30 April 2012

Avengers News & D23



So excited about the new Avengers Movie coming out Friday, May 4th. Since becoming a huge FAN of all the movies (Thor, Iron Man, Hulk and Captain America) leading up to this one, I'm  super excited to see how this movie will bring them all together. I'm also super excited about my D23 magazine coming soon and which cover I will get? You know I want all 3 and will be buying the other 2.. Here is some additional info about the Avengers and D23...

  Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk,Hawkeye and Nick Fury Unite as D23: The Official Disney Fan Club Celebrates the Eagerly Awaited Release of Marvel’s The Avengers

BURBANK, Calif. – April 19, 2012 – Marvel’s The Avengers is so big, Disney twenty-three magazine needs not one, not two, but three eye-popping collectible covers to do it justice … and that’s what D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has planned for the summer issue, which is available nationwide on May 1.

Coinciding with the worldwide theatrical release of Marvel’s The Avengers, the summer issue of Disney twenty-three features a 10-page story on the creation of the biggest superhero film ever produced. Author and Disney Imagineer Jason Surrell spoke with the film’s acclaimed writer-director Joss Whedon, as well as stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hiddleston and Clark Gregg, and producer Kevin Feige to get the behind-the-scenes details on the explosive film, from the complexities of bringing many of the world’s most famous heroes together to nights out dancing in downtown Albuquerque.

Each of the magazine’s three front and back covers feature different characters:
Iron Man and Nick Fury on front; Hulk and Captain America on back
Thor and Black Widow on front; Iron Man and Hawkeye on back
Captain America on front; Hulk and Hawkeye on back

“Marvel’s The Avengers is a groundbreaking film, so we had to do something equally exceptional with our flagship magazine that would thrill both Disney and Marvel fans alike,” says Steven Clark, head of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. Along with the new issue, D23 Gold Members will receive a special member-only gift: one of seven collectible patches featuring the insignias of each Avenger

Marvel’s The Avengers is only part of what’s in store in the summer issue of Disney twenty-three, which explores the most exciting new developments throughout Disney – while offering new insight into fan favorites. Among the articles in the summer issue:

A Brave New World:  Readers will travel to Pixar Animation Studios and meet the team bringing to life the mystical world of ancient Scotland in Pixar’s 13th animated feature, Brave; A World of Fantasy: Climb aboard the newest ship in the Disney Cruise Line fleet and explore what makes the Disney Fantasy unlike any other vessel to set sail; To Annette, With Love: An in-depth interview with Glen Holt, the devoted husband of everyone’s favorite Mouseketeer, Annette Funicello;
Bon Anniversaire, Disneyland Paris: As Disney’s only European theme park turns 20, Disney twenty-three looks back at its creation and ahead to its magical future; The World Will Know and Written in the Stars: Two articles that take closer looks at Disney’s latest, critically acclaimed Broadway productions: Newsies and Peter and the Starcatcher. He Wrote the Songs: A touching remembrance of legendary Disney songwriter Robert B. Sherman.

The summer issue of Disney twenty-three also offers an exclusive interview with Newsies film director Kenny Ortega; a celebration of the history of the Disney Store, which first opened its doors 25 years ago; photos from the latest D23 events across the country – and rarely seen photos from the Walt Disney Archives in the magazine’s popular PHOTOfiles section.

Disney twenty-three is delivered directly to the doorstep of all D23 Gold Members, along with a special gift.  Disney twenty-three magazine is also available at retail locations across the country for $15.95, and can also be purchased online at DisneyStore.com and throughout the Disneyland® and Walt Disney World® Resorts.

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates the remarkable past, present and future of Disney, taking its name from 1923, the year Walt Disney founded his world-famous company. D23 brings its members a host of exclusive benefits, including a weekly e-mail newsletter; an array of discounts and special offers; free gifts throughout the year; and exclusive, member-only special events.

Disney fans can join the world’s only Official Disney Fan Club by visiting www.D23.com, or at select shops at the Disneyland® Resort, the Walt Disney World® Resort and www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow “DisneyD23” on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.



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25 April 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ May Calendar Shot

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Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday and this week's theme is MAY Calendar Shots. This theme is really great because it makes me smile just thinking about all the Beauty around DISNEY..

 And a big thanks to Deb for hosting. Join the Almost Wordless Hop @ http://www.focusedonthemagic.com/ 


The Tree of Life


Thanks for stopping By ~~ Have a Magical day....


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20 April 2012

D23 ~ Presents Treasures of Walt Disney


 This is very exciting news and I wish I lived in California just for this event. Imagine getting to see some of the greatest treasures from Disney History. This is truly a great event and I always learn something new like how Walt and Ronald Reagan were friends.. Read more about it here.
 
               
D23 PRESENTS TREASURES OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES, OPENING JULY 6 AT THE RONALD REAGAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM

The Official Disney Fan Club Showcases the Largest-Ever Exhibition
of Iconic Props, Costumes, Artwork and Artifacts from the Walt Disney Archives

BURBANK, Calif. – April 16, 2012 – D23 PRESENTS TREASURES OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES, which encompasses more than 500 historic artifacts from nearly nine decades of Disney history, opens at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum on July 6, continuing through April 2013.

Presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club and The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library, D23 PRESENTS TREASURES OF THE WALT DISNEY ARCHIVES is the largest exhibition ever curated by the Walt Disney Archives, at 12,000 square feet. From Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and Mickey Mouse to Captain Jack Sparrow and Captain America, the exhibition features more than 500 artifacts, at least half of which have never been seen by the public— including models, props, costumes, set pieces, and artwork from throughout Disney history.

“Ronald Reagan and Walt Disney were longtime friends, two optimists who shared an unwavering belief in the essential goodness of the American way of life,” said Bob Iger, chairman and CEO, The Walt Disney Company. “We’re proud to partner with the Reagan Library and the National Archives to showcase Disney’s rich entertainment legacy. This extraordinary exhibit will offer visitors an unprecedented look into Disney’s history and celebrate the connection between these two American originals.”
Among the extraordinary items to be featured are:
·      The original script, written by Walt Disney, for Mickey Mouse’s film debut in 1928’s Steamboat Willie;
·      A faithful recreation of Walt’s formal office from the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., including original furnishings and many of his personal items;
·      Hand-drawn artwork and hand-sculpted models used in the production of some of the most beloved Disney animated film classics ever created, including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinocchio, Fantasia, Bambi, and Sleeping Beauty;
·      Props from classic Disney live-action productions, including Mary Poppins, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Absent-Minded Professor, The Shaggy Dog, Babes in Toyland, Bedknobs and Broomsticks and more;
·      Breathtaking props, costumes, and set pieces from recent Disney classics, including the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, TRON: Legacy, National Treasure and Captain America;
·      Intricately sculptured busts of all 44 U.S. Presidents that were created for Audio-Animatronics® figures seen in the The Hall of Presidents attraction at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort;
·      A salute to Disneyland and the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, showcasing theme park artwork, Audio-Animatronics® characters, memorabilia and authentic attraction vehicles  
The exhibition also pays tribute to the long personal friendship and professional collaboration between Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan, which began many years before President Reagan’s political career.
On July 17, 1955, Ronald Reagan was one of the co-hosts of ABC Network’s live coverage of the opening of Disneyland, and as governor of California, he frequently visited Disney’s first theme park. After leaving the Oval Office, one of his first public events was a return to Disneyland, where he officiated at the park’s January 1990 35th-anniversary celebration, proclaiming it “one of America’s national treasures.”
“Walt Disney and Ronald Reagan shared a passion for America, a belief in the human spirit, and an innate optimism that, in both men, galvanized the public,” said John Heubusch, executive director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. “President Reagan was a great admirer of Walt Disney, and we are tremendously proud to host this wonderful exhibition of Disney treasures, and to honor the bond between Walt and President Reagan.”
For exhibit hours and additional information, visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum online at www.reaganlibrary.com, or www.Disney.com/D23. Admission to the exhibition is included with the purchase of admission to the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum.  Through April 2013, when the exhibition is scheduled to end, members of D23: The Official Disney Fan Club also save $2 on every adult admission.
“At 12,000 square feet, this is the largest special exhibit the Reagan Library has ever put on,” said Duke Blackwood, director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. “It is a testament to the relationship between Walt Disney and our nation’s presidents, as well as the story of Disney, itself. The Reagan Library and National Archives are honored to host this extraordinary exhibit.”
The Ronald Reagan Library & Museum is located in Simi Valley, Calif., about 60 minutes north of downtown Los Angeles and approximately two hours north of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim.

About D23: The Official Disney Fan Club
D23: The Official Disney Fan Club celebrates the remarkable past, present, and future of Disney, taking its name from 1923, the year Walt Disney founded his world-famous company. D23 unlocks the magic of Disney with a host of exclusive benefits, including a quarterly publication, Disney twenty-three, a rich website at www.disney.com/D23, a weekly e-mail newsletter; an array of discounts and special offers; free gifts throughout the year; as well as exclusive events created especially for its members.

Disney fans can join the world’s only Official Disney Fan Club by visiting www.Disney.com/D23, or at select shops at the Disneyland Resort, the Walt Disney World Resort and www.DisneyStore.com/D23. To keep up with all the latest D23 news and events, follow “DisneyD23” on Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

About The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library
The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Ronald Reagan’s legacy of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. It sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, the Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center and The Air Force One Pavilion. Located in Simi Valley, Calif., the Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential and personal papers and more than 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It now also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President. www.reaganfoundation.org, www.reaganlibrary.com.


Thank For Stopping By and Have a Magical Day!!


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17 April 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Nature, Earth Day & Disney

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Welcome to Wordless Wednesday and I'm Celebrating Disney Nature. A big thanks to Deb our hostess. Join the hop @ http://www.focusedonthemagic.com/

This is one of my favorite times of year at Walt Disney World, I have been many times and every year it get better. I take several hundred pics of just the flowers, topiaries at Epcot, so I can always remember how beautiful they were.







Thanks for stopping BY & Have a very Magical Day.. If you have been to the Flower & Garden Show at Epcot ~ What was Your favorite Display...








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13 April 2012

Flashback Friday ~ Tower of Terror



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 This week's FlashBack is all about Friday the 13th!!! Please check out some more Friday Flashback's 
And a big thanks to Deb for Hosting. 


THE HOLLYWOOD TOWER OF TERROR






From January 2012, it was cold that day..








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12 April 2012

Winnie -The- Pooh Baby Shower Treats & Drinks




Welcome to those of you joining me from Growing Up Disney and those of you just hopping aboard, I am the 4th stop on our Magical Blogorail. I wanted to share some FUN food and drink ideas about having a Winnie~The~Pooh Baby Shower.

Here are some ideas to try at the next Hundred Acre Wood, Winnie ~ the ~ Pooh  Party..


Winnie the Pooh Cake Pop

Winnie the Pooh Cake Pops  Provider:Bakerella.com

With this recipe, everyone's favorite tubby little cubby is no longer stuffed with fluff: He's a tasty cake pop. And since Winnie the Pooh can't go long without his "hunny," you can use extra cake to make delectable Hunny Pot Cake Pops, too. 

You'll need:
  • 1 box cake mix (bake as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
  • 1 16 oz can of ready-made frosting
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheets
  • Yellow candy coating
  • Red candy coating (optional for shirt collar)
  • Chocolate coated sunflower seeds in yellow, white or another light color (nose)
  • Black non-pareils (eyes)
  • Brown rainbow chip sprinkles
  • Pink confetti sprinkles (tongue)
  • Black edible ink pen (eyebrows, mouth)
  • Red edible ink pen (mouth)
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam block
*Note: one cake makes about 48 cake pops. If you don't need that many, then cut the cake in quarters and freeze any cake sections for another day. If you're using the whole cake, you can make 24 Pooh cake pops and 24 Hunny Pot cake pops. You'll need at least one ounce of candy coating for each generic Winnie the Pooh or Hunny Pot cake pop you plan on dipping and more for any extra decorating.
Instructions: Step 31. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
2. With a large spoon, mix thoroughly with about 3/4 of the can of frosting. You won't need the rest
3. Roll mixture into quarter size cake balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet.
4. Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up. You can transfer them to the refrigerator to keep chilled and avoid freezing.
5. When they are firm, shape half of the cake balls to resemble Winnie's head. The top of the ball should be smaller than the bottom. Try to shape them so the nose protrudes in the front.
6. To practice getting the shape right, place candies in position for ears and nose and use a lollipop stick to mark the eyes to see if the shape is looking right.Step 6
7. You can use a picture of Winnie as a guide to shape the cake ball. You can also use a lollipop stick to help shape the nose.Step 7
8. Return the cake pops to the refrigerator to maintain firmness.
9. Melt yellow candy coating in a heat-proof plastic bowl so that the coating is at three to four inches deep for easier dipping. Melt in the microwave in 30 second intervals on low, stirring in between. Repeat until melted and smooth.
10. Remove a couple of cake balls from the refrigerator at a time to work with.
11. Dip the tip of a lollipop stick into the melted coating and insert into the bottom of Winnie's head. Then, grab two sunflower seed ears and dip the pointed side into the melted candy coating. Attach the ears to the top/back of the cake pop and the coating will set like glue.
12. Place in a Styrofoam block to dry.
13. After a few minutes you can carefully dip the entire cake pop with ears attached into the bowl of melted candy coating. Dip and remove in one motion without stirring. Make sure the entire cake ball is covered. Using a deep bowl is helpful here. If your coating is too thick, you can add a few drops of vegetable oil or shortening to help thin it and make it easier to work with.
14. Remove and allow any excess coating to fall off the pop and back into the bowl.Step 14
15. Before the coating sets, attach one brown rainbow chip sprinkle in position for the nose. Repeat with the remaining Winnie the Pooh Pops.Step 15
16. Place in a styrofoam block to dry.
17. When dry, use a toothpick to dot a tiny amount of coating in position for the eyes and attach one black non-pareil sprinkle for each eye. It's best to attach one eye at a time so the coating doesn't dry before you can attach the sprinkle.
18. Use a black edible ink pen to draw eyebrows and a cute smile. Then finish the bottom of the mouth using a red edible ink pen.
19. For the tongues, cut a pink confetti sprinkle in half and use a toothpick to dot a small amount of coating in position and attach the tongue.Step 19
20. You can stop here or you can give Winnie a hint of his red shirt.
21. To do so, melt red candy coating and let sit for a few minutes to thicken a bit. If it is too hot it can be runny. Then carefully, twist and remove the lollipop stick. Once removed, you can hold Winnie's head and dip the bottom in two diagonal directions to form the collar of his red shirt. Immediately reinsert the lollipop stick and place back in the styrofoam block to dry.
22. You can wrap them in treat bags tied with a ribbon and/or store them on the counter or in an airtight container.


 Kanga's Pita Pouch Sandwiches with Garden Egg Salad

Kanga knows a thing or two about keeping little Roo healthy. Stuff your salad into a whole-wheat pita for a tasty twist on the classic.

Step 3
Serving suggestion: Instead of packing sandwiches in plastic bags, use waxed paper and adhesive labels to create a kangaroo pouches for your sandwiches. The paper pouch is better for the environment than plastic and helps little hands to hold their sandwiches together while they eat!
You'll need:
  • 8 hardboiled eggs
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (or to taste)
  • 1 Tablespoon coarse-grain mustard
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • Salt and pepper to taste (optional)
  • Whole wheat pitas
  • Pastry cutter or two butter knives for cutting eggs
  • Waxed paper
  • Self -adhesive labels
  • Markers
Instructions: 1. To start, peel hard boiled eggs and discard shells. (If you like, let kids roll eggs on a cutting board to break the shell, then peel).
2. Cut eggs in half and place them in a large mixing bowl. Cut eggs into bite-sized pieces using a pastry blender. If you don't have a pastry blender you can use two butter knives. This job is perfect for kids, eggs are soft and easy to cut and the pastry blender makes the job quick and easy! Step 2
3. Mix in mayonnaise, mustard and shredded carrot. Stir until well combined.
4. Salt and pepper to taste.
5. For the pouches, cut a 12" length of waxed paper for each sandwich.
6. Next, fold the bottom of the waxed paper up to meet the top. Then fold each side of the paper into the center to create an envelope large enough to accommodate your pita.
7. Place a self-adhesive label along the overlapping seam, to hold your pouch together. You can let kids decorate their own labels. This is a great way to serve sandwiches at a party, and the labels will let guests know what's inside your pitas.
8. Slip your pita into the pocket, and stuff your sandwich. Step 8

Hunny Pot Cake Pops:

Winnie the Pooh Hunny Pot Cake Pop
That willy nilly silly ol' bear, Winnie the Pooh, knew one thing for certain: Life is better with your favorite snack. Don't forget to pair these hunny pot treats with Winnie the Pooh Cake Pops.
You'll need:
  • 1 box cake mix (bake as directed on box for 13 X 9 cake)
  • 1 16 oz can of ready-made frosting
  • Wax paper
  • Baking sheets
  • Yellow candy coating
  • Purple candy coating
  • Brown rainbow chip sprinkles
  • Black edible ink pen ("Hunny")
  • Toothpicks
  • Paper lollipop sticks
  • Styrofoam block
*Note: one cake makes about 48 cake pops. If you don't need that many, then cut the cake in quarters and freeze any cake sections for another day. If you're using the whole cake, you can make 24 Pooh cake pops and 24 Hunny Pot cake pops. You'll need at least one ounce of candy coating for each generic Winnie the Pooh or Hunny Pot cake pop you plan on dipping and more for any extra decorating.

Instructions: 1. After cake is cooked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
Step 32. With a large spoon, mix thoroughly with about 3/4 of the can of frosting. You won't need the rest.
3. Roll mixture into quarter size cake balls and place on a wax paper covered baking sheet.
4. Place cake balls in the freezer for about 15 minutes to firm up. You can transfer them to the refrigerator to keep chilled and avoid freezing.
5. Shape the cake balls into ovals for the Hunny pots.
6. Return the cake pops to the refrigerator to maintain firmness.
7. When you are ready to make the Hunny pots, melt the purple candy coating. Insert a lollipop stick into the oval-shaped cake ball. Dip into the candy coating so the cake ball is completely covered. Remove and let most of the excess fall off and back into the bowl. Then, place the cake pop on a wax-paper covered baking sheet. Some of the coating will rest at the base forming the edge of the pot. Repeat with remaining pots and let dry completely.Step 7
8. Once dry, you can add the "hunny". Heat yellow candy coating and use a spoon to apply it to the top of the pots. If you let it thicken for a few minutes, it will be less likely to run down the pot. You want it thick enough to drip over the edge, but not too runny that it makes a mess.
9. Let dry completely in a styrofoam block and then write HUNNY on each pot with a black edible ink pen. Reverse the direction of the first N for an extra Winnie the Pooh detail.Step 9
10. Let dry completely.
11. You can wrap in treat bags tied with a ribbon and/or store them on the counter or in an airtight container.

Fruit Shakes
Serves one adult or two kids

1 frozen banana
1 cup liquid
Additional fruit or flavoring
Optional sweetener - grapes, dates, honey or sugar

To make, break frozen banana into pieces and put in blender. Cover with liquid up to 1-cup line on blender. Add any additional fruits, flavorings or sweeteners. Blend until consistency of milk shake (usually 30 seconds). Serve immediately (banana will start to brown if you don't). Enjoy!

NOTE: Clean out blender and cups immediately after drinking, since the fruit particles tend to get stuck to the dishes.

The Ingredients
This recipe is extremely versatile. You can vary them to comply with your diet or special needs. These shakes are great alternatives for those with diabetes, food allergies and intolerance's and vegetarians. Experiment and have fun!

 Thank you for joining me today, 
Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Disney On Wheels


 Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Invitations ~ Pursuing the Magic
2nd Stop ~ Decorations and Gift Ideas ~ Disney Donna Kay
3rd Stop ~ Winnie The Pooh Cakes ~ Growing Up Disney
4th Stop ~ Drinks and Snacks ~ CanDoItMOM aka Mouse Fan Diane (you are Here)
5th Stop ~ Party Favors ~ Disney On Wheels
Final Stop ~ Pooh's Inspirational Thoughts ~ DISTherapy


These recipes courtesy of http://family.go.com/ and For more Info click the link..


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11 April 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Adventure at Hollywood Studios



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Welcome to this week's Wordless Wednesday!! This week's  pics are all about ADVENTURE ...

I want to thank Deb for hosting and please Join the HOP http://www.focusedonthemagic.com/

These pics are from the Studio Backlot Tour...









Thank for joining me today, 
Happy Wednesday!!!


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06 April 2012

Italian Easter Cake


Easter Cake Made in Puglia: Scarcelle
 

Location: Puglia | Topic: Recipes, Food & Drink
 
A Scarcella is a typical cake made in Puglia, traditionally, during Easter. This delicious dessert is especially popular with children, perhaps because it can take many forms, sheeps, doves, baskets, little dools, hearts, etc. depending on what your creativity suggests. As usual with Italian traditional recipes there are various versions of scarcelle, here is a recipe for those covered in white sugar frost:

Ingredients
For the dough:
- 500 g flour
- 200 g sugar
- 100 g butter
- 2 eggs
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- Milk t

For the Icing:
- 150 grams of icing sugar
- 1 egg white

For Decorations:
- chocolate eggs, colorful edible sprinkles, and whatever you prefer!

Recipe:
On a pastry board, pour in the flour and add the 2 eggs, then add the softened butter, sugar and vanilla and mix with the help of a little warm milk just enough to obtain a soft elastic dough. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut out in the shapes you prefer the most and bake the scarcelle for 10 minutes at 180° degrees celsius. Take out of the oven and let them cool down.
Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. Place the sugar in a saucepan and cover with water, put on high heat and stir until the sugar has melted, remove from heat and place in a bowl. Whip the egg whites to stiff peaks and fold it into the sugar syrup, stirring constantly. Pour the icing on scarcelle and sprinkle with the decoration, such as chocolate shavings, little chocolate eggs or sugar sprinkles.
Scarcelle

 Recipe courtesy of ItalyMag.com

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04 April 2012

Wordless Wednesday ~ Easter Bunny @WDW

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Welcome to This week's Wordless Wednesday.  It's been a great experience to visit Walt Disney World at Easter Time. Spring has sprung and with the Flower and Garden Show going on at the same time it's couldn't be more sweet smelling and looking around the parks.

I want to send a big thanks to my friend and hostess Deb. 
Please join our hop http://www.focusedonthemagic.com/

So Happy


 And you get to meet Mr.  and Mrs. Easter Bunny
Thanks for stopping by and Happy Spring!!!!


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03 April 2012

The Disney Must Have Pack List


Welcome to those of you joining me from Joanna and her Amazing Technicolor Interwebs and those of you just hopping aboard I am the Final stop on our Magical Blogorail Peach.

This month topic is my "Must Pack List for A Disney Vacation".. That could be a very long list because there are so many thing to consider and here are a few:
  1. Hidden Mickey Book
  2. Disney Tote Bag for snacks, water, sunscreen 
  3. Disney Maps ~ which can be ordered online for free @Disney.com
  4. BirnBaum Guide ~ WDW
  5. Vinylmations Trades
  6. Lanyard W/Pins and any extra for trading
  7. Duffy, Mickey, Doug and Boo (Special Plush from home)
  8. Disney T-Shirts (as many as we can find to bring)
  9. Camera
  10. Disney Autograph Book

For my family which includes 2 kids ~~ that are now 10 and 12 years old, the camera and the autographs are very important because, they capture the magic of the trip.

Before we even leave home we buy the autograph book online @ Disney.com they have many to choose from, I love the Tinkerbell one. Buying it before we leave gets the kids even more excited and it helps us plan out who we are going to see.

Abby and the Mad Hatter

Even though they have grown up (a little) an Autograph book is still on the must bring list. As we go along and get each character autograph and picture, we get to enjoy the memories for many years to come.

Abby and Asoka

Liam and Ariel at the Princess Breakfast


Next, I buy disposable cameras for the kids so they can take their own pictures and I get to see Disney World from their point of view. Then when we come home, we have so many pictures and different angles from the same experience. Some of the shots are so funny, half cut off heads to pics of the ground but still very memorable..



Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop
along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~ Tips from the Disney Diva  
2nd Stop ~ Return to Disney 
3rd Stop ~ Disney In Our Blood 
4th Stop ~ Joanna and her Amazing Technicolor Interwebs  
Final Stop ~ CanDoItMOM aka Mouse Fan Diane  (you are Here)












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