Maleficent Flittle blue fairy costume


When I think of the original Sleeping Beauty, fairies definitely come to mind. But the plump colorful fairies we remember from the original are not the ones making an appearance in Maleficent. Instead, the movie features three pixies with eclectic costumes. With my six year old daughter dressed as Maleficent, the baby in a baby Aurora costume, and my husband wearing his Maleficent crow costume, it only seemed fitting I make myself a Flittle costume. Because we all know the pixies as iconic Read More... {Read More...}

Maleficent Baby Aurora Costume Tutorial


Our family always has fun themed Disney costumes for when we attend Mickey’s Halloween Party. This year my six year old daughter decided she was dressing up as Maleficent and I couldn't be more happy because her baby sister made the cutest baby Aurora! Knowing we wouldn't be able to purchase anything similar to the beautiful dress and bonnet worn in the movie, we decided to make our own. I can sew but had no idea how I would create that magical baby costume. A few days later my mom was Read More... {Read More...}

Maleficent Crow Costume Tutorial


Every year Halloween becomes a topic of discussion in our home several months before fall. We travel to Southern California frequently and Mickey’s Halloween Party is a favorite event during October. From the time she watched as Maleficent interrupted Elle Fanning's birthday song at the 2014 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, my six year old daughter has had plans to dress like the villain for Halloween. Her costume wouldn't be complete without her crow, Diaval. My Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Sofia the First family costumes: Crackle, Sofia, and Clover


This Halloween has been full of costume parties so we have been busy getting creative. We recently went to Disneyland to celebrate at Mickey's Halloween Party. It wasn't until the very last minute my daughter decided she would like to wear her Princess Sofia dress to the event. She suggested my husband and I wear matching costumes. We quickly started designing our Crackle, Sofia, and Clover costumes. The easy DIY project only took a couple of hours to complete. I used a sewing machine for a few Read More... {Read More...}

Don’t forget your stroller at Disneyland…you might get peed on!


I am an overachieving mom. I wanted my daughter out of diapers before she was two, reading by four, and definitely not sitting  in a stroller at five. Sometimes it  takes a funny mishap, like your daughter peeing on her daddy's head at Disneyland, to take a step back and realize maybe it is okay to push a five year old around in a stroller! Since that happened we have a stroller at Disneyland and I don't feel badly when I get odd looks for pushing  my only child in a stroller when Read More... {Read More...}

Arizona POGO pass discount + Disneyland ticket giveaway


We have a long list of local summer activities on our wish list before my daughter starts kindergarten next month. But with our summer budget already reached with travel planned later this month the likelihood of us visiting all the attractions on our list was not looking good. Then our family started using the POGO pass. For less than I would pay to visit just one attraction, our entire family is enjoying fun activities and attending events all year! To make the deal even better, through Read More... {Read More...}