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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Ewok Run Disney Costume

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Somewhere off in a faraway galaxy a young boy is preparing for the race of the galactic century!  Star Wars Half  Marathon weekend is an epic Run Disney event that takes place in the Walt Disney World Resort.  It is a weekend of galactic fun and fantastic runs.  Runners will feel the power of the force as they charge through Darth Vader’s turf with the Emperor’s white uniformed stormtroopers cheering them along the way. Runners are faced with the ultimate dilemma to run for the light side or  run for the dark side.

jedi_1851-1536x820As for my lil man, he has chosen  to run for the light side and will be representing the moon Endor  in the Star Wars 5K as an Ewok.  Yub Yub and Coatee-cha tu yub nub! (Ewokese for yay and celebrate the freedom!) Ewoks evolved from Wookiees and look like adorable lil bears.  Cunning lil creatures they are quick on their feet and known to be great hunters.  Personally, I love their cuteness!  It is for these reasons my son has chosen this notable character as his costume in his first Star Wars Race in April 2017.

dscn7360This was the easiest costume to put together.  My new friend, Debbie owner of DK Design Emporium helped me with the too cute Ewok ears that have literally stopped Disney cast members in their tracks.  One cast member couldn’t handle the cuteness and teared up while exclaiming, “Just stop it!”    Debbie shapes the faux fur ears and attaches them along with an orange hood to an orange baseball cap to create the Ewokian look.  The orange hood is quite light and breathable, keeping any runner cool during an extended run.  Need this hat for an adult runner?  No worries!  Debbie can make this hat in adult or child sizes.  Match the Ewok Hat with a brown runners shirt and brown runners shorts and your lil Jedi mate is easily transformed into a mighty Ewok.

The fun doesn’t stop there!  Debbie is a master designer and can make any custom look.  If you are not sure what your desired run costume should look like, you can browse her design album on Pinterest.  There you will find a variety of styles for any Run Disney event.  Here are some of my Star Wars favorites:

above: Gamorrean Guard Running Costume, Princess Leia Inspired Running CostumeGreedo Running Costume, and Tusken Raider Sand People Running Costume.

 Costumes are also perfect for Halloween, a costume party, or a fun filled day at the park!  Characters, cast members, and other Disney guests will be Ee chee wa maad (Ewokese for Wow’d) My son received so many compliments on his costume and your runner will too!  Run on over to DK Design Emporium and order your Run Disney outfit and may the force be with you!  Order processing takes up to five days.

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Chewie:  Huurh aarrragghuuhw (Wookie for how adorable!)

 

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Eyeta (Jawaese for Friend)

 

 

Storybook Aprons

Bonjour, good day!  With fall in the air mornings are definitely not the same here in the Spoonley household.  I am finding myself baking away in the kitchen making yummy tummy treats for my lil humans.  Have you tried the grey stuff?  Oh my Disney, it is delicious!  If you haven’t, then keeping reading I will share the recipe.

My kids call me the clean baker, I tend to wipe up my lil messes and spills as I mix.  My motto is, “clean as you live.”  What can I say, my OCD gets the best of me.  I also like to wear an apron as I sway back and forth in song watching as my sweets rise in the oven.  But who says an apron should only be worn in the kitchen?!

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Amanda of Crafting Envy designs beautiful storybook aprons inspired by your favorite Disney princesses that are just perfect for adult dressup this Halloween!  I absolutely adore this Belle inspired apron.  It is made of a soft cotton with a lined bodice and extra long straps for easy tying.

 

There is nothing peculiar about this apron, it is made to match Belle’s Provincial dress worn in the beginning of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.  Pair this apron with a white polka dot petticoat for a vintage chic look, or slip it over a tee and tights for a simple and unique costume perfect for any party.  Amanda is the queen of customization, so if you have something else in mind make sure to send her a private message and she will whip up something extra special for you.

***New*** from Crafting Envy!  Amanda has been busy in her workshop crafting  princess dress ornaments adorned with lace and beautiful beading that are perfect for displaying on your Christmas tree this holiday season.  Here is your chance to win a Cinderella Dress Ornament inspired by Disney’s  live action Cinderella film.  The bodice is made from quality felt and the skirt is made from fashion fabrics. It is hand embroidered and beaded.  To enter this giveaway please click on the image below to be redirected to Instagram.

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The Grey Stuff Recipe

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Ingredients
  • 1 small pkg (3.4 oz) Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 15 Oreos
  • 1 small tub Cool Whip (8 oz)
  • 2 TB Instant Chocolate Pudding Mix
  • Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Whisk well and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Place Oreos in a food processor and blend until they become crumbs.
  3. Mix the crushed Oreos in with the pudding mixture and mix well.
  4. Fold in Cool Whip and chocolate pudding mix until well combined and refrigerate for one hour before serving.
  5. When ready to serve, place “grey stuff” in a piping bag and add a dollop to the middle and then pipe a spiral around it. Top with sprinkles.
  6. ENJOY!

Recipe from the Disney Diner

Royal Ears

 

 

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Be the fairest of all the land in these pretty Cinderella Glass Slipper inspired Minnie Mouse ears by Luby and Lola.  When placed on your head, you will transform into the beautiful princess that you were always meant to be as if the Fairy Godmother, herself stirred up a bit of magic.  These ears are made to shimmer, shine, and sparkle using a glitter fabric, a sparkly blue hair bow, and topped off with a crystal heart detail.  The headband is lightweight and flexible providing a comfortable fit as you wear them for extended periods, like Disney Fun Days!  100% headache free- this is an added bonus!  I enjoyed wearing these ears all day while we played at Magic Kingdom without feeling the pressure around my temples.  Oh, and let me not forget to share…they are perfect for kids of all ages.  Lola Hancock, the artist behind the ears strives to bring magic and a smile to everyone that purchases a pair of her delicate princess inspired Minnie ears.

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Truly fit for a princess!   In fact, when we were walking past Cinderella’s Castle in Fantasyland we heard the town crier delivering  this very proclamation:

 

dscn7192“Hear Ye, Hear ye!  All ye Kings and Queens, Knights and Nobles!  May it be known that on this day, the 7th of June 2016 Princess Cinderella has declared Lola Hancock as maker of the fairest of all the ears known throughout the land.  All maidens shall wear Luby and Lola’s sparkly ears to the next ball and dance the night away – bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!”

 

 

Find your inner princess and get your very own Minnie ears customized to match your favorite character from Luby and Lola on Etsy.

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