Wednesday, December 28, 2016

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

Disney Baby has a bunch of adorable new books coming out.

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? 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

A Charlie Brown Christmas from LeSportSac

We LOVED this collaboration between LeSportSac and the Peanuts!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Winter Wish List Must Haves by Wonder Forge!

Wonder Forge has outdone themselves this holiday season! 


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 full of spirit!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

LeSportSac Moana Weekender Prize Pack!

LeSportSac has sent us this beautiful bag/cosmetic bag combo to share with YOU dear reader! 

I adore the new Moana collection. 
This weekender bag is just fantastic! I have multiple sizes in the weekender and I use them for everything from sleepovers for our children, to carry on luggage on planes. I have used my Monster's Inc one over and over and it remains in as good as new shape! 

The Giveaway:

In addition to the fabulous Moana weekender bag I am going to throw in a Pirates of the Caribbean Inspired Wish Bracelet from my Etsy shop and some surprise books from Disney Publishing!

The contest runs from 12/16/16 to 12/22/16  (U.S. only).
Use the rafflecopter links below! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fall into Reading this Autumn with Disney!

Disney has outdone itself with the amazing art and stories this season! 

Sunday, October 9, 2016

When Fairy Tales Come True: An Up-Themed Disney Engagement Party!

I am many things.  Three of those are: someone who life has broken in the past, a true believer in fairytales (and the heroines that rule them), and a cynical optimist (yes, you read that correctly, I both doubt it will come and believe in happy endings at the same exact time).

Friday, September 30, 2016

Miles from Tomorrowland Mission Rover Review

What's better than flying around in space?  Getting out of your ship and exploring extra-terrestrial terrains in your own Mission Rover!  Planning a trip to the Moon, Mars or Venus?  You will certainly need your own Mission Rover to work up samples in your mobile space lab.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Miles from Tomorrowland Stellosphere Review

Miles from Tomorrowland Stellosphere
I would imagine that living in space is tough.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Post Disney Trip Blues


We just recently arrived home from another action packed trip to Walt Disney World!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Never Lose the Spirit of Vacation with LeSportsac!

As summer comes to a close and a new season is slowly blowing in, I realized that I can still hold on to a bit of that tropical summer feeling with my LeSportsac Vacation Paradise Hobo Bag and Voyager Backpack.  

The Hobo Bag is small and great for managing everyday necessities while on the go. With its small size, I intentionally take less with me which gives me a light hearted feeling.

The Voyager Backpack is another great option for those on the go. I was able to pack shampoos, brush and hair spray while comfortably fitting a change of clothes and some shoes. I can't wait to use it when we go to Las Vegas in November. The Voyager Backpack is the perfect carry on bag to accompany me on the long 5-hour flight.

 LeSportsac bags are truly durable and will last you a long time.

Which leads me to the infamous LeSportSac backpack! They have sent us these for review before and after 3 years, multiple road trips, and first grade... my little one can still rock her original LeSportSac backpack! We brought one on her VERY FIRST trip to Disney World (she loves her adorable Spring Mickey Loves Minnie print).

These bags can take anything you throw at them (I can vouch for that, I'm rough with bags). Our now second grader takes her bag to school everyday.  She loves the Mickey shaped zipper pulls, and this style bag is great for younger grades.  It holds up, is water resistent, easily, cleaned and has multiple pockets.  We've packed it with books and supplies, sleepover essentials, and everything a 7 year old needs for her first plane trip!  At the end of the day, they pass the kid test, the time test, the weather test, and the over-stuffed test! Worth every penny!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Book Review for Tweens, by Tweens: Sara Shepard's The Amateurs

Book Review: The Amateurs by Sara Shephard

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Look for the Bare Necesseties with Harvey's Jungle Book

We love Harvey's here at Picturing Disney!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Coffee First with Joffrey's Coffee and Tea

We absolutely love working with Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Company, especially when they send us some yummy goodies to try. We've already gotten to read about some of their wonderful teas (click here to read more), so lets dive into some of their flavored coffee!!

Want to escape for a moment during breakfast to the tropical island of Hawaii? Well Joffrey's has created a morning blend so you can feel as though you are at the Disney Resort and Spa, Aulani. As Joffrey's would say, "Begin your mornings as they do at Aulani". Named after the resort, Aulani has a blend of the rich Kona coffee beans and tropical fruit flavors are definitely something that delight. The coffee has a distinct smooth, buttery taste that will compliment any yummy breakfast in bed (Mickey pancakes or waffles anyone?!). 

Trattoria al Forno
I have been trying to find the perfect coffee for those mornings where you need a small pick me up (Especially Mondays...Need I say more?) and I think I've found it in Joffrey's Trattoria al Forno. This flavor is reminiscent of the Italian restaurant at Walt Disney World's Board Walk Resort, sweet and simple. The Italian flavors experience will make your taste buds dance and sing. The sweet berry and milk chocolate aroma start your tasting experience at a high point. As you finish your cup, a citrus and dark berry flavor makes your smile spread further across your face. Who wouldn't want to start their morning on such a sweet note?!

Joffrey's definitely makes you feel as though you are back "Home", as you'll hear a lot of Disney enthusiasts will claim. Even when you can't get out to the Parks, Joffrey's is a great option to feel as though you are at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Click here to get your own bag of Joffrey's today!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

You're late for a very important date with Harveys!

You will fall head over heals down the rabbit hole for these new Harveys bags!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Something for Every Disney Fan from LoungeFly!

The last several years Disney has forged incredible partnerships with fabulous, creative designers and companies. The Disney collections from LoungeFly are the perfect example!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Elena of Avalor: Disney's First Hispanic Princess

Elena of Avalor: Disney's First Hispanic Princess

Elena of Avalor Costume
Retailer: Disney Store and
Price: $44.95

Elena of Avalor is the new, highly-anticipated animated series to come out of Disney Channel. The CG Animated styled series will explore and celebrate several aspects of Latin and Hispanic folklore and culture.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Enjoy Joffrey's Teas for some Disney magic at home!

I can say with sincere honesty that I did not know much about the Joffrey's company before seeing them pop up as a coffee producer in Disney Parks.  We immediately became vacation BFFs.

Without Joffrey's I wouldn't be able to make my way through 3am extra magic hours and then get up after a few hours to ensure a ride on Test Track at park opening.

At home however, I am not much of a coffee drinker. I am a tea girl!  While I am being honest here I should admit... I am a complete tea snob.  I love loose tea.  Tea sachets are so convenient and the taste is so much better than tea bags that I gladly pay the upcharge for the loose-tea-in-a-tea-bag flavor.

I tried Joffrey's Black Currant loose and Earl Grey sachets this weekend (Thanks to Joffrey's for sending them to us to sample!) The teas were sweet and smooth in all the right ways.  (similar to Harney & Sons)  I was more than pleased to find out that I can get these varieties right in Disney Springs on my next trip to Walt Disney World! I cannot wait to enjoy my favorite drink (iced chai) on my trip and grab some tea to bring home for future enjoyment.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A Magical Collaboration Featuring Disney and Coach

Two American Icons collaborating equals one amazing collection!

By now you have heard that for their 75th anniversary, Coach is debuting a Disney collection online and in stores on June 17th.

We could not wait until then so we ventured down to Coach’s store in the Soho neighborhood of New York City as soon as they debuted their inventory!

The collection is every Mickey fan's dream come true.  There a ton of pieces to choose from in varying price points.  If you are not ready to commit to the $795 bag (that I am lusting after but can’t buy) there are $25 key chains that are one cuter than the next.

The collection is as timeless as all the classic Coach bags we have all treasured over the past few decades. 

I have to give a special shout out the staff at the Soho store.  Everyone was knowledgeable and brought their fun loving Disney spirit!  Shopping there was truly a magical experience.  I felt like I was in Disney for the time we spent browsing.  The store was transformed into Mickey heaven for the launch!   Here are some shots of the magic!

Coach Soho really went all out to give shoppers a magical Disney experience.  If you find yourself in the New York City area over the next few weeks, put Coach Soho on your destination list.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Disney Store Summer Play Days Come Splashing In

If you're looking for something fun and entertaining for the kiddos, Disney Store Summer Play Days is returning with a splash. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

The Art of The Jungle Book Giveaway

If you are a fan of the latest The Jungle Book film, you are going to love  this giveaway!

But just in case, definitely check out our honest review on Disney's latest live action film here.

There was a lot of love and care placed into the live action adaption of Ruyard Kipling's The Jungle Book by Director Jon Favreau. Favreau's innovative new spin on the classic tale includes state-of-the-art CG and motion-capture technologies. Inspired by Disney's beloved animated movie, this adventure explores iconic characters such as Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, and Kaa, but also focus on the jungle itself. Amazingly, a lot of the beautifully designed elements and ideas used to help create the film are jam packed into one spectacular book, The Art of The Jungle Book.

This book takes an in-depth look at the making of the film. It showcases the dazzling concept art, behind-the-scenes photography, CG designs, and insightful interviews with the cast and crew. There are also full-color images and gorgeous spreads to illustrate the technological magic behind the art of the film. 

We are so excited that Insight Editions has offered a copy to one of our lucky readers. This stunning coffee-table book provides a fascinating look at how Director Jon Favreau and his team created the films striking visuals and provided an enthralling experience for fans of all ages. 

Click HERE to enter for your chance to win this fabulous book. 
 Good Luck!!

Check out our review of Disney's latest live action film here.