Summer Favorites!

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Like Olaf. we are really big fans of Summer.  But the Florida heat can be too much to handle.  If you are looking to stay cool…fashionably cool check out my Summer Favorites!

  1.  Dole Whip Minnie Ears from Bibbidi Bobbidi Loot ($28):  Just as delicious as they are sweet!  Show off your favorite Disney treat with these adorable ears.  Made of yellow and white yarn, a light weight headband for children of all ages (including the young at heart!) and adorned with a yellow bow topped with a pineapple (of course!) Sarah is an artisan with a great big Disney heart.  She originally designed  her ears  to celebrate the best part of being a Disney Princess – Princess Hair! They are styled to look like swirled braided hair formed into Mouse Ears showing off your favorite Princess, Character, or Treat!
  2. Rapunzel Choker from Clarke’s Geek Bowtique ($8.01):  Your princess will find happiness where the sun shines in this beautiful choker by Clarke’s Geek Bowtique.  Inspired by our favorite Tangled princess it is designed with soft purple velvet and embellished with a delicate sun burst charm.   Vikki, shop owner and designer is an aerial circus performer by day and by night you will find her delicately handcrafting jewelry and hair accessories for you! Another favorite from her shop is the Dole Whip Choker.IMG_20170707_213727_312
  3. Mickey Mouse Ice Cream Tee from Planet Orlando ($17.99)  I scream, You Scream, We all scream for Mickey Ice Cream!  Oh my Disney!  With three scoops of ice cream and topped with the most magical mouse ears ever; this tee is naturally sweet!  Also available in Donald Duck and Tangled flavors!  Perfect for the whole family.  We also love the Star Wars Mickey tee for boys!
  4. Animal Charm Bath Bomb from Georgia Charms ($5.25) Looking for a little R & R in between Disney Play Days?  Just drop a Georgia Charms Bath Bomb into your warm bath water and enjoy!  These bath bombs are full of luxurious fizz that give off lots of beautiful color, calming aromas, and a pinch of biodegradable sparkle.   Each bath bomb comes with a surprise charm.
  5. Pink Lollipop Minnie Mouse Ears from Shiny Sky Rainbows ($34.99) Oh the good ship Lollipop; It’s a sweet trip to the Candy Shop. These ears are sugary sweet and are perfect for strolling along Main Street USA.  Made with a hot pink and white satin ribbon swirled together they replicate the iconic swirl pops found in Magic Kingdom’s Confectionery.  lollipop2

 

 

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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!

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.

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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Making music with a Snarfblat

dscn7379Flippin’ your fins you don’t get to far, unless your stylin’ in a Disney Tee by The Fashionable Mouse. The Fashionable Mouse is tres trendy with designs that speak to the soul of any Disney fan.  Lynn Smith, graphic designer/illustrator by day and magic maker by night; has been making Disney images for family and friends for many years now and decided it was time to spread the magic to everyone.  Lynn offers an assortment of unique Disney Graphics including Tsum Tsum, Star Wars, Disney Villains, Disney Holiday, and Disney Princess that can be pressed onto any size tee.   All shirts are  100% preshrunk cotton and very comfortable.  The heat transfer of the design provides a bubbleless, smooth finish.  Lynn uses vibrant colors and a fun font that not only stands out, but also delivers a bold statement.  The Fashionable Mouse is hosting a Grand Re-Opening Sale on Etsy; save $5 when you spend $25 in her shop and get more for your money!  It is all about quality and affordability when you shop with The Fashionable Mouse.

dscn7380Every perfect Disney tee deserves to be matched up with a perfect pair of Minnie ears. Dress yourself up in magic from head to toe with Beautiful Magik; magikal ears for magikal times!  These adorable ears are ascribed with music notes and adorned with a red and white bow.  Perfect for any Disney music fan or a superior Snarfblat player!  Lindsey, the master ear maker uses a soft foam filler in all her ears.   Beautiful Magik ears have a loose fit and can be worn all day with ease.  It is recommended to keep the ears dry as the foam may lose fullness when wet.  Currently this shop is on a break and creating more Magik for you.  Please DM Lindsey on Instagram to place an order.  ***spoiler alert*** Look for more Beautiful Magik Minnie ears in a future post!

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Once Upon an Ear

fd8755385ef64b33b2e2fcae675b965bOnce upon a time, in a land far away there lived a beautiful princess with long brown hair and big brown eyes.  The princess lived in a beautiful and very enchanted castle with her mother,  the Queen and her brother, a brave knight. The castle was tucked deep in the Enchanted Forest and life was perfect.  This princess was like no other, she enjoyed archery and boots over a spot of tea and petticoats and never wore a crown.  No, this princess wore mouse ears upon her head instead.  Her collection was quite complete with a different pair of mouse ears to wear each day.  She had a plethora of ears covered in sparkles, bows, flowers, and lace.

 

One day the princess received word that she was to take a journey to a foreign land called Magic Kingdom, which was full of mysteries and spell bounding thrills.  Her quest was quite simple,  to triumph over the pleasantries of Magic Kingdom and she was to bring along with her the finest crown of her land and present it to the Sparkle Fairy in return for a reward.  The princess took on the quest in hopes that her kingdom would finally have a name.  She was quite excited and knew she would need to represent her kingdom well.  This was a chance of a lifetime and would finally land her family’s castle on the map.   The princess wanted to share the story of her enchanted castle with the Sparkle Fairy and got busy spinning away using only the finest of cloth materials, fillers, and decorative bits and pieces. In just a few days she conjured up an adorable pair of ears.  The headband provided a tight fit and was very durable given her the ability to wear them on her long journey and withstand her quest.  The ears were firm not flimsy and were covered in a soft, white fabric that sparkled in the sunlight.  In the center of the ears was a pink and a purple bow with a small teapot applique.  This applique represented one of her dearest friends, Mrs. Potts who has made the enchanted castle her home since the fall of the princesses father,  the King who was known throughout the land as the Beast.  Mrs. Potts was not only a friend, but also the princesses closest confidant and the queen’s hero.  She is also known as the best tea maker known in all realms of the world.

 

After  a long and thrilling journey through Magic Kingdom, the princess completed her quest.  Although not a crown, the Sparkle Fairy was intrigued with the spellbinding ears.  The sparkle fairy granted the princesses wish and named the kingdom, “Once Upon an Ear,” the land of fanciful ears.

Since that day, Once Upon an Ear has been making fantastical Minnie ears that can be customized to meet your fancy.  Customized ears can take up to 7 days to make, so order early.  Ready to ship ears are available on storenvy and most ears found on Instagram can be remade.

 

 

Minnie:  “Mr. Disney, where ever did you get your ears?”  

Walt Disney: “Once Upon an Ear