La Vida en Sevilla! (Spain Part 1)

Yesterday I spent all day in bed recovering from some major back pain from lugging around my ridiculously heavy suitcases the day before around four different airports, but it was so worth it. Over the last week I roamed around Sevilla, Spain, and the time flew by. I fell in love! Spain was so good to me. I had the opportunity to visit my friend while she studied abroad, and although the trip was somewhat last minute, everything lined up way too perfectly for me to pass on the chance. I felt like it all happened for a reason, and even though I…

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The Ultimate Holiday Playlist

There is nothing more important for embracing the Christmas spirit than having an absolutely perfect holiday playlist. Festive music has the magical power of taking you into another world (a winter wonderland, to be exact) and melting all of your troubles away. I have an extensive holiday playlist on my iPod, but I’ve narrowed it down to 20 of my favorite Christmas jams to create the perfect, small playlist to help you get in a festive mood, and to force everyone around you to get in the holiday spirit as well! I’m old school and still listen to CDs, so my recommendation is to burn this…

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Christmas Movie Extravaganza

THE TIME HAS ARRIVED! Christmas 2015 prep time is finally here! Eeeeeeek! I am beyond excited. As promised, here is my movie list for this year. This list is definitely not exhaustive. I’ll be watching an embarrassingly larger amount of holiday movies than mentioned here. This list is simply my absolutely-must-watch-every-year-or-I’ll-die films. Thank god for Lifetime, Hallmark, & ABC Family for filling in the gaps… If you can cover all of these movies before December 25th, I guarantee you a magical Christmas season. So pull out a fluffy blanket, your onesie, and some fuzzy socks, whip up some hot cocoa, and curl up by…

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Nine Steps to Christmas

The time for Christmas craziness is rapidly approaching, and I could not be more excited! Thanksgiving will arrive before we know it, and the second the clock strikes midnight post-Turkey coma, it will be time to dive headfirst into Christmas celebrations! Because Thanksgiving is so late this year, that unfortunately means less days than usual to bask in Xmas fun, and EVERY DAY COUNTS. So, to be prepared, there are a few things I do annually prior to Thanksgiving in order to be completely ready to go. If you start your Christmas prep early on, not only will you get the best deals on everything you need to…

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Breaking Rules with Bublé

I have a strict, strict, strict “No Christmas anything until Thanksgiving is over” policy. I’ve followed this rule for as long as I can remember, and thankfully my whole family religiously abides by it. To say I’m Christmas-obsessed would be a mammoth understatement. I’ve always believed that waiting until after Thanksgiving for all things Christmas-related is the best way to bottle up the holiday magic so it can basically just explode throughout December. The suspense created from waiting to hear the sweet melody of a Christmas carol until after Thanksgiving builds up major excitement and makes it that much more magnificent when I’m finally allowed to…

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