Happy Monday and welcome back to another installment of my “What I’m Looking Forward To” series! Since it’s now OFFICIALLY winter (aka one of my favorite times of the year) and CHRISTMAS EVE, I thought today would be the perfect time to share with you all a few things I’m looking forward to this season.
Guys, it’s CHRISTMAS EVE! AHHHHH!
For me, winter means building snowmen, hot cocoa, traveling, holiday lights, Christmas joy, New Years resolutions, peppermint bark, fuzzy sweaters, ice skating, hanging out with friends and everything in between! Here are a few of the things I’m looking forward to this winter (for reference, winter is from December 21, 2019 – March 20, 2019).
In case you guys didn’t know it’s OFFICIALLY winter! (Aka one of my favorite seasons). So far I’ve spent the day watching a bunch of my favorite Christmas films. Speaking of Christmas, I guess Christmas came early this year because the latest Kawaii Box is like Christmas cuteness in a tiny pink and white 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!)
Here’s all the kawaii Christmas items included in the December Kawaii Box: Continue reading
Last weekend I spent the day (well, like 10 hours) in Philadelphia. I was excited because I hadn’t been to Philly since 2015 and it was technically my first time visiting the city during the holidays. (I say technically because one winter break while I was in college my flight back home to Chicago got delayed and then cancelled and I had to spend the night at the airport in Philly. That sure was a great way to start the holidays…).
Even though I wasn’t in Philly for long, I still got to do so many fun things. I went to Philly with a clear plan: to do as many “Christmasy” things as possible! I legit typed “things to do in Philadelphia during Christmastime” into Google and boom! instant itinerary. I didn’t get to do everything on my list but I still had a great time because the main focus of the trip was catching up with two of my best friends!
Here’s a little recap of my day in Philadelphia:
Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer! Ah, it really is my favorite time of year. Downtown is dressed up in lights. The holiday train is making its daily runs. Santa’s helpers (because the REAL Santa is at the North Pole prepping for the big day) are roaming the malls. Christmastime is truly here! It’s no secret that I LOVE Chicago and that I LOVE Christmas. So of course I love Chicago during Christmastime! There’s no shortage of fun and festive things to do in the city during the holiday season.
Here’s 12 things to do in Chicago during the holidays:
No one does Christmas quite like the Museum of Science and Industry. That’s one of the things I love so much about living in Chicago, the city really does go all out during the holidays. One of my favorite holiday traditions is visiting the Christmas Around the World exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry. I’ve been visiting this exhibit since I was a little girl. Usually my school would take a field trip to the museum during December to see the exhibit, but field trip or not, my family always made sure to make a special trip to see this exhibit!
Even though visiting Christmas Around the World has been a tradition of mine for the last 23 years, it dawned on me that I’ve never dedicated a blog post to this festive exhibit! (Whoops, my bad!). So today, I wanted to share a few (who am I kidding this post has over 200 photos) photos from my visit a few weeks ago! Warning, this post is VERY photo heavy. So like Scar would say… BE PREPARED!
But seriously, there’s like 200 photos in this post. You have been warned…