Cupcake Showdown: Georgetown Cupcake vs Sprinkles Cupcakes

May 20, 2019

Georgetown Cupcake Washington DCHappy Monday! I just got back from a brief trip to Washington, D.C. and while I was going through some of the photos I took (for a Bits and Pieces post) I noticed 90% of the photos were food related. Not only that, most of them were cupcake related! While I was in DC I stopped by both Georgetown Cupcake and Sprinkles Cupcakes (within an hour of each other oddly enough) so I thought it would be fun to do a little “Cupcake Showdown” post.

Warning, I am NOT a big “sweets person” (although cupcakes are probably my favorite dessert) so my opinion might be slightly different from someone who is a cupcake enthusiastic. BUTsince I have no allegiance to or preference of either cupcake shop, I think I can successfully offer a non-bias opinion.

I will rate each cupcake on the following: taste “cake”, taste “icing”, location, price, flavor versatility, “buzz”/it factor and presentation.

The cupcake shop with the most points out of 7 WINS!

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Bits and Pieces: Universal’s Islands of Adventure

May 15, 2019

Happy Hump Day! Today I decided to share a few photos from my favorite place on Earth: Universal Orlando Resort. Just kidding. Not about sharing the photos but about Universal being my favorite place. Even though my love/mostly hate relationship with this theme park started when I was a kid, I STILL, even after all the times it’s let me down, try to give them the benefit of the doubt. 

Universal Orlando Resort consists of two parks: Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios (well technically it’s now three parks including Volcano Bay but you get what I mean). This post is decided to my favorite of the two, Universal’s Islands of Adventure. No shade to Universal Studios but Islands of Adventure is legit 100 times better.

(It’s not even my opinion it’s FACT!).

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Happy 6th Birthday Simply Sinova

May 10, 2019

Today, May 10th, is Simply Sinova’s SIXTH anniversary! Crazy right? To think I started this blog randomly during the spring semester of my junior year in college. I was studying (and later received my degree in) print journalism and really didn’t know what I wanted to do in life. Sure, I knew I wanted to be a writer/ have my job focus on writing to some capacity but I didn’t know much beyond that. 

Since I was six years old I’ve known that I wanted to be a writer. When I was younger I wanted to be a film critic but the older I got, the more I realized I wanted to be a screenwriter. Throughout the years I’ve wanted to write for a newspaper, have my own weekly column in a magazine, publish children’s book, ect. If it had to do with writing, it was on my radar.

It was in college where I discovered my love for social media marketing and freelance writing/blogging. I had several social media marketing internships throughout college and I loved them so much! In fact, my first job post college was as a Social Media Manager for a jewelry company based in Chicago. This little blog has taken me so far and opened the door for so many opportunities and incredible experiences.

Now just six years later, I am working full-time in my desired field (Social Media Marketing and Communications), working part-time as a freelance writer and still blogging! My six year old self couldn’t be any happier!

(Follow your dreams peps, they might just come true!).

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Loki’s No Match for the Libman Tornado Mop

May 6, 2019

This post is sponsored by The Libman Company but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.Libman Tornado Mop
Does the name make the person or the person make the name? (Or dog in this case!). People often ask me why I named Loki “Loki.” And if I named him after the Marvel villain or not. The short answer is no. I completely made the name up out of thin air when I adopted him. Just kidding, of course I named Loki after the Marvel character. I partly named him Loki after the Marvel villain and partly because I love Tom Hiddleston (the actor who plays Loki), so it works on two levels.

The name Loki definitely fits my little Loki perfectly! Just like the infamous Marvel villain, he’s super mischievous but you can never stay mad at him for too long and you can’t help but love him. 

Even when he’s making a huge mess!

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12 Months of Happiness: April 2019

April 30, 2019

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival Happy Tuesday and welcome to the latest installment of my 12 Months of Happiness series. I think I deserve a slight round of applause for being on time with this month’s “12 Months of Happiness” post! Okay not really, but I HAVE been trying to stay on top of the blog better and I think I’m doing a pretty okay job so far. (Pats self on back).

I’ll still SUPER behind on a few travel and Disney posts but in my defense, I’m very lazy and I haven’t had a weekend off in a while (due to traveling and other things!).

Can we talk about how the photo above was taken in the POURING rain and yet Epcot is still so perfect?!

Here are some of the things that made April, aka the best month of the year, an amazing month: (Don’t forget to comment down below how your April went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you guys about what makes you happy!)

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