Disneyland Vacation Giveaway!

Disneyland provides the ultimate Family Vacation destination. So we have teamed up with some awesome sponsors and bloggers to throw an awesome DISNEYLAND VACATION GIVEAWAY!

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And all these fabulous bloggers: Real Moms Real Views, The Bragging Mommy, One Artsy Mama, A Moms Balancing Act, Maybe I Will, Money Saving Madness, Fabulous Fun Finds, Living with the Magic, Modern Mommy Files, Preschoolears, Bargain Briana, Simply Sherryl, Fabulessly Frugal, Sweet C’s Designs, Busy Mom’s Helper, Bombshell Bling, Embracing Beauty, Brought to You by Mom, A Little Tipsy, The Mommy Nest, Capital B, the SIMPLE moms, Having Fun Saving, Love Our Disney, and Dandelion Moms.

One Grand Prize winner will receive a Disneyland Vacation! This includes a 3 night Hotel Stay at a Moderate Anaheim Hotel through Get Away Today (Subject to Availability), $650 in Disneyland Tickets (or winner’s choice of Disney or Visa Gift Card*), $100 Gift Certificate to MarriedwithMickey.com, and a $50 Gift Certificate to Zazzle.com.

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First Runner Up will receive a Tamron16-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD MACRO Zoom Lens ($629 value), and a $50 Gift Certificate to MarriedwithMickey.com





Second Runner Up will receive a Combi Cosmo Twin Double Stroller ($259.99 value) and a $50 Gift Certificate to MarriedWithMickey.com

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Third Runner Up will receive a $200 Gift Certificate to Canvas HQ.

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Enter via the Giveaway Tools widget below.

Giveaway will begin on June 16, 2014 1:00 AM and will end on June 30, 2014 11:59 PM. *If winner chooses the Visa Gift Card this will forego the 3 night Hotel Stay. This option is offered in the event that the person who wins is unable to travel to Disneyland. These prizes are not transferable and can only be used by the winners themselves. Hotel stay is subject to availability and black out dates. Hotel stay must be used within 1 year of giveaway ending date. Winners will be chosen at random, verified and contacted via email. The winners will have 48 hours to email back and claim the prize, if prize is not claimed within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen.

Disney Classics Box Set is Now Available!

I am participating in a campaign from One2One Network and Walt Disney Records. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this post but was given one sample CD from the set.

Disney Classics Box Set

I love Disney music!  Disney songs remind me of my childhood and singing loudly to our Disney CDs on road trips that we took in college.  They’re fun, lighthearted songs that you don’t mind getting stuck in your head.

I’ve always wanted a CD set of my favorite Disney Classics and now my wish comes true!  Disney just released a 4-disc CD set this past Tuesday that includes 94 original Disney recordings {I love the originals!}.  I’ve included the list of songs below so you can reminisce along with me.

The suggested retail price for this box set is $49.98 but of course prices may vary based on the retailer.  You can order on Amazon.com now for $31.74 which also includes the MP3 version of the set for free!  Keep in mind that prices on Amazon can change at any second so double check before you head to check out.

Disney Classics

Here’s the full list of songs include in the Disney Classics box set! There are 94!!

Disney Modern Classics – CD 1
1. Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid
2. Be Our Guest – Beauty and The Beast
3. Seize the Day – Newsies
4. A Whole New World – Aladdin
5. What’s This? – The Nightmare Before Christmas
6. Circle of Life – The Lion King
7. Colors of the Wind – Pocahontas
8. You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Toy Story
9. Out There – The Hunchback of Notre Dame
10. I Won’t Say (I’m in Love) – Hercules
11. Reflection – Mulan
12. The Time of Your Life – A Bug’s Life
13. Strangers Like Me – Tarzan (Phil Collins)
14. When She Loved Me – Toy Story 2
15. Whopp-de-Dooper Bounce – The Tigger Movie
16. If I Didn’t Have You – Monsters, Inc.
17. Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride – Lilo & Stitch
18. Look Through My Eye – Brother Bear
19. One Little Slip – Chicken Little
20. Happy Working Song – Enchanted
21. Dig a Little Deeper – The Princess and The Frog
22. I See the Light – Tangled (Mandy Moore)
23. We Belong Together – Toy Story 3


Disney Theme Park Classics – CD 2
1. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room – Enchanted Tiki Room
2. Swisskapolka – Swiss Family Robinson Treehouse
3. YoHo – Pirates of the Caribbean
4. Splash Mountain Medley – Splash Mountain
5. The Bear Serenade – Country Bear Jamboree
6. Grim Grinning Ghost – Haunted Mansion
7. It’s a Small World – It’s a Small World
8. Great Big BeautifulTomorrow – Carousel of Progress
9. Great Outdoors – CountryBear Vacation Hoedown
10. Space Mountain – Space Mountain
11. Soarin’ – Soarin’ Over California
12. It’s Tough to Be a Bug – It’s Tough to Be a Bug!
13.California Screamin’ – California Screamin’
14. The Best Time of Your Life – Carousel of Progress
15. Space Mountain – Space Mountain (2005)
16. Universe of Energy – Universe of Energy
17. Kitchen Kabaret Medley – Food Rocks
18. One Little Spark – Journey Into Imagination
19. Canada (You’re a Lifetime Journey) – O Canada!
20. Golden Dream – The American Adventure
21. Finale – Fantasmic!


Disney Timeless Classics – CD 3
1. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf – Three Little Pigs
2. Whistle While You Work – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
3. When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio
4. When I See an Elephant Fly – Dumbo
5. Little April Shower – Bambi
6. The Three Caballeros – The Three Caballeros
7. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Song of the South
8. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) – So Dear to My Heart
9. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes – Cinderella
10. All in the Golden Afternoon – Alice in Wonderland
11. You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! – Peter Pan
12. What a Dog/He’s a Tramp – Lady and The Tramp
13. Once Upon a Dream – Sleeping Beauty
14. Cruella De Vil – 101 Dalmatians
15. Let’s Get Together – The Parent Trap
16. The Ugly Bug Ball – Summer Magic
17. A Spoonful of Sugar – Mary Poppins
18. The Monkey’s Uncle – The Monkey’s Uncle
19. Fortuosity – The Happiest Millionaire
20. The Bare Necessities – The Jungle Book
21. Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat – The Aristocats
22. Whistle Stop – Robin Hood
23. Someone’s Waiting for You – The Rescuers
24. It’s Not Easy – Pete’s Dragon
25. Best of Friends – The Fox and The Hound


Disney Television Classics – CD 4 {This is the CD I got!}
1. Mickey Mouse March – The Mickey Mouse Club
2. The Ballad of Davy Crockett – Davy Crockett
3. The Triple R Song – Adventures of Spin & Marty
4. Theme of Zorro – Zorro
5. Scarecrow – The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh
6. Winnie the Pooh–Winnie the Pooh &the HoneyTree
7. Minnie’s YooHoo – The Mouse Factory
8. Who, What, Why, Where, When and How Day
9. Gummi Bears Theme – Adventures of Gummi Bears
10. Duck Tales Theme – Duck Tales
11. Chip n’ Dale’s Rescue Rangers Theme Song
12. Darkwing Duck Theme – Darkwing Duck
13. Theme to Lizzie McGuire (Extended Supa Mix)
14. Rockin’ at the House of Mouse (Extended Version)
15. The Naked Mole Rap – Kim Possible
16. Cheetah Sisters – The Cheetah Girls
17. Aloha, E Komo Mai – Lilo & Stitch
18. Hot Dog! – Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
19. Get’cha Head in the Game – High School Musical
20. Nobody’s Perfect – Hannah Montana 2
21. Gitchee Gitchee Goo – Phineas and Ferb
22. This Is Me – Camp Rock
23. What Time Is It – High School Musical 2
24. Everything Is Not as It Seems – Wizards of Waverly Place
25. Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater

Disney Mickey and Minnie Nail Art

Mickey and Minnie Nail Art

Minnie Mouse is one of my favorite Disney characters!  She’s adorable for little girls and grown up girls too!  I love her sweet face, her relationship with the mouse who started it all, Mickey, and her love of polka dots.  What’s not to like?

If you follow me on Pinterest {and I hope you all do!} you’ve been bombarded with my Minnie Mouse pins lately.  I’m sorry about that!  You see, my little girl is about to turn two and I’m searching for every idea possible to make her Minnie Mouse party a success.  {Check out my DIY Minnie Mouse Halloween costume I made her.}  While browsing and browsing I found quite a few cute Minnie Mouse nail designs {which I pinned on my Pretty Nails board}.  Some were simple and some were far above my skill level.  I chose to do a design that was right in the middle.  It stretched me out of my comfort zone and I’m very pleased with the results.  If you think these are awful, please keep your comments to yourself.  Don’t bust my bubble!

My favorite Mickey and Minnie images are from the 70’s and 80’s.  Do you remember the ones?  Minnie wore a blue dress, yellow shoes, and a hat with a flower in it?  I tried to make my characters look like the ones from back then except that Minnie has a bow instead of a hat.

Have you ever done your own Mickey and Minnie Mouse Nail Art?  If so, I would love to see it!

Products Used:

Here is a list of the products that I used for my Mickey and Minnie Mouse Design:

  • – Julep Polish in a beautiful shade that isn’t available yet….that I got to name!!!  I can finally cross that item off of my bucket list.  This color will be making it’s debut soon.  Don’t you want to buy it?  I think it’s absolutely beautiful!  My poor photography skills make it look a little darker in the picture than it actually is but don’t you love the rose gold flecks in it?  Even if I didn’t have the privilege of picking the color and naming it myself it would still be my favorite polish.
  • White Nail Art Paint (Milani)
  • Dotting Tool
  • Black Polish (Sally Hansen)
  • Base and Top Coat (Julep Base Coat, Julep Polymer Top Coat)

I’m sorry that this isn’t a tutorial post but I don’t think I could do it again if I tried!  I set aside a block of time, figured out what I wanted my design to be, and carefully applied each stroke.  Sometimes I used my dotting tool or my fingernail to remove a little paint if I went a little too far.  After I was happy with my design I sealed it off with a top coat.

Even though this isn’t a tutorial, I would be happy to do my best to try and answer any questions you might have so please feel free to leave them in the comments below.  Plus, feel free to leave a comment here telling Julep what you think of their new polish color!

Monsters University Activity Sheets

Here are some adorable {and free!} activity sheets for the much anticipated Monsters University movie!  Just click on an images below to download a printable pdf.  Check out the cute Monsters University Student ID – Love it!

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Monsters University ID Card

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Monsters University Archie on the Loose Game

Archie on the Loose

Archie the Scare Pig on the Loose

This movie looks like fun for the whole family and it will be in theaters on June 21st.  While you wait you can also “Like” Monsters University on Facebook or follow Disney/Pixar on Twitter.  I know I love seeing the latest that Disney has to offer!!

Disney’s Toy Story Zing ‘Ems Review

Toy Story Zing Ems

When Disney contacted me to review one of their latest toys I jumped at the chance.  When I got the package in the mail I was a little puzzled by what exactly Zing ‘Ems were.  After playing around with the toy myself I quickly found out why they were called that….they zip, ride, and zing along!  Disney phrases it much better though, they say,

“Zing ‘Ems are an action-packed, completely new way to play with everyone’s favorite Toy Story characters, and the Rocket Rumble playset is one of Buzz Lightyear’s most action-filled adventures yet. The galaxy’s greatest Space Ranger needs your help to take on Zurg (figure sold separately). Use the attack launcher to send Buzz zinging and zooming around the playset, crashing through the deadly Zurgbot and tumbling through the treacherous asteroid field. Succeed, and it’s time to take on Zurg! Will you break through the obstacles and save the day? Or will you be defeated by the asteroid field and Zurgbot? Includes play set and 1 exclusive Buzz Lightyear Zing’ems figure. Collect all your favorite Zing’ems figures, each sold separately.”

Buzz Lightyear Zing Toy

Check out how cute Buzz Lightyear is!


Baby with Toy Story Zing Ems

My little girl loved playing with all of the pieces but she especially loved Woody.  He’s always been my favorite too!


Baby and Toy Story Zing Ems

While she’s not big enough yet to pull the lever back that sends them flying (as you’ll see demonstrated in a video later on) she enjoyed pushing the button that made them jump from spot to spot and of course she loved driving them around the track herself.  And around the entire house.  I don’t mind though, I love these little guys.


Woody and Buzz Zing 'Ems

Check em out!  Woody and Buzz, the best of friends!  Each figure rolled easily along with just the slightest push and they always popped back up to standing position.  They kind of remind me of the old Weebles I played with as a kid but better because these roll!

I made a quick  YouTube video to show you exactly how the Toy Story Zing ‘Ems works.  I hope you enjoy this short little YouTube Toy Story Zing ‘Ems demonstration!

You can purchase Toy Story Rocket Rumble Playset & Figure Assortment set for yourself your kids at Amazon.com.  Right now they are selling for $21.99 but as you know, prices could change at anytime!

2013 Walt Disney Movie List

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March 8: Oz the Great and Powerful


May 3: Iron Man 3 (Marvel Studios)


June 21: Monsters University (Disney/Pixar)


July 3: The Lone Ranger


September 13: The Little Mermaid 3D (Walt Disney Animation Studios)


October 4: Delivery Man (DreamWorks Pictures)


November 8: Thor: The Dark World (Marvel Studios)


November 27: Frozen (Walt Disney Animation Studios)


December 20: Saving Mr. Banks


I’m looking forward to all of these but especially The Little Mermaid!  Which one is your family looking forward to seeing?

Disney’s MONSTERS, INC. Featurette & New Movie!

Have you heard the news?   MONSTERS, INC. is returning to theaters for the second time but this time, it’s in 3D!!!  Get ready to pack the kids in the car and head to the theater this Wednesday, December 19th!  To help celebrate this release, Disney has produced a brand new featurette on the film plus they’re sharing with us photos of Disney Channel stars taken at a special screening at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood this past Saturday.


Here’s the MONSTERS, INC. featurette:



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Katherine McNamara – Disney Channel’s “Girl Vs. Monster” and “Kickin’ It”


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Ryan Ochoa & brothers – Disney Channel’s “Pair of Kings”


For more information, you can like MONSTERS,  INC. 3D on Facebook.

Minnie Mouse Slippers, Cup, Robe, Costume, & More On Sale!

I don’t know why but I’ve been on kind of a Minnie Mouse kick lately.  I tell  you, I’m crazy about that girl!  While searching for Minnie Mouse slippers for my daughter I found quite a few good deals at the Disney Store and I thought some of you might be interested too!


If you do decide to buy something be sure to click through Ebates for 3% cash back and use a coupon code.  The coupon code DVC10 will get you 10% off your entire purchase and BONUS20 will save 20% off of toys and plush.


Here are my favorites that I bought tonight!: 


Minnie Mouse Slippers Minnie Mouse Slippers -Reg. $14.50, on sale for $12  Could slippers get any cuter?



Minnie Mouse Mug

Minnie Mouse Mug – Reg. $12.50, on sale for $7  Merry Christmas to me!!



Minnie Mouse Cup Minnie Mouse Tumbler w/ Straw – Reg. $6.50, on sale 2 for $12  {It has floating glitter and bows in it!!}


Adorable Minnie Mouse Items on My Wish List: 


Minnie Mouse Robe Minnie Mouse Personalized Bath Robe – $29.50, personalization $5.95   Adorable!!



Minnie Mouse Straw Cup Minnie Mouse Straw Cup – Reg. $6.50, on sale 2 for $12  Soft straw for young kiddos but super cute!



Minnie Mouse Plush Minnie Mouse Plush – Reg. $19.50, on sale for $12 What a deal!

Minnie Mouse Placemat Minnie Mouse Placemat – $6.50



Minnie Mouse Costume Minnie Mouse Costume Collection – Reg. from $7.50 – $34.50, on sale from $7.50 – $24.15

Personally, I like my homemade DIY Minnie Mouse Costume better but in case you don’t here’s a deal on the Disney brand costume.  By the way, in case you want to you can go here to see my cute little girl dressed up in her Minnie Mouse costume.


As always, don’t forget to shop through Ebates to earn 3% CASH BACK on your Disney purchases!

Free Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph Activity Page! {In Theaters Now!} #WreckItRalph

Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph opene in theaters yesterday (11/2), and I have fun and free activity sheets for you to share with your little ones!


Here is a fun and FREE Disney Wreck-It Ralph activity page.


Wreck it Ralph Puzzle


You can also enter to win “A Hero’s Journey” provided by Adventures by Disney in the Wreck-It Ralph Plany & Win sweepstakes!

From Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmy-winning director Rich Moore comes Wreck-It Ralph, a hilarious, arcade-game-hopping adventure.

For decades, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) has been overshadowed by Fix-It Felix, Jr. (voice of Jack McBrayer), the good-guy star of their game who always gets to save the day.

Tired of playing the role of a bad guy, Ralph takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a journey across the arcade through multiple generations of video games to prove he’s got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, Ralph meets tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero’s Duty, and feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, who may just be his first real friend.

Wreck-It Ralph crashes onto the big screen on November 2, 2012, in Disney Digital 3D™ in select theaters.


Like Wreck-It Ralph on Facebook and Follow Wreck-It Ralph on Twitter to learn more and stay on top of the latest movie news!

Disney’s Frankenweenie Free Activity Sheets



Disney’s FRANKENWEENIE arrives in theatres everywhere on October 5th!


I wanted to share some fun activity sheets including mazes and a “Pin-the-Tail on Sparky” game!  Just click on the images below to open full-page printable pdf worksheets.


FRANKENWEENIE - Spot The Difference


FRANKENWEENIE - Monster Pet Maze


FRANKENWEENIE - Pin The Tail Activity



If you haven’t heard about Frankenweenie yet, here’s the official overview:


“From creative genius Tim Burton (“Alice in Wonderland,” The Nightmare Before Christmas”) comes “Frankenweenie,” a heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog. After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor’s fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new “leash on life” can be monstrous.”


A stop-motion animated film, “Frankenweenie” was filmed in black and white and rendered in 3D, which elevates the classic style to a whole new experience.


“Like” FRANKENWEENIE on Facebook.