my packing tips for Disney World

my packing tips for Disney World

Wondering how to pack for Disney World? You’re in the right place! I love packing for vacations (I know, it’s my weirdest trait) and consider packing to be an art form and a science. I’m here to share a few of my best packing tips for Disney World, so you aren’t cramming things into your suitcase the night before. I can’t say anything about things you need to bring to Disney World without mentioning my favorite guide to Disney World, the Unofficial…

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the Disney restaurants on our list for our next trip

the Disney restaurants on our list for our next trip

Mom and I spent one evening last week talking about the restaurants we wanted to try to get reservations for on our next trip. There are so many must-try restaurants in Disney World! Our last trip, we only had 30 days to plan. Now, we get to make reservations 180 days in advance, so we’ll have a better shot of getting our favorites! Hey, don’t forget: if you’re planning a trip to Disney World, make sure to grab a copy…

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what I read in February

what I read in February

I didn’t make much progress on my TBR in February (I don’t know why, honestly, because I didn’t make much progress on my draft, either – so what was I doing?) but I did read three books that I enjoyed! Remember – I don’t mention books that I didn’t like at all on the blog, so if I write about a blog I read here, it means I enjoyed it enough to give it three or more stars! Disclaimer: I…

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6 things you can throw out (or donate) right now

6 things you can throw out (or donate) right now

It’s time for spring cleaning! When Pat and I moved from a one-bedroom apartment in Charlotte to a two-bedroom apartment in Durham, I was adamant that less stuff needed to leave Charlotte than what came in. Both of us are terrible about hoarding things – for me, it’s clothes, books and office supplies, and for Patrick, it’s t-shirts and papers. If you are in the mood for spring cleaning, I hope this list of things you can go ahead and…

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My can’t miss attractions (and more) in Animal Kingdom

My can’t miss attractions (and more) in Animal Kingdom

Some people have trouble deciding what to do in Animal Kingdom, and even worse than that, some people don’t think this lovely park is worth visiting! I know many travelers will budget a half day for or even skip Animal Kingdom when they’re pressed for time on a Disney adventure. Let’s get this out of the way: My mom and I love Animal Kingdom so much, we usually plan a full day for it, or two half days. Remember: I…

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resume mistakes you might be making

resume mistakes you might be making

I give a lot of resume feedback in my day-to-day, and I’ve received a lot of resume feedback, too. There are a few things that have come up a lot lately, so I wanted to share my resume tips for anyone who is trying to perfect that all-too-important document in preparation for job applications and internship season. Remember – your mileage may vary! You might do something I do not recommend on your resume and still find an internship or job….

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balancing your work life and home life

balancing your work life and home life

I recently read the very annoying New York Times article (that I refuse to link to, because I am still annoyed) about how today’s young people work longer and harder than ever before and are addicted to working long hours. It’s plain and simply true, because it takes a lot more work and a lot more grit to achieve the same level of success. Without getting into my own personal bitterness about generational differences and why things are much harder for millennials than they…

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what to pack in your Disney World park bag

what to pack in your Disney World park bag

Just as important as making those dining reservations and FastPass selections when preparing to go to Disney World is making a packing list and planning ahead! What you bring to Disney World can make your vacation much more pleasant – and what you forget or leave at home can lead to unnecessary extra spending. I’m going to break down the things I always keep in my Disney World park bag and would recommend to others, too. Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I may make a small  commission when you click or make a purchase. Necessary first aid….

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the best things I bought in January

the best things I bought in January

I did not do a lot of shopping this past month, but there were a few things I did pick up that were huge game changers for me. Blue-blocking glasses. Am I a construction worker or an office employee who stares at screens all day? It’s hard to say. But I spent $15 on these clear blue light-blocking glasses in mid-January, and I do feel significantly better when I wear them! It took me a few days to get used…

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what I read in January

what I read in January

I’ve challenged myself to read 52 books in 2019, and I thought it would be fun to recap what I read every month all year to hold myself accountable. So, these are the books I read in January (plus the books I plan on reading in February and the books I checked out and/or purchased in January). Carly, one of my favorite bloggers, is doing the same thing, and she’s also posting her reads on her Instagram stories. So, consider…

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