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Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Best Friends Book Club Pick - Thirty Days in the Kingdom

It's been a few years now that Karen and I have been a part of this most amazing Disney fan community. A fan base both online and off, its hard to explain to non-Disney folks what its all about and why we care so much about the Disney brand. Which is why I love the new book (and our latest give-away), Thirty Days in the Kingdom. 
It's not in Oprah's book club... yet
Thirty Days in the Kingdom is author Matt Ferrell's attempt at capturing what that Disney Magic is all about-- in, you guessed it, 30 days. For the entire month of September in 2008, Matt visited Disneyland every day and became a part of the throngs of people trying to define and capture pixie dust.

Some days his quest went well; like the time the author was asked to join the Disneyland band as the "Leading Lady" (spoiler: he is not a lady, but still killed it). And some days not so much; we have all had a crap, surly Jungle Cruise guide (where is a young John Lasseter when you need him?).

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Monsters University - WHAT IS THAT SONG????

So we just got back from seeing Monsters University today and I could not get that song out of my head.

No, not the Randy Newman one. I mean no disrespect, but good old Randy could not have composed something this catchy, complicated, and hip. Jazz meets good old fashioned marching band, the song had me searching high and low.

Curiously, it does not appear on the official Monsters University soundtrack. There is only one non Randy Newman track on the soundtrack and considering the song I was searching for appears not once, BUT THREE times, you might think it deserves top billing.

So I googled it. And thank you very much interweb, because low and behold I found it... and immediately downloaded it.

They are the MarchFourth Marching Band and the song is called "Gospel".  They are from Portland Oregon, and from what I can gather they are uber band geeks that also joined Jazz Band and maybe dreamed of joining the circus one day. In other words, awesome.  Maybe Randy was feeling threatend and asked that their song not be included on the soundtrack because he knows he has some serious competition. Whatever the case, it's weird since the Marchfourth Marching Band rocks the house and must be promoted.

So if you see MU and think to yourself, "what the hell is that song. I need it." I've done the research for you, and you are very welcome.

Now go and support them if you live in the Portland, OR area and be sure and tell them they need to make a road trip to Boston.


Friday, June 28, 2013

Sephora Wants To Be A Part Of Your Worrrrrld

Being redheads we are very partial the The Little Mermaid. Growing up I was often referred to as "red" - hated it- and you very rarely saw a redhead in the movies forget walking around Disney World. Thankfully times have changed and the gingers are everywhere and Sephora has even decided to give our favorite redhead her very own makeup line. We love...


The Ariel collection includes:

A 20 shade eyeshadow set that is at the top of my list ( $55.00)
Part of Your World Eyeshadow Palette ($30.00)
Sephora X What Cha-Nail-Callit Nail Lacquer Set ($24.50)
Mermaid Song Lip gloss Set ($38.00)
Kiss the Girl Eau de Parfum ($58.00 / $19.00)
Set the Mood Compact Mirror ($20.00)

All are limited edition and set to be released in July. Check out the names of the eyeshadow palette. It's enough to get you to buy it without even seeing them. I'm also ecstatic that Urusla got her own shade. All hail the Sea Witch y'all

I seriously need to figure out a way to get the artwork on the box into picture form. I LOVE it.

- Blue Lagoon (shimmering blue)
- Scuttle (shimmering pinky beige)
- Flounder (matte nude)
- Sebastian (matte coraly pink)
- Flotsam (deep blue charcoal)
- Sea Shells (shimmering ivory)
- Les Poissons (dusty satin mauve)
- Caspian Sea (shimmering rich turquoise)
- Your Voice (glistening silver pearl)
- Unfortunate Souls (matte lavender grey)
- Atlantica (shimmering sea foam green)
- Fins (glittery mermaid green)
- Sick Of Swimmin' (shimmering opalescent)
- Ursula (pearly purple)
- Sha La La La (matte dark fuchsia)
- Triton (shimmering gold)
- Wanderin' Free (shimmering pink champagne)
- Jetsam (deep teal with dark iridescent glitter)
- Sea Witch (pearly violet)
- Treasure Untold (opalescent pale pink)

compact mirror. Just kiss her will ya!


I think this video would be improved if Davina and I were both in it wearing our mermaid attire, twirling our locks under water....oh forget it..Davina doesn't get her hair wet.

I know where I'll be in July how about you? Whether you're a natural redhead or not it looks like this collection may be the best Sephora has had so far. Now if only they had a dinglehopper.

~ Karen

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