The Journey Continues: Toy Story 4 + Toy Story Land

Our family is excited for Toy Story 4 to be released June 21st. I’m also overjoyed to know that director Josh Cooley has confirmed that the late comedian Don Rickels, the voice of Mr. Potato Head is still part of the franchise with this fourth installment. There are a few new characters, faces and voices like actors Keanu Reeves, Jordan Peele and Keegan-Micheal Key and Tony Hale as ‘Forky’ – Bonnie’s new friend and toy. If you’re a fan of the franchise, you don’t want to miss the trailer!

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Also, if you have a chance to visit Walt Disney World, go ahead and head over to Hollywood Studios’ Toy Story Land. It debuted on June 30, 2018 and still has guests lining up to ride Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and snacking at Woody’s Lunch Box. Toy Story Land is meant to be a ‘toys-eye-view’ from Andy’s backyard. Unfortunately for that reason, there is very little shade throughout which can be refreshing on a hot Orlando day. If you go, be sure to wear sunscreen, take an umbrella or a hat to keep cool.

Are you a fan of Toy Story, which is your favorite so far – I’d love to know!

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Disney: The Best Character Signing Idea

Disney: The Best Character Signing Idea

Have you ever been to Disney and met the wonderful Disney characters? The Disney character ‘Meet-and-Greet’ are amazing, they’re smiling, they’re interacting, they’re excited to see you and they’re ready and willing to take a picture with you, only before you know it, the experience is over.

When I was planning our very first family trip to the parks, I knew I wanted to have the characters signature. I also knew I didn’t want the signature book that Disney World has to offer. As someone who doesn’t like to store things away I knew the signature book would eventually make it’s way in a box and be stored somewhere. Instead, I wanted something that would be displayed on our walls for us to enjoy looking at even after our trip.

I’ve included a few of the moments we’ve captured on camera from our experiences with the characters signing our frames.

Have the Disney World characters sign on a picture frame mat!

•  Prior to our trip, I simply purchase a picture frame that includes a white mat.

•  I include a sharpie for the characters to sign with – keep it inside the zip lock bag, don’t be shy, you can tell them where to sign if there’s a gap needed to be filled.

∗ Please know, not all Disney characters will sign – simply ask the cast member that’s with the character to know if they sign, characters like Olaf from Frozen will not sign, as he hasn’t been to school and can’t read nor write, Baymax from Big Hero 6, Belle from Beauty and The Beast at Magic Kingdom will not sign, however Belle at the EPCOT park will!

•  You can do more than one Disney trip for character signatures in one mat frame – as I have done in the past. I simply choose a different sharpie color per trip and write the date of the trip on the back of the frame. The front of the frame will remind you which character signature color goes with which trip.

•  I store the mat in a zip lock bag – gallon size, and pack it inside our backpack. Florida weather can be unpredictable and to avoid getting the mat wet on a rainy day, I like to place it inside a zip lock. If you ever visit the Disney World parks bring an umbrella, rain or shine, it’ll be useful.

•  Get back from your vacation, choose your favorite picture, print it and frame! If you have kids or not, this picture frame signature idea is the best! It’ll be a great reminder of an even greater trip!

A few character signatures we’ve collected over the years have been, Mickey – although we’ve met multiple ‘Mickeys’ we now just get one of their signatures, since the same character will sign the same way, Merida from Brave, Lilo from Lilo and Stitch, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, Pluto, Gaston from Beauty and The Beast, Belle from Beauty and The Beast, Sofia from Sofia The First, Tinker Belle, Donald Duck, Jake from Jake and The Neverland Pirates, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Snow White from Snow white and The Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, Elena from Elena of Avalor, Woody from Toy Story, Buzz from Toy Story, Pocahontas, Timon from The Lion King, Tarzan and Daisy.

   Please know, the best way to guarantee having a character experience is to make reservations at a restaurant with Character Dining – they’re amazing, just be sure to book your reservation early!

Hope this has inspired you in preparation for your visit to the Disney parks.

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2 Products To Use At The Walt Disney World Parks For Long Lasting Makeup

2 Products To Use At The Walt Disney World Parks For Long Lasting Makeup

It’s no secret that when going to the Walt Disney World parks with makeup, the scorching heat can make you feel as if the makeup is melting right off. We’ve been blessed enough to have been going to Disney since 2015 with the children, if not twice than once a year. I love all things makeup and going to the Disney parks is no different, I’ll still wear makeup – yes, even in the Orlando heat. These 2 products will be the difference between a makeup that will easily come off after just a couple of hours and a makeup that will last all day.

Products To Use When Visiting The Walt Disney World Parks

 

1. Smashbox Primer Water – This 3 in 1 primer will prep, hydrate and refresh your skin. I spray this, after I have applied my Olay Moisturizer with SPF 15 and because I have a bit of redness and dryness underneath my eyes, I will also apply MG217 Moisturizing Cream for Eczema, if you have redness, dryness and flaking on your face, due to Eczema or Dermatitis, this cream will help. You can also use the primer through out the day to refresh your makeup.

2. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray – I will use this ‘All Nighter’ setting spray after I’ve done my makeup, this will lock the make up in for a long time – hours! It helps my makeup not settle into my pores or lines and avoid the makeup from melting or fading – definitely a must for any event that may take more than just a few hours and more like all day, like a wedding, prom or of course the main reason I use it for, Disney parks. I also keep a travel size setting spray in my make up bag.

Makeup Tool For Applying Concealer and/or Foundation

⇒ BeautyBlender – This is a great makeup tool to own! This needs to be used damp – do not use water, I’ll spray the primer water on the beauty blender/sponge. I use it to apply my concealer – you can also use it for your foundation. If you’re wondering what concealer is in rotation, it’s been the ‘Tarte Shape Tape’ in the shade, Light Sand. I’m a mom to six, so sleep is close to non existent – can you picture my under eye circles … please don’t!

I hope this will be helpful when prepping for your next trip to Disney World!

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