June 23, 2014

Animate Your Night: Choose Your Own Adventureland - A Review

a review of Animate Your Night: Choose Your Own Adventureland at The Walt Disney Family Museum
Title graphic from the event flyer, The Walt Disney Family Museum. Jungle Cruise
inspired photobooth signage found in the Cafe Lobby.

This past Friday night was another fantastic Animate Your Night event at the Walt Disney Family Museum, located in The Presidio of San Francisco. Promoted as an after hours party, it is the perfect blend of cocktails, music, art and pop culture. Because there are many Disney fans out there who would fully enjoy this event but aren't in close enough proximity to get to the museum, I thought it would be fun to share some details about the party through some comments and photos. But a few disclaimers first....

June 13, 2014

On Capturing Magic | Easy Disney Vacation Photo Projects

For June on the Capturing Magic blog, I show a few ways to turn your scenic vacation photos into practical but magical items for your home and office. They are easy to do and most require a few clicks on the computer. See how I used photos of the Disney castles to create stationery, a mouse pad, and a desk top framed watercolor.

Easy Disney Vacation Photo Projects for the Home and Office

June 11, 2014

Sunshine + Palm Trees | The Mixtape Edition

Sunshine + Palm Trees - Music Playlist
Cassette tape design from Positive Spin 3x4 Journal Cards by
One Little Bird Designs. Sunshine design from Project Mouse:
Rides and Attractions Journal Cards
 by Britt-ish Designs &
Sahlin Studio.

When you hear a Jimmy Buffett song, chances are you will think of a tropical beach, flip flops, parrots, and a good time in Florida. Likewise, when you hear The Beach Boys or any song about surfing and California, you will probably think of, well...California. As I went through my mental musical catalog and a few playlists I found online, I wanted to keep the songs relevant for someone who might be traveling to one of these two states for their vacation. They will be expecting plenty of sun and will see lots of palm trees. Here's my musical interpretation of this vacation backdrop. Included below are a few notes regarding some of the songs selected.

June 10, 2014

Happy Little Thought: Sunshine + Palm Trees

Map image from Dalia Bullen's Blog.
The Orange Bird album cover from this Pin on Pinterest. The original
source is not current (www.disneynerd.org).

I grew up knowing all about Walt Disney World. I am a Floridian by birth, vacationed more times than I can count on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, and even spent four great college years in the Tampa Bay area. Most of my Disney Parks experiences happened as an adult, and I consider the Magic Kingdom my home park.