Disney World 2020 Edition :

Disney World 2020 Edition :

Disney on my mind all day everyday; if it were up to me I would basically live at the “Happiest Place on Earth” 🌎! I’ve been going to Disney World for as long as I could remember, mostly because my parents did everything in their power to take us to Disney at least 3-4 times a year. It’s truly such a magical place no matter what your age is! I mean, take me as an example, I’m 25 years old and I am completely obsessed with it.

At the beginning of this year (before this whole pandemic started) I had mentioned to Alex that I really wanted to go to Disney, mainly because we hadn’t visited Star Wars : Galaxy’s Edge and Pandora : The World of Avatar. But for obvious reasons that was put on hold because COVID-19. The parks were closed for about 3-months and once they announced their reopening, I myself was a little skeptical about going. Just because I wasn’t sure how Disney would handle a pandemic, I knew that they would only reopen if they fully felt like they could handle it properly, but I was still a little skeptical. Disney immediately detailed how they would be reopening their parks in phases, all in consideration of the safety of their guests + cast members. So when I saw exactly how they would be doing it, I felt a little more at ease, especially seeing some close friends & family go to the parks after reopening and sharing their own personal experiences with me. So it was just a matter of time, till we were gonna finally be able to experience it all for ourselves! Luckily, Alex went ahead and planned out this little weekend getaway for just the two of us and now I get to share our personal experience with you guys!

Where Did We Stay?

We personally love staying at Disney properties whenever we plan a Disney trip, just because the amenities offered in these resorts are a plus. We love the fact that you have complimentary transportation included from your resorts to any of the parks, plus you’ve also got transportation included to all of the other resorts within Disney World; just incase you prefer spending your day resort hopping (which incase you didn’t know, resort hopping at Disney is definitely a thing)! So we stayed at Disney’s Pop Century Resort, which btw had a major facelift, I absolutely loved how the rooms are newly remolded and the fact that they don’t have carpet anymore! I honestly hate carpets, and I felt like them adding wooden floors was definitely a nice touch. We got a standard room in the 90’s section, and the size of the room was perfect for the two of us, everything was cleaned to perfection + disinfected. They also recently added the SkyLiner to the Pop Century, which is another great way of complimentary transportation to either Epcot Center or Hollywood Studios.

Which Parks Did We Visit?

  • Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Magic Kingdom
  • Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has recently added a few attractions that we both hadn’t visited and we were really looking forward to finally being able to enjoy Star Wars : Galaxy’s Edge. Guys when I tell you that we are both obsessed with Galaxy’s Edge, BELIEVE ME…..WE ARE! Disney always outdoes themselves when it comes to experiences, they try to immerse you into every little detail and they definitely went above and beyond to do just that with Galaxy’s Edge! Specifically with the Rise of the Resistance; it honestly has been the BEST ride I have ever been on! Other than Galaxy’s Edge, Disney also added Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and it’s honestly such a cute ride, especially for those who love Mickey & the gang!

Magic Kingdom is a total must, no matter how many times you’ve already been to it, it will never get old! I personally love the feeling I get once I walk down Main-Street & I see Cinderella’s Castle! It’s like I’m a 10 year old all over again, BEST FEELING EVER 🥰! Overall Magic Kingdom hasn’t changed much since the last time we went, although they are currently working on “Tron Lightcycle Power Run” , which gives us another reason to return as soon as it opens!

Animal Kingdom has also added a few new attractions, since the last time we had visited, so we were extremely excited to finally be able to return & enjoy Pandora – The World of Avatar! Avatar Flight of Passage is Pandora’s signature attraction at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This flight stimulator attraction creates the exhilaration feeling of flying from the back of one of the Banshee’s, over and through the breathtaking landscapes of Pandora. It’s often compared to Epcot’s Soarin “Around the World” as it simulates the sensation of flight and uses a giant screen coupled with scents and water effect. But Flight of Passage is literally Soarin on steroids, it’s that much better than Soarin!

Where Did We Eat?

I don’t know about you guys, but I personally LOVE to eat! Especially those Mickey head Pretzels that you can find in every Disney park! Disney is well known for their yummy bites, and the diversity of food they have throughout all of the parks. During our recent trip we mostly ate in their counter service dinning options, we would grab something quick and go about our day, and I must say they recently added a new way of ordering your meals/snacks that made the whole ordering process much easier. Whether you’re waiting to hop on an attraction, strolling through a land or find yourself directly in front of a restaurant you’d like to try, they made it easier for you to order, pay for and pick up fresh food throughout all of Walt Disney World Resorts. All you need is your phone and the My Disney Experience app. Whenever Alex & I craved something to eat, we would just order it on the app and choose a timeframe for pick-up. Which I personally loved, just because you’re not forced to be stationed at a line in order to get your food, you can just enjoy yourselves while they get your food ready.

Now we did splurge a little on two occasions during our recent trip, we were able to get reservations for both The Boathouse & the Be Our Guest restaurants, both of these restaurants are a total must if you go to Disney World. Their food and service is exceptional, on both occasions I ordered the Filet Mignon and I wasn’t disappointed. I personally loved the Be Our Guest, just because I am totally obsessed with the movie “Beauty and the Beast” , so it’s obvious that I would love this particular restaurant especially for it’s experience. That’s something I feel is extremely important, especially whenever you’re dinning at one of the Disney themed restaurants; you are paying for an experience. That doesn’t take away from the fact that the food should also be amazing, but also remember that it’s a combination of both things; experience and food. Overall the experience and the food at the “Be Our Guest” restaurant is well worth it in my opinion!

Final Verdict :

Overall, Alex & I really enjoyed ourselves during our recent Disney trip. We felt like Disney’s main concern, was definitely the guests safety and wellbeing. They went above and beyond to incorporate safety measures all throughout all of their parks, but definitely with a magical touch. If you have been dying to go, but haven’t been completely sure as to “how safe it actually is”, I hope this post can answer all of those pending questions & concerns, and also help you figure out if Disney is the place for you and your family during a pandemic. I personally cannot wait for our next trip back, I’m low-key already planning it lol 😂! But for now I’ll just enjoy all of our pics & videos, until I can be back at the Happiest Place on Earth!

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Honey Glazed Salmon :

Honey Glazed Salmon :

Salmon has to be one of my favorite meals, but if you’re like me who try’s to eat salmon at least once a week, you definitely need to find different ways you can make it, so you won’t get bored of it too quickly! I tried making it a little sweeter a couple of weeks ago, and it was a big hit! Alex absolutely loved it, and begged for more after he finished eating his first plate (it’s always good when he asks for more) 😜! So I thought I’d share with Ya’ll my “Honey Glazed Salmon” recipe, so you guys can try it at home & let me know how you guys like it!

Ingredients :

  • 1/3 of Raw Honey
  • 1/4 of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp of freshly squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 3 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 oz of Salmon fillets (make sure to pat them dry)
  • Salt (added to your own personal taste)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (added to your own personal taste)
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 lemon sliced into rounds

How it’s Made :

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the raw honey, soy sauce and lemon juice.
  3. Season the salmon with the salt and pepper (to your own personal taste), and drizzle over the whisked sauce that you created with the raw honey, soy sauce and lemon juice onto the salmon. I personally added more honey once I placed the salmon on the baking sheet, because I wanted it to come out extra sweet!
  4. Cover the salmon with aluminum foil, and place the baking sheet into oven and bake until completely cooked through, for about 20-25 minuets.
  5. Once the salmon is completely cooked, remove the extra aluminum foil from the top, and place back into the oven for about 5 minutes on broil to give it that golden crispy look.
  6. Serve immediately with any of your favorite sides!

Bon Appétit

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

LIKEtoKNOW.it :

LIKEtoKNOW.it :

As many of you guys know I started this blogging journey 2 years ago, I found myself in a place that I was finally ready to do something that I had always wanted to do. I wanted to give myself an opportunity to grow and get out of my comfort zone, but most importantly share with you guys a little bit of my everyday! When I first started, I honestly didn’t know what I wanted to talk about or what to share, but little by little it all started to fall into place. I found myself talking about pretty much anything, and it all came out so naturally, mainly because you guys were interested.

I found that you guys were mostly interested in my #OOTD / #OOTN . But I was caught up in a place where I didn’t know how to share all of my outfit details in an easy shop-able way. I noticed that a few of my favorite fashion bloggers used the LIKEtoKNOW.it App and I instantly loved the idea of having a direct link for all of my outfit details. So of course, I had to apply for the program & here we are today! I wanted to create a little blog post explaining to you guys what LIKEtoKNOW.it is and how it works, so if you guys ever come across any of my links, you can understand how easy this shop-able link is!

I myself was a little confused as how to operate it! After a few posts here and there, I was finally comfortable enough to share this new platform with Ya’ll. This app is here to make shopping for items a lot easier for my followers and ultimately, makes it easier for me to earn commission for each of my LIKEtoKNOW.it posts if someone decides to make a direct purchase from any of my links. ( I like to keep things transparent with you guys, and I want you to fully understand exactly how this platform works; and how it’s not only beneficial to you to “shop my looks”, but also beneficial to me!) At the end of the day I was always tagging every individual brand in all of my pics, and I would also go to the extent of sharing direct links to these brands websites for you to shop my look. Which is why this didn’t feel any different for me, because it’s not like I was changing my post routines. I’m basically doing the same exact thing, just making it much more simpler for you guys to shop!

The best part about this platform is that, EVERYONE can sign up for a LIKEtoKNOW.it account, regardless if you’re a blogger or not! It’s completely free and simple to do. Simply enter the email address you’d like to receive your product links from and that’s it! If you follow me on Instagram and see a product you’d like to buy, check to see if a “LIKEtoKNOW.it URL” is mentioned within the caption, and if so, just double-tap the image to “like” it and you should receive an email almost immediately with clickable images directing you to the exact product or up to 6 similar styles! Talk about making your shopping experience 100X EASIER! If you haven’t done so already, download the LIKEtoKNOW.it App and search @adayinyesislife & simply follow me for more details! #HappyShopping 🛍

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Dog Dates At The Garden :

Dog Dates At The Garden :

Alex and I absolutely love getting active, and bringing our little Scoob’s along. But the same trails can get boring from time to time, luckily we got invited by the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens to enjoy an evening date at their beautiful lushes gardens this past Thursday! They offer this cute event every Thursday from 5:30PM to 7:30PM called “Dog Dates at the Garden”, you can bring your Fur Babies and enjoy some fresh air and fun!

Fairchild’s mission is to save tropical plant diversity by exploring, explaining and conserving the world of tropical plants; fundamental to this task is inspiring a greater knowledge and love for plants and gardening so that all can enjoy the beauty and bounty of the tropical world. They carry a variety of beautiful tropical plants, all while keeping them in impeccable conditions; you can definitely tell that they really want to keep these gardens growing for a life to come. The garden itself is huge, 83 acres to be exact! Although we didn’t walk throughout the whole property, because they do did have a specific trail that you’re supposed to stay on, we honestly enjoyed it a lot and needless to say Scooby was exhausted afterwards 😂.

After we took a walk through the Garden we got to enjoy a little something they like to call “Yappy Hour at the Glasshouse Cafe”, and the best part is that it’s meant for you and your Fur Babies to enjoy! Yappy Hour at the Glasshouse Cafe includes a variety of Tapas with complimentary snacks for your pups + complimentary water for all thirsty pups too. They’ve also got a little something for the Pawents; like Prosciutto Toast, Pretzel Knots, Veggie Hummus Wrap, and a Mini-bar with some yummy wine or beer, to cheers the night away ✨!

Needless to say, we will definitely be back! It’s such a cute #DateNightIdea for any Pawent’s that would love to include their little Fur Babies on their next date-night + it’s SCOOBY APPROVED 🐶! For more information regarding “Dog Dates at the Garden” just click this link ⬅️, and let me know how you liked your experience on the comment section down below!

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Get Ready With Me |Quick + Easy Daily Look :

Get Ready With Me |Quick + Easy Daily Look :

Hey 🙋🏼‍♀️!! Just wanted to drop in here and share with you all my favorite daily products that I normally use for my “quick + easy daily look”, click the video down below and check out, how I personally prefer to get ready for work – enjoy!

The Silk Cream

Banana Bright Face Primer

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer

Color : 29N Light-Medium (Light to Medium Skin W/ Pink Undertones)

Revlon ColorStay Brow Pencil

Color : Dark Brown

Tinted Brow Mascara

Color : Chocolate

Beauty Blender

Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder

Color : Translucent

Fluffy Eye Blender Brush

Fit Me Blush

Color : Pink

Blush Brush 15

Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Treatment Concealer

Color : Ivory

Better Than Sex Mascara

XOXO, Yesi  🥂

Beachy Essentials :

Beachy Essentials :

Some would say that your only worry should be if the tide is going to reach your chair, and although that does cross my mind whenever I’m relaxing by the shoreline, I also have found myself worrying about my skin and hair while I’m at the beach. It’s normal to worry about them because our skin + hair tend to dry up with sun and saltwater exposure, and especially when you’ve got treated hair. But throughout the years, I have found great products that I can’t live without them, for whenever we head over to a tropical destination. I have compiled a list for you guys of a few products that I have been using for a while now and a few other ones that I have recently added to my beach bag!

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunscreen SPF 70

Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radian Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30

Sunscreen is extremely important no matter the occasion, I normally wear sunscreen every single day and I try to make sure that my daily moisturizer for both my body & face contain some amount of SPF. But of course, whenever you’re headed to the beach you need much more than just a little amount of SPF, so these are the 2 sunscreens I like to use while I am laying out in the sun. I actually don’t wear any tanning lotion, I prefer not to and I don’t really feel like I need it, because I tend to get a nice natural tan with these two sunscreens.

Banana Boat Moisturizing Aloe Lotion

Ladies! Please moisturize after laying out in the sun!!! It’s such an important step that most women tend to forget, but trust me you will notice the difference right after the 1st application. Whenever you lay out in the sun, your skin tends to get dry and moisturizing it with some Aloe will definitely help bond your skin together. What I would normally do, was that once we showered back at the room I would moisturize with Aloe all throughout my body.

Jergens Natural Glow Revitalizing Lotion

Like I said before, moisturizing is needed especially after a day out in the sun. So I personally like to ‘extra moisturize’, after the Aloe dries up, I go back and usually moisturize with a regular lotion. But I recently purchased this specific lotion, because of it’s great reviews. This natural glow moisturizer is truly a game changer ladies, it gradually created a flawless, natural-looking color while also hydrating my skin!

EOS Lip Balm

I’m not lying when I say that I use this lip balm on the daily, but I feel like lip balm is also very important when you’re headed to the beach! Just like your skin and hair, your lips tend to get dry and chappie, which is NOT cute! So make sure you get your favorite lip balm and stick it in your beach bag NOW!

Olaplex No 3, 4, 5 & 6

So when it comes to Olaplex, there’s only good things to say! I got these 4 products after I decided to lighten my hair and now I can’t live without them! They are a bit pricey, but worth every penny, because you will notice the difference in your hair once you use them. I basically washed my hair every single day that we were at the beach, and after every wash I would apply Olaplex No 6, which is a styling hair cream. The styling hair cream helped with keeping the frizz away and would make my hair extra soft. Now with Olaplex No 3, I only used it once throughout our whole trip. This specific product is a hair mask, so it’s not meant to be used every single day, using it just once did the trick!

Unbrush Detangling Hair Brush

A good detangling hair brush is a total must, especially after you get out of the water and you just want to brush out your hair – I would totally recommend this one because I’ve noticed that it doesn’t tug & pull my hair!

OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner

I always like to have my hair feel smooth, so whenever I was out of the water and ready to sunbathe, I would splat some of this coconut milk conditioner onto my hair and brush it through. It would obviously condition my hair and give it these cute ‘beachy wavey’ style!

OGX Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum

And of course, you can’t forget your serum! I would apply this every single day before and after applying the coconut milk conditioner. I’ve even found it very useful for whenever I would want to style my hair up on a bun or ponytail, rather than using gel or moose!

Hopefully you will find these products useful for your next beachy getaway, and as always Happy Friday!✨💛🌴

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Baked Salmon Recipe :

Baked Salmon Recipe :

Whether you are in need of a fast, healthy dinner, a meal to wow the crowd, or just simply a protein that you can enjoy tonight and eat as leftovers the next day, this is the baked Salmon recipe for you! I try to mix-up our meals of the week as much as possible, so we’re always eating something different throughout the week, and I also love making fish at least once a week. This Monday I shared on my Insta stories that I was going to make Salmon for dinner & you guys were asking me to share my Salmon recipe ASAP, so here it is!

Ingredients :

  • 2 pound side of Salmon
  • 3 Limes – cut in half, plus extra for serving as desired
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of lemon pepper (or to personal taste)
  • Half an Onion sliced

How it’s Made :

  1. Remove the Salmon from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes while you preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking dish or rimmed baking sheet with a large piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Lightly coat the foil with olive oil, then arrange the Salmon right in the center.
  3. Squeeze the 3 limes onto the Salmon, making sure that the juices are staying within the baking tray.
  4. Sprinkle garlic salt and lemon pepper, rub to coat and lay sliced onions on top of the Salmon.
  5. Fold the sides of the aluminum foil up and over the top of the Salmon until it is completely enclosed. If your piece of foil is not large enough, place a second piece on top and fold the edges under so that it forms a sealed packet. Leave a little room inside the foil for air to circulate.
  6. Bake the Salmon for about 20-30 minutes, until the Salmon is almost completely cooked through at the thickest part. The cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your Salmon. If your side is thinner (around 1-inch thick) check several minutes early to ensure that your Salmon does not overcook.
  7. Once you Salmon is cooked, remove the Salmon from the oven and carefully open the foil so that the top of the fish is completely uncovered. Change the oven setting to broil and return the Salmon to the oven for about 5-10 minutes, until the top of the Salmon and onions are slightly golden, make sure to keep an eye on the Salmon, just to make sure it doesn’t overcook during this process.
  8. To serve, cut the Salmon into portions & squeeze an extra lime for desired taste!

Bon Appétit

XOXO, Yesi 🥂