Michaels Planner Haul (The Happy Planner)

February 3, 2020

Michaels Planner Haul
Happy Monday! Also, Happy February and Happy Black History Month. You guys, I’m heading to Florida later this week. HOORAY. I’m so excited to be heading back home to Disney World.

If you’re wondering where my Weekly Planner Spreads from January are don’t worry, those are coming later this week. (Wednesday most likely!). Speaking of planners, since I had a 20% off your entire purchase including sale items coupon, I decided to pick up a few planner related things from Michaels last weekend. And I wanted to share my little planner haul with you guys today.

Here’s what I got from Michaels:

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12 Months of Happiness: January 2020

January 31, 2020

Hadestown Playbill Walter Kerr TheatreHappy Friday! Geez, it seems like January went on forever, am I right?  It feels like it should be March already but it’s STILL January. But, I will say this, even though this month has seemed super long, it’s been a GREAT one nonetheless.

Before I get into what made me happy this month, you guys… I started this series back in January 2015. (Check out the first 12 Months of Happiness post HERE). That means this series is officially FIVE years old. Crazy right?! I was just looking back at that post from January 2015 and its surreal cause what made me happy that month was traveling to NYC (seeing Broadway shows and getting to experience SNL). And that’s also what made me happy this month!

Cool right?

Here are some of the things that made January an amazing month: (Don’t forget to comment down below how your January went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you guys about what makes you happy!)

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Disney Cruise Line: Sailing Away Deck Party on the Disney Dream

January 29, 2020

Disney Cruise Line: Sailing Away Deck Party on the Disney DreamOne of my favorite things about cruising on the Disney Cruise Line is that you can feel that Disney magic from the second you step onto the cruise ship until the moment you walk off. I’ve been lucky enough to (as of January 2020) sail on the Disney Dream three times now. And I’m so excited to be sailing on the Fantasy (my fourth Disney cruise) this summer. 

Seriously, is it August yet? There are a ton of amazing activities abroad the Disney Dream. So much so that you won’t be able to experience absolutely everything on your cruise.

But there’s one activity that can’t be missed: the Sailing Away Deck Party! 

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Monday’s Music 30 // Modern Broadway Playlist

January 20, 2020

Modern broadway playlist
Happy Monday! I can’t believe it’s been over TWO YEARS since my last Monday’s Music playlist. (Insert Homer disappearing gif). Awkward. Well, what better time to revive this series than in a new decade? Originally I planed on sharing a general Broadway playlist but it got to difficult trying to narrow down songs. So I came up with a different plan.

Today’s playlist is a Modern Broadway Playlist. Modern Broadway meaning shows that came out between 2010-2019. The rules were, I could choose ONE song per year (for example one song from a show that premiered in 2013, one song from a show that premiered in 2014). Another rule was that I could only pick songs from shows I’ve actually seen. There’s so many amazing Broadway shows/songs out there so you can expect more Broadway themed playlists in the future!

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And All That Jazz – Broadway Tag Q&A

January 13, 2020

Broadway in Chicago Broadway playbills
Pictured above are the Broadway musicals/shows that I saw in 2019. Not to bad for one year but I plan on seeing WAY more in 2020. I don’t really do New Years resolutions, but I do like to set goals for myself. And one of my goals this year is to see MORE Broadway shows than I did last year.

In fact, I already have tickets to see Mean Girls, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge and Beetlejuice this month (January)! Although tons of great shows tour here in Chicago, I plan on taking a few trips to NYC this year just to see more Broadway shows. (In fact, I’m heading on my first ‘Broadway trip’ to NYC next weekend!).

Needless to say, I’m a huge broadway lover.

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