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My 2016 Overview

While writing this I've got a heavy cold and my life is crazy, if you haven't been following me on instagram you wouldn't know that my Nan is got taken into hospital on Christmas Day and she's still there..so Christmas didn't actually happen in my life, and my life & year has been crazy, yes I had some amazing times & moments but I tried to plan an overview of my year and just realised so much craziness has happened I just couldn't, so this is as close as I could get.
I'm in middle of planning a 'What I got for Christmas' post but taking photos and other things are just getting in the way at the moment but I'm sure it will come! 

Biggest Accomplishment of 2016

In January 2016, my family decided to get a dog. I was TERRIFIED of dogs. I couldn't go anywhere that could have a possibility of a dog like a park and I couldn't go round people's houses with dogs..I can't even explain how crazy my fear was. My sister has always wanted a dog and found the most adorable golden retriever puppy called Izzy, we all fell in love instantly. I remember going to see her and being petrified and when she came home with us in the car I cried and thought I'd made the biggest mistake ever. I can now say I LOVE DOGS & IZZY! Izzy has been my rock this year. I honestly don't know how I would have gotten through this year without her, she is my best friend.

Best Memory of 2016

I was in a very dark place in the middle of this year, honestly I nearly went to hospital twice over my mental health. My biggest wish was to go back to Disneyland Paris as I feel HOME there. It's a feeling I can't explain but it feels right inside me..kinda like how Moana feels home on the ocean...
Of course I'd love to go to the other bigger Disney parks but Paris is the nearest, it's my home park so that was my wish. My AMAZING parents made it come true as they booked me a short stay with my Dad in August. I had the most awesome time, it was magical. We dined in the big Disneyland Pink Hotel with characters, watched shows & met loads of characters including my all time favourite Peter Pan. That was my best memory, meeting Peter Pan & going to Disneyland Paris, it just gave me a new lease of life.

Biggest Obstacle of 2016

 This is a hard one. Honestly my biggest obstacle of 2016 has been myself & my autism. I love my autism, it makes me special but it also makes life incredibly hard & difficult to live. Last year I really embraced my autism and realised all it's amazing quirks that it gives me but I feel this year I've felt alot of the drawbacks. I've really struggled to keep going but luckily I have an amazing family, who support me in everything I do. I can't thank them enough.

What I'm looking forward to in the New Year (2017)

I'm very lucky as next year I will be going back to Disneyland Paris in the summer with my family to celebrate my 18th birthday (even though my birthday is in March!). I'm so excited!! I've started planning & I can't wait to get things in motion. I just can't wait to see that beautiful castle again. 
I'm also looking forward to spending another amazing year with my little furry friends, Izzy the Golden Retriever & Fig the guinea pig..and of course all my family.

That's my 2016 overview, short but sweet. 
I'm so happy to be blogging again, it just feels right. 
Happy New Year!

I'm Back!

Guess what?! I'M BACK! 
If you didn't know over the summer I made a new Disney blog but I just couldn't connect with it as much as I have with this one so I'm back for good!
Of course my other blog still exists with all my posts even though I picked some of my favourites and posted them on here (below) for you if you haven't seen them before. 

I can't wait to get back to posting about all my favourite things from Disney & Ever After High to My Little Pony & Barbie! 
And as you can probably notice this blog has a new look. I decided that since it's nearly a new year I'd love a new look for my blog. I used this template on my other Disney blog and loved it so much that I just copied it over! 

I'll be posting real soon so make sure you follow me on my social media to find out when I post :)

Disney Secret Santa Swap

So today I'm carrying on from my own Blogger Swap to a Secret Santa swap, which was set up by my amazing instagram friends @katedoesdisney, @disneyinparticular and @alexburgers
My gifts came from @taylorburgess13 and I love them so much that I had to share them with you! Now if you already followed me on instagram you will have probably seen the gifts but if not you in for a great treat :)

Firstly I will share the stunning card she sent me with a beautiful picture of the Disneyland Paris castle at Christmas taken by the amazing Laura Knighton. Laura is also known as @thatdisneylover on instagram, twitter. She also has a Youtube channel, which is awesome! Anyway, the picture is stunning. 

Next is an adorable postcard of my favourite place in the Disney universe, Neverland! This postcard is made by the wonderful Lizi, known on instagram as @disneyisalwaysagoodidea. Lizi makes postcards for all different Disney locations printed on a logo just like a tube station. I love this so much and hope to get more in the future so I can put some of my favourite locations up in my room!

This piece of art is also made by Lizi from @disneyisalwaysagoodidea and I LOVE IT! Rapunzel is my favourite princess and this is just stunning. Lizi takes pictures from Disney books & art and make little decorations. You can't see on the picture very well but it's covered in glitter too! You can buy these from here Etsy shop here! She is currently closed for Christmas but will be back up & running soon :)

Lastly are the most beautiful pair of ears I've ever seen. These are no ordinary ears though as they are handmade by Lola Hancock on instagram, known as @lubyandlola. I've been wanting a pair of Luby&Lola ears since I first followed them but never got the chance but here I am with my first pair! I LOVE THEM SO MUCH! As you can see they are Belle inspired with gold glitter & yellow bow with small rose detail. I can't wait to wear them to Disneyland Paris next year when I go for my 18th! I'm also sure I'll be buying more especially Tinkerbell, Rapunzel & Marie pairs, I feel a collection coming on...! You can buy Lola's ears on Etsy here! She is currently closed for Christmas but will be back up & running soon :)

I love my gifts so much and once again can't believe how nice & amazing people I only know online can be! Thankyou so much Taylor if you reading this :) 

Disney Blogger/Youtube Christmas Gift Swap

This year I was asked by my friend Dan to help organise a blogger/youtube christmas gift swap! I jumped at the opportunity as I love gift swaps and christmas! Today is reveal day and everyone who particpated will be posting on youtube, instagram or on their blog in the next few days heading up to Christmas. 

I was super lucky and my presents were from my good friend Tracie, also known as @trixiebell_85 on instagram. You should totally check out her instagram as it's full of Disney magic! 

Now onto the presents! They came wrapped in amazing Frozen paper and I couldn't wait to see what was inside...

I'll start with the non-disney thing first, which I thought was super sweet as I didn't expect anything MLP but I LOVE it! It such a cute calendar and I can't wait to display it in my room. I love all the little pictures and it includes all the mane 6, which is so rare!

 Next up is this super cute princess keyring with Cinderella, Belle & my personal favourite Rapunzel! I can't wait to put this with my other disney keyrings in my room and display it with all my princess things. I also love the backing card with all the little princess scenes :)

 I love this awesome figural pen from The Disney Store. It's part of the new range called 'MXYZ', they do all different random stationary bits and I love this pen! I'm going to put it on my desk as she is such a cute figure anyway. I love the pink aswell, as pink is one of my favourite colours. 
A useful item with a touch of disney :)

 Last up are my favourite things, which are the Moana Tsum Tsums! I missed these on release day and was really sad but I'm so happy now as I have Moana & Pua!! Pua is the cutest thing and he was the one I wanted most so I'm so happy to have him in my collection. I also collect princess tsum tsums so Moana was needed and she is so detailed.

I LOVE MY PRESENTS! I was so taken back & overwhelmed when I open them as I couldn't believe a person that I don't actually know other than online, could be so friendly & generous. 
Thankyou so much Tracie if your reading this!! 

Can't wait to do this all again next Christmas! 

My Disney Plush Collection

I was wondering what to blog about today and decided on sharing my plush collection with you! Over the years I've collected quite a few plushies and this isn't even all of my Disney ones as I have older ones from WDW that my Dad bought years ago. These are the plushies that I have in my room on my floor & on my shelves, so here we go..

Gaston | Belle | Beast | Peter Pan | Tinkerbell | Rapunzel | Anna | Elsa | Snow White

I'm going to start off with my shelf plushies. These are some of my favourites as they are mostly the soft dolls. They include some of my favourite characters from Gaston to Elsa! I think the detail of the clothes and faces on these dolls are lovely too, they are a great gift for any Disney fan! Beast is extra special to me as I bought him in Disneyland Paris this year. I also love my Frozen dolls as Anna was the first I ever got and I remember The Disney Store were sold out of Elsa for months and she came online one day and I rushed to get her!

Thumper | Stitch | Baymax

These are my random plushies as I like their characters but they aren't favourites of mine, though in plush form they are all adorable! I bought Stitch when I went to Disneyland Paris for the first time and fell in love, which was weird as I didn't have anything Stitch previously. Thumper was on a special offer when I bought him but I love him so much, he is so cute!! As soon as I saw Baymax in the Big Hero 6 trailer I knew I loved his design, so cute & simple. I knew the plush would sell out as soon as the movie came out so I bought him just before and I'm glad I did!

Ariel | Sofia the First | Tramp | Lady | Olaf

I love my Ariel and I got her for my birthday one year, the only annoying thing is that she can't sit on my shelf because of her tail! I LOVE her red long soft hair though. I also have a tiny Sofia the First as she is so small and I love her dress. I only recently got Lady & Tramp in the 'Buy 1 get one for a £1' sale, which was just too good to resist! They are two of my favourites now. Olaf was one of my first plushies and he actually sings! I remember getting him when I went to Oxford Street Disney Store for my birthday :)

Pua | Medium Donald Tsum Tsum

Pua is just THE CUTEST THING EVER!!! I saw Pua for the first time and knew I needed him! Pua is the softest little pig in the world and I love him so much!!! I also love my Donald Medium Tsum Tsum. Donald is one of my favourite classic characters so I obviously need him in every form :)

Marie | Pluto Pillow Pet | Donald Duck

Another favourite character of mine is Marie, she is just so girly and classy. I love how soft her plush is and the detail on her bows. The Pluto Pillow Pet is actually from Disneyland Paris a few years ago and I haven't seen them anywhere else in the UK, which is kind of sad as I'm sure they would sell if they put them in the Disney Store. I use my pillow pet every night and it so comfy. As I said before, I need Donald in every form so here is classic Donald. He was another recent purchase and I LOVE his little outfit!!

Rapunzel Toddler | Tinkerbell Toddler | Elsa Toddler | Anna Toddler

These are the original toddler/animator dolls that they started making a few years ago. Recently they changed them to a new design but I much prefer these as I find them cuter. Sadly I only have four and would have loved more but I'm happy with the four I have. I love how detailed but small these are too.

And that's my Disney Plush Collection! Not as big as some people's but plush aren't my main collection so I'm happy with what I have. I hope to get more in the future..well as many as my floor can handle!

Disney Princess Mega Figure Set Review

Yesterday I went my local Disney Store and totally fell in love with this Disney Princess Mega Figure Set so I knew I had to buy it especially after putting it on my Christmas Gift Guide! Luckily it's still in the Black Friday sale (till today!) so I got it for a great price. This retails at £44.99 in the UK but I got this for £25 in the sale, which I'm so happy about.

The set includes 20 figures from all the different princess movies. Now you can get these princess figures normally in two different smaller sets but the cool thing about this set is you get the sidekicks/animals too from Jaq & Gus to Rajah. It includes every princess up excluding Elsa & Anna, which is awesome as sometimes some of the princesses get left out of certain products.

The princesses & sidekicks included are:
  • Snow White & Forest Animals
  • Cinderella & Jaq and Gus
  • Aurora & Forest Animals Dressed as the Prince
  • Ariel & Flounder and Scuttle
  • Belle & Philipe 
  • Pocahontas & Meeko
  • Mulan & Mushu and Cricket
  • Tiana & Naveen
  • Rapunzel & Pascal
  • Merida & Angus

Most of the princesses sparkle as they are painted with glitter! The details on each princess are great and each pose really captures each character to the fullest.  This would be the perfect present for a Disney fan as it includes such a range of princesses, some that hardly get noticed anymore. Whether it's for a young child or an older fan, I think they will love it! It is perfect to keep in box as the box itself is so pretty or to take out and play with or display (like I am!). 

 I think this set is worth the RRP price of £44.99, with the range of figures and detail but as I said in my Christmas Gift Guide, I'm sure you can get this for less coming up to Christmas as The Disney Store always has some kind of amazing offer! 

Click here to buy this amazing set!

 I wanna know whose your favourite in the set?
Mine has to be either Snow White or the Animal Friends dressed as the Prince!