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!

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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.

 

Looking Chic on the Savanna

 

According to Vogue magazine, animal print is a powerful fashion trend this winter. Leopard, Cheetah, Zebra, Tiger, Spotted Hyena, Striped Hyena, African Wild Dog, Giraffe, and Monkey are fashion’s greatest inspiration this season.  As a Disney fanatic I couldn’t possibly think of any better way to show off the hottest fashion trend but with a magical pair of Animal Print Minnie Ears!!!

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Earmagination Ears designed me a pair of leopard inspired Minnie ears that are perfectly lush!  Embellished with a sparkly brown bow and kissed by a string of faux pearls these ears will bring out the inner wild in you.  With great attention to detail, Earmagination Ears tickles your fancy  with a hidden Mickey, designed with three faux pearls.  You will shimmer and shine in these ears!  Imagination is the only limit when creating enchanted Minnie ears.  Using sequins, bows, flowers, and seasonal embellishments Earmagination Ears can customize any design scheme.  Let your imagination be your inspiration!

Cast members and other Disney guests will be left gawking at your unique ears and left wondering, where they can get a pair for themselves.  To view more ears designed by Earmagination Ears check out their Instagram Page or Etsy shop!

 

Minnie Style is a Forever Craze

Carry it all in Minnie Style with an adorable Minnie Ear Backpack from Hash Tag Baby Swag.  Minnie ear accessories are a forever craze for all Disnerd’s and will never go out of style.   Due to the overwhelming popularity designers are finding new ways to incorporate mouse ears in every day accessories.

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Hash Tag Baby Swag is ahead of the demand and now offers Minnie ear purses and backpacks that are perfect for everyday wear.  Bags are petite in size and made of 100% Vegan leather.  Don’t let the size fool ya, they are perfect for carrying all your personals.   Toss your Disney essentials in the bag and head out for a most magical day without the bulk of a standard size backpack.

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Mini Minnie ear backpacks are available for children and are quite comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.   My daughter was quite pleased by how gently the mini bag rested on her back.  “It is so light, I forgot I had it on.”  Thanks to Hash Tag Baby Swag, I can now say goodbye to the bulk and hello to style!

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Get your hands on all this cuteness and complete your Disney look for a most fantastical Disney bounding day.