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Thank you to everyone who entered our Mickey & Minnie inspired Disney Collection by Jamberry Giveaway Contest!  I am pleased to announce, that the winners (selected at random) of the nail wraps are…

Erin – Mickey

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Renee – Minnie

Congratulations Erin & Renee!  I’ll be contacting you via the email address you left to ask for your mailing addresses!

Thank you to my friend and Advanced Jamberry Consultant, Kerri, for generously providing us with the giveaway nail wraps!  Remember, you can always purchase these Disney Collection by Jamberry nail wraps by visiting her website – just click here!

As always, thank you again to everyone for following SPRINKLING PIXIE DUST!

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Disney Friend Friday!

‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY’ MICKEY & MINNIE GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

Today’s Disney Friend Friday celebrates our favorite pair’s birthdays – Mickey & Minnie Mouse!  88 years ago, on November 18th, Mickey & Minnie made their on screen debut in Steamboat WillieOh My Disney, shares some Mickey facts you may enjoy…including Mickey’s 1st spoken words on screen!  Check it out (here) and let me know how you view the closing song of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse now…hmmm…

To celebrate, let’s have a giveaway contest – this time with 2 winners!

My friend Kerri, is an Advanced Jamberry Consultant and generously donated 2 sets of nail wraps from the Disney Collection by Jamberry!  These wraps are super easy to apply and LAST!  You can check out her site, which has tons of amazing Disney nail wraps by clicking here!

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So let’s have fun celebrating these magical birthdays – enter to win!

Entering the contest is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Comment below with either “Mickey” or “Minnie” depending on which set you hope to win!
  2. Want a 2nd chance to win? Sure! “Like and follow” Sprinkling Pixie Dust’s Facebook page – click here -(if you already “like” the page, go straight to step 3).
  3. Comment below with the words “I like you!” and either “Mickey” or “Minnie”.

     **Deadline to enter is Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 at Noon (EST) – one winner will be selected at random.**

Good Luck everyone, and thank you for following Sprinkling Pixie Dust!!

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It’s another Disney Friend Friday!  Today let’s remember “that it was all started with a mouse.”

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Oh My Disney takes a cute look at the many Disney mice we’ve come to know through the years (read here)…but we know that Mickey is our main man!…I mean MOUSE!

This photo was taken at The Garden Grill Restaurant in Epcot at Walt Disney World Resort.  We spent a long and exciting morning exploring the Land Pavillion (you can read about it here) and ended it by eating a delicious family style lunch and hanging out with some Disney friends, including Mickey Mouse himself!

Read more about meeting Disney characters by clicking here!

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Pluto inspired Disney Collection by Jamberry Giveaway Contest!  I am pleased to announce, that the winner (selected at random) of “Dog Gone” nail wraps is…

Laura!

Congratulations Laura!  I’ll be contacting you via the email address you left to ask for your mailing address!

Thank you to my friend and Advanced Jamberry Consultant, Kerri, for generously providing us with the giveaway nail wraps!  Remember, you can always purchase these Disney Collection by Jamberry nail wraps by visiting her website – just click here!

As always, thank you again to everyone for following SPRINKLING PIXIE DUST!

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Happy Birthday Pluto!…(and a giveaway contest!)

Today we celebrate Pluto!  He’s Mickey’s best pal and I can’t lie – I just love him!  Pluto made his on screen debut in a 1930s short titled “The Chain Gang”.  You can read about his debut in this Disney Parks Blog post here…and you can watch it here:

 

There’s something about this pup that always makes me smile! So much so, that I purchased a Pluto MagicBand to use while at Walt Disney World Resort and Pluto designed nail wraps from the Disney Collection by Jamberry!

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My friend and advanced Jamberry consultant, Kerri, has graciously offered me a set of these “Dog Gone” nail wraps to raffle off to one lucky Sprinkling Pixie Dust reader!  So in honor of Pluto’s birthday today – let the contest begin!

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Check out Kerri’s Jamberry website and view the new Disney Collection by Jamberry nail wraps (click here).
  2. Comment below with the words “Enter Me”.

Want another chance to win?…Sure!

3. Like and follow Sprinkling Pixie Dust’s Facebook page and share this contest post on your Facebook page (please set your post’s privacy setting to “public” so that it can be verified) and then comment below with the words “Liked and Shared” .

You may enter the contest until Noon EST on Saturday, September 10, 2016.  One winner will be selected at random – good luck everyone!

 

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Meeting Disney Characters!

It was sometime back in the 1980s, but I have a clear memory of spotting Snow White out of the corner of my eye and racing over to her (along with a bunch of other kids)  – hoping that I’d be able to get her autograph. We hadn’t been looking for her – we were just walking down a path in the Magic Kingdom – and when she signed my book it was like magic!

These days you aren’t likely to just run into a character walking down a path – there are schedules and meeting spots and fastpasses to think about – but I will tell you – it’s still magical!

There are many places you can meet characters in Walt Disney World – and if you check your My Disney Experience App, you will find a list of every character who will be out and about that day – what times – and where to find them.  For some characters in the Magic Kingdom, like Gaston or Woody and Jessie, you go to their meeting spot and wait in line, for others, like the princesses who meet in Princess Fairytale Hall and Talking Mickey in the Town Square Theater, you can either wait in line, or select meeting them as one of your Fastpass+ choices for the day.

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If spending time waiting for a character meet  is not something you want to spend your time doing, another option is to book a character meal!  My family loves to do this – that way we can meet 4 or 5 characters while we’re enjoying some delicious food.  You are seated at your table, and the characters rotate and come to you!  Some character meals we have enjoyed in the past are Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet at the Contemporary hotel, Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare at The Grand Floridian, and both the Disney Junior Play and Dine and Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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But are your kids ready to meet characters up close and personal?… I thought for sure that mine would be dying to meet their favorite Disney friends – they BEGGED for me to list meet after meet in our touring plan. Then when we got face to face (or face to mask in some instances) – they freaked.  Now we prepare by watching youtube videos of character meets to prepare – and we also usually stay more calm around “face characters” (characters where you see their actual human face).  On our last trip though – my older children did give a few characters hugs and high fives, so I think we may add a few meet and greets back into our rotation.

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I’ve found that having a plan for meeting the characters helps.  If you have autograph books you can practice with your child what they will say to ask for the autograph.  Sometimes we purposely wear clothes that have that character’s image on it so we can point it out them.  My kids have started coming up with fun questions to ask the characters.  Even the ones who don’t talk back have found ways to answer!  My son asked Sorcerer Mickey at Hollywood Studios if he could turn him into a frog.  After thinking about it for a moment – he led my son over to his spell book and “searched” for a spell – we LOVED it!

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Let’s say your children aren’t ready to get too close to their favorite characters – don’t worry – there are SO many shows and parades happening all day long where you get close, but not too close to your favorite Disney friends.

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What characters are you hoping to meet?  Do you have any great character stories to share?  We’d love to hear about it all – leave a comment here or on Sprinkling Pixie Dust’s Facebook page! And…be on the look out every Friday, when I’ll post some of my favorite “Disney Friend” pictures!

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Mouseketeer Fashion!

If we were to take a family photo everyday, you would be sure to find at least one of the five of us wearing something “Disney”.  I wear my Mother’s Day Minnie Bow ring everyday and now that the weather is warmer I wear my new Mickey Crocs too!  We also have tons of T-Shirts, hoodies, jackets, purses & PJs!

Some higher-end brand names have joined in the Disney fun this year!  I had seen some of Coach’s new Disney X Coach on-line, so as we walked along 5th Ave one afternoon and saw the fun Mickey windows we decided to stop in!

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Inside the store was a huge screen which showed off some Coach fashion and some Mickey sketches.  One has Mickey spitting, which my kids couldn’t get over! They said it reminded them of the shows they saw on the Disney Classic Cartoons Channel on vacation on the Walt Disney World Resort TV.

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There was a nice display in the front of the store of all the Disney X Coach merchandise.

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Some of it is really cute!

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These wallets (shown above) retail for $275.  The bookmarks run from $30- $40.

Mickey Crossbody Clutch, $225
Mickey Crossbody Clutch, $225
Mickey Skinny Tote, $595
Mickey Skinny Tote, $595

But for me, Mickey looks a little too angry or sneaky in the rest of these products.  So my wallet will be spared in this store.  The bags and wallets themselves and the colors they are made in I really like.  I just prefer to see Mickey look a lot more happy!  You can see the full Disney X Coach line on Coach’s Official Website (click here).

Coach isn’t the only one to have some new Disney inspired looks!  You can read (click here) about some Disney fashion that was seen at Berlin Fashion Week.  I’d personally like a pair of the Chiara Ferragni shoes!

And men…don’t worry – there’s fashion for you too!  Gucci has some great Donald Duck pieces all set for Spring 2017 – you can read about it (click here)!

 

 

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