These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

September 18, 2017

Lisa Frank Stickers
Happy Monday everyone! I know its been a while (almost two weeks, yikes) since my last post and I definitely want to apologize for all the radio silence here on the blog. Things have been a little hectic lately (in a good way!). I’ve been working nonstop on my screenplay and between that, planning some upcoming trips and looking into a little home renovation, I haven’t had that much free time to dedicate to blogging.

But don’t fret, I’m back to my regular posting schedule (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays)! I have so many fun posts lined up and I can’t wait to share them with you. I always have such a blast with my Tag/Q&A posts (since they really help you guys get to know me a little better), so I thought I’d do something a little similar today.

If you’ve been following my 12 Months of Happiness series for the past three years (has it really been that long?!), then you already know that I’m all about positivity and being optimistic! So today I thought it would be fun to share a few things that always seem to make me smile! Continue reading

Must Have: September 2017

September 4, 2017

Must Have ItemsHappy Monday (and Labor Day). It’s September, which means new month, new Must Have list! I for one am SO happy that it’s September because that means fall is almost here and we can wave goodbye to summer (aka my LEAST favorite season!). I just love fall so much (I’m one of those people who starts decorating for fall/Halloween once it hits September 1st!). Even though it’s still technically summer, the weather here in Chicago has been so fall-like (I’ve been loving it!). 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 September:  Continue reading

12 Months of Happiness: August 2017

August 31, 2017

Happy Thursday (it’s so weird to type that since I normally only blog on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s) and welcome to the latest installment of my 12 Months of Happiness series. I know that I say this every month but I still can’t believe how fast 2017 is zooming by! I feel like summer JUST started and now BOOM! tomorrow’s September!? I think one of the big reasons why I feel like 2017 is going by so quickly is because I’ve been busy this year! With constant traveling and non-stop work on my screenplay, I feel like time is just flying by (you know what they say, time flies when you’re having fun!). Here are some of the things that made August an amazing month (Don’t forget to comment down below how your August went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you guys about what makes you happy!): Continue reading

5 Ways You Can Help RMHC & Give Back this Summer

August 28, 2017

*Special thanks to Ronald McDonald House Charities for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*
As you all know, especially if you’ve been following along with my 12 Months of Happiness series these past few years, I’m all about positivity and spreading happiness! One of my favorite ways to spread happiness and joy is by volunteering, donating and just giving back in general. If you’ve been following this blog for a while then you may be aware that I volunteer at my local animal shelter on Friday’s and that I also donate regularly (both money and my time) to PAWS Chicago, which is where I adopted my dog Loki from. Another organization that I love helping out is the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It always brings such a smile to me face whenever I give back. It truly astounds me that one little person CAN honestly make a huge difference in someone else’s life. Speaking of making huge differences, did you know that last year Ronald McDonald House Charities, or RMHC, provided 2.4 million overnight stays to families? And in doing so gave the ability to spend more time with their sick children, to interact with their doctors, and to make important decisions about their children’s care? How amazing is that! Through the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room programs, RMHC provides places for families with sick children to stay just steps from the hospitals where they are receiving critical medical care. Here are five simple ways you can help RMHC and give back this summer: Continue reading

Disney World Haul: Summer 2017

August 23, 2017

Disney World Haul
Happy Wednesday! Since I just got back from Disney World last week, I thought today would be the perfect time to share some of the souvenirs I picked up while I was at Disney (and Universal Orlando). Speaking of Disney souvenirs, I know I haven’t shared a Disney Haul in a while (my last Disney Haul was in March and I’ve visited the Disney Parks twice since then) but lately I haven’t been buying that much stuff and thought it would be silly to dedicate a whole post to two or three items. 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 summer 2017 Disney World Haul: Continue reading