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Spending the Afternoon at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France

June 12, 2017

Musée d'Orsay
You guys, I’m SO excited because I FINALLY got an external hard drive (I know, took me long enough!). In case you couldn’t tell, I take a lot of pictures, especially when I’m traveling. In fact, I have so many photos and different memory cards from different trips that I’ve run out of storage space on my Macbook Air so I’ve been having to upload all my photos to my iMac and its been one big crazy mess (first world problems I know!). Luckily with the external hard drive I finally have one place to store all my photos and organize all of my photos from past trips that I’ve yet to blog out. Speaking of past trips, I know I’ve blogged a little bit about my two trips to Paris last spring and winter (like my visit(s) to Disneyland Paris, exploring the Louvre and Catacombs of Paris, one of my favorite spots to view the Eiffel Tower from and my stay at the Dream Castle Hotel) but I still have a few more Paris posts to share with you all. Today I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from my afternoon at the Musée d’Orsay! In case you couldn’t tell from my various art museums and art exhibits posts, I LOVE a good art museum so obviously visiting the Musée d’Orsay was high on my Paris bucket list! Continue reading

Monday’s Music 29 // Ultimate Jogging Playlist

June 5, 2017

Happy Monday and welcome to another edition of Monday’s Music! It’s been forever since I’ve shared a Monday’s Music playlist so I thought “hey, there’s no time like the present!”. I always have such a blast sharing different playlists (I think my all-time favorites were my Disney Playlists) and hearing/reading about some of your favorite songs as well (don’t forget to comment down below some of your favorite workout tunes!). It’s such a fun way to discover new music! I was going through a few of my older Monday’s Music playlists and realized that around this time last year I shared my 2016 workout playlist. Although I still do listen to a lot of those songs (and they’re still on my jogging/workout playlist), I’ve updated that playlist quite a bit since then. Here are some of my favorite “current” (meaning these songs, with the expectation of the Hamilton soundtrack, were released this year) workout songs:Ultimate Jogging Workout Playlist Continue reading

The Best Record Stores in Chicago

May 15, 2017

Best Record Stores in Chicago
As many of you know, I’m an avid record collector. There’s just something about hearing a vinyl that makes me so happy. Call me crazy, but sometimes I feel like a song (or album) sounds better when it’s coming from my record player (maybe it’s because of the bass or something, I don’t know!). I’ve been collecting records since I got my baby blue Crosley record player (her name is Little Darling) for my 21st birthday (which was four years ago). Since then, vinyl hunts have become part of my regular weekend routine (I’ve also updated my record player to an adorable floral Crosley Radio Keepsake Portable Turntable). I love searching for new records. I can’t explain it but it just makes me so happy! Over the past four years of I’ve explored dozens of awesome record stores so I thought today, I’d share a couple of my favorite ones with you all. Here are some of my favorite record stores in Chicago: Continue reading

VNYL | Curated Vinyl Records Delivered Monthly

April 14, 2017

VNYL Curated Vinyl Records Delivered Monthly
After hearing a ton of mixed reviews (from both word of mouth and online reviews) about VNYL, I decided to finally bite and the bullet and check it out for myself. If you checked out my previous VNYL review then you may recall that during Cyber Monday, VNYL was having an awesome deal where you could get a two month membership for just $40 and since you get three records per month, that’s $40 for six records (which isn’t half bad if you ask me!). Although I had a somewhat positive/pleasant first month experience with VNYL, I can’t say the same for my second/final month. Even though I’m a huge vinyl lover/collector, I don’t think VNYL is the best route, for me personality, for growing a record collection. I’m glad I decided to try VNYL out (that Cyber Monday deal was a little to good to pass up) but (regular) price wise, I definitely don’t think it is worth it! Continue reading

And the Oscar Goes To…[2017 Oscar Predictions]

February 23, 2017

Oscars 2017 Best Picture Nominations
Next to Christmas and my birthday, Oscar night is one of my FAVORITE days of the year (no seriously, I LOVE the Oscars)! Every year I make it my personal goal to see ALL of the Oscar nominated films BEFORE the Oscars (and before they even get nominated!). I love seeing dozens of movies throughout the year and guessing which films the Academy will recognize (I’m usually 90% right!) I’m happy to say that this year marks the NINTH straight year that I’ve completed my goal of seeing every Best Picture Oscar nominated film (if you can’t already tell, I’m a huge film buff!). For the past three years here on the blog, I’ve been able to correctly predict (almost) EVERY major Oscar win (I only got one prediction wrong back in 2015) so here’s hoping for another year of successful predictions. Here are my predictions for the 89th Academy Awards: Continue reading