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8 Reasons Why The Wizard of OZ is STILL The Best Movie Ever

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

Set in Kansas, in sepia tone, The Wizard of Oz graced cinemas in 1939 to a rather meagre response. Since then, however, the film has grown to become one of the most influential films of all time, and according to the Library of Congress, is the most watched film in history. If you have been on the planet more than a minute and a half, then chances are you know about The Wizard of Oz, and have seen it at least once. But what makes this film so timeless? We walk down the Yellow Brick Road to see why this...

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Jim Shore Platinum Star Retailer

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

Here at Hour Loop, we are pleased to announce that we have recently been selected for a very special honour. We have been named a Jim Shore Platinum Star Retailer! We are honoured and humbled to be gifted with such an amazing recognition. Top retailers of Jim Shore products are endowed with this title in order to recognise those retailers who offer outstanding support for Jim Shore products and who rank among the top retailers of these beautiful handcrafted pieces.         We would like to take this moment to thank you – our customers – for the...

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Celebrating Thanksgiving…#DisneyStyle!

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

  Every year on the fourth Thursday of November, people all across the United States sit down to celebrate this major federal holiday. With the festive season upon us, there is no more quintessentially American Holiday to celebrate than Thanksgiving – and it’s a fantastic time to enjoy the long weekend and a hot turkey dinner!    But have you celebrated Thanksgiving #DisneyStyle?    This special holiday has become an integral part of the broader holiday season and has even come to be celebrated as a unique day in the calendar of the Walt Disney Company. Whether you want to...

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Glenda's Fall Collection: Practically Perfect in Every Way

Posted by Taryn Dryfhout on

Glenda Propst has all the stuff good nannies are made of, as well as a Jim Shore collection that would make fans of the American folk artist, drool.  A regular Mary Poppins, Glenda has recently turned 62 years of age and is celebrating more than 30 years in the nanny industry. Having worked as a professional nanny and managed several blogs about life in the industry, this married woman and owner of spoiled cat LeRoy finally decided it was time to do something for herself, by collecting something that she loved.       A Spoonful of Sugar   Glenda...

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Once Upon a Dream

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  Right from the street front, before you have even set foot in her house, you can tell that Christine Whittle is a Disnerd. Christine’s letterbox was made and gifted to her by a close friend, and has become a conversation piece amongst her neighbours and visitors. “It was made by a very dear friend who knew how much I loved Disney. It is one of a kind.”     Disney Beginnings Christine’s first memory of Disney was as a child, living in New Zealand. “My first Disney memories were fairy-tale stories read to me by my mother and grandmother.”...

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