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 Mulan

Mulan premiered in 1998 as Disney’s eighth princess and third multi-cultural princess, and once again: addresses the issues of gender in a way that kids can comprehend! Based on the ballad of Hua Mulan, it is said to be set sometime in the late BCE/early CE (is that still a thing? or have we gone back to calling it BC/AD?). Anyhoo, we sort of ignored … Continue reading Sometimes I Quarantine: with Mulan

Sometimes I Quarantine: with Pocahontas

Airing in 1995, Pocahontas was Disney’s seventh princess, first that didn’t get a happy ending (oops, spoilers?), and first adventure princess! Premiering at the height of the renaissance of Disney Animation, Pocahontas tackled issues about race and gender in a way that kids could understand. While it didn’t spawn any rides or attractions (how do we not have a “paint with all the colors of the wind” walk-through movie experience or something??), Pocahontas definitely gave us one of the BEST soundtracks and stunning animation (for the time).

Meeting Pocahontas was definitely a highlight of my July 2018 Disney trip with my family!

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 8: Pocahontas (1995)

Pocahontas Quarantivity – Coloring

I don’t have any painting supplies that I wanted to use right now, & Paint by Numbers is a great idea, but I pulled out some coloring books and just colored while watching the movie, it was super relaxing!

Pocahontas Outfits

Pocahontas In-Park Look

I think every time I do one of these posts, I have a new favorite, but seriously, they are gorgeous & sparkly without being over the top. Swipe to see the details, Pocahontas’ arm band on one ear, necklace on the other, and the leaves blowing in the wind on the center turquoise bow… I love the attention to detail and multiple references as opposed to simple color blocking. 

GET THE LOOK

The Pocahontas Ears from All Ears Boutique Co. • “Can You Drink All the Colors of Wine” Pocahontas T-Shirt from The Midnight Comet 

Instagram post for Pocahontas Ears from All Ears Boutique Co.

Meeko DisneyBound / Workout Outfit

Whenever I am doing a DisneyBound of an animal or inanimate object (like Mrs. Potts) with a distant top, like the ears on an animal, I love wearing a boyband to simulate the ears, I wear these Bowbands a lot normally, bt they’re especially great for this purpose! I’ve recently joined with Chronicles of a Pixie to get y’all a 10% discount on her awesome products! The bows can slide form one side to the other, headbands area actually comfortable, and the bows can also slide off to wear just the cloth headband by itself, like I did for my Briar Rose DisneyBound. I also loved adding the sunnies with the Meeko Bound for the “mask” around a raccoon’s eyes.

MEEKO BOUND BREAKDOWN

Black Bowband from Chronicles of a Pixie (use code “KATY10” at checkout for 10% off) • Mickey Mouse Sunglasses from Shop Disney Parks (similar) • Meeko Plush from Shop Disney (you can also find him on Amazon) • Black Cardigan from StitchFix  (similar) • Black Sports Bra from Astoria Activewear (use code “VACAY15” to get 15% off) • High-waisted Gray Leggings from Fabletics (similar)

Flit Disneybound

FLIT BOUND BREAKDOWN

Hot Pink Earrings from boutique (similar) • “Front Row” hot pink Color Intense Lipstick from Beauty Counter (similar) • Green Shirt thrifted (similar look) • White Tank Top from Madewell  • Pink Clutch from Lauren Ralph Lauren (similar) • White Jeans from Ann Taylor  •  Kelly & Katie Markel Pump in Yellow  from DSW 

Day 13: Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World (1998) – coming soon!

We can all agree that this is, hands down, the worst sequel that Disney has ever made. Not only does nobody care about the historical aspects of the movie, but it’s a huge bummer that Pocahontas and John Smith don’t end up together– AGAIN!

Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World Quarantivity – quaranTIKI

Pocahontas 2: Journey to a New World – Outfit

Percy DisneyBound

PERCY BOUND BREAKDOWN

Pastel Statement Necklace from J. Crew (similar) • White Peplum Tank top thrifted (similar) • White Jeans from Ann Taylor • Madison 12-Hour Pump from Banana Republic (same style similar color)

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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 Beauty & the Beast

As Disney’s fifth princess, Belle hit the big screen with new animation technology, bold classic colors, and a fierce princess. Somewhere along the way, Disney must have realized that the original film is a bit Stockholm-syndrome-y because they produced two sequels that show events throughout Belle’s kdinapped time and make their relationship seem more genuine. I will always love Beauty & the Beast and the 2017 live-action remake with Emma Watson was stunning!

Belle was my favorite princess until the modern princesses come out. It premiered a year before I was born, and my second birthday part was Belle-themed, my mom even made a Belle Birthday Cake!

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 5: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Beauty & the Beast Food & Bev

I had so much tea while watching the Beauty & the Beast movies! We also ate French-feeling food, we had duck breast with cherry reduction, arugula salad with homemade Caesar dressing, duck fat potatoes, & Brussels sprouts. If anyone is interested in recipes for any of the food we’re cooking, comment on the post here, shoot me a message at @sometimesivacay, or send us an email at sometimesivacay@gmail.com!

Beauty & the Beast Quarantivity – Reading

Beauty & the Beast Scrunchie from Hot Topic • Beauty and the Beast Mug from Shop Disney Parks (similar) • “The Night Tiger” by Yangsze Choo from Book of the Month (you can also get it on Amazon)

Beauty & the Beast Outfits

Beauty & the Beast In-Park Look

GET THE IN-PARK LOOK

Beauty and the Beast Ears from Ears by Emz • “Beauty and the Bottle” Belle T-Shirt from The Midnight Comet 

“Provincial Town” Belle DisneyBound

Back on February 1st, I had a 101* fever and the only thing that got me out of bed was doing this Belle DisneyBound for ColorMeMagic‘s #ColorMeValentine Series!
See the original Provincial Town Belle Bound post here.

“PROVINCIAL TOWN” BELLE BOUND BREAKDOWN

Rose earrings from Target (similar) • Loose-fitting long-sleeveShirt from Amazon • White Puffy Vest from J. Crew (similar) • Light Blue Jeans from Banana Republic (similar) • Navy Ballet Flats – Skechers from Amazon • The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert gifted from Secret Turkey, but you can get a copy on Amazon!

Gaston DisneyBound

Back on February 1, I had a 101* fever and the only thing that got me out of bed was doing this Belle DisneyBound for ColorMeMagic‘s #ColorMeValentine Series!
See the original Gaston Bound post here.

GASTON BOUND BREAKDOWN

Red Blouse from Macy’s (similar) • Black Vest from Ralph Lauren (similar) • Gold Jeans from Lilly Pulitzer (similar)

Mrs. Potts DisneyBound

MRS. POTTS BOUND BREAKDOWN

Light Pink BowBand from Chronicles of a Pixie (*use code KATY10 at checkout) • White Blazer from Ann Taylor • Light Pink Shirt from StitchFix (similar) • White Jeans from Ann Taylor Kelly & Katie Markel Pump in Yellow  from DSW • Beauty and the Beast Mug from Shop Disney Parks (similar)

Day 10: Beauty & the Beast: Enchanted Christmas (1997)

Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas – Food & Bev

We use this recipe from Serious Eats for Provencal Tian which looks like ratatouille from the movie <3. We also made these duck fat potatoes that are so super crispy and delicious. *note: you can also make these with any animal fat!

Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas : Quarantivity – Puzzle!

We do so many puzzles and we’re trying to do them with the matching movies, but they’re quite big, and to make them take longer, we don’t look at the box! While I picked this one up from Shop Disney Parks, you can find the same one here on Amazon!

Beauty and the Beast: Enchanted Christmas – Outfits

Enchanted Christmas Morning Coffee Look

Lake Buena Visitors is my absolute go-to small shop for Disney Tees, I love the way they fit, and they aren’t over the top Disney and can be worn anywhere, plus they fit fantastically!

GET THE ENCHANTED CHRISTMAS LOOK

Christmas in the Kingdom Tee from Lake Buena Visitors (use code SOMETIMESIVACAY at checkout) • Beauty and the Beast Mug from Shop Disney Parks (similar)

Auradon Prep DisneyBound

THE BEAST “AURADON PREP” BOUND BREAKDOWN

Glasses from Amazon • Tie from Zazzle (similar) • Milano Knit Blazer from Brooks Brothers • Non-Iron Stretch Supima Cotton Fitted Sleeveless Dress Shirt from Brooks Brothers • Mustard Yellow Skater Skirt from Amazon • Navy Ballet Flats – Skechers from Amazon • Beauty and the Beast Mug from Shop Disney Parks (similar)

Day 11: Beauty & the Beast: Belle’s Magic World

Beauty & the Beast Quarantivity – Nail Art!

Beauty & the Beast: Belle’s Magic World Outfits

I’ve loved developing a routine throughout this quarantine- I get up around 6, I read, watch TV, work on the blog, and have a cup of coffee (and a cup of tea), around 7:30 Kyle & I go on a 4+ mile walk, then we get back and work, we usually have our own lunches but together while watching our daily Disney movie, then Kyle goes to the office, I do some more work, some kind of exercise (yoga/pilates/Just Dance), Kyle usually gets home between 5-6 and then we have an early dinner!

Belle’s Magic Words Look

Once Upon a Tee Shirt makes the softest shirts! I love Sarah’s doodles and have never been disappointed. Another thing I’ve loved about this series is that it’s put me into a routine!

GET BELLE’S MAGIC WORDS LOOK

“The Agency Book 2: The Body at the Tower” by Y.S. Lee from Barnes & Noble (you can also get it on Amazon) • Belle’s Library Book Doodle Tee from Once Upon a Tee Shirt • Navy Skater Skirt from Amazon • Beauty and the Beast Mug from Shop Disney Parks (similar) • Nespresso Pixie Machine from Amazon

Chip DisneyBound

This was a very simple DisneyBound with the focus on the nails, I paired it with a skater skirt and a pastel statement necklace to simulate the rim of the mug

CHIP BOUND BREAKDOWN

Pastel Statement Necklace from J. Crew (similar) • White Tank Top from Madewell • White Skater Skirt from Amazon • Lavender Ballet Flats from Amazon • OPI Light Pink Nail Polish from Amazon China Glaze Light Blue Nail Polish from Amazon • Aveda Gold Dusted Nail Polish (similar) • Nail Art Tools from Amazon • Beauty & the Beast Mug from Shop Disney Parks (Chip Mug)

Beauty and the Beast (2017) – coming soon!

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