Famous Fairytale Character Inspired Ever After Dolls

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Ever After High Dolls from left to right:
Briar Beauty, Apple White, Raven Queen, and Madeline Hatter.
Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com


Famous Fairytale Character
Inspired Ever After Dolls

 

We’re just hanging out watching the Disney Channel, as per the norm around here, when a commercial comes on for a new line of dolls that are the daughters of some very familiar Disney Fairytale Characters so my Ears perked up! My daughter was into Barbie for maybe a year or two of her 12 years, but that was mainly because of a friend loving them! She about flipped and had to rewind the TV upon seeing this commercial because she just HAD to show them to me! She heard something about the Mad Hatter’s daughter and that was it! Well, I think they’re pretty cool too! Check them out….

 

If your daughter isn’t into the typical Barbie dolls this Holiday season, one of these brand new Ever After High dolls might be just the thing!

Not only are these beautiful dolls available as pictured above in their “school” attire, but they are also available in dressed in their VERY fancy Legacy Day dresses…

Daughter of Sleeping Beauty; Briar Beauty Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Daughter of Sleeping Beauty; Briar Beauty
Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Daughter of the Evil Queen; Raven Queen Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Daughter of the Evil Queen; Raven Queen
Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Daughter of the Snow White; Apple White Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Daughter of the Snow White; Apple White
Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

And just have a look at this pair!

Daughter of Cinderella; Ashlynn Ella {Ever After Royal} and Son of the Hunstman; Hunter Huntsman {Ever After Rebel} Photo Courtesy: EverAfter.com

Daughter of Cinderella; Ashlynn Ella {Ever After Royal}
Son of the Hunstman; Hunter Huntsman {Ever After Rebel}
Photo Courtesy: EverAfterHigh.com

Madeline Hatter is the one on my shopping list this Christmas! Let me know what you think about these gorgeous dolls in the comments below!

DisneySMMoms Celebration 2011: A Day of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living ~ Part Two

DisneySMMoms Celebration 2011
A Day of Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living ~ Part Two

After spending a fabulous afternoon playing at EPCOT, we headed over to World Showplace for a special Magic of Healthy Living press event and dinner. I also had the privilege of attending an informative question and answer session with some of the Disney Channel Stars as well as some other folks involved with the MOHL campaign.

While there, we learned that Walt Disney World has fed over 440,000 guests that have a food intolerance of some sort. We also learned that WDW is changing their options in restaurants to offer more healthy choices to guests. Alyson Stoner joked around saying that cake is an important part of a healthy diet. Then on a more serious note, explained that health is not an appearance but a lifestyle, rather than a fad.

There was also a young lady on the stage named Katie Stagliano who had lots to tell us about gardening at home. She was literally a book of knowledge about growing your own vegetables, entertaining kids while teaching them to eat healthy, and using food as a vehicle to talk about history, science, and culture. I had a chance to speak with her after the session and she was truly an amazing girl. She donates a lot of the vegetables she grows to local food kitchens. She even has her own website called Katie’s Krops! You should really check out her site and read her story!

In between the press conference and dinner, we had a chance to mingle with the celebrities. Our kids have been HUGE Wizards of Waverly Place fans for years and they were INSANELY excited to meet and have a picture with Jennifer Stone, who plays Harper on the very popular series. You can tell how excited Zach is simply by his smile, teeth showing and all!

Next, we met Daniel Curtis Lee, who plays Kojo on The Disney Channel’s Zeke and Luther! Sorry about the blurry/dark pics! They were taken on my blackberry with no flash, but, you get the idea!

The tables for dinner looked so beautiful and each had a gorgeous flower bouquet in the center.

This was our menu for dinner:

Heirloom Tomato Water with Basil Essence and White Balsamic

Fregola, Lentils, Quinoa, and Burgundy Amaranth

Watermelon Radish, Rainbow Carrot, and Quick Pickled Cucumber Summer Roll with Ponzu Sauce

Pan-Seared Poulet Rouge Breast with Heirloom Beans

Paired With

Slow Poached US Wild Caught Striped Bass with Preserved Lemon and “EPCOT The Land” Harvested Greens

Mickey Mouse Polenta with Toasted Flaxseed

House Made Multigrain Baguette with Edamame Hummus

I have to admit, when I saw this, I was a bit scared. I didn’t really *get* what most of it was.

Our kids ate the Mickey Mouse Polenta and their carrots but that was about it. My hubby and I picked at some of it, but it wasn’t really our cup of tea. So, we went and grabbed a quick service meal at La Cantina De San Angel on our way out to the Illuminations Dessert Party location, but not before Mickey and his friends came out to play with the Disney Channel Stars for a bit!

After all of the dancing was finished and people were starting to head outside, Molly spotted Kenton Duty who plays Gunther from The Disney Channel’s Shake It Up and made a new buddy for the rest of the evening!

We were excited to go to the special Illuminations Dessert Party where they had all sorts of healthy choices that were really good! Every time I looked for Molly, she was standing in the middle of a group of the Disney Channel Stars, but RIGHT next to Gunther always!

We have always enjoyed Illuminations at EPCOT and this night was especially wonderful! What a great way to end another fabulous Disney Social Media Moms Celebration!

Disclosure: I paid to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. In exchange for my registration fee, I received deeply discounted rates on hotel, park tickets, events, meals, and swag. I am not required nor was I asked to write about the events by Disney or any other party affiliated with the event. Thoughts are 100% my own.

Disney Junior – Where the Magic Begins!

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Disney Junior – Where the Magic Begins!

 

Playhouse Disney has undergone an “extreme makeover” and Disney Junior will make its grand debut on Disney Channel February 14, 2011! Disney Junior is devoted to children ages 2 to 7 and their families.

Disney Junior will encourage parents to join their children and immerse themselves in the Disney experience of magical, musical and heartfelt stories and characters, both classic and new, while incorporating specific learning and developmental themes. Some of the classic favorites that will be a part of Disney Junior include “Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,” “Handy Manny,” “Special Agent Oso,” and “Imagination Movers”. Here are some of the brand new series you’ll be able to enjoy:

*”Jake and the Never Land Pirates,” an animated adventure combining new and classic Disney characters Captain Hook and Smee (“Peter Pan”).

*A series of Disney Poetry Shorts which showcases poems for children set against classic Disney animation.

*Two short form series, “Mickey Mousekersize”, hosted by Mickey Mouse himself, which will focus on the fun of exercising and encourage children at home to get up and move with their Disney Pals, and “Special Agent Oso: Three Healthy Steps,” to encourage healthy lifestyles for preschoolers and families as they watch a live-action kid demonstrate three healthy steps to exercising and eating right.

*”Babar and the Adventures of Badou,” an updated version of the classic “Babar,” that introduces King Babar’s energetic eight-year-old grandson, Badou, and friends as they explore the world of Celesteville.

*”Tinga Tinga Tales,” a vibrant animated adventure inspired by traditional African animal folktales and the art of Tanzania.

To stay updated on all the happenings of the new Disney Junior, head over to Facebook and “like” the new Disney Junior Facebook page!