Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rapunzel's Tower

Disney World is ever changing.  Especially with their new Fantasyland expansion.
When we at Magic Kingdom this summer, they had this construction wall up at the end of Fantasyland going toward Liberty Square.  I wondered what they were doing over there.  You couldn't see anything beyond the walls at that time.
Then about a month before we left chatter started on facebook about Rapunzel's tower.  I was soooo excited to see it when we went this time.  I guess it's on top of what is going to be a huge bathroom over in that corner of the park.
If this is the outside, I wonder what the inside is going to look like?
****Updated on 2-8-13 to add****
Apparently I was wrong.  It looks like it is going to be a meet and greet for Rapunzel.  Even more excited about it!!  You can read more about it here.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Easter & St. Patricks Day Bow Centers

My shop is open until Thursday afternoon.  :)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wordful Wednesday

What an awesome BUSY week it was! 
We are now home.

Missing the sun.
Missing the palm trees.
Missing the warmth.

Happy to be sleeping in my own bed tonight.  ;)

For more WW check out 5 Minutes for Mom, Seven Clown Circus  Parenting by Dummies, Project Alicia, The InfoMouse , Focused on the Magic & Fresh Mommy.
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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Long Lost Friends Week

Ian was over the moon to see that ''obscure'' characters were at Magic Kingdom last week.  They were part of Disney's Limited Time Magic.
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Friday, January 25, 2013


Every time we seem to go to Disney World, it is really HOT. 

Every time we go to Disney World, Lily asks to have her face painted. 

HOT + Face Paint = HOT mess!
so we NEVER do it.

This trip is different.

January weather in Florida is perfect for face painting!
The girl who painted Lily's face did an amazing job!!
Lily LOVED her unicorn pegasus!!

PS...LOVING the weather here in Florida!!  The sun & 70's are awesome in January!!  Much better than the single digits, snow & cloudy weather currently at home in Buffalo.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sugar Packet Poker

When we were cleaning out the old computer the other day, we stumbled upon this video of the kids.
(if you are reading this blog post in an e-mail, you need to click over and watch the video)

I took this on August 31st, 2009 on a trip we took to Niagara Falls

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Wordful Wednesday - SURPRISE!!

SURPRISE!  We are going to Disney!!
We woke the kids up really early this morning and surprised them with a trip to Disney World! 

They had NO idea!  

It has been soooo hard keeping this secret from the kids....
Planning in secret...
Packing in secret...
Not being able to say anything on Facebook because Ian is now on there...
I am not a person who keeps secrets well.
I swear I was going to explode!
Thank you Bob for taking care of our house and kitties while we are away at the Happiest Place on Earth.  :)

Palm Trees here I come.  

For more WW check out 5 Minutes for Mom, Seven Clown Circus  Parenting by Dummies, Project Alicia, The InfoMouse , Focused on the Magic & Fresh Mommy.
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Favorite Animal

While looking through all my photos to make the header I found these...
 I absolutely LOVE giraffes...
I took these this summer on Ian's 11th birthday.

What is your favorite animal?
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Monday, January 21, 2013


Finally after having the same blog header for the last couple years, I decided to FINALLY get off my butt and make a new one.  What do you think?

While the photos are not brand new...they are way more recent than the ones that were up there.  ;)
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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Dress #5 - Castle & Princesses

Tuesday I shared these dresses.  Today is...

Last but not least...
Day 5 - Dress 5

My mom made this dress out of a pillowcase she found at goodwill.  Have you ever found anything great at goodwill?  My mom finds things all the time.
And the back...
So pretty!
 The sleeves and the bottom band is made with a pink sparkly fabric.
That is the last of the 5 dresses my mom made.  Which one is your favorite?

Here is a recap...
Day 1 - Dress 1
Day 2 - Dress 2
Day 3 - Dress 3
Day 4 - Dress 4
Day 5 - Dress 5

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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Dress #4 - Cinderella

Tuesday I shared these dresses.  Today is...

Day 4 - Dress 4

This Cinderella fabric I purchased the weekend after Thanksgiving.  I wrote yesterday about the width of character fabric.  For this Cinderella fabric I only purchased what the pattern had suggested for the size I was looking for (not knowing that the width was different).  My mom had to adjust the pattern a bit while cutting the fabric.  This dress is a bit narrower than the other. 
 My mom added this adorable eyelet to the bottom with pleats on each side.
 And she added the mini fringe I bought from Pick Your Plum to the front. 
So pretty!

Can't wait to show you the rest of these dresses.  Tomorrow will be the 5th and last dress.

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Dress #3 - Purple Princess

Tuesday I shared these dresses.  Today is...

Day 3 - Dress3
The weekend after Thanksgiving I went to Joann's and found this material.  **A little side note about the material.  Turns out that 'character' fabric isn't the normal width.  It is actually a couple inches shorter, so when you read patterns you may need to keep that in mind.  I bought more of this fabric than the other because of the repeating pattern was so large.  I am glad I did.  
I absolutely LOVE this fabric.  I love how all the princess look clear.
 She added regular pom pom fringe on the bottom.
 And mini pom pom fringe to the sleeves.  I bought both through Pick Your Plum.
Can't wait to show you the rest of these dresses.  Tomorrow will be Dress #4.
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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Dress #2 - Rapunzel Pillowcase Dress

Tuesday I shared these dresses.  Today is...

Day 2 - Dress 2

Remember this Rapunzel Pillowcase dress my mom made last spring?  Well, I found another pillowcase and asked my mom to make another dress.  ;)

This is the pillowcase I purchased from KMart.  They didn't have it at mt local KMart so I bought it on-line and had it shipped to the store.  ;)  Just want to let you know he material was really thin so my mom lined the dress.  

Here is the front.
And this is the back of the dress.
Another look at the back...princess charming.
The sleeves and pleated ruffle at the bottom are made from a satiny material.  So soft.
My mom also added mini pom pom fringe that I bought from Pick Your Plum.  LOVE pom pom fringe.
LOVE it!!

Can't wait to show you the rest of these dresses.  Tomorrow will be Dress #3.
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dress #1 - Yellow Princess Dress

Yesterday I shared these dresses and promised to share each one individually starting today.

Day 1 - Dress 1 

This one is made out of a princess sheet my mom found at goodwill.  She used this pattern I sent her to make it.
 She also found the lace at goodwill.
 Lily absolutely LOVES the lace!!
So sweet.

Can't wait to show you the rest of these dresses.  Tomorrow will be Dress #2.

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