Category Archives: Sponsored


The New Potbelly App + Trying The New Turkey Fresco Sandwich

April 5, 2017

*Special thanks to Potbelly for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*The New Potbelly App
Happy Wednesday! I can’t believe we’re halfway through another week? I swear April is just flying by, which is a-okay in my book since that means there’s only 12 days left until my birthday (hooray!). I can’t wait for my birthday to finally get here since I’ve been craving birthday cake for the past two weeks now. Speaking of cravings, have you ever just woke up one day and randomly starting craving a certain kind of food? I swear it happens to me at least once a week! One minute it’s crepes (I can’t believe that this time last year I was heading to Paris for the first time ever) and then it’s violet lemonade (gosh, I miss the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival so much!). Well, last weekend I woke up with a sudden craving for my favorite one stop sandwich shop: Potbelly Continue reading


Celebrating the New CESAR® Dry Food + DIY Dog Placemat Tutorial

February 28, 2017

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #DineWithCesar #TreatWithCesar #CollectiveBiasDIY Dog Placemat Tutorial
As some of you may know, Loki JUST turned two on Valentine’s Day, so of course I had to shower him with lots of fun treats and toys. While Loki does love getting new toys to play with, he’s definitely more of a foodie (I wonder where he gets it from?)! Ever since I adopted Loki from PAWS Chicago back in 2015, CESAR® has been his go-to wet food. It was the first meal he had in his new home and I think because of that, it’s sort of comforting for him. It’s so funny because as Loki is getting older, I’m starting to witness new little quirks in his personality that I didn’t seem to see before. For example, no matter where Loki is in the house, if you say “outside?”, he will RUN to the backdoor so he can go play in the backyard. I’ve always noticed that whenever he sees me grabbing a CESAR® wet food cup, he instantly goes and sits by his food bowl (clever dog!).  Continue reading


Six Tips for Traveling with Pets + The Best Pet-Friendly Hotel

February 15, 2017

*Special thanks to Radisson RED for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*Tips for Traveling with Pets
Since yesterday was Valentine’s Day, I got to thinking about love and the things and people that I love. When it comes down to it, there are two things that I LOVE more than anything on the planet: traveling and my dog, Loki. Speaking of Loki, not only was yesterday Valentine’s Day but it was also Loki’s birthday (he turned two!). Although I’ve always been a big traveler, ever since graduating college in 2014, I’ve found myself traveling more than I ever have in my entire life. In 2016 alone I traveled to Florida and California multiple times, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Indiana, the Bahamas, Amsterdam and Paris (TWICE!). Yup, traveling is definitely one of my favorite hobbies! You know who else loves to travel? Loki! Over the past (almost) two years, I’ve learned a few things about what to do and what not to do when it comes to traveling with pets. Here are my top six tips for traveling with your dog Continue reading

Healthy Meals Made Easy Thanks to Snap Kitchen

January 31, 2017

*Special thanks to Snap Kitchen for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*Snap Kitchen
As some of you may know, especially if you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (simplysinova), I’ve been SUPER sick for the past week and a half. No seriously, it got so bad that I had to go to the hospital last week. Basically, my doctor said that I’m in the early stages of pneumonia (I blame it on all this constant weather change here in Chicago. One day it’s in the high 50s and then the next day it’s 14 degrees?!). Now I don’t know about you but whenever I’m sick, the last thing I think about is eating right/healthy. As I’ve shared on the blog before, “living a healthier lifestyle” is definitely a huge goal of mine and I didn’t want this wholeness sickness thing to derail all of my progress. Over the past two years, I’ve gone from eating fast food almost daily to eating healthy home cooked meals at least six days a week. This past week I’ve barley had the energy to get out of bed, let alone cook, so instead of stressing about cooking, I dedicated to let Snap Kitchen do all the work for me!  Continue reading


Celebrating the Howlidays at Kriser’s Natural Pet

December 8, 2016

*Special thanks to Kriser’s Natural Pet for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all opinions are my own*
Kriser’s Natural Pet
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and since it’s FINALLY December, that means the holiday shopping can officially commence! Can I tell you guys a secret? I’m actually done with ALL my holidays shopping (hooray for planning ahead!). Thanks to Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday (and a little extra shopping prior to that), I was able to get everything I wanted for my friends and family this holiday season. In fact, the only other person (well, I guess he’s not a “person” but you know what I mean) I still needed to go holiday shopping for was my little furbaby, Loki! Since Loki can’t write a letter to Santa, and I wanted to make sure he’d actually really love his gifts, I decided to surprise him with a trip to Kriser’s Natural Pet so he could pick out a few holiday treats for himself! Continue reading