Disney Bounding- Sadness

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Smile Pretties! It is Friday and I am feeling fabulous and wish you love and happiness for your weekend adventures!  If you are in the Orlando area you may want to find Adventure at Disney Springs for the Road to the Races tour where you can see Lightning McQueen and other Cars 3 stars.  This event is scheduled through Sunday.  Don’t worry if you are not able to attend you can still enjoy the event!!! I will go live on my Instagram this weekend while attending the event found on the Marketplace side.  If you are following me on Instagram  you will receive a notification when I go live and if you are not following me @forkandspoonley you really should hit that follow button.  I will try to do more live feeds from the parks and when we are out and about as much as I can.  If you would like more information about the Road to the Races tour you can find it here:  Cars3tour.  The tour is kicking off here in Orlando and making it’s way around the USA!

So, today I wanted to share with you a Disney Bounding look I put together for one of my favorite characters from Pixar’s movie INSIDE OUT.  There is just so much to love about her.   I just want to hug her and turn her blue into a new hue.  SADNESS!

So here I am with @JulietTheFirst as “Joy and Sadness” as we took over headquarters.  This was truly an emotional day.

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Disney Bounding is tons of fun and acquires a lot of attention from cast members, characters, and other guests.  Overall it adds to the magic of the day!  So to complete this look you will need a blue wig, large-black circle glasses, blue dress with Peter Pan collar, nude colored flats, and blue lace peek a boo socks.

You can find the wig and dress on Amazon.  To keep within the Disney Guidlines for dressing up in the park I chose to wear the dress vs the sweater and pants look that Sadness rocks so well.  Simply because the wig and glasses really made the look.

 

Do you Disney Bound?  Share your Dressed in Disney looks below!!!  I would love some new inspiration.  Also, if you would like to see me Disney Bound as a specific character around the parks post your suggestion in the comments.

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When you Wish Upon a Wire

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When you wish upon a wire
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires will come to you

Have you ever wished upon a star with all your might only for your dreams to come true?  How about wishing upon a wire?  As mystical as it may seem,  magical things are conjured when you Wish Upon a Wire.   Anything your heart desires: Dole Whips, Mickey balloons, or Cinderella’s Castle- that’s right your dreams of the perfect Minnie ears have finally come true!  Jen is the fantastical wizard behind the wire Minnie ears.  She intricately designs and creates customized wire Minnie ears even the Blue Fairy fawns over.

There is nothing this gal cannot do!  Even I tried to challenge Jen, but she is a true master of the art and the end result of my customized ears ruffled some feathers. Before I reveal the whimsical ears that were designed for me; I’d like to share the ordering process.

To start Jen asked me what theme I wanted.  There was no doubt in my mind, I needed Dole Whip ears!  So, I requested something with a Dole Whip on one side and anything magical on the other.  I was very vague,  simply because it was too hard to decide.  I just love everything Jen creates.  I feel like I need one of everything!  It all started with an idea that turned into a sketch and finished with a little touch of pixie dust!   Throughout the design process Jen would send me magic mail to my gmail inbox teasing my ever wishing heart with sneakie peeks.

The whole process was spellbounding.  I felt connected to Jen and the fabrication of my ears.  Ordering from Wish Upon a Wire is truly a unique experience I hope to endure again, and again in the future.  Everything right down to the delivery of the finished product is simply MAHVELOUS!  I was thrilled to receive my ears in tact and in perfect shape after shipping.  Jen packaged the ears in bubble wrap and tissue paper which protected the shape of the ears.  Wire ears are incredibly delicate making it it very easy for the ears to bend;  so packaging is extremely important!

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Jen’s design intermixed my love for Adventure, Dole Whips, and the Enchanted Tiki Room.  I just couldn’t wait to take my ears on their first adventure…and when I did cast members and park guests couldn’t help but ask where I got my ears from.  Wish Upon a Wire’s work is literally breathtaking.  I had one park guest chase me down Main Street USA to inquire the craftsmanship of the ears and she could hardly catch her breath.  The brightly colored flowers caught her eye, but when she saw the delicate wire work of Pierre and Collette she was amazed.

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And you can be too!  I have so many beautiful words for Jen and her wire talent.  She is just the sweetest and her ears will bring so much added magic to your Disney Day.  Check out Wish Upon a Wire on Instagram.  Don’t forget to give this shop a follow to stay updated on new designs and the official store opening!

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Forget the star, make your next Wish Upon a Wire

Art Walk Around the World Showcase- EPCOT

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Celebrate the arts during Epcot’s  Festival of the Arts taking place now through February 20th! Enjoy this cultural celebration with succulent dishes, masters of the arts, and family entertainment.  This is great fun for kids of all ages!  PhotoPass photographers can be found in select areas throughout the park.  Enjoy a palette of photo opportunites in which you can literally step into the canvas and become part of the masterpiece.  This was my favorite!

 

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Get as creative as you want as long as you are being respectful.  If you dare pose inappropriately PhotoPass will kindly refrain from taking your picture.  Unfortunately I witnessed a guest pose as  if she was picking the nose of the woman in the hat in Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s famous, idyllic luncheon.  The PhotoPass Photographer requested the guest to change her pose and when the guest refused PhotoPass put the camera down and the magic of Disney PhotoPass came to an end for that guest.  Common courtesy to the artist and the art goes a long way.

As you make your way through the World Showcase you may see artists painting, sketching, or making sidewalk chalk art.  An array of art sellers are also on display. It is truly an awe inspiring experience.

Of course you will see lots of walking art, in the form of Minnie ears!  My daughter and I expressively showed off our new ears…Snuggly Duffy and Pastel Bambi print ears from two enchanting ear boutiques on ETSY.

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The Duffy inspired ears are from Emily’s Enchanting Art and made with the softest bear fur fabric and stuffed with a polyester filling to give them shape and volume.   The ears are firm and adorned with a sailor striped bow and a hidden Mickey.  Cute ears without the headache…making them great to wear around the parks.  If you have thin hair you may want to bobby pin the ears in to avoid slipping and to secure them on faster moving attractions.  I absolutley love how cute and patriotic these ears are. Just like Mickey’s special teddy bear Duffy, these ears are sure to be a favorite!dscn9583

My daughter, Allison is seen wearing Bambi inspired ears from 3rd Star on the Right.  Shanna Johnston, ear designer for 3rd Star on the Right uses a unique sewing method when attaching all pieces of the ears together.  This leaves a cleaner, more polished look to the Minnie ears.  The bambi ears are made with a pastel colored fabric that highlight’s fan favorite’s: Bambi and Thumper and finished off with a centered turquoise bow.  You can also find Disney inspired journals in Shanna’s Etsy shop online.

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Of course the walking art doesn’t stop there…everyone knows Disney Tee’s are a great way to express yourself….and so we did.  Sporting Race Junkie’s  Castle “Home” hoodies  on a  frigid Florida winter day.  The material is soft to the touch and does not cling.  The fit is similiar to that of a tunic.  It is great to Disney Bound in and even better paired with a pair of joggers or a tutu for the perfect run attire.

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There is still time to experience the Festival of the Arts at Epcot.  This event ends on February 20th.  Family fun, culture, and inspiration for everyone!

Bows with a Flare are a Girl’s Best Friend

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Diamonds, pearls, no  BOWS are a girl’s best friend!  Bows are timeless adding elegance, beauty, and a touch of class to any outfit.  It’s no wonder why all my Disney friends are wearing them….BOWS I mean.  Snow White was the first Disney Princess to wear a bow.  She sweetly tied off her red headband with a simple red bow accenting her red lips.   Since then Wendy, Alice, Minnie, Cinderella, Marie, Belle, and Ariel have been seen wearing bows in their hair and on their fabulous dresses.  Everyone is wearing them!  So if you  haven’t picked up on this classic trend, you really should!   One of my favorite hair bow boutiques is Anna and Red.  This bow shop offers an array of bows inspired by some of my favorite Disney characters.  Ada Marie Foley, the designer and owner of Anna and Red Hair Boutique  adorns the bows with lots of sparkle and shine with a variety of embellishments reflecting the essence of the character.

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Such Poor Unfortunate Souls! Bring out your inner villain with this Sea Witch Ursula inspired bow!

Bow is approximately 3 1/2-4 inches long with varying black and purple ribbons with a gold, glittering sea shell in the center! Bow comes on an alligator clip.

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Embark on an epic adventure across the ocean with a bow inspired by Moana from the movie Moana. Disney’s newest princess!

Bow is approximately 3 1/2-4 inches long with varying tan and coral ribbons with a pretty pink flower in the center!

Bow comes on an alligator clip.

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Fly off on a Magic Carpet with this Arabian Princess Jasmine inspired boutique bow.

Bow is approximately 3 1/2-4 inches long with varying teal and gold ribbons with a beautiful teal gemstone in the center!

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Dance once upon a dream with this beautiful Sleeping Beauty inspired bow!

Bow is approximately 3 1/2-4 inches long with varying pink and gold ribbons with her signature briar rose in the center!

Anna and Red’s fanciful hair bows are stunning and eloquently designed.  A perfectly princess accesorry that will transform your hair into a walking masterpiece. Magical and extremely fun to wear, Anna and Red’s hair bows eaily match up with anything!  Pefectly pair them with jeans and a tee, a fancy dress, or a set of wishy washy tentacles.  No matter what you choose to wear the BOW will  complete the look.

Stop by Anna and Red Hair Boutique to start a fantabulous collection of hair bows inspired by your Disney Favorites.  At just $5 for all this cuteness, you can’t go wrong!  And to help you get started Anna and Red is offering a special discount to my readers.  Use coupon code CUTECOUNTRYCHICKHH at checkout to save $5 off an order of $15 or more.  This coupon code will expire February 28, 2016.

 

I’m Seeing Spots! It’s Rock the Dots Day 2017…

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January 22nd was National Polka Dots Day!  Who better to celebrate the occasion with than the Polka Dot Queen herself, Minnie Mouse! In honor of her iconic style Disney Springs hosted a Rock the Dots party with music, buttons, and lots of dots! Special guest of honor, Minnie Mouse dressed in her best; changing her dress every 30 minutes!  Oh my Disney, does that girl know how to rock the dots!  I am honored too have attended the fantabulous event with Duffy’s Doodles and Juliet the First…oh and of course my adorable son, who rocked his Mickey dots!

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MINNIE MOUSE!!!!  I just adore this dress!

Rockin the dots with the ever so delightful Juliet the First!

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The”Mouse Crew”

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This was the best event of the year and I am so blessed to have shared it with the sweetest of the sweet!

 

 

Cold Disney Day in FLORIDA

What do you do when the kid races get cancelled due to a Florida winter storm?  Why, go to Magic Kingdom of course!  Thunder Mountain was still rolling so we did too.  I excitedly proclaim that we survived the cold in the most magical place on earth.  Much like Queen Elsa,  the cold never bothered me anyway!!!  With a few warm hugs and some pixie dust we were melting down Main Street USA.  I in my adorable Dole Whip hat by Talula Crafts and my kiddos bundled up for the bitter cold we were off for a fantastical adventure, but only after capturing some fun memories in front of Cinderella’s Castle.

Needless to say we were whipping it through Magic Kingdom on one of the coldest winter days in Florida for 2017.  As the day went on it got colder and the magic got warmer.   This is the best time to play in the parks.  There is an extreme decline in visitors; no hustle and bustle like the holiday’s, which means you almost walk right on to the attractions of your choice.  This is truly the best time of year to  visit Walt Disney World.  Now lets get back to my adorable knit Dole Whip beanie that kept my pretty little noggin nice and toasty in the freezing 38 degree Florida Sunshine.  You can find the delectable knit hat on Etsy from Talula Crafts.  Topped with a cherry Talula’s handcrafted knit hat is every Dole Whip Lover’s Dream.  You may also enjoy hand knitted blankets, scarves, gloves, and crochet dolls handcrafted by Jennie Kay from the heart of Westminster, Colorado the owner of Talula Crafts.  This has got to be the sweetest hat yet the coolest hat I have ever worn in winter and it sure does get a lot of attention.

The Citizens of Main Street stopped me in the center of a large crowd to ask me about my Dole Whip Hat and the Dapper Dan’s played me a special tune.  These guys are amazing and like my friend the Yellow Dapper Dan exclaimed…”It is never too cold for a Dole Whip!  Just take it in and eat it!”  Cheers to you and all my Dole Whip fans.  Disney Bounding in the cold is my new favorite thing to do.  Stay warm Florida friends.  We have 4 more cold days ahead of us.  Brrrr….these Florida winters are turning me into my favorite snowlove OLAF!  Guess I’ll just have to “LET IT GO!”

Shiny Sky Rainbows

Elevate your Disney style with fanciful hair bows and headbands by Shiny Sky Rainbows that will show off what you love most about DISNEY!  Bows that are so sparkly you are bound to stand out from the crowd.  Shiny Sky Rainbows hair bows will transform a blah day to the most magical day ever!  Check out my favorite bows from this quaint shop I found on Etsy!dole2

This darling Dole Whip inspired bow is incredibly delectable and the perfect bow for any Dole Whip fanatic like me.  With just the perfect touch of shimmer and shine the pineapple shaped barrette is topped off with a sparkly, yellow hibiscus flower.   Pair it with the sweetest soft serve Disney treat and you will feel like a Pineapple Princess!

 

lolli2Satisfy your sweet tooth with a swirl lollipop hair bow.  Inspired by Main Street USA’s Confectionery; one of my favorite shops to roam through!  The sweet smells of candy and all things sugary bring back childhood memories  from some of my first visits to the Magic Kingdom. The multicolored bow is brightly vibrant and a perfect replica to the famous Mickey Swirl Lollipop’s.

 

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Channel your inner mermaid with this Ariel inspired hair bow.  Shaped like a starfish, this Ariel flower bow is made of soft grosgrain ribbon and embellished with a gold starfish center.  Life is the bubbles under the sea!  Perfect for your little Disney Princess!

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Yeehawww!  This rootin tootin Jessie insprired headband will intrigue you to yodel your heart out!  Made with a thin, light headband and topped off with a miniature cowgirl hat just like Jessie’s!  You will be an honorary roundup member as you roll and ride through Frontierland.  Look how darling it is matched up with this Jessie inspired dress by One Two Three Shop!  

 

All bows are customized to your desired clip (alligator clip or french barrette) and can be made into a headband!  Let your imagination be your guide and dress your best Disney Style with Shiny Sky Rainbows.