Must Do Disney (according to the Eads Family)

Good Morning Disney Lovers!

We have people ask us all the time what we would reccommend as OUR “MUST DO list”. So, we’ve made a list of quite a few of our favorites to help those families out. So, here ya go! Email us at any time for other options or if you want us t come up woth a plan to suit our family, just let us know. We would be glad to do so!

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Disney MUST Dos according to the Eads Family!

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Thomas Kinkade Disney Prints

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Does your family love Thomas Kinkade’s Disney Dreams Collection? We, sure do! Let’s be honest, they aren’t the cheapest investment, but if you’re like our family, you want them ALL! So, here’s a tip we have found easy, affordable, and a lot of fun too. I (Madison) truly enjoy sitting down with a good cup of coffee (preferably Disney’s Jeoffrey’s coffee :)) and a puzzle. It’s relaxing! We go out and buy 1-2 Thomas Kinkade 750 piece puzzles at a time. Once, I finish them I paint them with Modge Podge puzzle glue and frame them. We aren’t quite sure where to put them just yet, but we are working on it.

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Directions:

1.) Once, you have finished the puzzle, carefully place wax paper under the puzzle. the wax paper should be at least one inch longer than the puzzle all the way around. This way when you paint it won’t get on your table. Completely paint/ coat the puzzle. Don’t worry about streaks. You won’t be able to see them once it’s dry.

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2.) Let dry for at least 3 hours, before flipping over. I like to let mine dry over night yo be safe.

3.) Once the front side is dry, flip the puzzle over and pain the back side. Completely coating the puzzle. Again, don’t worry about streaks.

4.) Now, you’re ready to frame. We, found these beautiful brown frames at Hobby Lobby. They run around $40 so, wait until Wednesday’s when frames are 50% off. That’s the best way to go. Hobby Lobby also, has a free app with a 40% off coupon everyday. The coupon can not be used with sale items, but If you can’t wait for the frames to be marked down, then use the coupon.

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We hope this helps make your Disney decor a little more affordable and beautiful! Have a magical day everyone!

Our Pirates League Experiece at Magic Kingdom Park!

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So, obviously we are HUGE pirates fans, therefore, we finally took advantage of the Pirates League at Magic Kingdom with 4 out of 5 of us. We had so, much fun and it was all around a great experience that we would recommend to any family as a whole. This experience is not just for kids. It’s absolutely for adults as well. Afterall, Disney does bring out the fun, kid-like, excitement in us. So, why not take advantage of it and have fun?!?

Prices vary with this experience depending on what type of makeover you choose.

Mom and I chose the mermaid package which starts at $39.95. Very reasonably priced for the experience you get. What do you get?  A mermaid makeup pallet, the mermaid hairstyle and color changing hair clip that changes color in the sun, mermaid necklace that matches your hair clip, mermaid nail polish, mermaid sash, and are able to participate i the daily pirate parade is you wish. All, of these items are placed in your own personal pirate treasure chest for you to take home. So, much fun!

Boys Packages start at $34.95. Our guys chose the First Mate Package:

Tim chose the Captain Jack option and Trent chose the Cursed Pirate option.

What do you get with this package:
Of course you get to choose from several facial makeovers, reversible bandana, a pirate earring and eye patch, sword and sheath, a temporary tattoo, pirate medallion necklace, personalized pirate oath, an official pirate name, and participation the daily pirate parade if you wish.

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One of the best parts of this whole experience is the private photo shoot you recieve after your pirate transformation. SHHHHH! It’s a secret pirate place which you should never share with anyone…. WHOOPS! :)These pictures are put on your magic band just like a photo pass picture. This is really great if you have memory maker. You’ll have lots of pictures to choose from.
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Reservations:
The Pirates League
Reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance of your trip, yet sometimes you can get lucky and find open reservations later on. They stay busy, so be sure to make your reservations early to be sure you’re in!
To call and make a reservation: (407) WDW-STYLE OR (407) 939-7895

Have a magical day everyone!

Eads Family hosts a Disney Cookout!

We, loving hosting fellow Disney lover gatherings, at our house! It’s always a fun time!
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IMG_3814Last, night we invited one of our favorite familes over, the Montgomery’s, for a Disney-fied cookou. We filled out night with:  fellowship, Flame Tree BBQ Chicken and fixin’s, caramel apples, Mickey Rice Krispy Treats, and our latest Disney vacation video that Trent makes us after each trip… which was over an hour and a half long. We love reliving our fun times in Disney through pictures, videos, and our favorite Disney music. We, all had a blast and can’t wait to do it again!

 

 

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Flame Tree BBQ Rub:

I know some of you may be wondering, “Where is that recipe? I need that recipe!!” Well, here ya go! This recipe is enough for 6-10 pieces of chicken. If you were like us last night, an had 11 people over, we had around 20 pieces of chicken, so we just doubled the recipe. :)
Click this link for that post >> Flame Tree BBQ Rub Recipe and Directions <<

 

 

 

 

Caramel Apples:

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We, all want our caramel apples to turn out like Disney’s. Warm, gooey, and LOADED wth sugar. So, we have been experiementing for a while with trying to make ours just right. We, are please o announce: WE FOUND THE PERFECT MIXTURE! :)…….

What you need:
1 box of the Caramel apple kit mix
and one back of caramel bits
A cookie sheet sprayed down with cooking spray

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Directions:
Before, you get started, stab your apples with skewer sticks and place them in the fridge. The mix says the caramel sticks to the apples easier when they are chilled. Next, Do exactly what the kit mix says to do. Once, your mix comes to a boil, then add one bag of caramel bits and stir until completely melted.Then you can start rolling your apples in the caramel completely coating them. Use a spoon or spatuala to help coat the apples. Place your apples as you coat them on your sprayed cookie sheet. After, you’ve finished all of your apples, place them in he fridge for about an hour to allow them to set in. Then, take them our when you’re ready to serve!

 Rice Krispy Treats:

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 We, used the original Rice Krispy Treat recipe and directions and cut each Mickey out with a cookie cutter and WAHLA!
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ENJOY!

Have a magical day everyone!

Disney Pin Collecting

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As most of us already know, Disney is HUGE with pin trading. Well, some folks, like me, don’t trade. :) I am super needy with my pin collection and never have traded. My thoughts on trading are…why pay the high price for a pin and later trade it for a pin that might not be as equal value? That’s just me though!

I (Madison) have been collecting Disney pins since Disney first started the Disney pin trading back in the year 2000. Was 8 years old at the time. Since our family takes a trip to Walt Disney World every year, I come home with no less than 10 pins each trip, sometimes more… ALOT more, but who’s counting right? :)

I started off with the lanyards and such,but due to my collection growing tremendously, I graduated to putting my pins in “pin books” which you can now find at any pin station on Disney property.
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My favorite place to shop for pins is at ” Disney’s Pin Tarders” at Downtown Disney and under the Sorcerer hat at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Theme Park.

 

I now have 5 books full of pins that won’t close properly, because of how full they are. I have over 600 pins in my collection now and don’t plan on stopping my collection anytime soon. It’s just too much fun! reliving each trip through my pins is what make it worth it for me!

Here are just a “few” of my pages from my pin books…

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This is just one of my Disney collections. What are yours?