Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Things To Do While Under Quarantine: A Compilation of My Ideas

It's hard to believe, but we've almost gotten through another month.  I was afraid that April would drag on forever like March did, but it actually didn't for me.  I kept myself very busy this month, often feeling like there wasn't enough time in the day for me to accomplish my tasks.  I feel like Rapunzel trying to do many things at the same time- blog posts, cleaning, working on mouse ears, working on new products, working on other business stuff, taking classes, doing crafts, working on house projects and taking time to relax.  Now I know why she kept herself so busy while locked up in her tower!

One of the things that kept me most busy was working on my blog.  Writing posts has been therapeutic for me during this scary time.  (You can tell from the amount of posts I have for the second half of March and all of April!)  The most time consuming blog posts were my Things To Do While Under Quarantine series.  I won't lie, I spent hours researching and finding links to share.  But, I am so proud of the final result!

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I've enjoyed sharing all of these ideas with you these past few days!  I wanted to wrap the series up with one final post with a link to all of my other posts in the series.  Today is Tangled Tuesday and I thought it was only fit to post the recap of all my quarantine activities today in honor of it.  The irony of Rapunzel being the Lost Princess of the Kingdom of Corona- who is locked up away from the world in a tower and spends lots of time doing various activities to pass the time- is not lost on me... so let's embrace it.

Below are the links to all of the posts in my Things to While Under Quarantine blog series with ideas that I think even Rapunzel herself would be proud of:

A Compilation of My Things To Do While Under Quarantine Blog Posts

Things for Kids to Do While Under Quarantine

Things for Families to Do While Under Quarantine

Things for Teens & Adults to Do While Under Quarantine

Planning Your Next Disney Trip While Under Quarantine

Books to Read While Under Quarantine

YouTube Videos to Watch While Under Quarantine

Creative Things to Do While Under Quarantine

I really hope you've enjoyed these ideas and that they've inspired you!  I'm not sure how much longer we're going to be locked up in our towers "social distancing" but with all of these ideas, I certainly won't be bored anytime soon!  Take care friends!!!  °o°

Monday, April 27, 2020

Creative Things to Do While Under Quarantine

We've arrived at the last entry of my Things to Do While Under Quarantine series.  I've had a lot of fun sharing these ideas and I think I've saved the best post for last!  My creativity is one of the things I treasure the most about myself.  When I realized how long we'd be stuck at home, the first thing I thought of was all of the creative things I could do to pass the time.  Making, creating and designing were all my first impulses.

I took many of those ideas and made them into this post.  This particular list really inspires and excites me.  I'm also glad to have all of the ideas in one place to be able to reference years from now if I ever find myself in need of inspiration.  So, without further ado, here's my Creative Things to Do While Under Quarantine ideas.

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Creative Things to Do While Under Quarantine

House Decorating- The first thing I thought of was decorating our house.  Eliot and I have been hard at work trying to get our house organized and what better time to work on the house than when you're cooped up inside of it?  There are so many ways you can make little (or big) changes to update your house!  Here are a few ideas:

Redesign/Refresh a Room- If you really need a change, redesign or refresh an entire room.  A fresh coat of paint goes a long way; you could also completely redecorate it.

Design Your Dream Room- This is the perfect time to dream.  We have plenty of time to research and brainstorm.  Make a plan and then find a way to make it happen!

Make Home Decor- If you like being crafty, this is the perfect time to make some home decor.  I love making things and I'm currently working on making many different forms of artwork and decorations for our house to make it more magical.

Design a Gallery Wall- I am obsessed with gallery walls right now.  They are the perfect solution for having tons of artwork and/or photos and not much room to put them.  Right now, I'm working on collecting artwork for four different gallery walls in our open living room, dining room and kitchen area.

Make Plans for Holiday Decor- This is the perfect time to plan ahead for the holiday season.  The holidays are so busy to begin with... why not start planning for them now?

Plan/Design Your Garden- I'm so ready for spring and warmer weather!  We're slowly getting there and this is the perfect time to plan for a flower or vegetable garden.  If you live in a warmer climate, start planting your garden now!

Plan/Design Your Dream Garden- If you aren't sure where to begin with gardening, this is a great chance to design your dream garden.  I have a dream garden in my mind and I really need to make a plan for it to become a reality someday!

Make a Fairy Garden- If you don't have much space for a garden, make a small fairy garden instead!  I've seen fairy gardens both indoors and outside.  Or, if you don't have a green thumb, add some faux vegetation to your house to get a similar effect.  I love my Tinker Bell Fairy Garden Lantern that I made a few years ago.  I'm also planning to make a few more for other rooms in our house!

Imagineering- The next thing I thought of was Imagineering, designing theme parks and learning more.  Designing for Disney has always been a dream of mine, and that dream has become a passion.  This is the perfect time to learn more about it:

Disney Imagineering in a Box- I had a lot of friends share this post back when we were all first were starting quarantine.  Disney has a free online program called 
Disney Imagineering in a Box where you can learn more about Imagineering.  There are 32 videos where Imagineers share how they use their skills.  The courses also include interactive exercises and hands-on components as well.

Theme Park Design Class- I've already mentioned this a few times, but I'm really excited about my Theme Park Design class on uDemy.  If you want to learn more about Imagineering, why not take an online class about it?

Imagineering Series on Disney+ - There's also the Imagineering Series on Disney+ if you want a less interactive experience.  The 6 part series tells the story of Walt Disney and how all of the Disney theme parks came to be.  (Eliot and I loved watching it!)

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Create An Outfit- Another idea that I had was to create an outfit for an individual, couple, family or group.  There are many different occasions where you can go above and beyond your usual attire.  Whether you want to design and create something from the bottom up, or you just want to curate pieces to create your vision, now is a great time to do it.  Here are a few events you could start planning your outfits for:

Dapper Day- Dapper Day is all about dressing to impress and many guests spend a lot of time preparing their outfits.  My favorites are always from individuals, couples, families, or groups who really took the time to plan their outfits out.  Use this time to brainstorm, research, and start planning ahead for your next Dapper Day.

D23 Expo- The D23 Expo is a giant Disney fan convention that only happens every other year here in the United States.  Disney fans go above and beyond to create amazing outfits and costumes to wear to it.  In fact, there's even a fashion show you can apply to be in.  One of my favorite parts of the D23 Expo are all the outfits and costumes.  This is the perfect time to start planning your outfit(s) for the 2021 event.

Disneybounding- If big events aren't really your thing, then you can still create some awesome DIsneybound outfits for your next trip to the parks, or even your next trip anywhere!  Use this time to go through your closet and take inventory of what you have. Then, you'll know what staples you need to create outfits!  Don't forget that you can always use Instagram or Pinterest for inspiration!

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party- This is the only time the Disney theme parks officially allow adults to dress up in full costumes.  I usually skip the full costume and opt for something that's easy to walk around in, but if costumes are your jam, this is a great time to plan your outfit out for yourself, your family or your group!

Special Occasion- Another fun option is to create an outfit for a personal special occasion- whether it's happening in the parks or at home.  I've really enjoyed making special outfits to wear for my birthday.  I wore a special outfit to the Magic Kingdom when I was finally able to celebrate my birthday at the parks.  I also had fun making a special DIsneybound outfit for another birthday celebration at home!

Design Your Own- My last idea consists of ideas to Design Your Own... whatever you can dream of.  When I came up with this idea, I had a giant "paragraph" of ideas all grouped together.  Instead of grouping it as one section, I've split all of my ideas into categories that you could further separate into sub-categories if you want.  Buckle in, there are a lot of ideas about to come at you in three, two, one... blast off!!!

DESIGN YOUR OWN THEME PARK- Design your own Theme Park or Ride. Sketch a Restaurant or Quick Service Restaurant. Create your own Theater Show, Nighttime Show, or Parade Float. Design your dream Castle. Make a Rollercoaster. Design an Aquarium, Jungle, Desert, or Enchanted Forest.

DESIGN YOUR OWN RESORT- Design your dream Disney Resort. Create a Hotel Room design. Draw a Pool, Restaurant, Bar or Playground.

DESIGN YOUR OWN CRUISE EXPERIENCE- Design a Cruise Ship. Create different Theater Sets. Design your dream Tropical Island Retreat. Make a Restaurant or Bar.

DESIGN YOUR OWN CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES-  Draw your own Princess Gown, Tiara, Purse or Shoes. Create a Super Hero Costume. Design accessories like a Scarf, Loungefly Mini Backpack, or Harvey’s Bag. Draw your dream Spirit Jersey. Create your own Jewelry designs. Sketch T-Shirts. Create your own Mouse Ears. Design a Disney Sports Jersey.

DESIGN YOUR OWN CHARACTERS- Design you own characters like a Princess, Prince, Hero, Villain, Disney Sidekick or Droid.

DESIGN YOUR OWN SCHOOL STUFF- Decorate a Disney themed Graduation Cap. Design your dream Prom Dress, Accessories, and Corsage. Design a Backpack and Lunch Box. Decorate your Locker.

DESIGN YOUR OWN WEDDING- Design your Dream Wedding or Vow Renewal. Create your Wedding Dress. Sketch a Cake, Jewelry, Shoes or Invitations. Design Reception or Ceremony Decor. Design your Bridesmaids and Flower Girl Dresses.

DESIGN YOUR OWN FOOD- Create your dream Disney Snack. Make a Cookie, Cake, Cupcake, Milkshake or Ice Cream Sundae based off a character or ride.

DESIGN YOUR OWN HOUSE- Design your own Garden. Design your dream Disney Bedroom. Create an entire Disney House. Sketch a Bedding Set. Design a Fish Tank, Playhouse, Doll House or Pool.

DESIGN YOUR OWN BEAUTY PRODUCTS- Create your own Make Up, Lipstick or Eyeshadow Palettes.  Design a Perfume Bottle.  Sketch out Nail Art ideas.

DESIGN YOUR OWN COSTUMES- Design a Halloween Costume for your Family or Pets. Create a Parade Costume, Ice Show Costume or Theater Costume.

DESIGN YOUR OWN "OTHER STUFF"- Design a Plush Toy. Create your own Board Game.  Write a Movie or Theater Script. Write a Novel, Poem or Song. Make your own Newsletter. Start a Magazine. Compose Music. Create a Painting. Design and create whatever comes to mind.  Be free to brainstorm the possibilities...

Wow... that was a lot of creativity, ideas and brainstorming in one post!  I have to admit, while I was writing this post I was really inspired to create.  I saved this for last not only because I thought it was the best of my posts, but because I wanted to wait until the very last minute in case I thought of something else to add!  (I've been adding a bunch of things as I've thought of them over these past few weeks.)  I'm really proud of the final result!  I hope this list inspires you to try something new and creative!  °o°

Sunday, April 26, 2020

YouTube Videos to Watch While Under Quarantine

After a couple of days off, I'm back with my last posts in my Things to Do While Under Quarantine blog series.  Today, we're expanding on another specific topic: YouTube videos.  You could spend hours, days, weeks watching videos on YouTube.  If you're anything like Eliot and me, it's a dangerous game to start watching a video- since one usually turns into two, two quickly turns into three and so on.

However, right now watching videos online is a good distraction from reality.  I haven't been on YouTube too much lately, but if I wanted to dive into some videos, I have a good idea of where to start.  Here are some ideas of Disney themed videos to watch.

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YouTube Videos to Watch While Under Quarantine

Draw Disney Characters- I've mentioned this in one of my other posts, but there are tons of videos on how to draw Disney characters.  (This is one of my favorite things to do at the parks!)  You can find so many videos on YouTube.  Disney Parks posts a lot of them, but you can also find videos of other artists drawing characters.

Disney Karaoke Videos- I also mentioned this before, but I thought I'd reiterate it here as well.  If you're looking for a fun family activity, search for "Disney karaoke songs with lyrics" on YouTube and you'll find hours of entertainment!

Disney Attraction Videos- This has been the most popular idea to keep the magic alive while we're all stuck at home.  You can watch so many ride, show and parade videos on YouTube.  If you want to do it in an organized way, try separating them by theme park or even by each section of the parks.  Or, you could simply end your day by watching some fireworks or a nighttime parade.  (Sometimes, Eliot and I watch a video of Happily Ever After before bed and it always makes me really happy.)  Plus, you can also watch videos from parks that you've never been to.  We have watched a few videos from Shanghai and Tokyo.  I love seeing what rides and shows the other Disney parks have to offer!  To find Disney attraction videos, just search for whatever ride you're interested in watching.  Then, sit back and enjoy!!!

Disney "Vlogger" & "YouTuber" Channels- If you're really missing the parks, there are so many vlog (video blog) videos you can watch on YouTube!  I haven't really gotten into this, but I've enjoyed the few videos I have watched.  You can search for "Disney vlog" on YouTube to find them.  You can also search for "Disney Youtuber" and you'll find list after list of popular "Disney Youtubers" or people who post Disney videos.

Official Disney YouTube Channels- There are so many official Disney YouTube channels that have hours of videos to watch.  Some of them include: Disney Parks, Disney, Disney On Ice, Mickey Mouse, Disney Princess, Disney Channel, Pixar and DisneyMusicVEVO.  And there are a ton more!  If you start by searching on these official Disney channels, you'll see other recommended channels that you might be interested in as well.  The possibilities are almost endless.

Disney Food Videos- It's no secret that I love Disney treats.  Some of my favorite videos are of cast members making the Disney foods we all know and love.  Right about now, I could really use a Disney Candy Apple, but since I can't have one from the parks, I'll have to settle for watching a video on how to make Mickey and Minnie candy apples at home.  There are also videos on making marshmallow sticks, cake pops and more!!!  To find them, search for whatever sweet treat you're thinking of!

I hope you enjoyed these ideas!  These suggestions are only a small sampling of the Disney themed videos you can find on YouTube.  I personally enjoy craft tutorials the most and there are a ton of Disney projects on there.  Just make sure to set an alarm or something so you don't forget to eat, let the dog out, make dinner, etc.  It's really easy to get sucked in and to completely lose track of time!  Been there, done that!  °o°

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Very Merry Quarantime

It's time for another fun break from reality!  After celebrating "Quarantine-O-Ween" last month, I vowed that I'd celebrate more fake holidays if this kept going.  It only took me about 2 seconds to decide to celebrate my absolute favorite holiday when we reached the 25th of April and here we are!!!  I've taken a leaf from the "Very Merrytime" Disney Cruises and have dubbed my little holiday "Very Merry Quarantime".

As you know, I'm a huge fan of the holidays.  I love any excuse to celebrate.  In March, I decided to celebrate Quarantine-O-Ween on the 31st after seeing a post on social media.  Afterward, I was 100% sold on celebrating more made up holidays if this kept going on long enough.  Christmas was at the top of my list so I decided that April 25th, I was doing it.  Plus, since it's Saturday, Eliot got roped into the celebration this time!

Usually, Christmas Eve celebrations consist of traditional things like reading The Night Before Christmas and setting cookies out for Santa.  For Very Merry Quarantime, I spent the night before curling up in bed and watching the Walt Disney World broadcast of Happily Ever After on their Facebook page.  (Watch on YouTube here.)

I had a really bad night of sleep.  (I've been having a rough time sleeping lately.)  I finally fell asleep around 2:30 am and was awake again right before 4:00 am.  I didn't fall back asleep until after 6:30 am.  Eliot and I finally woke up right after noon so at that point we were already behind in the day.  Instead of going all out like I originally planned to, we went about our day and decided to celebrate after dinnertime.

After eating dinner, we got into our Mickey and Minnie Christmas sweaters and took pictures with the Christmas tree.  Then, I took a few pictures with our Mickey and Minnie porch greeters.  Then, we watched Hallmark Christmas movies while enjoying the soft glow of our Christmas tree- which we never took down.  Actually, it's probably been up for a few years now... we just leave it up so we can enjoy it.

It was nice to take the night off and watch Christmas at Dollywood and Christmas Town.  We had both movies on the DVR from the two Christmas movie marathon weekends Hallmark did last month when quarantine just started.  (Like I mentioned before, Eliot and I are trying to watch all of the Hallmark movies now that we have an app to keep track of them.)  I especially enjoyed watching Christmas at Dollywood since Eliot and I went there for the first time last June!

Finally, my favorite part of today was putting my own Very Merry Quarantime spin on the classic carol We Wish You A Merry Christmas.  It's time for a singalong!!!  

We all have to social distance, We all have to social distance,
We all have to social distance, so we're staying right here!
Good tidings of joy, from our home to yours.
It's Very Merry Quarantime, so we're bringing you cheer!

I hope you enjoyed reading about our simple, little Christmas celebration.  If this keeps going into the next few months... I'll probably be doing a part 2 at some point!  Eliot and I hope you are well and we wish you a Very Merry Quarantime!!!  °o°

Friday, April 24, 2020

Fun Find: Magical Quarantine Memes (Part 5)

We survived another week and here we are...over  five weeks into this.  It's time for another round of my Magical Quarantine Memes series.  I really thought that I'd run out of memes by now, but I still have a bunch more.  As I mentioned in my Part 1, I've seen a lot of funny memes on Facebook while scrolling through my newsfeed.  These past few weeks have been rough on all of us, so I started to save the memes that made me laugh.  I wanted to have something to look back at that might make me smile after this is all over.  I decided to share them in an effort to bring a bit of joy to everyone.  

I've gotten a good response from Part 1Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4!  So here's Part 5!!!

Same Stitch, same.  Also, this is probably the most accurate thing I've seen.

Seriously, I'd like to cancel.  Can we get a 2020 re-do?

Sending love to our teachers... 

... and to the parents who are suddenly home schooling.

At least we have toilet paper now... right?

I still think the Disneyland cats are the real winners here.

Should have shared this right before Easter... but better late than never.

Pretty much.  To me, Disney being closed this long is the apocalypse.

"Other people... oooohhhhh!!!"

I really need to socially distance myself from the fridge.

This is all the latest rage.  Choose your house... I'd probably go with House 1, 4 or 5.

I truly feel this one deep in my bones.  "Bonjour, bonjour!"

I also feel this one in the depths of my soul.

This sounds like a ton of fun at this point.

Mother Gothel has a valid point... she was on trend long before the rest of us.

I've saved another one of my favorite memes for last.  Of course it's another song!!!  (I had this one stuck in my head for days after I celebrated Quarantine-O-Ween!!!) 

I hope you enjoyed this round of these magical memes.  I still have quite a few more of them saved so I'll post Part 6 of my Magical Quarantine Memes series next Friday!  In the meantime, take care of yourselves and enjoy your weekend everyone!  °o°

Please Note: I did not make any of these memes and I don't claim ownership of the photos or the jokes.  Most of them I've seen uncredited on Facebook from other people who have shared them.  I just wanted to put them all in one spot so we might try to find some humor in a dark time when we could use a smile.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Happy Earth Day

Today, I wanted to take a minute to celebrate an often overlooked holiday... Earth Day.

Every April 22nd, we celebrate planet Earth.  It's also a day to raise awareness on the negative impact mankind's actions have on our environment and planet.  It's a day to go out and do something to help make the world we live in a better place.

This is perhaps one of the most memorable Earth Days that we'll encounter during our lifetime.  Many people are currently stuck inside all over the world.  The desire to go out and enjoy nature and our natural surroundings has never been more desirable.

On top of that, Mother Earth hasn't been this "clean" in a long time.  The effect of all of us humans staying inside for a prolonged period has had a great impact on the levels of pollution across the planet.  The Venice canals appear to be clear again.  Cities that are always covered in smog suddenly have blue skies.  Animals have been spotted wandering around deserted city streets.  After the coronavirus crisis is over, we need to find ways to make some of these changes more sustainable for the long haul.

The first Disney movie that Eliot and I ever saw together in the movie theaters was Pixar's WALL-E.  The movie and it's message always stuck with me.  We need to do something to help our planet now.  Otherwise, someday humans and the Earth could end up with the same fate as the movie.  (That would be beyond devastating.)

Both Eliot and I try our best to do our part and one of the biggest things we always do is recycling.  Our town doesn't have a limit on the amount of trash bins you can have, so we have one trash bin that rarely has anything in it, and conversely, we have two large recycling bins that are almost always full.  I've been known to bring small things home from vacations just so I can recycle them.  Eliot and I also use recycled boxes and bubble wrap from his work to package all of our Happily Ever Hatter orders.

We also have reusable straws that Eliot's sister Elissa introduced us to.  (We use Final Straw, but there are many different types available.)  I leave my straw on my keychain so it's easy to bring with me.  When I need it, I take it out of it's container, unfold it and use it.  Then, I can wash it, let it dry and fold it right back up for next time.  To be totally honest, I don't always remember to use it, but I'm really trying to get into the habit.  The more we try to make a difference, the better the environment will be!

Finally, not only is it Earth Day, but today is also the 22nd birthday of Disney's Animal Kingdom.  The park first opened on Earth Day of 1998 and the entire theme park is based off of the natural environment and animal conservation.  I've always loved this about the Animal Kingdom.  I hope it makes more people aware of the effect we have on our environment and on all of the animals in it.  But for now, most of us will have to enjoy the Earth and all of nature's beauty from afar.

I hope someday soon we will be able to go back out into the world and enjoy all of the things Mother Nature has to offer us.  Hopefully, we will never again take any of it for granted.  I also hope it's not too longer before we can be back at Animal Kingdom enjoying all of the animal exhibits and walking around the beautiful park.

Our planet Earth is truly a gift, and one I hope everyone will do their part to preserve and protect it.  Happy Earth Day and Happy Birthday Animal Kingdom!!!  °o°

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Books to Read While Under Quarantine

It's time for the fifth installment in my Things to Do While Under Quarantine boredom busting blog series.  Today, I'm going into more detail of one of my ideas from a few of my previous posts.  I mentioned reading Disney books and I'm sure most people would think of children's books first.  However, there are a ton of Disney books out there.

Most of these books are geared toward teens and adults, but older kids and pre-teens might enjoy them too.  Some of these are books Eliot and I have personally read and enjoyed... and pretty much all of them are currently in my pile of books to read.

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Disney Books to Read While Under Quarantine

Disney Movie Art Books- Eliot and I absolutely love these books.  Disney has made art books of many of their movies- from both Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Studios.  Basically, the books are filled with concept art and designs.  I love this kind of stuff; these books are incredible if you love Disney movies and seeing how they come to life.  Each year, Eliot and I ask for a few for Christmas and we've got our own little collection started including: Frozen, Tangled, Moana, and Finding Nemo.  
If you search for "Disney the art of books" on Amazon, you'll find them available to purchase.

Imagineering Books- I absolutely love learning more about Imagineering.  One of the things that first brought Eliot and me together was our love of Imagineering.  I had a book about it and Eliot was really excited to come over and check it out.  If you search for "Imagineering books" on Amazon you'll find a few of them- most of which I have and love.  Another fun series are the field guides with information on each Disney theme park and land.  Be aware that these books are all from 2008-2014, so they won't have the newest attractions.  To find these, search for "Disney field guide" on Amazon.

Disney Leadership- I love learning more about how the Disney parks were created and I'm a big fan of books like this.  Not only are they educational, but they always inspire me too!  A few years ago, I got both "Dream It!  Do It!: My Half-Century Creating Disney's Magic Kingdoms" as well as "One Little Spark" by Marty Sklar.  I haven't had a chance to read all of them, but the parts I skimmed I really loved.  I'm also hoping to get and read "The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company" by Bob Iger.  (I've included links so it's easier to find them.)

Descendants- Eliot and I both love the Descendants movies on the Disney Channel.  I haven't read any of these yet, but I did start one and I enjoyed what I read.  These are geared towards older kids and teens, so they're a really quick read.  If you enjoyed the movies on tv, these are a great way to dive back into that world.  So far, there are four books and you can find them easily by searching for "descendants books" on Amazon.

Kingdom Keepers- This is a series of seven books by Ridley Pearson.  Eliot has read most of these and he loves them.  It's basically a series about five teenagers protecting the Walt Disney World theme parks from Disney Villains.  Like the Descendants books, these are more geared towards older kids and teens, but I know many adults who love them too!  Search for "Kingdom Keepers Ridley Pearson" on Amazon to find them!

Villains Series- If you're into the villains, then you might enjoy the Disney Villains book series by Serena Valentino.  The series has books for Ursula, Maleficent, Cruella deVil, Mother Gothel, the Evil Queen and more.  These are geared for teenagers, but adults seem to enjoy them too.  So far, there are seven books in the series.  You can find them by searching for "villains series" on Amazon.

Twisted Tales- These books are all "twisted" re-tellings of the fairy tales we all know and love.  It takes our favorite Disney stories and spins a different story.  So far, there are nine stories in the series.  I practically begged my parents for these books for Christmas two years ago.  Then, they bought me the entire first wave of the series.  I still need to get the new ones.  I haven't been able to read any of them yet, but I have friends who have that loved them.  These are what I want to read first... I can't wait to dive in!  You can find them by searching for "disney twisted tales" on Amazon.

I hope this list inspires you to broaden your horizons and read something new!  I'm hoping to get through all of these books at some point and now is the perfect time to pick one up and start!  If you read one of these, let me know what you think!!!  °o°