Finding Magic

Following my dreams ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨

Well it feels very strange writing this post as never in my wildest dreams did I believe that this would happen.

 I started Disneyfind back in May 2014, I was on maternity leave with James and he was such a well behaved baby that I found after the baby groups, swimming, baby sensory, baby song etc that I had a lot of time on my hands. It was just as Instagram’s popularity was increasing and I thought it would be a good place to share Disney products in one place.


You can see from my first few posts that I only had 12 likes and I didn’t really know what I was doing, but what I did realise quite early on was that I really enjoyed it. 

I don’t think I even told some my friends and family what I was doing for a year or so… I think I worried about what they would think. In fact, I remember when I did tell my group of friends and they burst out laughing. They thought I was crazy and couldn’t get their head around the fact that I was doing something like this for fun. The only person who seemed interested in what I was doing at that point was Gareth, he could see that I enjoyed it and he is such a lovely husband that I think he would encourage anything that makes me happy.

So, I kind of got into the swing of things and I think that as the page grew, so did my LOVE for Disneyfind and my love for all things Disney grew even bigger and look where I am now. 

I can’t believe that this was the first post that I made as it pretty much sums up what the page means to me. 


Now look where I am

Wow 😳 

I can’t quite believe how my page has grown.  I can’t believe that there are so many like minded people in the world, adults who love Disney as much as me – who would have thought? 

I can’t believe how genuinely lovely almost every single person I have interacted with on Disneyfind is to me. This is what shocks me more than anything! I see so much on other posts or in the media about negativity and bad attitudes but I can honestly say I have only had one incident that I would say I found upsetting. Nearly every single person that I have come across has been kind, supportive and that means so much to me. As this is something that is so important to me on a personal level. I mean social media should be a place where people feel safe and valued. I want my page to create a culture of kindness as that is what I would expect if I were to meet any of you in real life. 

Yeah, so thank you guys! Thank you for following me, thanks for the likes and comments, thank you for messaging me or tagging me in your photos. I know I don’t always respond and I feel terrible for that but it is not because I am rude ( I’m really not!) it’s just that I am juggling Disneyfind at times with a full time job as well as having a family so doing all of the regular stuff, dealing with teenage angst, changing nappies, feeding them all!, washing, cleaning ( well Gareth cleans most of the time) but I am sure that you get the picture. I feel like I have been really juggling my life for the last three years. 

So, a few weeks ago I made a decision and I have handed in my notice at school. 

I am giving up my job! 

For those who don’t know my background, I have worked at a High School in Newcastle for 12 years as a Head of Year and in a different role more recently. I can’t begin to explain to you how much I have loved working with young people over these past 12 years. I was only 23 when I started at the school and I have grown so much in both confidence and experience over the years. I will never forget the young people that I have helped and cared for throughout my time at the school. I am one of those people who puts everything into their job and even when I went home in the evening that didn’t stop me worrying about the students. I feel privileged to have been given such a responsible role and I hope that they feel I have helped them as much as I could. 

So there are two reasons why I am giving up my job.  As much as I love my job, my passion is Disneyfind and I have decided to put my heart and soul into it and pursue it as a full time job.


 The second reason is that working in a school can be very tough on a family. When Aoife was a little girl I missed out on lots of things that I would have loved to see, school plays, sports days, assemblies, as I had no choice. I was a single mam who had to work to pay the rent on our little council flat that I would eventually buy ( I was so proud that I managed to achieve this) I worked so that we could survive as at that point in my life Aoife and I only had each other. So now that I am older and in a far different position, I want to be there for my family as much as I can, without feeling guilty at school, Disneyfind allows me to do this. It gives me the flexibility to work but also and more importantly to put my family first. 


I don’t know how it will work or if I will make a success of it but you never know unless you try and do you know what? I am going to try. 

I have been very lucky to have built up a working relationship with a number of brands over the last year or so and and this is part of the reason why I have made this decision . I am particularly proud to be continuing my partnership with Disney Store. Can I just say that they have been amazing towards me and I value any interaction I have with them. 

I just know that if I don’t try to make a go of it then it might be something that I regret! I also sent some wonderful gifts from companies and I am such a big fan myself that I get so excited about this. I particularly love the handmade gifts that I am sent and I love to promote small businesses and to see the love that goes into creating their products .  

I have so many amazing things going on in my life at the minute and I am sure that there will be times when I regret or question my decision but you just have to take the leap sometimes. 


Gareth and I have just celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary and over the  next few weeks I am visiting Disneyland Paris, preparing for Christmas and attending a few amazing events. I am also going to visit my brother in San Francisco ( he bought me tickets!) So I am definitely on a high at the minute and I just hope that this is something that will continue. 

So wish me luck and I hope that my journey continues with the support of all of you lovely people and my close family and friends! It also means that I will be able to reply to your messages or like your pictures so please continue sending them. I will have more time to Disneyfind and think of other creative ways to share my passion with you all. 

In the words of Walt himself and from the first post I ever made – All of your dreams come true if you have the courage to pursue them! 

So yeah dreams – I am coming for you…

Love Roisin 🌟💫✨

 If you are looking for a MAGICAL Christmas decoration there is only one place to go ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨

So each year I treat myself to three or four of the hanging decorations from Disney Store and I know before you say it – they are quite expensive. BUT – they are just so pretty and are certainly something that will last for a long time! 


I also love that they capture some scenes or characters from Disney films that you just can’t get any other merchandise for, like the UP one that I bought this year or the Robin Hood that I bought last year. 


Here I have shared some of my favourites with you all but you really should pop over to the Disney Store website to see the full collection before they go! Find them here 
EDNA MODE – isn’t she FABULOUS?


THE RESCUERS 

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Some of our favourites


THE DOOR knob from Alice in Wonderland 


PASCAL and he lights up 😬 


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The BEAUTIFUL Ariel 


LOVELY Mary Poppins

I also love this little collection of iconic props from our favourite films! 


The “Enchanted Rose” 

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BEAST IN THE BATH


There are so many though so you NEED to take a look at the website. 

You can also get all of our favourite princesses too! 


They are priced between £11.99 and £14.99 but they are certainly something that you could treasure forever and I even use some of mine all year round! You can get 15% OFF using the code DISNEYFIND till the end of today!  Find full collection here Disney Christmas

I hope you all have a magical Christmas !

Love Roisin 🌟💫✨

OH BOY – you are going to LOVE the Mickey and Minnie home collection at Primark ðŸ­

So I am sure you haven’t a missed the FABULOUS Disney homeware ranges that have been released by Primark over the last year. We have already been lucky enough to see Bambi, The Little Mermaid, Winnie the Pooh, Jungle Book and now my all time favourite Mickey and Minnie. 

I mean come on! It’s where is all started isn’t it? Who would have though all of these years later ( he turns 90 next year! ) that the same little Mouse would still be loved by so many people all over the world. So yes, the Mickey and Minnie home collection has arrived and it is pretty awesome. Primark keep adding little pieces and they just seem to get better and better! 

Here is what you can find in stores or my house…. ha ha! 

Mickey and Minnie mug £5 each



Mickey cushion and throw £4 and £6
 

And I actually used these to create my own Disney sofa 🐭 

Mickey coffee Mug £4


Mickey Dreamcatcher £5 



Mickey “write on me” Lightbox – £12 


Mini Mickey and Minnie lights – £5 each 


Hanging Sign £2


It’s all so lovely isn’t it? I mean I know I am Disney crazy and do go to extremes but this range is so tasteful, all greys and traditional Mickey and Minnie pieces that would just add a little magic to any home. 

I also have heard that we should be getting some bedding soon but so far that hasn’t arrived in the UK! Here is a peek at some taken by Emily from London Disney at the Val D’Europe Primark store. 


So go on and pop down to your local Primark and pick up some Mickey and Minnie pieces to make your home that little more magical! I just hope they add more…. 

Love Roisin ❤️

Calling all MERMAIDS – have you seen the treasure you can find on ASOS? 20% OFF today ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨

So you’ve got gadgets and gizmos a plenty? But have you got a mermaid pen? Or a mermaid tape dispenser? Well if your mermaid collection is not yet complete you need to have a look at what wonders can be found on ASOS and it’s 20% OFF for today only ( it finishes at 8am for any of you late night shoppers…..) 

There are treasures galore on ASOS and if you love all things magical then you might like some of this collection. Find it all here ➡️ ASOS Mermaid collection

Mermaid trinket dish 


Mermaid tape dispenser 


Mermaid colour changing mug 


Mermaid Pens


Set of four MERMAID lunch box 


Mermaid pencil case 


Isn’t it all so gorgeous? Remember that you can get 20% OFF for today only too! Find the offer here – ASOS Memaid  ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨

Keep magical 

Roisin 🌟💫✨

Have you seen the Disney collection at ASOS – and you can get 20% OFF today ðŸŒŸðŸ’«âœ¨

Calling all DISNEY lovers – here is a little Halloween treat for you all that I just had to share. For today only you can get 20% of EVERYTHING on ASOS and guess what they have LOADS of amazing Disney products – EEK I know ✨

So before the clock strikes midnight and this magical offer from ASOS disappears, make sure you make the most of it and buy any bits you need or want. Then you have extra money for more Disney goodies 😬

So what have they got? There’s loads of cute pieces but I will share my favourite pieces here. To see everything pop over to ASOS ASOS Disney
Gorgeous Mickey Mouse pyjamas 


PRETTY Tinkerbell mug 



Mickey headband – perfect for make up 


Danielle Nicole bags 

Have you heard about the Danielle Nicole collection? The bags are so pretty and so stylish too – I own a few but Dopey is next on my list! What an amazing opportunity to get 20% OFF 

Princess party prop set 

If you want to add a little Disney magic to a party then this Princess prop set is a must have! 


There is also a range of Beauty and the Beast goodies! 



And not forgetting Chip and this version is SUPER CUTE! 


And I’m not forgetting the BOYS and we all know that they are keen Disney lovers too! There are so many Mickey tees and sweaters! Here are my favourites 🌟💫✨



And LOOK at the selection of Christmas pieces! 


So if you want to grab a piece from the MAGICAL Disney collection at ASOS with 20% OFF for today only then have a little peek here ASOS Disney and use the code OCTOBER ✨✨✨✨ 

Keep magical guys 

Love Roisin 🌟💫✨

 

Do you know a Grinch who would LOVE this collection ðŸ’š

We all know a Grinch don’t we? And even if we LOVE Christmas, The Grinch is one of those movies that you just have to watch at during the festive period. 

Primark have introduced the cutest Grinch collection for men and women that could melt the meanest of hearts, you could even imagine all of Whoville popping out to their local Primark to get their hands on this cute collection. 

So far in store, I have found, a boxed pyjamas set £12 

A cute little nightshirt £5 


Men’s pyjamas set £10 

The most adorable Grinch slippers £4

And my favourite from the collection – this lovely Grinch dressing gown £16 


Grinch wrapping paper £1.50 a roll 


So if you know a Grinch or LOVE the Grinch then pop down to your local Primark to see the full collection 💚

Let the Grinch steal your heart instead of Christmas this year!

Keep magical 

Roisin 🌟💫✨

How to see Olaf’s Frozen Adventure in UK cinemas this Christmas

If you were wondering how to see the NEW movie short Olaf’s Frozen Adventure then you need to read this blog post!

If you can’t get enough of our friends from Arendale and want another dose of Frozen fun then you have the chance to see this film short in November of this year.

Olaf’s Frozen Adventure will be shown in UK cinemas on 25th and 26th November with everyones favourite FROZEN! Yes toy heard me right….. FROZEN is back in UK cinemas… Could there be anything more magical than singing along to LET IT GO and Do you want to build a snowman on the big screen? I think not!

The special screening will be shown in Cineworld, Odeon , Vue, Showcase, Everyman, Picturehouse, Curzon and Empire….. Ok – how do I  book tickets and who wants to come with me?