Sometimes I Quarantine: with Rapunzel

There is so much I want to say about Tangled, but oh where to begin…. Premiering in 2010 right on the heels of Princess and the Frog, I feel like Rapunzel kind of overshadowed Tiana. Not only was Rapunzel Disney’s first white princess since Belle (Belle-1991; Jasmine-1992; Pocahontas-1995; Mulan-1998; Tiana-2009), but Tiana was also Disney’s first princess in the new animation style, Tangled’s animation style … Continue reading Sometimes I Quarantine: with Rapunzel

Sometimes I Quarantine: with Cinderella

In case you missed it, I grouped the three Classic Princesses–Snow White, Cinderella, & Aurora– into one post that you can find here! I did a super simple Cinderella DisneyBound, scrubbed the kitchen, and celebrated The Magic Factory as a maker of fine Minnie Ears. Day 15 – Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True Cinderella 2: Dreams Come True Quarantivity – Crochet! So I’m super excited … Continue reading Sometimes I Quarantine: with Cinderella

Sometimes I Quarantine: with Aladdin & Jasmine

Princess Jasmine was Disney’s sixth princess, debuting in 1992, following right on the tails of Belle and just before Pocahontas. The movie Aladdin also had two sequels: Return of Jafar (1994) and King of Thieves (1996). Since we watched in chronological order, Aladdin was our 6th movie day, Return of Thieves was Day 7, and King of Thieves was Day 9. These movies spawned video games, a VR ride at DisneyQuest, the Magic Carpet ride in Adventureland, an animated series, and a live-action remake where Jasmine is way more badass! More importantly, there are countless DisneyBounds that I got to create as part of this, and Kyle was really in to the food!

Rewatching the Aladdin movies was really fun because Kyle actually watched them with me!!

Sometimes I Quarantine: With Princesses! This series within a series really started as a way for me to keep my spirits lifted while completely socially distancing. Watching the movies gave us something to do during that afternoon slump, trying to think of an activity to match gave us another (we don’t always have a matching activity, but we’re trying!), taking the movie in to account while deciding what to eat that day helps us think of fun and new ideas for food options, and doing a daily DisneyBound encouraged me to wear more than just PJs while working from home! I highly encourage the last one, it’s been super fun- if you want to see any other DisneyBound outfits that I’ve done, you can find them here!

Aladdin Minnie Ears

There are tons of small shops who made beautiful Jasmine-themed east, but Sydney & Jasmine liked these ones best and they were from Shop Disney Parks!

GET THE IN-PARK LOOK!

Beauty and the Beast from Shop Disney Parks (find them on Amazon) • “A Bottle Opens a Whole New World” Jasmine T-Shirt from The Midnight Comet 

Instagram post for Shop Disney Aladdin Ears.

Day 6: Aladdin (1992)

Aladdin Outfits

“Street Rat” Aladdin DisneyBound

Kyle is getting better at taking pictures, I promise 😉

This is probably the outfit that I’ve gotten the most “nailed it!”s on and had the most questions where everything is from, thankfully this is a super easy outfit to recreate!

“STREET RAT” ALADDIN BOUND BREAKDOWN

Scrunchie – part of a Mickey Mouse set from Hot Topic • Sports Bra from Nike (similar) • All in Motion Joggers from Target • Time to Chill Tan and Rose Gold Slide Sandals from Lulus

DisneyBound- Jasmine

PRINCESS JASMINE BOUND BREAKDOWN

Headband from Lululemon (similar) • Hair Extensions from Luxy Hair (cut and colored at Shades of Jay Salon) • Necklace from J. Crew (similar) • Gold Bangle thrifted (similar) • Talula Blue Dress from a boutique (similar) • Thong Sandal from Cole Haan (similar)

Day 7: Aladdin and the Return of Jafar (1994)

Aladdin and the Return of Jafar Food & Bev

Lamb Tagine

We used this recipe from New York Times Cooking to make an amazing Lamb Tagine flavored with slivered almonds & dried apricots. *note generous use of the term “we” … it was all Kyle! I also highly recommend The Souk MB for Tagines and other ceramics, they are beautiful and her customer service is impeccable!!!

Blue Hawaiian Cocktail aka “The Genie”

Ours looks green because it’s made with fresh blended pineapple that wasn’t strained, if you use store-bought or white pineapple, it could be more blue!

Recipe copied from Tiki Cocktails by David Adams:

  • 30 ml (1 fl oz / 2 tbsp) white rum
  • 30 ml (1 fl oz / 2 tbsp) vodka
  • 15 ml (3 tsp) blue curaçao
  • 90 ml (3 fl oz / 6 tbsp) pineapple juice, fresh if possible (*if you don’t have access to fresh, juice works just fine, but if you can find some frozen pineapple to thaw & blend, that’s great!)
  • 30 ml (1 fl oz / 2 tbsp) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 10-15 ml (2-3 tsp) simple syrup (*to taste)
  • pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, and cocktail umbrella, for garnish

Shake the ingredients (minus the garnish) with ice and strain into a glass with ice! Traditionally it’s served in a tall glass on ice with the garnish, but as you can see, we each used our own glasses. *We use this shaker set, but if you don’t have a shaker, a mason jar (or spaghetti sauce jar!) works just as well!

Aladdin and the Return of Jafar – Outfits

The Genie – Workout Outfit

It’s so much fun to come up with workout outfits that match the theme of the day! Since The Genie just came back from a vacation at the start of this movie, I thought the fanny pack made him look extra touristy! Plus it resembles his red belt

GET THE LOOK – FITNESS GENIE

Women’s Stretch Woven Jumpsuit by All in Motion from Target • Vera Bradley Fanny Pack from Vera Bradley Disney Springs (similar)

The Genie – DisneyBound

CASUAL GENIE BOUND BREAKDOWN

Loose-fitting long-sleeveShirt from Amazon • Red Belt from Amazon • 3″ Navy Chino Shorts from J. Crew • Gold Bangle thrifted (similar) • Navy Ballet Flats – Skechers from Amazon

Day 9: Aladdin and the King of Thieves (1996)

IAGO BOUND BREAKDOWN

One of the great things about quarantine is that we can’t go to the nail salon (okay that part’s not great, but hear me out!) which means we have to paint our own nails, but I’m loving it because I’m changing my manicure every few days to match my bound! Did you see the Chip manicure I gave myself for Beaty & the Beast?

IAGO BOUND BREAKDOWN

Navy Earings – SugarFix by Bauble Bar from Target • Navy Nail Polish • Red Dress from StitchFix (similar) • Gold/Navy/White Stacked Bangles from an old subscription box (similar) • Kelly & Katie Markel Pump in Yellow from DSW 

Day 34: Aladdin (2019) – coming soon!

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Sometimes I Quarantine: with Ariel

Disney’s The Little Mermaid premiered in 1989 after a 30-year break from princess movies, a tail (teehee) about a head-strong mermaid who chooses legs and love over the freedom of the ocean and family (I know, didn’t I make that sounds like a happy ending?)- kicked off the Renaissance of Disney Animation! Ariel has her own grotto (where you can meet her in her mermaid tail) and dining experience in DisneyLand, a ride at both parks, several meet-and-greet locations throughout both, a live action show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and even a resort at The Art of Animation. On top of those attractions, there were two sequels and tv series with 3 seasons- all of that to say that there are so many DisneyBounds that can be inspired by all things The Little Mermaid.

Sometimes I Quarantine: With Princesses! This series within a series really started as a way for me to keep my spirits lifted while completely socially distancing. Watching the movies gave us something to do during that afternoon slump, trying to think of an activity to match gave us another (we don’t always have a matching activity, but we’re trying!), taking the movie in to account while deciding what to eat that day helps us think of fun and new ideas for food options, and doing a daily DisneyBound encouraged me to wear more than just PJs while working from home! I highly encourage the last one, it’s been super fun- if you want to see any other DisneyBound outfits that I’ve done, you can find them here!

Day 4: The Little Mermaid (1989)

The Little Mermaid Food & Bev – Fishes!

Of course, for The Little Mermaid we opted for seafood! I made this quick rustic white bread in my Mickey Mouse Le Creuset, and Kyle made homemade Gravlax– perfect for a midweek brunch on the balcony of avocado toast and gravlax! Then for dinner, we tried making a new fish, red snapper (I think we had a bad cut or something because neither of us were big fans), with mango salsa and coconut rice (recipes coming soon!).

The Little Mermaid Quarantivity – Missing Humanity & Giving Back

I have all of the things in the world to entertain me, but I just want to be where the people are!

After filming this little video, I got myself up, got dressed (in a simple Flounder Bound) and went to the Red Cross to donate platelets. They were running about an hour behind which, while obnoxious for me, was good because it meant that hey had implemented new safety features (e..g fewer beds so they can be farther apart) and also meant that a lot of people were still donating! Once I was all set up, I called my mermaid bestie and we both pulled up the movie on our iPads and sat on the phone the entire time I was donating and watched The Little Mermaid together, it was awesome! (*she’s the one featured in the in-parks look below)

The Little Mermaid Outfits

The Little Mermaid In-Park Look

GET THE LOOK

The Little Mermaid Ears from Gillian’s Pixie Shop • “Under the Influence” Ariel T-Shirt from The Midnight Comet • Mermaid Fanny Pack from Amazon

Instagram post about Ariel Ears from Gillian’s Pixie Shop.

Ariel Workout Outfit

GET THE LOOK *note: better pictures of this outfit are coming soon!

Shell Tank Top from Amazon • Mermaid Leggings from Amazon

Flounder DisneyBound

BOUND BREAKDOWN

Aqua Sunglasses with Mickey Mouse Detail from Shop Disney Parks (similar) • Cobalt Blue T-Shirt from StitchFix (similar) • Yellow Nautical 3″ Chino Shorts from J.Crew (similar) • “Follow Your Dreams” Ariel Bangle from Disney x Alex and Ani in Disney Springs (similar) • Navy Skechers Ballet Flats from Amazon

Day 13: The Little Mermaid: Return to the Sea (2000)

Without a single question, this is the best princess sequel (until Frozen 2), and there are a LOT, in case you’ve missed my posts about them, lol.

The Little Mermaid: Return to the Sea Quarantivity – Turn off the TV

During this time it’s super easy to turn the tv on 24-7 and we are usually the people who watch 1-2+ hrs of tv/night, but it’s been nice to take a few nights/week to turn it off and read, play a game, or just puzzle! We played Scrabble, did a crossword puzzle from a “variety” word puzzle book, and worked on another puzzle!

The Little Mermaid: Return to the Sea Outfits

“Mom Ariel” Disney Bound

GET THE “MOM ARIEL” LOOK

Shimmery green scrunchie from the Slytherin Set from Happily Ever Hairties • Under eye face mask from Ulta (similar) • Shell Tank Top from Amazon • Mermaid Leggings from Ambrie Clothing • Hot Pink Fuzzy Robe from Ulta (similar) • Minnie Mouse Mug from Shop Disney Parks (similar)

Melody DisneyBound

MELODY BOUND BREAKDOWN

Sunnies from Ray-Ban • Wild Fable Puff Short-Sleeve Ribbed Cropped Top in White from Target • A New Day Satin Slip Skirt in Coral from Target (plus)• Lace-up Wedges from Sperry (similar)

Day 18: The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning (2008)

The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning – Tasty Treats

Simply Royal Snack

It’s seriously the easiest snack that seems so fancy, but all of the ingredients can be found at the regular grocery store*!

Layer the following on a plate in this order (or seriously whatever order you’d like, I do it this way because then I can roll it up into a tasty finger-food.

•Prosciutto
•Arugula
•Drizzle Olive Oil
•Shaved Parmesan & Pecorino Romano (I use a vegetable peeler for this!)
•Freshly cracked black pepper & sea salt

*we get our Prosciutto, Parmesan, and Pecorino Romano, & Olive Oil at Costco because they’re all DOP there.

Salmon Bowl

Such a tasty dinner- we always have seafood when we watch The Little Mermaid, haha! Homemade rice pilaf on bottom, American-style sous vide cooked and cast iron finished salmon, sprouts, and avocado, simple & delicious!

The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning – Outfits

BoundToWatch Mermaid LoungeLook

GET THE BOUNDTOWATCH LOUNGE LOOK

Shimmery green scrunchie from the Slytherin Set from Happily Ever Hairties • Sports Bra from Nike (similar) • Sweatshirt from Fabletics • Mermaid Leggings from Ambrie Clothing • Bright Blue Converse from ThredUp (similar)

I’ve gotten pretty into ThredUp during this whole quarantine, it’s a great way to clean out your old closet and earn a few extra bucks and also an awesome way to scratch that shopping itch and find cheap, nice clothes! I really loved finding these Converse sneakers, I’ve been wanting them for years, and I was able to snag these for $26.99!! ThredUp has really high standards, so I know that when I buy something, it won’t be ripped and will be really clean (something I’m too scared of to use PoshMark). I’ve made over $500 sending clothes (and shoes, and purses and…) in for resale to ThredUp, and if my clothes haven’t met their standards, ThredUp donates them for me, saving me a trip to GoodWill. My best find is a Lily Pulitzer Dress that STILL HAD ORIGINAL TAGS ON IT for $44.80!!!

If you want to buy something, click here for $10 off your first order, but if you need some extra cash or are looking to clean out your closet, click here and get a $10 bonus!

*note: this is not at all a sponsored post, ThredUp doesn’t even know I’m posting it, I just genuinely really like the site and their customer service!

Flounder DisneyBound

FLOUNDER BOUND BREAKDOWN

Mickey Mouse Sunglasses from Shop DisneyParks (similar) • Men’s Columbia PFG in Light Yellow from Amazon • 5″ Buttercup Stretch Short from Lily Pulitzer (exact short, similar color) • Bright Blue Converse from ThredUp (similar)

Bonus! Did you know there’s a Little Mermaid TV Show from the early ’90s?

A super cute show!

In all of it’s 90s glory and old school animation style, The Little Mermaid TV show has 3 seasons and is on DisneyPlus now, I swear the episodes feel so long– in a good way!! It’s a great background show, could be fun for kids to see while

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