Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Moske's Do Disney: Day 5

Our last full day in Disney was bittersweet. We basically tried to soak in every last bit of magic that we could. 

We headed back to the Magic Kingdom for a full day of fun!

We spent the morning in Adventureland and Frontier Land...riding all our favorites....Pirates, Aladin's Carpets, Jungle Cruise....

Sally was loving the fake snakes in the Pirates gift shop.

We scored reservations for Be Our Guest. I was so excited to try it out. I didn't manage to get any pics of the different themed rooms, but it was a good use of a quick service credit. I had a salad and Joe had a grilled cheese. The chocolate cupcake was really good!

Sally and I in the Beast's castle after lunch. 

After lunch, Joe and I took turns riding Thunder Mtn and Splash Mtn. We also got delicious Dole Whips...my favorite Disney snack!

Sally was so excited to meet Chip and Dale. 

We had a great spot for the afternoon parade. I loved Sally's (and Joe's!) reactions.

I had something on my Disney bucket list that I was able to check off. When I was about Sally's age, my parents took me to Disney and I had a little smocked dress on while riding the carousel. When I saw my old dress at my dad's house, I knew I wanted to try and recreate the picture. Success!

We took a few more spins on Dumbo and also rode the train all around the park. 


We changed Sally into her adorable Cinderella dress and took some pictures of her by the castle. 

Sally's dress came from Cotton Belle Boutique on Etsy. I am in love with how cute it turned out and how comfy it was for Sally. Its the perfect dress for the Florida heat! Elizabeth from Cotton Belle was a dream to work with! Her shop may be closed right now so she can finish Christmas orders, but check back soon!

I also picked up a small tiara for Sally at a local wholesale shop here in Memphis. She was such a little princess!

We took the boat over to the Grand Floridian for dinner at 1900 Park Fare. They have a wonderful Cinderella dinner. We weren't quite ready for dinner at the Castle, so this was a nice alternative. They had Cinderella, the stepsisters and stepmother and Prince Charming. They al came right over to our table.

Later, we took the boat back to Magic Kingdom so I could get a few more rides on Space Mountain. We woke up the next morning and took a flight home. We had a fabulous trip! All of my planning paid off...fabulous food, hardly any lines...it was great!

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Cutest Autograph Book Ever (Dixie Delights)

Getting autographs from characters at Disney is a rite of passage. I knew Sally wouldn't totally understand the concept but I still wanted her to participate. When I saw these autograph books on the Dixie Delights blog, I knew they would be perfect for our trip. 

Amanda knows a thing or two about Disney. She loves it just as much as me, so I knew she had thought long and hard about how to make the best autograph/memory books out there.

I love the fact that they are spiral bound. The pages are so easy to turn. I love that they can be personalized with special events you are attending in the park (character meals, Not So Scary Halloween Party, etc.). I love that there is space for both pictures and signatures!

Amanda whipped this one up for us and I seriously couldn't wait to fill it with autographs from our favorite Disney characters. 

I had her do sections for each park we were visiting (Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom and Epcot), our special character meals (Cinderella Dinner, Princess Breakfast and Chef Mickeys). I also had her include a section for Downtown Disney. I love how I also got a section for "Magical Memories".

She has the cutest Etsy store where you can order your own personalized autograph/memory book

She also sells some other pretty cute Disney stuff:

Thank you Amanda for helping us with the perfect memory/autograph book!