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.”

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mickeys not so scary Halloween party started last night!! And we are so excited to be bringing some Disney Magic to you! So let’s dive in and showcase the 2018 party fun!


Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a special ticketed Party. We strongly advise buying tickets in advance as you get discounts and a lot of the party days sell out. The party usually starts at 4pm. Non-ticket holders are ushered out before the party starts.

Yes! You can wear costumes! Visit Disney.com for rules!


With the Sanderson sisters (Hocus Pocus) teaming up with other villains to cast a spell over Magic Kingdom, there will be plenty of opportunities to see some evil characters.


Main events:

Trick or Treating equals unlimited candy! Explore the park and grab candy at designated spots along the way. Bring your candy buckets or buy your favorite from one of the Disney stores! If you or your child has food allergies, Disney offers Teal bags and coins to trade in for special candy, stickers, and trinkets.


Another main event is the Boo To You Parade!

Catch the opportunity to see some really neat grave diggers create sparks on the walkway with their shovel shuffle! Also a great chance to see the Headless Horseman lead the entire parade!


Several rides are decked out with special features just for the party!

Space Mountain roller coaster goes completely dark! Even the stars are hidden! There is also a new soundtrack.

Pirates of the Caribbean has live action pirates as you wait in line!

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party boasts of a magical light show-it’s dazzling!


The fog all over the park also adds a really nice but spooky ambiance.

Be sure to check out these treats as well!

Pic Source: Popsugar.com

First off is the Haunted Mansions Hitchhiking Doom Buggy- the reviews though aren’t that great. Not a lot of flavor.

This Candy Corn Milkshake looks amazing! It includes vanilla cotton candy and a vanilla Mickey Mouse marshmallow.

What’s not to love about Jack Skellington from the Night Before Christmas?! These cake pops are super cute and we are so glad they brought back the design from last year.

Dirt and worms- this looks delicious! And even comes with a tombstone!

These are just several of the available desserts all throughout the parks!


According to WDW PrepSchool here is the best and worst places to see the fireworks throughout the park.


We are still awaiting the Tim Trackers video from last night! We know they were at Walt Disney World for the opening of Mickey’s Not Scary Halloween Party because pictures are starting to come in from the fans! Disney fans got a real treat seeing them last night!

Also they did post that they are working on one copyright issue that popped up right before posting so it is a matter of time before that video shows up! 🙂 we will post that video when it comes available.

But for right now here are two videos by Undercover Tourist for you to check out!

Not So Scary Halloween Party– Parade

Halloween Sights And Sounds– Party

Thank you for reading! Be sure to comment about your favorite Disney memories!

❤️ Love Mr. & Mrs. M

blogging · food

Tarragon Lemon Pepper Baked Flounder

I think this is one of the most prettiest dishes I have ever made! And it tasted so good too!

I made a butter, lemon, fresh tarragon sauce, and a lemon parsley tarragon butter rice. And then for the mushrooms can you guess what I flavored those with? You got it! Butter, & Tarragon Vinegar!

The flounder was so moist. I’m not usually a seafood eater, but I have my moments. And flounder is my favorite.

Thank you to all the bloggers who inspired me! I searched the other day for baked fish recipes, and this was my take on all that inspiration goodness!

What is your favorite fish to eat?

boutique · Disney · DIY

New Headband Release by Blooms&Beautifuls: Child Size-Princess Sofia

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These Mickey Ears are trimmed with our signature silver twisty rope and feature a stunning purple swirl pattern. Although the picture does not do it justice, the fabric, when in the path of the sun, reflects thousands of tiny sparkles.  In the center is a white satin bow.

The inspiration behind these ears is Princess Sofia The First.

 

As always we do not sell our ears due to Disney Copyright. But we do keep them for our personal one-of-a-kind collection.

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!

Disney · DIY · Exploring

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

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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!

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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?

boutique · Exploring · Momma life

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!

Exploring

Don’t Forget Your Magical Disney Crew Members

Everywhere you go there are people working at the most magical place on earth. Every single one gets into character and lives and breathes Disney. How Disney makes sure that every single Crew member is magical and never makes a fuss, it’s a mystery to us. Everyone loves their job and has a smile on their face!

One of my favorite parts of being a Disney guest is seeing where are the workers are from.

On their name tag which looks identical every where in the park, is listed their name and the city and country they are from. The diversity is spectacular!

Especially when you get to Epcot and visit the Showcase of the World. Each country’s restaurant and gift shop employs people from that country.

Another of my favorite things to do when visiting Disney is to meet these people and here about who they are. So we do this when it’s a long bus ride back home and we are the only ones on the bus. Or if we just happen to naturally bring up conversation we will ask how did they decide to work at Disney? Do you have any kids, grandkids? We find out about who they are but everywhere we go, they never bash their job. Most say it’s not even a job to them.

Sometimes, my husband and I will try to ask them the real scoop. And usually we get a genuine answer. But everyone we talk to loves what they do and have usually come out of retirement to work for the Mouse.

That’s just so neat! So next time you are at Disney, get to know your bus driver! Get to know the crew worker. Get to know the business man sitting on you bus who is touring Disney for his job.

You will find more magic hidden in these peoples stories and experiences!

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!

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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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