disney christmas : a video

With a lot of air travel the past couple weeks, I was finally able to put together a short video of our trip to Disney. Hope you enjoy (and are able to get the last of your Christmas fix). -wonderland sam imdb.me/samanthalee

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giving and receiving : christmas wishlist


I am not one of those people who dreads buying Christmas gifts each year. In fact, I love it so much, I’ve been done with my Christmas shopping since last week. I was so excited to get started that the speed at which I shopped was kind of an accident. I love the search for […]

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a disney christmas

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I go to Disneyland once a year, and there isn’t a more perfect time to visit than during the Christmas season. The parks are decorated beautifully, rides are updated to fit the Christmas theme, and they sell holiday food from around the world. This visit was especially great because of the light rain and chill in […]

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merry merry : christmas bucket list

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It’s no question that the Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of year. Everything about it is magical – from the crisp mornings, the twinkle light displays, the gift giving, and general merriment – it just can’t be beat. We kicked off the season the weekend after Thanksgiving by picking out our Christmas tree, decorating […]

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i watched the gilmore girls revival and this is how i feel about it


So, I finally watched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life. I agreed to wait until my friend got back from NYC to watch the revival together (why am I such a good friend?!), only to find out he’d be leaving the next day and we could only squeeze two of the four episodes in. […]

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happy weekend links

It’s FRIDAY, and I don’t know about you, but this week has felt exceptionally long. We have a busy weekend planned and a Thanksgiving potluck on Monday before we fly back to Texas for the holiday. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and in the meantime, here’s what’s going on in my world and some […]

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work hard and be kind

After a rough week, I’m just popping in to share a simple reminder for the week ahead. I’ve been having fun experimenting with video content, including the use of stop motion. Obviously I have loads of progress to make, but nobody ever learned anything without practice, right? In other news, this rain spotted rose is living […]

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oh, autumn : bucket list update


Every season I like to make a list – a bucket list of sorts. I live for celebrating the every day and holidays alike, and this way I can stay on track and squeeze in as much seasonal goodness as possible. This autumn I’ve been making some major headway on my list, and it’s filling […]

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don’t give up – free printable

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Years and years ago I read this quote somewhere, and it has stuck with me ever since. For me, it’s especially personal – pursuing a creative field comes with a lot of rejection and no step by step instructions for success. It’s my favorite quote and one I come to time and time again, so I […]

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life hacks


Here are a few of the easiest things that have made my life infinitely more enjoyable. 1. How to instantly look put together and feel confident: lipstick. If you have time for nothing else, lipstick automatically makes you look fancy and tricks people into thinking you made an effort to look presentable. Joke’s on them! P.S. I […]

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