November 16, 2016

Monthly Favourites- October 2016

Hello everyone! It’s already November! Where is this year going? It’s monthly favourites time once again, and I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month! From entertainment, clothing and more I’m sharing it all. Let’s get started!

Monthly Favourites October 2016

Entertainment

Adele- I was lucky enough to score Adele tickets last year, and it was finally time to see her! She was amazing, as always. And so funny! If you ever get the chance to see her in concert, there is no way you can go wrong.

This is Us- The only new show I’ve started watching this year, and I love it! It reminds me a little of Parenthood with how everyone is connected while still having their own storyline. I love seeing Mandy Moore acting again, and it’s nice to see Milo (Jess) from Gilmore Girls again! It is a little weird seeing him as a dad.

Clothing

Café Forty-Seven tank– You’ve actually already seen this shirt if you watched the “What I’m Taking to Walt Disney World” video I put up just over a week ago! I absolutely love the colour of it. And it’s so soft. Definitely a new favourite Disney themed piece of clothing!

Sweat pants– Since it’s jean season once again, I find that I like to change it to something a little more comfortable when I get home from work. These sweats from Old Navy are perfect! They’re not too hot, and not too baggy. Plus they have cute little pockets! I found the closest pair I could see online, but they are not the exact ones I have.

Nafise boots from JustFab– I’ll admit my favourite thing about fall is boot season! I have a pair that I got ~5 years ago that I love, but they are very worn and at the end of their life 🙁 I’ve looked at a lot of different styles to try and find that pair, with no luck. Enter a Facebook ad from JustFab, where I picked up 4 pairs of boots for under $100. Ah-mazing! I’m only sharing my current favourite pair, so you don’t think I’m some crazy boot lady!

 

Miscellaneous

Spooky Vanilla Candle- I’ve mentioned how much I love candles when the weather gets colder, and it’s been chilly lately! I only have one Halloween themed candle, so I’ve been lighting it a lot this month. It smells like a spiced vanilla, and it’s really nice! I bought it in 2015 so unfortunately it is no longer on the website.

Mouse Coffee Cozy– It’s it just the cutest! I mentioned it in my packing video as well, but it just brings a smile to my face every time I see it!

MouseOwners.com– Now that you guys now I’m a DVC member I thought I would share one of the Disney websites I look at almost daily. It’s filled with other DVC members and is a great resource. It’s also how I know so much about what’s currently going on in the parks when I’m not there, and any rumors. One of my favourite things to read there are Trip Reports.

Fitness

I don’t talk about what I do for fitness a lot, but I tried something new this month and thought I would share!

Daily Moves from Tone It Up- You probably know that I love Tone It Up and follow their weekly schedules, well, weekly, but I tried something new from them this month. They came out with a 31 day challenge for October, instead of the normal 8-week challenges. In this challenge you had to complete the 5 Daily Moves with 31 reps of each move. It was nice to change it up from my normal workout videos, and oh man was it hard! It didn’t seem like it was a lot, but for quite a few day it was hard to walk!

Ezekiel French Toast- Because I am a member of the Nutrition Plan, I got a special 31-day plan for every day of the challenge. While I didn’t follow it exactly, I felt like I made healthier choices throughout the months, and didn’t drink any pop! My favourite recipe from the plan? Ezekiel French Toast. It’s a healthier version if regular French toast, with protein powder, egg whites, and almond milk for the base, and Ezekiel bread instead of regular bread. 2 pieces are really filling!

To hear a little more about my favourites this month check out the video below!:

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I’d love to hear if there was anything that you really enjoyed in October, so let me know in the comments!

As always, thank you 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!

 

 

* please be advised some of the links provided are affiliate links, and I receive a (very) small commission if these links are used when purchasing . This does not cost you anything extra, and I greatly appreciate your support in my blog by doing so!*

 

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
September 14, 2016

Monthly Favourites- August 2016

Hello friends! It’s monthly favourites time once again! I’m sharing some of my favourite things from the past month, ranging from entertainment, beauty, clothing and everything in between. I hope everyone has had an amazing summer and is ready for fall! Let’s jump right in!

Monthly Favourites August 2016

Entertainment

The O’Pears– If you watched my very first vlog, The O’pears were one of the many groups at Summerfolk this year. I really enjoyed their sets and purchased their cd while at Summerfolk, so I’ve listened to it a few times since. They are from Toronto so hopefully I will have the opportunity to see them in concert again!

Jonas Brothers- so after mentioning Nick Jonas in last month’s favourites, nostalgia hit me and made me want to go back and listen to the Jonas Brothers. Ethan and I were house sitting at the beginning of the month which meant a longer drive to work for me, so I had their cds in the car to keep me company. Especially after going so long since listening, it really brought me back to when I was a teenager “rocking” out to their music at the many concerts I went to. It was definitely fun!

New Girl- Seriously. If you haven’t seen this show, you need to! I’ve seen every episode now, and in August I realized I had the entire season from this year still on the PVR, so I watched all of it. This show is so great, I can’t say enough good things about it. If you want to know what I think is hilarious, this is it. I cry I laugh so hard. Every episode makes me laugh SO HARD. I love it. Hopefully I’m making it clear lol.

Clothing

I’m So Glad I left My Tower Tank– I picked up another shirt from Happily Ever Tees, and love this Tangled tank! Tangled is definitely up there as one of my favourite Disney movies, so I’m happy to have some merch! This tank is so subtle, and even has a hidden Pascal and frying pan! I can’t wait to wear it in Disney World! 😀 I could not find it anywhere, and their website does not have the new design on it… so you guys will just have to wait to see a picture of it when I find it!

I thought I would quickly mention that although I have picked up now 2 things from HET, I don’t think I will again. They only print a few of each size shirt, and they sell out in minutes. I tried 3 times to get a Carousel of Progress shirt for Ethan (which I grabbed at the same time as this tank), and the process was really stressful. For this reason, I will shop elsewhere. I obviously like their products, but don’t want my shopping experience to give me anxiety.

Beauty

Tea Tree Oil Squeaky Clean Scrub– I mentioned this scrub in my first empties post, and I am still loving it! I use it every other day in the shower, and it leaves my skin feeling nice and clean.

Miscellaneous

Polynesian Candle– this candle smells SO GOOD! I picked it up from Walter Rosie Candle Co, and absolutely love it! My sister bough a bunch of wax melts to use in her Party Lite Warmer, all Disney themed of course!

YouTube App- I thought I would mention how much I love the YouTube app. I love scrolling through my “home page” to see what it recommends for me, and I definitely like what it picks! It’s actually how I found both of the YouTubers I’m mentioning this month!

Aspyn + Parker– with three channels between them, I’ve been watching a bit of all three. I like their vlog style videos the most. I find it really cool to watch people that are really successful in the YouTube world, and especially these two who are so young!

Makeup by Tffany D– I’ve said before that I am definitely a newb when it comes to makeup, so watching her videos has definitely taught me some things! I believe I watched a Q&A from her first (of all things to watch when you have no idea who this person is), and have watched a couple other videos by her.

I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look at some of my favourites from last month! If you’d like to hear a little more, check out the video below:

What have you been enjoying lately? Let me know in the comments!


* please be advised some of the links provided are affiliate links, and I receive a (very) small commission if these links are used when purchasing . This does not cost you anything extra, and I greatly appreciate your support in my blog by doing so!*

Thanks for reading!

Kelsey