Thursday, June 1, 2017

Disney Movie Club FREE MOVIE offer!

As any Disney fanatic would, I obviously considered Disneyfying my home an essential part of the purchase of my new house! One of the things I waited to do until we were official was re-sign up for the Disney Movie Club, this is Disney's version of the Columbia House CD club that we all remember from the 80s and 90s. lol.

Basically you get 4 movies for $1, and commit to buying 4 more at MSRP over the next two years.  I did this full membership about a decade ago and found it worked out to be really cost effective.  You have a choice to accept or decline a title each month (accepting means they charge your card and ship it out).  If you choose blu-rays you are paying about $30 for 4 which = $120 at the end of commitment.  However you really got 8 movies so you are looking at $15 for each blu ray (most of which are combo packs).  If you choose wisely this could save you anywhere between $5-10 a movie.  If you are a Hayao Miyazaki fan it would be worth it for collecting Studio Ghibli alone!

Take into account a current Disney Visa Cardmember deal (although when I purchased it allowed me to use ANY credit card during sign up) and this deal is worth it for any fan! Head to the Disney Movie Club website and voila! (The link should give you the extra promo, but if it does not simply click up top to indicate you have a promo code.  Enter 42033 and suddenly the site will be transformed!) You will get 5 movies for $1 and only have to commit to buying 3! Now you are looking at $11.25 per movie if you combine your 5 initial plus the 3 from your commitment! Not even Amazon could beat that price!

But wait, there's more (LOL)!

You also get a free Olaf blanket! I was surprised by the quality, a thin fleece but still a nice addition to the throw blankets we keep in our living room! (Mine is pictured above!)

Obviously, all promos are subject to change and while there is no end date for this one, I am sure it won't be around for long.  ALWAYS remember that you should read all the fine print, be sure you understand what you are getting into when you make a club commitment, and consider the overall cost for your family.  There are small shipping charges and if you are not looking to build a library this may not be cost effective or helpful for you, and on the contrary may seem cumbersome and expensive.  It meets a need my family has, and I am excited to share even more Disney and Studio Ghibli with them! And I look forward to fulfilling my obligation with the great upcoming releases slated over the next few months!

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! :)

Friday, April 21, 2017

Beauty and the Beast Giveaway!

Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win a beautiful Beauty & the Beast prize pack that includes:

Check out our Beauty & the Beast Book and Product reviews for more info on these great items!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

We are "certain as the sun" that you will love these new Beauty & the Beast products!

A whole new world of Beauty & the Beast fans have emerged making older millenials like myself pleased as punch to see our favorite tale as old as time reinvented beautifully as a live action film for new audiences to adore. Emma Watson was a match made in fandom heaven for this role! Much like re-reading Narnia, this film resonated differently with me as an adult. I found myself more interested in the Beast character than Belle but nonetheless fell head over feet for this rendition of the story. 

The Disney Store and Disney Publishing have send us some amazing products to share (and stay tuned on Friday for a giveaway as well)!

And since a picture is worth a thousand words, lets start with this breathtaking journal! 

Retailing for $19.95 at the Disney Store, this is almost too beautiful to write in! And paired with this beautiful compact that will make you feel like you are looking into a magical mirror at the heroine of your own fairy tale, the exquisite attention to detail is just lovely! It retails for $16.95. 

On Friday we will be teaming up with our friends at Kid Congeniality and StepMusings to giveaway BOTH of these items as well as the new book release, Lost in a Book!

(You can check out my full Disney Publishing Beauty and the Beast round-up here!)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Stay Golden, Girls!

As many of you likely know, I love me some Dorothy, Blanche, Sophia, and Rose! I adore the way they have made a return back to pop culture (likely thanks to popular online streaming sites having the entire series ready at the touch of a remote)! 

I made these awesome candles, that are lightly scented with berry and coconut and made of clean-burning soy wax. I am really happy with the way my golden-inspired creations came out! Check them out in my etsy shop! They are housed in small (4 oz) mason jars that can be converted into salt, pepper, or any other spice, shakers. 

Recently, Disney Publishing sent me this amazing new coloring book of the lovely ladies themselves! I was so excited to add this to my ever growing, Golden collection! 

Next on the list: grabbing up some of the adorable Golden Girls pops!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dooney and Bourke Flower & Garden Festival Exclusive!

As lovers of all thinks Disney style and all things Epcot this new Dooney & Bourke pattern is a match made in collaboration heaven! This is a 2017 Flower & Garden Festival exclusive and the merchandise this year is really just extraordinary. Oh how I wish I could get down to Orlando before the end of may for a shopping (and eating) spree! I mean, seriously, just look at this pattern:

And this adorable satchel is perfect for park going! It is easily wiped clean grained leather, metal feet, embossed Dooney & Bourke logo plate, has an easy to add-on shoulder strap and lots and lots of interior room and pockets!

There is a zip pouch on one side, compartments for electronics across the way and a key clip!  The dimensions for this bag are 10'' H x 12'' W x 5'' D with a 5" handle drop for the two exterior handles.

Since this is a festival item, you can't order it online through Disney Store or the mobile Shop Disney Parks app, but you can locate it from within Epcot using the app.