Thursday, August 21, 2014

DOs and DON'Ts of Theme Park Photography

Welcome to those of you joining us from Disney Babies Blog and those of you just hopping aboard. We are the 3rd stop on our Magical Blogorail.

No matter if it's a day or weekend outing, an annual vacation, or a once in a lifetime trip, we all want to capture those magical memories we make at Disney on camera.

Whether you're using your phone, a "point and shoot" camera or a DSLR, there are some basic things you can do to make sure you get the best theme park photos on your next trip.  

Here are our DOs and DON'Ts of theme park photography...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Aladdin Movie Night

When the wind's from the east and the sun's from the west

And the sand in the glass is right

Come on down stop on by
Hop a carpet and fly
To our...

Aladdin Movie Night

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Retro

This Week's Theme: Retro

Focused on the Magic

Special Thanks to Deb at "Focused on the Magic" for hosting the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.  If you've hopped here, please feel free to look around, Like us, Follow us, Email us, or Subscribe to us.  Then be sure to use the link above to return to the blog hop and check out the other great blogs participating.  Thanks!

13.1 Things I Learned Running My First runDisney Half Marathon

Lisa and I are heading down to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and runDisney's Wine & Dine Half Marathon this November.  This is only our second runDisney event.  Lisa completed a runDisney 5k in January and I managed to finish the Half Marathon despite having two knee surgeries last year.

Here are 13.1 things (one for every mile) that I learned running my first Half Marathon that I hope to apply to our upcoming Wine & Dine race.  

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Little Kids Score Big Deals on Costumes at Birthday Express

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We're excited to announce that we are now affiliates for Birthday Express! Through this partnership, we will be able to bring you exciting deals and make recommendations for products so you can host your own parties at home! 

Halloween is coming up! Get a jump start on your little one's Halloween costume by checking out this great clearance sale from Birthday Express!

Do you have a little dinosaur lover, a sweet feline princess or an action warrior in your home? Are you looking for a way to jazz up the usual birthday hullabaloo or turn a plain old Sunday into a FUN DAY? Birthday Express has the clearance sale for you! Take a look at these costumes on clearance for little ones, all for under $15! 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Foodie Friday - The Croissant Doughnut

Sometimes the best snacks are made when two equally delicious treats are put together. Take croissants and doughnuts. Both are quite tasty, but put them together and you get an amazing food experience, the Croissant Doughnut or Cronut.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mulan to Make a Special Appearance on Sofia the First

Whenever Sofia the First needs help getting out of a jam, solving problems or tricking someone a Disney princess will be summoned through her magical amulet. The latest princess to make an appearance on the Emmy-nominated hit Disney Junior show is Mulan. 

In a special episode premiering August 15th at 9:30 a.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel, Mulan will show up to lend Sofia a helping hand. In the episode, "Princesses to the Rescue", Sofia and her family take a trip to the Kingdom of Wei-Ling.  While there, Sofia's brother Prince James and Prince Jin run off in search of the treasure of the Jade Jaguar. When King Roland and Emperor Quon go off to rescue the boys, they all find themselves trapped in the jaguar's den. It's up to Sofia, Amber and Princess Jun to save their families.  Mulan comes to their aid to offer some strategic advice on how to rescue their dads and brothers. 

Also featured in the episode is a new original song "Stronger Than You Know". 

Here is a link to a sneak peek:

Will Mulan be able to help Sofia? You'll have to watch to find out!