Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Happy fall yall

It's funny that I'm writing this post now because I knew I wrote a similar one a year ago... almost on the same date. Any who, fall is my favorite season and Halloween is my favorite holiday so with everything pumpkin starting at the end of next month I thought I'd round up some of my fall favorites and funny sayings.

The day Starbucks come out with their PSL (pumpkin spice latte) I get one, as soon as there's a chill in the air I put on my boots, and as soon as there's fall scents in the stores I go crazy and my house smells like a harvest wonderland.

I simply can't wait for the humidity to go down, fall festivals and well PUMPKIN EVERYTHING!!!!!!

Couldn't pass up for $1

Cookies, pancakes, candles, house spray, soap and much more

This is how I feel

Churches have the best pumpkins

Darker nail polish is a fall must have

If I could wear this every day I would. My go to fall/winter look

(All pictures were found on Google or Pinterest)

Monday, July 21, 2014

Grownup livingroom

I had the last 4 days off and it was glorious. We redid our whole living room! We've been on the hunt for a real couch (previously dingy futon) for a while now. We got to talking and decided that the next couch we get we're not getting rid of it and when we move it will actually come with us. Looking at couches was a disaster, who knew couches were so expensive. Long story short I found one on Craigslist for $100. It was originally from Ikea for about $400. It came with a zebra cover so Sunday morning we went to Ikea to get a new cover and other things.

The next thing I didn't want to pay full price for was a coffee table. You can get them pretty cheap if you are constantly looking around. I got this huge Ikea one from Goodwill for $20, retail $40. All of my patiently waiting and constant looking paid off.

New living room layout

Summer lanterns were 40% off at Kirklands

Huge coffee table and new rug

A collection of candles, games, and pictures

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Diagon Alley

The new Wizzarding world of Harry Potter at Diagon Alley opened yesterday! I took a ton of pictures of the facades that are inside. In this new area there are mainly shops and places to eat. It's cool because you see the London water front from the front then you have to walk through a wall where the Alley is. (If you're in London you don't know about the wizzarding world or Harry Potter.) There is also one new ride, Gringotts and then the train Hogwarts Express, where I work. It takes guest park to park which is awesome in the summer Florida heat!

No pictures of the insides of the shops or train stations yet, but these came out pretty good even though the area was full of people.

Quality Quidditch Supplies. School pride store

Diagon Alley

Hopping Pot. Walk up drinks

Carkitt Market. Outdoor market with entertainment, shops and food


Gringotts Money Exchange. Change your real money for Gringotts money

Scribbulus. Writing supplies 

Wiseacres. Magical supplies

The famous dragon

New ride

Florean Fortescue's Ice Cream

The dragon breathes fire!

Magical Menagerie. Stuffed animals 

A witch casting a spell with an interactive wand

Diagon Alley

Olivanders wands

Madam Malkin's robes for all occasions 

The wall you walk through to get to Diagon 

Another view of the dragon

Fountain of Fair Fortune. Drinks

Leaky Cauldron. Sit down restaurant 

Borgin and Burke. Dark magic store

Knight bus in London





After I took all of my own pictures I found professional pictures  of the outsides and insides of everything in this new area, so check out that website too!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Trader Joe's

Last week I went to the new Trader Joe's that just opened in Winter Park. Boy was it packed, it did only open a few days earlier but I have never seen a grocery store that full of people and employees constantly restocking the shelves. It took me 15 minutes to find a parking spot, no joke. I don't think I'll be going back anytime soon. I'm going to wait until it's been open a few more months before trying it out again.

If you're not familiar with this grocery store chain that is probably because it's a northern thing, I think that is why it is so popular here in FL. It is also known for its low cost and organic food. I spent less than $15 and got 7 items.

Closest store to Orlando is in Winter Park

At the end of this aisle was a mob of people

Famous cookie butter (I didn't get one :/ )

Even soups were disappearing 

Most expensive item, $3.99. Many more flavors though

I can't wait to try this

This has an awesome smell too $2.99

Yummy at $1.99

Mini loaf only $.99

It's been a while since I've seen a paper bag