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Happy Thursday, all! My apologies that things have been a bit quiet and infrequent around here lately – with the holidays upon us and life being busy in general, a few things have fallen to the wayside. While I do my best to keep up with everything on a daily basis, I’m far from perfect and can’t always balance it all. And, instead of being hard on myself and putting extra pressure on my shoulders, I’m learning to embrace not always following a to-do list and instead enjoying the unfiltered moments in between. This weekend is bringing with it the start of holiday home decorating (!), including some fun DIY projects that I have in mind that I’m bound to share on Snapchat (msinthemidwest). Have a wonderful weekend!

Favorite links:
| This hair tutorial is bound to be on major repeat throughout the holidays.
 | Did you know of some of Disney World’s hidden treasures? Me either!
| I always struggle with stocking stuffers for Ryan, but thanks to Zelle’s shopping guide, that may not be an issue this year!
| Does anybody own shoes from Sole Society? I’m thinking these kitten heels need to be mine.
*Photo via Ashley Ella Design

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lately on instagram @whatkarlysaid

  • #Bookworms, rejoice! This is our kinda day! 📚 On #WorldBookDay, I simply want to say thank you to all authors. Your characters, stories and words change my life daily, and I can’t imagine a life without them. Happy reading to all! #bookstagram
  • “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
@Disneyland is full of hidden scenes and little details. This area in particular, right around the corner from Fantasyland, was my favorite of them all! Maybe because we were there early before the crowds came pouring in, or maybe I was taking a moment to be nostalgic ... either way this was the first time in a few months that I felt happy and 100% myself. Perhaps that’s the magic of Disney that Walt always talked about.  #adultsatdisney #disneyland
Do you ever experience quiet moments of total content while on vacation, no matter where you are?
  • Catalina Island is nothing short of enchanting. ☀️ #catalinacasino #vacationmode #frommyview
  • California vacation part one: ☑️. Thanks for the magic, memories and OG nostalgia Disneyland! #adultsatdisney #toontown #wallsofdisney
  • I can’t stop obsessing over this book! It’s Behind-the-Music meets Almost Famous, and I had to constantly remind myself that I wasn’t reading an interview in Rolling Stone Magazine. I just love when a book comes around that makes me fall further in love with reading than I already am. Have you read it? What are you #currentlyreading? #bookworm #bookstagram
  • Today was a good day to have a great day. ☀️ #happy #thursdaythoughts