Cheapskate Princess Extravagance: Best of Mickey Handbags by Dooney & Bourke

Best of Mickey handbags Dooney & Bourke

Many of you are saving money for your Disney vacation, rolling quarters and cutting costs. But have you ever thought about the souvenirs you will bring home from the parks? Many a Disney Princess has purchased a handbag by Dooney & Bourke, so many handbags that there are multiple styles and designs perfectly suited for princess of all kinds. 

Hang on to that Disney Visa while we look at the “Best of Mickey” handbags…

Vancaro’s Titanium Disney Inspired His & Hers Rings

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Fabulous Disney-Inspired Wedding Rings, Perfect for a Disney Princess!

Disney World Weddings and Rings

Updated for 2016!

There are so many people who LOVE Walt Disney World. If you’re one of those people, chances are you have dreamed about a wedding for yourself or your child on the Disney property, or maybe you’ve even thought about renewing your wedding vows in Orlando. What better way to show your love for your future (or current!) life partner than a beautiful ring, and what better way to show your enthusiasm for your favorite vacation destination than by adorning it with Mickey Mouse!

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Cool Disney World Pressed Penny Jewelry!

make pressed penny jewelry instructions

Pressed pennies are some of Walt Disney World’s cheapest souvenirs, starting at a whopping $.51 each. Kids and adults alike collect them every year. We have scoured the Internet looking for ideas for using your pressed pennys when you get back from vacation. Nothing fights Disney Post Vacation Depression Syndrome (DPVDS) like a piece of jewelry! Especially if you make it yourself for cheap. But if you’re not crafty or have a lot of free time, we found several Etsy stores guaranteed to help you purchase something adorable.

Can a Disney Princess Afford a Disney Chamilia Charm Bracelet?

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THE Best Place to Buy Dooney & Bourke Handbags at Disney World

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Updated for 2017!

Disney Fashionistas are familiar with the term Disney Dooney. These are handbags created by the famed Dooney & Bourke company with a Disney inspired design. And while we talk a lot about saving money here at Cheapskate Princess, sometimes you just have to splurge on a quality souvenir to bring home from vacation.

Purses are so popular as merchandise items at resorts and parks, they now have key chains shared like purses.

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Free Cinderella Manicure Instructions, Perfect for the Disney Princess on a Budget!

Disney Moms Cinderella manicure
Need a fun and easy way to get your little girls ready for a play date? How about get yourself ready for a night on the town? The Official Walt Disney World Pinterest page released these adorable instructions for a Disney Princess manicure.  If you ever did your own nails before the ball to save money for a vacation, you just might be a Cheapskate Princess.
Blue not your nail color? Just imagine how adorable this would look in pink or pastel yellow!

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Easy Minnie and Mickey Manicure Ideas for Your Next Disney Vacation

Disney Vacation Manicure Ideas

Lots of Disney fans say one easy way they got their girls, and sometimes themselves, ready for a Disney vacation was to do a Disney-inspired manicure. Why pay $30 to $60 for nails at a salon when you can do them yourself? All you need is a little inspiration, and simple patterns can certainly help as well. Lucky for you Disney Princesses, we have both for you compliments of Cheapskate Princess fan Sharline Hernandez.

Sharline directed us to her Disney nails Pinterest page, where she has lots of Disney nail art on Display.

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12 Disney Craft Ideas from Pinterest for the Disney Princess on a Budget!

where to find do it yourself Disney World crafts

Updated for 2016!

It’s expensive to be a Disney Princes, all those ball gowns and tiaras, the upkeep on the castle. What’s an ordinary gal to do if the Fairy Godmother hasn’t dropped a money tree into our back yard if we want to decorate our homes and bodies in cute Disney inspired stuff? We have to get a little crafty, try some DIY/Do It Yourself projects rather than drop a fortune in the Disney Resort gift shops and the Disney Store online. We can head off to our happy place and make some cool stuff.

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6 Reasons to Schedule a Haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Disney World Harmony Barber Shop
Updated October 2016!
Time is money at Walt Disney World. While many of us joke about living there forever, money will only buy you a certain amount of time in Orlando. Ideas for what you do with that time are not endless, but there sure are a lot of ways to have fun. Getting a hair cut has never made my personal list of fun. Photos of kids with fun haircuts from The Harmony Barber Shop on Main Street U.S.A., at the Magic Kingdom have been popping up more frequently on Facebook. When you compare the prices for many special experiences at Disney World, it turns out a haircut at this location is not crazy expensive.

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Haircuts at Walt Disney World For $20: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

price of hair cuts at Harmony Barber shop Disney World

Updated October 2015!

Getting a hair cut is not necessarily what you would normally associate with taking a vacation, in fact, my sons associate haircuts with the pain of going to the dentist. Leave it to Disney to put some fun into something as simple as personal grooming. There is a barber shop on Main Street, U.S. A. in the Magic Kingdom, and many Disney visitors who only use Main Street as their route to a roller coaster are surprised to learn this is not just a fake store front.  Lots of hair, for both adults and children, is styled here every day. Cheapskates, get ready for your next fun Disney World adventure, one that won’t break the bank. [Read more…]

Cheapskate Princess Extravagance: Vera Bradley Laser Cut Disney Totes

Disney Vera Bradley

Updated for 2016!

There will be many a day on vacation where you just want to spend some money. Disney has no trouble making sticking to a tight budget an issue. So when you want to treat yourself to something nice, bring home a really special souvenir from a fantastic trip, where will a Cheapskate Princess spend her money?

Disney’s Charmed in the Park Jewelry: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

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Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: A Cheapskate Princess Guide

Disney photopass Princess photo

Updated for 2017!

Seriously, have you ever seen a more beautiful princess?! If you have been to Disney World lately, surely you have noticed the astounding amount of little Disney Princesses running rampant (in full make up and plastic heels, no less) through the parks. Dresses, shoes, tiaras, shiny jewelry, and let’s not forget the princess up-do and sparkly make up. Holy Minnie Mouse, if your princess isn’t dressed to the nines, then she’s liable to feel like she’s been left out of all the fun. The quest for fun-time entertainment is probably not the issue if you are on a budget; it’s the ca$h.

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