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Top 3 Reasons for Any Season – Basq Skin Care “It’s a Small World” Collection

Published June 9, 2014 by Disneyways.com

Have you heard the buzz about the exciting collaboration between the Basq Skin Care line and Disney? Want to win a free set for yourself?

In addition to many other products, Basq carries a wonderful line they call the “It’s a Small World” collection. The Basq company was very generous to send me some samples to try so that I could give you my honest opinion. Since then, I have already bought another set for myself, one to give away to one of you,  and one for my beautiful niece, who happens to be expecting a baby in August. Can you tell I am in love?!  These products are fantastic for expectant mothers and babies,  but they also have qualities that any woman can enjoy in any season of her life. Here are my top 3 reasons why you may want to give the “It’s a Small World” collection a try!

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1. These products are sensitivity and allergy tested!

Some people are allergic to even the purest foods and products, but it is good to know that the Basq line is clinically tested if you tend to be sensitive. Not  just the “It’s a Small World” line – but all Basq products – are Paraben-free, Phthalate-free, SLS Free and not tested on animals. Basq really has a passion for bringing you skin care that is safe, nurturing and of the highest quality. Having tried the products for myself – I can tell you this passion really shows! The scent of the “It’s a Small World’ line is extremely light – and gentle enough even for a baby’s delicate senses. It’s perfect for every day use and, in my opinion, would not compete with other scents you may want to wear if you are in the mood for layering fragrances.

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2. Everyone can use a little luxury at a price that won’t break the bank.

This line is classified as a luxury skin care collection, but surprisingly, it doesn’t have the exorbitant cost one might expect. Basq is sold online and in fine maternity and baby boutiques across the country, including Saks.com, A Pea in the Pod and Destination Maternity, and even outside the US in various international locations. When money is no object and luxury is key – celebrities like Heidi Klum, Christy Turlington, Marcia Cross, Sheryl Crow (and more!) are using this line to keep their head to toe glow. Hey, if it’s good enough for Heidi, it’s good enough for me!

Here’s more exciting news! Right now you can save an additional 35% on your Basq Skin Care “It’s a Small World Collection” just by typing in DISNEYWAYS at check out! Basq just made it even more affordable to add a little pampering and luxury to our day. Not just for the rich and famous, this is a line that all of us can enjoy!

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3. The Art of Mary Blair…

The packaging of the “It’s a Small World” Collection displays the original colorful and playful artistry of Mary Blair. Most Disney fans will recognize her name and association with the mid-century artwork created for the classic Small World attraction that we all know and love.  Mary Blair was one of Walt Disney’s favorite artists. Walt personally responded to her use of color and the storytelling aspect of her art, but especially to the underlying emotion it encompassed. Iconic Disney animated films from 1943 to 1953 – such as The Three Caballeros, Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan all had the Mary Blair touch. You can also see her work in large-scale theme park murals such as the one you can find to this day at Walt Disney World’s Contemporary resort located here in my home town of Orlando! Owning these beautiful products is like keeping a little piece of  the Disney magic right in your vanity drawer.

So there you have it, my top 3 reasons why I think you will love Basq Skin Care – no matter what season of life you are in.

Click HERE to try it for yourself – and be sure to enter DISNEYWAYS at check out for your 35% off discount!

I wanted you to be there with me when I opened the products for the first time  – so I asked my 17 year-old “baby” to film this video. 🙂  Obviously I am a nervous wreck on camera and this is not my best work, but hopefully you can pick up my honest reaction to everything, and feel a little more confident if you decide to give them a try. Have a magical day!

If you are reading this post before June 15, 2014 you can click HERE find out how you can enter to win your own set of Basq skin care for free!

Follow along with my niece, Tanya, as she writes about her pregnancy at Florida Hospital’s 40 weeks with me!

Enter to Win a $200 Disney Gift Card and Disney Themed Prize Pack!

Published March 1, 2014 by Disneyways.com

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That’s right! It’s our biggest giveaway to date! One person will win it all and it might as well be you!

During March of 2014 you can enter to win a $200 Disney Gift Card

and a Disney Themed Prize Pack! Total value $470 for one winner!

Our thanks to these wonderful companies for helping us make this giveaway possible!

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CLICK HERE TO BE TAKEN TO THE RAFFLECOPTER SO YOU CAN ENTER!

Contest ends March 28, 2014 

Tokyo Disneyland Exclusive: The Magical Dreamlight Wand

Published December 6, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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All of these photos came directly from Trish our Tokyo Disney correspondent! Here’s what she had to say:

“During Episode 80 of the podcast Tony wondered why Tokyo Disneyland uses the Magical Dreamlight Wand instead of the Glow with the Show Ears. There are two reasons that I can think of, with the first being that the person who purchased the wand can actually enjoy seeing the wand as it changes colors along with the show. The second reason has to do with the show viewing rules and courtesy to others. Before the show starts there is always an announcement asking guests to remove large hats and head bands so as not to block the view of others.”

In an effort to fulfill our mission of bringing you Disney news from around the globe – The Disney Parks Podcast is super excited to introduce a new segment to the news each week that will get you up to the minute on what’s new at Tokyo Disney Resort AND Tokyo Disney Sea! Because many of us may never get to visit the park in person, we are delighted to bring just a little bit of this amazing park to YOU!

Our wonderful Disney Parks Podcast Correspondent Trish – is an American girl living minutes away from Tokyo Disney Resort. She enjoys going by bicycle when the weather is nice! Having grown up in Florida and going to WDW each year of course she loves going to Disney Parks! Trish hopes everyone enjoys her updates from Tokyo Disney Resort and that they will inspire people to visit! For photo updates from the resort please check out Trish’s twitter account @DreamSweetsLove – and we will also be posting links to her periodically on all the Disney Parks Podcast media outlets! Thank you Trish for these amazing photos!

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Joanne’s Stay in the Cinderella Castle Suite

Published December 4, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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There is only one hotel room INSIDE all of The Magic Kingdom…the Cinderella Castle Suite. The Cinderella Castle Suite has become the dream experience for a few very lucky Disney fans and celebrities. In just a few short years, it has attained the cult-like status of exclusive Club 33 restaurant or Walt’s Apartment in Disneyland, and rightfully so, as it’s arguably more exclusive than either of those locations. Recently we had a very special guest on our show who was able to stay in the castle suite during the month of September 2013 and we know you will be super excited to hear about her experience just like we are! Click the photo below to be taken to this episode of the Disney Parks Podcast! Our thanks to Joanne for this wonderful interview!

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Faith and the Magic Kingdom and a FREE GIFT! Today only!

Published November 23, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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Author Randy Crane Pens New Book ”Faith and the Magic Kingdom”

What makes Tom Sawyer Island unique and how does it set an example for taking risks as a Christian?
You can find out this answer and more in Randy Crane’s newest book that will be launched on November 15, called Faith and the Magic Kingdom. This book strives to connect spiritual faith lessons with Disneyland Park while helping to enhance the guest experience by allowing them to have a greater appreciate for “The Happiest Place on Earth.” Readers will see Disneyland in a brand new way as they experience true life in Christ, becoming more fulfilled along the way.

Lee Cockerell, a retired executive Vice President of Walt Disney World Resort says, “No matter what your faith is, you will find Faith and the Magic Kingdom interesting, educational, and inspirational.”

Randy is offering a few perks for those who pick up a copy of this book, and today is the LAST DAY! For those who buy a copy of the book during that window, either Kindle or paperback form, and emails Randy a copy of their receipt to bonus@faithandthemagickingdom.net, they will receive a PDF copy of his first book, “Once Upon YOUR Time: 7 Strategies for Gaining Control of Your Time Through a Tour of the Magic Kingdom”, the audio book of Faith and the Magic Kingdom (as an MP3), and a 1-hour “Faith and the Magic Kingdom” audio walking tour of Disneyland.

Randy is also donating all proceeds from the first 100 books sold during November 15 – 24 to the Special Olympics.

Randy is so convinced that people will love and be blessed by this book that if anyone buys it during launch week and hates it, all they have to do is email him and he’ll buy it back from them at the price they paid.

With this book, Randy wants to share that what we experience in every trip to Disneyland–whether we realize it or not–can have a significant impact on our lives.

With the Holidays coming, Faith and the Magic Kingdom will make the absolute perfect gift!

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About Randy
Randy grew up not far from Disneyland, and his experiences there were just as influential on him as was his upbringing in the church. In the midst of his upbringing two things that remained regular parts of his life: his ability to write well, and his faith. He went to Bible College and became a pastor.

While in his early 20s, he realized that Disneyland was the place where he could “recapture my childhood.” The more time he spent there and got to know it, the more valuable it became to him and the more he wanted to learn. It, and its creator, Walt Disney, became an integral part of him, and he was able to use the park as a teaching tool, a writing inspiration, and a resource.

He started his journey with a single sermon and realized that there was much more to this than he’d previously thought. In July of 2010 he began blogging it at FaithandtheMagicKingdom.net. Last year he published his first book, Once Upon YOUR Time: 7 Strategies for Gaining Control of Your Time Through a Tour of the Magic Kingdom. Faith and the Magic Kingdom is his second book.

For more information about Randy Crane or his new book, Faith and the Magic Kingdom, visit faithandthemagickingdombook.com

To learn more or to schedule an interview with Randy, please contact: Randy Crane at randy@faithandthemagickingdom.net

Get your copy of Faith and the Magic Kingdom HERE

 

An Interview with Belle in Episode 79 of the Podcast!

Published November 20, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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It’s hard for me to believe I am even writing this, but yes, it’s true! We were very fortunate that the awesome Julie Nathanson, current speaking and singing voice of Disney’s Princess Belle agreed to come on the Disney Parks Podcast as our very special guest. Julie is warm, sassy, funny, and she has so many wonderful qualities that you would probably expect from Princess Belle herself. There is so much feminist controversy over the Disney Princesses and my very favorite part of the interview was hearing Julie put into words how she feels about Belle, and why Belle’s character is a wonderful example for young girls. Julie has such a beautiful way of expressing herself that I admire so very much.

More great moments during the interview include:

  • The story of how Julie got a part on a soap opera, which one it was, and what character she played
  • What it has been like to be the voice of Belle, and how she got the job
  • Julie sharing how she feels about filling the shoes of the amazing Paige O’Hara (the original voice of Belle)
  • There is so much MORE to Julie besides playing Belle and it’s awesome to learn how versatile she has been in her career. Some of her other roles may surprise you!
  • I couldn’t sweet talk Julie into singing for us on the air but you can click HERE to hear a sample of her singing as Belle on iTunes
  • The always exciting rapid fire questions!

Here are some ways to tune in:

You can catch Julie’s episode by visiting DisneyParksPodcast.com directly from your computer. Look for the small grey circle with the sideways white triangle inside. Click on that circle and make sure your speakers are on. The show will begin immediately.

Please head over to iTunes and subscribe! This will give you access to each episode as soon as it is released.

What’s New at Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2013

Published November 7, 2013 by Disneyways.com

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Are you ready to find out what’s new at this year’s Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party? New information about offerings and changes for this year’s party are exciting and I couldn’t wait to share them with you. Our thanks to WDWNewsToday.com for this information!

New This Year:

Jingle Cruise! That’s right – Disneyland is no longer the only place you can see cool attraction “overlays” themed for the season. Check out all that’s coming to the Jungle Cruise (I mean JINGLE Cruise!) beginning this Friday.

Mary Poppins, Bert, and Penguins will meet guests in Fantasyland!

This year treat stations will be marked with new giant, inflatable Candy Canes. They won’t actually talk, but they will look something like this:

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Never before seen merchandise.

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A new Photopass Option is coming too! The Rose Garden Photopass Stop will have a real red Christmas Ornament with the event name on it. Below you will find concept art, but at the party the ornament will actually be real.

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For the first time ever – the Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas backstory!

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Check out the least crowded dates to visit the party HERE. Dates and pricing for the party can be found HERE.

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