Must Have: August 2017

August 11, 2017

August Must Haves
Happy Friday. It’s August, which means new month, new Must Have list! It’s crazy how it’s August 11th and this is my FIRST post this month (yikes!). See I’ve been trying this new thing where I only blog when I really feel like it and honestly, I’m loving it. Although I try to stick to my Monday, Wednesday, Friday posting schedule, I never want blogging to become or seem like a chore to me. Blogging is suppose to be fun so that’s exactly how I’m going to start treating it! So since I’m currently at Disney World (aka my second home) for the week, it’s safe to say that I won’t be uploading again until next Thursday at the earliest (unless I really feel the urge to blog!). Like with all of my Monthly Must Have lists, these are not necessarily items that I “need,” it’s just a list of things I currently have my eye on. Here are my Must Haves for August: 

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12 Months of Happiness: July 2017

July 31, 2017

12 Months of Happiness
Happy Monday and welcome to the latest installment of my 12 Months of Happiness series. You may or may not have noticed but I decided to take last week off (that’s one of my favorite things about blogging, I decide when I do or don’t want to “work!”). Not only did I take a little week hiatus from blogging, I’ve also pretty much been off of social media completely for the past seven days. I’ve got to say, it’s definitely refreshing to do a little unplugging every once in a while. In fact, I think I’m going make this “week of unplugging” more of a regular occurrence! Any who, although July was an awesome month, it was also pretty slow at times and I’m glad it’s almost over. I’m super excited that tomorrow is August because I’m looking forward to Lollapalooza and my trip to Disney World (both of which are in August!). Here are some of the things that made July an amazing month: (Don’t forget to comment down below how your July went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you guys about what makes you happy!) Continue reading

Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria | Walt Disney World

July 21, 2017

Via Napoli
If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been uploading a lot of Disney Resturant Reviews lately (this is the third one I’ve posted this summer alone) and it’s mainly because I’ve been having serious Disney withdrawals lately. All of the amazing news that came from D23 last weekend has got me even more excited to visit the Disney Parks (even though most of the new attractions wouldn’t be done until 2021). Since I’ll be visiting Disney World again in about two and a half weeks, I thought today would be perfect timing to share another Disney related post (since you know, I’m obsessed with Disney). I’ve shared this before but whenever I visit the Disney Parks, I always make it my mission to try and eat at at least one new restaurant. Whether it be somewhere in the parks that I’ve never tried before or at somewhere in Downtown Disney (if I’m visiting Disneyland) or Disney Springs (if I’m visiting Disney World). During my last WDW trip (in June) I finally decided to give Via Napoli Ristorante e Pizzeria a try!  Continue reading

Summer Vibes Tag

July 19, 2017

Happy Wednesday! As some of you may recall, I’ve been trying to post one Q&A/Tag post per month/every few months (so you guys can get to know a little more about me and I can in turn learn more about you guys). Since I already did a Fall Tag, Winter Tag and Spring Tag (and a few other Tags), I thought it would be fun to do a Summer Tag as well! Like I say in all my Tag posts, I always have so much fun reading these kinds of posts and watching Youtube tag videos because I feel like you really get to learn more about the person behind the blog (or channel in the case of YT)! Feel free to answer any of these questions for yourself down in the comments below! Continue reading

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit

July 17, 2017

Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg
Happy Monday everyone! Is it just me or does it feel like summer is going by super fast (which is a-ok with me since it’s my least favorite season!)? Last weekend was jammed pack with so much exciting news! First, there’s going to be so many awesome chances coming to the Disney Parks (I just LOVE D23 weekend!) I can’t wait for all the new attractions and all of the upcoming Disney and Pixar films. Also, have you heard the news that the 13th Doctor is going to a woman (finally!). I’m super excited about it and I can’t wait to see Jodie Whittaker in action! Speaking about TV shows, can we talk about last night’s Game of Thrones!?! Definitely worth the wait. Okay, enough chit chat, now on to the regularly scheduled blog post. I talked about this in my Why I Love Living in Chicago post but one of my favorite things about Chicago is the fact that not only do a plethora of world-class museums call Chicago home but a lot of them offer FREE admission/discount days. Since the Museum of Contemporary Art offers free admission (to Illinois residents) every Tuesday, I like to spend my Tuesday afternoons there exploring all the new exhibits and artwork. Ever since the Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats its Own Leg Exhibit opened at MCA last month I’ve been meaning to go by and see it, so I thought “hey, there’s no time like the present!”  Continue reading