If you guys follow me on Instagram then you may have already seen my post from yesterday. It’s official, for the first time in THREE YEARS I am no longer a Disney Annual Passholder. It’s a sad day but at the same time I’m so grateful for these past three years! I grew up at Disney (Disney World specifically). Some of my favorite childhood memories include my mom, sister and I at Disney World!
And even though I’ve been a huge Disney fan since I was a young child, it wasn’t until my adulthood that I truly fell in love with Disney. The Disney Parks were always a blast when I visited them as a kid but as an adult, it was a whole new experience!
Thanks Disney for making my adulthood so magical!
Happy Friday you guys! I am SO crazy behind in sharing my travel posts. No seriously, I’m WAY behind. I’ve only shared one post from my trip to Canada (which was back in June) and I have like five more to share! There’s a fun Chicago themed travel post that I still need to share. And I also have a bunch of Disney Cruise posts to share. (I had such a blast on my second Disney Cruise and I have lots of new tips and tricks to share!).
So today I decided to share a fun Disney Cruise themed post: Ideas For Decorating Your Stateroom Door! This is kind of a “part two” to THIS POST, in which I shared different tips for decorating your stateroom door. While we are on the subject of Disney Cruises, make sure to check out my Fish Extenders 101 post and THIS POST, which talks all about Vanellope’s Sweets and Treats.
Now onto the post!
I’m back! I had such a blast at Disney World and on my Disney Cruise but now, sadly, it’s back to reality. This was such a bittersweet trip because unfortunately, this was my last Disney trip for awhile. As most of you know, I’ve been an annual passholder at Disney for three years now (since 2015). And because of that, I was able to visit the Disney Parks quite often.
In fact, since 2015 I’ve visited a combination of Disneyland, Disney World and Disneyland Paris 20+ times. And I went on two Disney cruises in that timeframe as well! (That’s a LOT of Disney!). It’s hard to put into words but Disney is truly MY happy place. I don’t mind when people say things like “Disney is for kids”, or “Disney is a tourist trap” or “why waste money on Disney when you can visit to xyz!”. At the end of the day, it’s MY choice and I’ll always chose Disney.
But, there’s always a sliver lining. The reason I’m taking an extended Disney break (and not renewing my annual pass when it expires in October) is because I’m saving for a trip to Tokyo Disneyland! (Actually, I really want to spend a month in Asia and hit Tokyo Disneyland, Shanghai Disneyland and Honk Kong Disneyland all within one trip!).
A little ambitious, I know!
Ah summer, how I loathe you. No really, summer is definitely my least season. I seriously don’t understand why people love summer so much. Well, let me rephrase that. I don’t understand why adults love summer so much.
When you’re a kid/in school, sure summer is great because you get a three month break, but it’s not like adults get a “summer break.” You still have to go to work (unless you’re a teacher or a job that’s not year round). Maybe it’s because I prefer cooler weather but I just don’t get the appeal of summer.
Regardless, one thing I DO enjoy about summer is all of the fun events that come to Chicago. The Taste of Chicago, Lollapalooza, countless Broadway shows, fun new exhibits. All of the activities going on throughout the city definitely help distract me from the fact that I dislike summer.
(And boy is there a lot to do in the city!).
Happy Monday and welcome to a new series here on the blog that I like to call “Thrifting Adventures!”. Basically, this series will be all about my different experiences while I’m out exploring different thrift shops and vintage stores here in Chicago. (And possibly other cities as well).
This series is sort of similar to my vinyl hunting posts (I know, it’s been forever since I’ve posted about my vinyl hunting journey) but more so focused on the things that I find at different thrift stores.
Here’s some of the awesome finds I found on my latest Thrifting Adventure: