20 September 2017

Disney Gear!

Last week we went on our family vacation
to Disneyland,
my favorite place of course,
and I shared most of our adventures on my InstaStories!
If you don't already follow me, 
you really kinda should cuz I'm hilarious haha
I wanted to show you the Disneyland swag we were sporting
while we visited the parks!
First up I painted these shoes to help make the girls' Minnie Disneybounds
(aka, dressing up but not in a costume)
more authentic and look perfect!

Initially I thought I would just buy yellow shoes for them
but to be honest,
kids shoes are so expensive and I was able to make these at a fraction
of what already-yellow shoes would cost. 
I got their dresses from Alyx
who used to do a children's clothing boutique!
The shirts and leggings are from Children's Place!

We also got the AMAZING opportunity to work with 
Magic on Main and we got some super cute stuff!!

The bracelet was ALLLLLL the heart eye emojis guys!
If you're relatively new to the blog,
I had the privilege of working at Disneyland for a year as a college internship
in 2010.
I worked in the stores in Tomorrowland, Fantasyland and ToonTown.
I also was a hat writer for a few months of that time
(writing names on hats was literally the BEST!)
Tomorrowland though is my "homeland"
I was trained and learned the ways of the Force there so it holds a very very special
place in my heart and I rarely see anything celebrating this
spot of Disneyland.
So as soon as I saw that bracelet, I HAD to have it!
The girls were more than excited for their pink princess shirts!
"After all, if you dream a thing more than once it's sure to come true" 
(points if you know which movie that's from!)

I got some other amazing Disney bling from another
shop on Etsy that I fell in love with.
These bracelets are so fun, easy to put on too!
I will say though I somehow lost one of the charms for the Disney Parks themed one
and I was super devastated!
The stroller had gotten knocked over and the bracelets flew off!
Luckily I found them but my one casualty was that charm :(

These ears have been so much fun!!
I ordered these when the owner was still on the team for Fantasy Ears Co
but she has now broken off to do her own shop: Castle Design Co!
She's the sweetest and I have LOVED these!
I got stopped so many times and asked about them!

This shirt was also super popular!
The most I got asked about it was when I was sitting at Red Rose Taverne
eating The Grey Stuff 
(which by the way, IS totally delicious!!).
I got this from Kind Hearts Vinyl and Decals!!
She's so nice (and lives close by thank heavens!)
and it's amazing quality!

Next time you're on the hunt for some good Disney gear,
check out these AMAZING shops!!

07 September 2017

Birthdays & Fall planning!

You guys,
it's September!
This means it's one month closer to my birthday!
And hopefully some cooler temps PLEASE!
I wanted to share what we did for Jade's birthday this year 
and just kinda what we've been up to!

We took her to Build A Bear to give up her binki for a new "buddy"
(aka stuffed animal, we call them buddies in our house)
And she picked a UNICORN!
Yeah I know, she's from My Little Pony but my kids don't watch the show
so she just knew unicorn!
Also, *I* want to go back and get this one ahhhh! 
(ok and I probably NEED this don't I?!)

After Build A Bear we HAD to stop at the Disney Store or what kind of mother would I be?!



They were super sweet to Jade and even to Rory about her birthday!
They gave a Rory an UNbirthday button
and a bag full of goodies for both of them.

After the Disney Store we took them to Famous Dave's BBQ 
just like we did for Rory's 3rd birthday!
SAdly they don't do the giant ice cream sundaes anymore for birthdays 
BUT she got to sit by her Daddy and Grandpa
(2 of her most favorite people)
and Daddy shared all of his corn with her which made her so happy.

And guys she's done GREAT with letting her binki go!
She cried for a couple nights then when she realized we weren't
giving in nor could we get it back
(it's INSIDE the unicorn)
she relaxed and is fine now hahaha


We're getting into a better school routine
and now Rory is wanting to do everything herself.
And I let her do most things but making her sandwich is still MY job
cuz I don't trust a 5 year old with a knife yet.

I recently got some new juice boxes from Apple & Eve to try with the girls
and they LOVED them!
I'm a member of Influenster and we received these samples
for free which is always amazing
and the kids just loved the flavors!

I've been adding more to my "office/craft room/MY room"
gallery wall!
Unicorn Chalkboard/Lightbox/LED Mickey Ears/4 square prints/large print/square print
/calendar (similar) 
I've been LOVING putting things up on the wall finally!
I have more I'm wanting to display but I need more frames
and I gotta wait for the "redecoration funds" to come haha

And just in case you thought I wasn't busy enough,
here's what my desk looks like pretty much all the time!
And this weekend we're headed "home" to Disneyland and guys I can't WAIT!!!
How have you guys been??
What are your big plans for Fall!?

26 August 2017

Jadey Loo Who!

I can't believe Jade is 3!
Not to be too cliche, but dang that went fast
(and yet so slow!)

She went from being our squishy girl,
(those CHEEKS!)
to this lean and sturdy little tank!
I need to get her into tumbling soon as possible cuz 
I foresee a gymnastics career in her potential future.

Shes fearless.
And I mean fearless.
Rory was at first but then learned caution,
Jade throws it to the wind hahaha

 She's spunky.
There's a fire inside of her and I pray she never loses it,
although I wouldn't mind if she tamed it just a bit
when talking to ME,
but overall I want her to keep it ;) 

She loves fiercely but also enjoys her space.
Rory being in school has helped her grow so much already.
She can do more independent play
and learn more instead of being told what to do all the time hahaha
She's already thriving in preschool too
thanks to her amazing teacher and her patience level!

She's my little snugglebug when she wants to be.
Everything is done in HER time frame which drives me NUTS!
She and I are trying to work on it together
but apparently she's like her daddy in that way haha

We love our Jadey Loo Who!
Rory loves you so much and misses you a lot at school.
Daddy and I think you're the cutest thing
and we can't wait to see what's in store for you sweetie!
Love Mom <3

22 August 2017

Mermaid/Unicorn Hair take two!

So after realizing how much I loved having fun hair,
and after it had grown out/faded quite a bit,
I decided to get it refreshed by a professional that knew what she was doing haha
I got so lucky and found Michelle from Shea Madison Salon
right here in Queen Creek AZ!
She was amazing and so sweet and fun.
Best part?
She's been a hair technician for over 17 years,
a color correction teacher for over 4
AND specializes in colored hair,
as in FUN colored hair!
AND she's super affordable.
(also, this is NOT sponsored at all,
I just really want to share with you how awesome she is!) 
Here's my before:
Golly it was bad huh?
We had such a fun time during the whole process
which also only took about 3 hours
(color me shocked!
See what I did there? Punny!)
And after sharing everything on IG stories
(which you should really follow me cuz I'm "hilariously real"
or so I've been told)
Here's my after:

I look like a real mermaid/unicorn/fairy/fantastical creature!
I fall more in love with it everyday.
And I'm going back to her before our Disneyland trip
in a few weeks just to make sure I look as magical as the place I'm visiting!
If you're local to AZ,
Check out Michelle AND the opther amazing ladies in the little studio!
Also, here's after about 3 washes:
 STILL super vibrant and amazing!
(I'm also using my own DIY colored conditioner - 
see my FB page and there's a video!)