Simply Sinova

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

12 Months of Happiness: June 2015

Can you believe today's the LAST day of June?! It seems like yesterday I was at Disney World ringing in the New Year and now here we are and 2015 is HALFWAY OVER! So far 2015 has been amazing! I'll even go as far as saying it's been the best year of my life (so far!) I think a big reason 2015 has been so amazing for me is because of my happy demeanor and optimistic way of thinking! With that being said, welcome to the sixth (wow, this series is halfway over) installment of my 12 Months of Happiness series! Here are some of the things that made me happy in June: (Don't forget to comment down below how your June went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you all about what makes you happy!)  

Monday, June 29, 2015

Monday's Music 16 [Summer Edition]

Happy Monday everyone! This week's 'Monday's Music' is dedicated to Summer songs but not just "regular" Summer songs, songs that remind me of summertime (if that makes sense!) This might shock a lot of people but Summer is actually my least favorite season. Fall has that gorgeous weather and beautifully colored leaves. Winter has Christmas, holiday magic, lots of pretty decorations and snuggling in front of the fireplace. Spring is my birthday season so it's obviously the best but Summer...Summer is just I don't know. Sure I LOVE Summer. I love barbecues and beach bonfires. I love the music festivals and countless late nights spent with friends and family but to me, Summer doesn't compare to the other three seasons. It's to hot in the Summer but nevertheless, here are the nine songs that ALWAYS remind me of Summer:
Summertime - Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff / Blurred Lines - Robin Thicke // Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey // I Want You Back - Jackson 5 // Island in the Sun - Weezer // In the Summertime - Mungo Jerry // Dancing In The Street - Martha & The Vandellas // California Girls - Beach Boys // Talk - Coldplay

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Importance of Starting The Day Off Right

*Special thanks to Plenti for sponsoring today's post. As always, all opinions are my own*
I have a confession to make. I skip breakfast way more often than I'd like to admit. I don't know what's wrong with me but for some reason, I just can't seem to make the time for (a good) breakfast! Sure, I ALWAYS start the day off with a cup of coffee and maybe I'll grab a doughnut or breakfast sandwich every once and awhile on the way to work but that doesn't count as a "good breakfast." So last month I decided to have little experiment. For one month (starting June 1st,) I'd make an effort to eat breakfast EVERYDAY and see how (if) it effected me. I've got to say, it's been GREAT! I feel so energized now. Before, when I was just grabbing something here or there, I would often feel cranky (especially since my lunch break isn't until around 1.) I don't know about you but a cranky me is not something you'd want to cross paths with! It's crazy that something as simple (and easy) as eating breakfast each morning can change the course of your day and really brighten your mood! Here's five way to start the day off right:

Friday, June 26, 2015

Land a Post Grad Job With NextJob's Job Coaching

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*Special thanks to Fifth Third Bank for sponsoring today's post. As always, all opinions are my own*
I'm very thankful to have found my (dream) job immediately after graduating college last year but I know everyone's not always quite as lucky as I was. Did you know that more than half of recent graduates do not have full time jobs? Let's face it, finding a job isn't exactly the easiest thing in the world. In fact, according to President of Job Market Experts Robert Meier, about 200 people apply for every job opening and only 2% of them actually get interviews. That's right, only about FOUR of those 200 applicants are going to be called in for an interview. Now I know what you're thinking, "I'll just apply to twice as many jobs online then." Wrong! Before I landed my current job I applied for over 50 (that's right 50) jobs and out of those 50, I only got about 8 interviews (crazy right?) According to NextJob.com, only about 50% of job offers are posted online. Meaning, you're already at a disadvantage. There's no wrong way to search for a job but I wish I had a little more guidance back then (instead of just applying everywhere and crossing my fingers that a job offer would come my way.) Luckily, Fifth Third Bank is here to help!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Blind Box & Bag Roundup 18. [Disney Vinylmation's]

Cinderella Vinylmation, 101 Dalmatians Vinylmation, Disney Vinylmation blind box
Happy Wednesday! Welcome to another edition of Blind Box & Bag Roundup. Today's BB&BR is dedicated to my favorite blind boxes: (at the moment) Vinylmation's! I've been waiting AGES for the Disney Cinderella Vinylmation's and 101 Dalmatians Vinylmation's to go on sale and last week they finally did. Since these two Vinylmation series' have been out for a while (Cinderella came out in January and 101 Dalmatians came out in February,) they're currently on sale for only $5.99 (which is AWESOME compared to their regular price of $12.95!) Side note: I've FINALLY finished my Disney Gallery wall (you can see some of it behind the Vinylmation boxes!) It took a few hours but I finally did it! So far the gallery wall consists of some of my Disney Postcards and Pixar Postcards!