May 4, 2016

Birthday/Outlet Mall Haul

Hi friends, happy Wednesday! As you may or may not know, it was my birthday a few weeks ago. I thought I would share some of the things I received with you. I also made a trip to the Toronto Premium Outlets last weekend, so I though I would put this small haul in there as well! Take a look in the video below to see what I got in this birthday haul!

Details on the goodies!

Celebrate by Lauren Conrad- I’m a huge Lauren Conrad fan, and I love her book, so I’m happy to have gotten her newest book! I’m enjoying it so far, and can’t wait to put the knowledge to use.

If/Then Soundtrack- Ethan and I went to see this musical a few weeks ago, and getting the soundtrack helps me remember what happened after I’ve seen it! I’m enjoying getting to know the musical a little better, plus I get to listen to Idina Menzel. Idina= QUEEN.

Disney Goodies- On my next trip I’m getting a few things as belated birthday gifts. One is a surprise, one is Memory Maker, and another is a Stitch MagicBand! Unfortunately the Disney store won’t ship the MagicBand to Canada (and it’s not available online in the colour I would like), so I’ll be picking that up while I’m down there! I won’t be announcing the date of my next trip for a while just in case, but know that I do have a trip coming up, and I am counting down the days! 😀

Kate Spade Purse- I have been wanting a new purse for a while, and I knew I wanted a Kate Spade one. I was thinking of getting black so it will go with everything, and I like the style that can be a crossbody but also has straps for wearing on your arm. I decided to get a colourful wallet as well, and I’m so happy with my new selections! You can find the purse I got here, and the wallet here (I just got it in the beautiful blue you can see in the video)!

I also went to National Sports on the way home from the outlets, because the shoe stores didn’t have great deals. My Saucony running shoes were nearing a year old, and they were a little uncomfortable on one foot so I was looking for something else. I was also looking for a new pair of shoes to wear everyday, because although I was loving wearing my converse again, they are so bad for your feet! I got a supportive pair of Saucony’s that is mostly black and I really like! For my new running shoes I thought I would try out a pair of Asics, and while I haven’t worn them yet for working out (I’ve been working extra hours this week!), they are so pretty!

I hope you enjoyed this small birthday haul, let me know if you’d like to see more of this type of content in the comments!

 

Thank you so much for reading!

 

 

 

Kelsey
April 27, 2016

Tea Talk/ Check In

Hey everyone! I have been wanting to do a bit of a casual/housekeeping/ check in post for a while, and I figured sitting down with a cup of tea while I wrote this was the perfect way to start. I welcome you to grab a drink while you read…. got it yet? Perfect. Let’s sip away.

Tea talk

First of all, can you believe this blog has been up for over 9 months? Where does the time go?! When I started this blog, I started it as a resource for Disney enthusiasts, to help people who are planning Disney vacations, and to share my crazy amount of knowledge about Disney. Since I decided I wanted to start a blog, I have read so much about blogging, growing traffic, you name it. A lot of other bloggers (who blog about blogging) say that you shouldn’t blog about you, because who cares? That was one of the reasons I felt I should blog about Disney primarily, and maybe throw in the odd personal post.

As I’ve been blogging for many months now, I can see where I want the blog to be, and it’s shifting a bit. You may have noticed that the number of Disney posts has gone down, and the number of “personal” posts has gone up. I created this blog with the intention of sharing as well as Disney things, but it took a while for me to feel comfortable sharing more about myself, and finding my groove in blogging. When the blog first launched, you may have noticed that tagline: My Life, My Adventures, My Love of Disney and think “she’s only talking about Disney, why does she have that other stuff in there?”. Well, I’ve been thinking about it for that long, and now I’m happy with where I am and where the blog is going.

Even with the addition of personal posts, that is in no way the only thing I will be blogging about. I still have a lot of Disney knowledge to share, it’s just going to be a little more spread out. Obviously Disney is still a very large part of my life, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. Expect a lot of Disney content after my next trip especially, because I have lots of plans! You would be surprised with how many ideas I have, and lack of pictures from my last trip (even though I took thousands of pictures, and had no idea I was going to start a blog in which I needed those pictures). It’s hard to write specific posts about things that you didn’t take any pictures of and post it on a blog where you only use personal pictures! Let’s just say after my next trip I should be more prepared!

You may have also noticed that I started a YouTube channel, which I have thought about for a while. It gives me another way to share, and it’s nice to change it up a bit. When I started the channel I wasn’t quite sure how often I was going to put videos up, but now that I’ve scheduled posts for the next few months, I created a goal. The goal is to post two videos a month, but with co-ordinating blog posts as well. So, if you don’t love the videos, there is still blog content for you. And with the videos, you might also get to know me a little better! I’ve already learned so much in the four videos I’ve posted, and I can’t wait to keep learning.

You may have also noticed that there are some affiliate links on the blog now. I want to be as open as possible, so I will always put a disclaimer in the posts with affiliate links. The links are only on items that I personally have bought, and enjoyed. These links don’t cost you anything by clicking, and I receive a very small commission if you purchase by using the links. Blogging takes up a lot of time, and I really enjoy doing it, but making a (very) small amount of money for all the time I put in would be a nice benefit. That is not to say that I’m trying to get rich or anything, and I definitely am only writing this blog because I enjoy it. I hope that being open about it helps you to understand where I am coming from. I in no way want to make you think that I am trying to take advantage of your readership, because I appreciate it so much!

I do hope that you are enjoying what is here on A Disney Obsession, and I hope you like where it is heading. I really enjoy having this little space of the internet, and sharing my life with you. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey!

Now here is where you come in! Please let me know in the comments what you enjoy (or don’t enjoy). It is very hard to gauge what people like just by numbers, so I want to hear from you! Please let me know if there is anything you would like to see on the blog, or in videos! More videos? Behind the scenes things? More Disney? More about me? Seriously, I want to know!

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey
April 20, 2016

April Planner Addict Box!

Hi friends! This week I have another unboxing for you! This is the other subscription box I receive every month. From the title of the post, you may be able to guess what it’s called, the Planner Addict Box! As I shared in this post I love my Erin Condren life planner, and I also love decorating it each week. Check out the video below for all of the goodies included in this month’s box! The box costs just over $30 including shipping to Canada.

Here is everything that was included in the box with links!

The notepad, pen, and lanyard were all supplied from The Planner Addict Box, with the lanyard being a special anniversary bonus!

Chic Planner Shop designed a beautiful sticker sheet just for this month’s box.

The adorable flag stick notes are from Freckled Fawn, and they go perfectly with the April colour scheme! They also make the cute arrow paperclips, which I can’t wait to use!

I love the Washi Tape that was included in this month’s box, unfortunately I could not find a link to share.

Soda Pop Studio created the other sticker page, complete with lots of stickers for checklists. I love lists, so I will be sure to use those stickers!

Jenn Henson Designs included the beautiful bow paperclip, which I can’t wait to use to keep track of where I am in my planner! I love the colour and will definitely be using it for a while.

Wonka included the delicious Laffy Taffy, and I love how every box comes with a little something sweet!

Positivity

As you can tell, I am really enjoying this subscription box. I plan on keeping it for a while, especially until I find my groove with my Cricut. It is nice to also get things that I may not buy separately, or that I might not think to buy, or think that I might want. Plus, instead of buying all of these things separately and paying separate shipping, I am saving on international shipping! I really am digging the whole subscription box thing! Who doesn’t love getting mail? I love when I get the email that my box has shipped, and I can’t wait for it to arrive. Hopefully that comes across in videos, because I am opening it for the first time with you! (Sorry for the tangent, I’m just loving subscription boxes, okay?)

If you are interested in getting your own Planner Addict Box, click here! Check out the Erin Condren Life Planners here.

Do you have any subscription boxes? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey