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Disney Holiday Gift Guide

Disney Christmas

The holiday season is upon us and I think we all have a Disney fan to shop for on our list! In some cases, we are that Disney fan on the list. To help make shopping season a little easier, I’ve curated my top picks to gift the Disney lover in your life! And if you are that person, I won’t judge you for it. Read on for my favs!

Classic Santa Mickey Tee

Santa Mickey Shirt

It just wouldn’t be Christmas without a classic Santa Mickey tee. This affordable and adorable cotton tee will put a smile on any Disney lover’s face, regardless of age or gender. Santa Mickey tees for all!

Dooney & Bourke Disney Princess Runway Wallet

Disney Princess Dooney Wallet

I have had a longtime love affair with the Dooney & Bourke Disney Collection. This Princess Runway Wallet is the cutest – high fashion mixed with the spirit of your fav characters. The best combo. Would work for a tween gift or for any female kid at heart!

Disney Mickey Mug Warmer

Mickey Mug Warmer

Never let your coffee run cold with this cute Mickey mug warmer! I’m going to file this one under things you didn’t know you need, but will be thrilled when you get it. Don’t you think it would just look darling on your girlfriend/sister’s desk at work? I do.

Star Wars “I Love You” Mug Set

Star Wars mug

Know a Star Wars lover? The new movie’s upcoming release will be gift enough I’m sure, but you should also pick up one of these mug sets and bring a smile to the scruffy looking nerf herder in your life.

Marc Jacobs x Disney iPhone Case

Marc Jacobs Disney iPhone Case

I’m basically addicted to Marc Jacobs. I love his fashion designs, I love his beauty line, I love his social media scandals. I think he’s amazing. And when I discovered the beauty that is his Alice and Wonderland themed collection, I was hooked again. This iPhone case featuring a print of the flowers of Wonderland is beautiful and a real conversation starter too.

Mickey Charger Kit

Mickey Mouse iPhone charger

I don’t know about you, but I’m always in need of a phone charger. There can never be too many because I feel like I always leave one somewhere. This set contains a heavy duty USB cord, a dock, wall charger and a car charger adapter.

Inside Out DVD

Inside Out DVD

Inside Out was legit the best movie I’ve seen all year. If you somehow missed it, please please please just trust me and pick up a copy. It will hit you in all the feels. It’s a great movie to watch with the family this holiday season, too!

Disney Mickey Marcasite Stud Earrings

Mickey earrings

How pretty are these Mickey marcasite studs? These highly reflective and super stylish earrings make a big Disney loving statement without looking cheesy at all. Perfect for young and old Disney fans alike. Love love love.

Snow White Computer Decal

Snow White Computer Decal

It’s no secret I’m a pretty big Snow White fan. I’m also obsessed with this decal that fits seamlessly on your Apple computer. Get it? Have a bite!

Disney Classic Mickey Waffle Maker

Mickey Waffle Maker

To me, Mickey waffles are one of the most iconic Disney foods, up there with turkey legs and Mickey ear ice cream bars. I can remember eating at Chef Mickey’s at WDW and piling my plate full of Mickey waffles when I was little. With this awesome waffle maker, you can bring the magic of Disney dining to your own kitchen! Get one early and whip up some Mickey waffles for the fam on Christmas morning. I promise it’ll be a big hit!


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The Princess Perspective is Back!

Well hello there, princesses! I know it’s been a while, but I’m happy to announce The Princess Perspective is officially back in action!

As most of you know, my time grew scarce when things got a little busy with my other blog, but I have been missing writing about my second home (Disney!) so much. I figured Walt Disney’s birthday would be the perfect day to relaunch the blog. Happy Birthday, Disney!

I have a lot of fun posts in the works including Disney inspired makeup tutorials, princess themed cocktails, and a Disney street style fashion series! And for the Star Wars fans, we’ve got some good stuff coming up soon to celebrate the new movie. In the meantime, don’t forget to follow Princess Perspective on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

See ya real soon! 🙂



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Tips for a Successful runDisney Marathon

mickeyrundisneyNow that I’m the proud owner of the highly coveted Princess Half Marathon Tiara Finisher Medal, I can confidently share what I learned to better prepare for the next big race. The Princess Half, which celebrated its 5th Anniversary this year, is one of seven annual runDisney races which include other athletic feats like the Tower of Terror 10 Miler and the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, both coming up this Fall. Interested in participating? Here are a few of my tips for a successful runDisney race!

  • It’s never too early to start training. Want to run like a princess next year? Start now! I was pushing it with my twelve week program. Running coach Jeff Galloway suggests a 22 week program for beginners and a 19 week program for more experienced runners. Information on his injury free training programs are available at jeffgalloway.com.
  • Pack extra running clothes. Themed races like the Disney Princess Half Marathon encourage costumes. In true princess spirit, my running costume was an homage to one of my favorite characters, Ariel from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. I accidentally snagged my green leggings down the backside the night before. Oops. Running to the store for replacement activewear is not fun hours before the race. Also, practice running in your outfit before the big day to ensure there are no uncomfortable surprises.
  • Get plenty of sleep. This seems like it should be common sense, but I was watching the fireworks at Cinderella castle when I probably should have been in bed. Don’t get too caught up in the festivities! Plan accordingly and play in the parks earlier. Trust me, that Mickey wake-up call will come quick!
  • Eat a good breakfast. Again, this sounds obvious, but when you’re staying in a hotel and your pantry isn’t at your fingertips, you may not be able to reach for that bagel and peanut butter as easily as you’d think.
  • Train at a pace faster than the requirement. The minimum pace requirement was 16 miles per minute, but if you want to stop for photos with the characters, drink some water, stretch on the side of the road, or take a restroom break, you must make up that time in your race. When you wait in line for 20 minutes to take pictures with Jack Sparrow like I did, you have to play catch up on the course.
  • Have FUN. Seriously, you’re at the happiest place on Earth! Don’t beat yourself up for not running as fast as you wanted to – be proud of yourself for running at all. Don’t feel silly. Everyone is on the same page, sweaty and wearing a ridiculous costume. Embrace it! Your memories will be much happier that way.


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Welcome to The Princess Perspective

Cinderella Castle

Once upon a time, I worked at the happiest place on Earth.

I had the time of my life dancing in parades down Main Street, making dreams come true, and ending each work day with a fireworks show.­ I miss it terribly and go back as often as I can to curb my cravings. To further feed my fixation, I’ve decided to launch The Princess Perspective, a blog devoted to all things Disney.

When I was cast to perform in the parks I was ecstatic, but I was a Disney aficionado long before the Mouse started signing my paychecks. This was thanks to a childhood full of countless road trips (thanks Mom and Dad!) to that fantastical land in Central Florida.

Mickey Mouse

Because of my frequent visitation (and practically living there for quite some time), I really know my way around the World, so I’m very excited to share my tips and ideas with like-minded Disney lovers.

Haters be warned, this will not be a cast member confessional style expose dishing all of the gory backstage details. Because I still value the magic, I won’t go too far in depth with the details of my work there as a performer.

Hint: I was good friends with characters like this…

Snow White

Luke and Leia
I also did some print work for the company during my Disney stint. To get the rest of the FAQ’s out of the way – yes, there is a tunnel under the Magic Kingdom. No, there is not air conditioning inside the fur costumes. And to my knowledge, Walt Disney’s cryonically frozen body is not hiding underneath the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. That’s it! The rest of the dirt is staying in the vault.

I may be retired as far as professional princessing goes, but I will forever be (and always have been) a Disney princess at heart. Going forward, The Princess Perspective will feature Walt Disney Company news, hotel and restaurant reviews, Disney home décor and fashion ideas, as well as park tips and vacation ideas from my experiences, both as a guest and a cast member. Stay tuned for my coverage of the Disney Princess Half Marathon, which I’ll be live tweeting as I run next weekend.

See ya real soon! 😉

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