I'm getting all my fall decorations out this week and enjoying the *slightly* cooler weather here in Utah (you know, 86 degrees instead of 100 degrees) but before I officially bid Summer adieu, I HAVE to talk about the trip we took to the New England coast two weeks ago. Why? Because when I got back from my trip, everyone at work asked me: "Where did you go for vacation?" and I said: "I spent the week at the beach outside of Boston!" to which every. single. person said "Wait...I didn't know Boston had a beach." UGH! A little piece of my heart broke off every time someone said that to me. Yes, the New England coastline isn't like Florida or California, but it is . . .
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! Dustin and I will be on a plane before we know it, flying across the country and back to my beloved New England to spend a week at our grandparent's beach cottage and I. cannot. wait. It's been a really crazy summer for us, in mostly good ways, but also in a few stressful ways. This trip is exactly what we need to remove ourselves from our lives for a little bit and reset for fall. But, of course, before we get there, I have to pack for a beach vacation first. *Sigh* Packing is not my favorite thing. Ever since my junior year of high school, we've spent a full week at my grandparent's beach cottage, a few miles away from the Hampton boardwalk . . .
Watch this first: Some of you hung out with me on Instagram stories while we were in Moab two weeks ago, but for those of you who didn't, I wanted to share a little bit about our Jeep trip to Southern Utah so you wouldn't miss out. ;) Plus, I felt like I was pretty uneducated about Moab and the trails we ran, so I wanted to write down all my thoughts for anyone who is planning on heading down there with their rigs. A little bit about our Jeep & Crew: I am the oldest of four kids and have two younger sisters and a brother. You guys see my middle sister, Ashley, around a lot because she lives about 20 minutes away from me in Utah. My youngest sister is about 4 . . .
This post was sponsored by the Park City Chamber of Commerce & Red Rock Junction. All Opinions are my own. A couple weeks ago, Dustin and I escaped Salt Lake City and spent a long weekend in the gorgeous mountain town of Park City, UT. I shared a complete photo diary of our amazing trip here - and man, am I wishing we could just hop in the car and go back now that the weather is so dreamy. We had an amazing time exploring this beautiful time and had an even better time eating at so many unique and fun places. I rounded up all of the places we tried below because we were a little overwhelmed by all the places to choose from when we were there: PARK CITY DINNER . . .
Our trip was sponsored by the Park City Chamber of Commerce. All Opinions are my Own. Happy HUMP Day! If you were hanging around Instagram this last weekend, you might have caught some of our adventures while Dustin and I were away in Park City for a staycation. We had an amazing trip; it was the first time we were able to get away just the two of us in almost a year. Ya'll know how crazy this year has been for us (buying a house, Dustin's emergency surgery, bring a new puppy home, my new job, etc. etc.) so it was so nice to be able to get away from it all for a few days to reconnect and recharge. Park City, Utah, is one of those beautiful historical towns . . .
This post was sponsored by Seven Peaks Resort and BillieJo Clothing. All Opinions are my Own Earlier this summer, I had the awesome opportunity to partner with SevenPeaks Resort and enjoy a fun day at their Provo, Utah water park with several of my blogging friends. You may have caught all of our adventures on my Insta-stories (we took over the SevenPeaks Instagram for the day and had a blast!) I’m going to be straight up honest with you all - I had a really hard time wanting to take photos in a bathing suit because I was worried about how I would look in them. I wanted to be skinnier, I wanted my scar to be a little less noticeable, I wanted my chest to . . .
I can't believe I've waited this long to continue sharing about our trip to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but as I mentioned last week, some pretty crazy things happened in life and everything else had to take a back seat. But, I'm excited to revisit my memories from this trip and share all my tips/tricks for visiting Diagon Alley so that anyone else who is planning on going has an idea of what to expect and what to look for! In case you missed it, you can read Part One of the Ultimate Guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: When to Go & Where to Stay and Part Two: Guide to Hogsmeade and get all the details for your future trip! Welcome to Diagon . . .
Last week, I started sharing my Ultimate Guide to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -Orlando. Dustin and I got to spend two days at Universal Studios Orlando, mainly to fulfill my dream of becoming a wizard and to celebrate my 10 Years Cancer Free anniversary. It was more magical than either one of us imagined, and we learned a lot about making the most out of our trip in the short time we were there. If you want to read the first part of the guide (where I covered where we stayed and when we went) you can access that here. Today, I wanted to share all the ins and outs of Hogsmeade, which is one of the two sections that makes up the Wizarding World of HP. . . .
I'm a little (okay a lot) behind in sharing everything from our amazing trip to Orlando back in the beginning of September, but you know, I moved across the country and then had to get my feet on the ground in my new home state, so I'm giving myself a little bit of grace in the writing department. But, now that things are slowing down and settling into a bit of a routine, I finally can start sharing all the magic from our amazing trip to Universal Studios Orlando and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. When Dustin and I decided to leave Arizona and move to Louisiana for the summer, I told him I would go willingly with two conditions: one being that I got my own . . .