Castle Cravings Posts
Growing up in Southern California, elotes came around as frequently as the ice cream truck. Usually accompanied by a bell or a bicycle horn, a man (or woman) would come walking down the street with a whole cart full of sweet delicious corn yelling “elotes, elotes” and I’d ask my mom for a dollar and run outside to enjoy a delicious mid-day treat.
This post is a throwback to a fun campout we had with the kids last summer! I wasn’t blogging regularly back then, but we had so much fun that I thought it was definitely worth sharing in honor of this week’s Disney Family #DisneyWeekend theme being back yard camp out! We made our campout a Wilderness Explorer theme, because not only do we love the movie Up (and let’s face it, ALL the Pixar movies), but I had the idea of adding a bit of learning to the experience by having the kids participate in different activities to earn Wilderness Explorer “badges” (stickers) just like Russel has in the movie!
Last weekend Disney and fashion lovers from all over gathered at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA for the semi-annual fan organized event known as Dapper Day. Dapper Day celebrates the tradition of “stepping out in style,” and while many guests choose vintage and vintage-inspired fashion, I always like to bring my own personal style which tends to be more modern and above all, colorful.
We recently had the pleasure of attending one of the most epic birth– er, un-birthday parties I’ve even been to. With help from her family and others in the Disney community, Velia, the mother of Sophie (better known as @growinguponmainstreet on Instagram) transported guests down the rabbit hole by transforming an entire backyard into a literal Wonderland. From masterfully crafted Wonderland themed snacks to beautiful backdrops, no detail was left out. And to top it off, Alice and the Mad Hatter themselves (performed by The Adventure Effect) were guests of the party! They ran around with the kids, told stories, posed for pictures, and even played a rousing game of “Alice Says.”
In an effort to add some Springtime cheer to our home decor, I decided to make some decorative pillows in the shape of Easter eggs. For those who don’t know me…I’m not exactly what you would call a master seamstress. In fact, the exact opposite is true so trust me when I tell you that this craft is definitely beginner friendly. To add a little Disney flare, I made some printable iron-on transfers of some of my favorite Disney-inspired designs that my husband recreated for this project. The result was an adorably squishable pillow that would make a perfect addition for any Easter basket.
I took a break from my usual Mickey-shaped food recipes to gives some love to everyone’s favorite silly ol’ bear! We all know Oreo cookies work great for edible Mickey and Minnie ears, but for these honey cupcakes I switched things up and used Mini Nilla Wafers to make Pooh ears! Enjoy!!!