Hi friends!…It’s been awhile. Happy New Year! I’m finally starting to recover from Christmas and all that comes along with it! This year was extra special for our family. We took the kids to Disneyland for their first time. It was everything I imagined and more…..we really had the best time EVER. We surprised the kids Christmas morning with these Mickey & Minnie gift baskets I put together. They contained character PJ’s, socks, shirts, glow sticks, ect.
These wonderful hats were made by the talented Shawn of The Head Said Etsy shop. She has all sorts of fab designs… They are super cute and so warm. Perfect for those chilly Disney early mornings! I had so many people stop ask where they could buy one…
I made this cute Minnie Mouse pillowcase dress the same time I made her Christmas one. Read about that here. I love the applique ears and embellished matching ribbon. It was so perfect for Disneyland!
If you read here often you might be starting to catch on that I love styling my kids…It’s sorta my thing…or obsession..whatever..Ha! But it doesn’t matter if it’s handmade, Goodwill, or Target clearance… Applique tops are something I enjoy making, and here are 3 I made for the trip. Read more on how I applique here. It really is easy. (Note: I usually hand stitch or machine stitch the edges and I didn’t here. They started to come up so I will do that next time for sure.)
This is a $5 turtle neck from Target. I used Wonder Under fusible web to apply the ears, and stitched this sparkly applique bow from Hobby Lobby.
(To make mickey ear templates just search Google for “mickey ears image”. Then copy, paste, and re size onto MS Word. I then print out on cardstock.)
Here’s the tie template I used.
These two were pretty stylin & popular walking around in their matching outfits 🙂 My son was very proud to say, “Oh my mom made this!” Hmm..I Wonder how much longer that’ll last?
I didn’t dress up really, but I did sport some snazzy hounds tooth nails thanks to Sally Hansen nail stickers…love those! So fun.
The kids did great patiently waiting in long lines…And my 3 year old rode Space Mountain and loved it! This was seriously such a fun part of being a parent. We went after Christmas and it was waaaaay crowded, in fact they had to stop selling tickets in the afternoon one day! Yikes…
My fav memory was when we ordered my son Mickey waffles with candles in bed on the day of his birthday. I had decorated the room a little after he had fallen asleep so he woke up to balloons & breakfast. He was super surprised and felt special…CUTE! By the way, that bananas foster waffle was the best thing ever…
Disney was a complete success. I’m glad we waited until we were out of strollers and diapers to go…Here’s to sweet Disney dreams and a Happy New Year!
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