Sunday, March 14, 2010

A positively perfect princess day!

You know by now that I am a HUGE Disneyland fan; I truely believe it is the happiest place on Earth! I must share with you an unfortunate tale, however. You see, I have always been an Ariel fan....she is *my* princess and try as I might, I have never been able to get a photo with her at Disneyland. :( I've come close....she's had to leave for this parade, or that, while I was still standing in line a couple times. I've seen her from afar more times than I can count, but an actual picture together? Not so much.
Now living so close to The Mouse House is a crime in this case, but not today! Christopher and I enjoyed a fabulous breakfast at Cal Baptist University, where I was able to enjoy both tater-tots and an ICEE (like honest yto goodness ICEEs in 3 different flavors), as well as many other typical breakfast foods together.HA!

After too many waffles and cups of magical ICEE mixtures, it was off to the mouse place by way of packed freeway. An accident slowed us down, but we still made good use of our time in the car chattering about random-ness (a favorite passtime). I so enjoy doing somethign and nothign with this man of mine, I can NOT belive I really get to keep him for a lifetime! :)
After taking a trip back to teh 80's with "Captain EO: The Tribute," Christopher and I took some lovely pictures around the wishing well, where we had never ventured before.

When the line was too long at Small World, we decided today might be a good one for facing the line at the Princess Walk. If you aren't familiar with this part of teh park, it is a photography opportunity where you can walk through various stations to meet/greet with a set of four mystery princesses. The problem with the walk is you do not know who is going to be in there by the time you get up to the front of the line beacause 1) you can not see inside and 2) they are continuously rotating them through so they can get a break from all that standing and smiling. :) We didn't bother asking who was inside, so we chanced it! My most amazing fiance was ever so patient in line for goodness knows how long, surrounded by wee princesses who were not so patient, or well behaved for that matter. I was SO excited when it was our turn to go order of appearance:
Snow White was sweet and quiet.

Cinderella was chatty and enthusiastic.

Ariel immedaitely noted my red hair and said we coudl be twins :) I explained the whole Ariel/picture ordeal and she decided that for such an occasion, I needed princess posing lessons.

Jasmine was reserved, but not without attitude! LOL

I left just as giddy as the little princesses I stood in line with! To top it all off, I found this awesome "Princess Deluxe Scrapbook Kit" for $24.95 at the booth outside of the Princess Walk and I was able to use my Annual Passholder's Discount on it as well...WOOT!

The princesses included Ariel, Jasmine, Cinderella, Snow White, Belle and Aurora. Each princess gets a variety of letter/image stickers (will probably only use the letter stickers, a FABULOUS sheet of cardstock punch out die cuts, frames, and tags, and then several sheets of coordinating patterned paper. At the end of the book, there are also some papers with all of the princeses included together. Do you LOVE it?

I think the price was very fair for what I got in the kit and the quality was up to par. The only part that seemed "cheesy" were the stickers...the material wasn't very thick, though all of teh images are lovely and teh letter stickers for each character are totally useable. The image stickers did have a white mat around them, but the letter stickers did not. :) The contents of the kit are all bound together with a spiral binding with perforated pages within, and with a hard cover on the front and a hard back book, which is fairly convenient for taking to crops. If you plan on visting Disneyland, keep your eyes out as I saw several other styles of these books/kits in Downtown Disney at "World of Disney" as well. The photo processing store on main street carries a selection of albums these days, but no longer the punches and eyelets and scissors that it used to. If you are on the look-out, you will do best for scrappy supplies at "World of Disney" in Downtown Disney, outside of the park.
I hope this helps a few of you out in the future!Thanks for dropping in and check back soon as the 2nd trimester has ended, report cards have gone out, and I am ready to get back to my new Gypsy and Cricut projects! :)
Hugs and HOOTS,
<3 Alicia


  1. Alicia, I'm glad you had a great day. I can't wait to see the layout with Ariel. The picture is so cute. Thanks for sharing! Oh by the way my favorite is Cinderella, Isn't her voice so cute? Shari (cricutrookie)

  2. I am so happy to see you and see you are feeling better. Hugs from me!!!!!Come back to us soon.

  3. Congrats on meeting your princess!!! You look adorable in the pics...we are Disney junkies too so I can totally relate!!!

    Glad you are feeling better,

  4. oh my god how much fun did you have??? wish I was there!!! now off to complete your scrapbook so we can see the pics x x

  5. Oh I am so happy for you to get to meet your princess, I would have to agree Ariel is my Fav too,with Belle a close second. I was hoping to go to Disney last Dec, but did not make it, maybe this year.... can't wait to see what you create!!!

  6. Woo Hoo! I'm so glad yuo finally got to meet Ariel. We're Disney addicts too. So much so that my daughter took her new husband there for his frist trip for their honeymoon in November. She's a redhead too, and cast members kept calling her Ariel, which thrilled her to death because Ariel is her fave princess, too. Over in Adventureland, as they walked by a Pirates of the Caribbean wearing their bride and groom Mickey ears, the CM said to her DH "You got the redhead!" She loves retelling that story!

    Great trip report! TFS!