Another week has flown by, and the internet revealed tons of WINS happening in the world. Ever had one of those weeks where it felt like everything you read online was just full of bad news, downers and struggle. Well, not this week! Here's our roundup of the happiest moments on the internet, because sharing is caring, and these posts made us smile!
1. Elena of Avalor, Disney's first Latina princess
What! Disney just dropped the mic! I love seeing Disney catch up with the rest of us and show more diversity in their characters, so I was thrilled when the news broke that they're debuting their first Latina princess! You'll be able to catch her on an episode of "Sofia the First" which airs on Disney Junior, but she'll soon have her very own spin-off (YAY!), "Elena of Avalor." Even better, they're describing Elena as a "confident and compassionate teenager," which sounds like she'll be a great inspiration for young kids everywhere. Real talk: I've been a fan of Disney since diapers (you'll still catch me singing The Little Mermaid songs, #NotAshamed) but I'm loving the independence and depth Disney has been giving their princesses lately, and this might be a pretty awesome departure from those love-struck (or love-consumed) Disney princesses of the past. Can't wait to meet ya, Elena! // Source
2. An accurate timekeeper, finally!
With Valentine's day just around the corner, gift lists are starting to pop up like crazy. I personally appreciate a gift that's a little wacky, so when Buzzfeed shared their list of creative Vday gifts I knew this was something I had to share with you all. My fav gift on their list is this watch that helps the perpetually late (raising my hand!) be realistic with what time it actually is. Sure, this won't really help me be more punctual, but if I'm being real with myself (4 outfit changes later) this watch looks like it keeps Late People Time pretty accurately. It's a great gift to give to yourself, or someone you dig -- despite them always texting "be right there" when you know they haven't even left the house yet. #GUILTY. // Source
3. Bob's Burgers, now with IRL recipes :D
Where my Bob's Burgers fans at!? I love this show and even binge watch past seasons on Netflix every chance I get. So basically, every weekend (#NetflixIsMyLife). If you're anything like me, you love catching the little jokes on the Burger of the Day board. BUT THINGS JUST GOT EVEN BETTER! Some glorious person out there in internet-land has been creating real recipes based on those daily burgers, for the rest of us to enjoy in our non-cartoon world. Go check it out already, because seriously, we all need to make the "Baby You Can Chive my Car" burger, right.this.moment! :) // Source
4. Who ya gonna call - GHOSTBUSTERS!
Now I'll be honest, I'm not usually a fan of re-makes (said the whole internet) - but when it comes to the all female casting of Ghostbusters 3, I AM SO THERE! Looks like the leading characters will be played by Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon! Don't get me wrong, I loved the original Ghostbusters and all it's silly goodness, but I also love each of the women that will be in the new version, these ladies have some serious comedic skills. I know change is hard, but I'm hopeful the spirit of the originals will hold strong - with humor, fun, and hopefully some really cool special effects that they just couldn't pull off with the technology that was available when the originals were made. Look, Dan Aykroyd gave his blessing and that's enough for me to at least give it a chance. But how do you feel, do you plan to give it a watch? // Source
5. Plus size model, Tess Holiday, lands contract
Talk about girl power! Tess Holiday has landed a major modeling contract and that's an amazing win for plus size models everywhere! This lovely dame is rocking a size 22, and at only 5'5" she's taking the modeling industry by storm. Holiday is not only beautiful, she has an incredible message to share that's full of empowerment, self love, and body confidence. She launched an amazing social media campaign back in 2013: #EffYourBeautyStandards, which encourages women everywhere to love the body they're in -- and I'm totally feeling that vibe! // Source
6. 9 lives, FTW (and other cat musings)
Meet Bart the cat. His owner found him laying in the street after being hit by a car. Bart was stiff, cold and apparently dead - a moment all cat lovers fear. His owner was so upset, he asked a neighbor to bury the cat nearby in a shallow grave, so you can imagine the surprise when Bart showed back up at home just a few days later, having dug his way out of the grave, badly injured but totally alive! Some are calling it a miracle, others are getting that Pet Semetary vibe (side note: this movie is a must watch if you've never seen it!). The local Humane Society worked their magic, and good ol' Bart will be better in no time! So, no matter your thoughts on his unexpected recovery, this is totally the internets feel good moment of the week! // Source
That's it for now! Oh, and for my Super Bowl lovin' Vinties - here's a few cute last minute recipes you can pull off just in time for game day.
We'll see you next week.