2018

2018 Goals

5:06:00 PM


Hello all! I am back again. After taking a bit of hiatus from blogging last year, I thought I would come back to it. I didn't write my annual end of the year post for 2017, but it is pretty safe to say that it was my favorite year so far. I traveled to 9 countries, 7 of them new. I got on multiple airplanes by myself. I gained a sense of self and more confidence than I had ever thought I had. And I some pretty cool people. I even found a job I love.

2017

Christmas Wishlist 2017

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It's the best time of the year, and that means it's also time for the annual Christmas Wishlist! Last year, I wrote this post. I did eventually get Elephant pants, but from Camden Market when I was in London and I am obsessed with them. 

Like every year, it's hard to make a wishlist. Because I honestly don't even know what I want! Return tickets to London? A french bulldog puppy? 

Anyway, here is a little list of what I found and put on my wishlist this year! 

1. French Bulldog Mug
How cute How cute How cuuuute
French Bulldog Cup

2. Birkenstocks
I bought my first pair in Covent Garden and I am obsessed. 
Shoes

3. Love Your Melon Beanie
These hats are the warmest and I love mine so much. I mean, who says you can have too many hats?

Beanies

4. Food
It's not Christmas if I don't have food on my wishlist! This past year I went to Europe and discovered Paprika Pringles. So if someone wanted to ship them to me, I would be so grateful. 
Europe Snacks

5. Velvet Rompers
I bought one velvet top this year and a dress and I am officially obsessed. I'm still looking for a romper in velvet so if you know where I can get one leave a link down in the comments!
6. French Bulldog Socks
I get socks for Christmas every year and I actually love it. I am looking for French bulldog ones so I can wear them with my birks. ( I know I know) 

7. Giftcards. 
I know giving giftcards isn't the most fun thing in the world. But personally, I love getting them. I can go to the store and buy whatever I want and it's the best! 



I never feel like my Christmas list is super long, but I hope you enjoyed some of these! Do you have similar items on your list? Let me know below! 
Do you like giving or receiving better? Personally I love giving and I kind of go overboard!

Blogmas

Blogmas #1: Thankful list

12:20:00 PM


It has been awhile since I have posted anything on this site, but since it is December I decided what better way than to kick off Christmas this month than to participate in blogmas! I'm not saying I'll post everyday, but maybe 3-4 times a week! 



This year has been one wild year for me. I started to write about traveling over on wordpress but I am currently still unsure about whether I like it or not. 
I have a lot to be grateful for though, and I whipped up a lovely list for you all! 


1. Travel
If you saw on my instagram I was lucky enough to travel to 9 different countries in Europe from January until April. I can't even tell you enough how amazing studying abroad is. 
Travel


2. Best Friends
It took a lot of time to figure out the people who really are my best friends and honestly, I flew 5000 miles, spent time in a different country and finally found them.
Best Friends


3. Work
I started a new job this year and I work with the cutest kids. I talk about them on twitter all of the time. I could be having the worst day but I know I get to hang out with 5-10 year olds and they are all so great. Wow I love them so much my whole soul could burst. 
feels gif


4. Family
They came to visit me in Europe, and that's pretty darn cool to me. 

5. New Friends



I hope you all are having a great start to the holiday season! What kind of Christmas blog posts would you like to see from me? Let me know in the comments. Also, do you prefer Wordpress or Blogger? Or neither? 


Moving:

10:17:00 AM

Hey Everyone! In case you have missed it, I've moved my blog to



I'm putting up new posts over there for ya! 

Edinburgh

10 Things to do in Edinburgh

9:00:00 AM



I visited Edinburgh earlier in the year, and absolutely adored it. It's a city that holds some of my favorite memories of travelling with my friends. I'm putting up this list of ten things to do in Edinburgh that you really must while you're there! 

Scotland


  1. Hike King Arthur's Seat. It will be tough if you're not used to hiking, but I promise you the view is worth it. 
Edinburgh

2. Walk the Royal Mile. The street between Edinburgh Castle and Hollyrood castle is gorgeous and has so much going on. 
Scotland

3. Eat at Oink. If you like BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, go here. It's amazing. 

4.Visit Tom Riddles Grave. A little off the Royal mile is the site, where J.K Rowling found inspiration for "he who shall not be named". 

Graveyard

5.Visit Greyfriar's Bobby (the dog) statue. This little dog's owner passed away and he visited his grave site until he also passed away. Really sad, now people can rub his little nose for good luck!

Dog Statue

6.Walk up to Edinburgh Castle. It's a little bit of a climb if you go through the park (which is gorgeous). The view of the city is amazing. 

Kenzie Kuivanen

7.Visit the market for a fresh snack. I've been living on croissants. 
Almond Croissant

8.Stop by the Elephant House Cafe. JK Rowling wrote Harry Potter here, it's right down the block from the dog statue, and right around the corner from Greyfriar's Graveyard. 
JK Rowling

9. Stop into the Scottish National Art Gallery. There are some pretty cool paintings there, it's also a nice way to catch your breath after walking around the city all day long. 

10. See the REAL Diagon Alley. Edinburgh holds many of the things that inspired the Harry Potter books, including a little alley with a beautiful mural. 

Harry Potter


I loved visiting Scotland and know that I didn't do everything that there si to do in Edinburgh. Which means I will have to come back again someday. Have you been to Edinburgh? What is your favorite thing to do there? 








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