Give the Gift of Light

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Give the gift of light and magic this Christmas with Disney inspired lantern’s from Darlene’s Treasure Shop.  These adorable table top lanterns provide a soft magical glow that will bring shimmery hope and peace to any room.  Hang them on the Christmas tree for an extra festive touch.  The traditional gold lantern is adorned on all six sides with the silouhette of a Disney character and selected Disney scenes from Pixar, Marvel, Disney Cruise Line, Star Wars, or Disney Princess.   Have another Disney theme in mind?  Darlene would be be thrilled to bring light to your inspriation.  I absolutley adore the storyline of the Snow White inspired lantern.  It is embellished with images from key points of this fan favorite animation.

 

The lantern’s measure approximately 2.25″ D x 4.5″ H and come equipped with a hang tag and a replaceable battery.  Illuminate and brighten the image with the simple slide switch found on the bottom of the plastic lantern.  Darlene’s Treasure Shop is still  taking orders for Christmas.  

Place your order by December 18, 2016 for guaranteed Christmas delivery.  

May the light of the season shine bright all year round!

Deck the Halls with Disney Christmas Tee’s

Deck the Halls with the cutest Disney Christmas tee’s this season!  Mouse Apparel is home to the merriest Christmas designs you have ever seen on cotton.  With shirts available for the entire family you just can’t go wrong.  The style and fit of the raglan tee’s are loose fitting providing an extreme amount of comfort. joyful Pair Mouse Apparel with jeans, shorts, skirts, jammie bottoms, leggings…or whatever your pleasure!  You will be glad you did!

It is the happiest time of the year, so spread words of cheer in and outside the parks while looking super festive in the colors of Christmas!

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Customize your tee with red or green sleeves!  Can’t decide get one of each!!!  You really can’t go wrong.  Using bold colors, festive fonts, and HIDDEN MICKEY’s these tee’s will make the season the merriest, happiest, jolliest Christmas ever!

Get Mouse Apparel now!  Follow this jolly shop on Instagram  to keep up with the latest styles!

 

 

Bring Home the Magic!

Ever go home after a week long trip to Disney and wish you were still amidst all the magic? No need to wish upon a star; bring home the magic by  purchasing  your very own Disney Print.  Vision Fine Art prints beautiful reproductions of Disney’s masterpieces.  Specializing in watercolor and vintage reproductions this husband and wife team can  make your decor dreams come true, through the beauty of art.  Each print is printed on luster paper using a commercial printer.  The bold colors created by the archival inks make these prints ideal for any Disney enthusiast.  I absolutely love the vintage reproductions of Dumbo, Alice in Wonderland, and Monstro the Whale.

They are much like the classical posters  that make their home along the wall  of the magical gateway into Magic Kingdom.   No matter which design you choose, it’s sure to complement any home decor.  The retro prints that Vicky so graciously shared with me are the start to my new Disney wall and add a touch of pixie dust to my shabby chic home.  Vicky and her husband Earl are dedicated to providing high quality prints and full customer satisfaction. They deliver smiles with every order!

Read what previous customers are saying about Vision Fine Art:

 “Beautiful prints! Owner was very helpful.. Will be buying from them again. Thank you Vicky!”

“Shipped super fast, the print arrived in perfect condition! Will recommend to others looking for Disney repro prints.”

“Print was exactly as described and shipping was quick. It was shipped between cardboard to ensure that it would not get bent in the mail. I really appreciated that. Thank you, I can not wait to give this as a birthday gift.”

Other fine art pieces available from Vision Fine Art:

Share the gift of pixiefied art…there is just no greater way to say I love you!

Thank you from Joyful Noise

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Thank you to Ruffles and TuTu’s for donating these beautiful, flowy tutu’s for our Christmas production, “Cookies for Christmas.”  Our dancers were so excited and looked absolutley beautiful in them.

 

Ruffles and Tutu’s is couture for every day play offering elegant tutu’s for your little princess.   As an enthusiast for frilly and girly things, this tutu master designs regal tutu’s with lace, ruffles, tulle, diamond, and pearls!  Easily customize your tutu to match your color of choice and desired length.  The red tutu’s pictured above are 18″;  made of soft tulle and red ribbon that easily tie into a sweet bow.   The tulle is very flowy and does not bunch up, making it the perfect tutu for twirls and beautiful ballerina leaps.

We are ever so grateful for this donation.  As a church we are on a mission to be debt free and our production ran on donations only.   With open hearts, Ruffles and Tutu’s designed six stunning tutu’s for our girls.  We have been blessed!  Thank you for being an everyday angel and sharing such a gracious gift to Joyful Noise Choir!

 

 

 

Crown her with FLOWERS

dscn7871As Rapunzel looked out over the forest from her tower, she gazed her eyes on a beautiful garden hugging the edge of a nearby stream.   She longed to be free of the prison she had called home for nearly 18 years.  She would often day dream of dancing through the meadow with the butterflies and breathing in the sweet aromas of the peonies and sunflowers. Punzie was left languished, her only escape was expressed through the beautious art her soul created. Most days she would lose herself as she covered the inner rock walls of the  tower with images that bespoke of her deepest desires.  The day arrived when she had run out of  wall canvas.  “When will my life begin?”  Punzie wondered.  As she brushed her long golden hair, she looked out toward the glorious garden, sparkling in the setting sun.  The warmth of the golden sunflowers filled her heart with an abundance of joy.  Rapunzel grew intriguingly fascinated by the rich hues and tranquil design of the wildflowers.  Pascal, Rapunzel’s  pet chameleon and dearest friend, looked upon her with great admiration and a look of surprise in his little eyes.  His brain was stirring.  Pascal quickly scurried down the side of the tower  and gathered as many flowers as he could carry.   Pascal left the bushel on the ledge of the window, where Punzie had fallen into deep slumber while singing the enchanting “Flower Song.”  When she awoke she was filled with awe and splendor as she embraced the bushel composed of daisies, sunflowers, and posies and breathed in the ambrosial odors.  She gathered bits of raffia and twig that had been carried in the tower by the wind and intertwined the flowers together.  As each piece became entangled with another they began to gleam and glow with immense power.  When Rapunzel completed her masterpiece she looked at it and said, “Oh, that’s nice!”  and she placed it on her head.  She glowed like the beautiful princess that she was born to be.

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Rapunzel’s charming flower crown is available from, Oh That’s Nice Shop on Etsy.  The crown sits gently upon any princesses head and is adorned with bright, beautiful flowers symbolizing Punzies passion for adventure and carefree spirit.  dscn7908-2A link of decorative silver chains hang softly from the crown.  Oh That’s Nice Shop is owned by Daphne an artist with a passion for handmade goodness.  She believes the best things are handmade and I agree!  As a child she would make gifts from her heart that she shared with friends and family.  Her mom would always encourage her and say, “oh, that’s nice.”

Her specialty shop offers an array of delightful Minnie Ears, Flower Crowns, and Bows just perfect for any Disney Lover!

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“Crown her with flowers and her power shall shine forever; as bright as the glowing lanterns in the night sky.”

Fashion alert: Pocket Tee’s!

 

il_570xn-1080059021_sfw1Fashion alert!  Here is another great fashion tee to wear while playing at Walt Disney World! Pocket Tee’s!  When it comes to style, this iteration is actually one step above your basic tee.  These tee’s are meant to be sophisticated yet easy going and fun!  Kellie Gerrity, fashion designer and owner of Kellie’s Ears and Tees offers customized pocket tee’s to match any Disney character or theme. Gerrity makes it super easy to order: just pick your theme, shirt size and color!  This princess desired a regal tee complete with pink roses and a yellow crown. The pocket is cut and hand sewn on mid right of the shirt.   I love the pocket!  It came in handy and was a great place to stick my lipgloss and PhotoPass card.     Kellie’s Pocket Tee’s are easy to dress up or down and are perfect to wear in the Florida sunshine.  To order visit Kellie’s Ears and Tees on Etsy.  Don’t forget to follow Kellie on Instagram to keep up with new styles and giveaways!

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Sleeping Beauty’s Regal Crown

dscn7736It all started “once upon a dream,” where Briar Rose first met her true love.  He was a man with no name that shared a loving gleam  too familiar to her heart.  Little did she know that he would be her hero and her happily ever after.  After falling under the sleeping curse that was so belligerently cast by the mistress of evil 16 years prior, she would only be awaken by true love’s kiss.  So the story goes, and her handsome prince breaks the spell.  The kingdom had finally defeated Maleficent’s  curse and to celebrate King Stefan and Queen Leah held a special coronation ball.  It was time to crown the Princess!  Queen Leah had waited for this moment for what seemed like eternity.  She kept Aurora’s crown behind a glass encasement.  The golden crown was gifted to Aurora at her christening by the Wire Princess so many years ago.

dscn7734The Wire Princess is from Canada, a faraway kingdom where magic is plentiful.  She intricately handcrafts whimsical crowns from silver or gold wire.  Aurora’s crown  is made of wire, golden like the sun intertwined with glass beads that sparkle and shimmer.  Designed with elegance and comfort; the crown sits securely upon the princesses head as light as a feather with just a few hair pins.

As the Monarch crowned Princess Aurora, Prince Phillip took her by the hand and announced their engagement and affirmed his undying affection.  They were to live happily ever after and reign in the heart of two kingdoms.

Laurel, The Wire Princess also handcrafts wands, flower crowns, and fairy ears.

View her portfolio on Etsy and Instagram.  Stay tuned for my future post featuring Laurel’s fairy ears!  Coming soon!

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Live your fairytale with The Wire Princess

 

A Dapper Little Beast

Beauty in the Beast is Disney’s most timeless love story.  After all, who could ever love a Beast?!  Belle did, she couldn’t resist his charm.  Under all that scuff was an endearing prince and Beast, he was overturned by Belle’s beauty and gentleness.  Their love story is truly a Tale as Old as Time and is what makes this Disney animation a family favorite.  If your family is anything like mine, dressing up as characters from your favorite Disney movie is the thing to do, especially when hitting the parks for a day of fun or a night of not so scary spooktaculars!

dscn7719Dress  your little prince in this dapper Beast suit from Girly Princess Shop.  The Beast suit features a button down the back ruffled shirt blouse with ruffled sleeves that play peek a boo under the jacket sleeves,  yellow vest, blue suit jacket, and pants.  The vest and suit jacket are complete with embossed gold buttons for that pristine finished dapper look that Disney style is all about. Made from a polyester material that provides a cool and comfortable wear around the parks.  A perfect replica of Beast’s suit that was worn on the night he and Belle  fell in love.

Is Beast in need of a Princess Belle?  Girly Princess Shop offers a beautiful gold Belle dress that is perfect for a sibling pair.  Also available: Cinderella dress, Prince Charming Suit, Snow White, and more!   All costumes are ready to ship within 3-5 days, just in time for Halloween!  You will be impressed by the quality of this suit costume.  **DISNEY PARK TIP** If you are looking for an extra magical experience, dress your son in this Beast suit on the day you go to Magic Kingdom.  Stop in for Enchanted Story Time with Belle.  Cast members may just pick your child to be the Beast in the live telling of the story.  At the end of the story, Beast dances with Belle and will have an opportunity for some awesome photo captures!

 

Take me to the day when Belle and Beast fell in love~

 

 

 

Lost in Neverland with Tootles- Halloween Costume Idea!

Second star to the right and straight on til morning. Before you know it you are in Neverland soaring above the clouds with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell and fighting pirates like that old codfish Captain Hook.  Oh, what fun imagination can be!  Halloween is a great time for families to dress up and take on a whole new character.  This is the time of year in which my children dress up in a different costume every weekend as they enjoy the season’s greatest festivities.  One of our themes this year was The Neverland Crew in which my son played the part as Tootles (Skunk) the Lostboy.

In the animated film: Peter Pan, Tootles wears a skunk costume.  Our version replicates the ensemble with denim overalls, a black shirt (with white felt along the belly and a white stripe along the back,) an adorable skunk tail, and a Davy Crockett style skunk cap.   The overalls and black shirt came straight out of my boy’s closet.  I purchased the white felt from a craft store.  Using fabric glue I glued a round patch for the belly and a stripe along the back.  The skunk tail is from Sweet 16 in Stitches and is made with felt and stuffed with a polyester filling for the perfect finished look.  It easily attaches to any material with a silver clip.  Also available from Sweet 16 in Stitches: fox tail, racoon tail, and a cow tail! Tails that are perfect for pretend play and the creation of a new Lostboy costume.  The skunk cap is made of acrylic and is very soft to the touch.   My son enjoyed wearing this cap at the parks, even in the sunny Florida weather.   It is absolutely prefect hat for outdoor activities and is compliments of Crooket Coon Caps.  Other styles: coon cap, fox cap, and a Alaskan wolf cap are available on their Etsy shop.  Complete this look with black freckles and a pinch of pixie dust!

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Tootles may have lost his marbles, but he still has his adventurous charm and this costume represents it well.  Complete with skunk cap and tail this Lostboy is ready to jump in line for following the leader at the sound of Pan’s crow and so will yours!

 

Trekking through Africa in style

photopass_visiting_ak_7829551592_edited.jpgJambo, friends!  I am so excited to share the wildest Minnie ears this side of the safari by Faffybelle Creations.  Inspired by Africa’s most astounding creatures the giraffe and the cheetah.  Be fabulous in the sparkle reticulated giraffe pattern or fierce in the rainbow cheetah print.  No matter what you chose you will stand out from the crowd at Animal Kingdom.

Faffybelle Creations uses high quality fabric with the most unique print  that can’t be found anywhere else.  Ears are designed firm and lightweight and easily slide on to any hairstyle with a matching headband.  The giraffe inspired Minnie ears are one of the most popular sellers from this Etsy boutique.  They feature a miniature giraffe head at the center of a sparkly gold bow and are encrusted with a beaded trim.  The cheetah inspired Minnie ears are a new design and feature a rainbow cheetah print with a pastel pink bow attached to a hot pink headband.

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Faffybelle’s Minnie ears are so eloquently crafted, as the designer pays attention to every detail.  I could not find a single flaw in these ears.  I consider them high end quality and when compared to that of ears purchased from the park; more for your money.  If you are looking for character inspired ears or holiday ears you can find them on Faffybelle Creations  Etsy storefront and listed on her Instagram.

“Imagination has no limits.  Dream, Design, Create!”-Faffy

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