It is a new year and that means that it is time for new things! It seems like during the New Year, everybody starts out with making a resolution list, filled with goals and things they would like to accomplish in the upcoming year.
If you are anything like me and have the goal to add some more Disney in your life, or wasn’t even sure that that could be possible if you live far away from the parks, then this list is for you!
1. Get a Disney Calendar/Planner
Since it is a new year, there is no better time to purchase a new calendar or planner, and what better one to get then to get one about Disney. When I was walking through my local Target, a couple Disney calendars caught my eye.
You can also get a Disney calendar from Walmart, or any other large department store. Or, if you are looking for something specific, you can always look online on Amazon, as well as Etsy, for a more homemade touch.
I know that my personal favorite Disney calendar is one that goes out every year by Thomas Kinkade, and it features one of his Disney pieces of art every month.
It’s not just calendars, you can also find an assortment of planners at a local department store with a Disney touch. However, if you are looking to save some money, you can go online and find printable Disney planners for free, or you could even create your own in a word document by getting a planner template and then adding some Disney images or clipart.
2. Add Some Disney into your Cooking!
Your kitchen may seem like the last place to add Disney touches, but in fact, you can add quite a few in almost any place imaginable. If you find yourself near the parks, head into some of the bigger stores down Main Street.
There are a few stores that will have an entire area designated for kitchen items, everything from plates, cups, and salt and pepper shakers, to napkins, bowls, and utensils. One item that I found in my most recent trip to Disneyland were some adorable measuring cups that featured the fab. five characters!
Also, be sure to start off your morning right and serve yourself some coffee or tea in a Disney mug instead of a plain one. There is an assortment of mugs at the parks, but you can also do an online search for one as well.
If you aren’t near a park, that’s okay too! Ever thought about how great it would be if you could eat a Mickey shaped waffle in the morning? Well you can!
You can order a mickey waffle maker from the Disney Store, or a Mickey toast maker from Amazon for only $20!
If you find yourself good with a sewing machine, try making an oven mitt or pot holder, but with Disney fabric. You can also find amazing DIY Disney crafts on Pinterest that you can incorporate into your kitchen.
3. Open the Pages of a Disney Novel
If you are a book worm like me, then you will find yourself always in search of a good book. Did you know that there is an assortment of adult and young adult novels that are by Disney?
If you are looking for a gripping tale on what would have happened if Aladdin never found the Genie’s lamp, check out: A Whole New World: A Twisted Tale. There is also a book series that focuses specifically on the back stories of Disney villains.
So far there is one about the Beast, the Evil Queen, and Ursula. I have read a couple of these books and they are phenomenal. You can go to the Disney Publishing website and check out all the books that they have to offer.
4. Grab Some Colored Pencils and Start Sketching!
Another thing to do when you are not at a Disney park is make a little art yourself. If you enjoy freehand drawing, try looking up a Disney character and sketching from the image.
However, for most of us that would just end up drawing some scribbles, there are a ton of Disney adult coloring books to do! I purchased a great Disney Princess adult coloring book from Costco, but you could also go to your Barnes and Noble and check out what they have as well.
Disney carries a variety of adult coloring books that include Disney Villains, and Disney Animals, but you can also get adult coloring books for a specific movie, like Moana or Frozen.
To find out all the coloring books that Disney has to offer, you can look on books.disney.com. If you just want to draw the classic Disney characters without any of the fancy artistic designs, try getting a regular Disney coloring book, or printing out coloring pages online.
C’mon, we all know that we can do these books much more justice than a kid’s scribbles, right?! To sweeten the Disney deal, listen to some Disney music while you are enjoying a good coloring session.
5. Snuggle Up and Watch a Disney Movie
It is certainly no surprise that watching a Disney movie would be on this list, because how can you get more Disney than that?
Sometimes we forget to take a little time out of our busy lives to relax and watch a movie, so if you have a wide collection of DVD’s, try to pick out one that you haven’t seen in a while and pop it in the player.
Or, make an event out of it, and have a couple friends come over in their pajamas so you can all watch together. Also, if you want to up your Disney game, create a snack that goes with the movie’s theme, and enjoy it while you are watching the movie, like caramel apples for Snow White, or snow cones for Frozen.
So there you have it, 5 ways to add a little Disney into your life in 2017. In the comments below, let me know which one of these tips you can’t wait to try this year, and as always, have a magical day!
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