Bits and Pieces: Disney’s Animal Kingdom / Happy Earth Day

April 22, 2019

Animal Kingdom Tree of LifeHappy Monday/Earth Day/birthday to Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Fun fact: Animal Kingdom was my favorite park when I was a kid (now as an adult, Epcot is my favorite). I remember watching the news and seeing updates on how the Tree of Life was going to be built and how it was going to look. I even got to visit Animal Kingdom during it’s opening year back in 1998. Even though I was only six at the time, I will never forget the first time I laid eyes on the Tree of Life.

I’m pretty sure my jaw dropped to the ground.

Even to this day, 21 years later, the Tree of Life is still one of the most beautiful sights in all of Disney World. To honor one of my favorite parks, on their 21st birthday (DAK can finally drink!), I wanted to share a few photos from my recent trip to Disney World last week!

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Life Lately

April 15, 2019

Toy Story Ice Cream Cinnamon Churro Carnival Combo and Chocolate Peanut Butter Midway Mash-UpHello ladies and gents. Happy Monday! My goal is to try (key word: try) to update the blog at least once a week! Since my last post was exactly a week ago, go figure, I thought today I’d update you guys on some of the things that have been going on in my life lately.

Because why not?

And before you ask, yes, that is Toy Story themed ice cream! (What will Disney/Pixar think of next?). I finally found them at my local grocery store here in Chicago. The flavors are Cinnamon Churro Carnival Combo and Chocolate Peanut Butter Midway Mash-Up!

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12 Months of Happiness: March 2019

April 8, 2019

Happy Monday and welcome to the latest installment of my 12 Months of Happiness series. I know, I know, this post is SUPER late. (I mean, we’re already a week into April). BUT, better late than never I guess. I honestly contemplated whether or not I should post this at all. Or just skip it all together but something in me said “post it, you’ll regret it if you don’t!.”

See the thing is, I write these 12 Months of Happiness posts for ME.

Sure, I created the 12 Months of Happiness series in order to help inspire others to focus more on the good moments in life, no matter how small. But my main reason for starting this series was so that I had a time capsule, of sorts, to go back and look at whenever I’m felling down. So I could go “Wow, look at all the fun stuff and happiness I got to experience back in (insert month/year).

Here are some of the things that made March an amazing month: (Don’t forget to comment down below how your March went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you guys about what makes you happy!)

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Make Fetch Happen This Spring with Chuckit!

April 1, 2019

This post is sponsored by Chuckit! but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.It’s officially my birthday month (any fellow April babies out there?) and my favorite time of the year: SPRING! I don’t know about you but there’s just something about springtime that makes me happy. The amazing weather, the beautiful flowers blooming, it’s definitely one of my favorite seasons!

Speaking of spring weather, it seems like spring has finally hit Chicago. The weather has been in the high 50s and 60s consistently, which means, Loki gets extra outside play time!

Even though Loki does enjoy the wintertime (mostly because he loves jumping and playing in the snow), he’s definitely a spring dog! One of my favorite things to do with Loki when the weather is nice is to get out and enjoy the fresh air by playing fetch. Loki loves fetch (and no, that’s not a Mean Girls reference!). 

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Trying Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk in Orlando

March 27, 2019

Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk in Orlando
You guys, I FINALLY got to visit Voodoo Doughnut at Universal CityWalk in Orlando during my most recent trip to Florida in February. I’d been wanting to try Voodoo Doughnut for the longest time. I have a friend who had them in Portland and would not stop raving about them. Unfortunately, whenever I was visiting Disneyland, I  never seemed to have the time to head over to Universal Studios Hollywood CityWalk to check them out.

That’s why I was SO excited when it was announced that Voodoo Doughnut would finally be making its way over to Orlando! (Thank you doughnut gods.)

Side note: I know legit GROWN adults who don’t know that the correct spelling of doughnut is “doughnut.”

Curse you Dukin’ Donuts. 

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