Monday, July 25, 2016

Checking In

I know it's been *crickets* over here on this side of the screen, and I hate it, I really do. 

I enjoy popping in and sharing Disney goodness with you all, but boy oh boy, this little-human-growing and preparation sure has usurped my time. Which I'm not complaining about, I swear. Just stating a fact. 

Baby Will is due on August 4th, so just over a week from now, but most bets are that he makes his appearance a bit early. My belly is quite bodacious and he's weighing in to be a healthy, hefty baby boy. 

I started maternity leave last week and have had my mom here helping me run last-minute errands, prep freezer meals for after the birth, and basically get everything squared away. 

John and I spent this past weekend getting the final touches ready in Will's room. Now we just need to pack the hospital bag and sit back and wait!

We've also been attending birthing classes with our doula (Google it if you don't know what a doula is ;)), and even found the time to attend a belly painting class one day. Didn't John do a bang-up job creating Spaceship Earth on my geodesic dome?! 
I've got a handful of ideas that I'd like to put on this here blog space, but they're more than likely going to happen post-baby (Ha! Wishful thinking). Most of it is pregnancy-related, which I know doesn't appeal to most of you but are resources that I wish I had been able to find during my term. Real deep stuff like how to style your Lilly during pregnancy, how to stay as comfortable as possible park touring in the summer months while 7-9 months pregnant, some of my must-have pregnancy items, and the like. Oh, and I want to share our three (!!!) baby showers too, because the hosts who threw them for us really knocked it out of the park each time. So we'll see how that evolves. 

Oh, and if you follow me on Snapchat (DisneyfiedAsh), you know of my propensity for snapping my cat, Obi. Can we even imagine the amount of Baby Will snaps that are sure to come once he's born? All I can say is he'd better be cute, so yeah, look forward to *that*! 

(P.S.- he'll be cute- and have cheeks for days. Just take a look at this ultrasound pic from three weeks ago)
Ok, I think that's all the rambling I'll do for now. We'd love your thoughts and prayers for a safe, heathy natural birth. John and I just cannot wait to meet our little boy, and I can't wait to introduce him to you once he's arrived. 

Thanks for reading. 

XO, Ashley

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Giveaway Winner + Shopbop Sale (With My Top Picks for Theme Park Wear) + Calypso St. Barth Sale!


You know what stinks about doing a giveaway? I personally know most, and like everyone, who entered. I wish you ALL could win!

Alas, there can only be one winner. Out of the eight people who entered (for a total of 21 entries using the various options), the winner of the Lilly Pulitzer headband and Cast Member Exclusive Orange Bird pin is...



Dani!! (Follow her @DaniGanley on Twitter, @SincerelyDaniRose on Instagram, and at her cute blog SincerelyDaniRose.com)

Dani's Dad, Dani, Jeff Lipack and myself at the D23 Expo, August 2015

Dani and I actually met at Destination D here in Orlando in November 2014, and met up again last August at the D23 Expo out in California. In fact, during the Destination D event, she was one of only a handful of lucky people who won a wax figurine from a vintage Disney Toy Factory Mold A Rama machine that was used during the 1964-65 World's Fair, so the girl's got a lucky streak.

Here's a video of the machine in action, in case you're a Disney history nerd like myself and care about these kind of things:


In other news, Shopbop is offering an extra 25% off sale styles with code 25EXTRA. I've pulled some of my favorite pieces that could work for park touring, especially during these hot summer months. 



Theme Park Styles- Shopbob


Calypso St. Barth is offering a whopping 50% off their sale styles. Here are some of my favorites. I'm thinking the rugs need to find their way to my house-- the blue and white for Will's room, and the silver runner for our bedroom. 



Calypso Sale



Congrats again to Dani, thanks to all who entered, and have a wonderful weekend.

Thanks for reading.

XO, Ashley

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lilly and Disney Giveaway + National Wear Your Lilly Day + Gifts With Purchase


Happy First Day of Summer, aka National Wear Your Lilly Day! What are you wearing to celebrate? Here's my OOOD.

Sleeveless Essie Top in Multi Peel and Eat // Lilly Pulitzer Leslie Drapey Front Cardigan (old, similar here) // Jessica Simpson Maternity Jeans // Lilly Pulitzer Flats (old) // Lilly Pulitzer Tassel Bracelet (GWP) // Charleston Rice Beads 

To celebrate, I'm giving away a printed Lilly Pulitzer headband AND a Cast Member Exclusive Orange Bird pin to one lucky winner. 

To enter:

Required: Follow my blog and let me know you're a follower in the comments below. 

Extra Entry: Share this giveaway on Instagram and/or Twitter. I'm Disneyfied_Ash on Insta and DisneyfiedAsh on Twitter. (Be sure to tell me your Twitter and Insta name if you do this). You'll earn an entry for each place you share. 

Extra Entry: Tag a friend in the giveaway on Insta or Twitter. You'll earn one entry for each person you tag. 

Please let me know in ONE comment, how many entries you get. The easiest way would be to list it in your comment, 1, 2, 3, etc in one comment box. That would help organize it for me a great deal. Giveaway ends on Wednesday, June 22nd at midnight, and I'll announce the winner on Thursday, June 23rd. Shipping in the continental U.S. only. 

Today is the last day to earn a gift with purchase at Lilly Pulitzer. I'm feelin' tassels at the moment, and LOVE the GWP necklace. Also, the hair ties remind me of my beloved Emi Jays. 


Like I said in an earlier post, we're watching our spending as we prepare for Baby Will's arrival, but if I were shopping, here's what would be in my bag:





Hope you have a wonderful first day of summer, and good luck if you enter the giveaway. Thanks for reading! 

XO, Ashley

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Blog Sale! Featuring Lilly Pulitzer

I've been saying for months now that I would have a blog sale, and the day is finally here. 

This set includes only Lilly Pulitzer items. I'll have a set that includes tops, and skirts and dresses another time. 

The details:

- Paypal only. 

- Email:DressingForDisney@aol.com

- If you are interested in an item, please send me an email- DO NOT leave a comment claiming items in this post. I will take claims on a first-come, first-served email basis. 

- Once claimed, you have 24 hours to pay the invoice I'll send you through PayPal.

- Price includes Priority Shipping and Paypal fee. 

- We are a non-smoking home, but we do have two cats. Items have been washed or dry cleaned, but I want to put this out there in case you have a severe cat allergy. 

- If you buy more than one item, I will bundle the shipping together and charge less. 

- I wear a size 6 in most items, so these will all fit that size range the best (sizes are listed). 

-Most pieces have only been worn a handful of times, at most, and are in excellent used condition.


Lilly Pulitzer Navy Pocket Tee- Size Small
$20

 Lilly Pulitzer Lace Skirt- Size 4
$55
See detailed photos, below.


Lilly Pulitzer Button Up Sleeveless Blouse- Size 4
$28

Lilly Pulitzer Cap Sleeve Tee-Size Medium 
$20

Lilly Pulitzer Cardigan-Size Medium
$25

Lilly Pulitzer Short Sleeve Sweater Dress New with Tags- Size Medium
$40

Lilly Pulitzer Maxi Dress- Size XS
$25

This dress has several tiny, barely noticeable stains on it, as outlined below.
The first picture is a reference to show you the general area they're in, followed by a picture showing where each stain is, followed by a close-up of each.



Lilly Pulitzer Navy Callahans- Size 4
$35

Happy Shopping. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Weekend Wear-abouts: Baby Classes + The Boardwalk + More


Hello there. Hope you had a nice weekend. Our was full but fun! 

We started off our Saturday with an all-day Baby Class, all about Labor and Delivery. It was really interesting. 

After the class, we went to Target and got an early dinner in downtown Celebration. We then headed over to the Boardwalk area in WDW to meet up with a couple of friends. 

My friend Amanda (aka Tink) was staying at the Yacht Club and said she had a 'little' gift for Baby Will. She totally undersold herself, because the 'little' gift was a beautiful handmade Haunted Mansion blanket! She created the pattern herself and made the whole thing from scratch. 

John and I have joked that we want to use the creepy 'glowing eyes' wallpaper from the Mansion in our baby nursery, so this was Tink's nod to the idea. We LOVE that it doesn't scream 'Disney,' but is subtle and those 'in the know' will totally get it.  Thanks again, Tink. 

From there, we all walked around to the Boardwalk area to try the new Ample Hills Creamery ice cream parlor. 

PRO TIP: This luscious sundae was $8.50 or so, and comes with three scoops of your choice of ice cream over a piece of butter cake or brownie, and unlimited toppings. John elected to get a milkshake, and while it was yummy, it too was $8.50 and just a standard size. NOT worth the money, in our opinion. Get the sundae instead.

 My sweet friend Amanda from Dixie Delights was staying with her family at the Boardwalk Resort, and she came down to hang and chat for a bit. 

After ice cream and socializing, John and I headed up the road to Fantasia Gardens for some putt putt golf. However, there was a 40 minute wait to start!! Crazy! The CM's informed us that WinterSummerland (just down the road near Blizzard Beach) had a 5 minute wait, so we headed there instead and walked right on to the summer course. 



 We had a really good time, and if you like Christmas music like I do, you'll love hearing it the whole time you're playing. The course was really cute. And I'm not gonna SAY who won, I'm just gonna leave this next picture right here...

Sunday was spent putzing around the house, making a Publix run, lounging by the pool and cozying up on the couch. I mean, I have to break the new blanket in before Will arrives, right? 



That's it for our little weekend. We have a Breastfeeding class this evening, so yay! More baby learnin'! 

I'll be posting a Blog Sale of Lilly Pulitzer items on Wednesday, and a post about our Baby Shower after that, so stay tuned. 

Thanks for reading. 

XO, Ashley