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tlcintheberry
04-11-2006, 03:16 PM
Everytime I go to walmart I am picking up stuff here and there for the trip. Travel size things, new VACATION clothes, new underwear, new socks. Anyone else spending a fortune on stuff??? I am about ready to pack. We leave Friday!!!!! I have everything in order, I think. The only thing I did not buy was the over the door shoe hanger to put stuff in. It was 12 bucks and I had already spent enough today. I thought they were cheaper than that.

Disney Crazy Debbie
04-11-2006, 03:20 PM
I wouldn't say I was overbuying but I am in a rock. I am dieting and have lost 40 pounds so far. My vacation is in August so how do I buy clothes? I ordered one of Disney's ladies bathing suits and still need to lose a little but it doesn't fit very well in the bust. I hate projecting my weight lose and what size I might be by August.

Disneydreaming6
04-11-2006, 04:40 PM
I always over buy. I found myself picking stuff up today and saying oh this will be great for my trip. My trip isn't until 9/30. so I put it back. I promised myself I would not over pack. bring 20 outfits for my ds4 when he'll only need 10. And lets not forget the 50lb weight limit for luggage. Now about the over the door shoe holder, do you have a dollar store near you. I saw them there.

Disney Crazy Diane... How did you loose the weight? I would like to loose 25 lbs but seem to be having a heck of a time doing it. Congrats on the weight you did loose.

katied
04-11-2006, 04:48 PM
I've already started buying things for my September trip - just little things I see at Wal-Mart. I figure if I spread the buying over 5 months, I won't notice the cost so much. Besides, it's much better to buy at home than to have to buy things at Disney. I started by DNeice and DNephew with 3 Disney t-shirts from Wal-Mart/Disney Store on the last trip, at a cost of about $5-$6 ea., and it sure cut down on souvineer spending (at least for clothes). I hope to do the same this trip, when I find good deals.

Luv4Mickey
04-11-2006, 05:03 PM
Disney Crazy Debbie-

Same thing here. We always buy a lot of things before, from clothing to toiletries, to even snacks that we put in a suitcase. THe DH is worse than any woman I know and usually has at least 2 outfits for each day! Crazy! I do pack extra for the youngest ones, but the rest I figure I can use the laundry if need be while they are in the pool or something.

Congrats on the weight loss! That is the hardest journey of my life. Lose 20 gain back 30. What is working for you? Whatever it is stick to it and good luck!! :banana:

daisyduck123
04-11-2006, 05:33 PM
I have been overbuying matching shirts for DH, DD11, DS8, & myself.

We already have enough matching Disney shirts for almost every day of our 9 day trip in May - -but on Sunday I ordered 2 more sets of matching t-shirts.

We're each getting the new Disney Logo t-shirts from Disneyshopping.com in the turquiose color & the lime color.

We plan to wear one of them in the pictures we're going to have taken in the Kodak lab in Epcot.

byoung
04-11-2006, 07:26 PM
Costs you more and more each day.

HappyLawyer
04-11-2006, 07:31 PM
hey, i say shop at the walmarts in fl they are so much better then the ones here where i live, i guess because they cater to tourists.

Disney Crazy Debbie
04-12-2006, 05:25 AM
I always over buy. I found myself picking stuff up today and saying oh this will be great for my trip. My trip isn't until 9/30. so I put it back. I promised myself I would not over pack. bring 20 outfits for my ds4 when he'll only need 10. And lets not forget the 50lb weight limit for luggage. Now about the over the door shoe holder, do you have a dollar store near you. I saw them there.

Disney Crazy Diane... How did you loose the weight? I would like to loose 25 lbs but seem to be having a heck of a time doing it. Congrats on the weight you did loose.

I decided to join Kristy Allie and do Jennie Craig. It works for me because it makes me looks like the "Freezer Queen." LOL. I had tried Weight Watchers before and lost a lot of weight but then preganency occurred and I haven't been the same since. Well, I decided I couldn't stand it any longer so I tried WW again but it just didn't click for me this time. I decided to try Jennie's and I love it. We are always on the go and I don't have to think about it too much. I started at the end of September and have lost 40 so far but I still want to lose about 80 pounds.

PoohGal05
04-12-2006, 05:34 AM
Overbuy, overpack! That's what we do! About a month before we leave, we start picking up stuff for the trip at places like Big Lot. I have already looking at clothes to buy. We pack enough clothes for 2 changes a day! Last year I took so many pairs of shoes, you would have thought that I was Imelda Marcos! CRAZINESS I tell ya! :lmao:

PRINCESSMOMX3
04-12-2006, 07:48 AM
I am doing the same thing. My trip is in Sept. I have bought two new strollers(pink umbrella ones princess: ), even though I have three strollers already. I have bought a new camcorder........nothing wrong with the old one. I have started buying me and the girls new clothes and bathing suits. Plus I plan to buy each of the two oldest girls thier own personal dvd players for the minivan ride. By the time I get through buying stuff I won't be able to afford the trip. All DH can say is " STOP THE MADNESS!!!". :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

momoflizandains
04-12-2006, 10:07 AM
What is the over the door thing for?

CinRell
04-12-2006, 10:17 AM
I wouldn't say I was overbuying but I am in a rock. I am dieting and have lost 40 pounds so far. My vacation is in August so how do I buy clothes? I ordered one of Disney's ladies bathing suits and still need to lose a little but it doesn't fit very well in the bust. I hate projecting my weight lose and what size I might be by August.


Amen to that! I don't have a trip coming up but buying summer clothes is a chore.... I've been shopping at Gabriel Brothers during my weight loss so I'm not spending a ton on these "in between clothes"... congrats on the loss!

Angela Kay
04-12-2006, 10:37 AM
I have been overbuying matching shirts for DH, DD11, DS8, & myself.

We already have enough matching Disney shirts for almost every day of our 9 day trip in May - -but on Sunday I ordered 2 more sets of matching t-shirts.

We're each getting the new Disney Logo t-shirts from Disneyshopping.com in the turquiose color & the lime color.

We plan to wear one of them in the pictures we're going to have taken in the Kodak lab in Epcot.


:lmao: I'm doing the same thing! Every time a new set of matching shirts come in the mail...my whole family just rolls their eyes. :rolleyes: It could be worse...we all had matching tye-dye shirts one year. :thumbsup2 DH was loving that. :sad2:

Disney Crazy Debbie
04-12-2006, 12:20 PM
What is the over the door thing for?

The "over-the-door" thing is an over-the-door shoe organizer. It was a suggestion on this site that you use it for toiletries, WDW schedules, whatever fits in it and you just hang it over the door. It would work well in most of the rooms because the bathrooms usually only have a shelf or whatever to store all that you need. Plus you can keep first aid items like band-aids, first aid cream, foot fixes, things for blisters, etc. It sounded great for organization so I bought mine through Disneyshopping.com but you can get them cheaper at dollar stores, etc. I plan on using mine once I get home.

ENSOCK
04-12-2006, 04:31 PM
Congrats on the weight loss. I also did Weight Watchers and lost 30 lbs. Unfortunely I gained back 25. The next time I went I also just could not click. I will have to try Jenny Craig!!
I am so overbuying. I even went thru the kids dressers to see what clothes we could bring. They have outgrown everthing from last summer. At least that is what I am telling my DH. :rotfl: I love the idea of matching shirts for the family! :love:

daisyduck123
04-12-2006, 05:58 PM
:lmao: I'm doing the same thing! Every time a new set of matching shirts come in the mail...my whole family just rolls their eyes. :rolleyes: It could be worse...we all had matching tye-dye shirts one year. :thumbsup2 DH was loving that. :sad2:

I do have matching tie-dye shirts too...but DH doesn't want to wear them. Over this spring break I am going to try the Mickey Head flour & water painted shirts that I saw on the DISigns forum....they look soooo cool.
DH said he would wear that.

Take a look...what do you think?

Aalore
04-12-2006, 06:18 PM
I am the same way. Everytime I go to the store I'll either have a list of some things I want to pick up or I'll think of something new and get it then. It adds up but I try to start a couple months ahead of time getting all the stuff together.

kam24
04-15-2006, 08:53 AM
Ever since we booked our trip I see everything Disney! :cool1: I can't help but buy it. :teeth: Wish I could get DH to wear matching shirts!!

disgram
04-15-2006, 09:46 AM
I agree that if you buy over a period of time, it doesn't seem like alot!!!! :rotfl2: I have started making "small" layaways for summer clothes for our trip. Am going to try very hard not to buy anymore until the "end of season sales" start. Then the credit cards are going to be SMOKIN! :rotfl: Actually, I have been buying small things since last March,(05) when we thought about going to WDW. I have a basket setting in the downstairs closet that I put all the little things in. Every now and again, I go through it to see what I haven't bought, shampoo, conditioner,asprin, etc. all travel sizes. Got to save space. I also heard about some disposable toothbrushes that I am going to try and find. Yea, I would say I am an "Overbuyer"!!! :rotfl2:
Have a "magical day"!! :wizard:

daisyduck123
04-15-2006, 10:50 AM
Ever since we booked our trip I see everything Disney! :cool1: I can't help but buy it. :teeth: Wish I could get DH to wear matching shirts!!

Have you shown him the new ones on Disneyshopping.com?
Mine arrived a few days ago. They look great!!

ksumn1
04-15-2006, 11:29 AM
I've been buying since around January for our June trip. I made out a master list of all toiletries, food, swim stuff, themes for clothes (safari for AK day, Princess for our PSB breakfast. I have everything for the kids, clothes hairbows , shoes, all the toletries, but bery little clothes wise for DH and myself. I'm also trying pretty unsuccessfully to lose weight, so I don't want to buy alot until I see what size I'm in. And DH works outside and manges to ruin almost ALL the clothes I buy him, so Im waiting until the last minute minute to get his. I bought alot of Disney stuff for the girls Easter basket, and I also bought crayons, notebookes, pencils, coloring books and a small tote bag for ewach full of travel stuff as a surprise the morning of our trip.
And almost all of it was bought just for the trip. Now, I do buy off the clearance rack and at the consignment store so the actual cost really wasn't that bad. But to me, you want the kids to waer nice comfortable matching clothes and if you don't put them up, they'll be destroyed long before yuor trip. Besides, it's not really a vacation if you don't have cool new stuff to take with you ! :goodvibes

justplaingoofy
04-15-2006, 11:41 AM
Last year I bought white shirts for everyone (tshirts for the guys) and those tank things for the girls... I bought the iron on transfer sheets that go in your printer and typed on the computer (in funky font) Grumpy, doc, etc.. whoever fit the dwarfs personality... and ironed them on... we wore them to the MK.. and had AlOT of people asking where we got them.... I could fit all the names on 2 sheets of the transfer.. Only paid a couple of bucks for the shirts each at Walmart. :wizard:

katied
04-15-2006, 05:38 PM
I love your t-shirt idea. I can never find exactly what I want. However, for someone who's never done something like that before, can you explain (as if I'm about 3 years old) how to do this? I'd love to put some shirts together for all of us.

THanks!

TravelinGal
04-15-2006, 05:56 PM
Just new luggage with Mickey Mouse on it... LOL (3 piece set)

RE making t-shirt transfers - I have a bunch of t-shirt images you can view if you're interested. Just click on my trip ticker.

kam24
04-16-2006, 07:42 AM
I"ll check it out!!

kam24
04-16-2006, 07:44 AM
Have you shown him the new ones on Disneyshopping.com?
Mine arrived a few days ago. They look great!!


I'll have to check them out!! :)

justplaingoofy
04-16-2006, 08:40 AM
I love your t-shirt idea. I can never find exactly what I want. However, for someone who's never done something like that before, can you explain (as if I'm about 3 years old) how to do this? I'd love to put some shirts together for all of us.

THanks!

1. Purchase clothing you want to use the iron on transfer. (usually the lighter colors work better..) I used White.
2. Walmart sells iron on t-shirt transfers. It comes 6 sheets in a package. Mine is Avery #3271. They may sell 2 kinds, one for light fabrics, one for dark.
3. Wash & dry clothing before using.
4.Type into computer (I use word) what you want, and you can adjust the font & sizes..play around until you see what you like & try printing it on regular paper 1st and cut out. (You don't have to cut specifically around each letter. If you use the word Grumpy cut out the entire word).
5. Lay ontop of item of clothing to make sure you are happy with the size, color, etc. (I put ours on the Left upper chest)
6. Iron it on
**Directions are on the back of the package.
Depending how many you make & how big the font, and if you stagger them you maybe able to get 6?? on one sheet?

I did Grumpy, Dopey, Sleepy, & Doc. (total cost @ $20 for 4) :cheer2:

You can always private message me and I can help you out!

Disney Crazy Debbie
04-16-2006, 10:18 AM
I've been buying since around January for our June trip. I made out a master list of all toiletries, food, swim stuff, themes for clothes (safari for AK day, Princess for our PSB breakfast. I have everything for the kids, clothes hairbows , shoes, all the toletries, but bery little clothes wise for DH and myself. I'm also trying pretty unsuccessfully to lose weight, so I don't want to buy alot until I see what size I'm in. And DH works outside and manges to ruin almost ALL the clothes I buy him, so Im waiting until the last minute minute to get his. I bought alot of Disney stuff for the girls Easter basket, and I also bought crayons, notebookes, pencils, coloring books and a small tote bag for ewach full of travel stuff as a surprise the morning of our trip.
And almost all of it was bought just for the trip. Now, I do buy off the clearance rack and at the consignment store so the actual cost really wasn't that bad. But to me, you want the kids to waer nice comfortable matching clothes and if you don't put them up, they'll be destroyed long before yuor trip. Besides, it's not really a vacation if you don't have cool new stuff to take with you ! :goodvibes

You and I share the same problem, project future weight loss, it's difficult to say the least. I tried on some things yesterday and while they are tight now I think they'll be fine in a couple of months.

XxStaceFacexX
04-16-2006, 01:40 PM
Just new luggage with Mickey Mouse on it... LOL (3 piece set)

RE making t-shirt transfers - I have a bunch of t-shirt images you can view if you're interested. Just click on my trip ticker.


I like your images a lot! Would you mind if I used some of them? I wanted to know if you can help me edit them a bit because I love your birthday ones and the names are different (obviously) and I also like some of the others but they are tagged. I appreciate the help!

TravelinGal
04-16-2006, 07:06 PM
I like your images a lot! Would you mind if I used some of them? I wanted to know if you can help me edit them a bit because I love your birthday ones and the names are different (obviously) and I also like some of the others but they are tagged. I appreciate the help!


It's my pleasure to share them (and edit wording when wanted). ANY text can be edited or added. Just send me a PM with what you want and what e-mail address you'd like it sent to! :sunny: Some can even have your DC added in (like the princess birthday one or the Toy Story one)

Robin

figmentfan704
04-16-2006, 07:43 PM
WOW- these are awesome! Do you mind if I use a few of them also? I would love to make some shirts for our trip in September. We have 13 in our group (family gathering). It would be cool to have some matching shirts.
thanks!

XxStaceFacexX
04-16-2006, 08:38 PM
It's my pleasure to share them (and edit wording when wanted). ANY text can be edited or added. Just send me a PM with what you want and what e-mail address you'd like it sent to! :sunny: Some can even have your DC added in (like the princess birthday one or the Toy Story one)

Robin


You've made my day!! I want a few different ones if that's alright. Do you have AOL or Aim? I think it might be easier for me to talk on there and email the pictures etc, My Aol sn is XxStaceFacexX..another thing, I am new so I dont know what DC is..lol sorry! :wizard:

TravelinGal
04-16-2006, 09:12 PM
WOW- these are awesome! Do you mind if I use a few of them also? I would love to make some shirts for our trip in September. We have 13 in our group (family gathering). It would be cool to have some matching shirts.
thanks!


Anyone that's interested in my t-shirt designs is welcome to use them. The ones you can see online are smaller than the "real" image. Of course, the full size images also do not have my "watermark" on them. Just send me a PM with your e-mail address and what image(s) you want.

My little way of sharing the Magic. ;)

Hockeymommy
04-17-2006, 12:33 AM
The "over-the-door" thing is an over-the-door shoe organizer. It was a suggestion on this site that you use it for toiletries, WDW schedules, whatever fits in it and you just hang it over the door. It would work well in most of the rooms because the bathrooms usually only have a shelf or whatever to store all that you need. Plus you can keep first aid items like band-aids, first aid cream, foot fixes, things for blisters, etc. It sounded great for organization so I bought mine through Disneyshopping.com but you can get them cheaper at dollar stores, etc. I plan on using mine once I get home.
I used this last year for 9 days. WOW, it was great!!!! I think it had 20 pockets, room for everything from lotion to band-aids. I have already purchased another for our trip in August.

I get them at the dollar store for well, $1. :) :) :) :) :) :)

wdwfamilyinIL
04-18-2006, 11:07 PM
I overbuy, but what can I say. Love to find good clearance sales at the Disneystore, while we don't do the matching shirts we try to wear mostly disney stuff. Our walmart sells for the little kids, but that is about it...I wish I could find more Disney stuff there.
We are trying something new this year. We couldn't afford new luggage so my mil started buying appliques(sp) at hobby lobby and putting them on our luggage. They have all different characters, and only run 2-3 dollars a piece.