It All Ends Tonight

Y’all all know about my obsession with Harry Potter via my last post.
So I’m sure it is no surprise that I will be attending one of the hundreds of midnight showings of
the last and final film tonight.
I’m heading to the theatre at 9:00pm (yes 3 hours before the movie starts) so we can get good seats for the show.
Earlier today, Ashley (my bff from my previous post) and I, each went to the Hot Topic in our respective  states (she in NM and I in FL) and picked out a shirt that we could wear to the show tonight. 
Unfortunately we couldn’t find the exact same on, but we both got Muggle shirts and will wear them tonight!
We may not be together in person but we will def be together in spirit.
Ashley took this picture at the Barnes and Noble in Las Cruces and I love it:
So true and something EVERYONE should remember!
It all ends tonight and it is going to be one of the saddest and most exciting nights EVER!
Pictures of tonights shenanigans will be posted soon! 🙂 
Oh and if you’re going to an HP midnight showing…….I hope you have a blast! 🙂

Success at Last!

Thanks to one of my very best friends: Monica (you can check out her fun blog here)
I figured out how to salvage our canvases.  
So when Monica and I lived together our sophomore year of college
(that was 3 years ago…scary)
She came up with a super cute way decorate our walls.  
It is like the easiest craft project anyone could do…EVER.
All you have to do is buy fabric and hot glue them to canvases.
Easy as 1…2…3
We went to Joanne’s Fabrics and bought some fun fabric that went with the colors in our pillows and slapped those babies on the canvases!  
We now have a lovely wall decor.

I think I’ve decided that simple is best in the crafting department. 
For me anyway. : )

Epic Fail in the Craftiness Department

So remember a few days ago when I posted about my wonderful day of crafting?
Well we attempted to have another day of amazing craftyiness today.
And let me just say it was a fail of EPIC proportions.
I said last post that our lovely canvases with the Disney lyrics were not finished just yet.  They needed a 
little something else to make them really pop.
Well, Suanne and I decided that something extra would be to outline the letters with brown paint
(special thanks to Megan from Mackey Madness for her thoughts, we took your idea and ran with it!)
then we thought we would Mod Podge the entire thing to give a little glossy look.
Off to Michaels we go.
We return with some brown Sharpie paint pens (they’re awesome btw)
and some Mod Podge.  Now while we were at Michaels and looking at the Mod Podge we thought it would add a little somethin somethin if we got gold shimmer Mod Podge.  
So to make a long story short, we get home, outline all 9 canvases and Suz starts to Mod Podge them.
I ask, “Why is it so gold?”
Suz says, “Oh it’ll dry clear no worries. It just needs to actually dry.”
(20 or so minutes later)
All 9 canvases are not a pretty shimmery color we thought they would be once they dried.  
All 9 canvases are now this really ugly shimmery GOLD color that is completely uneven and barely shows ANY of the lettering we spent all day stamping Disney lyrics on.
We now have a set of canvases that in no way, shape or form can be put on a wall in our living room.  
So yeah….that is where we are at in the craftiness department at this point.  Totally disappointed in our crafty skills.  We’ve both realized that art is HARD.
I would post pictures, but they would just hurt everyone’s eyes, they are so horrible.
Bright side to the story:
  I  think I’ve come up with a way to salvage the canvases.  
And I will only write about it if they are a success and come out AMAZING! 
I hope you’re crafty projects turn out better than ours did and if not please let me know so I’m not the only one who thinks being crafty is hard work! 🙂

Happy 4th of July!

Wishing you and yours a very happy 4th of July!
Everyone should go:
-eat some hotdogs
-watch/set off some fireworks
-thank those who serve in our military to maintain our freedom
-wear red, white, and blue ALL DAY LONG
-watch some baseball
and of course
-spend time with family and friends!
This lovely 4th of July I will be spending the day with this guy:
(and by spending time I really mean working)
.  YAY! But afterwards I’ll be sticking around EPCOT to watch some awesome possum FIREWORKS!
Because if anyone knows how to do 4th of July celebrations right, its Disney.
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday!
God Bless AMERICA!!

Mad About the Plaid

First I’d like to share some pictures:

YAY!! I finally had my first day in costume at EPCOT!  I was super nervous because I was being trained in the DRC room.  (Not too sure what DRC stands for) But it basically is just a phone room.  Where we make dining reservations for guests.  
So if you ever call Disney Dining and you hear this:
“Thank you for calling Disney Dining, this is LANA ROSE, how may I help you?”
That’s ME! 🙂  
I also got a tad bit of experience in our Lobby where I saw a family from Texas! One of their kids even had a Texas State shirt on.  
And I may for may not have gotten ridiculously excited and yelled,
 “GO BOBCATS”
It was awesome.

Craftiness at its Best

Last Sunday both Suzanne and I had off from work.  So we decided it would be the perfect day to have a craft day.  We wanted to do something for our bare walls.  Suz had the idea to paint some canvases and write favorite quotes on them.  Well then we were brainstorming and we thought it would be a good idea to put lines from Disney songs on them!  
Once we had that brilliant idea we needed to get supplies! 
So we headed to Michaels! Now I feel like I should mention that I have never been to a Michaels.  I’m sure we have them in Texas but I’ve never actually seen/been to one.  Not only that but sadly the closest Hobby Lobby (which I love and adore) is 30 minutes away! Yeah, I know, its terrible.
At Michaels we purchased:
 5 canvases for $20
 1 big canvas (for half off! WIN) 
Paint in a pink, orange, coral and light brown (those colors match our couch)
Paint brushes
We then spent the next  8 HOURS, yes I said 8 HOURS, first painting the canvases a light brown color, then we used stencil letters to stencil our lyrics on in the different colors.  
Which Disney movies did we?  
-Robin Hood
-The Jungle Book
-Pocahontas
-Peter Pan
-Mary Poppins
-Meet the Robinsons
-Aladdin
-The Fox and the Hound
-The Lion King
-The Hunchback of Notre Dame
-Hercules
and last but most certainly not least………….
-TANGLED (this one hasn’t actually been made yet, because we’re using the big canvas and 
unfortunately neither Suz nor I are very artistically inclined. So this one had been temporarily put on hold.) 
Funny side note: We had attempted to start the big canvas but then we realized that the D on the stencil we were using was backwards. We both almost started crying because we had been working on these things ALL DAY and the others were so easy and this one was huge! In hindsight though it was pretty funny. Though I’m pretty sure Suzanne will disagree.
Now before I share what we did in pictures, I have to mention that they are not finished.  We still have to dress them up some to make them really pop and be super cute/fun!  

Our canvases painted a lovely light brown color. 
(Which looks like cardboard on our super white walls. FAIL)

Paint, stencils, scissors, and paint brushes that were used.

We love crafts!

Yep that is wine on the table. By hour 4 we needed a drink!


Finished products!

This is where we realized the light brown might not have been a good idea.  Neither was using hot pink and orange paint.  You can barely read it. BLAH!  Oh well live and learn.

This is our favorite.  Oh and those super pretty key holders were made for us. 
Thank you Stumleupon.com
Again, they are not yet finished.  As I mentioned on those white walls the light brown looks a little like cardboard AND you can barely see the pink and orange lettering.  But we will be spicing them up a bit in the coming weeks.  
We had a blast talking, sipping pink wine, giggling, and going slightly delirious from looking at the same colors for 8 hours straight.