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So excited to share my time at Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona for my sister retreat!  There’s nothing like the warm AZ desert and sunshine at this resort!
Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

Hands down one of my favorite places to visit is the gorgeous Four Seasons Scottsdale.  The lush colorful desert landscape, beautiful resort grounds, relaxing pools and fabulous restaurants make for the perfect getaway.  I look forward to every time I have a trip planned here.

My sister and I had our first stay last year and were so excited to come back this year.  See our trip last year HERE.

We had a count down going over a month before our trip, lol!

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

Can you tell we were excited?

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

We started our stay with dinner at Talavera.  Can you even handle these buttery hot rolls?  They are literally even better than they look if that is possible.  Still dreaming about them.

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

The sea bass was out of this world as was everything we ordered.  The lobster mac was ridiculous in the best way possible.  Chef Mel at Talavera spoiled us rotten with the amazing food we enjoyed.  Loved every minute of it.

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

This pool!!!  Took a sunset walk around the resort.  So colorful.

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

One of the highlights of our trip is always hanging at the pool in our favorite cabana.  Most relaxing place ever.

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

Such fun things to order poolside.  These carne asada nachos have my heart.  Amazing!

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

Love.  The “No-jito” drink.  All the mojito, no alcohol :)  Minty and fantastic.

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

Mint ice cream sandwiches YES and YES!

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

We had a fun night shopping and got matching Kendra Scott rings.  Love!!

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

Dinner at Proof Restaurant is always a highlight for me!  We had so many delicious dishes…mmm!

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

On our last morning we did a great morning yoga class on Global Wellness Day.

Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

One last breakfast at Proof before heading home.  Nothing but the best memories this weekend.  So happy to spend so much fun time with my sister.  Can’t wait until we can go back!

Disclosure: Four Season hosted part of our weekend, however thoughts are my own.

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So excited to share my experience at the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015!
Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

I was so happy to be invited to this magical conference over Mother’s Day weekend.  Being a food blogger, I hadn’t heard much about it other than it’s a massive honor to be invited and there are magical surprises around every corner.  Needless to say I couldn’t even wait for the trip to come!

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

The boys and I left Phoenix bright and early Thursday May 8th and arrived in Orlando about 4pm.  We met some of our best friends from CA at the Magical Express.  We were so anxious to arrive at our hotel.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

We pulled up to Disney’s Yacht Club Resort.  It was like a breath of fresh air with the Disney magic already starting.  We had to drop off our bags and head to our opening dinner.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

We were a little late arriving to the dinner party since because of our late flight, but we walked through Epcot’s World Showcase doors and couldn’t even believe it.  There were neon lights, buffet tables around the entire building, Disney Characters to take photos with, a DJ playing fun music, lemonade slushy machines and so much more.  It was like overload to all of our senses.  Took a few minutes to take it all in, seriously.  We started with the food.  There was mac and cheese, chicken fingers and mashed potatoes served in cones, cheeseburger egg rolls…those were just a few fun options.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Before the sun went down we ran over to Epcot’s France to grab a Strawberry Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich.  Mmmm :)

After dinner there was a dessert party and private viewing area of the Illuminations Show.  We had 3-D glasses that made every light look like Mickey Mouse ears.  The boys thought it was the coolest thing ever.  We had a long day of travel, so we headed back to our room and crashed.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Photo via Preston Mack

Bright and early Friday morning we had a nice breakfast then headed to the conference room for a day of learning!

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

We quickly grabbed our seats and all of the sudden hip hop Mickey comes out with a group of dancers.  It was adorable and so fun.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Photos via Preston Mack

We had the best day of speakers and activities.  Our hosts were  Leanne O’Regan and Mark Daniel who kept popping out with the best giveaways.  Gorgeous Dooney and Bourke Disney hand bags, DisneyWorld VIP tours, Alex and Ani bracelets and even 2 nights in the Cinderella Castle.  It was so exciting seeing bloggers win.

We heard from so many great speakers Friday.

George A. Kalogridis, President, Walt Disney World Resort, Eva Smith, Pinterest, Jonas Rivera, Disney Pixar Animator, Vivienne Harr, STAND, Chris Brogan, Author, Donald Driver, Author and Former NFL player.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

After the Friday sessions, we headed to Magic Kingdom for a few hours.  Love this place!

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

We might have had one of these bad boys :)

Disney Moms Social Media Celebration 2015

….and one of these, lol!

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Friday night we had a dinner party “Mickey’s Beach Bash.”  Great food beautifully displayed overlooking the water.  So much fun.  So grateful my good friend from CA could join us with her son.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Saturday morning….I’m talking 6:30am we headed to Hollywood Studios to make a video riding The Tower of Terror!  It was such a blast.

Right after we got done with this taping, we got to see a sneak peek of Pixar’s Inside Out.  Seriously adorable.  Wait until you see the “short” right before the movie.  It’s called Lava.  I literally loved it.  Even teared up like a total baby, lol!  So So cute!

We spent the rest of the afternoon at Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom.  What a treat!

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Sunday morning we celebrated Mother’s Day over a beautiful brunch.  Sure love these boys.  Was missing Pax and my husband, but so grateful to have this time with my big boys.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Gorgeous 3 course breakfast and the cutest Mother’s Day Video with children of the attendees.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Before heading to the airport, we had one more afternoon at Magic Kingdom!  So special to be there on Mother’s Day.  The cast members even handed out flowers to all of the women.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

I was so excited to get reservations to Be Our Guest.  Such a lovely dining experience.  The food was delicious and the atmosphere, perfection.

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

This pretty much sums up our trip.  Pure joy!

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

…and there was this :)

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

So grateful to be a part of the celebration this year.  Memories to last a lifetime!  Huge thanks to Leanne O’Reagan, Jamie Langdon, Maria Bailey and all of the wonderful people who worked so hard to make it happen for us :)

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Chit Chat Forty Second Edition

Feb 21, 2015 | Tags:

Happy Saturday to you! A little chit chat coming your way today :)

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Valentine Gift Guide For Her 2015

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It’s Friday! Ahhh, so glad the weekend is here. Welcome to another Chit Chat Day!

So, I have to say I am so proud of myself so far this year!  I have eaten really healthy this week limiting my sugary snacks that I love so much.  I’ve also given up my Coke Zero….I’m still missing it, ha!  2015 … Continue Reading »

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