Where’s Mickey Vera Bradley Hipster Giveaway


Where’s Mickey Vera Bradley Hipster Giveaway


Fall has been real busy around here, but I wanted to take some time to partner with some of my Disney Blogging friends to offer you a fabulous Vera Bradley Hipster purse in the popular “Where’s Mickey?” pattern!

Vera Bradley’s “Where’s Mickey?” Hipster is a fun Hidden Mickey patterned bag of bold blues and greens. It features numerous pockets and has a generous adjustable crossbody strap with a zippered closure. It’s the perfect bag for a day in the parks.


Win It!


  • One Jackie’s Magical Moments reader will win a Where’s Mickey? Hipster Style Bag by Vera Bradley. See the actual bag in the picture above.
  • The giveaway will run from now until 10//19/2014 at 11:59 PM Central Standard Time.
  • No purchase is necessary to enter.
  • The winner will be chosen by random number generator via Rafflecopter after verification of entries and notified by email. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. To officially accept the prize the winner must reply by email within 24 hours. Make SURE to include a valid email address that you check regularly.
  • Any taxes or other charges that may be part of the prize are the winner’s sole responsibility.
  • The giveaway is open to United States residents over 18 years of age and you guarantee that you are eligible by entering.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any giveaway.
  • This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or Pinterest.
  • We were not compensated to participate in this event. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements.

Entering is easy through the Rafflecopter form below:

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Do you have a Vera Bradley bag in your collection? What style is it? Tell us in the comments section below.

This Vera Bradley Giveaway is brought to you by the following Disney Blogs! Be sure to check out their sites!

Deb @ Focused on the Magic
Lin @ Disney Mamas
Sean @ DisneyDaybyDay
Diane @ Can Do It Mom
Julie @ Run, Walk, FastPass, Repeat
Jodi @ Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
Lisa and James @ Home is Where the Mouse is
Didi @ DIStherapy
Beth @ A Disney Mom’s Thoughts

Best of luck and have a Pixie Dusted day!

Happy Birthday, Donald Duck!


Hi, everyone! Today is a really special day for a really special Duck! It’s Donald Duck’s 80th Birthday! I thought I’d share some pics with you of some of the fun times my family has had with Donald over the years.

Be sure to check out all of the other fun in today’s blog hop by clicking on the link below!





Disney Frozen Games, Crafts, Lyrics And Recipes!


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Disney Frozen Games, Crafts, Lyrics And Recipes!

New Disney Jumping Beans Clothing At Kohl’s

Disney Jumping Beans

New Disney Jumping Beans Clothing At Kohl’s

While packing and getting ready to head out to the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in California, I heard about a brand new line of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse themed Disney clothing that was coming our way from Jumping Beans and I was really looking forward to checking it out.

Thanks to Kohl’s and the new Disney apparel by Jumping Beans capsule collection, I was able to pick up some pretty cute pieces for my niece and nephew featuring their favorite Disney Characters. My daughter was thrilled to come with me to help pick out the perfect outfits.

You can tell by the look on my nephew’s sweet little face that he was pretty excited with our choice! He proudly showed off his new threads when he met Mickey Mouse. He’s got that side-eye down pat too! <.< Look out, Mom!

Eldon Jumping Beans Collage

We also picked up a great little outfit for my niece who is also two and a HUGE fan of Minnie Mouse! I can’t wait to hear how excited she is when it arrives in her mailbox!

Olivia Jumping Beans Collage

I was really impressed with the selection at my local store and the quality of the clothes is just what I’ve come to expect from Kohl’s. The back of the little outfit for my niece is just as cute as the front! I absolutely LOVE the little Minnie Mouse detailing on the back pockets! This new playful and practical clothing is available for infants, toddlers, girls 4-6X and boys 4-7 at a great value.

We sure had a lot of fun choosing outfits for the little ones in our family and the great news is, I’m giving away a $50 Kohl’s Gift Card so one of you can go shopping with the little ones in your family!

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment telling me who your favorite Disney Character is! The winner will be chosen and announced on April 23, 2014 at midnight. Good luck!


And the winner is…….


Congratulations, SarahAnn Lewis!

Did YOU See Maleficent?!


Did YOU See Maleficent?!

As I was teaching a ballet class this week one of my students burst out with, “Did you see Maleficent!” To which I was quite happy to respond with,”YES! And I get to blog about it!” So put your curly horns on people, and here we go!

Last Sunday during the Grammy Awards®, Disney had a surprise for its fans: a super awesome sneak peek at its upcoming film, Maleficent. Everyone watched on the edge of their couch cushions as this familiar villain took on a new face.   Maleficent, played by Angelina Jolie, is a dark fantasy prequel to Sleeping Beauty, where we are supposed to learn more about this villain’s side of the story than we did before.  The film will be released to theaters May 30th, 2014. If you missed it the first time, or just want to view it for the 32nd time, here is the film tidbit that everyone is talking about:

Yah, THAT’S what we are ALL talking about! Consider yourself officially informed. Now, I will give you just a minute to click to your Google calendars and write “Maleficent date night” on May 30th. ……….. Ok, back!

So were you intrigued by the sneak peek’s background music? Me too! Good news! In an effort to increase our anticipation (which is totally working btw), Disney has also released the Lana Del Ray’s rendition of “Once Upon a Dream” featured as a free download on Google Play through Monday, February 3rd.

In general, sneak peeks and trailers of all kinds seem to get my head spinning with questions, and Maleficent is no exception… starting with, Angela Jolie’s makeup artistry. To be honest with you, my first reaction was, “Holy Cheekbones, Batman!” But really, the whole costume, makeup included, is REALLY fabulous. But it got me thinking about the original Maleficent. Wasn’t her face a shade of green in Disney’s 1959 movie? Will we get to see her skin turn green? Or is this pale but not green face just the modern interpretation of her character?

Speaking of which, I love, love, love, the artistic imagery themes that have been chosen. The images are very much rooted in the original style of Sleeping Beauty, paying a deep respect to its mastermind, Eyvind Earle. But at the same time, a fresh interpretation is given as well. I love especially the green, wispy evil magic visuals. Well done director, Robert Stromberg. This will be a wildly artistic movie and likely an amazing experience to watch.

Is it May 30th yet?

What was your favorite part of the sneak peek?

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Check out the MALEFICENT Official website

Tour Around the Kingdom FLASH Giveaway on Facebook

I’ve teamed up with some Disney blogging friends to bring you a 24-hour tour of FUN!

I am giving away a “Live Like There’s No Midnight” plaque from Hallmark’s awesome line of Disney gifts!

LiveLikeTheresNoMidnightPlaque copy

To enter to win, head over to my Facebook page and like this status. Then, leave a comment ON THAT POST telling me your favorite off-the-beaten-path activity at Disney Parks. You’ll get bonus entries for sharing the pic/giveaway on Facebook too!

Once you have entered, head over to the Love Our Disney Facebook page to see the fun they’re giving away. There are 12 in all and I’ve listed all [but one] of the prizes below:

Love Our Disney http://facebook.com/Loveourdisney
Prize: Little Mermaid Blu-Ray/DVD combo

Big Fat Panda http://facebook.com/pandavisionvideos
Prize: Brand New Vinylmation

Living With the Magic http://facebook.com/livingwiththemagic
Prize: Mickey and Minnie Mouse Chalkboard Count Down to Disney

Magical Mouse Schoolhouse http://facebook.com/magical.mouse.schoolhouse

Disney Babies Blog http://facebook.com/disneybabiesblog
Prize: 2014 Unofficial Guide to WDW (Or DL – winners choice)

I Am a Disney Nerd http://facebook.com/IAmADisneyNerd
Prize: “101 Disneyland Tips” by Cam Bowman book

Gluten Free and Dairy Free at WDW http://facebook.com/gfdfwdw
Prize: Mickey Ears

The Adult Side of Disney http://facebook.com/theadultsideofdisney
Prize: Large Mickey Mouse Mug with hot cocoa mix and a Mickey Nerd tree ornament

Temporary Tourist http://facebook.com/temporarytourist
Prize: WDW 2013 Scrapbook Kit

Disney Musings http://facebook.com/disneymusings
Prize: Brave Little Tailor ornament

Disney Dose http://facebook.com/disneydose
Prize: Prep & Landing: Totally Tinsel Collection

The Tour starts at 6:00 p.m. Walt Disney World time 12/8 and runs until 6:00 p.m. Walt Disney World time 12/9!

Have fun and best of luck!

This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Facebook.

Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

Since today is Mickey’s special day, I thought I’d share some photos over the years of our family meeting The Big Cheese! Wow, the kids have grown up so quickly! It seems just yesterday that we met Mickey Mouse at his house in ToonTown at the Disneyland Resort!

Mickey, Mom, & Dad









Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

Win A $100 Disney Gift Card For The Holidays


Win A $100 Disney Gift Card For The Holidays


Hi, everyone! I’ve once again partnered with some blogging buddies of mine to bring you a chance to win a $100 Disney Gift Card! On top of this great giveaway, my Dragyn friend has been working really hard to provide some pretty awesome products this year for her annual “Dear Santa…Love, Dragyn” event! Read on for all the details….

DragynAlly has been really good this year and she’s sharing her wish list with the world in the “Dear Santa…Love Dragyn” holiday gift guide. Featuring over twenty giveaways from brands that are good for guys, dolls, adults and kids the Dragyn’s Lair is coming at you with fun and exciting products for all ages! Products from the likes of Safari Ltd, May Designs, and Playmates Toys.

Starting today you can have the chance to win books, toys and personalized gifts. There’s even a resort stay at the Valley Forge Hotel and Casino. A fan of more “grown-up” fare? Then you can win a gift certificate to go towards a bottle from Plagido’s Winery or a cool product from Curvy Bride NJ. From now until December 11th you can enter to win these great products and even a gift card for $100!

DragynAlly wants to help you find the hottest, coolest, and sexiest gifts for the holidaze season in time to make your shopping list before Black Friday even rolls around. Now you’ll know what to ask Santa for this year or have the perfect idea for a gift to make a special someone’s wish come true! So come on over to the Dragyn’s Lair to see all the fun!

We’ve got a simple Rafflecopter entry for you again! Wishing you all the best of luck!

Thank you: The Fronkensteen Lounge MapleMouseMama DISTherapy Pursuing the Magic Magical Mouse Schoolhouse Jackie’s Magical Moments Return to Disney Tricia Ballad Author My Pixie Dust Diary

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Who Wants To Win Some Disney Christmas Souvenirs?


Who Wants To Win Some Disney Christmas Souvenirs?


Those of you who know me, know that Halloween happens to be my VERY FAVORITE holiday and the fact that the folks at Walt Disney World make it last for almost TWO months? Well, that’s the best ever. But the instant Halloween is over and the last Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is over, it’s Christmas at Magic Kingdom Park!

In fact, the very first Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party was held on November 8th and the Park is looking very festive all dressed up in its Holiday finest! I can’t wait to go down and enjoy a few of our family’s favorite activities like watching it “snow” on Main Street USA, touring the monorail Resorts and looking at the amazing Gingerbread House creations!

We were never able to visit Walt Disney World during the Holiday season before our move across the country. We’d come once a year and usually chose to come in the Fall because of Free Dining promotions that were available. Well, now that we live in Florida, we head over more often so we get a chance to take in all of the gorgeous sights and sounds of the season.

If you’re not heading to Walt Disney World this Winter season, have no fear! I’ve teamed up with some of my blogging buddies to offer you a cheery prize pack full of Disney Christmas Souvenirs! We’ve got a real simple Rafflecopter entry below.

One Lucky Winner will receive a Walt Disney World Holiday Popcorn Bucket, a Walt Disney World Holiday Coffee Mug, A Light-Up Mickey Mouse Necklace and a pair of the all new Light-Up Mickey Ears!

Best of luck to each of you!

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Wordless Wednesday … Showing More Of Our Disney Side


Wordless Wednesday … Showing More Of Our Disney Side

Focused on the Magic