How To Enjoy A Delicious French Meal Without Going To France

October 3, 2017

*Special thanks to the French Ministry of Agriculture for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*
As some of you may already know, I spent a good amount of time in Paris last year. In fact, I visited France twice last year (once in the spring for my birthday and then again during Christmastime). One of my favorite things about Paris was definitely the delicious food. I loved taking the train into the city each day and grabbing a bite to eat at a different French restaurant.

Although I’ve visited Paris in both winter and spring, my goal is to someday experience Paris in the fall. Since I don’t have any trips to Paris lined up anytime soon (my next international trip is Canada and then Asia), I decided to bring a little bit of Paris right here to Chicago!

Here’s how you can enjoy a delicious French meal without going to France:

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5 Simple Ways To Show Your Dog You Care

October 2, 2017

5 Simple Ways To Show Your Dog You Care
Dogs are family. And they deserve to be treated like family. Ever since I adopted my dog Loki back in 2015, my life has forever changed for the better. Loki is way more than my pet, he’s my best friend. Before adopting Loki from PAWS Chicago, I never knew what utter joy a dog could bring. I’ve always been a HUGE animal lover and I often bond easily with my friends dogs but before Loki, I never knew what true unconditional love felt like! Sure I adopted him but it was Loki who really rescued me! I honestly couldn’t imagine my life without Loki.

Loki brings me so much joy and happiness and I’ve made it my mission to make sure Loki is always as happy as possible too! With pets, it’s the simple things that go a long way. You don’t have to go above and beyond to show your furry friend how much they truly mean to you. (Spoiler Alert: A simple treat will do!).

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12 Months of Happiness: September 2017

September 29, 2017

12 Months of Happiness
Happy Friday! Is it weird that I genuinely get excited whenever I add on to my 12 Months of Happiness series? I can’t explain it but this series just really warms my heart. It never fails to make me smile when I’m jotting down all the things that made me happy that particular month. Sometimes I sit back and think “man, it seems like not that much happened this month compared to last month, etc.” but if this series has taught me anything it’s to appreciate all the happy moments in life, even the small/minor ones! 

This month has definitely been an interesting one. As I talked about briefly last month, blogging kind of took a back seat to my screenplay these past two months but as of know, I’m back to my regular blogging schedule. It’s been so crazy because all of a sudden I’ve been getting blogging opportunities left and right (no complaints here) and I’ve had to jump back into the swing of things pretty quickly.

Anyway, enough of the boring stuff. Here are some of the things that made me happy this month: (Don’t forget to comment down below how your September went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you guys about what makes you happy!) Continue reading

Help Real California Milk Raise Money For The Families Affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma

September 26, 2017

*Special thanks to Real California Milk for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*
Real California MilkWhen life gives you lemons…

Although I live in Chicago, Florida (Orlando specially) is definitely my second home. As many you know, I’m a HUGE Disney lover. I grew up visiting Disney World each summer and in 2015 I decided to became an annual passholder to both Disney World and Disneyland (yup, I love Disney that much!). I spend a lot of time in Florida (I visit Disney World at least seven times a year) so I was truly devastated when Hurricane Irma (and Hurricane Harvey) hit.

My heart goes out to all of the people and families that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. In situations like this, we as humans have to do everything in our power to help each other out. Remember, nothing is “too small.” Continue reading

What I’m Looking Forward To This Fall (2017)

September 22, 2017

What I'm Looking Forward To This Fall
Happy Friday 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. It’s crazy because weather wise, this summer wasn’t to bad but for some odd reason mother nature chose this week (the first week of fall) to have a temper tantrum.

It’s literally been 90+ degrees for the past three days in Chicago and I don’t think I can take it anymore. Fingers crossed we see that amazing breezy fall weather soon! Regardless of the weather, I’m just so happy that fall is finally here. For me, fall means traveling, cozy sweaters, Halloween fun, fuzzy socks, gorgeous weather, delicious Thanksgiving food, hanging out with friends and everything in between!

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