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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 Sandestin, Florida Vacation with you! Beautiful crystal blue oceans with the softest white sand I’ve ever felt. Amazing!

Sandestin Florida Vacation

Can’t say enough about this gorgeous “girls beach trip” I took last month with some of my best blogging friends.  Sandestin is such a great destination for complete relaxation and fun for everyone.

Sandestin Florida Vacation

Our beautiful condo! Photo via Amanda

Sandestin Florida Vacation

Left: Shawn, Stephanie, Shelly, Amanda, Me, Sommer, Lauren and Kristan

When we arrived, we got a bite to eat then headed straight to the beach for a Gourmet S’mores Party.  Best night ever.

Sandestin Florida Vacation

The next morning we enjoyed one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had at Sunset Bay Cafe.  The Banana Brûlée French Toast, the crazy potato fries and THAT CINNAMON ROLL.  Oh my goodness, the best!

Sandestin Florida Vacation

After breakfast, it was time for Paddle Boarding with YOLO!

Sandestin Florida Vacation

We did it!  It was so windy, but so glad I finally got to try it with these girls!

Sandestin Florida Vacation

Next up was lunch at Marina Bar and Grill.  Can you believe the size of this fabulous burger?!

Sandestin Florida Vacation

After lunch we came back to our condo, had some downtime and got ready for a 5 course dinner from Sandestin’s new Executive Chef, Javier Rosa.  Literally one of the best meals I’ve had.

Sandestin Florida Vacation

Breakfast the next morning from Another Broken Egg Cafe :)  Nom Nom Nom.

Sandestin Florida Vacation

Such a fun lunch at The Beach House Restaurant.  Right on the water with the most beautiful views of the beach.

Sandestin Florida Vacation

Here we are right before our last dinner.  Sure love these ladies!

Sandestin Florida Vacation

We enjoyed our last dinner at Marlin Grill.  Beautiful restaurant, fabulous food!

Sandestin Florida Vacation

PJ Party was a must.  I have the best memories of this girls trip.  Can’t wait to plan another trip to Sandestin with my family in the near future!

Huge thanks to Amanda and the fabulous Sandestin reps who made this possible.

Be sure to enter to win a trip to Sandestin below!  Good luck!

Sandestin Florida Vacation
Giveaway Details
  • 3 day / 2 night stay for 2 (See official contest rules for details.)
  • 1 Round of Golf for 2 (Baytowne, Raven, or The Links)
  • 2 Breakfasts for 2 at Sunset Bay Café (1 entrée + 1 Bloody Mary or Mimosa per person)
  • Beach chair + umbrella set up for 1 day
  • $100 Gift Certificate to Marlin Grill

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Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Disney Social Media Moms Celebration 2015

Jun 5, 2015 | Tags:

So excited to share my experience at the 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!
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Rocky Point Mexico

Chit Chat |Rocky Point Mexico

Mar 20, 2015 | Tags: ,

Happy Friday! A little chit chat today about my trip to Rocky Point Mexico with the family for Spring Break :)

A month or so ago, some of our neighbors and friends invited us to Rocky Point for Spring Break.  I have to say, I have grown up in AZ most of my life and have never been to Mexico.  It’s only a 4 hour drive too!  After some discussing back and forth, we decided, why not, lets try it out this year.

I’m pretty sure, you’ll see by the photos, we had the best time.  I was definitely skeptical and  a little nervous being out of the country … Continue Reading »

Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World 2015, Food Blog Forum

Mar 6, 2015 | Tags: , ,

So excited to share my trip to Walt Disney World with you! I always love going to Food Blog Forum!

Felt like a little girl so excited crossing the Magic Kingdom welcome on the Magic Express!

The Grand Floridian is so beautiful.  Love the Mickey Shaped towels waiting for us :)  My flight got in late in the afternoon, so I had 5 minutes to change and get myself to our first dinner reception.  It was at the Four Seasons.  They did a beautiful job for us.

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Sister Retreat Four Seasons Scottsdale Arizona

Sister Retreat Four Seasons Scottsdale AZ

Sep 26, 2014 | Tags: ,

So grateful for my sister retreat Four Seasons Scottsdale AZ last weekend. Sunshine, good food and total relaxation.

Last weekend my sister and I had a stay cation at the beautiful Four Seasons Scottsdale AZ.   When I want to get away, there is no other place I’d rather be.  So many fun memories made with my sister over the weekend.  Grateful for every minute!

We had breakfast at one of my favorite restaurants, Proof.  It has the most lovely breakfast spread.  Pretty  much anything you’d want for breakfast, they’ve got it.

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Universal Studios Orlando Florida

Universal Studios Orlando Florida

Sep 4, 2014 | Tags: ,

Thrilled to share the fun we had at Universal Studios Orlando Florida for the Family Forward event!

Last week we took off for the long Labor Day weekend with 2 of our 3 boys (Pax stayed home with grandma) to Orlando!  The boys got to sit in the pilot chairs.  We were off to a great start!

The boys were over the moon to see The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios.  I could not get over how realistic everything looked!  Literally was like walking through the movie.  Love this dragon sitting on top of Gringotts Bank :)
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Family Vacation

Tips For Capturing Meaningful Moments on Family Vacation

Aug 17, 2014 | Tags: ,

I am thrilled to share our tips for creating meaningful moments on family vacation today!  There’s nothing I love more than heading out of town with my crew of boys on a new adventure.  We are counting down the days to our next family vacation to Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in a couple weeks with Mom It Forward.  Stay tuned for our newest adventures!

For starters…
Involve the kids in planning your family vacation.  Show them pictures of where you are going, let them pick some of the activities and start a countdown calendar to get everyone excited!
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