Friday, November 28, 2014

Fab Friday Links 11.28.2014

Hope it's a fun Black Friday!  A few fab links to peruse while you snack on that leftover turkey and stuffing...

---Cheapskate Princess has some charming paper dolls inspired by the Pixar Paperman short.  I have no doubt Meg would have a stylish wardrobe like that! :) ---

---Loved this concept art Eating WDW shared for a new gingerbread creation at Disney Grand Californian Resort in Disneyland.---

---I've seen plenty of fancy custom Mickey ears on etsy, but these upcycled ears Mouse on the Mind found may be some of my favorites yet.  Love the Tower of Terror!---

---The Kid Snippets guys do Thanksgiving in typically hilarious style.  My family can't stop watching those videos - so good!---

---It's not too early to start listening to Christmas music, right?  Michael Buble and Idina Menzel have a new version of Baby, It's Cold Outside, and the music video is very sweet.---

NEW POSTS: Mickey, Minnie, and a Festival of Fantasy --- Cupcake Poster Promo --- Disney World Trivia --- Macy's Herald Square

NEW VIDEOS: Royal Palm Club Tour --- Disney Parks Cupcakes --- Festival of Fantasy

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Daydreaming at Macy's | NYC Trip Report

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody!  Is your turkey in the oven?  Family gathered?  Are you watching the Macy's parade?

We've been watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade on tv this morning - all my little brother wants to see is the Pikachu balloon!  I loved Taylor Swift's performance.  Her outfit was so sparkly and perfect for the holiday. :)


It's especially fun to be watching the parade making its way through New York as my cousin and I were just visiting NYC and stopped by Macy's last month!

Herald Square was a little less crowded then than it must be today!


I'm sure those owls are looking out disdainfully over all the balloons passing by. lol.

Shall we go inside?  With Black Friday on the horizon, I thought it'd be fun to make today's blog post all about the shopping!  The Macy's in Herald Square is so big and so much fun to wander and browse.

My favorite section...the lovely!  Lace and sequins and long skirts!


Some of these remind me of the Downton Abbey costumes...that navy one in the middle on the left is just gorgeous.

So neat to ride on the old wooden escalators.


The fun thing about the Macy's in New York is that it's just. so. huge!  The selection is enormous - you find so many eclectic items that a normal Macy's might not carry.  Love that bookish shirt...and check out the capelet on that plum-colored dress.

Had to stop to ooh and ahh over the Kate Spade items...


Do Not Disturb...daydream in progress!

I've never seen this many cozy bathrobes!  I was definitely tempted by all the jammies...


Pink penguins: so sweet!

Also.  CUTE SOCKS.  Look, they've got one with s'mores.  And hot dogs.  And owls.  And Christmas cats.

They had tights in every shade of the rainbow!

Will you be doing any shopping tomorrow?  Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Where in WDW: Geometric Wall

I've got a pretty tough trivia challenge for all you Disney snobs this week...

How well do you pay attention when you're wandering at Walt Disney World?  Have you ever noticed this geometric lighted wall?  Post your guess in the comments!

Hint: you might have passed it while shopping...

Last week's hopping fountains can be found at Epcot, up beyond Journey into the Imagination with Figment.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

New Disney Cupcake Video + Poster Promo!

If you're looking for a unique holiday gift for the Disney dessert fan on your list, I've got some exciting news!  The brand new 2014 Cupcakes of Walt Disney Wold infographic is now available as a poster.  Find it here!

Over 70 cupcakes.  It's a thing of beauty. ;)

Get 15% off this week (though December 1st) with the coupon code: CUPCAKESNOB.

I've got lots of sweet treat pixie dust going on at the moment - over on my YouTube channel there's a new video all about the best cupcake spots in the Walt Disney Wold theme parks:

Now I think I need some grey stuff.  Who's with me? :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Festival of Fantasy Finale

We've been looking at the Magic Kingdom's over-the-top new parade, Festival of Fantasy, float-by-float...and today we've reached the finale!

After Prince Phillip and the dragon have gone by, there's a bubbly, bright explosion of classic Disney fun coming down the street...

It looks like the circus has arrived in town!  Pinocchio is up front, seated atop a bedazzled, wind-up purple Monstro,

The pink elephants are the icing on top!


More float details - there are mini amusement park rides on Monstro's back.

Donald and Daisy are tucked in there too!  And can you spot Timothy Mouse?


Confession: the balloon bottom clown girls are just a little too much for me.  I'm sorry.  Too much spandex.

Alice just never stops spinning - she must be so dizzy by the end of the parade!

The seven dwarfs are marching nearby!


Snow is terrorizing  The dancing Dopey costume is pretty awesome!


The last dancers of the parade!  I love the spats.  That blue hair is cah-razy!  These girls are leading the way before the two main mice arrive...

There they are!


It's SO exciting when you first catch sight of the hot air balloon float - it looks so cool. :)

Who's the leader of the club that's made for you and me?  Love the Mickey Mouse Club march remix from the parade!


My girl Minnie looks fabulously stylish, as always.  Sparkly golden polka dots.  Graceful pink stripes.  Princess hat.  Love. It.

Ballerina hippos are holding the ropes below, but I think I love this float from afar even more than I love it up close...

You can catch Mickey waving even if you don't have a curbside seat!

A charming finish to a fantastic new parade!

Catch up on the rest of the Festival of Fantasy posts here: