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Tangled Hair Pasta

Posted in Recipes

It’s Meatless Monday!!!

Something I haven’t really talked about on the blog yet is that my husband and I have recently become vegetarian. While we’re not 100% vegan, I’m trying my best to prepare the majority of our meals without any dairy or eggs as well and this pasta recipe is one of my new faves! It’s angel hair pasta with a yellow bell pepper sauce. When I saw the final result, it reminded me of Rapunzel’s hair, so I decided to garnish it with additional peppers to represent the flowers in her hair and thought it was an adorable way to make this vegan meal a little more exciting for the kids. Plus, it’s super easy and delicious!

“Shiny” Tamatoa inspired DIY Sunglasses

Posted in Disneybound, and DIY

Confession: My daughter and I love all things colorful and sparkly. So naturally, we are absolutely in love with Tamatoa’s fabulously glam style in Disney’s Moana! I decided to follow the lead of the world’s shiniest crab and created this simple sunglasses DIY to take our summer style from drab to fab in just 3 easy steps. Shiny!!!

Ellie Badge Ice Cream Sandwich (Inspired by Pixar’s Up)

Posted in DIY, and Recipes

You and me… we’re in a club now! It’s a club for people who love Disney and ice cream and Disney-inspired ice cream!!!

In honor of National Ice Cream Sandwich Day, I drew inspiration from the movie, Up and created what I’m calling the Ellie Badge Ice Cream Sandwich! It’s an over-sized grape soda flavored ice cream sandwich held together with two bottle cap shaped sugar cookies, and decorated with royal icing to resemble the “badge” Ellie gives to Carl in the film. It was super fun to make and even more fun to slice up and eat!

Tangled Inspired Engagement Party

Posted in Disneybound, and Parties and Entertaining

It’s wedding season and with multiple friends planning upcoming ceremonies, love is definitely in the air! Briana has been one of my best friends for a long time now and I even got to be a co-conspirator in planning where and how Adam would pop the question; so even before I was asked to be maid-of-honor, I insisted on hosting an engagement party for our close friends. What can I say, I’m a hopeless romantic who loves a good love story. Vince and I first met the happy couple years ago through our shared love of Disney and Disneybounding so we knew right away that Disney would be in the details for this special occasion. Not only that, but the movie Tangled has extra sentimental value to them (Briana was once very good friends with Rapunzel while working at the Magic Kingdom) so choosing the theme for this particular soiree was the easiest part. From there, I just had to figure out details.

Finding Nemo Chocolate Orange Yogurt Parfait

Posted in DIY, and Recipes

Today marks the 14th anniversary of Pixar’s Finding Nemo! I realized this at about 9pm last night, just as I was beginning to develop a sweet tooth. The kids were already asleep and I’ve never been much of a late night muncher myself, so while I wanted to satisfy my craving, I also wasn’t prepared to indulge in anything too heavy or sugary. With that (and Nemo) in mind, I began to search my kitchen for the perfect snack…but what I found was that “grocery shopping” has moved its way up to the top of my to-do list. Luckily, I also found plain greek yogurt, a couple oranges, and some leftover chocolate chips… and thus, this grown-up sweet tooth solution (aka the “Lucky Fin” Parfait) was born.

Unicorn Elotes (Mexican Street Corn)

Posted in Recipes

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.

Celebrating Disney Moms With Disneybounding

Posted in Disneybound, and Holidays

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that disneybounding is one of my favorite hobbies. For those who are unfamiliar, a disneybound is a fashionable way to style your outfit that pays tribute to a particular character or attraction. {For more on disneybound, click here}