Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pumpkin beer

This pumpkin post is about pumpkin flavored beer...tis the season!! One of my favorites is Southern Tier and Samuel Adams Octoberfest. Total Wine has a huge selection of fall favorites. They even have a "build your own 6 pack" which is perfect if you're not sure which brand you'd like to try. Buying beer by the bottle is nice too if you're on a budget.

Their selection of pumpkin beers is much better than Walmart or Target, so if you have one near you I'd suggest checking it out.

Monday, September 22, 2014


It's the first day of fall and our 3rd wedding anniversary! Here are some professional pictures that I shared on our first anniversary :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Gap outlet haul

Every once and a while I'll make my way over to the outlets, if I go I try and go to 2 or 3 in a row so I don't have to go back for a while. A couple weeks ago I checked out my favorite smaller outlets by Disney because I was in the area and Gap had a huge sale, 30% off the clearance price. I found somethings and was satisfied. So I went a couple exits down the road and went to the outlets by Universal (I hateeee their parking, just thought I'd throw that in there.)

This bigger Gap had a huge clearance section where I found way more items.  Everything I bought there was $3.48 each, most were originally over $40 if they were not on sale. I don't hate going to the outlets, but I don't love it either. There are way too many tourists who don't know what their doing. I was extremely happy with my purchases. If none of these items were on sale I would have spent $320 instead I spent $35. I thought I'd share just some of my purchases below! If you brave the outlets every once and a while it's defiantly worth your time.

3 skirts less than $6 each

Maxi dress, originally $65, I got it for $3.48

Huge mark downs

I don't think I would have paid $40 for a cotton dress

$3.48 each, regularly $20 each

$3.48, regularly $40

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Magic Kingdom

We got to Magic Kingdom right before noon and it was great, we didn't wait for one thing more than 30 minutes, although Pirates of the Caribbean did break down as we were about to get into the boat. I had not been to this park in over 5 years so it was cool to see everything that is new. The new things in the Fantasy Land could have been done much better, ie The Little Mermaid ride (that was awful.)

I loved all the fall decor through out Main St. USA. I took way too many pictures of pumpkins and sunflowers. Sunday before heading back we walked around Downtown Disney where they are doing lots of remodeling and adding a whole new area which looks really cool. One thing I was loving was the new Starbucks locations on the West Side and at the Marketplace.

My cousin Faith and I had a great weekend, thank you Aunt Susan!!

Entrance to MK

Mickey pumpkin head

Cindy's castle 

Favorite ride, the people mover

Selfie with Dumbo

Had to get a Mickey ice cream

So cuteee

I wasn't a fan of the new dumbo ride, I didn't like the circus theme

Unless you have a very small child who is obsessed with Ariel, skip this ride

Castle in the background shot

It's a small world...after all

Still love the haunted mansion 

Fall decor in Frontier Land

Main St. USA

Main St. USA

Main St. USA

Micky macaroon
Coolest looking Starbucks I've ever seen

"Get a pumpkin spice latte before the clock strikes midnight" sooo cute

Minnie ears

Lunch at Rainforest Cafe

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Universal Studios weekend

Over the weekend my cousin Faith and I stayed at one of the Universal hotels, Royal Pacific. We checked out Harry Potter at Universal and Islands of Adventure then spent the rest of the day at Magic Kingdom. I didn't take as many pictures at Universal because I already have a million, so here are some I've always wanted to get while I'm working.

 Beautiful hotel

Love the lobby

Beach theme

Dinner at Margaritaville

I got a real train ticket for the Hogwarts Express.... oh and a lanyard like all the tourists lol

Favorite ride

Thestral carriage

Going though the 9 3/4 wall!!!!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Pumpkin lover

If you know me, then you know that I'm obsessed with everything that has to do with fall and pumpkins. Whether it be scents, tastes or looks anything pumpkin is good in my book. During the next couple months I thought I would share with you my pumpkin experiences whether it be good or bad.

First on the list is Dunkin' Donuts, their pumpkin donut is amazing, enough said! Their pumpkin iced coffee is not good, I try it every year thinking it will be better than Starbucks but it never is. This year they have a new flavor "pumpkin creme brulee." It's actually drinkable. I'm not going to get this often, but if there isn't a Starbucks around this would do.

So here is the start of a new pumpkin loving series. Let me know what you love and don't love about pumpkins if you're obsessed like me :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Eye shadow review

All the rage in the beauty industry right now is the Naked 2 palette by Urban decay. A wonderful combination of 20 nude and bold colors all in one box. All the reviews I've seen talked about how smooth it goes on, how long it lasts and how it doesn't leave a crease in the eye after a long day. After seeing so many great reviews I became interested so I went to Ulta tried the samples and loved it! Buttt it was $54 so nope, no way for me.

One of my favorite beauty blogs, Beauty Broadcast did a review on the palette in June as soon as it came out. Once I saw the price tag I knew this was more affordable, especially for all the shades you get. There are so many combinations you can do, it's really versatile. I mainly wear nude colors on my lids for just a little color and sometimes shimmer and this is the perfect palette if you want to try a bunch of different shades.

Revealed 2 Palette $20 vs. Naked 2 Palette $54.