While we are all stuck in quarantine my boo + I have been using this time to cook up some Disney magic with yummy breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks + desserts using…you guessed it, DISNEY kitchen appliances and cook wear! From Mickey shaped waffles to Minnie ice pops to slow cooked dinners + more, ShopDisney has TONS of magical cooking essentials you’ll want to add to your kitchen to keep occupied during quarantine. Sharing some of my favorites below including my Toy Story Alien Popcorn Maker (since popcorn is my favorite snack after all)! 🙂
Things have been tough with everything going on. From being stuck at home to stress financially and health wise, now is the time to try and relax, reset + keep your mind busy during quarantine. That’s why I wanted to share some helpful activities to keep your mind off what’s happening in the world while being home! Hope some of these help you, your family + friends ♥
Now is a great time to donate to those in need whether it is medical supplies, cleaning supplies or even food or clothes, there are so many charities accepting donations right now so you can feel like you are making a positive impact during this trying time. I did some spring cleaning and made donation bags of clothes and then cleaned out my pantry to donate to a local food bank! Plus organizing and decluttering will help you feel organized and efficient.
2. PLAY A GAME
My fiance and I have been playing tons of fun board games lately and even games on XBox + Wii to pass the time. To connect with his mom who lives far away we joined Words With Friends so you can keep in touch with those you love while social distancing!
3. TAKE AN ONLINE CLASS
Tons of Universities are offering free continuing education classes online or join Skill Share and take a class to learn a new skill to help you in your career! I am take a Skill Share class on web development!
4. LISTEN TO A PODCAST
I’ve never been a big podcast person but recently I discovered so many like Up and Vanished which is all about murder mysteries (perfect for Dateline or 48 Hours lovers), Gary Vee’s Podcast (great for marketers) + The Science Of Success (great for those who need a little motivation to reach your goals).
My fiance and I have been going for daily walks around our neighborhood to get some sun, fresh air + leave the house for a little. We keep our distance and wear our masks and feel so great after a nice long walk to feel the spring weather!
There are so many great CEOs that praise meditation as key component to their daily success so I began trying it and I’m hooked! Download an app like CALM + experience what meditation can do for you (especially during such an uncertain time it helps settle your mind).
8. COOK OR BAKE
Now is a great time to get in the kitchen and cook something new or bake! We’ve been grilling, baking, trying new appliances, recipes and so much more! Find inspo on Pinterest, Youtube + more! One of my favorites is making Mickey shaped waffles or pancakes.
9. DRAW, PAINT OR DESIGN SOMETHING NEW
I love letting out my inner child with a fun coloring book or painting project! Stock up on coloring books or make a new craft to pass the time.
10. ORGANIZE YOUR HOME
I’ve been taking advantage of this time at home to clear out my closet, organize my kitchen and make my space feel clean + new! Order some storage supplies and get organized!
11. MAKE DALGONA COFFEE
I’m not a big coffee drinker but I’ve been seeing this all over TikTok and had to try it – honestly pretty fun and satisfying to make. Tons of recipes out there giving step by step instructions so why not go for it.
12. TIE DYE YOUR CLOTHES
A big trend this season is tie dye so why not tie dye at home yourself! Whether it be a plain white tee or sweats, save some money + have a little fun by tie dying at home (plenty of tutorials on TikTok!)
13. DOWNLOAD TIKTOK
Probably should have started with this since a few of my recommendations mention TikTok BUT you’ve gotta download it! Even if you don’t want to post, I find it as a great resource for tutorials, workouts, cooking + more (besides dancing Renegade haha :p) Follow me on it – MISSYONMADISON
14. BINGE WATCH TRENDING SHOWS
Whether you are a Hulu, Netflix or Disney+ Fan there are tons of great shows to watch right now. Personally we binged Tiger King and are working on Ozark!
15. CATCH UP ON SOME GREAT MOVIES
A lot of movies that were coming to theaters (like Trolls) are now straight to download or streaming. Binge some good movies, old time favorites or some new flicks you’ve been wanting to see. We’ve also been binging some great docuseries on History Channel to get our learning on.
16. LEARN A NEW DANCE
If you are into the TikTok dance trend, now is a great time to learn some moves + test it out at home…plus it’s a great workout!
17. CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES
As we focus on washing our hands one thing we always forget is to clean our makeup brushes! ANISA Beauty has a whole Purify line dedicated to brush cleaning, the products are great plus the process is something I find soothing.
18. TEST OUT NEW HAIRSTYLES
Now is a great time to play around with your hair + makeup so why not test out some new hairstyles or hair tools because there is no rush to get ready in the AM. Here are some tools I am loving:
19. PLAY WITH YOUR MAKEUP
I don’t know about you but I’ve been loving trying to do a winged eyeliner or play with fun eyeshadow colors or bronze etc…If I have nowhere to be there is no pressure on how it turns out…just have fun with it!
20. AT HOME SPA DAY
Embrace a little self care at home with a great skincare routine testing out some new face masks, body treatments and more! Rounded up my Spring 2020 favorites HERE.
21. DO YOUR NAILS
I am sure I’m not the only one struggling or in desperate need of a manicure…now is your time to shine, learn a new skill + try to do your nails at home! Here’s some favorites to get you going:
22. GET A TAN
The SAFE way hehe :p I always feel better when I tan so now is a good time to apply your at home self tanners to feel like you just got sun kissed because honestly…why not?!
23. DO A PUZZLE
I’ve been loving jigsaw puzzles lately, especially Disney ones of course! It’s a fun way to pass time and pretty relaxing honestly.
24. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF ONLINE SALES
A lot of retailers are doing some great online sales to push inventory so be on the lookout for great deals from your favorite retailers like Sephora, Nordstrom, REVOLVE + more to shop picks you’ve been eyeing up for a discount.
25. AT HOME PHOTOSHOOTS
Now is an awesome time to be creative and shoot some fun content. Take creative pics of something you just baked, or a great makeup look you did or a fun cozy outfit PLUS you can learn some editing skills in Photoshop or Lightroom for a little added fun!
26. ZOOM DATES
Make time to have ZOOM friend dates or ZOOM parties with coworkers, family + more – there’s even a way to stream Netflix and ZOOM at the same time so you can watch content and give reactions in the real time!
27. JOIN CELEBRITIES LIVE PARTIES
Tons of celebs are going on IG LIVE or TikTok LIVE or ZOOM to interact with fans, read stories, do at home concerts + more. Look up your fav celebs and see if there’s anything fun they are up to you can take part in.
28. LAUNCH A BLOG, PODCAST OR YOUTUBE
If you were ever contemplating starting a blog, Youtube or podcast, now is the time to do it! Journal your goals, niche audience and what you are passionate about and get started! You have optimal time to create content in bulk so it can sustain when you are back to the daily grind!
29. MAKE A POST QUARANTINE BUCKET LIST
Jot down what you want to do after quarantine whether it is travel, activities or more…it gives you something to look forward to + plan for to keep your spirits up!
30. CHECK IN ON FAMILY + FRIENDS
This should go without saying but especially if you live far from friends or family have daily texts, calls etc. Some people feel really lovely + depressed during this time so be sure to check in on everyone you love to remind them you are there for them.
31. MAKE A SCRAPBOOK
Whether it’s a crafting scrapbook or a virtual one, why not live vicariously through vacations or experiences past + make a creative way to relive or remember those moments. We are making one of our engagement + proposal!
32. DESIGN A GALLERY WALL
My gallery wall in my office is one of my favorite parts of my home and now is a great time to search online for great artwork, pick photos you may want framed + design your dream gallery! I used Framebridge + absolutely love it!
33. CURL UP WITH A GREAT BOOK
Now is a great time to curl up on the couch with a good book (or many books hehe) Whether it’s a mystery or history or a book that teaches you something, use this time to enrich your mind!
34. MAKE A GRATEFUL LIST
With everything going on in the world it’s hard to not feel sad or bummed but why not spin that outlook + instead write out some things you are thankful and grateful for…it will be such a great mood booster, guaranteed to make you smile.
35. REMEMBER TO BREATHE
We will all get through this so just remember to stay strong, stay busy + take a deep breath!
It’s been a crazy month since I got back from the #DisneyCreators trip! I have begun planning my dream Disney Wedding, Disney has shut down due to Coronavirus + I have been going a little stir crazy at home practicing my best social distancing, so I figured now was as good a time as any to finally recap the entire #DisneyCreators trip!
First let’s start off with a brief overview of what this #DisneyCreators Trip was since I got a lot of questions about it on social media!
The #DisneyCreators Trip was a 8 day trip – 4 days at Walt Disney World + 4 days on the Disney Dream from Disney Cruiseline exclusively for influencers within the Disney creator network. The influencers on the trip were invited by the Disney team and what I thought was so cool is that they invited all different types of influencers who LOVE + post Disney! From mommy bloggers to travel Youtubers to Disney Style fashion influencers like me, it was awesome to meet all different types of creators + make new friends all with a common obsession – DISNEY!
Now that you are familiar with what the trip was let me break down some of my favorite moments of the trip!
First up – Recapping some of the best parts of the Disney World part of the trip based on day (figured that’s the easiest way to review!)♥
We checked in to the brand NEW Riviera Resort that was only 2 months old + beyond amazing! The resort has multiple pools, great dining + a beautiful view. I loved the French Riviera theme and one of my favorite parts of the resort is that they have their own line of merch from exclusive Minnie Ears to Hats to Luggage to Pandora Charms to Plushes, Pins + More! I stocked up on all their plushes which actually match the characters at the character dining experience they have for breakfast + dinner at Topolino’s Terrace! The food is beyond delicious + I love the character’s outfits of course.
After checking in + having breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace we relaxed for a little bit and then I headed to Epcot to kick of the #DisneyCreators Trip with a welcome dinner hosted by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein who also plays Ahsoka in multiple Star Wars animated features. The food was delicious, we got to network with other influencers and then explore Epcot a bit before meeting up again for a dessert party later that night! We got to enjoy yummy treats while watching the Epcot Forever Fireworks show!
We started the day by heading to the Contemporary Convention Center for a day filled with informative panels, fun giveaways, sponsorship showcase + more to educate all of us Disney influencers more about upcoming Disney developments, new launches + more!
We got to meet the actor behind the voice of Mickey Mouse, learn more about how TikTok is taking over social media + tons more, it was super helpful, informative and fun.
That night we then headed to Magic Kingdom for some ride time, sweet treats + my favorite fireworks show of all, the Happily Ever After show!
OK, so Day 3 was one of my favorite days at the parks! We kicked things off with an early morning trip to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom. We got exclusive ride time before the park opened to ride Avatar Flight of Passage which was AMAZING (well worth the wait honestly, I know understand the hype) + Na’vi River Journey which was super fun. We rode the rides, snapped pics + enjoyed a yummy breakfast there in the park!
Later that day we headed to Hollywood Studios (one of my favorite parks at Disney World) + had a private party in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge! We got to ride the new attraction Rise Of The Resistance which was beyond FUN + hands down the best ride I’ve ever been on and worth the boarding group process to get to ride it.
DAYS 4 + 5
Day 4 was a busy day! We checked out of the Riviera Resort + headed to the Disney Dream part of the Disney Cruise Line. We embarked on a 4 day 3 night cruise to Nassua Bahamas + Castaway Cay! It was my first time ever on a cruise so it was a whole new world for me. Unlimited EVERYTHING – I was in heaven from yummy food to dessert to all the pools + more…I couldn’t get enough of everything. I headed to the Senses Spa on board for a few treatments + relaxed in the Rainforest room that has sauna, jacuzzi + more. There’s tons of entertainment on the ship from adult only clubs to theater to movies…there’s a little something for everyone even kids with the kids club!
After boarding the ship we checked in to our stateroom + began to explore. The first night we had dinner at Animator’s Palate which was my favorite dining on the ship. They had tasty dishes + the interactive characters on screens around the dining area was super fun as well.
The next day we docked in Nassau, Bahamas where you were free to explore the island or go off on excursions to see what the island has to offer. I decided to stay on the ship to explore all the activities, dining, shopping + areas. Fun fact there’s no tax when shopping on the ship! PLUS there are tons of Disney Cruise Line exclusive merch only available on the ship like Minnie Ears, Pandora Charms, Luggage, Purses, Plushes + more…I definitely stocked up.
Day 6 was my favorite day on the cruise because we docked at Castaway Cay, Disney’s own private island! You had the whole day to explore the island which had bars, tons of BBQ, shopping + a family beach and Serenity Bay which was an adult only beach if you wanted a little quiet time.
I loved being able to meet characters too that were in fun island themed outfits + snap some great pics around the island. You can rent kayaks, beach bikes + more if you are on the sporty side! There were also a lot of activities to do as well + the cutest island exclusive merch!
The next day we headed back to shore + then flew home. It was honestly one of the best experiences I’ve ever had – I bought so much merch, ate so much yummy food + took way too many pictures hehe :p
Do you have questions for me on anything Disney World or Disney Cruise Line related?! Ask Away ♥
It’s officially spring although with everything going on in the world it most certainly doesn’t feel like it. I figured I’d throw it back to happier times by sharing this cute look I wore in Hawaii at one of the most insta-worthy places on the island, The Royal Hawaiin!
This white dress is a staple for summer! I love the sleeves and length – it is great for Sunday brunch, the office + so much more. It’s lightweight, comfortable and can be styled up or down depending on the occasion! LPA has such great pieces on REVOLVE that you are sure to love.
While being stuck at home is a bummer I think a positive way to look at it is to spend time with loved ones, reflect back on some amazing moments + dream about what lies ahead – I’ll be dreaming of my upcoming wedding + hopefully another trip to Hawaii!
♥ Get Ready for some major #DisneyBound Outfit Inspo ♥
I’ve been teasing a ton of fun Disney Bound outfits on my instagram from my most recent trip to Disney World and have been getting tons of questions on where I got the various looks so here it is…my full roundup to all the Disney Style looks I wore in Disney World! Don’t worry I’ll be rounding up all of my Disney Cruise looks in a separate post since this one will be jam packed! I did my best to find links to everything I am wearing, some may no longer be available but I tried to find dupes! I am going to break it down by park and location…here we go: