FRIDAY’S FIVE | STAR WARS DAY, DISNEYLAND + DOWNTOWN DISNEY

FRIDAY’S FIVE | STAR WARS DAY, DISNEYLAND + DOWNTOWN DISNEY

{A Downtown Disney date night with my boyfriend to start the week}

{Seeing the miniature rice crispy model of Batuu at the Grand}

{Spending the morning at Disneyland on May the 4th and soaking in the vibes of Batuu}

{Getting in some castle views while finally wearing my baby Yoda top}

{Enjoying Star Wars treats for a fun date night watching A New Hope and Rouge One}

I can’t believe how fast this week has gone by. I love when May 4th comes around, but it honestly is SUCH a busy week for me because my mom’s birthday is on the 6th and then this Sunday is Mother’s Day.

I love to squeeze in as much Star Wars things as I can before the festivities switch over to my mom. Last year I was not able to go to Disneyland so I made sure I was there this year. I started off the week with an impromptu date night at Downtown Disney. We had dinner, Salt and Straw, and then headed into the Grand to look at the amazing Batuu display.

Then on Wednesday, My friend and I headed out to Disneyland and soaked in all things Star Wars with a bunch of other people. I honestly felt like everyone was dressed for the occasion and everyone seemed to be in a really good mood. It was such a fun morning with her, and I even got to finally meet with one of my instagram friends which was the cherry on top of it all!

That night, my boyfriend and I watched two Star Wars movies and enjoyed some blue milk with our Grogu cupcakes. It was the perfect way to end the day.

-Lyndsay

WEDNESDAY’S WISHLIST | MAY THE 4TH

WEDNESDAY’S WISHLIST | MAY THE 4TH

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Bright suns!

I am so excited because today is May the 4th. I love Star Wars, and after not being able to go to Disneyland last year on this day, I made sure I was going today.

While out sitting in Batuu, I thought it would be fun to put together a little Amazon shopping guide for you all about Star Wars. Here are some cute things to add to your cart to feed your dark side (or light side– I don’t discriminate).

How cute are the star hair pins? I think this is such a fun, subtle way to add some Star Wars flair to your everyday. I also love the pork keychain. I actually have him, and he really is the cutest.

One of my other favorite ways to add some Star Wars in my daily routine is to have some drink ware. I love a good mug, and you really can’t go wrong with whichever one you get!

I hope you are having a great Wednesday, and May the 4th be with you.

-Lyndsay

3 OUTFITS I WOULD WEAR TO STAR WARS NIGHT AT DISNEYLAND

3 OUTFITS I WOULD WEAR TO STAR WARS NIGHT AT DISNEYLAND

I can’t believe tomorrow is May 4th already! I am so excited to be spending the morning at Disneyland soaking in all the Batuu vibes. I originally wanted to go to the Star Wars event Disneyland is hosting that evening, but if I’m being honest, I couldn’t afford tickets. SO, a morning trip to Batuu and my favorite ice coffee is just what the doctor ordered.

I thought it would be fun to share some outfit inspiration for everyone who loves May the 4th as much as I do. Here are three outfits I would wear to the May the 4th event at Disneyland if I was going.

This outfit is so cute and definitely caters to my more comfy, relaxed side. I am calling this my Endor outfit because of the graphic tee, like how cute?!

Next up is my dark side outfit. I love how minimal this outfit is with only black and white elements. It’s so cute and I probably will wear this at some point in Galaxy’s Edge when it’s nice and hot outside.

For my last outfit, I wanted something sparkly and a little fancy. If I am going to be wandering around Batuu at night, I think sparkly stars are a must. I paired it with this super cute “Cutie Batuutie” tee and some sparkly blue ears to match the blue milk I will be drinking. I also took the tie from my dress and tied it in my hair.

I would love to know which outfit is your favorite and if you are attending the May the 4th event, so leave me a comment down below!

-Lyndsay

MY DISNEY STONEY CLOVER LANE COLLECTION

MY DISNEY STONEY CLOVER LANE COLLECTION

I picked up many things from being in quarantine in 2020. I learned how to make a good Manhattan, I learned to cross-stitch, and I also learned about a brand named Stoney Clover Lane.

I was introduced to SCL via Instagram, and instantly fell in love. When I found out that they had Disney patches, it was the nail in the proverbial coffin.

Fast forward to today, and I have quite the little collection started.

I get so many questions about all my pieces, both on Instagram and in-person, that I decided to make 3 separate posts to showcase what I have (and of course give you all the details).

Welcome to my Stoney Clover Lane Disney collection!

MICKEY + MINNIE CLASSIC PATCHES

Let’s start with the basics.

I started off with only Mickey and Minnie patches because at the time, they were the only Disney patches SCL had. The hardest part for me was deciding what color to put them on. I ultimately ended up with “sky” for all of my Disney pieces because I really liked how they looked on the pastel blue, but the color also reminded me of retro Disneyland for some reason.

I have four main pieces: A mini pouch, a clear travel pouch, a fanny pack, and a classic backpack.

{Mini sized pouch in “sky” with Mickey 3″ patch}

{Clear travel pouch in “sky” with “HOME” rolled embroidered letters in “sky” with a 2″ Mickey patch}

{Classic fanny pack in “sky” with 3″ Mickey + Minnie patches}

{Classic backpack in “sky” with 5″ Mickey + Minnie patches}

I have used all of these in the park interchangeably and love them all. Not only can I use them as standalone pieces, but I love that they all can match and be a set if I want them to be.

Unfortunately these patches are no longer sold. When I bought mine, it was through a personal shopper for Walt Disney World. They were originally only sold at Fable gift shop at the Four Seasons Hotel in Orlando, Florida. Once SCL received a license to create more Disney products, they discontinued the Mickey and Minnie patches. Your best bet is to find a seller online through a Facebook group or if you don’t mind paying a lot, there is always Poshmark.

Do I have a small stash hidden away?! of course, but I am saving them for a rainy day!

DISNEY PRINCESSES

The Princess collection came about towards the end of 2021. When it was first announced I was very excited, but once I saw the patterns my excitement went down a bit. I only really like the Cinderella print and the Belle print. I was very choosey when it came to this collection because I wanted to make sure I spent my money on items that I truly love and can see myself using multiple times.

I currently have five items: A carriage fanny pack, two scrunchies, and a glass slipper patch.

{“Seeing Stars” collection fanny pack in “cloud” (no longer available) with Cinderella carriage patch}

{Nylon Scrunchie in “Countdown to Midnight” print}

{Nylon Scrunchie in “Enchanted Beauty” print}

{Glass slipper patch}

I have plans to put my glass slipper on a mini to use in the parks as well as everyday. I also plan on adding to these items at some point. I would love to get a notebook in the Countdown to Midnight print for a planner sleeve as well as one in the “enchanted Beauty” print to use as a book sleeve.

Do you have anything SCL Disney? I would love to know what pieces you have and how they are customized (if they are) so please leave me a comment down below!

-Lyndsay

HOLIDAY SEASON AT DISNEYLAND + CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

HOLIDAY SEASON AT DISNEYLAND + CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

The holiday season at Disneyland and California Adventure is one of my favorite times of year. I love all the decorations, food, and all the feels I get when I walk through the parks.

One thing that is the best, especially for foodies, is the Festival of Holidays in DCA. I love hoping around to all the different carts trying all the food and drinks. I was super excited when I saw they brought back my favorite macaroon– the hot cocoa macaroon. If you plan on eating a bunch of items, I would suggest buying the sip-and-savor pass they offer.

I didn’t realize how much I need to be at Disney during the holidays until the last time I went. My boyfriend and I went for a few hours at night to see the fireworks, and get on as many rides as possible. To be able to stand on Main Street under the snap after the holiday firework show…let’s just say some tears were shed.

With the parks being closed last year and with my family (including myself) having COVID I didn’t get the usual Christmas magic I am use to. Being able to go this year did more for my heart and mental health than I can tell you. I can’t wait to go back in January to get in a little bit more magic before they take down all the decorations.

-Lyndsay

MY BIRTHDAY WEEK | NOVEMBER 9, 2021

MY BIRTHDAY WEEK | NOVEMBER 9, 2021

This past week I celebrated my birthday.

Usually, I am not one to do a lot for my birthday, but after last year I decided it was time I started celebrating myself. This year I did all the things that I love, and was not able to do last year.

I went to Disneyland, went to a concert, and treated myself to a Starbucks and a manicure. I also got treated to a birthday brunch to kick-off my birthday week. There were some plans that had to be pushed back for various reasons, so coming up I have a dinner, a haircut, and a birthday cake.

Being at Disneyland was probably the high-point for me because I did everything I would have never done before– I wore a dress, had a crown, asked for a birthday button, and welcomed all the attention. It honestly, was really nice and made my short trip a unique one. I will say, now that I have finally jumped on the birthday train, I now really want to celebrate one at Walt Disney World.

What do you normally do to celebrate your birthday?

-Lyndsay

HALLOWEEN TIME AT DISNEYLAND

HALLOWEEN TIME AT DISNEYLAND

Halooweentime at Disneyland is one of my favorite times to be in the park. Last year, due to the closure, I really missed walking down Main Street looking at all the pumpkins, and seeing all the colors of the fall season.

This year has been much busier than last, and I haven’t been able to go as many times as I would like. I went once in the morning and at night for a few hours to soak up some Halloween magic. I also went during the day for a much longer period of time. It was insanely busy all three times I went. Since I now have a Magic Key I feel so much less pressured to do everything, which TBH has been so freeing.

Much is the same in the park as far as the decorations, but nothing will replace the feeling of seeing the giant Mickey pumpkin on Main Street. It elicits so much joy and fun no matter how many times you have seen it before.

I am so excited to be going back for my birthday in about two weeks and then again for the holiday season! What is your favorite time of year in the parks?

-Lyndsay

GOING BACK TO DISNEYLAND

GOING BACK TO DISNEYLAND

To say that this was everything I needed and not what I expected would be an understatement. Being back was magical and amazing– everything my soul needed after these 15 months in lockdown. BUT, it was not at all what I had thought I had paid for.

I spent a lot of money on tickets (as everyone who bought tickets did). I was initially okay with this because I was under the impression that the capacity would be around 35%. It was not. Capacity was at 50% – 75% and it was heartbreaking for me. We were not able to do all the rides we wanted to do because every line was super long. Mid-way through the day I was feeling very disappointed, and slightly defeated. It also was unseasonably cold for June (we are talking a high of 66 and drizzling). I was miserable.

I did end up turning my mood around, and honestly just accepted the circumstances because there was nothing I could do to change them.

On the the good things…

We did a decent amount of rides and ate a decent amount of food. I had two churros which made me very happy. I started my day off with the tea cups and it honestly made me emotional sitting in my blue cup struggling to spin it. There were lots of character sightings including my absolute favorite, Stitch (who said he loved my ears). We also were able to secure a pass for Rise of the Resistance, and it was an amazing ride.

I spent a lot of time sitting and soaking in the sights and the sounds of my home away from home. It felt so good to be back and I can’t wait to go again.

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU | FRIDAY’S FIVE

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU | FRIDAY’S FIVE

{Starbucks but make it Star Wars}

{This cute little setup I made onto of our TV unit.}

{Having some fun Star Wars accessories on.}

{Getting my hair colored for graduation}

{Getting a delicious boba named after a Star Wars aircraft.}

Bright Suns! (IYKYK)

I am such a fan of Star Wars…and if it isn’t obvious, May 4th! This week every year is so crazy for me because I have May 4th, Cinco de Mayo, and my mom’s birthday all back-to-back. To say that I fully celebrate all three to the best I can every year would be an understatement. I had such a fun, and crazy busy, week.

On May 4th, I got my hair colored for the first time since 2019, so it is nice a fresh for graduation. I also celebrated May 4th with a Starbucks, a Thai fighter boba, Mediterranean food, and watching a mini Star Wars marathon. It was such a fun day where I got to put the stress of finals and graduation behind me (for the moment). I also had plenty of snacks that were Star Wars themed. I wish that I was able to be at Disneyland on the 4th but those tickets went faster than lightspeed the day tickets went on sale. I went all out with my favorite Star Wars shirt, a cute droid pop socket, and a super cute porg keychain.

Did you do anything fun for May 4th or in general during the week? I would love to hear about it, so leave me a comment down below.

-Lyndsay

A TOUCH OF DISNEY | DISNEYLAND’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

A TOUCH OF DISNEY | DISNEYLAND’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

{ Shirt | Skirt | Fanny Pack | Patch-sold out | Sunglasses | Ears | Mask }

I was fortunate enough to get tickets to A Touch of Disney. For those of you who don’t know, it is essentially the food and wine fest, but with food and drinks from around the Disneyland Resort. I spent a beautiful spring day walking around California Adventure eating food, and taking in all of the sights.

This day was honestly everything I needed in terms of Disney magic. The day we went, they were testing out all the rides for opening, and it felt so normal. There were moments I almost forgot the state of the world, and it was so refreshing. There were also several characters around (socially distanced) that made it so fun to just walk around the park because you never knew who you were going to find next!

The food items I loved the most were the Mickey berry waffles (I had 2), the papas street tacos, the lemon dole swirl cone, and the fluffed nutter churro. I also really enjoyed the frozen coke with jack. It was really refreshing after walking around in the sun for most of the day.

Being back in California Adventure definitely hyped me up for the parks re-opening at the end of the month. I honestly can’t wait to go back.