Monday, June 29, 2015

Summer Sandals

One of my favorite things about summer? It's socially acceptable (and comfortable I might add) to wear sandals 24/7. Oh and the new jelly trend that came back around? I'm totally digging it - especially these Tory Burch beauties!
What are your favorite sandals for the summertime? I seem to always reach for my Jacks!


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Step Into My Week (6/22 - 6/28)

How is it already Sunday again?! I swear these night shifts are really starting to get to me. I totally love everything about being here, but working until 4:15 last night really threw me through a loop!

Monday through Wednesday // I was working just about non-stop. This week I finished training, and had my check out on Wednesday. Without going into specifics, I will be working out on the waters at Disney World and absolutely LOVE my role!

Thursday // Literally woke up and went to Magic Kingdom just to meet Gaston. I have been dying to meet him for years and my interaction was nothing but perfect!! After getting a selfie with him, he told me he actually invented the selfie so he could look at himself more often. To which I asked if I looked selfie up in the dictionary if I would find a photo of his face - he was very adamant that I stay away from any sort of books because I would get kidnapped by the Beast! My roommates and I were literally dying of laughter the whole time. If you're planning a trip to Disney soon DEFINITELY make plans to meet him he's a hoot!

Since I had the whole day off my roommates and I then went over to Hollywood Studios during the afternoon. On the way over we got caught in a huge rainstorm (what's new Florida?) so don't mind me if I look like a drowned rat when we met Buzz and Woody.

Friday // I spent all morning tucked away in an office getting my boating license. 8 hours and 3 cups of coffee later though I am licensed to operate a boat in the state of Florida! 

Saturday // Woke up and again, went straight to the parks! My BFF (also my roommate and usual photographer) and I headed over to Animal Kingdom to do the Kilamajaro Safari. I have no idea how this was put together, but it was absolutely fantastic. We got to sit front row since we knew our skipper, and seeing all the animals tucked away was such a wild experience.

And then you know, I went into work at 9PM... Definitely going to take some getting used to ;)

How has your week been going? Let me know!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Wednesday Wish List

So not needing but wanting a little mid-week pick me up. I've also decided that I'm going to cry when I move back home because I'm so in love with the outlet mall next door. (#shopaholic)
Anything on your wish list this week? Let me know!


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Step Into My Week (6/8 - 6/14)

This has already been a big week, I'm kind of in shock it's already Sunday night. I couldn't think of a better way to share/record all of my program adventures than with a new segment - letting y'all literally step into my week!

Monday // Monday was check in day for the DCP program which was a HUGE day. I found out my housing information (literally did not have an address before Monday morning was killing me), work location, roommates, etc. All in all I completely lucked out, and am very excited to start training for my role this upcoming week.
Tuesday // Tuesday was filled with unpacking, Target trips, groceries, and just general craziness.

Wednesday // On Wednesday my roommates and I all went resort hopping and I had my first ever Dole Whip! (aka bucket list number 14) It was huge and I swear I ate the whole thing in less than five minutes it was so yummy. We visited the Grand Floridian, Polynesian, and ended the night watching Wishes from the Contemporary.

Thursday // Thursday I found out there is an outlet mall right next to my apartment complex which I have a feeling is going to be the end of my budget plans. I (surprisingly) didn't go too crazy, and then spent the afternoon poolside. How gorgeous is the property here?! We have an decent view off of our balcony too!

Friday // Friday morning was my long awaited Traditions class! Without saying too much, Traditions is essentially orientation to the Disney company and it gives an insight to all the backstage magic. After the class was over, I then was finally able to get into the parks with my roommates and we went and had a Princess day. Did I mention I got Pixie-Dusted by one of the Fairy Godmother's in Training?

Saturday // Saturday I park-hopped with two of my roommates, we did Hollywood Studios in the morning (and rode Tower of Terror) and Magic Kingdom through the afternoon. We got fast passes to a few of my favorite rides, and ended the night watching The Electrical Parade, Celebration of Magic, and Wishes. So all in all, it's been a completely magical week.

How has your week been going? Let me know!


Friday, June 5, 2015

Disney College Program Bucket List

As you read this post I will be on my way to FLORIDA! If you're not totally sure what I'm talking about, or why I'm moving to Florida for the next six months you should probably check out this post here. Though my check in isn't until Monday morning, I thought today would be the perfect day to share my DCP bucket list.

Oh and don't forget - you can now follow me on Snapchat (@pickyourbeau) to catch up on all the backstage blog magic!

(1) Get photos with at least 50 different characters
(2) Visit all four parks in one day
(3) Eat at Be Our Guest
(4) Make a magical memory for a guest
(5) Visit the Florida beaches
(6) Try the sodas from around the world at Epcot
(7) Get Pixie-Dusted at Magic Kingdom
(8) Buy a tiara
(9) Visit the Epcot Food & Wine Festival
(10) Collect 20 pressed pennies
(11) Eat anything and everything Mickey shaped (waffles, pretzels, etc)
(12) Find my way into a princess gown
(13) Do a character dinner
(14) Celebrate Dole Whips!
(15) Learn to draw at Animation Academy
(16) Drink around the World at Epcot on my 21st birthday
(17) Try the grey stuff
(18) See a Disney wedding and/or proposal
(19) Write home each week
(20) Fill up a lanyard (or two)
(21) Be serenaded by the Dapper Dans
(22)Watch Wishes on the hub
(23) Release a paper lantern
(24) Go inside Cinderella's Castle
(25) Attend Mickey's Not So Scary Holloween Party
(26) Shoot a blog post in front of the castle
(27) Expand my Disney Alex and Ani collection
(28) Celebrate Dapper Day
(29) Attend Mickey's Christmas Party
(30) Explore the underground tunnels of Magic Kingdom

Do you have any Disney "must-do" ideas I can add? Let me know!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Black & White

 How fun are these sassy shoes?! I found them the other day on super sale and fell in love. I wore this simple (and super easy to re-create) look out to dinner earlier this week and literally beat the rain by a solid ten minutes. Please tell me I'm not the only one who's had nonstop rain lately - it's been so dreary here.

Top // Pants // Shoes (on sale!!) // Earrings // Watch // Bracelets (1, 2, 3)
Hope y'all are having a great week so far - happy hump day!!


Monday, June 1, 2015

Summertime Polish Picks

It's the first day of June can y'all believe that?! This year is literally flying by! In honor of #manimonday, I thought today would be a perfect day to share some of my favorite polishes for the summertime!

Oh and BIG NEWS - you can now add me on Snapchat! (@pickyourbeau)

In case you can't tell I'm all about the two extremes - neutrals & neons! What is your favorite polish for summer? Let me know!