Sunday, October 25, 2015

My Favorite Disney Souvenir

My last couple of post were about my trip to Disney and Halloween. What could be better than combining the two? Ok, so maybe Disney and Christmas? Hmmm, that post can wait for a later date.

So, my favorite Disney souvenir? Actually, everything I bought at Disney is my favorite :) I mean, come on? Anything bought at Disney has to be a favorite..right!?!

Disney World opened a new shop over by The Haunted Mansion called Momento Mori (as seen here) about a year ago. It sells all things Haunted Mansion. I wanted to buy up the whole store. The Haunted Mansion is one of my favorite rides. Which I find somewhat funny because I don't really like scary things and I can remember being terrified on it when I was a kid.

What did I buy? Plates, dish towels, something with the hitch hiking ghosts on it? 

Don't mind the glare from the flash. It was a rainy, dark day.

I LOVE this photo!! They sit you down and tell you to be still and they take the photo. All creepy like! You have to wait about 10 minutes( we did anyway) and then a bell rings and a creepy cast member comes over and opens a cabinet and hands you the photo. My sister and I couldn't resist!!! As long as they are offering this photo and as long as I go to Disney I will get this photo taken!!! Next time I'll try a creepier expression.

On a side  note---my grandmother or great-grandmother made the runner. My Mom wanted me to have it and try and fix it up. Yeah...I'm not that talented. H saw it and decided that it would make a great Halloween runner. And right she was! It works perfectly!

I hope ya'll have had a nice weekend. Mine was lazy and full of wind and rain. Thanks Patricia. With that being said I want to offer up prayers for all those in Mexico who got the worst of it and everyone else dealing with flooding!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Gearing Up for Halloween

Making some tombstones. Not quite finished. I need to come up with something to write on them.

I made some apothecary bottles. Most were made from old pill bottles and one was a hand soap bottle. Mine and H's favorite is the brown "ash of skulls". It's just so creepy!! I really had fun making these. Now, every time I see any kind of bottle, my brain goes into overdrive thinking about what I can do to it to creep it up!

I saw this on Pinterest and LOVED it. It worked out SO well. I thought for sure I'd have a "nailed it" with this. It really is extremely simple. Just spray paint a halloween bucket with some stone spray paint. Done!

 That's Big Al in the fireplace. H named him. The story is that we found Al's remains...he crossed the family and was stuffed in fireplace....said in my best mobster voice....which isn't good at all. Simba had a high ole' time exploring the fireplace!

 And last but not least is Lil' Al. All we found was the head. I made the toboggan to wear with my Mr. Smee costume I'll be wearing to a friends Disney Villains party. It just works for Lil' Al, doesn't it? 

We have never really done a lot of decorating for Halloween. No reason really, I just never bought the stuff. We are slowly adding onto what little we have. My goal is to give the place a bit of The Haunted Mansion from DisneyWorld. I'm failing miserable but it is fun trying!!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

A Bit More of Disney

My sister made some Mickey hand parade wavers. I know. We didn't have any kids with us but she thought it would be fun and we had plans to pass them off to some kids when we were done with them. Hmm. We never were done with them. I understand your confusion. 
Before the parade started we killed some time over on Tom Sawyer's Island. Almost the best part of the trip. I was taking a selfie in one of the gold mine shaft( I had to prove to H that I actually went in a small, dark space) and my sister photobombed me with herself and the Mickey hand. And thus a Disney Picture Taking Prop was born. From that moment on it was in almost every picture we took. Yes, she is 51 and I am almost 50 and we acted totally silly at Disney with a Mickey hand. 

 On Tom Sawyer's Island, Magic Kingdom

 Looking across from Tom Sawyer's Island to Big Thunder Mountain

 Near the Dinosaur ride at Animal Kingdom

 On the Expedition Everest ride at Animal Kingdom

 Same as above

 The Tree of Life..Animal Kingdom

 Coming into Magic Kingdom
 Hollywood Studios. Notice the giant Magicians Hat is gone. I didn't think I would like it gone but I do!

 Heading to the best ride EVER! Front row is the only way to go!!

 Just before the Star Tours ride. I giggle like a little girl on this ride. It cracks me up for some reason.


These are just a few of the Mickey hand pictures we took. Most of them are just too silly to post. Silly little things that tickled my sister and I. We are already trying to figure out how we can go back. It'll probably be years before we can go again. Too many other trips to plan. Not to mention my husband is getting a bit tired of me going off and having fun without him :) He can come anytime he wants!!!

Hope ya'll have a lovely weekend!