Something you may not know about me by reading this blog is that I love Disney/Disney movies/Disneyland. Like most everyone else, I was raised watching Disney movies. I love everything Disney, and I still get excited when new movies come out 😂

That’s why I was so excited when I was invited to see Disney’s ALADDIN at the Palace Theatre in downtown Chicago. Did you know that over 3 million people have seen ALADDIN worldwide?!

I’ve seen other musicals before, but never ALADDIN. It’s one of my favorite Disney movies, so I couldn’t wait to see it come to life on stage.

My Experience Seeing Disney’s ALADDIN in Chicago

Seeing ALADDIN on stage was absolutely amazing. The entire musical blew me out of the water.

I invited my friend to come see the show with me, and we both left the theater stunned with the production.

Some of my favorite parts about the show:

  • The costumes. were. unreal. Every single character had multiple stunning costumes that really made the show special. I loved Genie’s costumes the best! (see pictures below) Did you know that there are 8,644 Swarovski rhinestones on each man’s gold finale costume in the song “Friend Like Me?”

  • Added songs that were easy to fall in love with. The production had all 5 of the original ALADDIN songs in it, too. I thought the songs were catchy, fun, and really added something to the experience.

  • The set design and attention to detail in the show was amazing. I was worried that they might mess up one of my all-time favorite Disney songs (A Whole New World), but the cast killed it, and the magic carpet ride was, well, magical. You’ll have to see the show to know what I’m talking about 😉

Before the show, I was invited to attend a reception with a friend and mingle with other bloggers. I loved meeting new people, and even got to see a familiar face (Hi, Natalie!)

The theater had a special drink for the occasion called “Three Wishes” which was very appropriate and tasty.

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN

Tour Photos

Obviously, I wasn’t allowed to take any photos or videos during the production. I do have some tour photos to share with you all, though!

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN

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Disney's ALADDIN

Disney's ALADDIN


*This post is sponsored. However, all opinions are my own and honest. Thank you to Disney’s ALADDIN for allowing me to experience the magic of ALADDIN with you!*

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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Erin Condren. All opinions are my own and honest.*

If you don’t know: I’m a big planner.

Between being a full-time student, social media manager, and blogger…my days are pretty full. And, I never want to forget any important dates/events. Because of this, I’ve been a little bit of a

Because of this, I’ve been a little bit of a planner addict for the past couple years. However, I’ve never had a planner that I absolutely loved. That is, until the Erin Condren LifePlannerâ„¢!

I’m going to walk you through my Erin Condren LifePlannerâ„¢ on the blog and show you how I use it to organize my life and spark my creativity. Seriously, you are going to be blown away by how beautiful this planner is. (I know I was!) Erin Condren also hosted a VIP Influencer event in Chicago that I was lucky enough to attend. I’ll be detailing the event and telling you a little bit more about the Erin Condren brand later on in this post.

My Erin Condren LifePlannerâ„¢

When I first opened my Erin Condren package, I have to admit: I was blown away. I didn’t know a planner could actually be so beautiful 😂

But everything about the Erin Condren brand and planner is carefully curated for both functionality and beauty. My LifePlanner has seamlessly fit into my lifestyle and it makes me so happy to have finally found a planner that I get excited to use.

The Erin Condren website has tons of different planners to choose from and even more importantly: different planner covers.  Choosing from all the different covers was hard, but I finally settled on the metallic painted petals LifePlanner™ in the linen color. I love the silver coil that goes along with the covers color scheme, and also how beautifully my name is painted on the cover.

Erin Condren LifePlanner

The LifePlannerâ„¢ is the only planner you’ll ever need. The planner comes with:

  • one stunning vellum overlay sheet
  • one designer cover page
  • two-page opening quote spread
  • two-page 2017/2018 “mini-month” spread
  • two-page goal setting spread
  • two-page monthly calendar
  • weekly spreads for each week of the month
  • and so, so much more!

Everything inside the planner is extremely cute and creative. I was (and am still) blown away by how much thought and design must have gone into creating this planner. Along with space to plan your weeks/months, the LifePlanner™ also comes with fun stickers to use for decorating your months. A lot of the stickers are gold-foiled, which makes them even more attention-grabbing! You can see all of the LifePlanner™ designs at www.ErinCondren.com. 

(Note: some of the stickers shown below were from separate sticker packs that may not come with the planner but can be purchased separately.)

Erin Condren Chicago Influencer Event

On Thursday, June 8th, I got to attend an Erin Condren event! The event was held at Dylan’s Candy Bar in downtown Chicago (mmm…candy!)

I got to meet some new bloggers + friends at the events while reconnecting with old friends. There were lots of Erin Condren products out on display, and I loved flipping through the different planner layouts!

The event had yummy cocktails + candy for everyone to enjoy. Events are one of my favorite parts of being a blogger – and the Erin Condren event was definitely one of my all-time favorites.

Looking to get organized this year? Use the discount code GETSOCIAL15 for 15% the entire Erin Condren website until July 31!

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I spend a lot of time writing about ways to make money on the side on this blog, and frankly, it’s because I have been using the methods I write about myself for years. Whether it’s taking online surveys or freelancing, I know lots of the different ways to make money for yourself online.

Read about my ways to make money online below:

Recently, I came upon a brand new way to make money on the side, and I know that you all are going to love it.

If you have designer pieces in your closet right now, you could be making money every week off them.

How to Make Money Off Your Closet (Without Selling Anything!)

The truth of the matter is that people love designer clothing + accessories. But what they don’t sometimes love is the pretty price tag that comes along with buying designer. Luckily, there is a new Chicago company that recognizes this and wants to provide a solution for Chicagoland.

DesignerShare is Chicago’s first truly peer to peer designer rental service, that allows people to rent out their clothing/accessories to other Chicagoans while making money!

How does DesignerShare work?

  • Head over to www.DesignerShare.com and make an account. Setting your profile up is super easy, and only requires a few details.
  • Decide whether you want to rent your clothing out, or whether you want to rent a piece out from someone else.
  • Navigate to your Dashboard. Here, you will be able to see “My Lending” and “My Renting”. If renting your own pieces out, click “List a new item.”
  • Enter details about your item, like the brand, color, dimensions, etc. Then, add photos to your listing to show it off!
  • When finished, your piece will be added to the DesignerShare website and will be put up for other Chicagoans to view. When it gets rented out, a DesignerShare representative will come pick it up from you!

When I first heard about DesignerShare, I’ll admit, I was a little bit skeptical. But after trying it out for myself, I am completely SOLD. The quality of the items listed on DesignerShare is top notch and their customer service is amazing. I personally know + have met the people behind the company, and they are the sweetest.

ALSO: All DesignerShare rentals come with insurance. If you are nervous about your dress/shoes/handbag being rented out and scratched or ruined: you have nothing to worry about. DesignerShare charges insurance to protect your belongings!

How much money can I make?

DesignerShare recommends listing your items for 10% of their original price when putting items up for rent. When someone decides to rent out your item, you will be notified and someone from DesignerShare will even come to your house to pick up the item for you. They take all the hard work off your shoulders!

My DesignerShare Experience

I recently got to pick something from DesignerShare to rent for 2 weeks and it was amazing. Although there are many things I love on the website, I decided to rent out a beautiful YSL clutch.

After picking out the clutch, I put my request in for rental and chose a rental drop-off time. This is the time window when I knew I was going to be home and be able to get the YSL delivered to my door.

The rental came right on time and was delivered in a cute DesignerShare bag.

designershare

The clutch was even more beautiful in person than online (only the best things are.)

I love the immense detail that Saint Laurent puts into their bags. I wore the clutch out around the city to several events and got tons of compliments.

designershare

designershare

How I Styled my DesignerShare Rental

The best part about renting from DesignerShare is getting to rock your rental! Check out the pictures below to see how I styled my YSL clutch for a Chicago summer day.

designershare

designershare


Interested in DesignerShare? Tell me in the comments below if you are going to start lending out your designer pieces to make money! And, if you want to rent something off the website for yourself, use the code “EMMA” at checkout 😉

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