July 5, 2017

Monthly Favourites- June 2017

Happy Summer everyone! My favourite season is here, but man is it busy! I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for 2 years already, and we’re already halfway through 2017! It’s monthly favourites time once again, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month with you! From entertainment, beauty, a recipe, and more podcasts I’ve discovered, I’m sharing it all! Okay, let’s get started!

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Entertainment

Big Little Lies- If you checked out my favourites last month, or the trip recap I posted a few weeks ago, you’ll know that I’ve been on a reading kick lately! I remember seeing previews for the HBO show “Big Little Lies” when it first came out, and I didn’t even know it was a book! So of course I had to read the book before watching the show. Well, I did both in the month of June! The only downside was I thought there were 8 episode of the show, and there were only 7. I couldn’t believe it just ended! Ethan thought it was hilarious. You can check out the book here.

Pirates 5: Dead Man tell no tales- I went to see the final (?) film in the franchise, and while it wasn’t the greatest movie I have ever seen, I did enjoy it! I haven’t ever seen the 4th one, but this one definitely reminded me of the original 3, which I remember seeing in theatres when they came out.

 

Lady Antebellum: Heartbreak– Their newest album came out this month, and I really like it! I’ve seen Lady Antebellum in concert twice, and they are about as far into country music I go. I wish I was going to see them this summer (I think they may have already come to Toronto?), but I will just listen to the CD on repeat instead.

 

Beauty

Joe Fresh lip gloss in Fresh Glass– I bought this on a whim, and am really happy I did! While I’ve been into lip stains, I like a neutral gloss to put over them to keep my lips moisturized. This one does the job perfectly!

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Bath and Body Works body lotion in Velvet Sugar– My Mom got this lotion in a goodie basket of some kind and gifted it to me! I’ve been using it recently on my legs when I get out of the shower, and it makes them SO SOFT. The smell isn’t too strong and is neutral enough that I really like it!

Monthly favourites June 2017

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brush cleaner– I got this in the Sephora Spring sale (see what else I got in the sale here), and I LOVE IT. You can see it put to work in the video at the end of the post, but I’m so happy I bought it! The smaller size was out of stock, but I’m actually glad I got the full size, because it give you room to swirl the brush. Since I use my Naked 3 palette pretty much every day, I can use this to swap colours without setting the bush wet at all.

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Recipe

The better burger– From the cookbook Quinoa Revolution (but also available on the internet via the link) this veggie burger is SO GOOD. Ethan and I love making a big batch of these and keep them in the freezer for lunches or dinners in a pinch. You can find the cookbook here.

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podcasts

I found some new podcasts this month! Both of them are related to the bachelor universe, so I will detail them below. One thing to note about both of them? They have ads (which I totally understand) but they are SUPER cheesy.

The Almost Famous Podcast– hosted by Ben Higgins and Ashley I, they talk about what’s currently happening on this season of The Bachelorette (which I’m actually not watching), and so many more topics. It’s a weird combination, but I really like the dynamic of the pair!

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Off the Vine– hosted by Kaitlyn Bristowe, she drinks wine and talks about a bunch of different things. She’s had Spencer and Heidi Pratt as guests, Shawn B (aka her fiancé), as well as her best friend all on the podcast, and they are FUNNY. I think my favourite things might be with Shawn B, when they talk about the things that went on behind the scenes on The Bachelorette, and when they talk about their life together.

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If you’d like to hear more about my June favourites, check out the coordinating video below!

Thank you for joining me in another month of sharing my favourites! Let me know what you enjoyed in the month of June in the comments below!

 

 

Kelsey
July 1, 2017

A Disney Obsession is 2!

You guys, I feel like I just wrote this post for last year! A Disney Obsession is 2! I can’t believe I have been blogging for two years!

A Disney Obsession

 

Let’s take a short walk down memory lane. Remember when the blog looked like this? (I cringe only a little when looking at it, lol)

A Disney Obsession 1.0

Now I feel like I’ve really found my blogging groove! I plan on sharing a post this month in what I’ve learned in my second year of blogging (like I did last year), but today I just wanted to say THANK YOU for all of your support! I had no idea what I was doing when I started this little blog of mine, and while I still don’t know everything, I have learned a lot! I’m proud of myself for sticking with this, and I still really enjoy sharing with you!

A Disney Obsession

I feel like I have changed so much since I started this blog, and so much has happened! There are so many things coming up that I can’t wait to share with you all! From buying a house, to planning a wedding (which I will have a post about soon), life is pretty busy right now! I wouldn’t have thought either of those topics would be something I would cover when I started A Disney Obsession, but here we are and I will continue to update you guys!

If you haven’t already, please sign up for my newsletter, because I have some plans for that coming up!



Thank You!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for supporting this hobby of mine! I really can’t express how much it means to me! 🙂 I hope you are enjoying more of a look into my life in the weekend vlogs going up every Friday, because I really enjoy filming them!

If there’s something you’d like to see here on the blog or in a video, please let me know in the comments below, or even send an email to Kelsey {at} adisneyobsession.com!

Thank you so much for supporting A Disney Obsession, and here’s to the next year!

Kelsey
June 28, 2017

How to Stay Cool at Walt Disney World in Summer

Hello friends, and Happy Wednesday! It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve had a blog post that is Disney related, so today I’m sharing some Disney tips! While it still isn’t officially summer yet, it’s definitely hot in Walt Disney World! Today I’m sharing TEN tips that will help keep you cool if you are headed to the parks this summer! I’ve never been to Walt Disney World during the summer months, but I have been when it’s hot, so these tips have come in handy! Okay, let’s get started!

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head to the parks early

Heading to the parks early if possible is great for many reasons. The parks will be less crowded so you can get more done, and have some of the more popular things done before it gets too hot. Combine this with the third tip, and you have yourself my ideal Disney day!

See a show type attraction

Head inside! I love hitting Carousel of Progress during the heat of the day, and shows like Universe of Energy (although it’s 45 minutes long), Voyage of the Little Mermaid, It’s Tough to Be A Bug, Finding Nemo The Musical, Country Bear Jamboree, The American Adventure, Impressions de France, and O Canada! are all good options to get you out of the heat! Nothing like a little break in the afternoon 🙂

 

take a break

Being at the parks from opening until closing can be fun, but exhausting! If you are heading to the parks early in the morning, it’s nice to head back to your hotel in the hot hours of the day to relax a bit, or take a nap. Ethan and I have done that on some of the trips we’ve taken by ourselves, and it definitely helps to break up the day so you don’t feel like you are running on empty by the end of your trip!

hit the pool or water parks

If you are taking a break, you can use that time to cool off in the pool, or head to the water parks for the day/a few hours! The water parks are nice if you have the time, but I wouldn’t suggest taking a day away from the major parks to visit Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach. The nice thing about Disney Resorts is they all have pools, which usually have games for the kids. It’s nice to cool of in the pool during the summer for sure!

drink lots of water

Disney restaurants give free ice water, so take advantage of it! I always carry a water bottle with me (mostly because I hate the taste of Dasani), but we fill it up in the room before we head out, and use the water fountains at the parks! Don’t worry, we use a water bottle with a filter. I’ve linked the one we use (just click on the picture below).

have some ice cream!

If you are on vacation, you might as well eat some ice cream! I love having ice cream in the afternoon when it’s hot. And Mickey shaped ice cream? Even better!

buy a cooling towel

They sell these everywhere, but I’ve linked one from Amazon below (just click on the picture). Basically you wet in and it keeps you cool, which can be really helpful in the summer! And when it stops being colder than the outside air, just wet it again and you are good to go!

make dining reservations for the hottest hours of the day

This tip and the next one involve a little bit of pre-planning, which you are most likely going to do if you are visiting Walt Disney World anyways. Table service restaurants are inside in the air conditioning, so you might want to considering making a lunch reservation to keep you out of the heat during the early afternoon and hottest hours of the day. You can also head to a quick service restaurant, but might end up waiting for a bit depending on crowds. Another suggestion is snagging a lunch Be Our Guest reservations, where you can see the restaurant (especially if you can’t get a dinner reservation), and you get out of the heat and have a less expensive meal. This is what we did on our last trip, (it was pretty hot for November) and it worked really well!

make fastpass+ reservations for the hottest parts of the day

This is also a way to make the most of FastPass+, because regular lines are generally the longest in the afternoon, which is also the hottest time of the day. Especially if you get to the park early, you can make FastPass+ reservations for the middle of the day, so you know you will get on some rides for sure, and be out of the heat!

 

Hit the Attractions with indoor play areas

If you are travelling with kids, this tip will help keep your kids cool, and give you a little break as well! Rides like Dumbo, Spaceship Earth, Mission: Space, and The Seas with Nemo and Friends all have something in common. Either before (Dumbo) or after (everything else) you ride, your kids can play games inside!

The nice thing about Walt Disney World is most of the queues for attractions are inside, where there is air conditioning or fans blasting. At Disneyland in Califonia, most of the queues are outside. They don’t deal with humidity and the storms they get in Florida, but it’s something to be thankful for in Walt Disney World!

Have you ever been to Walt Disney World in the heat of summer? What are your tips to stay cool? Let me know in the comments!

That wraps up my tips for how to stay cool Walt Disney World in summer! If you are headed there this summer, hopefully you can use some of my tips for and enjoy a cooler day! Thank you so much for reading!

 

 

Kelsey