I've seen some cute advent calendars in the stores, I'll bet you have too! The problem for me, is either we don't want cheapy tasting chocolates, or little Tsum tsums! We want something we love!! PINS!!
The best part of an advent calendar is opening a door, and then the anticipation of what's inside, right? So while YOU don't have to fill your advent with pins, I'll bet there's something you, or the person you are making the advent for does love! Stickers? Coins? Better tasting chocolates? A joke or riddle?
You can be totally creative, and make an awesome advent calendar with most anything you have laying around, or, you can dust off your advent box (thank's dad!) that you might have gotten a few years back when they were so popular!
Day one, ohhhhh a slipper, from Ariel!
Since we are planning to go "home" this summer and spend a wonderful week at Disney, we are going to need to start collecting pins! I forsee the Easter Eggs being loaded...! And this is just another run way to start collecting!
What will be inside of your advent calendar?
Didn't find that perfect gift for someone this black friday? It's not too late! How about a Disney puzzle, that is 22 1/5 feet wide, and 6 1/5 feet high? It's ONLY 40230 pieces! It's also a double gift... a puzzle that will take at least a year to complete (Hello cheap entertainment!) and can be put up to fill any wall with Disney magic!
You can click here, for the puzzle above
Or, click here, to see a slightly different one!
Depending on the day of the week, you know how Amazon is, this will run between $300 and 600.
What do you think? Are you up for the challenge?
In preparation for Christmas, we are about to unpack out decorations, including, our beloved Elf on the Shelf (plush version, not the creepy one!)
If you'd rather do that run tradition, but with a Disney twist, this new offering from ShopDisney.com might be for you! Just click on the picture above to go right to the page.
For $29.95 you get your own pose-able Stitch, who has a few other neat features, along with a book telling how Stitch celebrated his first Christmas holiday on Earth.
Do you think Stitch will be a new member in your household?
Even though Disney upped the price to park at their parks back in February, they did it again in October, along with a slew of other increases. If you didn't know already, it's going to cost a little more to park on your next visit to Magic Kingdom, or any of the other House of Mouse residences.
While the nightly parking fee if you stay on property still covers the parking fee if you visit a theme park, anyone staying off property, will pay a little more.
Standard automobile $25 (Up from $22)
Oversized parking $30 (Up from $27)
Preferred parking $50 (Up from $45)
Keep in mind, that you only have to pay once per DAY to park. If you leave and come back, as long as you have your receipt from earlier, you won't have to pay again.
Does the increase in parking mean that there's going to be a higher resort parking fee? Will this make you more likely to stay on property? Or off?
I'm sure you know that Walt had many other creations, before Mickey Mouse but without a doubt, his short film series the Alice Comedies were groundbreaking in the 1920s, and were able to help him build up his studio after a previous bankruptcy. Using a live girl, and animation, Walt made 56 of these short films. Over the course of the series, Alice was played by four different little girls.
If you look hard enough, you'll find them on VHS, and DVD, but also, since the videos are now public domain, you will run across them on Youtube! I've included one below from Youtube for you to get a taste of.
Remember... these older cartoons sometimes portrayed things that today's cartoons might not, and could be considered not politically correct, or even violent. Please use your best judgment before watching, or allowing your children to watch.