Are you looking for a little extra Disney fun this sumer? Head over to the mall for Disney Store Summer Play Days.

Disney Store Summer Play Days
Events take place EVERY day from June 3rd until Septembers 1st. The fun events includes Art of Animation, Trivia Time, Story Time and Showtime. The event schedules various by store and week. I recommend calling your store to confirm events and times, the schedule does vary each week.

The Tucson Mall schedule for next week:

6/15 – Showtime – 4:30pm

6/16 – Art of Animation- 2:00pm

6/17 – Trivia Time – 4:30pm

6/18 – StoryTime – 1:30pm

6/19 – Trivia Time – 2:00pm

6/20 – Art of Animation – 6:00pm

6/21 – Showtime  - 1:00pm

Receive a character button each week, while supplies last.

Weekly Button Giveaway Schedule:

6/2-6/8: Mickey and Minnie
6/9-6/15: Sofia the First
6/16-6/22: Jake and the Never Land Pirates
6/23-6/29: Doc McStuffins
6/30-7/6: Dusty

7/7-7/13: Dipper <– New Planes Movie Character!
7/14-7/20: Blade <– New Planes Movie Character!
7/21-7/27: Windlifter <– New Planes Movie Character!
7/28-8/3: Olaf

8/4-8/10: Olaf & Anna
8/11-8/17: Olaf & Elsa
8/18-8/24: Sleeping Beauty
8/25 – 9/1: Marvel Super Heroes

Have you been to Disney Store Summer Play Days yet?

Disney Planes Fire and Rescue PosterMy kids can’t wait for the new Planes movie, Planes: Fire & Rescue. Last year when the original Disney Planes came out, we were introduced to Dusty the crop duster who wanted to race around the world. This time around he’s joining the world of aerial firefighting which means a whole new cast of fun characters to enjoy.

Last year I made the boys super cute airplanes costumes, Dusty and El Chupacabra after we saw the movie. They took a little time to make but were fairly easy and inexpensive.

Planes Fire and Rescue

Dusty-Costume-Flying (1)

We had so much fun with our airplane costumes, I figured we should make a Fire and Rescue character costume too. We haven’t seen the movie yet, so it’s a tough call on which character might be their favorite but I think I’ve narrowed it down to a few fun choices.

Dipper is a super scooper who scoops and dumps water on wild fires. Plus Dipper is a girl plane!

Blade Ranger is a fire-and-rescue helicopter.

Windlifter is a heavy-lift helicopter.

Disney Planes Fire and Rescue Costume Poll.jpg

Which Planes Fire and Rescue costume should I make?

I love the idea of making a girl plane costume, although Dipper isn’t overly girly anyway so I think my boys would be ok with it. And of course helicopters are different and fun, so I am sure either one would be a big hit too.

Planes Fire & Rescue opens in theaters on July 18th. If your kids are super excited to see the new Disney Planes movie, go ahead and print out these fun (and free) printable Planes: Fire & Rescue activity sheets!

Planes Fire and Rescue

Disclosure: Media provided by Walt Disney Pictures. This post is not compensated.

Disney Side Family Decal

Head on over to Build Your Disney Side to create you free custom Disney Side Family Decal. The site was running pretty slow for me last night because I think half the Disney loving world was trying to make their decal.

You can customize your family in several ways including the clothing and hat you wear, accessories you are holding and family tagline! It was a tough call for me whether I should be holding a churro or Dole Whip! There are also several backgrounds to choose from all iconic images from each of the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Parks.

The free decal is  limit one per household while supplies last. However you can also download your image, I think it’d make wallpaper for your desktop!

What does your Disney Side family decal look like?



Olaf Treats: PEEPS Snowman Lollipops

Do you want to build an (Olaf Treat) snowman?

Use Easter Peeps to create a not-quite-Frozen treat!

Olaf treat ingredientsOlaf plush optional!

Ingredients and tools:

  • Peeps bunnies
  • White Wilton brand candy melts
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Orange gummy candy (I used Starburst)
  • Sprinkles or other decorations
  • Microwave or other method to melt candy
  • Waxed paper
  • Baking sheet

To build your snowman:

FROZEN lollipops

1. Melt candy melts according to package directions in a double boiler, microwave-safe bowl, or a Wilton Chocolate Pro.

PEEPS Lollipops

2. Cut ears off of bunny Peeps and insert lollipop sticks.

FROZEN Olaf lollipop

3. Cut gummy candy into tiny, carrot-nose-shaped pieces (think Olaf!)

Olaf Treat lollipop

4. Dip Peep-on-a-stick into melted white candy. Use a spoon to help cover the whole Peep.

Olaf treat

5. Immediately decorate with candy nose, sprinkles or other decorations. Place gently on waxed paper. Cool in refrigerator until hard (at least an hour).


Kohls giveaway

Have you seen the awesome new Disney line of clothing at Kohl’s? The Jumping Beans Magic at Play collection just arrived in stores last week! Disney Social Media Mom Celebration attendees were each sent a $50 gift card to outfit their kiddos with fun new clothes for Disneyland. AND each attendee is giving away a $50 gift card on their blog. We rounded up a ton of the #MagicAtPlay Kohls giveaway opportunities to make it easier for YOU to enter. Let us know if you win one. :-)

Kohls Giveaway

Have you been wondering about the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration? It’s a small invite-only conference put on by Disney, and this year it’s in Disneyland!

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration

We’ll be there Instagramming, tweeting, and facebooking about the best social media tips, Disney magic, inspirational speakers, and more–so make sure you’re following us!

Karen Heffren

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Desert Chica Ramblings





Becca Ludlum

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My Crazy Good Life