|One last go-round for the bandanna shirts we made|
for Easter ($2.50 each).
By far, my best saving tip, pre-purchase the CD of professional Disney photos. This deal saves $50!
Our last trip, I did not take advantage of the PhotoPass because I thought it was too expensive. I am not much of a photographer and that whole trip, we never got one shot of all of us together. It was a great trip, but no pix to prove it. I know it sounds cheesy, but these posed shots in front of castles and my girls hugging princesses are priceless to me.
They also include stock photos of the characters alone. We plan to use them for future projects.
After the vacation, when I went to order the CD to be shipped, they had a savings offer that covered my shipping. You can also just digital download during that step as well.
The matching Girlies' outfits came from our favorite web sites (Old Navy, Target & Gymboree). Once things go on clearance in the store, it is hard to find all 3 sizes in matching colors. Online, is a clearing house for all the items and we have a better chance of getting full sets. The matching is not something I like in real life, but it was helpful in the crowds of the Magic Kingdom.
|mister fan via CouponingtoDisney|
My address says we are Florida residents and that got us a pretty nice discount on park tickets. However, Pensacola is as far away from Disney as Charleston, SC. So, we ended up spending just as long in the car. I needed some road trip solutions.
less than perfect life of bliss and Disney-fied it just a little. These clothes pin tabs go up on the visor. As long as you are sweet & quiet, they stay up. If you are bad, yours comes down. When we stop for gas, only the Girlies with tabs up get a treat. All my Girlies are color code junkies, so we didn't even need names or initials. I made these in about 2 minutes using Paint -- flashback to 1993. One big colored circle + one smaller white circle + one black circle + two smaller black circles = quiet tabs.You could use a circle punch to make them perfect, but my Middle Girlie cut these out, so they are beautiful to me.
Classy Clutter made some super cute DVD boxes into colored pencil holders. We had some Disney movies and Wii game boxes floating around so I didn't even have to make new covers. I followed her directions for removing the disk holder section of the box. Dollar Tree had a pack of 21 thin markers (7 each was plenty). Luckily, I had some pillow cases left over from a previous project. They were made from that stretchy T-shirt material. It made them perfect holders because they were already hemmed and stretch to let the markers out, then bounce right back. Road fun for 33 cents each -- awwww yeahhhh!
|life size Cars you can climb on &|
the headlights even come on at night
|the big blue pool makes you feel like you are swimming|
with Nemo & music plays under the water while you swim
My last 2 cents: check out the newest value resort, Art of Animation. I cannot say enough good things about it! It is themed Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo, Lion King and Cars. If your children have ever seen a Disney or Pixar movie, they will lose their minds when they see this place. Everything is scaled so you feel like you are in the movies. Even if you can afford to stay in a fancier hotel, this one is amazing!
Now that August is here, we will be heading back to school and I will be working more on houses and blogging. Thanks for coming along with us on all our crafty Disney adventures. Hope you had a lot of your dreams come true this Summer, too.
running out of pixie dust,
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