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Princess spa with our #disneyside

In exchange for my time and efforts in reporting within my blog and social media networks I have been provided with an amazing products in order to host our @homecelebration to show our #Disneyside. Even though I have received these benefits my opinion is always  100% my own.

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This past week we celebrated my daughter and sisters fourth birthday, jointly showing our #Disneyside with a pirate fairy theme. Swords, fairy wings and pixie dust was among us as we sang a very happy birthday to these two “big” girls. With family and friends from out of the area and some in I thought it would be a perfect time to treat the girls to a “Princess Spa” with goodies and relaxation. Due to weather inconveniences and timing with other events ending the girls night with a “Princess Spa” seemed to be a great way to show the last bit of #Disneyside for the evening.

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I spent some time trying to come up with a creative but useful item that the girls could use after the party… Their spa buckets filled with goodies from princess ring pops, puzzles, tiaras and lip gloss I found the bath-balls to be the largest hit.

disneysidecelebration5A bucket especially personalized for each Princess with their name and a Disney Princess quote on the reverse side seemed suiting. A personalized message to remind each girl of their beauty, wishes and dreams.

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As their little toes hit the water I wait for the Disney magic to explode; as we watch their smiles, eyes lighting up and the gears in their heads turning I wonder what it would have been like if the weather had been better in earlier days for the larger planned idea. Though I will sit here smiling as I watch my daughter, sisters and their cousins and friends enjoy in some relaxation Princess style.

disneysidecelebration8We had the idea to use the Princess table-cloth they gave us as a barrier between the spa water and the carpet. With each Princess posted at their own seat we began with the revealing of what they had in their spa buckets which lead to crowning and their foot-baths; toe nails polished and snacks in hand they were treated as royals with foot massages to end.

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Treating the girls with Honest Juice boxes, veggie chips and Crunch Pak apple slices we found no need to sugar the Princesses before bed with the cookies I had bought. Sadly the idea of a tea party with the spa was a bit too late for these Princesses; though they will come in handy with upcoming #Disneyside events when we arrive back in Florida. As Disney fanatics we find ourselves surrounded by Disney whether we are living near or far with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Sofia the First or an all time classic of Snow White playing on the television. Like Toy Story with Jessie, Woody and Buzz we have toy chests and toy nets holding Disney bears, Nemo and friends with just a bit of #Disneyside in our everyday lives from car rides to nightly stories we are filled with wishes, dreams and memories of our Disney experiences.

We have spent time dressing up (as shown in Confessions of a crazed mother: Part One) to visiting Jake and Sofia during their summer road trip (Power of doing good). Our excitement is building with our upcoming trip back to Florida, being close to Disney again to visit the wonderful Magic Kingdom or my old working ground of Epcot. This is just the beginning of our #Disneyside!

Special thanks to Crunch Pak for the healthy treat for our Princesses; the crunchy apples as if they were freshly sliced bursting with flavor hit the spot not only for the girls but also for Mommy’s.

crunchpak2I ran from Safeway, Target, Giant and Wal-mart looking for these goodies. (Easier found in Wal-mart at Florida but I only found them in Target large packs here in Maryland.)

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Declaring your love with Collage.com **Pillowgram giveaway**

In exchange for my time and efforts in reporting within my blog and social media networks Collage.com has provided me with an amazing 16*16 Pillowgram and also the chance for a Pillowgram giveaway. Even though I have received these benefits my opinion is always  100% my own.

Chocolate’s and heart shaped cards… Sweet poems, romantic songs by a candle lit dinner. Roses for miles.. Alright, really who am I kidding my Valentines day is nothing like that! I find myself last minute shopping, heart shaped box of candy, maybe a hand made Valentine. Last year I was a bit crafty with the girls; (Isabella only almost 3 and her sister just 3 months old) I took their feet and hands to make daddy a special Valentines day card. It would be his first one from Elleanna so I wanted everything just right. Two hearts one large and one smaller, the words “I Love you” written largely but with a unique touch. Using Elleanna’s foot for the L and Bella’s hand for you O I put a remembrance of how tiny they were in 2014.

This year I need to top last years gift… Thankfully Collage people have an amazing pillow in which can fit MANY pictures on it. With different designs and shapes that could be made with the photos and a perfect touch writing something sweet at either the top or bottom. I finally found the perfect gift for daddy’s Valentine from his smallest Valentines at  http://www.collage.com/product-pillow?utm_source=blog&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=VDay2015 .

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Loving the special touch of a sweet quote.

I had planned on getting the girls all dressed up for Valentines day in the amazing outfits their cousin Shelly had helped purchase but my schedule has been very busy. As a waitress I find myself stumbling in many nights in pitch black hoping not to wake everyone; my days are filled with ” Did I do the laundry?” “Has Elleanna had her nap?”, “What’s for lunch? And is that really the time!?”…  I try hard to do something crafty with the girls.. This year I pulled my sister’s and daughters aside for some foam hearts addressed to Mommy and Daddy’s; and I hope to take photos of them holding their Valentines and do something more crafty with them but time will tell.

Back to my point though… I was unable to find the time with the girls in the Valentines Day outfit to take photos for this amazingly crafty and cherished gift for daddy’s Valentine; so I improvised.

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I tried many different shapes using the heart, the lips and the LOVE but I didn’t like my photos being cut off. I wanted all our family photos and the girls to be seen. The love those girls hold for their father is overwhelming and I want this Valentines day to show the love our family has for one another. Through our ups and downs, rough mornings of hair combing and late nights of sleep deprivation the love you see in those little Valentines of ours reminds me of what “True Love” is.

All the different shapes the photos can be made with.
All the different shapes the photos can be made with.

What better way to celebrate Valentines day with a gift that will last year after year and not end up in the garbage because the flowers are wilted and gone or the chocolates just broke your New Years resolution. A gift you can share near and far. If you’d like to see more of Collage.com’s amazing products you can find them on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Do you have some Valentines day crafts to share with us?

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