December is here! Bring out the advent calendars

December 1, 2021

Disney advent calendar Primark Disney advent calendar cute advent calendarHappy December! Even though I’ve had my decorations up since November 1st, there’s no denying that the holiday season is finally, officially HERE! (I know most people start decorating after Thanksgiving but I’m what you’d call Christmas obsessed). There’s no denying its Christmastime. Aka my favorite time of the year.

I can’t even explain what this time of year does for me. I’m just so HAPPY during the holidays. The holiday lights, holiday films, decor, what’s not to love. With the beginning of December, that means the start of one of my favorite traditions:

Advent calendars!

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Broadway is BACK!

November 29, 2021

Pre Broadway Premiere Paradise Square Playbill
If you’ve been following this blog for a while, or if you follow along on IG, than you know I’m a HUGE Broadway lover! Due to the pandemic, I haven’t been to a Broadway show since March 2020. And even though Broadway reopened back in September, I still wasn’t sure if I was comfortable enough to start going to shows again. Sure I love Broadway, but I value my health above everything.

Without getting to controversial or starting up a debate, I will say that I am fully vaccinated (and I’m getting my boaster next week!) and take this pandemic seriously. (My hand sanitizer game is STRONG!).

With that being said, thankfully the Chicago theatre scene is also taking great precautions. 

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A Squishmallows Christmas

November 16, 2021

Christmas theme home office Christmas squishmallows
Hi! I can’t believe it’s been TWO MONTHS since my last post… How is that possible? I’ve just been so busy busy busy with work, home renovation, working on special projects, planning trips and of course, getting ready for the holidays! It’s crazy to think that Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas is a little over a month away. I don’t know about you guys but I’m SO excited for Thanksgiving food next week. Turkey. Mac and cheese. Stuffing. SWEET POTATO PIE.

Okay, I need your honest opinion. Which do you prefer pumpkin pie or sweet potato pie? For me it’s not even close. Sweet potato pie is the clear winner. I guess it has to do with the fact that I LOVE sweet potatoes (and just potatoes in general) and I’m not a big fan of pumpkin. In fact, the first time I ever tasted a pumpkin flavored dessert that I actually enjoyed was a few years ago at Disneyland. I got a Mickey shaped pumpkin cupcake. But it tasted more like carrot cake than anything.

But that’s just my opinion.

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn / Halloween at Petco

September 22, 2021

Halloween Costume for dogs Petco Halloween
My LEAST favorite season (fall, winter + spring > summer) is FINALLY over, so you know what that means: It’s officially fall! YAY! If you read my last post, then you already know that I start decorating for fall/Halloween (and holidays in general) super early. In my last post I showed some cute Halloween decor from Micheals. But let’s not forget about our favorite furry friends!

My dog Loki is just as into holidays as me. (I mean I can’t really blame him, look who raised him). So I decided to run to Petco to see what adorable Halloween themed decor, treats, toys and snacks they had to offer.

Here’s the Halloween collection from Petco:

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This is (almost) Halloween // Michaels Halloween Collection

September 10, 2021

Michaels Halloween Collection
If you’ve been following along with this blog over the years then you’d know I’m a HUGE holiday lover. No seriously, I am OBSESSED with holidays. Honestly obsessed is putting it lightly. I’ve never met someone who was in love with holidays as much as me. I can’t explain why but there’s something about decorating for holidays and just holiday decor in general that just makes me happy. And shouldn’t we all be encouraging each other to do more of what makes us happy?

Because I love holidays so much, I don’t ever want them to end. That’s why I like to extend holidays for as long as possible. Don’t judge me but I legit decorate for holidays over a month before they are even set to happen. Halloween? I decorate for it on September 1st. Christmas? My tree is up and decorated by November 1st. Sorry not sorry!

Decorating for holidays just warms my heart.

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