• Disney,  Travel

    How to do Disney in One Day

    Aside from makeup, the majority of the questions I get are about Disney. When is the best time to visit? What is your Favorite Resort? What are the best places to make reservations? Are certain activities worth it? Etc. My love for Disney is what some would call obsessive but I like to think of it more as an intense infatuation. Ha. Whatever you call it, it drives me to Disney parks at least 5 times a year, all in varying lengths of stay. I have been known to disappear to Disney for more than a week but also known to take spontaneous 24 hour whirlwind trips. While normally I…

  • Hair Care,  Shopping

    Brush Must Haves

    If y’all have not jumped on the Wet Brush bandwagon, you need to. I have been using these brushes for over a year now, and they are life changing. The fact that I can easily brush through my wet hair with a brush and not struggle with a comb is the best. (This is really great too if you have little girls with tender heads!) Even though I have used the original Wet Brush for a while, I just started using their shine brush. (Yes, two brushes.) YALLLLLLL…IT GIVES ME LIFE!!!!!!!!! The Shine Brush is for when your hair is dry but it is just as amazing. The Mongolian Boar…

  • Shopping

    The Groundhog Was Right

    I very rarely believe that pesky little groundhog when he sees or does not see his shadow. Mostly because I don’t think he has the best track record of being correct. However, this year he has hit the nail on the head with six more weeks of winter. We have had unusually cold temps for this time of year and a few days of freak snow. Spring is WAY more my jam but until then we can at least still get some more sweater wearing days in. This has been my favorite sweater this season and NOT because it is pink, but because of how warm and comfortable it is. So if you’re…

  • Life,  Travel

    Carry On Essentials!

    If the last five years have taught me anything, it is that I am an over packer. (And that I wait till the last minute to actually pack….stay up the majority of the night and finally finish with a good hour to sleep!) With how many flights I have been on in those years, you think I would have mastered the art of packing light. Not the case. I may not pack light but I am prepared and pretty cozy for the duration of the flight. I have finally figured out my 12 go to carry on essentials. I technically bring more than just these 12 items, BUT these are my…

  • Life,  Update

    Goodbye January!

    Well, this first few weeks of school has kicked my butt! I am thanking all things holy for the weekend getaway we had to Cali before school started. Somehow, I saved one of my hardest quarters ever for my last term… and that includes the term I took 20 hours. I had no life because of the sheer amount of work I was doing, but I would take that over this term. 7 weeks left and I’ll be done though. Seven…. Seven…. Seven….. SEVEN!!!! (Friends, anyone??) The winter rain has settled into Portland for what seems like the long haul. I shouldn’t complain too much since we have actually had…

  • Life,  New Years,  Organization

    Organizing the Chaos

    A quote I love says, “There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them”. I have no idea who said it. Seriously, Google it… You either find no one said it or 7 different people… it is just one of those mysterious authors. Whoever said it though is a very smart human. We are all guilty at one point or another, putting something off because the timing isn’t right, or like me, you’ll get to it “eventually”. I have found that when I say I will get to it one day, that one day never rolls around. It is a proven fact that you are more apt…

  • Holiday,  Life,  New Years

    Cheers to New Years!

    Helloooooooooooooooo 2018!!!! There are few things I love more than a new year. It is so refreshing to think about putting your best foot forward and trying to better not just yourself but your life as a whole. I have a good feeling about 2018. As a general goal setter by nature and someone completely addicted to checking off my to-do list, resolutions are my jam. In the past they may have been silly, sometimes unrealistic and if I am being completely honest, there were many years that I did not succeed at any of them. And y’all, that’s okay!!! Just because you tried at something and did not get…

  • Holiday,  Life,  Update

    The Holiday Season Recap

    I hope everyone had the BEST time celebrating this holiday season! I was wholeheartedly going to post about all the Christmas festivities that Nathan and I did this year individually….but clearly that did not happen. So, I am just going to cram it into one post and try not to bore the hell out of everyone! We are usually in Disney in December so it was a nice change to be able to do some PNW firsts! Zoo Lights was first up which would have been better if I learned to wear proper footwear! It was one of our coldest nights in Portland and I am walking around the Zoo in Toms….…

  • Cocktail Recipe,  drinking,  Holiday

    But First, Cocktails!

    Wait, isn’t the quote, “but first, coffee”? *shrug* COCKTAILS ALL AROUND!!!!!! If you know me outside of this blog life, you know that I have a deep love coffee any time of day. And clearly, according to my blog name, I love a good happy hour. And happy hours that involve not just insane amounts of shopping but that have actual alcohol. Ultimately, this usually ends up with me shopping anyway. Every month or so, I am going to highlight a cocktail recipe that I enjoy! First up, I thought I would combine my love of coffee and alcohol. This is a real win for all involved…haha. Make them for…

  • Holiday,  Shopping

    Comfy Cozy Winter Vibes

    It is officially winter in the PNW!!! I am completely done with fall term and the temperature keeps dropping. When I am not running around Christmas shopping or attending a holiday event, the chances are very high I will be found in the most comfortable attire possible. Hibernation mode: On. I want to be in comfy clothes, wrapped in a blanket, drinking coffee by the fire for the whole winter season. Whiiiiiiiich doesn’t happen but I will take the few lazy days I do get! I am also one of those crazed Christmas fanatics that decorates any and all rooms because, why not? The more the merrier!!!! Almost all my winter bedding…