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Polka Dots and Pixie Dust Disney Vacation Travel Blog and Shop

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Welcome! We are Melanie & Rochelle.

Sisters. Disney Bloggers. Absolutely addicted to All Things Magical.

Founders of Polka Dots and Pixie Dust Disney Vacation Travel Blog and the Polka Dot Pixie Shop.

 

How it all started…

We had been going to Walt Disney World once a year for the last few years right around Halloween, which was cheaper thanks to the free Disney dining plan that usually pops up around that time, and thought- geez wouldn’t it be great if we could be here more. See, nothing feels like Disney. The energy of the place is literally joyful.

So, in 2014 we decided to just start travelling more. Easy Decision. Not necessarily easy to implement. We had to get really crafty and resourceful to make this work financially. We both have jobs and Melanie has a daughter, little G, who comes everywhere with us. We’re also part of a ginormous family so have loads of birthdays, and family obligations that also take up time.  Melanie and I have six brothers and sisters ( 8 kids in all) and were raised by a single mom. Being Italian, we still do family dinners on Sundays, make a huge deal out of big and small holidays and play board games, test recipes, talk loud and actually like being with family. So our lives are really really full.

But we knew that travel was something we needed to start making time for, because life shouldn’t just be lots of working and some weekends, so we made the decision to travel more, rearranged some priorities and what ended up happening was we somehow made it work! We’d take a little vacation here, a weekend there and Disney when we could.

Because we’re thrifty, resourceful and want to pack as much awesome as possible into these mini-vacations, we’d research A LOT! We’d know where the best coffee was, how to get to the prettiest waterfalls, and the hours of the best shops in town.

But reading a happy post about Yosemite and actually doing Yosemite are two different things. In Blog Land people rarely talk about the horrible parts of the vacation or that you should definitely just spring for the more expensive room without bugs. This isn’t specific to just travel. Seeing the cute DIY post on Mickey Ears written by someone who has sewn all their life is terribly unhelpful when you’re still trying to figure out the glue gun.

This is why we started this blog and our travel blog- daytrips and daydreams , because integrity is important and since some of you out there actually plan on trying that DIY project, recipe or vacation we’re talking about we want you to know the good and the bad so you’re ready to tackle it on your own.

While there will definitely be some bumps and bruises along the way we will do our best to show you what worked and what didn’t.

Start Here

Whether you’re getting ready for your First Disney Vacation or just one of the many Disney Vacations you and your family take. Here’s our Quick List of the things you should check out during your planning or daydreaming process.

1. Sign up for our Disney Vacation Blog and Shop newsletter.

We’ll share  quotes, our latest posts, our latest designs and any fun news we see about Disney on the horizon. We’ll only send a newsletter once a week so if you’re hungry for more, just follow us on our socials- all lined up in the sidebar and at the top of this page.

2. Follow us on our  Disney Vacation Instagram

Need a little happiness in your feed? We’ll share Disney pics from our vacations and beautiful photography, so you can pick your favorites to visit next time you vacation.

3. Follow us on our Disney Shop Instagram

Need Disney gear for your next Disney vacation? We release new designs all the time, so keep an eye on new stuff on our Shop Instagram. Follow for giveaways, insider info and more.

4. Follow us on our Disney Vacation Blog and Shop Pinterest 

Start pinning all your favorite restaurants, resorts, attractions, events and Disney outfits. We pin it all on our Pinterest page.

5. Check out our Disney Apparel and Accessories on Polka Dot Pixie Shop or visit us on Etsy.

We love designing stuff. All designs, colors and styles will  show up in our Polka Dot pixie Shop site first. Many items also offered on Etsy. Designs are switched out regularly and sometimes limited. We can also do light customization if you’re searching for family shirts with a year and family name just let us know.

6. Planning a Trip to Disney

Check out our posts with Disney Tips and all our Disney Planning page. You can also check all our sections on the blog for resorts, festivals and restaurants. Lots of planning tips here. If you have questions, just send us an email.

7. Going on a Disney Cruise

Check out our posts on Disney Cruising . This is new Disney territory for us so we’ll be adding content here slowly as we tackle more cruising!

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Want to know more about us?

Check out our personal bio pages if you’re curious.

Meet Melanie

Meet Rochelle

 

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Got a Question? Or Want to Collaborate?

Contact us if you need anything! Just email us at polkadotpixiedust (at) gmail (dot) com

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