Tuesday, March 11, 2014

March Findings

So today we (my parents) and I went to 3 NEW thrift stores in Southern New Jersey on the way to the Philadelphia Airport to drop my dad off.

 First was a Good Will, followed by Salvation Army and then a new one called "Red, White and Blue Thrift Store." I found Disney items at all 3.
The first good Will, I found a vintage Pooh Lamp, and a 25th Anniversary Refill Mug. The lamp doesn't come with it's shade. I still don't know whether or not it works but I will try it out tomorrow. 


The second good will, we found 3 shot glasses / tooth pick holders. One from Castaway club, one from Test Track in Epcot and the 3rd was from Disney's Hilton Dog Head Island Resort in South Carolina (which I haven't heard of). Then I found 2 Tower of Terror Glasses for $0.50 each. 

The 3rd I didn't buy much but I did find 2 snowglobes that were broken. The only thing I got was this Elf Minnie Mouse Plush.

I forgot to post last week's findings which I will update here. I found 3 awesome findings. The first was a Strobe Light that goes from pink and blue.

The second finding was a Disney World glass jar. I was stoked about this because I was thinking about getting plain one from Ikea but finding this was even better than the plain one. Awesome.

Then the 3rd finding was an extreme lucky find. I play Disney Infinity somewhat and found one of the new Disney Infinity Frozen Characters. The only down side was that it does not have the trading card with her. But what matters is that I saved a few bucks on her. I pre-ordered the blu ray with the Elsa character so now I will have both characters. 

I also found 2 watches but I will show case them another time.

Monday, February 17, 2014

A February Update

I apologize for not updating as often as I should. You guys probably thought I forgot about this blog. No I haven't forgotten.

We have had a lot of snow from the beginning of February which I just wish would go away. After shoveling cars out 2-3x a week, it gets pretty tiresome and pretty much downright agitating. lol.

Anyway, since my last update I found many Disney items. Especially today but did not buy. The good will had a few Donald Duck Statues for $60.00 each, along with a Lenox Mickey Mouse for $9.99. They also had a Mickey Mouse bank for $5.00 but I found everything to be way too much...yes $5.00 is a bit expensive for a 2nd hand bank.
So what DID I buy?

Here a few.
In January I found this vintage Kermit the Frog Plush:

. I call it vintage because he looks old. He doesn't have that smile upon his face like the current kermit the frog. His tag reads from the 70's or 80s. BTW: I'm looking forward to the new upcoming Muppet Movie.
The second thing I found was this frame:

Not too old, but I don't remember seeing it when I was in Disney the last time. The price tag of $12.99 from the parks is still upon it. Don't worry, I didn't spend that much on it. lol.

The 3rd Disney I found was this cute snack box that I have never ever seen before:

According to the description, someone paid $5.96 for the kit that only consisted of: water, juice, saltine crackers, raisins, napkins and stickers.
Many people the stickers that came with the kit is the stickers that the cast members give out for free today. But I want to know why would anyone pay practically $6.00 for saltine crackers? They are the easiest travel foods on the planet. lol.

My last find in the previous months is this cute adorable yeti:

(Sorry for the cluttered room).
Isn't he just the cutest? I remember they sold him and other yeti's in the Animal Kingdom in the Expedition Everest gift shop I believe as well as Downtown Disney.
That's about it. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Disney World 2014

Disney World Trip 2014

So today 01-21-2014 I just booked a Disney Vacation for May 3rd to the 8th. We'll be staying at Pop Century (as always) unless we win the lottery between now and then. lol. But I don't see that happening... unfortunately.

Anyway we have the dining plan and i'm trying to make ADRs as I publish this. I got reservations at Raglan Rd for the first day because we won't have any park tickets for the first night. Then it's Kona Cafe the second, night and Coral Reef for the 5th of May. Yey.

I am trying to pick 1 new restaurant for this trip. I really wanted Be Our Guest for dinner but it was all booked already...I guess we can try it for lunch. lol. Soo. the question is where are we going to eat at for our new restaurant?

I am looking forward to a few aspects of this trip, such as Magic Bands. I wasn't too thrilled with the recent announcement of the paper fastpass system going away. But I guess I will have to make with what I got. lol. I'm looking forward to seeing how this new Fastpass+ works. Also I'm looking forward to the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, which I highly believe will be open by the time we get there. ::Crossing Fingers::.

Also, I'm looking to trade Pins and Vinylmations while I am there! I have many pins I need to trade that I bought for a Disney pin trading meet up from meetup.com that I quit. So yey.
That's about it.

Friday, January 10, 2014

I was framed!

So yesterday January 08,2014 I went to 3 Good Wills. At the first one I found an old version of Kermit the frog. He looks a bit...weird. I didn't take his pic yet but I will.

At the 2nd Good Will i did not find anything. They do have 2 Mickey Mouse vase that look like Ice cream cake but the paint is really chipped off. Not worth the $2.00

Then I decided to go to the 3rd good will which is where I found this beauty:

I remember when I saw them at the parks. $12.00. Wow. It's not even metal. But anyway, I snatched it for $2.99!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Baking with the Mouse

So last week in 2013 I found this awesome Disney cook book from Disney World that someone originally bought $19.99. I bought it for $2.99. Wow. I still can't believe what people will donate.

The cook-book is from the 90's and refer's to "Finding Nemo" as "The Living Seas" in Epcot which was the attraction prior to Finding Nemo. lol.

So today, 01-03-2014 I decided to try a dessert from Epcot, simple Chocolate Chip Cookies from "The Land." It called for 1/2 cup of shortening which I switched out for butter.  The dough does not look so good but they do taste really really good.

One of my projects either this weekend or next week is to copy the pages in the book so if we decide to make something another time we don't run the risk of ruining the cook book. I am also hoping to make more recipes of the book.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Saving Mr. Banks --- A Movie Review

Saving Mr. Bank's.

Normally I would be posting a trailer for Saving Mr. Banks, but seeing it got way more emphasis than it really truly deserved in my book, I decided to put a picture of Mr. Disney with Julie Andrews and Mrs. Travers.
Just returned from seeing "Saving mr. Banks." I don't know what to say about this movie. I guess you can say I'm speechless. As I was going into it all whole heartedly, come on, I bet you did too with all the talk and emphasis on this movie.

I expected a whole nother movie entirely. Anyway, I left the movie in tears, literally. But the reasons may not be simple.
Did I get sad when Travers father died? Yes
Did I get teary when I saw Travers (Thompson) in tears? Yes.

Many other aspects brought me to tears after seeing the movie and many of you might think it's a bit funny or stupid. Another reason I was in tears myself, was because of Tom Hanks version of Disney. Many people think he wasn't good but to me, he was. I guess it's because I see (the real) Walt Disney as a role model. He, an adult, had a mind as a child but still had the morals and physical being as an adult, in the 60's.

This made my thinking, more clearer...I was simply born in the wrong decade.
Back in the 60's as the movie was themed seemed simpler. People were simply more "kind hearted." I guess some people still are, but in my life, they don't exist. I would have loved to meet Walt Disney as my dad once did at Disneyland back in the 60's. I wondered what it was like to shake Walt Disney's hand or just to stand in the same room and get his autograph. Yes, my dad met Mr. Walt Disney and yes he got his autograph on an E-Ticket booklet, which has simply "disappeared," from this universe, since we cannot find it. I yearn for that E-Ticket booklet hoping (and wishing) it is still among the things at my grandparents house. Not only because he signed it, but because it was once "held" in the hands of Walt Disney.

I know you are probably saying I shouldn't praise Mr. Disney as if he was some kind of Saint, but in my eyes he's pretty damn close.

Anyway, back to the movie. I thought it was a Good movie, sadly not as a triumph like the commercials emphasis it to be. But, I will probably buy the DVD none the less.

My Rating 3/5

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Review Of Disney's Frozen --- Movie Review

So I was debating today to see "Frozen." I am so glad I did. I can't say enough good things about this movie. It was filled with soo many beautiful songs that I might actually have to buy the sound track too. lol. Idina Menzel (who voices Elsa) sings beautifully. If you don't recognize the name Idina Menzel, you might when you see "Enchanted."

Anyway.... I am a sucker for the classic Disney movies such as Beauty and the Beast which is my all time favorite. I think eventually this movie will be considered as a classic....someday. (I hope). I really loved this movie so much. It will keep you on your toes (mentally speaking). There seemed to be surprises behind every door.

Hmm. Anyway. That's about it. FYI: There's a mini movie prior to the start of this movie. It's funny...and unique.

I give Frozen 5 stars out of 5 stars. This is a movie I will actually have to own...or rent a few dozen times. lol.