Simply Sinova

Monday, November 24, 2014

Five Simple Tips for Vinyl Hunting

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I've been collecting records since I got my baby blue Crosley record player (her name is Little Darling) for my 21st birthday (which was about a year and a half ago.) Since then, weekly vinyl hunts have become part of my regular weekend routine. I love searching for new records, it just makes me so happy! In the past year and a half, I've collected around 60 records (hopefully I can cross "owning 100+ vinyl records" off my bucket list soon!) My collection is a mix of classics, newer artists, my favorite broadway and movie soundtracks and cool/random albums I found at thrift stores. I collect A LOT of things (Disney Pins, Funko Figures, postcards, movie tickets, Playbills and so much more) but of all my collections, I really want to start focusing on acquiring new records! Since buying records online takes the fun out of collecting, vinyl hunts have become my number one source for building my record collection. Here are the five tips I think every record buyer (novice or long time collector) should consider: 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Beauty Box 5 November 2014 Review

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It's the middle (almost the end) of the month which can only mean one thing: subscription boxes are starting to arrive (it's like Christmas every month!) After reviewing their august box, the lovely folks at Beauty Box 5 decided to offer me a full monthly subscription service (thanks BB5, you guys rock!) Meaning, along with my other subscription boxes posts, I'll now be reviewing the items I get each month in my Beauty Box 5 box! It seems that a lot of people are displeased with this month's box and in all honesty, I was too at first. For a "beauty" box, there weren't ANY actual beauty products. With that being said, I always try and look for the silver lining in every situation, so while this month's box wasn't all that good, there were still some positives! This month's "Gracefully Grounded" box is perfect for anyone who (like me) will be traveling this holiday season (or any time in the near future!)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Funnest 1,000 Calorie Workout Ever + Sky Zone GIVEAWAY

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Since graduating in May, I've made it my mission to focus on something I kind of neglected while I was in college (class, homework, internships, freelancing and stress kind of get in the way), and that's EXERCISE! Sure, I worked out a little bit in college (and that was really only my senior year,) but I definitely wasn't as devoted as I am now! I've joined a gym, continued my daily bike/jog routine that I adopted last summer and even started yoga (which is slowly replacing my daily bike rides since winter is approaching!) I love learning and trying all types of new exercises (the funner the better!) So when my pals at Sky Zone (that AWESOME indoor trampoline park I blogged about this summer) invited me to come take a Sky Fit class, I was more that THRILLED

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Favorite Fashion Finds 33.

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 Who? Austen Elizabeth Tosone of Keep Calm and Chiffon 

What she’s wearing: Zara dress, Free People bag, Jeffery Campbell shoes and Forever 21 bracelet.

Fashion Icons: “I love Alexa Chung's style. I think she has such a unique outlook on fashion and I love how she pulls inspiration from 90's grunge and through her styling transforms pieces into these endlessly desirable looks. Whenever I see something she's wearing I feel an uncontrollable urge to go on a shopping excursion to find the closest match.”

Monday, November 17, 2014

This Place 11: American Museum of Natural History

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I know I'm a little late with some of my New York posts (it's been almost a month since I went to NYC) but bare with me, I had so many photos to go through. I also had a mini scare two weeks ago because I thought I lost one of my memory cards (thankfully I found it!) After this post, I'll only have one more New York related adventure to share with you all! Like I said in some of my previous posts, thanks to the wonderful folks at CityPass, I was able to visit a handful of amazing New York tourist destinations! One of those places was the lovely American Museum of Natural History. I can't tell you how long I've wanted to visit this museum! While the museum itself was lovely, I do have one complaint. Why is the museum SO DARK?! Darkness aside, here are some of my favorite snaps from my trip to the American Museum of Natural History: