Thoughts on Peter Pan

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Highlights:  Overall it is a really excellent movie.  I find it to be quite enjoyable, funny, and emotionally touching.  One of the nice things about this movie is that it keeps a good pace.  They go on lots of adventures but it doesn’t feel too rushed, and it never really drags at all.

Low points: The only slight downfall to the movie is Peter himself, because it can be hard to like a character that is so selfish and immature.  However, if we can accept the fact that we aren’t necessarily supposed to like the main character, even though the kids in the movie adore him, it adds a really interesting dynamic and brings out an important message that Barrie wanted to convey in his original book/play.  Plus, Tink is just a… “witch.”

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Music:  I think Peter Pan‘s got a lot of great songs – with the exception of Fantasia, which was focused on music, I might even say that Peter Pan is one of the few “early” Disney films to have a really memorable and overall good soundtrack.  “The Second Star to the Right” and “You Can Fly!” are both really good numbers.  There are also some good character songs, with “A Pirate’s Life” for the pirates and “What Makes the Red Man Red?” for the Indians.  “Your Mother and Mine” is a beautiful lullaby, if not a little boring.  And the crocodile’s tune is both fun and catchy.

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Carving a Tinkerbell pumpkin

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At my place of work, we had to carve a pumpkin – and we decided to do Tinkerbell!  I’m super pleased with how it came out, and I wanted to share with you just how we did it.  We followed some of the instructions from this website, which I highly recommend you check out.

Materials

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Here’s what we used:

  • Pumpkin
  • Carving tools/knife
  • Tinkerbell outline
  • drill

Directions:

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Giveaway! Runner’s Guide: Milestone Sports Jewelry

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If you’re a proud Disney runner, you might want a subtle way to show off your passion even when you’re not running or in a Disney park.  For some truly gorgeous Princess themed running jewelry, make sure you take a look at Milestone Sports Jewelry.  They have lots of items in a variety of price ranges, so you can find something no matter what your budget or style.  They also have some apparel items and other accessories, but for this review I’m going to be focusing on their gorgeous jewelry.

They recently re-did their website, and it looks great!  Lots of stuff to choose from, easy to navigate – and the best part is that there’s a whole section of just their “princess collection.”

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Before I get to the items that I specifically reviewed, I want to talk about some of the other things on their site.  They have necklaces, bracelets, charms, and beads in the jewelry department.  Some are race specific, so you can show off a particular race you completed or a distance you ran, and some are more general Disney/Princess running themed items.  One of the things that I really love is the charms they have available.  When I was in high school I did theater, and my mom would get me a charm for my charm bracelet related to each show I had done.  I love the idea of doing something similar for running – having a charm bracelet and getting a charm for each big race you complete!  For instance, the Princess slipper charm would be perfect for the Glass Slipper Challenge.  And I could get the wine bottle charm for the Run the Vineyards race I just completed last month 😉

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