Happy Monday and welcome back to another installment of my “What I’m Looking Forward To” series! Guys, it’s officially fall! I’m SO excited because, as most of you know, I’m not a huge fan of summer (it’s definitely be least favorite season #sorrynotsorry) and I’m glad that it’s finally over.
The weather these past few days here in Chicago have been perfection! It’s been in the low 70s/high 60s and I’ve been loving it! Goodbye shorts and tanks, hello long sleeves and jeans! For me, fall means traveling, cozy sweaters, Halloween fun, fuzzy socks, gorgeous weather, delicious Thanksgiving food, hanging out with friends and everything in between!
Here are a few of the things I’m looking forward to this fall (September 22 – December 21):
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I am ALL about budgeting! (How else do you think I’m able to travel so often?). I’m a firm believer that you don’t have to sacrifice the “finer things in life,” you just need to know how to budget and save for the things you really want! But what about the things you NEED, like food? When it comes to my dog Loki, my number one priority is making sure that he’s getting the right kinds of food that will ensure that he’s living a happy and healthy life.
Although it can get costly, it doesn’t have too!
If you have dogs or pets, it is important to include them in your monthly budget. There can be various expenses, like food, treats, toys, vet bills, etc., and those things can definitely add up quickly. That’s why I try my hardest to find different ways to save money on Loki’s essentials.
Happy Friday you guys! I am SO crazy behind in sharing my travel posts. No seriously, I’m WAY behind. I’ve only shared one post from my trip to Canada (which was back in June) and I have like five more to share! There’s a fun Chicago themed travel post that I still need to share. And I also have a bunch of Disney Cruise posts to share. (I had such a blast on my second Disney Cruise and I have lots of new tips and tricks to share!).
So today I decided to share a fun Disney Cruise themed post: Ideas For Decorating Your Stateroom Door! This is kind of a “part two” to THIS POST, in which I shared different tips for decorating your stateroom door. While we are on the subject of Disney Cruises, make sure to check out my Fish Extenders 101 post and THIS POST, which talks all about Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats.
Now onto the post!
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 getting 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 me a letter or package, it definitely becomes the highlight of that day!
If you’ve been following this blog for awhile then you already know how much I love mystery surprises! (It’s been a hot minute since my last Blind Box & Bag Roundup post!). You might also know about my love of all things kawaii and all things planner related. (Seriously, I don’t know what I’d do without my planner especially since I recently started a new job!).
So when I found out there was a subscription service that combined my three loves: mail, planning and kawaii things, I was more than thrilled and KNEW I had to check it out!
Happy Friday! Sorry for the late post. It’s almost 8pm and I’m just now posting, yikes. You guys know how much I LOVE this series but there have been a few changes in my life recently which means there are going to be a few changes on the blog. For one, I recently got a new job so instead of three posts a week, there might only be one or two posts here on the blog each week.
But don’t fret, this blog is still very much my baby and I’m going to try my hardest to balance everything out. Maintaining this blog while also being a freelance writer AND now having a “9-5” job is going to be a challenge but I’m definitely up to the task.
Because writing, is and will forever be, my first love/priority!
Here are some of the things that made August an amazing month! (Don’t forget to comment down below how your August went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you guys about what makes you happy).