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.
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!
Picture from Hollywood Studios Walt Disney Museum
Recently, my dad showed me his old, old Mickey Mouse that his Grandmother had gotten him when Disneyland opened. It was well worn and much loved you could tell, just by looking at it. The paint was off of his nose, his fur was thin in spots but it was Mickey!
There's something special about a treasured childhood toy that brings back memories, no matter how long ago. I have a few of those myself. Recently, I was invited to write out one of those memories for a new blog called Toys for Memories. I didn't choose a Disney toy, but another old favorite.
Toys for Memories is needing others to share their stores, why don't you share one of yours there? Click here, or visit the underlined text above to visit. What is one of your favorite old toys?
While these last few months have been stressful, to be sure, they've also opened up new opportunities for those who wanted to spend more time with their families or those who always wanted to work from home, but never had a chance to dip their toes into the water until now.
Recently I was pleased to give a few tips in a blog post for a new (and fantastic!) blog called Work From Home Mothers that helps mothers (or anyone, really) find work from home. There's a list of OVER 150 job listings posted right now that have been gathered and for every place imaginable. I even saw Lucasfilm on there! And just as awesome, there are tons of tips from real life women who work from home, including my own.
Some of the things you will read about are incredibly valuable if working from home is something you are considering or have started doing. Things like time management, the work life balance, setting boundaries, handling distractions, it's all there from been there, done that women.
Go check it out! And pass it along to anyone who might need to find work. With the crazy fall schedule for children in school, a site like this is so valuable. It's totally legit, no scams. Check it out, and why not apply for something?
To go there, click any of the underlined links in this article, or just go here.
If you've ever wondered why Disney Employees are called Cast Members, it's because everything at Disney is a show. From the obvious, like Beauty and the Beast Live, or the Disney Jr. Dance Party, to the not so obvious, at Sir Mickey's or World of Disney stores, the custodians, chefs and animal caretakers. Walt Disney wanted to make sure that everyone knew that they were important in helping to create the show (I guess like the saying no small parts, only small actors) so everyone was a Cast Member. Additionally, since he preferred to be called Walt, instead of Mr. Disney, all Cast Member name badges are also first names.
In front of Disney's guests, the term onstage is used. The behind the scenes is called backstage, but onstage or off, everyone helps create amazing memories at what's truly, the happiest places on earth.