March 7, 2018

Monthly Favourites- February 2018

Hello everyone, I hope you are well! Welcome to another monthly favourites post. It’s hard to believe I’ve officially been posting these for two years! I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the month of February, from entertainment, to beauty, clothing, and some miscellaneous things. Okay, let’s get started!

monthly favourites february 2018

 

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Entertainment

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware– I got this book for Christmas and flew through it! It was so good, and I would definitely recommend it! I don’t want to give anything away, so here’s the description (that I trimmed down a bit) from Chapters.ca:

Lo Blacklock, a journalist who writes for a travel magazine, has just been given the assignment of a lifetime: a week on a luxury cruise with only a handful of cabins.

At first, Lo’s stay is nothing but pleasant, but as the week wears on, frigid winds whip the desk, gray skies fall, and Lo witnesses what she can only describe as a dark and terrifying nightmare: a woman being thrown overboard. The problem? All passengers remain accounted for—and so, the ship sails on as if nothing has happened, despite Lo’s desperate attempts to convey that something (or someone) has gone terribly, terribly wrong…

With surprising twists, spine-tingling turns, and a setting that proves as uncomfortably claustrophobic as it is eerily beautiful, Ruth Ware offers up another taut and intense read in The Woman in Cabin 10—one that will leave even the most sure-footed reader restlessly uneasy long after the last page is turned.

monthly favourites february 2018

American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace – I’m a few episodes behind, but I’ve been loving the show! It’s so interesting seeing Darren Criss in such a dark and twisted role, and I definitely have to watch a few minutes of something happy before going to bed after watching! I didn’t watch the first season, but I’m hoping to watch it eventually!

Monthly favourites February 2018

Serial Podcast– I binged the first season of this podcast in under a week and loved it! I don’t know why but I’ve taken such an interest in true crime stories. If you likes Dirty John or Making a Murderer, you’ll love this podcast!

monthly favourites february 2018

Britt Hanlon– Her videos popped up in my feed on the Youtube app, and I’ve caught up on her pregnancy updates! I don’t know why I find them interesting, but I do! I’m all caught up on those videos and have been watching her recent ones too. She seems really nice, and I like her content!

monthly favourites february 2018

 

Beauty

Clinique Acne Solutions BB cream– I picked this up during the Sephora Fall Sale, and I’ve been loving it! It feels lighter on my skin than a foundation, and has really nice coverage! My skin is very red and I sometimes worry about being able to cover it up, but this BB cream does a great job! I use a silicone blender to apply it, which helps me only use a few drops.

monthly favourites february 2018

Ludwig liquid lipstick by Kat Von D– I got this in a set for Christmas (that was picked up during the Sephora Fall Sale as well), and I’ve been gravitating to it a lot! It’s a nice neutral, and is comfortable on my lips. I’d most likely purchase the full size when I finish the smaller size I have now.

monthly favourites February 2018

Clothing

Hue Pajamas– I had a cold in February, so this set of pajamas made the list! They are fleece so I worried about them being too warm, but I was fine and actually needed more blankets haha. The ones I got aren’t available anymore, but I’ve linked the closest set I could find.

Misc

Notes app (iPhone version)- I figured I would mention this because I use it ALL THE TIME! I have different notes for grocery lists, blog to do’s, things I need to add to my planner, wedding things and more. If I’m out I can just add things when I think of it!

Handlettering 101– I picked up this with some money I got for Christmas, and I’ve had a lot of fun working on hand lettering! I’d like to be able to make some wedding signs and things like that, so I’m trying to work on it when I’m just sitting watching tv. There are a lot of hand lettering books out there, but I’m liking this one so far!

monthly favourites february 2018

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

What’s something that you enjoyed in the month of February? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Kelsey
February 28, 2018

My Sixth Trip to Walt Disney World

Hello everyone and welcome back to another trip recap! Today I’m sharing everything I can remember from my 6th trip to Walt Disney World from May 2012! I’ll also be sharing anything I learned from this trip, and share pictures in the video below! I’ll be laying out the main points of the trip in point form, and go into more detail in the video. Okay, let’s get started!

The basics:

 

  • May 2012
  • only a few days- was a larger Florida trip- went to the Kennedy Space Centre, Universal and Sea World
  • first trip with Ethan! My family went as well 🙂
  • stayed at Pop Century
  • Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios
  • got a picture taken in the rose garden- Ethan wanted to propose there but the hub expansion removed it! We actually wandered around the night we got engaged because he was looking for it!
  • Alex was sick for the Disney section of the trip
  • went to Hollywood & Vine for the Fantasmic package
  • waiter forever for Fantasmic and it almost got rained out!
  • also ate at Tony’s Town Square and Garden Grill

This trip was memorable for me because it was Ethan’s first trip to Walt Disney World! It was fun to show him what I love in the parks, and get him hooked :D. Spoiler alert, he’s been on every trip since! It was a short trip so it left us with still a lot to see!

 

Other posts in the Trip recap series:

My 1st trip to Walt Disney World (May 1997)

My 2nd trip to Walt Disney World (May 2007)

My 3rd Trip to Walt Disney World (January/February 2008)

My 4th Trip to Walt Disney World (April/May 2009)

My 5th Trip to Walt Disney World (October 2011)

My 6th Trip to Walt Disney World (you’re here!)

Thank you so much for joining me today for another Disney Trip recap! We still have a few more to go!

What is something that you still remember from a trip to Walt Disney World? Let me know in the comments below!

Kelsey
February 21, 2018

Wedding Planning Update: Months 9-15

Hello friends! Welcome back to another wedding planning update! Today I am sharing everything we’ve done wedding planning wise since July of 2017, going up to the end of January 2018. It feels like we haven’t done a lot, but as I started piecing together this post, we’ve definitely done a lot! I explain a bit more about everything we’ve done in the video below, but I’ll also talk a little bit about each of the items below the video.

Wedding planning update

If you missed the first post in this wedding series, check that out here! I plan on doing one more in August before the wedding (which is in September), and after that I will share all of the details of our big day! I’m not giving out exact details before then for privacy reasons, but I will share everything after the fact! Okay, let’s get started!

The things we’ve done!

  • Bought my wedding dress! Check out this weekend vlog if you’d like to see some of the other ones I tried on!
  • booked section at hotel- our venue has accomodations, so we’ve booked a few rooms for guests who don’t want to stay on site
  • had engagement pictures taken! I love our pictures, and we’ve already printed and hung some in our bedroom. I’ve scattered some of my favourites through the post 🙂

  •  hired a dj- one thing that was nice to cross off the list!
  • hired an officiant- another nice thing to check off! We still have to put together our ceremony, but we still have plenty of time!
  • looked at bridesmaid dresses- I’m pretty sure we’ve found the ones, and this happened when I went back to purchase my dress! What can I say, I’m efficient!

Monthly Favourites September 2017

  • sent save the dates- which makes it real!
  • hired a florist- I didn’t think I’d be super excited about flowers, but I love the look we are going for, and working with the florist to put together a proposal was really fun!
  • talked to shuttle company- we haven’t officially booked this yet, but we don’t need to book super far in advance. It’s a school bus that will pick guests up from the hotel, and loop back and forth later in the night.

Wedding planning update

  • booked rental items- our venue is a DIY venue, so we have to bring everything in. This meant figuring out how many table settings, tablecloths ect. we needed! We finalized the numbers (we over-estimated so we could guarantee availability), and can make any changes up to 2 weeks before the big day.
  • got ethan’s suit started- we went to Moore’s and purchased a custom suit, and I really like how it will look!
  • I purchased my hairpiece and veil from this shop on Etsy, and saved a lot of money from what the bridal salon would have charged! The veil is almost exactly the same as the one I tried on, so I’m happy! I just have to purchase the belt for my dress and figure out jewelry and shoes.

Wedding Planning Update

  • we worked on our registries! It’s a lot more work than I thought, so make sure to think of that before you start! Our situation might be a little different because we need everything, but it’s still be pretty time consuming!
  • We started brainstrorming ideas for decor, and have a bit of an idea of how we want everything to look. Now we just have to actually get the things!
  • we have the dates we want to go on our honeymoon, and we know where! I’ll share this later 🙂
  • and at the very end of January we booked hair!
  • hired a videographer! I completely forgot to mention this in the video, but we hired a videographer. It was something Ethan and I went back and forth on, but I ultimately decided I really wanted to have a video of our day!

 

Wedding Planning Update

 

I can definitely say that we’ve done a lot and gotten a lot of the bigger things out of the way. The only vendor I have left to book is makuep! other than that, we will be focusing on decor and the smaller things. I know we want to make some things ourselves, and maybe I’ll even do a DIY post after the wedding! Because some people who will be attending read here and I don’t want to spoil it! But I can say that I’m really starting to see the day come together, and I’m getting excited! I used to just feel stress/anxiety when thinking about it, so it’s nice to feel something different!

Thank you so much for joining me in today’s wedding planning update! Have any questions or advice? Leave them in the comments below!

 

Kelsey