Monday’s Music 22 [Pixar Playlist Edition]

February 8, 2016

Happy Monday (and Chinese New Year) and welcome to another edition of Monday’s Music. Since I’m heading to Disneyland later this week (I can’t wait to experience Valentine’s Day at the Disney Parks), I’ve dedicated to have a ‘Disney week’ here on the blog. Meaning, all of the posts this week will have a Disney theme to them (how fun!) Since it’s Disney week here on Simply Sinova, I thought this would be the perfect time to continue on with my Disney playlists (I’ve had a BLAST putting them together so far!) Although, I’ve decided to shake things up a bit and do a Pixar Playlist this time around. I LOVE Pixar! Pixar was a HUGE part of my childhood. I VIVIDLY remember seeing Toy Story, A Bug’s Life (my FAVORITE Pixar film) and Monsters Inc. OPENING DAY in theaters and from then on, I was hooked! Pixar Playlist: Top songs from Pixar filmsMarried Life – Up // The Time of Your Life – A Bug’s Life // Le Festin – Ratatouille // When She Loved Me – Toy Story 2 // Touch The Sky – Brave // If I Didn’t Have You – Monster’s Inc // The Incredits – The Incredibles // Down To Earth – WALL-E // You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Toy Story

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Yak & Yeti Restaurant Review | Walt Disney World Resort

February 3, 2016

Animal Kingdom Yak & Yeti
I am having SERIOUS Disney World withdrawals right now (side note, I’m so EXCITED for my trip to Disneyland NEXT WEEK), so I thought it would be fun to talk about one of my favorite restaurants at WDW here on the blog today. In fact, since I visit the Disney Parks so often (and have eaten at a good majority of the restaurants at Disney), I plan on sharing quite a few Disney restaurant reviews in the coming weeks. This might sound odd but one of my favorite things about visiting Disney World (and Disney in general) is the FOOD! While most people probably associate Disney with other amusement parks and think it’s all about the rides, us Disney Parks lovers know the truth. Disney is SO much more than just rides. What makes a visit to the Disney Parks so magical is the Disney atmosphere itself and that atmosphere consists of the rides, parades, shows, fireworks, shopping and of course, the FOOD! What I love so much about a lot of the Disney restaurants is their unique theming and when it comes to awesome theming, great decor and AMAZING food, Yak & Yeti definitely comes to mind. Located inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Yak & Yeti is a restaurant and quick-service eatery featuring delicious (and I mean DELICIOUS) Pan-Asian cuisine. Continue reading

New Year, Smarter Choices + My Favorite Workout Snack

February 1, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. As always, all opinions are my own. #TryALittleGoodness #CollectiveBias Great workout snacks
This year I’ve decided to continue on with my ‘healthier me’ mission! From joining a gym last year, to taking twice a week yoga classes, my goal is to be as active as possible. Like a lot of people, one of my biggest goals is to build an exercise habit that sticks (I don’t want to be one of those people who has one really intense workout and then quits.) Of course, wanting to make exercise a habit and actually doing it are two different things! While I can say that I’m satisfied with my overall workout routine/healthier eating habits as of now, I definitely want to kick things up a notch. With the new year upon us, I’m definitely starting to find a better workout and healthy eating balance that works best for my busy work and travel schedule. With so much on my plate right now, it can sometimes be hard to try to find the time to workout but I’m slowly starting to find new ways to incorporate exercise into my hectic schedule. Here are my four simples tips for fitting exercise into an already busy schedule:  Continue reading

12 Months of Happiness: January 2016

January 29, 2016

12 Months of Happiness January 2016
Happy Friday! I am so EXCITED to be continuing on with my 12 Months of Happiness series this year. For those of you who are new readers, here’s a little bit of a 12 Months of Happiness recap: I had such a blast doing the 100 Happy Days Challenge back in 2014, that I wanted to start a little happiness project of my own but instead of doing a daily photo challenge, I thought it would be fun to recap a few of the things that made me happy each month! I am so extremely thankful for all the positive comments and support from you all when it comes to this series! I’m so happy that you all seem to love this series as much I do. In fact, I’ve noticed that this series has influenced a few other bloggers to start happiness projects/series of their own. It’s so awesome to know that this series has inspired so many people! Happiness is definitely contiguous so I’m more than happy to help spread it around! Here are some of the things that made January an amazing month: (Don’t forget to comment down below how your January went and what things made you smile this month! I LOVE hearing from you guys about what makes you happy!)  Continue reading

Disney Store Haul: January 2016

January 27, 2016

Disney Store Haul
Happy Wednesday! Disney is such a HUGE part of my life (if you couldn’t already tell from my monthly Disneyland and Disney World trips) and one of my goals is to make it a huge part of this blog as well. I always have so much fun sharing my monthly Disney Parks Hauls here on the blog so I thought, “why not start sharing some of my Disney Store hauls too?”! Aside from Target, the Disney Store is probably the store I shop at the most (can you blame me, everything is so adorable there!) Earlier this month, the Disney Store was having a HUGE online blowout sale (seriously, some stuff was as cheap as $1?!!) which included FREE SHIPPING and of course I couldn’t resist stocking up on a few new Disney items! I’m such a sucker for cute Disney stuff which is ironic because everything but one item in this haul is from Disney’s D/Style Collection (which is a collection of Japanese inspired Kawaii Disney stuff!). Here’s my January Disney Store haul:  Continue reading