Surviving Lollapalooza Weekend

10 Tips For Surviving Lollapalooza Weekend 2016

July 26, 2016

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I can’t believe Lollapalooza is only TWO days away! Although I’ve been going to Lolla after shows for almost four years now, this year will be my second time attending the entire festival. Even though I’m always excited when Lollapalooza comes to town, this year my excitement level is through the roof! Since this year is Lollapalooza’s 25th anniversary, the festival is going to be held for FOUR days instead of three (an extra day of Lolla?! YES PLEASE!). There are a TON of amazing artists performing this year but I’m most excited to see Lana Del Rey (this will be my third time seeing her live), the 1975, Ellie Goulding, Bastille, Melanie Martinez (I love her SO much), M83, Alessia Cara, Miike Snow, HAIM, Jack Garratt, Halsey and Two Door Cinema Club (to name a few!). Over the years, I’ve definitely picked up a few tricks and tips that have helped my overall Lolla experience. Here are my ten tips for surviving Lollapalooza weekend: Continue reading

Flo's V8 Café

Breakfast at Flo’s V8 Café | Disneyland Resort

July 22, 2016

Flo's V8 Café
Happy Friday (raise your hand if you’re excited that it’s finally the weekend!). Today, I’m back with another Disney Restaurant Review (I have so much fun with these posts)! Although I’m heading to Disney World for TWO WEEKS in August and then again in September (for the Epcot International Food and Wine Festival), I won’t be visiting Disneyland again until October (for Halloween). It’s been so long since I’ve visited Disneyland (okay, it’s only been five months and I realize that isn’t that long but for someone like me, who visits the Disney Parks basically every month, it seems like a lifetime) and I miss it so much! So, to get over the Disneyland blues I’ve been experiencing lately, today’s post is all about breakfast at Flo’s V8 Café (because breakfast is the most important meal of the day, am I right?)! Carsland is definitely one of my favorite aspects of California Adventure and no trip to Carsland is complete without a visit to Flo’s V8 Café (and a ride on Radiator Springs Racers of course!). Continue reading

Funko Harry Potter Mystery Minis

Blind Box & Bag Roundup 32. (Funko Harry Potter Mystery Minis)

July 21, 2016

Funko Harry Potter Mystery Minis
Happy Thursday and welcome to another edition of Blind Box & Bag Roundup! Like most millennials (let’s face it, like most people in general), I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan. I grew up with Harry, Ron and Hermione and for that reason, the Harry Potter series will forever have a special place in my heart. Speaking of Harry Potter, I’m super excited because in three weeks I’ll be visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter again (I had a BLAST visiting it back in 2014 during Christmas time) and if that wasn’t exciting enough, I’ll be visiting it AGAIN in September (woot woot!). While I was at Target last night, I spotted these Funko Harry Potter Mystery Minis and I KNEW I had to get them (Harry Potter blind boxes?! Say no more, just shut up and take my money!). I’d heard that Funko would be coming out with Harry Potter Mystery Minis at some point but I didn’t know that they’d already been released (thank goodness for daily Target trips!). Continue reading

Monday’s Music 26 // Ultimate Coldplay Playlist

July 18, 2016

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Monday’s Music! I’m so EXCITED because this weekend (Sunday) I’m seeing my FAVORITE band, Coldplay, in concert! Words can’t describe how happy I am. Coldplay has been my favorite band since I was seven years old (so we’re talking about a seventeen year commitment here!). Since I’m (FINALLY) seeing Coldplay this weekend, I thought it would be fun to share my “Ultimate Coldplay Playlist!” This “Ultimate Coldplay Playlist” consists of 27 of my pesonal favorite Coldplay songs but if I’m being honest, EVERY song from ParachutesA Rush of Blood to the HeadX&YViva la Vida or Death and All His Friends and Mylo Xyloto is AMAZING (no offense Ghost Stories or A Head Full of Dreams but you were kind of slacking!).Coldplay Playlist Continue reading

The Dinty Moore® brand’s Lumbersexual to Lumberjack Competition

July 16, 2016

Lumbersexual to Lumberjack Competition
Remember a few weeks ago when I talked about how the Dinty Moore® brand was partnering with STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® and professional lumberjack Adrian Flygt to train a team of lumbersexuals in core areas of logging and forestry, giving them the necessary skills to walk, talk and compete like a lumberjack? Remember how I said the lumbersexual team—Lumber Michael, Lumber Jamin, Lumber Ben, and Lumber Ian—were going  to compete at the STIHL® TIMBERSPORTS® Series U.S. Pro and Collegiate Championships on July 15 in Chicago (I swear, it’s awesome living in Chicago because it seems like everywhere you turn there are fun events like this to attend)., sponsored by the makers of Dinty Moore® beef stew? Well yesterday (July 15), I had the wonderful opportunity of witnessing said Lumbersexual to Lumberjack Competition and it was a blast! Seriously, watching a bunch of lumbersexuals transform into lumberjacks? Talk about the perfect way to spend a summer afternoon! Continue reading