Saturday, February 18, 2012

(Let's Hear it for the Boys)

We've seen multiple instances of our favorite Disney Princesses as cover girls, and now, their heroic better halves are getting a turn. Take a look at these magazine covers, created by Petite Tiara. Each is more swoon-worthy than the last.

Best headline: "How to Deal with Crazy Sister-In-Laws"

How many of you knew that Snow White's Prince Charming was named Ferdinand? 

The always-handsome Prince Eric looks uber-cool on the cover of Men's Journal

I find Prince Philip to look a bit on the femmy side. Thoughts?

Pocahontas' man looks ruggedly handsome of the cover of Details

Could Aladdin be a candidate for Time's Person of the Year?

Perhaps the coolest of all the covers, The Beast shows his split personality on National Geographic

My personal favorite, the handsome Prince Naveen shines on the cover of Best Life. Jazz music!

To see more and to check out Petite Tiara's blog, visit petitetiaras.tumblr.

Happy Swooning!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

(Hats Off to You)

What is it about an Orlando vacation that drives us to try on all manner of hats? Even as a typical germaphobe, I lose all sense of how many heads each hat has undoubtedly graced, just to get that one photo that will forever live on my Facebook page. I, with the courage that typically only comes with the help of a liquid libation, run straight to the nearest, most wonderful hat and instantly throw it atop my head. It is from that point that I shout to my husband, "look at me, take my photo!" And, if I come to the conclusion that there are too many "hat photos" of yours truly, poor J must step in, and honor those vows that we spoke on our wedding day: "I promise to love and cherish you, and to take ridiculous, embarrassing pictures in Florida." Come to think of it, I wish that had really happened. Vow or not, he does manage to humor me on every trip. So without further ado, take a look at one fabulous hat photo collection:

2006, from left: then-MGM Studios; Epcot's Olympic chapeau; Mickey's Philharmagic; Epcot, again; Rainforest Cafe, Downtown Disney; Stitch's Great Escape! Magic Kingdom 

2007, from left: Team Mickey Athletic Club, Downtown Disney; Rainforest Cafe, Animal Kingdom; "Mexico," Epcot; Raglan Road, Downtown Disney

2008, both at Mickey's Star Traders

2009, from left: Epcot's Mexico; "Morocco," Epcot; Animal Kingdom

2010, top to bottom: World of Disney, Downtown Disney; Brown Derby Hat Shop, Universal Studios Orlando

2011, Disney Cruise Line, Mediterranean 

Do you have any fantastic and/or embarrassing hat photos? Send them on!

Happy chapeau-ing,

Monday, February 6, 2012

(Eli's Going to Disney World!)

My beloved NY Giants have gone and done it again! Today, Eli Manning will be cruising right down the middle of Main Street, U.S.A. in grand style.

This celebratory parade has been a tradition since Disney first started airing commercials featuring the popular phrase, "I'm going to Disney World!" Spoken after winning the big game, these players have not only been from the wonderful game of football, but also from other sports and American Idol.

The series was launched in 1987 with none other than NY Giants quarterback Phil Simms, after winning Super Bowl XXI.

While I have yet to find this year's commercial online, I am sure it won't be long before it blows up YouTube (to be posted here later). What's funny to note is that I saw the commercial for this first time while writing this blog entry only a few moments ago. I can't help but tear up just a bit when I hear those wonderful words.

Happy Celebrating!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

(What to do with no Picnik?)

I'm a little late to the game here as many bloggers and photography fiends have done their fare share of venting about this, but a few weeks ago, I received the most disturbing news to my inbox:

I can't describe how terrible I felt when I read this. As someone who really loves her camera, this is an awful shame. Picnik really held its own among the best of editing programs, and was a joy to use -- incredibly user friendly and equally inexpensive (a premium membership cost $24.95/year).

So...what now? Google+ users will have some features of Picnik available to them, it appears.I don't mind sharing photos with friends on the social media platform, but I would like the option to edit them and download them to my computer as I could with the previous version of Picnik. It isn't immediately clear to me how this new option is going to work.

I would love to hear your suggestions on a great replacement. We have until April 19, 2012 to take advantage of Picnik - I urge you to do so!

And here's hoping that my dramatic sound-off is all for naught - Google did promise bigger and better things, didn't they? Let's hope that they deliver in time for my October 2012 trip to Disney World!

Happy editing (while you still can!),

Saturday, February 4, 2012

(Why Can't We Be Friends?)

I found these great photos on - illustrated by Ingrid Aspock, they show long-time enemies putting aside their differences and spreading the love. Which is your favorite? I bet you can guess mine!

This illustration makes me long for this to come back.
Happy Hugging!