12 Months of Happiness: June 2017

June 30, 2017

12 Months of Happiness: June 2017
Happy Friday and welcome to the latest installment of my 12 Months of Happiness series. I know I say this almost every month but I really do LOVE this series of mine. 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! Some days, weeks or months are going to be better than others and that’s just a fact but if we focus on the good things going on in our lives, we’ll generally be happier people! June turned out to be an amazing month (with a last minute trip to Disney World) and I can only hope that July is just as great! Here are some of the things that made me happy this month: (Don’t forget to comment down below how your June went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you guys about what makes you happy!) Continue reading

Dining at Satu’li Canteen in Pandora | Walt Disney World

June 27, 2017

Pandora – The World of Avatar
Happy Tuesday! I JUST got back from an impromptu trip to Disney World (last minute trips are always my favorite) and boy was it amazing (as always!). One of my favorite things about Disney is that no matter how many times I visit (which, trust me, is a lot! In the past two years alone I’ve visited 20+ times), there’s always something new to see and explore. This trip I was super exited to finally be able to visit Pandora – The World of Avatar, which is the newest land at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Although I’m not the biggest Avatar fan (I think the film was a visual masterpiece and I’m glad I got to experience it in IMAX 3D when it first came out but story wise, it was a little forgettable in my opinion), I thought that Pandora was breathtaking and a definite must see! Trust me, you do not have to be an Avatar fan to be able to appreciate all the beauty Pandora has to offer! Speaking of things Pandora has to offer, along with getting to experience the two new rides in Pandora, I was really excited to try out some of the new Avatar-inspired food during my visit! Continue reading

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

June 19, 2017

What I'm Looking Forward To This Summer
Happy Monday and welcome back to another installment of my “What I’m Looking Forward To” series! I know I say this all the time (no really, I say this in EVERY post) but I absolutely LOVE this series and I can’t believe that this is already the 11th (say what?!) installment of it. It’s always so much fun coming up with little lists like this and it truly does help me get excited for the upcoming season. Although I’m not the biggest fan of summer (it’s actually my least favorite season. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun and all but I’m not a fan of the heat and I’ve just always loved winter, spring and fall more), I’m actually really excited for summer to officially start tomorrow. Honestly, I feel like summer (well, summer weather) started early this year because these past two weeks in Chicago have been crazy hot (the other day it was 99 degrees, yes you read that right, 99 degrees!). Even though I’m sad that my birthday season has ended (spring babies FTW), I’m actually glad it’s summer now (well tomorrow) because I have so many fun things planned! For me, summer means traveling, BBQ’s, long nights, swimming, spending countless nights at the beach, picnics, S’mores, music festivals, hanging out with friends and family and everything in between! Here are a few of the things I’m looking forward to this summer (June 20 – September 22): Continue reading

USA Travel Bucket List

June 16, 2017

USA Travel Bucket List
Nothing makes me happier than getting to cross something off of one of my (many) bucket lists! It’s such an accomplishment getting to finally experience something you’ve wanted for so long (and it makes you feel so happy!) I also love going back and reading the correlating blog posts so I can relive those moments over and over again! Along with getting to cross things off my bucket lists, another thing that truly makes me happy is traveling (speaking of traveling, I’m heading to Disney World next week!). Ever since I shared my Europe Travel Bucket List a few years ago (which I need to update a bit), I’ve been wanting to share a bucket list of some of the places I want visit here in my country. Although I’ve been to a lot of the big cities/destinations here in the States like New York City, Boston, Chicago (which is where I live), DC, Los Angelers, Philadelphia, Orlando, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Seattle, Miami, Tampa, St. Louis, etc., there are still so many more places that I want to explore here in the US! Continue reading

25 Blog Post Ideas (For When You’re Having Writer’s Block)

June 14, 2017

I Am Very Busy Planner
One of my favorite things about blogging is being able to blog about whatever I want. You know, since it’s MY blog. If I want to blog about Disney, I can. If I want to blog about my dog Loki, guess what, I can! There’s a certain freedom about blogging that I just really love. I grew up loving to read and write and I even graduated college (in 2014) with a  degree in Journalism (and a minor in Political Science) but most of my school life consisted of having to write what I was told. Although I LOVE being about to have the freedom to blog about whatever I want (whenever I want), I have to admit that sometimes I do miss having little prompts/themed writing assignments because I often get writer’s block (hey, it’s hard having to come up with so many fun new things to blog about each week!). So I thought what better way to get over writer’s block than to write a post about blog post ideas for when you have writer’s block (see what I did there?). So today I’m sharing 25 blog post ideas for when you’re having a serious case of writer’s block!

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