Monday, February 15, 2010

Crazy Ride....

What a typical day on the crazy ride of owning a business and trying to raise the next two 'perfect' kiddos! There are so many things to do on the dD 'to do' list and we just get through them one at a time in between all the other work at home moments. It has been a beautiful day full of snow and the Spring samples need to come in the door any minute, we need to get signed up for the shows we are doing and finish uploading the new products blah blah blah - we could go on for pages!
With that said, we sit back and have to think about how far we have come ~ how we have grown in such a short amount of time and even though each task seems as though it takes about 10 times the amount of time it should take because it is peppered with moments of mommy hood ~ it all gets done somehow :-)
Just like this blog post, it is getting accomplished because my girls are playing in the bathtub with ariel, velma, prince charming, cinderella, mulan, sleeping beauty and discussing how they are traveling to their home in Orlando. I sit with my laptop in amazement of their little imaginations ~ life is grand!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My littlest princess turns three!

She requested a Fancy Nancy tea party with her closest friends and that is exactly what she got ~ in addition to the good ol'family birthday party of course. She had so much fun being fancy with her friends ~ they drank tea, ate pink cupcakes, ate sandwiches in the shapes of tiaras and high heals, adorned themselves with boas and practiced their french. What a fabulous way to ring in "3"!!

Think Spring!!!

We are finalizing several of our Spring designs are here are a few of the fabrics we are using. We are adding some color and of course, typical dD flair. We will continue to release several new hair accessories each day as well as our new Spring designs as soon as they reach the studio. We can't wait to show you the new stuff ~ too fun!

Hair accessories....

You can start to think Spring with these new hair accessories hitting the dD site. I will be adding these to the site later today and tomorrow ~ many are one of a kind so if you want it.....get it quick.

Flowers are all the rage this Spring and Summer. You can put them in your little fashionista's hair "as-is" or you can clip to a headband, a simple tank, a hat and more. It adds the finishing touch to any outfit.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Few more random disney tips....

Anyone who has been to Disney knows that getting something good to eat is a challenge and getting good food at a reasonable price is even more challenging. When you stay on the property, you feel limited.....we discovered that there are places that will deliver to your hotel ~ all you have to do is ask! Some nights you just want to get a pizza and feed the whole family for $ dominos at 407.239.1221 or ask for the number of your favorite restaurant at the front desk.

Sample Itinerary:

Day one: Magic Kingdom of course! Dinner at Tony's Town Square

Day two: Epcot ~ Dinner at San Angel Inn in Mexico

Day three: easy morning and back to Epcot ~ be sure to let your kids decorate masks and collect charms at each of the countries

Day four: Animal Kingdom and back to the hotel for late dinner...other options are Rainforest Cafe or T-Rex at Downtown Disney ~ maybe a good night to order the pizza :-)

Day Five: Hollywood Studios ~ eat at Mama Melrose's - get to the Fantasmic show very early or you may end up standing

Day Six: Magic Kingdom of course! Dinner at The Plaza

It is always fun to add in the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, dinner with Cinderella in the Castle or breakfast with the princesses in Norway....for boys, Pirate training, yoda training....hmmm, have not done too much boy stuff.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Random Disney Tips.....

Minnie loved theMARMONT pant ~ given she could not talk, she had to use some serious body language to communicate how much she liked them.

Here are a few random Disney tips for those of you planning a trip....

If you go to Hollywood Studios on a night when Fantasmic is NOT showing, go to Animation Courtyard and inside the same building as The Magic of Disney Animation you will hit the jackpot when it comes to meeting all the characters ~ very cool! You must also go back on a night when Fantasmic is showing and see it ~ it is great too!

Also, if in Hollywood Studios, you MUST ride the Toy Story Midway Mania ride ~ it is fantastic!

If your children get sick while at Disney (ours did) and you are staying on Disney property without a car, Turner Drugs will deliver any prescriptions to you for a $5 charge if your doc will call something in for you. Their phone number is 407.828.8125 or ask your front desk. If your doc will not call in a scrip, there is an immediate care facility called CentraCare that will provide complimentary transportation to and from their facility. or 407.938.0650.

Stayed at the Polynesian this time.....not our favorite thus far. Still prefer Animal Kingdom and the Swan over Polynesian. Also, I DO NOT recommend the Spirit of Aloha show at the Polynesian. Sorry Polynesian.......we did love the location and the ability to hop on the monorail!

I will be sharing many more Random Disney Tips as the week goes on.......for those of you care...