March 23, 2016

30 Things You Might Not Know About Me

I thought it might be fun to share some things you might not know about me. I hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better!

30 things

  1. I love Disney. Just kidding! You already know that. But seriously, I’m like really short. Like 5″0′. That means Ethan in 10 inches taller than me.
    AK
  2. My dog’s name is Mandy- named after Mandy Moore. But Mandy Moore is still relevant from Tangled, so at least her name isn’t Ashlee after Ashlee Simpson!
  3. I’m a pescatarian, so I eat fish but not meat. It will be 10 years this September.
  4. I have a weird ability to memorize song lyrics, and even if I haven’t heard the song in a long time my brain remembers the lyrics as the song goes on!
  5. My favourite flavour of chips is Salt and Vingear. The best are Lays!
  6. I HATE sand. Always have, always will.
  7. I have never dyed my whole head of hair. Only highlights, or I bleached some sections and put in some Manic Panic back in the day. I’m all natural!
  8. When I was younger I did competitive gymnastics and Power Tumbling. At one point I was 5th in Eastern Canada, not bad in my books!
  9. I also played soccer, recreation then competitive for about 10 years. I still miss it!
  10. I’m my parents only biological child, my parents adopted my sister when she was born.
  11. My absolute favourite show ever of all time is Friends.
  12. I’ve been on two cruises in my life, and they were both hosted by John Mayer.
  13. My dog starred in my music theatre class production of The Wizard of Oz, she was Toto!
    toto!
  14. My not-so-secret guilty pleasure TV show is The Bachelor/ The Bachelorette, I’ve been watching it I think since elementary school.
  15. I’ve known what I wanted to be “when I grow up” since I was in grade 7.
  16. I have Disney music on my phone… sometimes you just need it!
  17. I’ve never tried a Dole Whip at Disney World, but I hope to on my next trip. (if you aren’t sure what that is, google it!)
  18. I have a photographic memory, but I only realized a few years ago. It has come in handy once I realized!
  19. This blog was actually Ethan’s idea. 🙂
  20. Disney merchandise is my weak spot, if I see something Disney, I have trouble not buying it.
  21. I LOVE Harry Potter. I was lucky enough to visit the studios where the movies were filmed in England a few years ago. I also met Tom Felton and Rupert Grint last year at Fan Expo 😀
    Tom FeltonRupert Grint
  22. There are other places I want to visit on vacations other than Disney World. I’d love to visit Italy, Greece and Hawaii to name a few. And Disneyland. And Disneyland Paris. 🙂
  23. I watch YouTube more than actual TV.
  24. All of the YouTubers I watch regularly I found through Disney Vlogs. (KyleandCourt, BeingMommyWithStyle, GillianAtHome, PrettyNeatLiving, SeeYaReelSoon, OhYeahDisney, HappiestVlogsonEarth, and Ellie Steadman)
  25. I love love love going to concerts. I try to go to a few each year, and nothing says summer like a concert at Molson Amphitheatre!
  26. My favourite number is 4, and I’m not sure why. I think it might be because my birthday is in April, but who knows.
  27. I have a Disney bucket list in the works.
  28. I’m obsessed with the Grand Floridian resort, and I don’t know why, but I hope to stay there someday. My Mom thinks it’s because they stayed there in the episode of Full House that takes place in Disney World.
  29. I love the music from The Princess and the Frog, but the movie doesn’t interest me that much.
  30. It took me almost two months to write this post, because it was harder than I thought it would be to write 30 things about myself!

I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a little better, and if you care to share let me know something about you in the comments! Also, if there is something you would like to see on the blog, let me know!

Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey
March 2, 2016

Monthly Favourites- February 2016

I’ve been thinking of ways that I can share more of my life, and I thought starting a new routine would be a great way to do that! Once a month I want to post about the things I am enjoying, my monthly favourites. The items will change but it’s fun to think about the things that bring me joy, and I like reading about other peoples favourites each month. Over time I will try to sort the items into categories, but it may take a while to figure out. I’ve linked all the items, so just hover over the text and pictures to click the link! Okay, let’s get started!

Monthly Favourites

 

Entertainment

Books- I am a bookworm. I definitely don’t read as much as I would like to, but I am always reading something. Right now I’m re-reading the Harry Potter series (currently on the Goblet of Fire), and I’ve also been reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. I have yet to actually go through anything, but reading the book is getting me ready. Let me know if you would be interested in my experience with the Kon-Mari method! I also am interested in the “sequel” Spark Joy, and hope to read that soon.

 

Music- I always look forward to visiting Ethan’s Parents, and because they are a 2 1/2 hour drive away, I look forward to spending time in the car with Ethan. When we went up Valentine’s weekend we listened to both of Christina Perri’s cds. We saw her when she opened up for Ed Sheeran last year, and bought her cds after enjoying her set so much! I forgot how much I enjoyed her music, and loved listening in the car.

T.V.- Ethan and I have been watching Suits on Netflix lately, and I really like this show! We are on Season 3 now, and are watching it fairly quickly (for us anyways). It’s filmed in Toronto so I like to spot easter eggs of the city I visited daily for school a few years ago. If you haven’t watched it I would recommend giving it a try! I’ve also been watching some of my all time favourites, Gilmore Girls and How I Met Your Mother. I haven’t watched HIMYM all the way through since it ended, and I’m not sure if I will (I hated the ending). I’m currently on Season 2, and I enjoy the earlier seasons more than the newer ones.

Clothing

Wishes Shirt– I was so excited for this shirt to come I posted on Instagram as soon as it came. (Not following me yet? Click here to start!) I actually saw it on Instagram and knew I had to have it. If you like subtle Disney merchandise, definitely check them out!

Old Navy Go Warm Compression Leggings– I wish I could live in these! They are so comfortable and surprisingly warm. I like to wear them while I lounge around the house or during light workouts. I got them on sale, and am so happy I did. I buy a lot of stuff at Old Navy, mostly because they always have sales on. I love to shop online, and I use Ebates when I do! If you’ve never heard of Ebates all you do it log in, search the store you are looking to shop for and click to start shopping. You get different percentages of cash back, but it actually works. Click here to sign up if you are interested.

Beauty

Revlon Eyeliner- I want to start by saying I know pretty much nothing about makeup! I’ve started using pen eyeliners, and find them easier to apply. I thought I would try this one as it was thinner than the one I had, and I really like it! As much as I like ordering from Sephora, it’s nice to be able to grab something from the drugstore when you are close-by.

Nail Polish- I surprised myself with wanting to paint my nails. When I went to chef school we weren’t allowed to wear nail polish, so I hadn’t really wanted to in a long time. Now I’ve been doing my nails once a week and it’s nice to have some “me” time. It’s also a bonus that I’ve very slow, so I get even more “me” time ha!

Bath and Body Works Body Cream– Unfortunately I couldn’t find the Strawberry & Bourbon Vanilla one I’ve been loving, but they have so many scents available! This cream soaks into my skin and smells so good! I’ve loved the True Blue Spa creams but they were a little pricy, so the body creams are a great replacement. There are always sales and coupons to use, so I love stocking up!

Miscellaneous

Crispy Minis! Salt & Vinegar specifically. I love potato chips (they are my weakness) and since I’ve been doing the Tone It Up Challenge, I’ve been looking for a treat that was healthier. I found them!

February Favourites

Guys. I’m super excited/nervous to share that I started a YouTube channel! Please bear with me as I get used to editing videos, but my first video is up! If you are more of a visual person, I talk a little more about all of the products listed. I’m not sure exactly how often I will upload videos, but it’s something I’m excited to do! Please like my videos, and subscribe! 😀 Also let me know in the comments if there are any videos you’d like to see me make!

I’d love to hear what you are enjoying lately, so let me know in the comments if you care to share!

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Thank you so much for reading!

Kelsey
February 24, 2016

Happy Birthday Ethan!

Today’s post is a little different, because it’s Ethan’s Birthday!

Ethan at Cali Grill

In case you didn’t know, Ethan had never been to Walt Disney World before he met me. Since then he’s been three times (in the last five years) with plans for another trip this year. We went in 2012 with my whole family, and just he and I went in 2013 and 2015. So thank you Ethan for putting up with my Disney obsession. I know it can’t be easy, but thank you. I’m so glad you enjoy Disney, and I enjoy exploring the Disney details together. Thank you for supporting this (crazy) venture I started 6 months ago, and letting me use your photos :). I’ve loved the trips we’ve taken so far, and I can’t wait to take more with you. You’ve taught me so much about myself, and the last almost five years have been more than I could have ever hoped for. I hope you enjoy your day and your ice cream cake!

this time last year, we were in Epcot!

this time last year, we were in Epcot!

I know this post is sappy, but Ethan deserves it! Wish him Happy Birthday in the comments!

Ethan, I love you with all my heart!

Kelsey