Thursday, May 14, 2015

runDisney Tinkerbell Half Marathon Expo 2015

My day started out very early with a trip to the airport.  After a short delay, I was on my way to sunny California.  My flight landed, I got my bag, caught my shuttle and before I knew it, I was at the Disneyland Resort!  I meet my girlfriends who had already checked into our room and we were off to the expo.  I had my eye on a few must haves!

Once we got to the expo, my first stop was to pick up my race packets.  I got my 5k packet then my Pixie Dust Challenge packet.  I got to the expo around 2 PM, about four hours after it opened.  By this time, the lines had really died down.  After I had my packet, I went after the item I wanted most at the expo--the brand new runDisney New Balance Tinker Bell inspired running shoes.  I am a bit of a collector of the New Balance runDisney shoes.  Lucky for me, I signed up for the "virtual queue" while I was still at the airport that morning.  When I arrived at the New Balance booth, my beautiful new shoes were waiting for me.  To sweeten the deal, New Balance offered free shoe pom poms and wings if you posted a picture on Instagram.

After getting my shoes, I stopped at the official merchandise booth.  Things in the runDisney booth sell out fast!  Some things like the highly coveted wine glasses and coffee mugs sell out in minutes.  I was hoping there would be some items left by the time I got there.  At every runDisney event I participate, I always buy a pin that looks like the medal.  It's a fun little thing I like to collect.  They sell out fast, but I was lucky enough to get one.  I also like to get a Sweaty Band from every race I do too.  This time I got a purple Sweaty Band with the Tink Half logo on it.

I had my new kicks in hand and I got my pins and head band.  I was ready to see what the rest of the expo had to offer.  Samples is one of my favorite things at race expos!  I got some Coppertone sunscreen samples, some GoodSense pain reliever, and some Luna Bar samples.  I stopped by the Sparkle Skirts booth to see what was new.  The girls go taped at the KT Tape booth.  Before we left, we stopped to get our "wings"  After the expo, the girls and I were off to the parks!

A dream is a wish...


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

How to Make Shoe Pom Poms


Today I am sharing a super easy way to make shoe Pom poms. All you need is some yarn, a pair of scissors and your fingers. 
Start winding the yarn loosely around your fingers. The amount of yarn you use will depend on how big and puffy you want your Pom poms to be. 
After you are satisfied with the amount of yarn you have wound around your fingers, very gently take it off. Place close attention to keep the yarn in the shape you wound it. Lay the yarn down and tie a 24 inch piece of yarn around the center. I recommend you tie it as tight as possible. I tied mine twice just to make sure it is secure. 

After its nice and tight, begin to cut the loops. Once all of the loops are cut, fluff the yarn and cut any stragglers. 
Here are my finished Pom poms. I will use the left over length of the center string to tie the Pom poms to my shoes. 
My shoes are all ready for my Tinkerbell costume!

A dream is a wish...


Friday, May 1, 2015

My newest Disney obsession--Pandora!

About a year ago, Disney parks team up with the Jewelry company, Pandora.   I was already a fan of Pandora jewelry, so when I heard about Pandora making Disney jewelry I was thrilled. Every Disney trip I take, I get a new Pandora charm to add to my bangle. Above is the newest charms--exclusive to the Tinker Bell Half Marathon.  I can't wait to get one!