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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Once Upon a Holiday Snow White Breakfast at Saks Fifth Avenue


Last weekend, we had the pleasure of attending Disney and Saks Fifth Avenue's 

Once upon a holiday breakfast.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Trollhunters Giveaway

Attention Trollhunters fans:

Are you a Trollhunters fan or a Funko Collector? Then this giveaway is right up your alley! 
Our friends over at Life with Heidi have teamed up with Dream Works Animation to bring you this huge Trollhunters Giveaway.  

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jackets warm enough for Hoth

To celebrate The Last Jedi, Columbia Sportswear & Star Wars are launching a new collection of jackets!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Magical Disney Bracelets by Keep Collective


KEEP Collective has introduced new Disney charms and wrap bracelets just in time for the holidays!

Disney Leather Band

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Little Mystery Micro Collectibles: Disney Animator's Newest Collection!




Have you seen the adorable new 
Animators' Little Mystery Micro Collectibles? 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Pride, Gratitude, Joy and a Giveaway

Thanksgiving has me thinking about pride, gratitude and joy.



Sunday, November 19, 2017

Baymax Returns


Big Hero 6 Baymax Returns New Series Event Monday, November 20 on Disney XD!

Photo Courtesy Disney XD



Big Hero 6 The Series based on the 2014 movie (yay!), will premiere Monday, Nov. 20 (8/7c) with Baymax Returns, a one-hour TV movie airing simultaneously on Disney Channel and Disney XD.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Disney DIY: Easy Pluto Butternut Squash Centerpiece




Easy Pluto Butternut Squash Centerpiece




Hiegh Ho, heigh ho...its off to Central Park we go!

Looks like there were some magical antics in

Central Park on Friday!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Dream Big Princess!

Disney’s Empowering Dream Big Princess Photography Campaign to Be Exhibited at United Nations in NYC!

#DREAMBIGPRINCESS

Photos Courtesy of Disney

Friday, November 10, 2017

A Conversation With Mufasa: Alton Fitzgerald White discusses his new book "My Pride- Mastering LIfe's Daily Performance"

Life hands you gifts all the time. Sometimes you run with them.  Other times you are so busy or out of tune with yourself that these little gems go unnoticed.


My Pride: Mastering Life's Daily Performance by Alton Fitzgerald White is one of those gifts. Everyone should read this book. Anyone who has ever dreamt of their possibilities or doubted their abilities could benefit from Alton's experience.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Staying Warm this Fall with Thor!


THOR




Are you ready to see Thor: Ragnarok?


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

DIY Disney Autumn Wreath


I have been having major withdrawals since my last trip to Disney. It doesn’t help that I am constantly seeing pictures on social media of all the Disney Parks' beautiful fall decorations. 
What is a girl to do? 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Disney Foodie Recipe: Roaring Forks S'mores Cupcake Hack!


Disney Treats:

Roaring Forks S'mores Cupcakes




Craving a sweet Disney treat but can't get to the parks?  
How about making a quick version at home?

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Disney Emoji Blitz

Attention Disney Emoji Blitz lovers:



Saturday, October 21, 2017

A most magical Minnie Mouse painting party



We went to the most magical birthday party ever.  It was a "Minnie Paints the Dots" party hosted by TaraMarie at Growing Up Main Street for her daughter CJ's third birthday.

Monday, October 16, 2017

It's incredible to be here!

I've been procrastinating about writing this post for two weeks. I simply could not sit down and put into words how excited I am to be taking over Picturing Disney!


Monday, September 25, 2017

The Only Way To Say Goodbye

The First Picture Ever Posted on Picturing Disney: 11/20/11

I founded Picturing Disney almost 7 years ago.
We started out as a small little photo blog devoted to pictures I had taken in the parks over the years.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Power Up Your Next Vacation with NintendoxLeSportSac!!!


LeSportSac has done it again! 

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.

Monday, August 28, 2017

#BrewYourHappyPlace with Trader Sam's!

 
It is always a perfect time to check out Trader Sam's Coffee Company

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Cars 3: Driven to Win Review!


Thanks to our friends at Disney
we were able to test drive the newest Cars game!

Food & Wine Festival Hawaiian Kalua Pork Sliders Recipe!

Epcot Food & Wine Festival Hawaii Booth Kalua Pork Sliders with Pineapple Chutney & Spicy Mayo on Brioche Buns




These are so easy to make at home and incredibly delicious! 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Muppet Rainbow Connection Cupcakes!

It's time to play the music
It's time to light the lights
It's time to make the Muppets cupcakes...

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Starring Rolls Butterfinger Cupcake Recipe

RIP Starring Roles Cafe! 

The legend of their Butterfinger Cupcakes lives on!


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

New MXYZ from Disney Store!


Disney Store sent us some adorable new items from the MXYZ collection! The adorable Stitch, Minnie & Mickey, and Alice merch is fun and functional!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Finding Nemo Squirt Cupcake Recipe!


How cute are these Finding Nemo Squirt Cupcakes?  Want to make your own?

Thursday, July 20, 2017

1900 Park Fare Strawberry Soup Recipe!


The Strawberry Soup at 1900 Park Fare is divine.  Want to make your own at home?

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Adult Butterbeer Recipe!


Want to make your very own adult Butterbeer?  By adult I do mean alcoholic! 
Read on for a super easy, at home recipe!

Friday, July 7, 2017

Picturing Disney Summer Book List!


Disney Publishing Worldwide and Hyperion have always sent us the most amazing books for review and giveaway! We have a huge stack we are working on at our house! Keep up to date with our weekly updates on the Instagram account (we usually share to Facebook as well so make sure you follow us everywhere)!

Here's our early summer favorites for the whole family!

For the littlest littles:
Dream by Matthew Cordell
 As you might remember from our Book Review of Wish, we LOVE Matthew Cordell! Be prepared for this to be a favorite to read to the babies in your life, whether that is your own children, siblings, nieces, nephews, or that you might even want to grab a copy to give to your big kids becaust it is SO beautiful!

Next up, we have Night Night, Groot by Brenden Deneen.

As huge Guardians fans in our house, we all love this but its perfect fun for your smallest baby groot fans! I think younger elementary grades would love it most- Kindergarteners to 2nd graders would likely be most entertained.

And our 8 year old (3rd grader)'s pick for the best summer book: Star and Marco's Guide to Mastering Every Dimension

If you have never seen Star vs. the Forces of Evil, it is a true Disney gem and you should enjoy it with your kids when you have some down time on rainy days. This book would would be great for any kid who loves the show and I think the best target audience is somewhere around 8-10 years old!


And the cover picture for this article is featuring my very favorite book of the summer so far:

Wildman by J.C. Geiger
This young adult novel is a beauty! I read it in a day, the words flowed together as the perfect coming of age summer story. It is everything I love about summer reading: a great setting, real characters I can relate to and watch evolve, and of course a little bit of love! This might be classified as YA but I recommend to teens and adults alike! 
And finally, for all those lovely ladies looking for a little guided path to self discovery, check out Choose to Matter by Julie Foudy. This one is especially great for a plane ride or beach grab. Its easy to work through and gets your thinking hard about changing your habits and being the best you that you can be! We have actually used some of her "team" exercises with our family and they worked wonderfully! 



Happy Summer!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Boardwalk Bakery Crumbcakes Recipe!

Boardwalk Bakery Chocolate Chip Crumbcakes

One of my favorite hobbies besides going to Disney Parks and photography is baking! I just love to bake!  My Disney recipes have been previously featured on Chip and Company and Mouze Kateerz.  I wanted to put all of my Disney kitchen adventures in one place so it would be easy for all my readers to find the recipes they would like to recreate! I thought creating a column here on Picturing Disney would make it nice and easy for you to access all of the recipes in one spot and I could add some commentary to the previously posted articles.  

Without and further rambling my first recipe is from the Boardwalk Bakery!

When I stayed at the Boardwalk Inn for the first time in 2008 I picked up one of the official Walt Disney World cookbooks just so I could make the delicious Crumbcakes! 

With some advice from the chef over on the Disney Food Blog I decided to make these as cupcakes and they have been such a big hit the last few years I have probably made them 2 dozen times! Below is the adjusted recipe from the cookbook (if you find this recipe elsewhere omit the lemon extract because it really messes with the taste and I had to completely throw out my first attempt at these because of it)!

These are really easy and made completely from scratch.  Even if you are a novice baker you can pull these off and they are so rich that people are sure to love them! 



Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp cake flour

1 cup cornstarch

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 cups sugar

2 1/2 sticks of butter (softened)

1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract

4 large eggs

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
 
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350F
2.  In a medium bowl combine: 1 cup plus 2 tbsp of the cake flour with cornstarch and baking powder
3.  Using an electric mixer, beat 1 cup sugar, 1 cup plus 2 tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp vanilla together in a medium bowl until light and creamy.  
4.  Then add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one.  Before last egg add 2-3 tbsp of flour mixture. Beat until creamy once again.
5.  Fold in remaining flour mixture with spatula. 
6.  Stir in chocolate chips!*
7.  In a small bowl (or in your now empty medium bowl that used to hold the flour mixture like I did), mix together remaining 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tbsp butter, and 3/4 tsp vanilla and 1/2 cup flour with a fork.  This should be crumbly. (Note: I had to make double of this to be happy with the amount of crumbs on my crumbcupcakes!)
8.  Spray cupcake pan or add liners.  Then fill the cupcake pan with batter.  (I filled to 3/4 and ended up with 18 cupcakes.)  Sprinkle crumb mixture generously over top of cupcakes.
9.  Bake 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean (edges are lightly browned)
*I bought a package of the chocolate & peanut chips mix when I made these once and didn't realize until I was baking.  This variation tasted amazing so if you are a PB fan def give it a try!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

LeFou's Brew New Fantasyland Recipe!

You can't visit Fantasyland without getting a Le Fou's Brew.  Now you can make one at home!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Ohana's Famous Dinner Bread Recipe


Ohana means family and your family will not leave one of these rolls behind on their dinner plates!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Disney Movie Club FREE MOVIE offer!

Disneyfying my home was one of the things I was looking forward to after purchasing my new house! 

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!



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 an adorable page out of a children's book.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Mousekeeping & Tip Envelopes


My favorite Disney DIY creations ever are my mousekeeping tip envelopes! 

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 including:

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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

We are pleased as punch to see our favorite tale reinvented beautifully as a live action film for new audiences to adore. 

A whole new world of Beauty & the Beast fans have emerged! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Dooney and Bourke Flower & Garden Festival Exclusive!


This new Dooney & Bourke pattern is a match made in collaboration heaven!

Monday, March 20, 2017

5 tips to Touring the Parks from Rope Drop to Fireworks like a pro!





5 tips to "Rope Drop to Fireworks" like a pro!

Friday, March 17, 2017

To Anyone Who Ever Stopped Believing in Happily Ever After


To Anyone Who Ever Stopped Believing in Happily Ever After