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1.29.2015

MUSIC & LYRICS | DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS

I used to share my favorite music with you guys all the time and haven't done that in a while. I miss it, and maybe you do too. Music is one of my favorite things in the entire world. It's one of the things that speaks most deeply to me and stirs my soul. Music brings back memories, brings me comfort, brings me laughter, and brings me to tears. It has a way of reaching into the depths of my heart and affecting each of my emotions all at once.

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbor's newest album, Medicine, was released this week. American Beauty is one of my favorites off the new album, and I have been listening to it on repeat. It's soft and sweet, reminiscent of a time gone by. Take a listen and let me know what you think!


I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW TUNES. WHAT'S ON YOUR PLAYLIST?

1.28.2015

5 THINGS TO DO IN ANIMAL KINGDOM


Hello friends! Today I'm back with another Disney installment as I share my favorite rides, restaurants, sites, and shows from our trip. During our recent Disney World extravaganza, we spent the majority of our first day in Animal Kingdom. Between waiting in lines, going to shows, and riding our favorites, we didn't actually DO a lot in that park, but we did the things we really enjoyed. One of the things I especially loved about Animal Kingdom is that you truly feel like you've time traveled to whatever country you are visiting. Disney does such a great job at transforming a space and creating an atmosphere that makes you forget where you are and draws you into the story.



1 | EXPEDITION EVEREST
Take an exciting ride through the Himalayan mountains, but keep an eye out for the Abominable Snowman! AKA the Yeti. Even if you have to stand in line for a bit for this ride, they make it worth your wait. I love how Disney transforms the line into a journey through another world or time, and according to someone we overheard "waiting is half the fun!" Too true, Disney traveler. Too true.



2 | FINDING NEMO - THE MUSICAL
I've already established multiple times that I love musicals and you're probably sick of hearing about it. Sorry I'm not sorry. The Finding Nemo musical was so fun and a must see for the young and the young at heart. You'll want to sing and dance along as the characters sing and swim in and out of the audience.



3 | FESTIVAL OF THE LION KING
Oh. My. Goodness. You must, MUST go see this show. The costumes are wonderful, the acrobatic monkeys are incredibly entertaining, and the music will sweep you away to the Pride Lands. I'm not lying when I say I teared up a couple of times during the performance. It was so fun and beautiful!


4 | DINOSAUR RIDE
This ride is the bomb. If you've ever been to Disneyland, it's the equivalent of the Indiana Jones ride. We went on the Dino ride three times because we loved it so much. The first time, I had my hands covering my eyes the entire ride...that made for a great photo at the end. ;) Dinosaurs jumping out of everywhere scaring me! One of my favorite parts about the ride is the video from the 90s that they play before you even get ON the ride. Ha!


5 | KILIMANJARO SAFARIS
Who doesn't love safaris? You get to take a ride through the African savanna, exploring the various habitats, and hanging out with your favorite African animals. Lions and giraffes and elephants, oh my! You truly feel like you have been transported to that part of the world. I kind of forgot we were at Disney World for a little bit! Hop on board and enjoy the adventure!

HAVE YOU BEEN TO ANIMAL KINGDOM? WHAT RIDES AND SHOWS ARE ON YOUR LIST?


CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF DISNEY? CHECK OUT MY OTHER PARK RECAPS!

1.27.2015

TRISTYLE & CO. | JORDANDENE FEATURES




Oh hello, friends! Remember our Tristyle challenge for January? We asked you to show us how you style your favorite Jordandene clothing! Thanks to everyone who participated with us this month. :) I loved seeing you embrace your nerdy side.

Amy at Taking Steps Home rocked her Jordandene style shoot by showing us two completely wonderful different outfits with her "mischief managed" tank. Take a look! Very creative and fun!

Beth, Sam, and I have loved this TriStyle community, and we are super excited to see what 2015 will hold for TriStyle & Co. I hope you'll join us on the adventure! We will be working in every day items to our monthly style posts as well as still featuring fun brands for you all to try! Come back next week for our February challenge! XOXO.