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#Disney Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Set to Open May 28th

7 dwarfs mine train

It has been YEARS in the making, but we have an official open date for the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Ride… May 28th this new attraction will be open to the public and YES FastPasses are available!  I was able to snag 2 fastpasses for David and I tonight, the My Disney Experience site and App both have been wonky all day due to the huge amount of people attempting to get their fastpasses for opening day.

Disney held their media event for the new attraction over the last few days, so the ride IS FUNCTIONAL and complete!  There may be a few soft opening days and opportunity for cast members to ride coming up, but make sure you mark your calendar for May 28th if you want to be one of the first to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!

#TBT 2.20.14 1st Trip to Disney World!!

Some of our funnest memories are from our vacations to Disney World … before we moved here.  I remember the first time I took Colton to Disney, it was a very SPECIAL thing for us.  It was a great getaway from all the stress I had in my life at the time, and it was so awesome to see his smiling face.  I was so happy to be there with him and it warms my heart with happiness every time I think about it :-)

We take photos of him on Prince Charming’s Carousal every time we go.  Here is Colton on the First trip to Disney on the Carousal:
1st Trip to Disney CarousalAnd for comparison, here is him in December when we were at the Christmas party:
Now CarousalSo much growing, and so many memories :-)

Valentines Day Chocolate Frogs

Looking for a Cute Treat to make for an upcoming Valentine’s Day Celebration?  My friend posted this idea to Facebook and I decided to give it try.  Here is a Basic How To Make these Yummy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Frogs.  Also, if you are hosting a #DisneySide Party with a “Princess and the Frog” theme this definitely fits well with that.

Valentine's Day Frogs

What you will need:
Mini Pretzels
Double Stuffed Oreos
Wilton Green Chocolate (or White Chocolate with some green food coloring)
Candy Eyes (Wilton makes them and you can find them at Walmart)
Red Candy for the tongue (I tried a variety, the best I found were licorice or sour patch kids)
Wax Paper
Crisco (optional)

Chocolate Covered Frogs

Step 1: Melt the chocolate and if you used white add the food coloring.  I was lucky to find one pack of green Wilton Candy Melts at Walmart.  I had to use white and food dye for half since I ran out.  I like the color of the Wilton Candy Melts- they were a more fun green than when I added the food dye.

Optional- If your chocolate is not thin enough to dip in, add some Crisco!  I did not do this with mine and I am slightly disappointed in the way mine turned out.  But if the chocolate were a tad thinner, I would have LOVED them :-)

Step 2: Dip one pretzel in the chocolate and set on wax paper.  Chocolate Covered Frog 1Step 3: Dip another pretzel in chocolate and set on wax paper next to the first one.  Make sure they are touching.  These will be your frog’s feet.
Chocolate Covered FrogsStep 4: Dip your Oreo in chocolate and put on top of the pretzels.
Valentines Day FrogsStep 5: Add your Tongue.  This can be any red or pink candy.  I used Sour Patch Kids because I had a few.  I also used Twizzlers, those worked well.  I cut a point to make it look like a tongue and stuck it in the chocolate.  You may need to hold it in place for a few seconds :-)
Valentine's Day FrogsStep 6: Add the eyes.  There are a variety of eyes.  I went with basic.
Valentine's Day FrogsThey would have turned out a bit better if I thinned out the chocolate more FOR SURE.  (Learn from my mistakes!)  But I do think they turned out cute.  You can put them in little baggies and make baggie toppers like these:
Frog Bag Tags