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Storybook Land Canal Boats at Disneyland


I love looking at old photographs of Walt Disney, surveying the creation of his ideas. Disney Parks Blog posted this great pic of Walt and I just had to share. This is one of the classic Disney attractions that you can’t find at Walt Disney World in Florida.


So much detail goes into each area of this attraction that you might notice something different each time you ride that you may have missed before. When we rode this, the Cast Member loading the boat made a HUGE deal about my younger daughter, who was dressed as Cinderella, calling her ‘Princess Cindy.’  The guests were sweet to play along with her special treatment as royalty aboard our little ship.


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George Savvas, Public Relations Director for Disneyland Resort, posted an article on the Disney Park blog earlier this year, sharing the story behind the making of this classic attraction.  You can read his post HERE.

Have fun exploring the World!



Wish fund “jar”

A dream is a wish your heart makes — Cinderella


My husband gave me a vinyl cutting machine (after LOTS of hints) and I have been having so much fun being creative!  I purchased these glass blocks and could never figure out exactly what to do with them.  Scanning through Pinterest, I found my inspiration…a change jar for Disney.  Since there is always another trip on the horizon, I couldn’t wait to get started 🙂

First, I located this cute castle design from the Silhouette store,

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then added “Wish Fund” in the Waltograph font.  If you need this font, it is located on dafont.com for free.

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I adjusted the placement and size of letters to fit within the 5-inch square, then added a small heart (just because I like it).

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I cut all pieces out of corresponding colored vinyl, then layered using transfer tape (contact paper from the dollar store works too!) before placing on vinyl block.

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I would have adjusted the sizing of letters to make it fit better and centered the castle more, but overall I love how it came out 🙂

Have fun being creative!




Design your own Disney t-shirt

It’s kind of fun to do the impossible — Walt Disney


Have you ever wanted a custom Disney t-shirt, but didn’t know how to start?  With so many great ideas, it is easy to create your own.

Items needed:

  • freezer paper
  • t-shirt
  • fabric paint
  • iron


  1. Choose a design and trace on the back of freezer paper (smooth side).
  2. Carefully cut out the design.  If you have a Silhouette machine, you can cut out just about ANY design.
  3. Iron the design, rough side down, onto your t-shirt.
  4. Place a cardboard layer and extra freezer paper inside your t-shirt (to separate front and back).
  5. Once cool, paint around your design.  You may need several coats.
  6. Let dry for several hours, then carefully peel off design.
  7. Place a protective fabric over the design before ironing to set the paint.  (I use an old pillowcase).
  8. Design should be washable after 3 days depending on the fabric paint used.  Read directions on paint before washing.
This design was created by the best Girl Scout Troop Leader ever! Thanks Melanie 🙂

Have fun being creative!