Wine and Dine- One Mile Kid Race

The Wine and Dine One Mile Kid Race

A day to remember through pictures

Allison and Noah crossed the finish line in 10 minutes and 34 seconds

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Be Brave and Conquer

MinnieAdd a touch of elegance and flare to your next Run Costume with these beautiful half tutu’s by Shelly Rio Boutique!  The half tutu is perfect for the runner who wants to wear a tutu but doesn’t want to feel bulky or restricted while running.  Made with a crochet belt and a double layer of tulle; these tutu’s have just the right amount of poof and an extreme amount of pizzazz.  You will find yourself making a bold statement.

What I love about these tutu’s is the  daring vivaciousness they add to any run costume.   Shelly Rio runner/designer can customize the half or full tutu to match your desired character.   My daughter is running in the Wine and Dine this November as Merida from Disney’s hit Pixar animation Brave.  This beauty will fly, chase the wind, touch the sky and cross the finish line in style!

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The Merida half tutu is made on a stretch crochet band and sequined elastic with  layers of premium tulle, glimmer tulle, and glitter tulle with a beautiful bow on the tail.

Shelly has a great passion for tutu’s and running.  Thus far, she has run six Disney races and is registered to run in the Avengers and Disneyland Half Marathon this year.  She aspires to run in all Run Disney events in the states of California and Florida for the year 2018.    This is absolutely amazing to me!  Shelly has such dedication and spunk and this is what makes her such a lovely person.

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Check out my top picks from Shelly Rio Boutique:

 

Pink and Black Punk Rock Half Tutu, Evil Queen Tutu, R2D2 Half Tutu, Blue and Yellow Half Tutu 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be the Belle of the Race with iGlowRunning

iGlow Running  is not just another shop found on Etsy!  Its more like a runner’s dream come true!  When you virtually step foot into this whimsical online shop, you will discover an array of Run Costumes from your favorite Disney and Marvel movies.  Each costume is eloquently designed and hand sewn to expressively draw life from every superbious detail.  Just take a look at this Belle Costume!  il_570xN.897734745_ayzjThe intricate detail is absolutely stunning; from the shimmer and sparkle right down to the beauteous roses.  Runner/Seamstress Wanda Gonzalez does not miss a beat and this is why she stands out from the rest!  The quality of her work is flawless.  This beautiful Belle running outfit is made out of super light wicking material, breathable, and guaranteed to not irritate your skin. It is very comfortable and light to run in and is a definite eye catcher!  Outfit comes complete with running top, running skirt, and arm sleeves and customized to your individual size.

This is the perfect running outfit for the upcoming Wine and Dine Kid Races, 5K at Epcot this November, Mickey Marathon Weekend in January or The Princess 5K/Marathon taking place at Walt Disney World February 2017!

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Pictured above is my daughter, Allison who will be wearing this royal outfit in the Mickey Marathon Weekend Kid Races in January.  She felt like a princess and was magically transformed into the Belle of the Ball as she slipped on the final arm sleeve.   As Allie started to twirl in excitement she  began to sparkle and glow.

Wanda is such a joy to communicate with and strives to meet perfection when designing your Run Costume; whether it be a design she has already listed in her shop or a custom.  Gonzalez uses polyester, spandex, and Lycra, making all running outfits soft, breathable and airy.  Run with Attitude, Run with Power, Run in Disney Style!

Other top picks:

Frozen Sisters!!! Elsa and Anna

Merida, Mulan, Rapunzel, and Tiana

 Be seen while running and Glow with iGlow Running!

Thank you to Wanda Gonzalez, from iGlow Running for this beautiful Belle running outfit, which was offered complimentary in exchange for an honest review/feature on my blog.

 

Part of your world*

Running in a Disney event has been on my daughter’s bucket list for sometime now.  It is so exciting that we can make this dream come true over and over again.  One of her favorite characters is Ariel from the Little Mermaid.  So, it was only fitting that she would want to run the Princess 5K in an Ariel Run costume.

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This mermaid will join the runners world February 2017.  The tee was found at Hot Topic.

crownEvery princess needs a crown!  Thank you to Melody at Milestones Jewelry on Etsy for the complimentary crown that makes this princess sparkle.   Melody is an avid runner .  She started started running Marathons about 9 years ago to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma in memory of a friend who lost her battle with this cancer. She has  run 8 full marathons, 26.2 miles and countless, Half marathons, 5K’s, 10K’s, Adventure races and Warrior Dashes.   After working 30 years in the corporate world it was time to make a change and follow her passion.
After  completing her first marathon Melody made a rope anklet with silver block letters “26.2” and a runner girl charm. Friends and fellow runners started requesting to purchase similar running and Triathlon Jewelry for Birthdays and to commemorate Milestones in their own lives. So on a 20 miles training run with a friend, Melody came up with the name Milestones Sports Jewelry and a basic business plan.  This was the beginning of her new journey.  “Not in my wildest dream did I think the business would become as successful as it has. We now have a thriving business through this store on Etsy, and our main website as well as many retail and wholesale accounts and selling at Triathlon and Running Expos. We have extended our business to include a great line of Fashion Apparel targeted to runners and Triathletes as well.
I hope you will enjoy shopping in our Etsy Store! I think you will find our jewelry, Apparel and accessories to be unique, and original pieces perfect to commemorate your Milestone accomplishments and to give as thoughtful and memorable gifts for your running and Triathlete friends.” (Tabman, 2016)

On a first hand basis I can tell you Melody and her team are dedicated to delivering the highest quality in jewelry for your next run and quality customer service.  Her personal goal is complete customer satisfaction.

Here are a few of my top picks from Milestones Jewelry– an Etsy Shop:

 

Top: Personalized Custom Engraved Heart BangleRhinestone Tiara,  and Runner Girl Earrings

Bottom: Princess Tiara Dangle Charm and American Flag Heart Sneaker Charm

 

skirt It is the skirt that completes the look!  You can find this Ariel Skirt and so much more at Rock City Skirts.  Amy Maust is the artist behind the sparkle skirts and she started designing them as a fundraiser.  She was running the Chicago Marathon to raise money for clean water on Team World Vision.  The skirts raised over $800!  Her skirts are so admired that she was asked to make more and was led to open Rock City Skirts.  “People kept asking me if I would make more and told me I should go into business.  I refused.  I am a Certified Public Accountant and I wanted to do bookkeeping/ taxes from home.  Well…..after enough people told me to start a business (even if it’s not the business I had in mind), I took it as a sign that I should listen. Rock City Skirts came to life and started selling skirts over the internet and on Etsy at the end of November 2012.”  (Maust, 2016)

The shop includes many Disney themed skirts and headbands.  Amy and her team of super talented sewers are also open to custom designs.  So, if you do  not see what you are looking for you can work together to customize your very own sparkle skirt.

Here are a few of my top picks from Rock City Skirts– an Etsy Shop:
You are going to love these Sparkle Skirts by Rock City Skirts!  Made in children and adult sizes.
Thank you Amy for the complimentary skirt and inspiring a young runner.

The Making of a Run Disney Costume

We have runners itch!!!!  And yes we are super excited about it!  Since running the Brickdash in April my children have been looking to sign up for any and every kid race available.  Of course, this means Run Disney is on our list!  In fact my kids have already signed up for the Wine and Dine and Mickey Kid Races and we are crossing our fingers to sign up for the Princess 5K in Feb 2017.  So much goes into preparing for these events and in preparation I mean making the perfect run costume!  It is important that the costume be light and easy to run in, but also be super, super fun and unique.   So after searching high and low and all around Etsy we have finally put together piece by piece the perfect ensembles.

Here are a few of our Run Disney Costumes that will be worn in future events this year:

 

Look Spotty perfect as Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmations:)

Top: HOT TOPIC

Tutu: Princess Danika Designs

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The perfect Wine and Dine costume for girls!

 

To infinity and beyond as Buzz Lightyear (Toy Story:)

Shirt: Tullelips and Ties

Wings: MMEmbroideredGifts

Shorts and Socks: Old Navy

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The perfect Wine and Dine costume for boys!

 

Be a part of the runner’s world as Ariel (the Little Mermaid:)

Top: HOT TOPIC

Run Skirt: Rock City Skirts

Crown: Mile Stones Jewelry

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The Perfect Princess Run costume for girls!

 

Every princess need a prince!  Prince Eric (The Little Mermaid:)

Shirt:  The Children’s Place

Shorts: The Children’s Place

Red Sash Belt: Amazon

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The perfect Prince Run costume for boys!

When creating your costume it is so important to think comfort.  You do  not want to wear something that is heavy, thick, and drags…you will never be able to finish the race in that!  Think light and airy.  And do not forget to make it fun!  Stick to a character or theme and let your imagination run wild, we did!

A big thank you to all my sponsors!  Tullelips and Ties, MMEMBRODIEREDGIFTS, Mile Stones Jewelry, and Rock City Skirts for providing the complimentary pieces from your Etsy shop’s for our costumes.  Please come back tomorrow as I share more about these Etsy sellers and a few of  my favorite pieces from their Etsy shops. Also…I will be sharing the perfect way to display your run medals and hosting a giveaway sponsored by…SportHooks when the fun continues!!!