Happy Wednesday (hump day, woot woot) and welcome to the latest installment of my 12 Months of Happiness series! I know that I say this every month but I still can’t believe how fast 2016 is zooming by?! Seriously, I can’t believe that tomorrow is September already?! If I’m being honest, I’m SUPER happy that summer is almost over because it’s my least favorite season (what can I say, I just happen to LOVE spring, fall and winter!). I don’t know about you but I can’t wait for fall to finally get here (hello cozy sweaters and breezy weather!). With that being said, this summer has definitely been one to remember! This month alone I took three super fun trips (two of which were totally impromptu/last minute adventures but aren’t those some of the best kinds of trips?). 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!)
If you recall from my previous blog posts, I took an impromptu two day road trip to St. Louis right before I left for Florida and man, was it AMAZING (St. Louis is such an underrated city)! Within my two day trip, I was able to visit nine (that’s right, NINE) awesome St. Louis attractions (and a majority of them were FREE!). For more St. Louis fun, make sure to check out 9 ‘Must See’ St. Louis Attractions and my recaps of the Missouri Botanical Garden and Saint Louis Art Museum.
Although this is my second year being a Disney World (and Disneyland and Disneyland Paris) annual passholder, this month I decided to (finally) became an annual passholder to Universal Orlando. If you’ve read some of my past Universal Orlando Resort posts, you may recall that Universal Orlando and I haven’t always seen eye to eye. Previous to becoming an annual passholder, I’d visited Universal Orlando four times in my life and lets just say there were times were I said to myself “I am NEVER coming here again.” Thankfully, I’m here to report that Universal Orlando and I have patched things up. In fact, I’m willing to go as far to say that we’re best friends now! During my two week Florida vacation, I visited Universal EVERY DAY (I often spent mornings/afternoons at Disney and went to Universal at night!). Stay tuned for a “Perks of Being a Universal Orlando Resort Passholder” soon!
Oh Disney, how I love you so. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (or follow me on Instagram or Twitter) than you already know about my LOVE for all things Disney. Since becoming an annual passholder (to Disney World, Disneyland AND Disneyland Paris) back in 2015, I’ve visited the Disney Parks 12 (holy cow that’s a lot) times! No matter how many times I’ve visited Disney (at this point I’ve lost count) I will NEVER get bored of it! There is NO other place I feel more at home at than the Disney Parks! I can’t wait to visit Disneyland in October (this will be my second time celebrating Halloween at Disneyland) and November and Disneyland Paris in December (last time I visited Disneyland Paris was during springtime so I can’t wait to see it all done up for the holidays!).
Here’s a few other things that made me happy in August:
- I saw Suicide Squad, Pete’s Dragon (I legit cried three times during the movie) and Bad Moms (Carla was my FAVORITE! She was hilarious!).
- I visited the Indiana Dunes (and had a fun beach/hiking day!).
- I got a rose gold iPad Pro and rose gold Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones (if you couldn’t tell, I LOVE rose gold!). #TreatYoSelf
- Target (at least the one by my house anyway) now has giant Poké Balls right outside of the store.
- RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season two premiered!
- I started a new Disney themed IG account (if you’re a lover of all things Disney, like me, make sure to follow along HERE!).
- Build-A-Bear is releasing an Eevee (aka my all-time FAVORITE Pokemon) plush!