Must Have: May 2016

May 6, 2016

May Must Haves
It’s May, which means new month, new Must Have list! Fun fact: this month (May 10th) Simply Sinova turns THREE years old! I can’t believe how far this little blog has come and how much JOY it has brought me. Never in a MILLION years did I think that blogging would lead to so many incredible adventures! If you would have told me three years ago that I’d be asked to fly to Miami to cover the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party or have the opportunity to work with some of my favorite brands, or get to cover fun events like New York Comic Con (two, hopefully three, years in a row), C2E2 and various concerts, or that I’d be traveling almost EVERY MONTH, I WOULD NOT have believed you! Blogging has turned me into the ultimate optimist! Now instead of thinking “I hope things turn out good,” I just say “I can’t wait until the next amazing thing comes along!” When I look back at my first post (which was of course, about my Funko collection,) I always think “wow, look how far you’ve come!” Blogging has seriously changed my life for the better and I’ll forever be grateful for all the amazing things that have come my way thanks to this blog and of course, thanks to YOU, my lovely readers!Here’s to more posts, more amazing opportunities and more fun adventures! Now back to this month’s Must Have list! Like always, these are not necessarily items that I, or anybody, “need,” it’s just a list of things I currently have my eye on. Here are my Must Haves for May:

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Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel at Disneyland Paris

May 4, 2016

Disneyland Paris Dream Castle Hotel
Staying at the Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel at Disneyland Paris during my ten days in Paris was seriously a dream (get it?) come true. When I first started doing research for hotels in Paris, I automatically knew I wanted to stay at either a Disneyland Paris hotel or a Disneyland Paris partner hotel (since I knew I’d be spending the bulk of my Paris trip at Disneyland Paris). Since the Disneyland Paris hotels were a little (okay, a lot) out of my price range, I ultimately opted for a Disneyland Paris partner hotel. Out of the eight Disneyland Paris partner hotels, the Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel immediately caught my eye (I mean, who doesn’t want to stay at a hotel with “dream castle” in its name?!). Located about 10 minutes away from Disneyland Paris and the TGV train station (which takes you to Paris/the city), the Vienna House Dream Castle Hotel is definitely a great hotel choice for any Disneyland Paris vacation! Continue reading

Spring Cleaning Made Easy With Windex®

May 2, 2016

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Spring Cleaning Tips
Since I knew I’d be spending almost two weeks in Paris in April, I decided to get a jumpstart on my spring cleaning earlier last month (because there’s nothing worse than coming back from vacation to a dirty house!). When it comes to spring cleaning, I’m one of those people who likes to make a big event out of it. Why spend your entire spring cleaning little by little, when you can dedicate just one weekend to making things nice and tidy? For me, that was the first weekend in April. Although I usually wait until after my birthday (April 17th) to do my spring cleaning, since I was in Paris during that time, I thought it would be best to get the bulk of my spring cleaning done before my European vacation. While some people dread spring cleaning, I’ve actually grown to love it over the past few years (ever since I graduated college back in 2014, I’ve noticed my desire to keep things spick-and-span has really increased!). I definitely owe my (somewhat) newfound love of spring cleaning to my go-to cleaning secret weapon: Windex®!
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12 Months of Happiness: April 2016

April 29, 2016

12 Months of Happiness
Happy Friday and welcome to the latest installment of my 12 Months of Happiness series! I can’t believe that my birthday month is coming to an end (where my fellow April babies at?!). Even though I’ve been back from Paris for a few days now, I still feel like I’m in “vacation mode.” (Aka I haven’t really felt like doing anything productive! Hence the lack of updates here on the blog). Although I LOVE traveling, there’s nothing that makes me happier than my own bed (bonus points if my little Loki is there with me!). I’ve been traveling so much these past 13 months (I’ve literally been on 11 trips in the last 13 months) that I look forward to being home just as much as I look forward to traveling (no complaints here though, traveling is in my blood and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon!). Speaking of constant travel plans, I’m heading back to my second home, Disney World, in TWO WEEKS! Here are some of the things that made April 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!)  Continue reading

Disneyland Paris Haul: Spring 2016

April 27, 2016

Disneyland Paris Haul
Happy Wednesday! It’s a new month, which means it’s time for a new Disney Haul! I JUST got back from Paris (hence the silence on the blog for the past week and a half) and I thought today would be the perfect day to share my Disneyland Paris haul! Disneyland Paris was so GORGEOUS (stay tuned for a full Disneyland Paris post and Walt Disney Studios Park post SOON)! Everything was just so colorful and vibrant. If I had to describe Disneyland Paris in one word it would be whimsical! There was so much cute merch at Disneyland Paris that I couldn’t help but go a little over board. Although, I should point out that since it was my birthday (that’s the whole reason I was in Paris in the first place), a good 80% of the the things in this haul were birthday presents! Like I say in all my Disney Haul posts, a quick disclosure: since I decided to become a Disneyland Paris annual passholder during this trip (that’s right, I’m now currently an annual passholder to Disneyland Paris, Disneyland AND Disney World), I get a pretty good discount on merchandise (20% off, woot woot!). Continue reading