It’s Official: Cancer REALLY Sucks

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Hi friends! This post has been several days in the making because it’s been so tough for me to write. My wonderful uncle was recently diagnosed with a severely aggressive form of brain cancer. Our entire extended family has been in shock and dealing with the pain & sadness for 3 weeks now. And while it would seem that those emotions should be our sole focus, day-to-day issues surface and must be dealt with. No one wants to think about money at a time like this, but the truth is, it’s a very real conversation that must occur before anyone is ready.

As I remembered back to my diagnosis, one thing that stood out to me was the benefit… 

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: Bags

It’s the second day of the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale and all the products are going so fast! I’ve linked my favorite (and most affordable) bags today—I hope you enjoy. So many of these bags can easily transition between several seasons.

If you want to browse the entire sale, you can click here! Happy shopping! Let me know what you get.

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April Favorites

Happy Monday! I’ve been doing quite a bit of online shopping lately in preparation for our upcoming trip (sorry but not sorry, husband) and there are such great products and sales right now. I compiled some of my favorite products. The Coco Mademoiselle is my current favorite scent right now. I recently bought a new bottle and forgot how wonderful it is! It’s so light and fresh—I can’t get enough.

I hope you enjoy some of these picks! Have a fantastic week.

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Travel: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

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Is there anything better than Harry Potter? Nope. There’s not. I had been dreaming of this day since I was basically 13 when I said, “There needs to be a Harry Potter theme park.” I’m basically taking 80% of the credit with 0% of the compensation. Back to our days at the park! They were two perfect, calorie-filled days.

My sweet mother-in-law decided that we needed a girls’ trip and we were quick to say yes! We had all been dying to visit the park together and compare our previous Butterbeer experiences. Once we walked in to the park, we headed straight for the Harry Potter portion. We had just had a quick breakfast, but needed to cap it off with a glass of Butterbeer deliciousness. Little did we know that it would be the first of three glasses for the day!

We spent most of our time planning our meals and treats, but we ended up having the following top 5 attractions. Some of them are classic, but some were new favorites!

  1. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey (the ride inside the castle facade)
  2. Flight of the Hippogriff!
  3. Revenge of the Mummy Ride (we literally rode this 7 times)
  4. The Studio Tour (such a classic!)
  5. The Animal Actor’s show (don’t miss this! It’s truly hilarious and you get to see cute, furry actors)

P.S. If you’re a Costco member, definitely get the annual pass. There are very few blackout days and you can go throughout the year! For example, on your next trip, you can run in to the park for the sole purpose of buying Butterbeer for everyone…not that I did that or anything. And guess what? You can even hop on a quick ride and the people waiting for you in the car will never know! But who would do such a thing, right? 😉

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