July 13, 2016

Monthly Favourites- June 2016

Hello friends! I know I say this every month, but I can’t believe another month has come and gone! I’m happy that summer is here, it’s my favourite season! It’s monthly favourites time- and I’m sharing my favourite things from the past month, ranging from entertainment, clothing, beauty and more! Let’s jump right in!

Monthly Favourites June 2016

Entertainment

Gilmore Girls- I try not to repeat myself in these too much, but I finished Gilmore Girls in June and just had to share. It really is one of my favourite shows, and with the revival coming later this year finishing the series leaves me with excitement! I’m trying not to think too much about what the storylines will be, but if you are a fan let me know your predicitions! As always, I’m Team Chris and Team Dean! 😀

Up- It’s been a few years since I’ve watched this movie, and I love it! It was actually my dad’s first time watching it, so it was fun to see what he thought of it. I hope to meet Dug and Russell in Animal Kingdom on my next trip!

 

Big Brother- I’ve gotten sucked into the newest season that just started, but we’ll see how long I watch it. 3 days a week is quite the commitment! I watched most of last season and am slowly starting to understand the game. Survivor is still my favourite though!

Me Before You- While it’s the only book I read last month, I flew through it! I feel like I have a bit of a different perspective on the story because of my sister who is in a wheelchair (she’s not technically a quadriplegic, but she does have Cerebral Palsy and is in a wheelchair), so it was an interesting read. I hope to see the movie soon!

Clothing

Lululemon Running Shorts- While I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I spent a Christmas present gift card I June, I’m very happy with what I got! I actually don’t think I’d ever been into a Lululemon, and my shopping experience was surprising. I talk more about it in the co-coordinating video if you want to hear more! I picked up two pairs of shorts and a headband. The High Waist Speed ShortSpeed Short, and the Cardio Cross Trainer headband.

Birkenstock Sandals– I’m like yearsss behind on this trend, but I bought my first pair of Birkenstocks last month. My feet tend to swell in the summer, so I though the buckle design would come in handy, and let my feet breathe at the same time. I’m already liking them! I know that once they are broken in more they will be more comfortable, so I’m trying to wear then whenever possible.

Beauty

OPI Oh My Majesty- I believe I saw a picture of this nail polish on Instagram and loved it. The colour is simple but not just white, it sparkles in the light! And because it’s white it makes your hands look more tanned than they are 🙂 I also found it help up much better than all of the nail polishes I have bought recently, so I am very happy with this purchase!

 

Burt’s Bees Lip Balm- This ultra-moisturizing lip balm stays in my purse and I love it! It goes on so smoothly and keeps my lips moisturized for hours! I don’t like minty lip balms which I find some Burt’s Bees ones to be, so I’m definitely happy with this one!

YouTubers

Last month I shared one of the You Tubers I had found recently, and while I didn’t start watching anyone new in June, I thought I would share a couple of channels that I watch regularly. I grouped these channels together because they are the two “family vloggers” I watch. It might seem a little weird because I don’t have kids, but I enjoy watching both channels. I think I enjoy watching the family vloggers because I look forward to when I have a family of my own and have those “moments”.

KyleandCourt– I found this channel while watching Disney Vlogs, and have been watching Court’s videos for about a year and a half now. It’s crazy to watch how fast her kids are growing up! She has some Disney trips coming up so I can’t wait to see those videos! It’s always fun to see Disney through the eyes of kids, and her kids are 6, 4 and 2 1/2 years old.

beingmommywithstyle– I also found Di’s channel from Disney Vlogs, and enjoy watching her DITL vlogs. I really admire how she decorates her house, and hope I can have an eye like hers when it comes time for me to decorate my own place!

I hope you enjoy looking at some of my favourite things each month, because I really have fun sharing about them! If you want to hear a little more, check out the video below!

Let me know in the comments what you’ve been enjoying lately! I’d love to know!

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As always, thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey
July 6, 2016

June Planner Subscription Boxes

Hello everyone! Instead of writing two posts about the planner subscriptions I got last month, I thought I would combine them into one post. I’m sharing what was in my June Planner Addict box, and the June Scribbles Monthly.

 

June Planner Addict Box

As you may remember from last month’s unboxing, I have unsubscribed from the Planner Addict Box, so this will be my last post sharing about it. I liked all of the things that I got, but at over $40 per month, I just couldn’t justify it. I also mention in the video a few of my frustrations. Namely, receiving my box more than halfway through the month (when the stickers are generally in the colour scheme of that month in my planner), and how many stickers were in this month (my favourite part, and there were more in this month than any of the other month’s I received). I would rather buy just stickers and save a little bit of money to get them when I can control. You can check out my final unboxing below:

What’s in the Box

The clip is from Peonies Paperie and it’s so cute! I have a carry-all clutch from Erin Condren for my planner and it’s a snug fit, but I like how this clip would still fit because it’s so flexible!

The washi tape, whiteout, pineapple sticky notes, pen, planner clips, and cup cozy are all from Planner Addict Box.

The spread from My Newest Addiction might be my favourite thing in the box. I love the colours and the whole spread just screams summer!

The Papery Bowtique included a spread with some of their most popular items, and I love the bright colours! Because I still live at home I don’t use a lot of the icon stickers, but I’m probably an unusual case. When I have my own place they will come in handy!

Made With Southern Luv’s spread is the one I picked to use first, and I love all the fun sayings! I love weekend banners, and the floral touches they added to the kit.

The last sticker page is from Bella Rose Paper Co, and I think I will use it next week! The cacti are so cute!

Because this month’s box came with so many sticker kits, it was hard picking which one to use! You can see the spread I picked below:

June Spread

After getting this box for 5 months I have a lot of similar items, which is a downside. I think the excitement from subscription boxes have worn off for me, and I might be better of buying things that I can pick and choose and would most likely use all of. That’s just my thought right now, but I may stop all my subscription boxes for a while.

Scribbles Monthly

Scribbles Monthly is a monthly subscription service from Scribble Prints Co. I believe I found the company on Instagram, and have watched a few of Andrea’s plan with me videos, but really like her stickers. I can’t justify going on a spending spree for stickers, especially because I have a Cricut. I think this is a nice way to get some stickers, and I like the surprise! All of the info on the Scribbles Monthly subscription can be found here. The box was $54.88 this month, which is a bit expensive, but part of that is international shipping. Check out my unboxing video below:

There are enough stickers in the kit to do a full spread (like she does in her PWM videos0, or a couple whitespace spreads which you can see below is more my style. It also comes with two extras! I really liked what was in it this month, they only thing I don’t like is the feel of the glossy stickers. I didn’t know that before I got the kit, so it’s not something I could have controlled. Actually- each box comes with glossy stickers. Overall, I’m happy with this box! I am already getting one this month (it could be delayed with a possible Postal Strike), and will show you when it comes! If I still don’t love the glossy stickers then I may re-evaluate, but I will wait until I receive it to make a decision. Below is an example of one of the spreads I made with this kit:

Scribbles Spread

 

I hope you enjoyed a look at this month’s planner accessories roundup, which was your favourite? Let me know if you’d be interested to see how I plan in the comments!

Also if you haven’t entered already, my first giveaway ends at midnight! You can get to that post by clicking here. Good luck!

As always, thank you for reading!

Kelsey
July 1, 2016

1 Year of A Disney Obsession!

What? When did this happen?! A Disney Obsession is 1!

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I absolutely cannot believe this blog has been live for a whole year! I remember when I came up with the idea and spend hours trying to get things just how I wanted them to look. I remember brainstorming posts and writing all over the place! I thought I would take a quick look back, and talk a little bit about what blogging for a year means to me! First off, remember this?

A Disney Obsession Original

 

I was so proud to have designed something all by myself, and now I cringe a little looking at it. I never liked the pink, and by the time the blog theme changed, I was SO READY to look at something else! And now here we are:

A Disney Obsession 2.0

It suits me so much more! I’m still in love with the “new” look, how many months later!

 

Thank You!!!

I really just wanted to take a moment to say thank you to YOU! My readers! I had absolutely no idea what to expect when this blog went live, and I didn’t know if I would give up, or forget about it, or just have nothing to post about! In the last year I have learned SO much about myself, and I really do enjoy sitting down at my computer each week to write a new post!

A Few Things I’ve Learned Along the Way

Looking back I really can’t believe how much I’ve grown, and the things that I learned about myself. I’ve grown to be more confident (otherwise I wouldn’t have a YouTube channel). I’ve learned how dedicated I can be (I believe I’ve only missed a single week of posting). I’ve learned that I like to be need to be organized, and I’ve learned what ways works for me! I’ve learned to look ahead and manage my time (so I’m not typing late into the night before a post goes up). And maybe the most important thing I’ve found, is my voice. I plan on talking a little more about this in an upcoming post, but I really have this blog to thank for that.

 

I want to hear from you!

If I could change one thing about the blog, I’d want to interact more! I want this to be a place where you can share things and talk to me! I don’t want this request to come off as me demanding anything, but my hope is to create a community! Whether it’s here on the blog or through social media, let’s keep in touch! Let me know what you like to see on the blog, because it really helps to have feedback. I really do appreciate everyone who reads what I type, and I want to give that back, and give you content that you enjoy!

If you haven’t already, make sure to enter the giveaway from Wednesday’s post! Click here to get to that post!

From the bottom of my heart I really just want to thank you for coming along on this journey with me. I have so much planned, and I can’t wait to share it all with you! Cheers to the next year!

 

 

Kelsey