Galaxy's Edge: A Trip to Batuu

Well, you can’t tell me you weren’t expecting this, right? And yes, there are a MILLION other people writing this same blog post but you come read mine for a reason, right?

This was our first time making the trip down to Orlando for an Annual Passholder preview event and I’m so happy we did! It wasn’t the longest or most convenient trip but it was an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Galaxy’s Edge as empty as it was and be able to ride Smuggler’s Run as many times we as we did in that short amount of time.

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Favorite Places to Shop: Wicket Edition

We all saw this coming, right? From the moment we knew we were officially adding Wicket to our family, the shopping began. She even has a “Retail Therapy” highlight on her Instagram.

It’s only been four months but thanks to the Instagram community and general dog mom craziness on my end, I have a list of places/websites I frequent for everything from supplies to her name tags.

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Things I've Learned from Disney Princesses

I was a little nostalgic this week and read some of my older posts — you know, the ones where I committed to putting more time into this blog and finding more time for myself… those ones. Obviously, life happened and it does make me sad that I didn’t fulfill something I really wanted to do for myself.

That said, it’s never too late right? Rather than feel sorry for myself, I felt inspired. The Little Mermaid’s 30th anniversary is this year (don’t worry Ariel, you don’t look a day over 14) and what better way to celebrate my favorite Disney Princess’ celebration than to share what my favorite Disney Princesses have taught me and how they’ve inspired me. Obviously, I could find “Lessons Learned” and “Inspirational Moments'“ for every Disney Princess — but then we’d be here forever and you’d never read my blog ever again. So I’ve picked six!

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Flying with an Ewok

So Nicholas and I welcomed a tiny Ewok into our family in February! And by “tiny Ewok,” I mean a Brussels Griffon pup named Wicket 🐾

Welcoming a new pupper has meant many things for us — one being an unexpected shift in plans that were made before she joined us. A major consideration we had was whether we’d be bringing her with us on a trip back home to Las Vegas to see my parents.

Being the neurotic person I am, I did all my research and tried to plan for all possible scenarios (you’ll see what I mean as you read on…)

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Smile Brilliant: cariPRO

Last time I partnered with Smile Brilliant, it was in the midst of wedding planning. Now, since then, a lot of things have changed and lots of lifestyle changes have happened but one thing that really hasn’t changed is that I’m still incredibly self-conscious about my smile. I don’t have incredibly straight teeth and I don’t exactly have the whitest smile.

So when Smile Brilliant reached out to collaborate again, I was excited!

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Formulate (Giveaway!)

Search through my Yelp history and you’ll notice there are certain establishments that I spend time, not only researching, but writing reviews about. One of them is food and the other is hair salons.

From hair cuts to blow outs to actual coloring, I take a lot of pride in my hair and I make sure any products I use reflect that. So when Formulate reached out, I had to give it a shot! Be sure to scroll all the way down to enter my giveaway!

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