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Disney Housewife gets a makeover!

Pic: My boy and his dog.

Quick post today, y’all!

You may have noticed that not only has the title and layout of the blog has changed, but also the web address!

Why The Merry Mousewife?

“Mouse” is for two things: it’s in honor of Mickey Mouse (or as my son likes to say, “Mi-Mouse!), still sounds like “housewife” (since that’s my primary job that I love), and also reminds me of the Churchmice from Robin Hood.  Much of my growing up years were spent at church as both parishioner and as a musician, including many Holy Weeks where I would be at church every day, often more than once! My faith is still important in my life today, and a huge part of who I am, and I wanted to find a way to honor that as well.

So there you have it: Mickey, being a housewife, and my faith all came together to form this revamped blog.  I think the change will help me open up a new world of writing for myself, and I hope you enjoy!

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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!

Quickie Post

Quickie Post: Once Upon A Time

So I just finished the latest season of Once Upon a Time, and I have to say, it went far beyond my expectations.  I thought Frozen would be ridiculous, but it actually worked!  Ahh, the soothing feeling of epically-sized plot-holes being filled… Nothing soothes my geeky heart more.

I mean, talk about spot on casting.

Hans, we hate you.  But we love to hate you. So we hate it when you aren't there to hate...  What I'm trying to say is, it's good to see you again! Now go away.
Hans, we hate you. But we love to hate you. So we hate it when you aren’t there to hate… What I’m trying to say is, it’s good to see you again! Now go away.

Anna and Elsa looked pretty good, too!

Not every shot of them was as perfect as Hans, but they were darn good! Especially their habits.  Every time Anna rambled, it just made me happy.  Almost as happy as that perfect Elsa smile.
Not every shot of them was as perfect as Hans, but they were darn good! Especially their habits. Every time Anna rambled, it just made me happy. Almost as happy as that perfect Elsa smile.

And of course, Kristoff.

If only the girls hadn't convinced you to chop off your hair for the wedding.  That's the reason I liked Sven a little better than you. Sven was perfect.
If only the girls hadn’t convinced you to chop off your hair for the wedding. That’s the reason I liked Sven a little better than you. Sven was perfect.

And I have to say, while I loved these moments…

Yay!  But this compromises morals... but they're so good together... but it's so wrong...  So this is what 'shipping' feels like...
Yay! But this compromises morals… but they’re so good together… but it’s so wrong… So this is what ‘shipping’ feels like…

…I am really happy that they forced Robin to do the right thing.

Also, new favorite side character.  Because dammit, Rumple, I despise you now.
Also, new favorite side character. Because dammit, Rumple, I despise you now.

I have to add that I love Regina, and it was heartwarming to see her happy for a little while.

Not to mention that hilarious drinking scene with Emma. I lol'd.
Not to mention that hilarious ‘drinking buddy’ scene with Emma.

And last but not least, THIS.

CAPTAIN SWAN LIVES ON!
CAPTAIN SWAN LIVES ON!

I am so happy these two are still together!

(I mean, dear God, Belle, could you have cut it any closer?!?!?!  We Captain Swan shippers nearly died.)

 Killian has absolutely become my favorite character in the entire series.  I love his backstory. He is wonderfully complex, would do anything for Emma, and even got her father’s approval.

He is also one of the characters where, when he says something, I believe every word.  Definitely the best acting out of the cast, right above Rumple and Regina.

Now I can’t wait for next season!  I must say, I spied the perfect Cruella in the last episode.  I hope they do a lot with her.  (Though, isn’t she supposed to be from London? In our world/realm?)

30 Day Challenge

What makes it a ‘Classic?’ – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 16

Today begs the unavoidable questions: what makes a Disney movie “Classic”?

Is it the older form of animation, all done by hand?

Or perhaps it requires it to be a musical, with at least three or four big numbers.

Must it be a princess movie, or can the dudes and families rule, too?

Left without a clear idea, I turned to one of my trusted sources:

Wikipedia.

No, really, it’s rather reliable when it comes to films and fandoms.  Trust me, if you post something incorrectly Continue reading “What makes it a ‘Classic?’ – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 16”

30 Day Challenge, Music

Favorite Love Song – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 11

At last!  A day of the challenge that is really easy.

Technically, I See the Light is a love song, but it is also about finding a dream.  And since it is my favorite song in yesterday’s post, I’ve picked another love song that is just lovely.

Love Goes On-Robin Hood

I know what you’re thinking.  “Man, this girl really likes her obscure Disney!”

Which I do.

But this song has always been a favorite, and one that comes to mind whenever I think “Disney Love Song.”

Honorable mentions:

Bella Notte-Lady & the Tramp

So This Is Love-Cinderella

A Whole New World-Aladdin

Kiss the Girl-The Little Mermaid (only because I like to squack Scuttle’s part)

30 Day Challenge

Favorite Heroine & Favorite Prince – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Days 3-4

Sadly, I was not able to post day 3 of the Disney Challenge.  I was on the road all day to help out family, and didn’t get any time to post before I fell asleep way earlier than I meant to!

But now that I am back, without further ado, here is days 3 and 4 of the Disney 30 Day Challenge!

 Day 3: Your favorite heroine.  

I have to go with my childhood favorite:

Brave. Pretty. Paints with wind.
~Brave. Pretty. Paints with wind.~

Pocahontas

Hands down, my childhood favorite.  She risked everything to protect her love, her people, and her values.  

But I have a confession to make.

I think Mulan is much more deserving of being the best Disney heroine.

Tougher, willing to risk even her own life for honor and for her people, especially when told to back down.
Tough, willing to risk even her own life for honor and for her people, especially when told to back down.

Gaining the respect of an entire nation that believes women should be seen and not heard is amazing. Pocahontas didn’t break the mold of her people as much as Mulan did.  But, Pocahontas is my life-long favorite, so she wins the title of “Favorite Heroine.”

Day 4: Your favorite prince. 

Aladdin

Aladdin

Absolute favorite.  (I’m sorry, Flynn.  I love you, too.)  He’s adorable, protects others because it’s the right thing to do (remember those kids at the beginning of the movie?), and is brave.  Yeah he’s a thief, but so are a lot of good Disney guys.  He’s just keeping good company with Robin Hood and Flynn Rider.

Plus, he really loves Jasmine, in the I’d-do-anything-for-you kind of way.  He knew he couldn’t marry her, a princess, when Jafar sent him away.  He could have gone on to live his life anywhere after that.  But he came back, rescued Jasmine, defeated Jafar, and was ready to accept the fact that they couldn’t be together, sad as it was.  He is just an overall really good guy, minus the thief thing.

The only thing that could make him better?  Put the “Proud of Your Boy” song into the animated movie and re-release it.  I would pay big bucks to have that song in the movie!

Do you have a favorite heroine or prince?  (C’mon, everyone has a favorite Disney prince.  Don’t deny it.)  Leave a note and let me know!

 

 

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Favorite Character – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 1

So I was casually browsing blogs when I came upon a post that included this list: IMG_0962.PNG Since most of my writing time is now being taken up by National Novel Writing Month (click here for more info), I figure this will be a good way for me to keep good blogging habits between bigger posts. One thing to note is that some of these questions could be repetitive.  Look at the first three.  There is no reason a princess can’t be a heroine.  For the sake of this list and just keeping some variety, though, I will do my best to not repeat answers.  Also, I will keep princesses to the ones who actually wear fancy crowns.  (Sorry, Pocahontas.  You’ll get in my list, I promise.) So without further ado:

Disney challenge

Day 1: Favorite character

Of course, the hardest question is the first one.  At first, I thought this character might also be my favorite princess.

 But after giving it some thought (and getting the Smuggler’s opinion), I realized that I do have one character that I have loved since I was a little child, Continue reading “Favorite Character – 30 Day Disney Challenge: Day 1”