Behind the Scenes: November

Oh man, I can't believe tomorrow is December already! That means I have 24 days to get all my presents made and wrapped. Ah! I think this is when the panic sets in.

Dont get me wrong, I love that I'm making my gifts this year, but boy oh boy is it taking me a long time to do! And I think it shows through my lack of behind the scenes photos for this month. I apparently forgot I had a camera on my phone. Aaaanyways... (Ellen reference)

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I sewed a copious amount of aprons for the craft show then took a plane ride to Montreal VERY early in the morning for my Disney interviews. Nothing is prettier than watching the sun rise above the clouds.
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There were lots of puppy snuggles and sneak attack kisses!
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I got my awesome Doctor Who zombie shirt and visited Greg at work (I made brownies for him and his co-workers)
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My nights were then consumed by making more accessories for the craft show I was invited to which totally fell through (not happy about how unorganized it was on their side) and then President's Choice released their Candy Cane ice cream... soooooooo gooooood!

Now it's time for the crazy Christmas season! Bring it on!
♥ Megan

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Magical Monday!

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1. Make friends with people from at least 3 different countries
2. Go to Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party
3. Visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter (again)
4. Buy and trade Disney pins (I've never done this before)
5. Get a picture taken with the Mad Hatter, Alice, Sally, Jack Skellington, Rapunzel or Flynn
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6. Attend Comic-con and hopefully meet my blog friends Stephanie & Kate in person (!!!)
7. Buy my first set of ears!
8. Order and try to eat the "kitchen sink" at Beaches & Cream
9. Go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
10. Visit the new Fantasyland expansion when they open it
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11. Do some voluntEARing
12. Eat something from every pavilion at Epcot
13. Learn to distinguish the difference between all the American bills (I'm going to miss coloured money so much)
14. Tell someone I'm a Canadian pop-star (How I Met Your Mother reference)
15. See Cirque de Soleil - La Nouba
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16. Go on a behind the scenes tour of the Haunted Mansion
17. Save money!!!
18. Shop at Target (seems silly I know but I love Target and they aren't in Canada yet)
19. Drink around the world (at Epcot during the Food & Wine festival)
20. See Brave in theatres (SO EXCITED FOR THIS MOVIE!)
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21. Vlog about my experiences
22. Take way too many photos for my own good
23. Have a Disney themed giveaway on the blog
24. Spend a nice day at the beach (and wear lots of sunscreen)
25. Go on a Disney Cruise
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Can you think of anything else I should add to my bucket list?!
So far this is a very Disney heavy list so if you have any Florida/ America related ideas I'd love to hear them!!!

Have a magical day!
♥ Megan

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Friday's Favourite Things

Happy belated Thanksgiving to all my American readers! I'm not going to lie, seeing all your delicious meals posted on your blogs and twitter made me a little jealous. I love turkey dinner so much! I'm also super thankful for the surprise my family got this week, but you'll have to read through to find out what it is!

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( ♥ ) this lovely lolita jumper.

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( ♥ ) this too cute wrinkly pup! Aaaah! SO CUTE!

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( ♥ ) this enchanting photo. I miss doing photoshoots like this with my friends

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( ♥ ) this gorgeous purse!

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( ♥ ) these festive cookies. I love the colours used.

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( ♥ ) this list of things I wish I was doing right now.

And last but not least, I love my NEW COUSIN! She's as cute as a button and I finally get to meet her today! So I'm over the moon excited for that!

I hope you all have a great weekend!
♥ Megan

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Magical Monday!

What's this?! No MFTM!? That's right! I've decided instead of flooding my blog with Disney related posts every other day, I would try to keep it contained to one day of the week. This means all my Disney adventures, daily musings about working at Epcot, and anything else related to Disney will now be featured on Mondays! (So if you're not a fan of Disney, I guess I'll see you on Tuesdays! haha) Don't worry though, I haven't got rid of My Favourite Things, instead I'm moving them to Fridays!

I hope you enjoy this new feature! I'm not gunna lie, I'm pretty pumped about it!!!
Now on to the good stuff!

This week I've made some outfits for those days when you wish you were a Disney character.

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Snow White is not only a classic Disney film, but a classy lady herself so if you're looking to put together a Snow White outfit, keep it classy. Try pairing a blue dress with red shoes and gold accessories as I've done here, or a yellow dress with blue accessories and bright red lips! Then for some fun accessories, try a charm bracelet (I bet she would have a charm for every dwarf) and an apple necklace. I found this one from Disney which is perfect, but any apple will do!

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Up next we have the always lovely Ariel. If you're looking to dress like this adventurous gal I'd suggest pants because you probably don't want to be running around abandoned buildings in a dress. On top I suggest a loose white shirt to kind of mimic that sack of a dress she first tried on when she got legs and on your feet, I'd say go with sandals in case you want to visit the beach! Oh and one last thing: Fishtail braid! Enough said.

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Aurora, or Sleeping Beauty as you might know her, is a pretty conservative looking princess and layers are a fun part of her outfit. What I did here was I took inspiration from her peasant outfit and tied it in with her iconic pink/blue dress. All you need for this look is a nice blouse with a cute collar and a black skirt. So simple right? And if monotone color schemes aren't your thing then chose between a pink or a blue cardigan to throw on over top!

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Jasmine is the sassy princess who has a mind of her own so I drew inspiration from that rather than her actual outfit. On top I put a low cut tshirt in Jasmine's iconic color then paired that with some high waisted shorts with a star print on them. The reason why I chose these shorts was because they remind me of the magic carpet ride her and Aladdin take. I then added some sparkly gold shoes and a belt to act as her jewelry and a red clutch for some contrast (plus it's a throwback to her super awesome red outfit). And lastly some sunglasses for when you want to sneak out to meet a boy without being caught.

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And last, but certainly not least we have the Belle inspired outfit. Perfect for a day at the library or sitting at a starbucks while reading a good book. The main objective of this outfit is comfort and practicality. I chose this dress because it's a nice length where you don't have to worry about flashing anyone when walking down the street, and it's nice and billowy which means lots of room to move without anything cutting into you, riding up, etc. The other key part of this outfit is a stylish book bag. Belle is known for being a bookworm so you can bet she needs something to carry them all in. Lastly I threw in a ring with roses to symbolize the enchanted rose the Beast has.

So there you have it, some simple outfits you can wear to feel like your favourite princess!

Have a magical day!

♥ Megan

P.S. 70 days until I leave!!!

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Christmas Card Exchange

I'm just curious, does anyone want to do a Christmas card exchange with me?

I love getting mail, collecting Christmas/ holiday cards and I love hearing from all of you! So if you're interested in getting a Christmas card from Canada (I love alliteration!) send me your mailing address: megansoares (at) hotmail (dot) com.

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Once you've sent me your e-mail I'll reply back with my mailing address, just so I don't have to post it online.

Also, today we are putting up our Christmas tree! Yay! Is this too early do you think or have you guys started decorating for the holidays too?!

♥ Megan

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My Heart Just Exploded With Excitement!

Ok so I had a fun vlog I was going to share today about the Disney interviews and how they went, but I would like to interrupt that scheduled posting for this one:
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That's right ladies and gentlemen! I will officially be working at the Canadian Pavilion at Epcot from January 31st, 2012 - January 25th 2013 in Attractions!!! (which means I do the intro before the movie, I help people in and out of the theater, I get to do Kidcot which is arts and crafts with kids and I get to socialize with all the guests and talk about Canada!)

WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW EXCITED I AM RIGHT NOW!

And here is a fun story of how I found out:

I noticed on Facebook one of the girls who applied got a start date so I was like "Congrats!" but secretly I was thinking, dammit I'm so jealous of you! But then I thought, oh, maybe I should check my e-mail while I'm on the computer (I was just about to head out to Michael's craft store)

Anyways, I looked in my inbox and it said 1 new message so I'm thinking ok what new promotion do Chapters or Blowfish have on (because I get emails from them almost daily.) Well oh man you should have seen my face when I saw the e-mail was from Kristen of Yummy jobs and it was titled "Walt Disney World"! Immediately my eyes widened and I nervously clicked on the email and this is what I saw:

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Instantly I let out a huge gasp and my mom looks at me and is like "Megan!? What is it?! You almost gave me a heart attack!" I could barely answer her because had I proceeded to put my hands over my mouth, shake uncontrollably and cry because my heart just burst with love, excitement, shock and wonder! But I managed to squeak out "Disney just hired me!" ...and then I cried more happy tears. Yay!

And so, my Disney Journey begins! I'm so excited to start this new chapter in my life! And I can't wait to share it with all of you!

♥ Megan

P.S. Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who wished me good luck on my interview! It meant the world to me and it looks like it paid off!!! You're all so amazing! ♥

P.P.S. I just got the news like 30 minutes ago and am still shaking with excitement, so I apologize if parts of this post are confusing rambles... my mind is going a million miles per minute

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My Favourite Things Monday

Happy Monday everyone! This week's list is kind of all over the place with a mix of pretty, funny, vintage and bizarre... but I still think you'll enjoy it! (then again, I'm slightly biased!)

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( ♥ ) this ad for Signature Prints circa 1950

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( ♥ ) Jeff Winger karaoke

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( ♥ ) this beautiful deer embroidery

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( ♥ ) this super girly floral bedroom

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( ♥ ) the amazingness that is Joss Whedon

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( ♥ ) these stunning Disney paintings

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( ♥ ) GPOY

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( ♥ ) this simple yet too true message. And the same goes for guys!

So... how was everyone's weekend? Did you do anything fun?

♥ Megan

P.S. If you know who I should be crediting for these photos let me know! As always half my finds come from Tumblr which is notorious for not sourcing. LAME

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Disney Face to Face Interview Day!!!

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Oh boy! Today's the day and I could not be any more excited!!! Or any more nervous.

As you read this I will have already done the following:

- Left the house at 4:45am
- Driven to Pearson Airport
- Flown to Montreal
- Taken a Taxi to the hotel
- Signed into the interviews and met some fellow applicants

And I'll probably be sitting through a video or presentation on the Disney experience while you're drinking your morning coffee! SO COOL! (ok well except the SUPER EARLY start to my day)

I'll fill you in on the rest of my day when I get back from Montreal!

Later gators!
♥ Megan

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Craft Show Recap

After a long and crafty month I finally have pictures to share from my first ever craft show! The venue ended up being a lot smaller than I expected but I made a lot sales and had a fun time doing it. So overall, it was a very successful day!

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Here's what my stall looked like though it's hard to see my bunting display with all the other things in the background.

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Bernadette (blonde hair) and Lola (white hair) joined me and helped to display some of my hair accessories. (I also had Sally the red dress form and Buttercup the beige dress form join in the fun) ... yes, I name all my mannequins... is that weird?

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One of our best selling items was our recipes in a jar. The Butterscotch Brownies sold SO FAST! But I was ok with that! (Greg wasn't. He wanted them all to himself)

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And lastly here's a picture of one of my fantastic helpers for the day! All the older ladies loved him. My other fantastic helper was my mom who had done craft shows like this in the past. Without these two I really don't know how I could have accomplished all I did. I'm definitely a lucky gal to have them.

Another fun thing that came out of the craft show was I was approached by the committee of one of the biggest unions in Canada to vend (for free) at their Girls Night Out event. Pretty much it's a big craft show that showcases successful women who own their own businesses. The best part about this event is that the money raised through cover and the door prizes will go to a local charity for women and children who are forced to spend their holiday season in shelters. What a great cause eh?

So now my relaxing November has turned into another super crafty month, but I'm A-ok with that! Especially since it's for a good cause and it won't cost me anything! Woot woot!

Cheers everyone!
♥ Megan

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My Favourite Things Monday

I'm baaaack!!! And so is MFTM, so let's jump right into this shall we?! I've missed writing these posts for too long.

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( ♥ ) Hipster Potter! This picture is too fantastic! haha

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( ♥ ) These soft, gorgeous glittery lips (I'm like a Magpie, I love sparkles!)

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( ♥ ) This super cute shoe DIY from the House of Humble

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( ♥ ) This too true comment and the tumblr which it came from.
(If you don't understand the reference, watch this short Heritage Minutes clip)

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( ♥ ) This ad for shoes from the 50s. Heck yes I'll buy them all, look at those prices!

Gosh it's good to be back! How have you been?!

♥ Megan

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Behind the Scenes: October

Before I get started with the photos, I just want to take the time to thank everyone for being a part of my blog party! I had lots of fun and I hope you did too! I've been reading all your wonderful comments and it makes me so happy that you've been enjoying the Blog Party guest posts! So again, a big thank you to everyone who wrote posts or dropped by my blog during October! You're awesome!

Alright, now on to some photos from my daily life. It feels (and looks) like I didn't leave my house at all in October. All I did was sew, sew, glue gun and sew some more! Oh well, I have all of November to relax and socialize! haha

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The Walking Dead is back on TV so I spent my nights watching that, Community, Sherlock and Doctor Who while making hair accessories
& Greg sent me this Rethink Breast Cancer video which Toby watched so intently! Silly pup!

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I was super excited to mail out my giveaway prizes!!
& I drank my last pumpkin juice from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter *sad face* which I'm using as a sign that I'm meant to go back to Florida to get more

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I received my 11th Doctor shirt from Teefury and have been saying "Don't worry, I'm the Doctor" an unnatural amount of times
& I got my Modcloth dress which I like now that I've fixed the pockets on it.

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I've sewn lots of buntings and aprons for the craft show 
& Greg and I have made a lot of hair accessories to sell as well

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I went glow in the dark mini putting with Greg's sister and her boyfriend
& I threw together a quick Dia de Los Muertos costume to hand out candy in on Halloween

Cheers everyone!
♥ Megan

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