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

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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!

 

The Colors of the Wind

poHonor the spirits of the forest with these naturistic ears by Lovely Llama Creations.  Inspired by the Colors of the Wind and the free spirit of Pocahontas these ears are adorned with a flower crown and a beautiful dream catcher woven onto a double Minnie ear.  The headband is thin, light,  and does not apply much pressure to the temples.  Dolly Llama uses a variety of flowers including roses and dogwood blossoms along the crown.  Such flowers grew abundantly along the forests  that Princess Pocahontas and her dear friend Meeko frolicked in.  According to Native American legends the wild rose was a symbol of life and protection.  The dogwood blossoms were used for healing.    Steady as a beating drum, Dolly displays the beauty and honor that is Pocahontas.

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Dolly Llama is a wire master! She can manipulate wire  to take on any shape or form.  You can view her portfolio just around the river bend on Instagram or DM her for a custom.  She enjoys crafting flower crowns and Minnie ears and would love to help you stand out from the crowd on your next visit to the happiest place on earth!

Check out my faves from Lovely Llama Creations:

I love the Villain series!!!  Maleficent and Ursula are my girls…the ultimate Queens of Darkness.  Processing time does depend on how intricate your design request is.  So where do you go from here?  Listen to the spirit within and place an order today!

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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Whose the Leader of the Club, Made for You and Me?!

M-I-C-K-E-Y-M-O-U-S-E! Mickey Mouse! Mickey Mouse!

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Mickey Mouse is one of my favorite Classic Disney Characters.  He started it all!  So it is only fitting that we honor him in the Walt Disney Marathon Weekend Kid Races.  This year is the 20th Anniversary of the Walt Disney World® Half Marathon presented by Cigna, and our first year participating.  My sweet boy, Noah will hold his banner high as he crosses the finish line in his 2nd Run Disney Kid Race this January in the iconic Mickey Mouse costume pictured above.  Three exceptionally talented and extremely gracious Etsians helped put this very special run costume together.

The Ears:

il_570xN.829320618_pgwuStrut your stuff in the hippest pair of ears around!  The Mickey Ears ball cap was designed by Gina Roberts, the  owner and designer for Gigi’s Flower Fancy. Roberts has been selling her handmade crafts since the 80’s and can now be found on Etsy.  She has a passion for making Disney hats and other Disney paraphernalia.  Using the “ear-perfection” method, Roberts is able to create stay up ears that do not sag, wilt, or flop.  You can stuff em in a bag and the felt ears will pop back up every time.   Customize your ball cap  to your fancy by adding a bow, flower, or a monogram…get ear crazy!   Perfect for a Halloween costume, day at the park, Disney weddings, and Run Disney Outfits!   The cap is available in adult or child size and is easily adjusted for the perfect fit making them RUN PROOF!

Made in the USA for both boys and girls!

 

The Shorts:

il_570xN.937064298_lzkbThe Classic Style  Mickey shorts used for Noah’s run costume was designed by Cherylyn Morris owner of One Two Three Shop Boutique on Etsy.  Cherylyn’s love for clothing design was stirred when she was a teen in high school nearly 20 years ago when she needed a new skirt for school.  Knowing that her mother was not going to purchase a new skirt, Morris got creative and gave new life to her old one.   Today, her inspiration derives from her children as she now designs storybook clothing.  Her shop features an array of dresses and tops  inspirited by magical characters that can be worn by your child everyday.  The Mickey shorts are really to cute for words, I mean they are just perfect!  Cherylyn has replicated Mickey’s classic red shorts with two large white circles (the buttons) on the front.  They are made with a light, thin material allowing your young runner to stay cool in the heat of the race.  The elastic waist gives an extra stretch to provide a comfortable fit.

 

The Gloves:

DSCN7055This runner costume would not be complete without Mickey’s white gloves.  The gloves used in this costume were designed by Alicia of Alicia Marie Create.  The gloves are made from nylon/spandex material with the tips cut off to allow for breathability while running.  Detailed  with three black stripes representing Mickey’s three fingers as originally designed by Walt Disney.  They are perfect to complete your outfit for a Disney marathon or any costume run!  If you live in a colder state you can also find thicker “Winter” gloves in Alicia’s Etsy shop.   Gloves can be made in adult or child size and take up to a week to ship as they are made to order and customized to meet your needs.

 

This costumes is perfect for your young runner and will definitely bring home the Big Cheese at any Run Disney event!

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I am very grateful to Gina, Cherylyn, and Alicia for sharing their talent and custom designs to help put this look together.

Pretty as a daisy!

iap_640x640.1021020112_dovnmlotOr a pansy, or a rose, maybe even a peony with Blue House Blooms Floral Crown Mickey Ears! Blue House Blooms is a specialty shop on Etsy where you will find an array of lovely floral crowns that are fit for any princess.  Located in Orlando, Florida; just minutes from Disney World the Blue House Blooms team finds a way to intertwine a pinch of pixie dust into every floral crown, making your next visit to Disney World, oh so magical!

You will look and feel like a Disney Princess as you walk through the gates of Cinderella’s castle and all the Royals will undoubtably bow to your graceness.  Anastasia and Drizella will try desperately to snatch these beauties as your Fairy Godmother is working up a spell to transform you back to that time when you danced the night away with the Prince and the two of you fell in love.  The magic of these ears is absolutely wonderful!   I love how the ears fit with just about any Disney Outfit that you put together!  Dress them up or down; no matter how you wear them make sure to meet and greet with a Disney princess or two!

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Rapunzel adored the flowers in our hair and asked if we would sit and pick daisies with her in the field just a ways from her tower.  She even asked if we would weave a floral crown for her hair.  It is these little moments that really make your experience unique from any other.

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Blue House Blooms makes a variety of floral crowns and can customize your very own to match your favorite character.  Just pick the colors of your flowers and wire and Blue House Blooms will do the rest!

Here are some Disney inspired ears that Blue House Blooms have created:

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Anna from Frozen

 

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Anastasia and Drizella from Cinderella

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Rapunzel from Tangled

 

Follow Blue House Blooms on Instagram to keep up with new styles, giveaways, and Disney Drops!

Order your Ears on Etsy today!

 

Disney Must Haves on Etsy and Giveaway!

 

Planning a visit to Disney World is BIGGER than big! I remember when I was a concierge at an elite resort located near Disney World, my guests would begin saving and planning years in advance.   From dining to sleeping accommodations; right down to the perfect day to day outfits and matching accessories!  Of course, if you are anything like me finding the most unique Disney items is a must! There is something magical about walking around Main Street USA wearing the perfect EARS, a customized tutu, and some pixie dust!  Even more magical when those items are unique and oh so adorable!  Be one of a kind and make it a Zip A Dee Doo Dah Day with these Etsy artists!

DangGoodDisney  Do you like Mickey Ears?!  Well, Dang Good Disney has ears that will make you cheer.  The iconic headwear is customized to reflect your family’s inner Disney personality and absolute favorite characters.  Do away with the same old, same old!  Check out these magical ears by Etsy artist, Ashley with Dang Good Disney and stand out from the crowd!

Ashley designs all of her ears and most of her designs are conjured up when she is sleeping.  It as if Tinkerbell herself sprinkles a bit of pixie dust  while she dreams…the magic of inspiration is what binds these beautiful creations together.

The Cinderella Glass Slipper Ears are my favorite! And they will be yours too!  Dang Good Disney will be offering these ears to one lucky winner in my Instagram Loop Giveaway.

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Princess Danika Designs is the home to the sweetest tutu’s around!  Gabrielle’s designs are a princesses dream!   With every defined detail Gabrielle intertwines the Disney Magic into every tutu.  The designs are delicate and airy and each tutu is designed with a beautiful crochet stretch waistband.  Your lil girl will transform into a lovely princess the moment she puts on one of Gabrielle’s creations.  These tutu’s are perfect for parties, park hopping, and Disney races!  I love that there is something for everyone!  Here are some of my top picks from Princess Danika Designs:

My absolute favorite  is the Cruella Deville tutu.  Gabrielle is offering a tutu, winner’s choice in my Instagram Loop Giveaway!  Thank you, Princess Danika Designs!

Chic and Geeks Don’t forget your favorite furry pal!  Etsy artist, Wendy Cox of Chic and Geeks specializes in handmade dog bows and accessories that will make your dog drool!  Straight from the heart of Florida and one of Pluto’s favorite boutiques!  Your pup will be the bark of the town.  My adorable bunny, Prince Phillip Ewok loves stylin in Vintage Disney.  The bows easily attach to any collar with the attached velcro.  I think they are perfect for cats, dogs, and bunnies!  Here are my faves found in this eclectic accessory shop:

 

I think Prince Phillip Ewok looks absolutely adorable in this vintage Mickey style bow tie, don’t you?!  Chic and Geeks is offering a bowtie, winners choice in my Instagram Loop Giveaway!

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Fly on over to my Instagram and enter to win one of four great prizes!  Giveaway begins tonight at 8PM EST!

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To enter you must like the giveaway image posted on all four sponsor pages.  Follow the image to the next sponsor and loop all the way around.  Also, comment on the image on each sponsor IG.  You must be a follower of all four IG pages.  These three steps are required in order for you entry to count.  An additional 5 entries may be earned by sharing the giveaway image using the #cutecountrychick and #disneymusthaves.  The winners will be announced on Instagram April 25, 2016 at 8PM EST.  Your IG page must be public in order for your shared posts to count towards the extra entries between 7PM EST and 8PM EST April 25, 2016.

Thank you to Dang Good Disney, Princess Danika Designs, and Chic and Geeks for sponsoring my Disney Must Haves Feature and Giveaway!