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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Make Mickey Valentines memories.


          Wondering what to make for breakfast for your loved one for Valentines day, or any day?
here is an idea.
Make your own Magical memories, or remember your last Disney vacation, and dream about your next while enjoying this yummalicious breakfast.
 Puffed french toast, like at Walt Disney World's Crystal Palace serves for breakfast everyday.
(I don't think I would suggest eating it everyday, not as good for you as apples and
Special K, but definitely a good switch up for a special occasion) 


Ingredients:
2 whole eggs
1-1/4 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cups milk
1/2 cup flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
6 slices Texas style toast, cut in half diagonally
Powdered sugar to dust (we call this Pixie dust in my house)


Mix eggs, sugar, salt, vanilla, and milk until blended. Slowly add flour and baking powder; mix until smooth. Dip bread in batter. Fry in hot skillet with oil until browned.
Drain on paper towels
Dust the sugar  over a mickey cut out to create the magical Mickey!
now call your Valentines to the table to enjoy!


This even freezes well, just freeze individually on a cookie sheet and put in a bag after they are frozen.
Take pieces out when desired and pop them in the toaster and yummm enjoy with a magical dusting of Pixie dust, (I mean powdered sugar of course). And remember your memories from your last Disney vacation while enjoying this scrumptious delight!

Written by Cindy Fragozo

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Hey Howdy Hey!

Its me! I am still here!  I know it has been a while, there have been an abundance of stuff going on around here. I am settling into the scheduled life.
(ok, not settling, fighting it every chance I get, but that is beside the point.)
There is this very cool place at my home, which needs a name,(others just call it a shed, but it is so much more! Which is why it must be named)
 I will share with you after the Holidays...
Oh the Holidays, starting with Thanksgiving... and Christmas, ... and on to New Years Day.... Even if I am ahead I seem to feel I don't have enough done. Then I have dear friends who are making cookies, ok her start day for cookies she makes 10 Dozen... then she continues to bake for DAYS!  And other friends with Crafty snacks that look like reindeer, oh how cute made from marshmallows and dipped in chocolate with pretzel antlers.
Let me tell you I have ideas all year about my "Christmas Picture" and it usually never happens. I know I am not the only one out there like this.... or am I?
Today I want to share a few of my home made ornaments.
This one is soo simple.

 A small wooden block covered with papers of all patterns on each side with a small eye hook to hang it from. The paper was glued on and the edges were sanded and touched up with a sprinkling of glitter. The sides can also be stamped, or decoupaged with sheet music or  retro Christmas graphics. FUN Sounds like I will be making a few more ornaments this year.
Now I love the simplicity of this one...
A Baby's First ornament
It is like a mini book (Which I love) to hang on the Christmas tree to remember baby's first Christmas for years to come.

A very simple construction using playing cards,
 who doesn't have a few decks in the house that are not complete?
(We have more than a few)
Covered in paper and stamped up and decorated with ribbon.
And when Christmas is over take some of your little ones photos and put them on the pages!
Adorable!



Check out more cool DIY ornaments at:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special
See ya there!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas around the World

One of the MANY things I super love about Epcot in the winter is the appearances in the streets of the traditions in the different countries around the World Showcase.
They tell stories about their cultures celebrations.
here are a few pictures of a few story tellers.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Looking for a trash can?

This was my sons best day at Disney World!
 He researched this very trash can weeks before our trip.
 This is no ordinary trash can this is "Push".
A very special trash can a trash can with personality!
He walks and talks. He interacts with the crowds around him.
 We did find out that Push is on the schedule,
you can ask any cast member in Tomorrowland in
 Magic Kingdom where and when to look for Push.
Good luck finding this special trash can, and Yes you can use him as a trash can too!
(As you see in the first picture we saved a piece of trash just for Push)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wonderful talent in Japan!

This year on our trip to Walt Disney World we were able to see something we have never seen before, something we never even knew about before a few months of our trip.





 We got to see Miyuki make candy!

In the Japan Pavilion a few times a day Miyuki comes out to her little area just under the stairs to Teppan Edo with all of her candy making goodies. She asks for people to select an animal that she will proceed to make with candy on a stick like a lollipop, but she shapes the pliable candy and cuts it and manipulates it into amazing pieces of art, we were able to watch her make a tiger, a dolphin a pink flamingo and many others. I have to say she is super amazing. She is one of less than 20 people trained in this trade and definitely a very unique experience, you must stop in and see her if you are in Epcot. We planned our whole day around getting to see her and we did not regret it, neither will you!
 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Japan, a good place to spend some time

Oh Dear! I posted this and it was supposed to post on the 29th of Oct.
So sorry! Finding pearls again.. Favorite past time. :)



Once again you can tell where we spent a good deal of our time in Epcot, we seem to love the Japan Pavilion! Bet you had no clue hu? Well yes again my daughter was able to get a pearl.

 I also found a new kiosk in Downtown Disney that offers the pick a pearl experience. I did not get to watch anyone actually open a clam here, but I have to speak for the experience in the Japan Pavilion, and we obviously love it. (this is our 3rd time to do this) What do we love about it? We love the large variety of tanks from which we have to choose from.

We love the ladies that are behind the counter, they are all so sweet and very friendly. We love the crowds, yes, when you are the one that people are cheering for when you get a pearl, it makes it soo much cooler. We LOVE the show!


 We love that you count down to the opening of the shell, then the suspense when the pearl is found, and  then the sizing of the pearl as they measure it and it seems they always start a few sizes too small so that you are excited to see it be bigger than you expected.

Then they show it to everyone, look at her pearl they say. Then they beat the little drum and have a little ceremony celebrating your find. The celebration right before ours was celebrating a double pearl, we have also seen black pearls too. All in all it is another one of our favorite experiences, yes it costs around $15 but it is worth the excitement and fun that comes with the experience. Let me know what you though tof it if you have tried this or if you are looking forward to trying your hand at  pearl picking.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

There is this thing called Disney Magic!

"She must've set it down somewhere around this time."
Then she was challenged to a duel a fight of epic proportions right here at Downtown Disney.

The two pirates fought until there was no fight left no more energy to swing the swords just one more time...
Ok until Dad got involved and it was getting a bit out of hand. Perhaps there is a reason they put this specific merchandise in the back of the store?
Brilliance, pure brilliance!
 After showing off her nifty new hook hand we placed all the toys back where they belonged and moved to the next shop, then to the next, then the next. It wasn't until after a meal and everyone was pooped that I asked, Hey "lil one, where is your vinylmation?" She said after a horrified gasp "I don't know."

 Oh dear, so we found out that it was somewhere around the time of the sword fight it must have hoppped out of her pocket and run for cover. we backtracked and looked for ourselves and the lil thing was nowhere to be found. We asked in this store and the cast member had Am describe her vinylmation to him and he even went to check in the back to see if someone had turned it in. no, nothing matching that discription...he suggested that we go to guest services and on the way there we stopped at Once Upon a Toy, which was one of many stops we made earlier. Again the cast member had Am describe the vinylmation to her and it just so happend to be right there on top of the trading box. Now I don't know how, but it was there. This little bit of magic sprinkled into our trip was amazing! loosing a toy can be a traumatizing thing for a young child, but finding that same toy with the help of amazing cast members can make a magical memory to last a lifetime!