Saturday, August 11, 2012

We Pursued & Found the Magic This Week

After a brief hiatus from blogging, I am back!  This has been a busy week for blogging and home!  So many of you have reached out to me and sent me such nice messages in regards to my nephew and I cannot thank you enough!  It is so nice to know I have so much support!  You may have seen my Facebook update, but  just in case you missed it, Dustin's tumor has been reduced to half its size and there are no longer any traces of cancer in his bone marrow.  We are more than excited about this development, so thank you for all your prayers and pixie dust!  They are working!

Here's how we Pursued the Magic this week:

Hayley & Emily in their new princess
dresses for Halloween!

  • Monday, I joined in the PINspiration Blog Hop over at Disney Living.  My dad created a great storage solution for our plush Disney souvenirs.  I showed him a picture from Pinterest of a toy organizer, and he recreated for Hayley and Emily's room.
  • Wednesday was the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop hosted by Focused on the Magic.  The theme was "It's a Parade," and I shared a quick video clip of my favorite part of the Boo to You Parade from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.  It was such a hit that I created a montage of all my Boo to You Parade clips, which you can find on my You Tube page.
  • Friday was Magical Blogorail Blue's turn to share their top money saving tips for and on Disney vacations.  I shared some dining tips and ways to save money on the Disney princesses in your travel party.
  • This week we also noticed that many stores in our area are starting to stock their Halloween merchandise.  At our local BJ's Wholesale Club, they had several princess dresses for toddlers through girls' size 7/8 for just $19.99 - petticoats and hair pieces included.  Emily has chosen Merida and Hayley Rapunzel.  Worth every penny since we have not been able to find any princess dresses (at a reasonable price) in Hayley's size, and they will use these for dressing up, Halloween and our February WDW trip.  BJ's also had Ariel, Aurora, Belle and Cinderella.
This weekend I am very excited to try my hand at my very first Speed Scrap Minnie Marathon over at Mousescrappers!  I am so behind on my scrapbooks, and I am hoping this gives me a jump start to get going on them!  If you want to join in, head over to the Mousescrapper's forums and see what it is all about!

How did you find Disney magic this week?  
I would love to hear about it!


400 Miles to Disneyland said...

Love, love, love the Halloween costumes! I wish I had dresses like that when I was a kid!

Beth D. said...

Me too! I thought $20 was a good buy, especially since Hayley's will be passed down to Emily. Even better, these are the stretchier material and so easy for the girls to put on!

Kelly said...

Beth I am so sorry I missed the news about your nephew...I will pray for him and a speedy recovery. As far as the brief hiatus I totally get it..I was on one as well...more like all Hugs!!

Beth D. said...

Thank you, Kelly! Hard to believe 9 weeks ago today my sister in law took Dustin in because he wasn't feeling well. We went from thinking it was possibly just a virus to finding out it was stage 4 cancer. It certainly shows how life can change in an instant. Luckily, Dustin is one tough two year old! Hopefully the tumor will be reduced enough for him to head to NY for surgery by the end of September.

Disney Wonderland said...

Sounds like a magical week! xx

Disney Wonderland said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew though, thinking of you all x