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Disneyland Birthday Trip + PinchMe Review

18 Mar

Yesterday while everyone celebrated St. Patrick’s Day we also celebrated my niece’s second birthday, or what I like to call “St. Sophia’s Day!” Last year her parents put on a huge rainbow themed bash and pulled out all the stops. This year, they went a bit more low-key and took her to Disneyland over the weekend. They extended the invite and we accepted. I absolutely love Disney and will not pass up an opportunity to visit the happiest place on Earth!

My sisters Jessica, Marina, my niece Sophia and me posing by the famous Mickey Mouse flowers.

My sisters Jessica, Marina, my niece Sophia and me posing by the famous Mickey Mouse flowers.

It’s awesome watching my niece enjoy the magic of Disneyland for the first time. I will never forget her squeal of excitement coming out of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin, or her big smile after going for a spin on The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. She acted absolutely adorable when she had her one-on-one meet and greet with Mickey Mouse. I can’t wait to see what those photos look like. It was a great day and we were all exhausted and happy. Luckily, Sophia napped frequently and her parents kept snacks and water handy in between events so she was in good spirits throughout the day.

I also posted another video on my YouTube channel. This time it’s about this free sample service called PinchMe. Watch the video for all the deets and feel free to subscribe, new videos are posted every Sunday!

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What Makes You Happy?

3 Mar

Today’s prompt is: What Makes You Happy?

Lately the thing that makes me most happy and excited is wedding planning. I’m just extremely excited and extremely happy to go through this stage of life. Every time we complete something on our to-do list my excitement level gets amped up x1789789555000. I’m so happy that I found someone amazing to spend the rest of my life with.

This is just a random wedding cake from The Knot.

This is just a random wedding cake. Source

Other things that make me happy are:

1. Spending time with my niece and sisters. I love my niece so much, every time I see her she’s reached a new developmental milestone and it’s so fun to watch her grow. I also feel like my sisters and I have a very special unique bond because of the way we grew up. I want to continue building on our relationship together so we can remain a united front.

2. Cuddling with my pets. I just like laying on the couch or in bed and have their little, furry, warm bodies snuggled up with me. It’s a soothing experience.


My cat Snuggles getting into the freshly done laundry. “If not for laying, why made of warm?”

3. Going to the beach is something else I really love and puts me in a happy place. Escaping the ugliness of the city and listening to the waves rush around while feeling the sun on my face and sand on my feet is relaxing.



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WW: Simple Things

16 Jan

This Wordless Wednesday theme is based on the simple things in life that make me happy. A warm cooked meal by Kyle, a beautiful hike with my sister, and the smiling face of my niece.

Sometimes you just need to indulge!


Oh hi ocean!

This picture is a little grainy but I just love when she makes that BIG smile and her eyes light up! ❤

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