizes in the weekender and love this for one has no bounds! I use it for sleepovers for our children, to stow under our seats as my personal item on planes, to carry books around when I attend workshops and conferences for school, and of course as an oversized satchel for my NYCC haul each year! I have used my Monster's Inc one over and over in the last few years and it remains in as good as new shape! 

On top of the fabulous bag, I am going to throw in a Pirates of the Caribbean Inspired Wish Bracelet from my Etsy shop and some surprise books from one of our recent shipments from Disney Publishing for this prize pack! 



The contest will run from 12/16 to 12/22 and you can use the rafflecopter links below! 
 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Free Printable Disney World Photo Scavenger Hunt!!



As always, I like to give credit where credit is due, when I first started searching the internet to see if someone else had developed this sort of list I stumbled on a few more generic "pictures everyone should take on the their Disney trips" lists and even a few printables.  





The one over on Travel Hyper linked to some free pattern pieces on the blog Sprik Space which I used for the adorable chevron backgrounds.  And I found the fonts, as always on the free font site Da Font.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall into Reading this Autumn with Disney!


Disney has really outdone itself with the amazing art and stories this season! We are totally loving the new empowering Disney Princess campaign we are seeing all over and the new book releases focus on just that: brave, strong, fierce heroines teaching girls to overcome challenges, never stop loving, and to always be brave and kind! 

My favorite this season is Moana! Find her featured in one of the new and amazing Art of Disney Coloring Books! This one features sea life, polynesian style art, and of course all the great characters from this upcoming release! 
My idea of a great night in!
She is also featured in the fabulous novelized version of her feature story that focus on her bravery during her adventures! It is a beautiful hardcover that is canvased with nice printing and great design.

Moana isn't the only new princess on the scene this season! Elena of Avalor is on fire! Her show is one of the only both our 7 and 12 year old BOTH get excited for and she is here for some great fun! 
Featured here is the Elena of Avalor Christmas Book Feliz Navidad: A Royal Christmas and a lift the flap book called A Palace Fit for a Princess both of these are great finds this season (and any) I love the art style of the books.  We've previously reviewed Sofia the First books similar to the Christmas one, the art is sketchy and bright, and the hardcover is bound with fabric.  These really make swell gifts! And the lift-a-flap book will surely occupy any Elena fan as both my girls had fun checking it out!




A review of Disney Publishing releases features brave, strong female characters could not be complete with the new quintessential classic, Frozen! Disney and paper artist Matthew Reinhart have really outdone themselves with this AMAZING pop-up book! Every page opens up into a beautiful world and almost every page features pull tabs to transform part of that world along with the story itself.  Art and Disney at it's very best. 
The attention to detail is incredible!


Also being released this season is the original Disney girl, the one and only Minnie Mouse.  This compilation art book titled The Art of Minnie Mouse features some of my favorite current artists and I've snapped a few sample pics.  Any Minnie Mouse or Disney Parks fan in your life will love this awesome coffee table book and your imagination will soar as you page through it! 

I think this is my very favorite in the entire book!