Love the Skin You’re In (and Treat it Right!) — Winter Beauty Product Faves

Love the Skin You’re In (and Treat it Right!) — Winter Beauty Product Faves

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Hey readers!

I wanted to share some of my favorite beauty products as of late. For the past 7 months, or so—since graduating college, moving to NorCal, and just generally changing—I have noticed a difference in the look and feel of my skin. I have had some breakouts and clogged pores, and for a while nothing seemed to be working! But switching up my skincare products has really changed the appearance and feel of my skin. I’m so happy about it!

I have also included a couple of makeup favorites of mine, both of which I have been using to achieve a glowy look. My skin has looked quite dull, and these items makeup bits totally help alleviate that.

 

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IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Illumination: I’ve been using this face powder so much lately! It applies like a dream, has build-able coverage, and doesn’t look too matte on my face. I love how it gives my complexion a slightly glow-y finish without looking shiny—it is perfect for these winter months, when my skin can look so dull! I love applying it with a light hand using my Ecotools sheer powder brush. This brush is great because it allows me to apply my makeup lightly, so it doesn’t end up caking on my face or accentuating any dry patches I may have.

Laura Gellar Easy Illuminating Stick: This has been my go-to highlight for a year now, and it it absolutely stunning. I originally purchased it when I was first experimenting with cream and liquid highlight and contour products, and I fell in love with it! It is so easy to use and is totally blend-able and build-able. This Gilded Honey shade is the cream form of their bestselling powder highlight, and even though it is a golden shade, it does not look too dark on my fair skin. Definitely check this one out if you want a natural yet noticeable cream highlight!

 

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CosRX Moisturizer: I started getting into Korean skincare last summer when I knew I needed to make a change in my skincare routine. This moisturizer is one of the products that has definitely stuck with me! It is very moisturizing but not too thick, and I love the feeling my skin has in the morning after I apply this overnight. My skin really really likes this stuff! If you have dry or combination skin and want a moisturizer that is not greasy, can double as an under eye moisturizer, and wears well under makeup, then this will be your best friend! Bonus: it can double as a moisturizing mask. How cool is that?!

Mario Badescu Acne Products: A common theme of this post is finding products that my skin loves. And Mario Badescu skincare products totally take the cake! While I have used the drying lotion in the past and loved it as a spot treatment, this winter I was looking for products that would really help with my pores and blackheads. The buffering lotion and silver powder have definitely made a difference in my skin. The buffering lotion is great for nightly use (or as needed), and I can tell that it has cleared up my under-the-skin clogged pores before they get out of hand. And I love using the silver powder as a mask.

 

Let me know what products you’ve been using, and if you have any recommendations! 🙂

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Why We Love Disney Vacations

Why We Love Disney Vacations

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Chris and I were driving home from work last week and as always, the topic of Disney came up in conversation. Chris mentioned that he was wondering the cost of a Disney vacation compared to any other vacation, and we started talking about what a trip to Europe, for example, would cost compared to what we paid to go to Disney World (and what we project we’ll be paying for another upcoming trip to another Disney destination;)).

Here’s the deal: Disney is expensive. There’s no doubt about it. From the hotels to the food to the park tickets, everything adds up very quickly, and you can easily feel shocked by the price tags. It’s almost inevitable to gasp every time you see the total estimated cost for a Disney trip.

But when Chris and I spoke about the cost comparison of Disney trips and others, a very important point was made: with Disney, you are getting a lot out of what you pay for. Sure, the park tickets are undoubtedly expensive. But when you enter the park gates every day, you know that every activity has already been paid for.

Chances are, if you’re planning a European vacation, you are going to participate in tours, go on excursions, visit museums, watch shows, etc. And each of these things will likely cost you money and a separate ticket…see where I’m getting at?

But I’m getting ahead of myself here. So here are some definitive reasons why we love and value Disney vacations.

Nearly all of your heart’s desires are included in your park tickets

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As I mentioned above, when vacationing around the world, you’re most likely going to want to participate in excursions, visit museums, tour monuments and capitols…and, well, these things cost money.

And while Disney park tickets are quite expensive, they include so much more than unlimited rides. From fireworks displays and castle shows to water pageants and parades, almost everything you could ever want to do or see in a Disney park is included in your park ticket. The California and Florida parks offer so much to park guests, so be sure to take advantage of both the rides and everything else when you visit! Whether you’re visiting for one day or one week, there is a ton to see and do.

Your vacation can have that all-inclusive feel you’ve always wanted

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With the Disney Dining Plan, you can pay for your meal costs up front and eliminate the stress of meal costs before your trip even starts.

Side note: Disney is very flexible when it comes to paying off your trip—all you have to do is pay a deposit when booking your vacation and pay off your entire vacation by the month before your trip (although policies on this may vary depending on which Disney destination you are vacationing to).

Disney World offers three Dining Plan options: the Quick Service Dining Plan (which includes two quick service meals and two snacks per day), the Disney Dining Plan (which includes one quick service meal, one table service meal, and two snacks per day), and the Deluxe Dining Plan (which includes one quick service meal, two table service meals, and two snacks per day). These plans can be a great option for those who want to pay for their entire trip before even setting foot on Walt Disney World Property.

Plus, Disney World often releases free dining promotions for those staying in a Disney resort, so be on the lookout for when those are released! Christopher and I, for example, took advantage of this free dining promotion by accepting the Quick Service Dining Plan for free and paying the difference of upgrading to the Disney Dining plan. We only paid a total of approximately $125 per person for an entire week of dining!

 

Disney isn’t just for kids

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Disney is something that many people don’t fully understand unless they love Disney. And when you’re an adult couple without any kids, finding people who understand why you would vacation to kid paradise is pretty rare.

But Disney isn’t just a vacation destination for kids and families. Disney parks and resorts are some of the most romantic and thrilling places to be! There were several instances on our WDW vacation last fall that were so romantic and lovely. The entire vacation was purely blissful and magical. While we are definitely kids at heart, I think a lot of the magic came from the little romantic moments during our trip, from holding hands while watching a beautiful fireworks display to dining by a window in Cinderella Castle overlooking Fantasyland.

Disney has some of the most fantastic restaurants and ambiance imaginable, amazing food festivals, and entertainment that people of all ages can enjoy. I even believe that I love Disney parks even more as an adult than I ever did as a child!

 

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Thanks so much for reading! If you love Disney vacations or if you have a destination that is your favorite place to travel to, let me know in the comments! 🙂

Year-Round Magic: My Favorite Disney Clothing & Accessories

Year-Round Magic: My Favorite Disney Clothing & Accessories

Disney is one of my favorite things, so it’s a no-brainer that I love to incorporate Disney style in my everyday life. Here are a few of my favorite items that help me keep the magic alive—even when I am not in the parks!

Alex & Ani Cinderella Bracelet

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I’m starting off with my favorite souvenir from my recent trip to Walt Disney World: my Alex & Ani bracelet. Before the trip, I had never owned an Alex & Ani before, and I knew that this would be the perfect place to purchase my first one. And what better princess to honor than Cinderella, the symbol of the Magic Kingdom?!

Seeing Cinderella Castle for the first time was one of the most special moments in my life, and eating at Cinderella’s Royal Table was an absolute dream. So Chris and I knew upon seeing this bracelet at World of Disney that it would be the only choice for me.

I love wearing my A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes bracelet on its own or with other gold jewelry. It’s the perfect touch of Disney for everyday wear, and the jingling sound of the charm reminds me of charm bracelets I would often wear as a child. This bracelet is so special because it is a symbol of our first trip to WDW and a reminder to never stop dreaming.

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What an awesome (and CUTE) tote bag! I purchased this from Typo—am I the last one to realize that they have awesome Disney merch?! I love this because it isn’t outrageously Disney. The gold text on the black canvas is tasteful and trendy, and the subtle references to Mickey and Disney are only noticed upon close-up inspection.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a good Disney bag, but I also love to incorporate Disney into my outfits in subtle ways. This bag is perfect for toting around my work laptop or study supplies, and it’s an awesome carry on for my frequent flights.

Oh Yeah Apparel Main Street Academy Sweatshirt

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Sweatshirt from OYA; Tsum Tsum from Disney Parks; custom ears made by Chris. 

Oh Yeah Apparel is definitely one of my favorite small shops. I have loved them for well over a year, and I love their original Disney clothing items. Christopher purchased this Main Street Academy sweatshirt for me earlier this year, and I have loved it ever since.

Even though the owners of Oh Yeah Apparel are WDW locals, this sweatshirt is a fantastic reference to Disneyland, the first Disney park ever! I always feel as though I am paying homage to Walt and Disneyland, my favorite childhood park (and still my favorite place!). Plus, it’s SO cozy, and it fits me like a glove, so I never feel that I’m swimming in a on of fabric when I wear it.

ShopDisney Minnie Mouse Long Sleeve

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You can never go wrong with the queen herself! Well over a year ago, I bought Chris a Mickey Mouse long sleeve shirt, and since then we were looking for a matching Minnie one for me. We found this cozy number in 2016 while walking around World of Disney after an awesome September day at California Adventure, and we both knew after seeing it that it was meant to be.

This shirt is so fun to style because of its boat neck. I can wear it off the shoulder and layer it with so many other pieces. It’s cozy and loose enough to sleep in, but it’s in good enough condition to still wear out day to day. I love it!

 

Thanks for reading! If you have something you’re passionate about, don’t be afraid to show it through your clothing and accessories. Wearing these Disney pieces brings a smile to my face every day. 🙂

 

 

Life Lately: 3 Things

Life Lately: 3 Things

Screen Shot 2017-09-08 at 8.13.40 PMHello blog family!

It has been too long since I have taken the time to write a life update on the blog, so I wanted to take the time today to sit down and write my thoughts.

 

 

 

 

1. Grace in 2018 — While I am not one for new year resolutions, I do love the idea of living by a single word or phrase for a period of time in order to better oneself. In fall 2016 my word was gratitude, and I made an effort to write the things I am grateful for every single day, using this blog as a platform. While this was meant to be a 365-day project, I fell short, but I continued to reflect and make an effort to be grateful every day, and I think I succeeded.

I went through a period of time in 2017 when I wasn’t thinking of a particular word to inspire my thoughts or actions (with the emotional rollercoaster of graduating college and moving to a new city). But I wasn’t even thinking of a new word for 2018—it just came to me a few days ago, and it felt right.

Grace. For this season of my life (be it a year or 6 months) I plan to be more gracious toward others. I find that one of my weaknesses is I tend to be very quick to react to things. I tend to be quick to judge a situation or quick to write off someone as being rude. But I want to continue to remind myself to treat others with more grace, more kindness, more love. Because while I cannot control how others treat me, I can control my thoughts and actions toward others. And if that isn’t a magical feeling, I don’t know what is!

2. 6 Months Since Moving — It has officially been just over 6 months since moving from my little beach town to a city in the Bay Area. My oh my, what an adjustment it has been. From learning how to live with my boyfriend’s family to working a full-time job to starting to pay off my student loans, life has presented itself with some definite stressers.

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But it has also shown me so much love and laughter. Chris and I still have our study parties even after graduating, as he works on med school app things and I study for the GRE (again, I know, haha). We are trying (and not succeeding so well) to not go out for milk tea every week, but no matter what we’re having fun. I’m getting to know my coworkers more, and I have even started freelance writing for an awesome woman I met totally by chance. I have been battling homesickness by visiting Ventura as often as I can. And I have been loving living here.

3. Our Travel Plans — Chris and I have finally decided on our travel plans for the year! We’ll be returning to Taiwan, visiting Hawaii with our Friends, and going to France and Disneyland Paris in the fall (this trip is what I am most excited for, because Disney, of course!!). WE ARE SO EXCITED!

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Our first trip to Taiwan together in December 2015!

Taiwan will be amazing because we’ll be spending so much more time in the capitol. Hawaii will be our biggest trip we have ever taken with our friends. And DLP will be our Disney trip of the year—and our first international Disney park, AND my first time in Europe!

There is so much to come this year. And these travel plans are getting me through the boredom of studying and the monotony that working can be. It’s been a weird adjustment away from school and into the full-time workforce! If you have any advice, send it my way.

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If you made it this far, thanks for reading! I’d love for you to comment something about yourself and something you’d like me to write about! I want to really form a community on here this year. Let’s do this!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happiest Here: Tips for Disneyland First-Timers

Happiest Here: Tips for Disneyland First-Timers

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Disneyland—the Happiest Place on Earth—has always held a special place in our hearts.

I grew up going to the California Disney parks, and Disney was a huge part of my childhood—but that’s another story. It wasn’t until Chris and I began dating when I realized the magic that Disney can and does have on adults. Sure, Disneyland was absolutely magical when I was a kid. But when Chris and I started going to Disney together, that magic transformed for me, and I realized just how special the parks truly are.

Chris and I had our first Disney date two months after we started dating, and it has been a part of our relationship ever since. From annual Disneyland getaways to our epic first-ever Walt Disney World trip (to even concocting plans for the international Disney parks?!), we’re undoubtedly addicted to Disney.

So here it is: my blog post with my best advice for your first-ever trip to the Disneyland Resort. The best part about DLR is that there is always something new to see—especially for a first-timer! So grab a cup of coffee and read on as I share my tips for your first visit to Disneyland.

Relax

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If you’re planning a trip to Disneyland, you already know that it is the Happiest Place on Earth. The parks are magically filled with hundreds of beautiful sights, smells, and sensations, and there is no way that you could possibly see everything in only one day.

Relax! That’s how it’s supposed to be. If the magic of Disneyland could be summed up in 12 hours, there’s no way people would visit as often as they do. So enjoy yourself! Don’t rush it. Breathe in the churro-scented air, gaze up at the windows on Main Street, U.S.A., chat with the cast members as you stand in every ride queue, and realize where you are. Grab a “First Visit!” button from City Hall and smile!

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Have a General Idea of What You Want to Do

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You do not by any means need to plan out your entire day(s). I remember when Chris and I were planning our WDW trip, everyone said that you need an itinerary for every day: fast passes, dining reservations, parade times, and fireworks seating all had to practically be memorized!

Disneyland isn’t like that. With around 70% of attendees being Annual Passholders or locals, there’s no way the parks could require us to have each day planned out every time we visit.

However, it is a good idea to have a general idea of what you want to do. Want to eat at a specific restaurant, like Carnation Cafe on Main Street or Blue Bayou in New Orleans Square? You should make a reservation 2-8 weeks ahead of time, just to be sure. But when it comes to what to ride or watch, just have an idea of which lands you want to conquer and go through your day accordingly. Grab your fast passes for Space Mountain and Indiana Jones when they’re available, utilize the single rider lines if you want to, and know what time the parade will come through.

Having a general plan for your day will help you worry less so you can have way more fun! But don’t forget that this is your time to escape reality, so take advantage of strolling through the park in the evening and people watching on a bench in the afternoon.

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Carnation Cafe breakfast = A M A Z I N G 

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Don’t miss World of Color!

 

Don’t Miss the Hidden Gems

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There are so many hidden gems throughout the Disneyland Resort, and don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for them!

There are hidden Mickeys everywhere, names of notable Disney Imagineers and Legends on the windows on the second story of Main Street buildings, and fun Easter Eggs (references to things in the Disney universe) throughout rides and attractions. So grab a caramel apple, take a seat somewhere, and look and listen. You never know what you’ll see or hear!

Some experiences we love include

  • Watching the neon lights turn on one-by-one in Cars Land while listening to “Life Could Be a Dream.”
  • Sitting on the corner of Main Street and counting how many “family reunion” t-shirt groups we can see
  • Strolling through New Orleans Square and gazing longingly at the entrance to Club 33
  • Buying a caramel apple at the Candy Palace and eating it while watching a nighttime parade
  • Ride Dumbo at night to take in all of the Fantasyland lights from a new perspective
  • Grab a gingerbread cookie and hot cocoa from the Grand Californian during Christmastime

 

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Decide When You Want to Visit

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Are you planning a trip for the middle of summer, or are you visiting during the holiday season? Are you a Halloween or Christmas fan? Do you want to go for Mickey’s birthday or Disneyland’s anniversary? Is Easter or Spring Break your scene?

Take a look at the average weather for Anaheim during the time you’re planning to visit. Chris and I have gone in the middle of summer during Disneyland’s July heat, and we’ve visited in the winter on rainy days. It all depends on what you want to see while you’re there (and when you can fit the trip into your schedule).

For a first-time trip, I suggest getting a two day, one-park-per-day ticket. If you can swing it, go for three days with the park hopper option. But ultimately, do what is in your budget and best for you.

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And that’s it! That is my advice for any Disneyland newbie. And just for fun, here are a few things I always love to eat, ride, and do 🙂

  • Try a Monte Cristo sandwich at least once.
  • Ride Space Mountain at least TWICE. 
  • Be surprised at the boulder every time you ride Indiana Jones (it always gets me!!)
  • Thank and compliment cast members who are simply sweet or go the extra mile.
  • Tell every dressed-up little girl she is a beautiful princess!
  • Meet characters (and show them you’re excited!): bow at the Queen of Hearts, address Dr. Facilier properly, and tell Tinker Bell you know the water fairies where you’re from.
  • Eat a churro every time.

 

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The most magical night, even with the rain.
EPCOT with my Best Friend 💞

EPCOT with my Best Friend 💞

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Welcome to another WDW blog post! This time, I’m taking you along with us to EPCOT!

EPCOT was absolutely stunning. From the moment we walked into this park, I knew it would be a favorite. Who am I kidding, I knew I would love it even before we got on the plane! EPCOT is a breathtaking park with so much going on: from Future World to the World Showcase, every section of this park is a different vibe. If this day wasn’t incredibly hot and humid, we would have been strolling through at a much slower pace. This is definitely a park I can’t wait to revisit again.

At the time of our visit, the Food and Wine Festival was going on, and you bet Chris and I tried as much food as possible! We vlogged our whole experience (and EVERYTHING we ate) so check it out here.

This day was by far a vlog-more-photograph-less day, meaning most of what we did is documented in our video. But here are some of the photos we took!

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It was so amazing to finally see Spaceship Earth in person! Such a cool ride. 🙂 
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BEST. FOOD. EVER.
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Pork belly and black beans!
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You could get lost in the Morocco pavilion! So cool and immersive. 

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The views in every corner of EPCOT are stunning. 
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My bff and I!
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Visiting the Japan pavilion only made us want to visit Japan even more than we already do!

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Lobster roll. Chris can never resist lobster!
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Seared scallops.
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Loved the Mexico pavilion!
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Gotta go to China soon!!!!
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A selfie in every place. This one’s Germany!

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So hot, so humid, so sweaty, so tired. This Frog Toggs towel was a life-saver!
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Italy! 
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THE. BEST. THING. I. HAVE. EVER. EATEN. The food in the France pavilion was my favorite. This is a croque glace (an ice cream sandwich): mango sorbet with raspberry sauce in between a brioche bun. AMAZING. 

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All in a Golden Afternoon

All in a Golden Afternoon

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Hello everyone! Today I have another fashion post for you. This is one of my favorite outfits for this season because it has all of my favorite pieces in it!

I want to post more about fashion and style to share how you can dress fashionably without breaking the bank. All of the pieces in this outfit are totally affordable and were either purchased on sale or at low prices! I just graduated college in June, I’m paying off student loans, and I’m a pretty busy girl, so the last thing I can do is buy a ton of expensive or designer pieces all the time. Here is a classic outfit of mine that encompasses everything I love! Check the captions for outfit details. 🙂

 

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My cardigan is from Urban Outfitters and I got it on sale last Winter! My turtleneck is my new FAVORITE shirt and it was $15 (!!!!) from Uniqlo. Pro tip: Uniqlo is a great place to get basic stylish pieces at really affordable prices. This shirt was regularly priced!
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My jeans are from Hollister and I got them for under $40. Hollister jeans aren’t the best quality, but they fit my body type the best because they are stretchy and come in a long size, and the high-waisted fit is SO comfortable!
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My slip-on blush pink mules are from Amazon and were $16! They took a little bit of breaking in, but now they are super comfortable, and I wear them almost every other day! 
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My Alex and Ani bracelet is from the Disney Parks! I got it on our recent WDW trip. It was totally a splurge, but it was the number one souvenir I wanted for myself, and it’s my first Alex and Ani! I wear it all the time. My knot ring is a gift from my precious boyfriend, but he got it from Nordstrom a couple years ago, and they have similar affordable styles there still. 

 

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These tassel earrings are super on-trend right now…but I snagged mine for $8 from AMAZON. Go get some!

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Our First Time Ever at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World!

Our First Time Ever at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World!

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Hey everyone! It has been too long since we got back from our epic adventure in Walt Disney World. Here is my second post about the trip!

I have included SO many photos of the trip in this post, from our gray stuff at Be Our Guest to our lovely encounter with the princess herself at Cinderella’s Royal Table. We rode every ride we wanted, ate every snack we wanted, and saw every show we wanted on this beautiful (yet SUPER HOT AND HUMID) summer day in Disney World.

Here is a link to our vlog of this day, and below are our photos. I can’t wait to share more! I want to do a reflective post of the whole trip in which Chris and I recap our tips and tricks for WDW first-timers! Let me know what you think 🙂

 

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Cinderella Castle is breathtaking!

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The dishes recommended it 😉
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Kisses everywhere!

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I LOVE JOFFREY’S COFFEE!!

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ABSOLUTELY EPIC FIREWORKS!
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I was completely starstruck when I met Cinderella!

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Prince Charming 🙂 
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WDW Day 1: Travel Day!

WDW Day 1: Travel Day!

Hey everyone!

Today I’m starting to share some pictures and a video of our first day in Walt Disney World! We had so much fun on this day. Traveling from CA to FL was no joke. It took us 9 hours with a layover, and we were totally exhausted when we arrived, but we were so hyped to be there that none of it mattered.

I only have a few pictures from this day, as well as our first WDW vlog of the trip! Let me know what you think! 🙂

 

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Outside the Magical Express! I loved taking this bus to our resort. We watched info about the Disney World parks and a few short Mickey Mouse cartoons. 🙂 
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I loved our hotel! Shoutout to Paul from Syracuse for snapping this pic of us. Memories of these special moments while checking into the Pop Century will forever be etched into my brain. I can’t believe how nice everyone is! 
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And our dessert from The Boathouse….this wasn’t in the vlog, so I had to share it here. SO. GOOD.

And here is our WDW vlog! I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed this day. 🙂 

My Post-Grad Life: How I Maintain Optimism After College

My Post-Grad Life: How I Maintain Optimism After College

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Life after college can bring a rollercoaster of emotions. And if you’re anything like me, you were completely terrified to graduate. And that’s okay. Here are my tips for maintaining an optimistic attitude even after you leave the happiest place on Earth (yes, I mean college).

1. Apply, apply, apply

Months before I graduated, I aggressively applied for jobs. This may be because I had friends who graduated years prior to me, and I know that they had a hard time finding work. Being the planner and go-getter that I am, I wanted to make sure that I left college with a next step firmly in place. I may not know where I will be five years from now, but I wanted to know where I would be five months from graduation. I stuck to Indeed and LinkedIn for my two online job boards, and I ended up finding my now-job after six months of applications.

I applied to hundreds of jobs before landing this one last April. It wasn’t a walk in the park finding it, but I am so grateful that I started applications in October. It allowed me to get used to the idea of rejection early on.

Even if you don’t have a job by the time you graduate, keep applying. Filling out apps will allow you to always have an end goal in mind: get the job. You could find one sooner than you think!

2. Always have something to look forward to

When Chris and I were planning out Walt Disney World trip, we wanted to pick dates that would be months after we graduated college. This trip is a celebration for us, and we wanted to make sure that as we began working our post-grad jobs, we had something to look forward to. And after we get back from this trip, we plan to pick our next trip ASAP (in our case, it will hopefully be a springtime trip with our college friends!!).

I realize that traveling is not accessible to everyone, but you don’t have to have an expensive trip in mind in order to be looking forward to your future. A weekend brunch date, a new podcast, or even a delicious breakfast every morning can give you the same sense of optimism. Making sure you always have something to look forward to will help you get over the fact that you won’t be returning to your undergrad life.

3. Work toward a goal every day

I am a very goal-oriented individual, and I believe that you should have at least one goal that you are working toward every day. This can be a goal at your job, in your home, within your hobbies, or anything that you can think of that makes your heart beat. It is highly important that you work to achieve something, big or small.

Because I am planning on attending grad school within the next three years, the new goal I will be working toward is studying to retake the GRE. But every day I work toward a goal of booking more meetings at work. Every week I strive to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Every month I aim to learn something new, whether it is from a book or a podcast.

We learn and grow so much during our undergraduate years. Why can’t we continue to do so post-grad?

 

These are just a few tips that I use to make sure I am optimistic during this weird and emotional time of my life. I still miss college—I just barely graduated!!—but keeping these things in mind really helps me understand how wonderful life can be. Hey, if you’re like me, we’re just getting started.