Celebrating Loki’s Birthday With Milk-Bone Active Toys

February 26, 2018

This post was sponsored by Milk-Bone as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.Milk-Bone Active Toys
Holidays are huge in my family! From Christmas to Easter to Halloween and every holiday in-between, we just love “celebrating!” Birthday’s in particular have always been huge in family. In fact, I spent my 24th birthday two years ago at Disneyland Paris and for my 25th birthday last year, my mom surprised me with a Disney Cruise vacation. 

Speaking of birthday’s, Loki recently turned three on Valentine’s Day. How cool is it that his birthday falls on an actual holiday? It seems like it was just yesterday that I walked into PAWS Chicago and fell head over heels for a fluffy little three month old Dachshund-Retriever mix puppy. And knows he’s THREE

What’s a birthday without the perfect gift, am I right?

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My Top 5 Favorite Star Wars & Marvel Films

February 20, 2018

Best Star Wars Films Ranked
Raise your hand if you also saw Black Panther last weekend. Can we all just talk about how amazing that film was?! I’m seriously thinking about seeing it again soon! Since I spend last weekend seeing the latest Marvel film and since I had such a blast sharing my favorite Disney films last week, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Marvel and Star Wars films with you guys today!

Since there are significantly less Marvel (18) and Star Wars (only 9) films then there are Disney films, I decided to go with my top five favorite films (instead of top 20 like with my Disney list). 

Here are my five favorite Marvel films (in no particular order):

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TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist: Style Without Stiffness

February 16, 2018

*Special thanks to TRESemmé for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*TRESemmé Compressed Micro-Mist
If you couldn’t tell by the name of this blog, I’m all about the simple things in life. Going on a nice stroll, curling up with a good book, puppies, browsing my favorite museums. I’m all about simplicity. So when it comes to styling my hair, I try to keep things as simple as possible. 

I’m not going to lie, I’m no hair expert. In fact, 90% of the time my hair is usually thrown up in a messy bun. (Oh the struggles of having extremely thick and curly hair). This becomes a bit of a problem during the wintertime since buns + hats = not going to happen. So lately I’ve been having to wear my hair down more often (so it can fit inside my winter hats). Recently I’ve been on an endless search for the perfect hairspray to hold my naturally wild curly hair in place.

And I think I JUST found it!

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Four Fun Things To Do In Chicago This Winter

February 14, 2018

*Special thanks to Mitsubishi for letting me test drive the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander*2018 Mitsubishi Outlander
Temperatures dropping below 15 degrees. Almost a foot and a half of snow on the ground. Schools closing. Yup, it’s definitely wintertime in Chicago. Just because it’s freezing right now in Chicago doesn’t mean it’s time to go into hibernation. Some of the city’s best attractions are located indoors!

With snow piled high and the combination of slippery and icy roads, reliable transportation is a MUST during Chicago winters. Enter the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL S-AWD! From its sleek design to its awesome gas mileage, the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL S-AWD was able to help me navigate the harsh Chicago winter with ease.

Here’s some of my favorite things about the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander:

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My Top 20 Favorite Animated Disney Films

February 12, 2018

Danielle Nicole Beast Clutch
From the classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to 2016’s Moana, Walt Disney Animation Studios has released 56 full-length animated films to date. Today I wanted to share a few of my personal favorite Disney animated films. These are the films that have shaped me, inspired me and taught me to always keep dreaming! Although I’m a fan of pretty much every Disney film, I wanted to narrow the list down a bit. Although it was hard to pick and choose, I was able to come up with my top 20 Disney films!

If you couldn’t already tell from the photo above, Beauty and the Beast is my absolute favorite Disney film. Although oddly enough, I wasn’t a big fan of the 2017 live-action version. (It just wasn’t my cup of tea. I found the signing to be awful and for me, a HUGE part of Beauty and the Beast is the songs!). Also since I’m a 90’s kid, you may notice that I basically listed all the films released in the Disney Renaissance Era (since those were the films of my childhood!).

For reference, this list ONLY features animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Meaning, there will be no Pixar, Star Wars, or Marvel films (because those deserve a list of there own!).

Here are my favorite animated Disney films:

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