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Disney Days 2

Philippe!
Philippe!

Since I missed Movie Quote Monday this week, I had a hankering for some lovely Disney pictures.  And what better place to go for those than to my Photographer Friend!

Trust in me...
Trust in me…
...too much trust.
…too much trust.
I was there the day this was taken! I was not brave enough to climb up to the cave, though. It was high, and I was getting married in three days, so I was avoiding injury.
I was there the day this was taken!  Scar was a little cranky we bothered him. 
Ooh de laly!
Ooh de laly!
"Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow!" "I don't have a cow!"
“Dishonor on you, dishonor on your cow!”
“I don’t have a cow!”
Look at the reflection in the pendulum. XD
Look at the reflection in the pendulum. XD
Two kinds of street rats
Two kinds of street rats

My Photographer also has some non-Disney photos… I know, not exactly “Disney housewife-y,” but trust me, you’ll like these.

Let me be your wings..
Let me be your wings..
Toothless!
Toothless!

Link to my original post with more of this photographer’s work here.

Happy Disney Days!

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The Catholic Housewife

40 Days of Doing

Fat Tuesday is behind us, Ash Wednesday and its new hashtag #ashtag have passed, and we are now fully in Lent.  Maybe you’ve decided to give something up for Lent.  It’s only 40 days, right?

That’s not so long to go without desserts. (Back in my gluten-eating days, I did this right before my mom’s Girl Scout cookie order came in.  Worst.  Decision.  Ever.)

Or without soda.  (Also did this.  And as a result, I now rarely drink soda, so it’s not worth giving up.  It’s not really a sacrifice for me anymore.)

Or Facebook.  (Haha.  Hahahahaha!   Kudos to those of you who can do this.  I am far too long distance from almost everyone I know to give this one up.  Since I actually use facebook to keep in touch, communicate, and belong to active groups, this is NOT going to happen.)

As a Catholic, I grew up in a home where giving something up for Lent was pretty normal from the time I was about seven or eight.  In addition to fasting on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, I’d abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays as well.

Seafood was okay.  OMNOMNOM!
Seafood was okay. OMNOMNOM!

By the time I was a teenager, my family had finally discovered most of my sister’s allergies, so our weekly Lenten runs to Captain D’s were no more.  Luckily, I had a car and could get it myself, most days.

This probably wasn't a real sacrifice.  I wanted to eat here every day.
This probably wasn’t a real sacrifice. I wanted to eat here every day.

Then I went to college, and things changed again.  Especially since I was the only Catholic student at a small Southern Baptist college.  My closest friends knew that I was Catholic, and that I went to Mass at the only Catholic church in town (30 minute drive one way!).  I never stopped going to Mass in college, but I didn’t do anything to show that my faith was anything other than nondenominational Christianity.  So for Lent, I decided to really challenge myself.

Instead of giving something up, I decided to DO something.   Continue reading “40 Days of Doing”

Art, Husband, The Geeky Housewife

Star Wars Cameos and a Late Valentine

In my first year of housewife-ing, I have learned a lot about how things really go when you are an adult setting up your first home.  I’m pretty sure that when I was a child, I just thought those pictures had always lived on Mom’s walls.  Of course she didn’t spend months without anything hanging there, and no way did she take two or three days to actually decide on the layout, do the measuring, and finally put a nail (or two) in the wall!
(Actually, it’s my mother.  So she probably did do these things in one day within the first week of moving.  She’s got some weird but cool superpower for decorating and getting house-things done.)

Now that my husband and I have been settled in one spot for several months, the boxes are finally starting to disappear.  A little more slowly than I’d like, but hey, disappearing boxes is a good thing, no matter how long it takes!  As we unpacked photos, empty frames that needed photos, and a few pieces of artwork, I made hanging two special paintings my top priority.

Star Wars Cameo 1 Star Wars Cameo 2

These Princess Leia and Han Solo cameos were painted by one of my best friends, and maid of honor, as a wedding shower gift to my husband and myself!  She is a fantastic artist, and I’m lucky to now own a total of three pieces of her art.  (I had another, a portrait of myself, which my mother commandeered.)  We were super excited to receive these gifts, not only because my friend loved us enough to do this, but because of the backstory to why she painted these for us, in particular.

You see, my husband didn’t say “I love you” until the moment before he proposed.

Continue reading “Star Wars Cameos and a Late Valentine”

Art

Humanized Disney Animal Characters

As I was perusing the internet for pictures of my favorite Disney characters for the 30 day challenge, I came across some impressive Disney drawings that portray classic animated Disney characters as humans.  The artist is known as Chaico, and has an amazing gallery on Deviant Art of both Disney and non-Disney characters.  Here are some of my favorites, categorized by their movies.

Aladdin

The facial expressions and characteristics carry over perfectly.
The facial expressions and characteristics carry over perfectly.

Iago

Abu

Lady & the Tramp

Lady
Lady
& the Tramp
& the Tramp.
I always thought it was spelled Jaques...
I always thought it was spelled Jaques…

The Lion King

 

The face and mane are captured so well!
The face and mane are captured so well!

Nala

The Little Mermaid

Sebastian

Well, we knew what Ariel looked like...
Well, we knew what Ariel looked like…

Oliver & Company

 

The personalities are still intact, as are a lot of the facial features.
The personalities are still intact, as are a lot of the facial features.
Even the posturing is accurate.
Even the posturing is accurate.

Classic Characters

Gotta love the shape of the hair.
Gotta love the shape of the hair.

Minnie

I love Donald's eyes and lips. That's where you can see him.
I love Donald’s eyes and lips. That’s where you can see him.

Daisy

My husband's favorites. Rescue Rangers!
My husband’s favorites. Rescue Rangers!

Max Goofy

Now Pete's easy to see! Lookin' like a classy, old-time gangster.
Now Pete’s easy to see! Lookin’ like a classy, old-time gangster.

If you like the artist’s work, please check out their site here.