Wednesday

Disney Store: One More Day, Today!

Are you celebrating #Disney24 at home, living vicariously through everyone's tweets and picture posts? Why not shop The Disney Store in between tweets? The Disney Store is offering "One More Day" shirts and hoodies today only! Free shipping on orders over $75.00.CLICK HERE!



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Tuesday

Disney Wordless Wednesday: Kilimanjaro Safari

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Come along and join the fun! Link up your Disney Almost Wordless or Wordless Wednesday posts, make new Disney friends, visit with old friends, see some great pictures at 
with me, Debs Dis @ Focused on the Magic  
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This week's Wordless Wednesday picture is a little different. I started the week off posting on Beth's On Safari in Harambe series, and that got me into the safari mood so I thought I'd continue the Kilimanjaro Safari Adventure.  I couldn't decide on just one photo for my calendar shot, so I made a photo montage of a few. 
I realized while doing this project: 
#1 I need some serious help with my scrap booking! 
#2 I have enough animal pictures to fill a book!
I'd like to thank my friend Mary at Capturing Magical Memories for generously sharing the safari embellishments with me and for inspiring to get back to scrap booking. 

One More Disney Gift Card Giveaway!

Our last giveaway was such a huge success and with The Disney Parks celebrating ‘One More Disney Day’, I thought it would be fun to team up with The Disney Bloggers Group again and offer our readers ‘One More Giveaway’ of a $100 Disney Gift Card!

The giveaway will end next Tuesday (March 6) at 12:01 a.m. Eastern. Entering is super easy through the form below.

Once all the entries are verified to be in in compliance with the terms of the giveaway, the winner will be drawn by Rafflecopter.

The lucky winner will be sent an email as well as being announced right here on Focused on the Magic, so check back here to see if you’ve won!

Open to residents of U.S. and Canada
Must be 18+ to enter
$100 Disney Gift Card will be mailed to the winner

Many thanks to the amazing Theme Park Mom and Disney Every Day for organizing this fabulous blogger group giveaway!

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Good Luck!  
Thanks for stopping by Focused on the Magic.com

Monday

On Safari in Harambe with Pursuing the Magic

Today, you can find me over at Pursuing the Magic as part of Beth's On Safari in Harambe series. I will be sharing photography tips to help you capture great memories on the Kilimanjaro Safari ride in Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom. CLICK HERE to head on over and enjoy! 



Self Portrait, Kilimanjaro Safari, Disney World, Florida
Self portraits are a way of getting in the picture when traveling solo. Pin It


Have a Magical Day!  
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Saturday

Giddy Up! It's The Weekly Roundup ~2/25

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Welcome to our Week in Review at Focused on the Magic! What a busy Presidents' Week we've had! We focused on the magic of Disney  with photo fun hops, friends & flashbacks, and the grand finale of our Presidents' Week Giveaway of a 
$100 Disney Gift Card!!

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On to our roundup of pixie dusted postulations from this past week...
  • We kicked off Presidents' Week with our first ever giveaway of a $100 Disney Gift Card.
  • On Tuesday I shared my Favorite Hidden Mickey for The Orange Loop of The Magical Blogorail. 
  • The Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop theme this week was Disney Details. I shared a family favorite Hidden Mickey from Snow White's Scary Adventure ride in WDW, which closed this week. There were 27 sensational Disney bloggers linked up to the hop this past week, check them all out right here! 
  • Photo Flashback Friday took us back in time once again, to a meet with some great old Disney Friends from AllEars. 
  • Our first ever giveaway ended last night! One lucky winner of the $100 Disney Gift Card will be announced shortly, right  here. Good Luck and thank you for entering!!
    Coming up next week ...
    On Monday I'll be joining my Disney friend Beth at Pursuing the Magic with my photo tips in the series On Safari in Harambe 




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    The theme for the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop 2/29/12 is ...... 

    Your March Calendar Shot
    I hope we'll see you at the  hop!
    Need inspiration or ideas? There are 30 examples of calendars shots, here.

    Focused on the Magic Come join us as we flash back in time with photos from our past Disney adventures on Photo Flashback Friday. It's free to link up, it's fun and a great way to preserve precious Disney memories.








    Till next time! Stay focused on the magic!

    Friday

    Photo Flashback: Disney Friends

    Focused on the Magic Flashback Friday LogoIt's Photo Flashback Friday! Time to once again enter the Wayback Machine and have another look at our old Disney photos.
    Today's flashback photos may contain some familiar faces for you. These pictures were taken during a 2010 AllEars meet in Epcot. At same the time The Flower & Garden Festival was happening and everywhere you looked there were beautiful displays of flowers. Two of my faves, flowers and friends!! 
    L-R: Barrie Brewer, Deb Wills, Deb (moi), & Steve Barrett posing while Disney Friend John (of Tagrel fame) snapped this picture.
    I love connecting with Disney Friends. I just wish I could do it more often. It was so very good to see Disney friend Deb from AllEars.net. We had fun reminiscing about the early days of RADP, a Usenet newsgroup that was the online meeting place of Disney fans in the early 90's, and catching up on all the new things happening in our lives. Barrie & I chatted about photography, of course. Check out her pictures and advice column sometime, they are amazing!!
    For lunch we headed over to Morocco to grab a bite and made a special Hidden Mickey just for Steve, the HiddenMickeyGuy ºoº What a magical meet!!

    I hope you enjoyed my 
    Flashback Friday Post! 
    Would you like to join us & link up your 
    Disney Flashback Photo Post?
    New to our Blog Hops? Questions? Here's a link to the 411 on our blog hops. Feel free to email me with any questions. Please leave a comment below, I love reading comments!




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    Don't forget to enter our $100 Disney Gift Card Giveaway!
    It ends at midnight tonight!

    Have a Disney Day!  
    Thanks for stopping by Focused on the Magic.com

    Thursday

    The Disney Moms: Capturing Great Photos

    Today I am writing over at The Disney Moms. Please come join me and have a read. It's my first contribution to the group. The topic is photography, no surprise there, right? One of my favorite topics to write about and one that I'm most asked about. So, stop by and say hi! 


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    Only one more day to enter our first big 

    Happy Snapping!  

    Tuesday

    Wordless Wednesday ~ Hidden Mickey

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    with me, Debs Dis @ Focused on the Magic  

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    I just love this Hidden Mickey and whenever I ride Snow White's Scary Adventure I check to make sure it's still there. It reminds of  a Snow White book I had when I was a young girl. The attention given to details like this, really heighten the magical experience in the parks for me.

    Favorite Hidden Mickeys

    Welcome and enjoy the ride as we share with you our favorite Hidden Mickeys.
    For those of you who are unfamiliar with the phrase “Hidden Mickey”, I'll let you in on it. Everyone else, bear with me or skip this part. 


    A "Hidden Mickey" is a Mickey Mouse shape that has been discreetly placed throughout the Disney Parks, Resorts, Disney Cruise Line and movies by clever Imagineers, Crew Members and Cast Members. 
    Hidden Mickey's come in many forms and are made of many different materials.They can be a complete Mickey Mouse profiles (I never seem to find these) or classic outlines of his head and ears. They are a lot of fun to look!--


    Friday

    Weekly Recap ~ 2/18

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    Welcome back to another Week in Review of Focused on the Magic! We stayed focused on the magic of Disney with photos, crafts, flashbacks, and an awesome giveaway this week.

    On to our roundup of pixie dusted postulations from this past week...
      Coming up next week on Focused on the Magic...

      Focused on the Magic
      The theme for the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop 2/22/12 is ...... 

      Disney in the Details
      I hope we'll see you at the  hop!

      Focused on the Magic Come join us as we flash back in time with photos from our past Disney adventures on Photo Flashback Friday. It's free, it's fun and a great way to preserve precious Disney memories.







      Till next time!
      Thanks for stopping by

      $100 Disney Gift Card Giveaway

      We have a winner!! WooHoo!

      Congratulations Carrie W.!! 


      Carrie has been notified and will receive her gift card in the mail!


      Check back, we have another giveaway for you and it's coming up very soon:D


      I am super excited today to announce our first giveaway! I’ve teamed up with some other Disney bloggers to offer one lucky reader a $100 Disney gift card!
      The giveaway starts NOW and runs through midnight February 24th EST! Entering is easy-peasy through the form below. 

      Once all the entries are verified to be in in compliance with the terms of the giveaway, the winner will be drawn by Rafflecopter. 
      The lucky winner will be sent an email as well as being announced right here on Focused on the Magic, so check back here to see if you’ve won! 

      • Open to residents of U.S. and Canada
      • Must be 18+ to enter
      • $100 Disney Gift Card will be mailed to the winner
      Many thanks to the amazing Theme Park Mom and Disney Every Day for organizing this fabulous blogger group giveaway! 


      a Rafflecopter giveaway
      Good Luck!!
      Thanks for stopping by Focused on the Magic.com



      Thursday

      Photo Flashback ~ 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea

      Focused on the Magic Flashback Friday LogoIt's Photo Flashback Friday! Time to once again enter the Wayback Machine and have another look at our old Disney photos.
      Today's flashback photos may be familiar to you. I've posted them before. Sorry, but I really enjoy looking at them. They bring back many happy memories from the late 1980's & 90's. As you can see they are scans of matte finished pictures. The matte finish gives them a vintage look. Come to think of it, they are vintage! 
      Sail with Captain Nemo on a submarine voyage aboard the "Nautilus" and explore lost undersea worlds.
      The submarine ride 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea was located in Fantasyland in The Magic Kingdom. It was later re-imagineered into Ariel's Grotto as a Meet & Greet area.
      I really enjoyed this ride even if it was cramped and the line waiting to board was long. It was always worth the wait. There were no characters or animatronics involved but a lot of imaginearing.
      What a magical voyage! Pin It
      I hope you enjoyed my 
      Flashback Friday Post! 
      Would you like to join us & link up your 
      Disney Flashback Photo Post?
      New to our Blog Hops? Questions? Here's a link to the 411 on our blog hops. Feel free to email me with any questions. Please leave a comment below, I love reading comments!



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      Have a Disney Day!  
      Happy Snapping!

      Tuesday

      Wordless Wednesday ~ Animal Attractions in Animal Kingdom

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      Come along and join the fun! Link up your Disney Almost Wordless or Wordless Wednesday posts, make new Disney friends, visit with old friends, see some great pictures at 
      with me, Debs Dis @ Focused on the Magic  

      Animal Attractions
      Animal Kingdom Giraffes sharing a moment behind a tree;)

      Monkey love on display in Animal Kingdom
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      DIY Crafts & Free Printables: Disney Princess Valentine's Cards & Heart Shaped Picture Frame Crafts

      Photo Frame Valentine's Day Card A great gift for grandparents, parents, aunts (hint, hint) or child, this lovely photo heart frame is a great way to share a special memory.
      Photo Frame Valentine's Day Card
      Valentine's Day Craft Fun ! 
      Here at Focused on the Magic we're always talking about fun with photography and sharing captured memories. 

      Today we're offering up a Valentine photo frame craft, Disney Princess Valentine's Day printables and a Peekaboo fun paper craft. All are super easy to make. Thanks to Spoonful, a great resource in photo craftiness



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      Does your sweet little princess need some Valentine’s Day Cards to hand out?
      FREE Printable Disney Princess Valentine’s Day Cards!
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      Peekaboo Valentine - Step 3

      Peekaboo Valentine
      Materials
      • Red card stock
      • Pencil
      • Scissors
      • Ruler
      • Photocopy of a photo of the giver (with eyes the right size to peep through hole-punch holes)
      • Hole punch
      • Glue stick or double-sided tape-marker
      Instructions
      1. Fold the card stock in half and draw a heart shape with one side along the fold to form a hinge (we used a heart-shaped cookie cutter for a pattern). Cut out the heart, keeping the hinge intact.
      2. Measure the distance between the eyes on your photocopy. Use a pencil to mark that distance on the top heart and punch out the eyeholes with a hole punch.
      3.  Cut the photocopy to fit inside the card and glue or tape it in place, lining up the eyes with the eyeholes. Write "Peekaboo!" on the front of the card, and inside, write "I love you" and any message you like.
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      Open up this Heart Shaped Printable Picture Frame for more picture crafty fun.

      I hope yours is a Magical Valentine's Day!  
      Thanks for stopping by Focused on the Magic.com

      Monday

      Disney is Giving Away Ten $500 Visa Gift Cards

      Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Disney FamilyFun is asking guests to share (upload) their favorite family snapshots and share why the entered photo holds a special place in their hearts. The “I Heart My Family” photo contest will pick ten lucky winners, who will each receive a $500 gift card. Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM (PT) on 3/22/12.


      Happy Valentine's Day!
       

      Sunday

      Weekly Recap ~ 2/12

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      Welcome back to another Week in Review of Focused on the Magic!  We stayed focused on the magic of Disney World with photos, flashbacks, and read some great Disney blog posts this week. 


      Let's take a look at our roundup of pixie dusted postulations from this past week...
      Coming up next week on Focused on the Magic...


      Focused on the Magic
      The theme for the Disney Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop 2/15/12
      is  ♥♥♥♥♥              Animal Attractions! 
      This week's theme was inspired by:
      Our love of all the wonderful Disney animals seen in the parks, movies, cartoons and books.  which will be swirling in the air all week.
      The internationally famous and my favorite dog show, The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which is being held this week in NYC. 
       The re-release of one of my favorite movies, Lady and the Tramp (Three-Disc Diamond Edition Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy)
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      Focused on the Magic Come join us as we flash back in time with photos from our past Disney adventures on Photo Flashback Friday. It's free, it's fun and a great way to preserve precious Disney memories.










      I hope you have a lovely week &
      I hope you stay focused on the magic with me. 
      Till next time!
      Thanks for stopping by

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