That's my favorite quote. My 8 year old also uses it quite often.
We've a special surprise for you readers today, too. Danielle Jaycox is a gifted graphic artist and writer, who, like those of us here, has a soft spot for all things Disney.
As a special gift, she's giving Disney Magic Mommy Readers a bunch of TOTALLY FREE Wallpapers and Live Wallpapers!
Danielle can make wallpapers out of anything. Family photos, ideas stuck on your head, whatever you are imagining, she can probably create it.
I have done graphic design and writing for almost 14 years. I take pride in helping people make their vision come true, whether it is for something as simple as an invitation or complex as a website for their business. I make wallpapers mostly for fun. I love being able to help people personalize, and since wallpapers are something we see so often I love being able to help make it something that puts a smile on someone's face.
I do any kind of wallpapers, including taking family pictures and editing them for mobile platforms. I also provide personalized graphics for anything from social media, banners, business cards, and anything one can imagine. I would be glad to take request for favorite characters, quotes, etc! I most only ask for a review on my facebook business page.
So I don't know about you guys, but I LOVE wallpapers! For my phone or for my computer, I'm crazy about them. Danielle was amazing enough to offer a ton of them for you guys! Just right click to save, and please, stop by and let her know if you liked them! I've also uploaded the files, just in case it works better for you that way. The ones that say MP4, are the live wallpapers.
Ages ago I posted about my awesome DIY Disney word artwork. Now, I've discovered another amazing way to also create FREE DIsney art. Using Adobe Spark, you can not only access loads of royalty free images, but you can also create just in text and colors custom sized graphics. These can be downloaded, turned into prints through a place like Shutterfly or used online. Here are a few I've made. Obviously...Disney themed.
I've had a bare spot on a short hallway wall that's had a small hole from someone pushing a popped nail in for quite some time. I have been wondering what to do, and I think a bunch of these would be great. I'm planning a variety of sizes, but all in the same color scheme, something that's easy to do at Adobe Spark! I just don't know what I want yet!
You can frame these, or glue them onto canvases. They look so fancy, no one would know how cheap they are!
If you have fun and make a few, let me know!
If you are mourning the loss of the Halloween Party, we have a small DIY for you. No, it's not quite as fun as enjoying the real thing, but if you have kiddos or someone else who is heartbroken about not attending, this might be just the ticket!
Right now, Target has these awesome small treat bags in their dollar spot. There's a cute pumpkin, an awesome teal allergy friendly bag and some others. I only bought these two. They are only $1 and will go fast, which is why I'm sharing this now!
Buy a few bags, fill them with your favorite treats, and either keep for yourself, or boo your neighbors and coworkers! These are the perfect size to hold small toys or plush as well with sturdy little handles!
I want to see what you've put in yours!
You guys know how much we love making Disney recipes, or copycatting them! Our Tie Dye Cheesecake from Pop Century was a hit, and so were the Banana Split Cupcakes! We've had a few flops along the way, but I'm always up for a Disney recipe! Especially since often, it's the only way my youngest can have a safe Disney dessert with his food allergies.
Like so many of you I'm sure, the last few months have been filled with baking. Father's Day weekend we decided to make Mr. Disney Magic a batch of cookies from his dream Disney Resort. We've never been there, that's a one day maybe kinda price for us, but we can still enjoy the cookies, right?
These were the most unusual cookies I've ever made. They didn't call for granulated sugar. Weird, right? We whipped up a batch of these to see how they compare to our usual recipe. The house was divided...my youngest and I said eh, but Mr. Disney Magic and my oldest loved them.
Want to try for yourself? I prefer a big, chewy cookie myself.
The dough mixed up easily, it was very airy. That's what made me nervous. It was a beautiful, soft dough.
I scooped it onto trays with my usual tablespoon cookie scoop. I wasn't sure how much these would spread, so I didn't crowd the pan, and did 9, instead of my usual 12, because the Disney picture they looked thin and huge.
They didn't take long to cook, but you can see...the cookies did not spread at all! I know I didn't have too much flour, because I very carefully measured.
Next batch, I pressed the cookies down, flattening slightly. It made no difference. The taste was there, but these cookies were more airy, light in your mouth, instead of a dense, chewey cookie.
Overall, these weren't bad. Would I gift them? Probably not. I do plan to try these again, substituting half of the powdered sugar for granulated, and see if that helps with the spread, and the chewiness.
Do you love Goofy's Glaciers? Those tasty frozen icee drinks are a favorite in our family, and we do crave them when we aren't at Disney. Though I've not been able to recreate our favorite flavor, the lime green, just by chance one day I glanced at the back of a Koolaid container and saw a recipe. Less than 2 minutes later we had copycat Goofy's Glaciers.
Limited only by your choice of flavors at the store, you too can create your own. Pour them into a Disney souvenir cup like we did!
Here's what you need to make 2 generous servings:
3 cups of ice
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of presweetened Koolaid powder
Put the cup of water, one cup of ice and the 1/2 cup of pre sweetened Koolaid into your blender. Blend until smooth. Add the last 2 cups of ice, blend until smooth.
So quick, so easy, so Disney!! Yum!! We make these at least once a week now, they are so simple to do! Grape is my favorite, Cherry is my youngest's. I've not tried lemonade, orange or ice tea yet, I bet those are yummy too!
Try it today, then let me know how yours turned out!