Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

Hello there lovelies!

Can you believe it's the last day of 2015?! Where did this year go! I must say that 2015 has been the hardest, but also the best year of my life.

January 1st of 2015 my grandma died. The day that is suppose to be a positive new beginning of things to come turned out to be the hardest day ever. I honestly didn't know how I would go on with a positive outlook for 2015 after such a horrible start. Her death weighed heavily on my heart throughout the whole year. From her funeral to selling her house I didn't want to believe that she was gone. Memories still flood my mind daily. Tomorrow on the anniversary of her death I hope to remember the good times and not dwell on the fact that she's not here. I will look at her death as reminder that life is short and I need to do what makes me happy.

Aside from that, 2015 has been the most amazing year of my life. I stepped out of my comfort zone so many times and grew so much as a person this year. In March I left the country for the first time and went to Sweden, London and Paris. I drank the most amazing coffee, ate the best food, surrounded myself in culture, WALKED ACROSS ABBEY ROAD and fell in love with the Eiffel Tower. It was a short,but life changing trip. It got my feet wet in traveling and I can't wait to go back.

This year another huge thing that happened to me (and all you Disneyland lovers will understand my excitement) I ate at the exclusive restaurant Club 33 at Disneyland! This is at the top of pretty much every Disneyland bucket list and I am so thankful I had the opportunity to go. The only way to get in is if you know a member or to be a member yourself. To get a membership you must be on a wait list for years and pay $25,000 per year to be a member. If you don't have that kind of money (Lord knows I don't) be on the hunt for a member to let you use their membership for a meal! The food was heavenly; the atmosphere was beautiful...and I definitely teared up while in there. It was a Disney dream come true!  

Another huge highlight of my year was going to New York! I've always dreamed of going there since I was little and when the opportunity presented itself I knew I had to jump on it! We were only there for 3 days, but we packed so much in! We saw all the beautiful art at the MOMA, went to the Eloise store at the Plaza, went to the 9/11 memorial (so incredibly sad you have no idea), we were audience members at the Jimmy Fallon show and even gave him a high five!

In between these amazing trips and opportunities I still struggled with feeling happy with my everyday life, which leads me to my theme of 2016...doing more of what makes me happy! This year it was a big struggle getting out of bed every morning and going to the same job, doing the same thing, sitting in the same traffic day after day after day. I'm ready for a change and finding something that makes me happy every single day. The routine of life dragged me down and I'm so ready to do more of what makes me happy. More travel, more being with the friends and family that I love, more coffee and more adventures.

Cheers to an amazing 2016, and I can't wait to share it with you all!
xo, Jenny Lynn

Sunday, December 20, 2015

San Francisco Lightsaber Battle!

Hello Darlings and fellow Star Wars lovers!

Are you SO EXCITED that the movie is finally out?! I haven't gone to see it yet. I'm not a fan of being in crowded movie theaters, so I might wait another week to see it (sigh).

BUT Friday night I went to San Francisco for a huge lightsaber fight instead! It was so much fun seeing crazy Star Wars fans like myself dress up and go beat each other up with light sticks. If you wanted to you could preorder a lightsaber to be picked up there or just bring your own. I decided to buy one and it was pretty awesome for only being $10. By pushing a button it lit up different colors and faded into the next color. The really bad ass people brought their own double sided lightsabers and really did battle other people. Lets just say I have a lot of practicing to do with my lightsaber, but I still had tons of fun.

We got there at about 8:30, picked up our lightsabers, and headed over to the fight. It was pretty crowded in the park where it was at but I was surprised to see some people leaving already. It was raining and the grass in the park was getting all muddy so we only stayed around for about an hour before getting something to eat and walking around San Francisco with our sabers. I know the company that put this on was trying to beat the world record for biggest lightsaber battle, but I can't find any information saying if they did or not. I know the previous record was held at a battle at Comic Con. Comment below if you can find any information about it!

Overall it was an awesome time and so cool to see how this epic movie is bringing people together!

Have you seen The Force Awakens yet? Did you like it?
xo, Jenny Lynn

Sunday, December 6, 2015

My November Favorites!

Well hello there darlings! Can you believe it's December already?! Where has the time gone? But I can't say I'm too sad that it's December. Decorating the tree, Christmas music, peppermint mochas...really what more could I ask for?

Here are some things I loved in the month of November!

While walking by Vans I saw these little beauties and freaked out! I had no idea Vans added even more products to their Disney collection. I love how colorful they are and that each shoe is different which makes up one big scene. I'm so scared of messing mine up I haven't even warn them yet! Maybe I'll save them for a Disneyland trip...
Next, here are some of my beauty favorites. This month I bought Rimmel's Extra Super Last mascara and fell in LOVE! My lashes have never looked so long. One girl I work with even asked if I was wearing fake lashes one day. I love all of Rimmel's mascaras, but this one is my favorite. Another one worth trying is Rimmel's Glam Eyes mascara. That's the one I used before I discovered this one!
I guess you could say I'm the queen of drug store cosmetics. If you search a bit you can find products that are just as good as the pricey ones. I love love love e.l.f. and have so many products from them. They are all pretty cheap (between $1-$3 usually) and are actually a really good quality. This month I tried e.l.f. Cover Everything Concealer for my under eye dark circles and blemishes. It covered everything right up and looked natural. For $3 (I think) I would totally recommend it!  
I think I'm totally late on this boat, but Oreo Thins are freakin delicious. If you like the Oreo cookie more than the cream (I know there's very few of us out there) then grab and bag and get your snack on!
Last but not least is my most favorite favorite of them all. Currently Disneyland has opened a bunch of new Star Wars attractions in Tomorrowland in honor of the new movie coming out. One of the special souvenirs they have are name tags with your name translated into aurebesh. I haven't seen everything in person yet, but my coworker went and got a Rebel name tag for me with Jennifer translated into aurebesh. I was so stoked to get it! Hopefully soon I will be able to go see everything for myself! 

And that's it darlings! I hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving and is in the holiday spirit!
xo, Jenny Lynn