Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) 2017

April 24, 2017

Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo
Happy Monday! Man, I had such a blast last week! First of all, last Monday (April 17) was my birthday (and my mom surprised me with the BEST present ever: a Disney Cruise) and then I spent the weekend (April 21-23) at one of my favorite events here in Chicago: the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (aka C2E2!). For those of you who aren’t familiar with C2E2 (or didn’t check out my C2E2 2016 recap), C2E2 is a Chicago fan convention dedicated to comics, pop culture, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. So essentially, it’s similar to other “comic cons” but it’s more pop culture and entertainment based (which I love)! If you’ve check out my past C2E2 or New York Comic Con recaps then you already knew how much I love events like this and how I look forward to these events all year long. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera (honestly, I just didn’t feel like lugging it around) on Friday and Sunday so I don’t have that many photos (whoops) but regardless, here are a few of my favorite photos from C2E2 2017: Continue reading

Kawaii Box Review + GIVEAWAY | Monthly Kawaii Subscription Box

April 19, 2017

Monthly Kawaii Subscription Box
Is it just me or is getting mail the best feeling in the world?! Packages, letters, catalogs, heck even junk mail, I love it all! I love snail mail so much even though I’m usually the one sending it (sometimes it’s better to give than to receive!) On the rare occasion that a friend (or anyone) does send my a letter or package, it definitely becomes the highlight of that day! Since Monday was my birthday, I got a bunch of fun packages and birthday cards in the mail all weekend long. Among my pile of awesome birthday mail surprises was a Kawaii Box! Kawaii Box is a monthly subscription service that sends you a box filled with a carefully selected mix of unique Japanese and Korean kawaii products. Each month you can expect to get 10-12 adorable Kawaii items delivered right to your front door! If you’re like me and love all things adorable, Kawaii Box is well worth the $20+/month (with free WORLDWIDE shipping!)  Continue reading

VNYL | Curated Vinyl Records Delivered Monthly

April 14, 2017

VNYL Curated Vinyl Records Delivered Monthly
After hearing a ton of mixed reviews (from both word of mouth and online reviews) about VNYL, I decided to finally bite and the bullet and check it out for myself. If you checked out my previous VNYL review then you may recall that during Cyber Monday, VNYL was having an awesome deal where you could get a two month membership for just $40 and since you get three records per month, that’s $40 for six records (which isn’t half bad if you ask me!). Although I had a somewhat positive/pleasant first month experience with VNYL, I can’t say the same for my second/final month. Even though I’m a huge vinyl lover/collector, I don’t think VNYL is the best route, for me personality, for growing a record collection. I’m glad I decided to try VNYL out (that Cyber Monday deal was a little to good to pass up) but (regular) price wise, I definitely don’t think it is worth it! Continue reading

Easter Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza at Epcot | Walt Disney World

April 12, 2017

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Last month while I was at Disney World, for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival, I got to FINALLY cross off something that’s been on my Disney bucket list for the longest time: participate in the easter egg hunt Egg-stravaganza at Epcot! Although I’ve visited Disney World (and Disneyland) plenty of times during the spring in the past, my trips never coincided with when the Easter Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza was taking place (last year I literally missed it by two weeks!). The Easter Egg Hunt Egg-stravaganza (which takes place in Epcot at Disney World, Disneyland, California Adventure and Downtown Disney) is a fun, egg-themed scavenger hunt (for both kids and adults) where participants search for special hidden Disney themed “eggs” and record their discoveries by placing the corresponding Disney character’s sticker on the specially themed Egg-stravaganza map to represent that location.  Continue reading

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The New Potbelly App + Trying The New Turkey Fresco Sandwich

April 5, 2017

*Special thanks to Potbelly for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*The New Potbelly App
Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe we’re halfway through another week? I swear April is just flying by, which is a-okay in my book since that means there’s only 12 days left until my birthday (hooray!). I can’t wait for my birthday to finally get here since I’ve been craving birthday cake for the past two weeks now. Speaking of cravings, have you ever just woke up one day and randomly starting craving a certain kind of food? I swear it happens to me at least once a week! One minute it’s crepes (I can’t believe that this time last year I was heading to Paris for the first time ever) and then it’s violet lemonade (gosh, I miss the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival so much!). Well, last weekend I woke up with a sudden craving for my favorite one stop sandwich shop: Potbelly Continue reading