Happy Wholidays from Grinchmas

I usually spend my days at Universal Studios, walking around Hogsmeade or sipping butterbeer, sometimes I’ll add a little Jameson if I’m feeling extra. Of course, there is a special time of year that takes me away from my magical Hogwarts and into a whimsical world of Grinchmas.

Grinchmas take place at Universal Studios from December until early January. It transforms into a magical area with photo ops and a giant tree and stage area.

While there you can take photos with Max, the Grinch, and countless other citizens of Whoville.

Grinch trying to steal my ornament bag

Of course the citizens of Whoville are always ready for a selfie too

It was so much fun chatting with the Citizens, but the best part was taking some time to do some good.

Stop by the post office and send a post card. Your post card helps raise money for School on Wheels. Doing good for others is something to make your heart grow three times it’s size. I just love helping a good cause, especially when it’s a cause helping kids get supplies for school.

Now doing good for others makes a person hungry for a treat. Plenty of sweets to be had at Grinchmas, but I opted for a gingerbread hot chocolate. OMG it was like eating a gingerbread cookie. It’s was so good. Sorry Starbucks, but Universal Studios has you beat on this.

Drink your hot chocolate and watch a show on stage. There are performance throughout the day. I caught a performance of Martha May and The Who-Dolls. The performance was delightful, but I especially loved their amazing dress. Ummm can I get one in my size.

Though the ladies actually were more a fan of my ornament bag from Unique Vintage. It was a fun interaction.

I had a great time at Grinchmas and can’t wait till next year. Hope you check it out. I hope you all have very Happy 2019, even you Mr. Grinch.

Disneyland comes to Sherman Oaks with “That’s from Disneyland”



IMG_8669That’s from Disneyland is an amazing FREE pop exhibit by the Van Eaton Galleries open to the public featuring treasures and artifacts for all around the lands and hotel of Disneyland. The amazing memorabilia collection from Richard Kraft will be up for auction August 25 and 26, 2018. Yes, you can own a piece of Disneyland history for the right price, hope you’ve saved up your Disney Dollars. Of course even if you aren’t planning on purchasing anything you can still check out this amazing exhibit. Disclaimer you will have tons of photo opportunities so be prepared. I Disneybounded as a 50s Wendy Darling with a skirt I made and accessorized with a ballon pop corn bucket for a purse.

The Gallery is divided into lands just like Disneyland. Main Street U.S.A, Frontierland, Adventureland, Tomorrowland, New Orleans Square, and Fantasyland.

Mains Street, USA still has small town charm with old maps, window displays, and even a vehicle that once rode down the boulevard of the magic place.



Cruise on over to AdventureLands where you will find tropical shirts, Jungle Cruise Posters, and a singing Tiki Bird


Tame the west including some critters in Frontierland. canoes, posters, and some signs from Country Bear Playhouse can be seen.



Glide on over to New Orleans Square for some haunting and pirating. You’ll die over the photo ops there. Take some photos with the stretching portraits in the grave yards.


Blast off into Tomorowland with Rockets, People Mover, and fun memorabilia from the world of Tomorrow.


And if the future doesn’t look too bright, escape to Fanstasyland where elephants and ships Fly, the children of the world sing one song that means friendship, and everyone lives happily ever after.


And last but not least take some silly pictures with a sea creature before you head to check out the gift shop.


For more information about the exhibit you can check out thatsfromdisneyland.com or for more information regarding the auction check out vegalleries.com  

Let me know in the comments if you checked it out and your thoughts.