Sunday, May 24, 2015

Review: Disney Princess at Macy's

My girls love all things Disney princess and Frozen and I think this may be their favorite review that I've ever done.  Macy's and Disney Consumer Products have launched a collection of adorable clothes for little girls featuring their favorite characters.  These items are available in special Disney Princess shops at Macy's locations across the country.

Tink and Minnie wanted to do a fashion show so you could see their awesome new clothes.

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This set is the Frozen "You Melt My Heart" leggings set.  It retails for $36.00 and is really cute.  The girls are in sizes 6x and 4.  This one was a big hit...Elsa, tutus, and flowers.   As a mom, I like that these clothes seem to be made well and will hold up.  Minnie should be able to wear the 6x set in a couple of years and it will still look nice. She gets really good hand-me-downs.

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Next up is the "Every Girl is a Princess" tee for $14.00.  Aunts and uncles of America, this one would make a fabulous, easy gift for nieces.  I always find it hard to shop for my niece, but every little girl will love this shirt.   From the mom point of view, this is another shirt I really like for the kids but it is a little snug on Tink since she is at the upper end of the 6x range and sometimes wears a 7.  

Cinderella outranks all other princesses in our home and Minnie must now thinks she is a fashion model.  I don't know where she came up with that face but it was too funny not to include.  

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Now this is the outfit they love the most.  The Cinderella tutu set is $36.00 and your girls will get your money's worth.  I really like the details on this set.  The top has a bit of tulle on Cinderella's headband and on the edge of the sleeves.  Kids seem to want to grow up so fast and I love any clothes that scream 'little girl.'  The background of the shirt is covered in a pink rose pattern to tie-in the pink tutu.  A Cinderella shirt and a pink tutu...big hit.  The tulle used on all of these clothes is nice and soft and we haven't run into any itchy seams (or the associated complaints.)

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Growing Up Disney, Disney Princess, Disney clothes at Macy's, Cinderella tee

Many thanks to Disney Consumer Products to providing these clothes for our review.  My girls love them.  These are my honest thoughts and no other compensation was offered or received.

I get nothing from the following link but it looks like this line is on sale this weekend! Go check it out!  There are additional items and princesses available online.   Disney Princess at Macy's

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Photo Flashback! My First Star Wars Weekends Adventure

I just returned from a long weekend trip to Walt Disney World with my brother, Chris (aka Ridge.)  This was my first time experiencing Star Wars Weekends and it was great fun.  I'm thankful that my brother and I are good friends and enjoy traveling together.  Our previous brother/sister only trips were in 2003 for the Passholder preview of Mission Space and in 2007, just because.  I'll write a trip report soon but for now, here are a few shots to go with today's theme over at Focused on the Magic---ADVENTURE.   

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Photo Flashback! I love Parades!

Parades in 1979 look a little different than they do today!

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1979 Parade

Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
In 1979 things looked a little different

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1979 - the "Ears" at the bottom are Amy

Walt Disney World Magic Kingdom
2014 - Parade floats are a little different now.

Hope you like some of my old photos -- DisneyDad

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Growing Up Disney - The First 5 years


Walt Disney knew the power of a good story.  Here at Growing Up Disney we have tried to share our story for the past 5 years.  Amy began this effort with her first post on April 26, 2010 (click here to read the first post).  What began with Amy has grown over the years and included many friends and family sharing their story here.

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A good story can take you on a fantastic journey. --Walt Disney

   We have shared lots of photos on Growing Up Disney.  Lots of photos! Photos from our trips and our contributors as we all have shared our experiences with Disney.... TV, Movies, Disney Parks and more.  I hope you read about the "Family Behind the Blog".  Take time to visit with our "Minnie Moms".  Go "Around the World with Ridge".  Or learn about Disney Vacation Club. (we have been members since 1993.)  Or check out one of our other pages.

Thank you for allowing us to share our story and I hope you get to feel you are a part of our "Fantastic Journey".

Below are a few pictures that we have shared here on Growing Up Disney that tell part of our story.


Honeymoon at Walt Disney World
DisneyDad and Mom on their honeymoon 1973

Walt Disney World
Amy 1979

Walt Disney World
Disney Weddings at Walt Disney World
Amy and her Prince Charming 2005

Disney's Old Key West Resort
DisneyDad & Mom with Tink and Minnie

EPCOT Walt Disney World
Ridge and his cell phone

Mickey Ear Hat Walt Disney World
the end
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Thanks for visiting!
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Disney Frozen Beauty Collection

I love make-up.  I'm not one of those hard-core girls who use multiple shades of contour, but I do enjoy having a bunch of fun colors to choose from.  When I was a kid, I was thrilled to get the big box of crayons with the built-in sharpener.  I can't wait until my girls are big enough to take care of one of those.  Right now, my three-year-old still likes to break the crayons so we have boxes of random bits.

Elsa makeup collection from Elf available at Walgreens, Growing Up Disney

Frozen, especially Elsa, is still really popular in our house.  The girls have dresses and dolls and like to pretend they are the famous sisters.  They like to sing "Let It Go" and twirl around.  Tink's dance class gets a freestyle break each week to the ubiquitous Frozen song.  It's a hoot to watch a room full of five-year-olds giving it their all, complete with full Elsa attitude.

Tink as Anna with our friend, "Elsa," before Disney On Ice
If you or the girls in your life also enjoy makeup and Frozen, there is a new makeup collection just for you.  Available at Walgreens, this limited edition collection features some great colors for spring.   I've tested all of the products below, except for the eyelashes and those may get a night out soon.

The shadows go on well and have decent lasting power.  The colors are soft so don't be intimidated by the bright colors.  You won't end up looking like Mimi from the Drew Carey Show.  You can build for more intensity but they aren't overpowering.

The eyeliner really lasts.  I had it on recently when my family had an experience that resulted in lots of tears and my liner was still in place.

The cream shadow below in the round pot is a soft sparkly pink.  Tink got to wear a tiny bit to kindergarten one day when she was hanging out with me while I was "fixing my face." (My grandmother always used to say that.  I loved watching her do her makeup.)  I've also used it as a cream base for a powder shadow and it stayed on all day.

I think I have used the Icicle Face Palette most often.  I'm normally a pink blush girl but this peachy shade is really nice.  I've also enjoyed having the bronzer and highlighter in the same kit.

The beauty book is a nice all-in-one set and would make a terrific gift.  And if Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique isn't in the budget for your next Walt Disney World vacation, this would be a really fun way to DIY the princess makeover.  

Elsa makeup from Elf available at Walgreens, Growing Up Disney
e.l.f. Disney Elsa Snow and Ice Beauty Book

Need ideas on creating a new look? Simply lift the mirror.

The colors in the book have familiar names. 

Elsa makeup collection from Elf available at Walgreens, Growing Up Disney
Blush/highlighter kit, eyeshadow kit, lip glosses, and cream shadow

Elsa false eyelashes, Elf at Walgreens, Growing Up Disney
Black and purple false eyelashes

My little models.  Tink was wearing last year's dance recital costume and Minnie is rocking the princess jammies.

Thank you to Disney Consumer Products for providing me with these items so I could review them for you.  These are my honest thoughts and no other compensation was offered or received. Pin It
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