Exploring

A Not So Magical Disney Moment

Ack! Disney wasn’t magical? How can that be?!

The first trip that we took our 8 month old daughter to Disney World was amazing. She had such a great time and was really into meeting Mickey, Minnie, & Goofy.

The only problem was, I was holding in my hand the diaper that should have been on her bottom.

That’s right, she was diaper less (had a diaper cover on) and we were at the mercy of her bladder. Thankfully she didn’t have any accidents for the whole 20 minutes we waited in line and the 5-7 min of picture taking and greeting her favorite characters. But why wasn’t she wearing a diaper?

We had taken my husband’s parents with us and when we went to get in line we forgot the diaper bag back at the stroller. The baby of course had pee peed and was crying incessantly. The only way to save the situation was to take off her diaper and make her happy again. There was really no way around it. So we prayed she didn’t have to go anymore.

The picture we have clearly shows me holding a neatly folded used diaper in my hand. So much for the magic! Thankfully she was happy and giggly for Mickey and ever since then she’s loved her “Mocky Mouw.”

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

blogging

How to Influence People

Firefly picture source: beautiful_earthy_things

I have recently had a couple trolls on my comments throughout WordPress World. It has me thinking a lot about our actions and their consequences. And also what makes one person stand out as a light in the world versus someone who chooses to spread lies and darkness.

So here is my list of what makes an exceptional person who influences people.


1. Don’t start or enter fights. Everyone has opinions, but it’s better to error on the side of caution for this one. Decide what you might say and review it in your mind before posting. Would your comment be beneficial or hurtful? Put yourself in their shoes.

2. Even if you are just entering a conversation, leave a comment that is not only engaging but encouraging. A little love can go a long way. If you are not one to use loving nicknames for strangers like love, lovely, friend, mate, ect. These can put your reader at ease and open the doors to their hearts and minds. Wishing them well, letting them know they are in your thoughts and prayers, and encouraging them through a tough situation (as if you are a close friend, even though you don’t even know them) will have a lasting and peaceful affect.

3. Never ever enter a battle with a troll. Don’t even go there. You won’t win that nasty fight. The best thing you can do is ignore them and extinguish whatever it is that attracted them to be so hateful. Nothing positive is ever gained by trying to win a negatively born argument.

4. Be true to yourself and others. When you do let your opinions be known, season your answers with Grace and back up your position with personal experiences. Don’t let anyone tell you what to think or how to feel. Unless you are trying to self help! Then yes of course, but I’m talking here about social media, complete strangers.

5. Get involved. Comment on people’s post. Encourage. Get to know. Participate. Like. Follow. Reblog. And Inspire. Be sure to let the writer know how much you appreciate them sharing and what about it was impactful to you. And be ready to learn something new!

blogging · Disney · DIY · Exploring · Momma life · tips and deals

It’s Blog Party Time! Good Morning! ❤️ (Post #1)

Good Morning Everyone! And welcome to our all day Blog Tea Party!

Feel free to share your blog link on the comments and repost our posts! Let us know who you are, what you write about and Where Are You From? 💜

Let’s get started!


My husband and I are John & Ashley M. We run Blooms & Beautifuls. Which is a Disney Blog! We have a beautiful little girl who overcame a monumental unexpected health crisis after she was born. She’s our miracle baby! I will be sharing her story soon! Anyway we usually save our money, but since our daughter almost died we realized life isn’t about money or things. It’s about the time that we spend with our precious family and friends. So we’ve become Disney obsessed!


Here are some lovely recipes to get your day going! Whether you like tea, coffee, or juice, there’s a recipe for you to start your day perfectly.

Recipe by Monterey Bay Spice Company

Brought to you by Valya’s Taste of Home
Brought to you by BlogLovin.com

Now I’d like to share with you an American Tradition. It’s a verse that is written on a brand of our egg cartons for breakfast everymorning.

It says

“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24

So let’s get this beautiful day started! I can’t wait to get to know you!


Love. Mrs. Ashley M. 💋xoxo

Disney · Exploring · Momma life · tips and deals

Connecting Your Blog To More Readers

One great way to get to know other blogs is through a Multi-Blog Event. I’m inviting you to my online Tea Party Blog Day on August 3rd. This is a great way to get your blog link out there and get to know a bunch of new readers. For this event we will be discussing lots of things: travel, saving deals, family and of course Disney.

Theme: Mad Hatter: Alice In Wonderland

so be sure to follow our blog and get the updates! 

Disney · Exploring · Momma life · tips and deals

Blog Party on August 3!

Announcing Tic Tock Tea Blog Party on August 3!

This will be an ONLINE tea party and you can join in the fun from the comforts of your home! Follow our posts while making yourself some tea! We will be chatting about everything including Disney, vacations, family & more! We will be giving out Tea recipes and savings tips!

Leave your blog link on the posts that day so others can get to know you as well!

Make sure to subscribe to our blog so you can get the updates in real time! Check back with us all day on August 3!

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Ear Inspirations

Rafiki- The Lion King, my absolute favorite of her ears

So I do make my own ears, but I want to showcase another designer in this blog post

agirlandagluegun.com

Some of these are just absolutely amazing! Especially,  Rafiki from The Lion King.


I personally do not sell my ears due to Disney Copyright 😦 but others are willing to do so and have great product!

I plan to make Winnie the Pooh, Mulan inspired, and Minnie Mouse ears for my next pieces in my collection.


After that, I will be looking at these to see some character inspiration. One thing I will have to say about this websites ears, I prefer a simpler profile. And some of these ears are kind of complicated.

But anyway check her ears out!

Flounder- The Little Mermaid
Heart of Tafiti- Moana
Small World Ride
Merida-Brave
Hollywood Studios – Tower of Terror

Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather

Thanks for reading the blog! Make sure to click follow and sign up with your email for our blog updates! Upcoming this week we will be talking about Tea Recipes, Ways to earn free money doing simple savings deals on Disney, obtaining flyer points, and possibly releasing another Disney Pair of Ears!

Disney

Disney Movies Ranked-Part 1

Disney movies are so diverse and I LovE IT!

But this is a pretty fun list of movies ranging from dislikes to never seen before, to my favorite quotes!

Now remember there is another member (my husband) to this blog so this is my list and obviously part one to this blog post. In the near future we will be hearing from the “Mr. Disney” (John) what his favorite Disney movies are! 🙂

So here’s my list

1. Mulan- easily by far my favorite for many reasons, Her bravery, culture expressed in the movie, I just enjoy it very very much

2. Anastasia- based on a true story it’s very fascinating. As you read this story it is beyond heartbreaking.

3. Tarzan- so much fun! Phil Collins I mean come on what’s not to love

4. Beauty & the Beast (the Live Action)

5. Peter Pan

6. Incredibles

7. Lion King

You can probably tell what generation I’m from just by this list😝 but I love it. They are more easy on my heart strings than the others

My least favorite Disney movies which doesn’t mean I don’t love the characters because I very much do! I mean .. they are the iconic classics!! The reason I’m putting them in this list is they had some pretty scary scenes! I still don’t prefer to watch those moments. Don’t make fun of me now! 😉

1. Snow White

2. Beauty & the Beast (the original)

3.Bambi-his mom dies. That’s like the most frightening fear a child would have

Disney classics I’ve never watched all the way through!!!! I don’t know why I’ve never watched these all the way through? These weren’t the classics that were at my house when I was little so I just never got into them.

1. Pocahontus

2. Hercules

3. Hunchback of Notre Dame

4. Sleeping Beauty

5. Toy Story – I’ve seen a couple of them. They are alright- Don’t go crazy on me now ok! I know! What Disney obsessed person doesn’t adore toy story? I mean I’m excited about the New Toy Story Landat WDW. Maybe I’ll get more into it after that 🙂

My Favorite Quotable Disney Movies

1. Pirates of the Caribbean -I love Jack Sparrow- “I’ve got a jar of dirt!”

2. Emperor’s New Groove -“Demon Llama!!!!!”

Lame- I know but for some reason when I was younger, those lines made me roar with laughter!

Because there are so many Disney movies I was not able to have everything in my list! Like Moana, frozen, tangled, brave. All great movies! Maybe we will do some more future extensive line ups! 🙂

Thanks for reading my list! Let me know your top 5!

Disney · Momma life

The BEST sleepy music for babies, toddlers, and parents!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CIbcEOQ9dg8

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I would play this video near my tummy. At that point I wasn’t sure if it was soothing her or what. She’s a toddler now and I know it had a lasting impact on her. I don’t do this very often, but some nights I will turn the video on and she’s out within 3-5 minutes. I know she remembers it because she immediately calms down. EVERYTIME! And I love it to ❤️ it brings back memories of feeling her kick around and just the beautiful blessing of pregnancy.

The music is very soft and I love how They are all Disney songs. Yes yes not everything has to be Disneyfied but this hits all the heart strings for memories at Disney world. It even plays a soothing version of small world! Which is amazing because the first time I went on that ride, I had a headache that lasted well over half the day. But not here!

So don’t fret! There is hope to get your littles calmed down after a busy exciting day! Just click on the video!

☺️

Disney · Exploring · tips and deals

Our Favorite Disney Vloggers: The Tim Tracker

Tim Tracker is must know name in the Disney World. You Tube sensations Tim & Jen make a video every day and they’ve been vlogging for the past 9 1/2 years!

With millions of hits for every single video they produce, they are quickly becoming a Disney Icon while not actually belonging to Disney whatsoever.

While my husband and I have yet to meet them in person, that is one of our ultimate Disney goals someday. They no longer do meet ups due to their ever growing fame. So to catch an opportunity to say hi and meet them is holy grail happened upon by chance.

Jen and Tim live near Orlando and have annual passes to all the theme parks. While they do tour and blog on all theme parks, they are widely known for the tours of Disney.

Hugely inspirational, Disney has even extended VIP passes to Tim Tracker for pre-opening events. Their latest was just last month when Toy Story Land opened at Walt Disney World in Hollywood Studios.

Fans cannot get enough of their videos and recently, they announced that they would be shutting down their P.O. Box. Which is so unfortunate! I was planning on sending them a pair of my handcrafted Mickey Ears! But obviously they have received so much fan memorabilia that they have no more room to store it all.

The most important, I believe, is that this adorable couple embody the American small family spirit. Their dog Bandit also stars in most of the videos. This is their life and they embrace it to the fullest!

They are right in the action of the latest and greatest cameras for vlogging and capture the Today’s culture of taking hold of every moment on camera.

So thanks Tim and Jen for spreading the Disney Magic and making it easier for everyone to navigate the realm of Disney Theme Parks all the while being so much fun and entertaining!

Just type in The Tim Tracker on YouTube. The videos are addicting and we usually watch them instead of regular TV to get our Disney Fix in between trips 🙂

Let us know if you have had the special opportunity to meet these guys!  What’s your favorite Tim Tracker Video?

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New Headband Release by Blooms & Beautifuls

Loosely inspired by The Little Mermaid these handmade Boutique ears sport a metallic green scales band, and a red bow that pops against the sparkly bright blue ears. A tiara of pearls adorn the border of the band. Then a silver twisted rope outlines the ears themselves.

Atop the middle of the bold red bow is large pearl.

I am planning on wearing these at one of the days at Epcot for The Little Mermaid and Oceans Exhibit!

Let me know what characters are your favorite!

-Ashley M

Xoxoxo

As always we do not sell our ears due to copyright. But let us know what inspires you! You may win a free pair of our custom Ears!

Momma life

Dear Tired Momma

I find myself as a mom, wife, human, so tired lately. My husband is so encouraging and a stronghold in our family. Im very blessed. As a newer family though, it’s hard to work the daily grind and figure everything out. All the sudden my toddler is learning all kinds of new things and I begin to wonder Am I teaching my child the most important lessons of life? Am I spending quality time with her? Am I being the best wife I can be for John? I start to doubt myself and let Satan’s lies tell me I’m the reason I’m tired. And I’m the reason I’m “failing.”

So I got to thinking.

Dear momma,

You try so hard to be the perfect rock. The one that supports the frequent emotions behind the toddler meltdowns. You try so hard to teach your children to follow all the right paths but struggle to find your own way too.

You give everything you have to your babies and then more than you thought you could.

You give your faith every ounce. And trust that Gods grace is enough to get you through. You know it is. But you still wonder if you will fail.

You love your man with everything you have, but the daily rush of life has got you only reaching out from afar.

Dear Momma,

Hold onto your Jesus a little more.

Hold onto your man a little more.

Hold onto your babies a little more.

And love yourself. Giving grace a little more.

And maybe hold onto your coffee just a little more 😉

💜xoxo

ashley m

Exploring

New Round of Future Mickey Ears

I went fabric shopping today! I hand-make each pair of Mickey ears from scratch 🙂

These new patterns will be my take on Winnie the Pooh Bear, Minnie Mouse, and Mulan. Eeek! So excited!

As always I do NOT sell my handmade ears! They go into my collection due to Disney Copyright.

Who’s your favorite Disney Character? Who would inspire your ears?

Exploring

An Honest Disney Room Review

My family has stayed at several Disney Hotels over the last couple years. You might be surprised at some of the rankings.

1. Animal Kingdom Lodge-The Beds were amazingly comfy. We had a great nights sleep!

Highly Recommend Safari View if you are planning to spend a good number of hours at the hotel.

2.Pop century is actually my next favorite!! Surprising because it’s a Value Level resort! They just updated a bunch of their rooms and we had the opportunity to try one out! The concept is fabulous. One of the main beds goes up into the wall and creates a table and more space to walk around during the day. Once it’s time for bedtime, pull the bed down and it’s just as sturdy as the other permanent bed! We got a great nights sleep and the comfort level was as good as a moderate level!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ElA1KTVYxWg

3. Coronado -one of my favorites. Large, spacious and clean. Well designed. Relaxing theme. Although it’s not very Disney like because this resort is more used for businesses.

4. Art of Animation Little Mermaid Rooms-Small but well themed. Defiantly a lot of Disney Magic. Beds not as comfy as Pop Century or moderate resorts. Amazing Lobby!

5. All-Star Music – small. Ok for a couple. Not my favorite but definitely a budget friendly option.

Now I will tell you what we thought of the hotels that we visited but didn’t stay at.

Don’t bash me on this but we hated the contemporary. The whole lobby in the middle made it look like the rooms would be not so sound proof. If you have stayed here please let us know what you thought!

The Polynesian is beautiful but the lobby is sooooo busy, I’m not sure if we would choose to stay here on a relaxing trip. But awesome place to explore and eat!

But our ultimate place we love is Boulder Ridge. We hope to visit there soon! It is so quiet hardly anyone goes through there. So serene and beautiful! Plus the aroma that Disney pumps into the air reminds us of Christmas 💜 if I could own DVC there, that would be the ultimate dream.

So let us know where you like to stay! Let us know if you liked a resort that we didn’t care for! There is so much variety with Disney that there’s something for everyone!

Exploring

A Not So Magical Disney Moment

Ack! Disney wasn’t magical? How can that be?!

The first trip that we took our 8 month old daughter to Disney World was amazing. She had such a great time and was really into meeting Mickey, Minnie, & Goofy.

The only problem was, I was holding in my hand the diaper that should have been on her bottom.

That’s right, she was diaper less (had a diaper cover on) and we were at the mercy of her bladder. Thankfully she didn’t have any accidents for the whole 20 minutes we waited in line and the 5-7 min of picture taking and greeting her favorite characters. But why wasn’t she wearing a diaper?

We had taken my husband’s parents with us and when we went to get in line we forgot the diaper bag back at the stroller. The baby of course had pee peed and was crying incessantly. The only way to save the situation was to take off her diaper and make her happy again. There was really no way around it. So we prayed she didn’t have to go anymore.

The picture we have clearly shows me holding a neatly folded used diaper in my hand. So much for the magic! Thankfully she was happy and giggly for Mickey and ever since then she’s loved her “Mocky Mouw.”

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Exploring

4 Reasons Why You Should Book Any Vacation

Looking for a reason any reason to justify going on a vacation? Here re 4 perfect suggestions as to how vacations makes us better people.

Life is short and we only get one here on earth. What you do with your time is of extreme importance.

1. We never know how long our loved ones or even we will be on this earth. Family is where you should invest in.

2. Taking a break from daily grind can reset your body and mind.

3. Exploring the world can enhance your mind. Active participation in a world unfamiliar to us heightens the senses and promotes interactive learning.

4. Planning a trip over a several month period can break up the norm and provide large amounts of hope. Fueling your day, and giving you energy and happiness.

5. There are ways to save money! You don’t have to break the bank! Save extra in another area of your finances to compensate the extra spending towards a trip.

The world is a huge place ready to be explored. You only have to decide to go and enjoy.

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Let Us Show You TheWorld of Disney

My husband and I first went to WDW for the first time in 2015 and we have been hooked ever since. Over the years, we have gotten creative on how to score deals and plan amazing adventures! We are so excited to be bringing that information to you!

Stay tuned for

-The Showcasing of our hand made magic headbands, which will be on display soon!

-Disney Magic brought to you through our travels & foods/drinks.

-Vacation tips and deals!

So come join us on a tour of adventure!

The flower that Blooms in adversity is the most Beautiful and rare of all.

The Emperor, Mulan

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