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 🥂

Slow Cooker Chinese Spare Ribs + Chinese Fried Rice Recipe :

Slow Cooker Chinese Spare Ribs + Chinese Fried Rice Recipe :

Today I woke up in the mood to cook, but to cook something totally out of my comfort zone. Since I was planning on relaxing the whole day at Casa Lizano today, I thought what better day than today, to make some yummy Baby-Back Ribs in our Slow Cooker! So here’s a little recipe for the next time you decide to bring out your Slow Cooker for some yummy ribs :

Slow Cooker Chinese Spare Ribs Ingredients :

  • 3 LB Baby-Back Ribs of your liking
  • 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Raw Honey
  • 1/3 cup of Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 2 tablespoons of Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 5-6 gloves of Garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon of Cornstarch
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Green Onions
  • Chili Powder (to liking)

How it’s Made :

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  1. The day before you’re planning on making these ribs try to marinade them for at least 12 hours or longer, so the ribs can suck up all the juices from the marinade sauce that you’ll be preparing. In a small bowl mix the soy sauce, honey, hoisin sauce, five spice powder, sugar, sweet chili sauce, garlic and chili powder (to your liking).
  2. Once all of the above are mixed, cut the ribs between the bones to give individual ribs and place them in a larger bowl or freezer bag, so you can pour in the marinade sauce over the ribs, and don’t forget to allow them too sit in the marinade for at least 12 hours or more for a flavorful taste!
  3. Place ribs and marinade in slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 4 hours. (I personally cooked it for 4 hours on high.)
  4. Once the slow cooker finished cooking, remove ribs from slow cooker and place them on a foil lined baking sheet.
  5. Remove the top layer of fat from the juice in the slow cooker, pour the remaining liquid into a small saucepan and whisk in 2 teaspoon of cornstarch on low, so that the sauce thickens.
  6. Brush thickened sauce over ribs and broil the ribs for about 5-6 minutes so the sauce is able to caramelize on top.
  7. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds if desired!

Chinese Fried Rice Ingredients :

  • Cooked Rice
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 can of Diced Carrots
  • 1 White Onion
  • Diced Green Onions
  • 1 can of Peas
  • Freshly-minced Garlic
  • Soy Sauce (added to taste)
  • Butter (best way to stir fry the rice, rather than oil)

How it’s Made :

  1. Using cooked chilled rice is the best way to make some yummy fried rice, you’ve gotta plan ahead and use throughly chilled rice. A fresh batch won’t do the trick, so I suggest making the rice earlier in the day and storing it until you’re ready to make your fried rice.
  2. In a sauté pan, scramble your eggs using a small pat of butter, breaking them into small pieces as you go. Then transfer the eggs to a separate plate, and set aside.
  3. Sauté your veggies and garlic with the remaining butter altogether until they are throughly cooked.
  4. Scooch the veggies over to one side of the pan, melt some more butter in the other half of he pan, and add the chilled rice and soy sauce. Then stir to combine with the veggies and continue sautéing the rice altogether, stirring for a full 3 minutes, or until you notice that the rice and veggies are starting to brown slightly.
  5. Remove pan from heat and stir in your green onions, sesame seeds and scramble eggs.
  6. Give the rice taste, and season with some salt and pepper to your liking!

Bon Appétit

XOXO, Yesi 🥂