October 26, 2016

Bath & Body Works Haul!

Hello everyone! Last month I went to Bath and Body Works and stocked up on some goodies that I thought I would share with you today! I like going to Bath ad Body Works maybe twice a year (so I don’t go too overboard), and probably won’t go back until next year. Okay, let’s get started!

Bath & Body Works

Everything that I bought was part of a promotion, so I saved quite a bit! I believe what saved was around $68, when I spent just over $100. Not bad in my books!

Buy 3 Get 3 Free

I’ve mentioned how much I love these lotions before, so I picked up a few more! They’re the Ultra Shea Body Creams. I found that some of the ones that I had were a little heavy on the scent , so I opted to try something a little lighter this time. I’ve mentioned before that I like to keep a hand lotion at my desk at work, so I got the Warm Vanilla Sugar for that. I also bought a Pretty as a Peach one to get the deal, and found the scent was nice and light. For my third item I got the Pretty as a Peach shower gel. My sister was with me, and for her 3 she picked the Pretty as a Peach shower gel as well, a Salted Caramel Pumpkin body lotion matching shower gel. Let’s just say I got her hooked! Unfortunately I can’t find any links for that scent, so it must be discontinued, or not currently available.

$3 for $5

I picked up a few of the small hand sanitizers, which I am definitely taking to Disney! My sister got one to put on her backpack, and I got the other two. I kept the scents the same, and got two Warm Vanilla Sugar, and one Peach Bellini! We also grabbed two of the holders, which were $1 each. I can’t find a link for the plain holders either, but click here to see what it currently available.

soaps 3 for $18

As an impulse buy I decided to pick up some fall scented foaming hand soaps, because I really enjoy them! I find because they foam they last a while, and I love all the scent options they have! I picked up a Warm Vanilla Sugar, Peach Bellini, and Autumn Vines.

$2 for $28.50

Lastly I couldn’t leave Bath and Body Works without picking up a new candle. I was looking for something lighter, that I can use in between heaver scents to kind of clear the air. Because I knew they were generally part of a buy 2 deal I wanted another one that just reminded me of warmth and fall. One of my favourite things to do in the colder months is light a candle, watch some YouTube and drink tea. I grabbed a Warm Vanilla Sugar candle (can you sense a theme here?), and a Cranberry Woods one.

 

To see more about the products I picked up check out the video below!

Bath and Body Works has become one of my favourite stores, but I have to be careful around it! I hope you enjoyed a look at some of the things I picked up. 🙂 I’ve linked everything that I can find, but it is to the American website. If you are like me and happen to be in Canada, take note of that!

Have you picked up anything from Bath and Body Works lately? What’s your favourite thing they carry? Let me know in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey
October 19, 2016

ADR’s For Our Next Trip

Hello everyone! As my next trip gets closer and closer, I thought I would talk about one of the things I’m most excited for… the food! I’m sharing with you all of the upcoming dining reservations we have! I’ll let you know if I’ve been there before, where the restaurant is located, and any thoughts I have on the restaurant.

Keep in mind that we made our reservations 180 days in advance of our trip (right at 6am), taking park hours into consideration. If we are eating at a resort, it’s because we will be visiting a park nearby that day. if we are eating at a restaurant in a park, guess where we will be that day! It makes it easier for me to keep track of everything, and takes a lot of travelling out of the mix. Also when I’m thinking ahead of what our schedule will be, if I can remember where we are eating, I can remember what we will be doing! Okay, with all that said let’s jump in!

Our Upcoming ADR's

Beaches & Cream at Beach Club Resort– I’ve never eaten here before but am really excited to try it! I’ve heard the food is really good, but the ice cream is even better! They serve the Kitchen Sink here which sounds interesting, but like a lot of ice cream. There will be a few of us on the trip so we may be able to conquer it, but we’ll see! I might stick with the No Way Jose instead. I’ve also never been to the Boardwalk/ Beach Club resort area so I am excited to see that in person. I feel like I have been there because I’ve seen it in so many videos, but I never have! I can’t wait to check it off my list.

O’hana at the Polynesian Resort– I am really excited to eat dinner here! I ate breakfast here in 2007 and don’t really remember much other than Stitch trying to eat our table. Like I said I don’t remember much about the Polynesian resort so it will be fun to see it again. I’m looking forward to dinner and hopefully trying one of those drinks that come in a pineapple!

Be Our Guest at Magic Kingdom– While I couldn’t snag a dinner reservation (probably the hardest dining reservation to get in Walt Disney World), I did a get a lunch reservation! I’ve never eaten there for lunch, so I’m excited to try something new and explore the restaurant more! If you have a lunch reservation, you can actually place your order 30 days in advance, which means you won’t have to wait in line to order at the restaurant! I will be trying this for our trip, so I’ll let you know my thoughts on it!

Teppan Edo at Epcot– I’ve seen this restaurant in a few vlogs I’ve watched, so I’m excited to eat there! This one was Ethan’s idea, and since there are a few of us going, we will most likely have a table to ourselves!

Kona Café at the Polynesian Resort– I’ve never eaten here before, and I’m excited to give it a try for lunch the day we are going to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party! We are thinking about visiting all of the monorail resorts on this day as well. Hopefully there will be some Christmas decorations up at the resorts 🙂

Tusker House at Animal Kingdom– I’ve never eaten here but I’ve heard good things about it! I like that it has some “different” options than the standard buffet, while still offering familiar foods. Plus, it’s a character meal, so that’s always fun!

Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom– I haven’t eaten here since 2011 (I can’t remember what meal either), so I’m excited to head back! The food is fairly good (from what I remember), and I like to see Winnie the Pooh and friends 🙂

To hear a little more about the restaurants watch the video below:

If you’re making ADR’s for an upcoming trip, make sure to check out this post that goes through EVERYTHING about Advance Dining Reservations! Strategy can sometimes come into play, so make sure to check out some of the tips I share in that post!

If you have eaten at any of these restaurants I would love to hear your thoughts! Let me know if there’s anything I should try, or avoid in the comments! I’ve also linked to the Walt Disney World website for all restaurants, so you can check out the menus to see where I’m eating!

 

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey
October 12, 2016

Monthly Favourites- September 2016

Hello everyone and Happy Fall! I’m starting to like fall more and more, so while the weather is cooling off, I’m still happy it’s not winter! Plus, it’s almost sweater weather! It’s monthly favourites time once again and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month. From entertainment, to clothing and beauty, I’m sharing it all. Let’s get started!

Favourite

Entertainment

The Unbreakable Kimmy Shmidt- Ethan and I are now on season 2, and are liking it! It’s a short show and nice and light to watch at the end of the day! I like how quirky the characters are too. If you are looking for something to watch on Netflix I would recommend it!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child- As a huge Harry Potter fan I felt I had to read the newest story. I have to admit that I started it in August and wasn’t crazy about it, and put it down for about a month. In September I picked it up again and finished it quickly, because it got good! It definitely plays to fans of the original stories, so even if you are hesitant to read it, give it a try!

Gavin DeGraw- I have loved Gavin DeGraw since his very first CD. His newest release came out in September, and is called “Something Worth Saving”. If you don’t know who he is, you would probably recognize “I Don’t Wanna Be” which was the theme song to One Tree Hill. I pretty much gush over him in the video below, so if you want to hear that, check it out!

Beauty and the Beast- The 25th Anniversary dvd came out this month, so I had to pick it up! I find I’m slowly accumulating the classic Disney movies on Dvd, so I don’t have to rely on my VHS’. I enjoyed watching all of the behind the scenes from when the movie was made, and watched the movie as well :). I think Gaston is becoming one of my favourite Disney villans… who is yours?

Clothing

Kate Spade Blanket- While this isn’t a clothing item I do sort of wear this blanket and it is THE SOFTEST. I picked it up at Costco for $20 and am so happy I did. The best part is, it’s Queen sized! In the winter I generally have a blanket wrapped around me at all times, so I’m excited to use it as the weather gets colder! I can’t find a link for it anywhere but hopefully it’s still available at Costco!

Beauty

Urban Decay Setting Spray– This is the only setting product I have used, so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but I like it! It smells nice and it feels like it does a good job. I tend to touch my face a lot during the day, so it’s nice having a little bit of security! I originally bought the travel size to give it a try, and now bought the full size. I decanted a bit into the smaller one for when I am travelling, and works perfectly.

Frizz Ease syrum– I actually got this in a loot bag from an event I attended in the summer, and have been using it for a while now. I have noticed that my hair is feeling very healthy, and growing quickly! I’m not sure if there is one product that is causing it, or a combination of everything, so I thought I would share some of the things I’m using!

Tresemme spray- I use this when I get out of the shower to protect my hair from the heat of the styling tools I use, and it also helps to detangle my hair as it gets longer. I’ve used it for years, and have a stockpile of extras!

Miscellaneous

Tsum Tsum by Line Game- I’ve been playing this game for a while, and like the little dose of Disney it gives me! I explain the game a little in the video, but basically it’s a game where you connect similar characters to power up “your” character and get coins. You can then buy boxes with random tsum tsum characters in it. They sell toy versions in Disney stores, that look exactly like the characters in the game. I hope that explanation makes sense!

Just A Girl and Her Blog– Instead of a new YouTuber I thought I would share a blogger this month! I found Abby’s blog back in March when I was looking for a budget binder. I couldn’t stop reading! Her blog is one that I check practically daily, and I just love how pretty it is! She’s just moved into a new house, so I can’t wait to see her decorate it!

 

If you’d like to hear a little more about my favourites this month, check out the video below!

 

 

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What have you been enjoying lately? I’d love to know, so leave me a comment!

 

As always, thank you so much for spending some time with me!

Kelsey