Oh how special Brave is to me… premiering three days before my 20th birthday, my mom and I saw this together, she was prepared to fall asleep during it, and by the end, we were both in tears! My mom is the most important person in the world to me and it was so special getting to see this movie with her! We’ve watched it … Continue reading Sometimes I Quarantine: with Merida
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
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!
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Day 6: Aladdin (1992)
“Street Rat” Aladdin DisneyBound
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
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
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
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The Genie – DisneyBound
CASUAL GENIE BOUND BREAKDOWN
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