Spring Break is coming to a close and we are headed towards the holiday that’s always atop everyone’s minds…..Mother’s Day. We thought there was no better time for a shopping guide episode. And there is only one more thing that these Mothers love as much as our Disney shopping- Disney Cast Members. So we decided to showcase the talents of some enterprising Disney Cast Members who have been selling some awesome things over on Ear For Each Other, a Facebook Group dedicated to promoting the small businesses of furloughed Cast Members. Without further ado: a Mother’s Day Gift Giving Guide featuring wares from Ear for Each Other.
Ashley Godfrey- Coastal Canvas and Crafts
Ashley Godfrey is the crafter and creator of Coastal Canvas & Crafts, a hand made home decor and craft business. Ashley started crafting in 2020 when she was furloughed from her role as a Resort Duty Manager at the All-Star Resorts. When Ashley received news that her role had been eliminated and she would be laid off from Walt Disney World, she had a goal to try and make her small Etsy business be successful enough to be a stay at home crafter! Coastal Canvas & Crafts started out with custom made pour paintings and expanded to include wood welcome signs and floral shadowboxes as the main sellers. Ashley sells on her Etsy shop and in person at local markets in the Central Florida area monthly! When she’s not crafting Ashley can be found teaching as an Adjunct Professor at Escoffier School of Culinary Arts. Ashley currently lives in Winter Garden, FL with her husband Michael and their fur children Tofu & Gambit.
Ali Spinelli- Magical Charcuterie
Ali spinelli is a 20 year old former Walt Disney World performer and now charcuterie business owner! She recently finished her studies at UCF for entertainment management. After being furloughed from her dream job (where she was friends with Mickey and Minnie), she started making charcuterie and plans to continue to grow this business! These charcuterie boards and boxes are the perfect gift. Ali and her team will deliver to Orlando area resorts. They are the perfect thing to keep in your resort room for a quick bite and they’ll make quite the statement for travel agents wanting to do something special for a client. Check out her website.
Kimberley Munoz- Made for You
Kimberly is a wife to her high school sweetheart, mom to her miracle baby (who is not such a baby anymore), lifetime crafter, and eternal optimist.
Having spent her entire professional career working for the Mouse, and even a few pre-professional college years at The Disney Store, Kimberly has held roles across multiple divisions of the company from Radio Disney to Walt Disney World. Much of that time has been spent in Event Planning and Marketing/Promotions.
When the pandemic resulted in furlough for Kimberly and her husband, they got the crazy idea to leverage all of that passion for creating and start their own business. What began as an idea to carve some wood has grown into a flourishing business. Kimberly’s husband returned to work while she continued as the driving force behind Made for You Studio. From luxurious, custom engraved charcuterie and cutting boards to whimsical and welcoming door signs, Kimberly is pouring her heart and creativity into Made for You Studio as they continue to expand into new mediums and products.
When she’s not designing, painting or working with customers, Kimberly can be found swimming, binge- watching The Real Housewives, and trying to finally finish the Alexander Hamilton biography she started last summer.
Be sure to listen to our podcast episode this week to hear all about the warm memories these ladies have of their special time with Disney. They are still managing quite well to create magic for people. Once a magic maker, always a magic maker. We couldn’t be more thrilled to share their beautiful products with our Mousekefriends! Enjoy our Mother’s Day gift giving guide and follow Ear for Each other on Facebook.
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