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Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ at Disney Springs | Walt Disney World

March 17, 2017

Chef Art Smith's Homecomin' at Disney Springs
Happy Friday aka happy Beauty and the Beast live-action release day (and also happy St. Paddy’s day)! Speaking of Beauty and the Beast, I saw it last night and I’m not really sure how I feel about it yet. Since Beauty and the Beast is my FAVORITE movie, I already knew that I’d be more critical (and constantly comparing it to the animated version) than the average viewer. Although I really did like the humor, the new characters and the fact that the live-action version covered a lot of plot holes that the animated one didn’t, it was the songs/singing that was a little lack luster to me (I mean the music is what makes BATB, in my opinion!). Also, here’s a little fun fact for you all: my birthday is in EXACTLY one month (aka April 17th!). That means in exactly one month I’ll be 25?! It’s crazy because it seems like yesterday I was celebrating my 24th birthday at Disneyland Paris (which by the way, was one of the BEST birthdays EVER!). While we’re on the topic of Disney, whenever I visit the Disney parks, I always make it my mission to try and eat at at least one new restaurant. Whether it be somewhere in the parks that I’ve never tried before or at somewhere in Downtown Disney (if I’m visiting Disneyland) or Disney Springs (if I’m visiting Disney World). With the recent expansion of Disney Springs last year, I’ve come across so many new eateries that I’ve been itching to try out (because who doesn’t love food?). During my most recent trip to Disney World last week, I decided to finally give Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ a try (after reading and hearing so any AWESOME reviews about it!).  Continue reading

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Disney World Haul: Winter 2017

March 13, 2017

Disney World Haul
Happy Monday! It’s a new month, which means it’s time for a new Disney Haul! Since I just got back from Disney World, I thought today would be the perfect time to share some of the souvenirs I picked up while I was at Disney. Speaking of Disney souvenirs, I just realized that I never shared my January Disney Haul (from my last minute trip to Disney World for the first ever Epcot International Festival of the Arts). Whoops. Since it was such a last minute trip (I literally booked my flight a few days before hand) and I didn’t really budget for it, I only picked up two or three Epcot International Festival of the Arts themed items (so I thought a full on “haul” post wouldn’t be necessary). Like I say in all my Disney Haul posts, a quick disclosure: since I am a Disney Premier Passport holder (aka someone who has an annual pass to both Disneyland AND Disney World), I get a pretty good discount on merchandise (20% off at Disneyland and now 20%, it used to be 10% but WDW upgraded the discount, off at Disney World.) Here is my winter 2017 Disney World Haul: Continue reading

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Viewing the Eiffel Tower from the top of the Arc de Triomphe

March 10, 2017

Views of the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Happy Friday everyone! If you follow me on Instagram (or checked out last Friday’s post), then you may already know that I’ve been in Florida for the past week visiting my second home, Disney World (for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival!). Traveling is definitely my FAVORITE hobby (who doesn’t what to explore this beautiful Earth of ours?) and I’m so fortunate that I’m able to do it so often. Speaking of traveling, I am having SERIOUS Paris withdrawals (I really wish I could jump in a time machine and magically go back to two months ago when I was still in Paris!). Although I’m having a BLAST at Disney World (this has actually been one of my FAVORITE Disney trips thus far), I’d give anything to be back having a picnic in front of the Eiffel Tower. Oh the Eiffel Tower, what a beauty. I’ll never forget the first time I saw it in person back in April 2016 (the first time I visited Paris). I remember thinking “wow, it’s way smaller than I thought it would be!”. During my two trips to Paris (in April and December), I saw the Eiffel Tower (and even went inside) multiple times, close up and from a far but nothing could compare to viewing the the Eiffel Tower from the Arc de Triomphe!  Continue reading

Must Have: March 2017

March 3, 2017

Must Have List
Happy Friday! It’s March, which means new month, new Must Have list! I’m so excited because I’m off to Disney World this weekend for the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. This will be my second year attending the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival and I couldn’t be more excited! Everything about the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival makes me happy! The amazing topiaries, the yummy food and, of course, all the adorable merchandise! Since I’ll be spending the next few days at Disney World (and Universal Orlando Resort), you can expect a little bit of radio silence here on the blog. Like with all of my Monthly Must Have lists, these are not necessarily items that I “need,” it’s just a list of things I currently have my eye on. Here are my Must Haves for March:  Continue reading

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Celebrating the New CESAR® Dry Food + DIY Dog Placemat Tutorial

February 28, 2017

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #DineWithCesar #TreatWithCesar #CollectiveBiasDIY Dog Placemat Tutorial
As some of you may know, Loki JUST turned two on Valentine’s Day, so of course I had to shower him with lots of fun treats and toys. While Loki does love getting new toys to play with, he’s definitely more of a foodie (I wonder where he gets it from?)! Ever since I adopted Loki from PAWS Chicago back in 2015, CESAR® has been his go-to wet food. It was the first meal he had in his new home and I think because of that, it’s sort of comforting for him. It’s so funny because as Loki is getting older, I’m starting to witness new little quirks in his personality that I didn’t seem to see before. For example, no matter where Loki is in the house, if you say “outside?”, he will RUN to the backdoor so he can go play in the backyard. I’ve always noticed that whenever he sees me grabbing a CESAR® wet food cup, he instantly goes and sits by his food bowl (clever dog!).  Continue reading