Living the Faerie Life

For all of us Faerie loving people out there, it is a dream to live life the way faeries would.    While, most of us do not have to ability to literally walk into the Faery realm, we can still take inspiration from the fae in how we live life!    I take inspiration from…

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My Top 5 Sleeping Beauty Book Adaptations

Today I would like to countdown my top five favorite Sleeping Beauty book adaptations.   All of these are inspired by the fairytale, but vary in reading level, and content. Number 5: The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy by Anne Rice ~Be warned that these are very adult novels!   They are inspired by the fairytale, and…

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Fantasy Places

Many writers throughout times have written about fictional places.    Today I want to talk about some of my favorite fantasy places from literature!     I will focus on children’s or young adult literary places, in order to keep this post from getting ridiculously long! I have always adored Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and…

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Usage of Roses in Fairytales

Today I want to talk about why the rose is used so often in fairytales and fairytale films.   Most iconically the rose is used in my favorite Sleeping Beauty and in Beauty and the Beast!   I love analyzing why certain aspects of fairytales can be seen across many different tales! In both Sleeping…

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Enchanted

The Disney film Enchanted is an homage to all the great classic Disney animated features.   They even included cameos with some of the classic voice actors from those films.   For instance Robert’s assistant is played by Jodi Benson, the woman who voiced Ariel in The Little Mermaid!   The narrator is the incomparable…

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My Top Ten Best Non-Disney Fairytale Films

Today I wanted to count down my top ten favorite films featuring fairytales, that were not made by Disney! Number 10: Sleeping Beauty (2014) ~This is a modern re-telling of the classic tale.   It is set in the medieval period, and largely follows the original storyline! Number 9:Snow White: a Tale of Terror (1998)…

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Barefoot Princesses

One of my favorite things in Sleeping Beauty is a very small detail.    I love that when Aurora (or at this point Briar Rose) is dancing and singing in the woods, and meets Phillip, she is barefoot!    I personally love being barefoot, both indoors and outdoors.   I even went barefoot for the…

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My Top Five Best Disney Villains

For today’s post I want to count down my top five favorite Disney villains.    I will only list villains in Disney films based on fairytales here, in order to keep it organized! Number 5: Lady Tremaine from Cinderella ~My number five pick is, in fact, the evil stepmother of all evil stepmothers!    I…

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Sleeping Curses in Fairytales

Sleeping curses are a popular topic in fairytales.    Obviously the important examples are my favorite fairytale Sleeping Beauty and Snow White.   Both of these tales have an evil female character cursing a young beautiful woman. The sleeping curse in Snow White was enacted by Snow taking a bite of a poisoned apple.  …

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