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SUMMER ’17 RECAP

As Summer 2017 comes to a close, I can’t help but look back on all the beautiful memories made and be so thankful. Our little family of 5 had so many fun adventures with family and friends, from a vacation to San Diego, staycations in Scottsdale, trips to Tucson, and lake days! Since summer is almost over, I wanted to share some highlights from our summer! SUMMER ’17 RECAP This summer was a summer of growth for my husband and I.…

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Our Favorite Beach Snack

As you might have heard, it’s currently 117-120 degrees in Arizona. This is the part of summer where even the pool can’t cool you off, so you just hibernate or skip town. We got tired of hibernating and headed to one of our favorite cities ever… San Diego! San Diego is our go-to vacay spot for a few reasons. 1) It’s only a 5 and a half hour drive away. 2) We love Mission Beach and Coronado Island! 3) The…

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The Scott Resort & Spa

One of the things I love about living near Scottsdale, Arizona is the abundance of incredible restaurants, shopping and resorts. We love planning “stay-cations” in Scottsdale every few months to get away! A few weekends ago, we had to go to Phoenix for Deuce’s PCH appointments, so we made a weekend out of it! The Scott Resort & Spa was kind enough to host us and we had an amazing weekend. We ate breakfast at the resort restaurant and spent the rest…

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The Strawberry Inn + 10 Things To Do in Strawberry, AZ

Last week we spent three days in Strawberry, Arizona (about 2 hours north of PHX) and had a blast. This trip was different in so many ways and is probably the first “relaxing trip” we have ever taken. We left on Wednesday and stayed until Friday afternoon (Thursday was Deuce’s birthday so it was the perfect excuse to getaway)! We loved that we didn’t have a set schedule and were really just able to explore and enjoy it all. I highly…

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Evenflo Pivot Stroller Review

Evenflo gifted this stroller in exchange for an honest review. As always, all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own. For more information, please visit the disclaimer page. I am so excited to share about our new Pivot Stroller from Evenflo. We have been using the stroller for over a month now and are loving it!! This is the most versatile stroller we have ever owned. It can be used several different ways! You can face your baby forward, backward, or even lay…

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San Diego Trip Part 2 // Beach + Hotel

Yay, it’s time for part two of our San Diego Trip that we took in November! If you missed part one, head HERE! We had so much fun at Mission Beach with my brother and sister-in-law and niece! We braved the cold water (well, Anthony and the girls did) and ate delicious food on the beach! Deuce pretty much slept through the whole thing and when he woke up, he was very confused by the concept of sand. The girls had…

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Sea World Adventures (San Diego Trip Part One)

For Thanksgiving we did something a little bit different. Instead of our typical giant family dinner at home, we decided to head to San Diego for a family vacation! We stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn (more on that later) and went to Sea World, Legoland, the beach, and more!! I am so excited to share PART ONE of our trip with you all… SEA WORLD!!! Can you tell that the girls LOVE Cheeto’s? LOL. Outfit details // Brooklynn: Cardigan,…

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The BEST Staycation Spot in Arizona

For my birthday, the Arizona Grand Resort hosted us for the weekend. The past few months have been anything but easy, so it was a real treat to be able to get away from all the madness. A staycation was a perfect option for my birthday weekend, because I was speaking at Pinners Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. Also, travelling far distances with three children does not sound like a “relaxing” weekend to me, ha!! My husband and I had both…

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Out of Africa Wildlife Park

For Harlym’s birthday, we went up north to Out of Africa. We had been wanting to visit the wildlife park for a long time now, but didn’t want to make the hour and fifteen minute drive. BOY, how I wish we had gone sooner!!! We had the BEST time. I can’t even put into words what an indescribable experience it was. From feeding tigers, to kissing giraffes, to being two feet away from zebra… It was unreal. Being so close…

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Spa Day at the Omni Resort at Montelucia

This post was written in collaboration with Omni Resorts. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. For my information, please visit the disclaimer page. Last weekend, my husband and I had the pleasure of spending the day at the Omni Resort at Montelucia in Scottsdale. We were long overdue for a date, and have barely spent any time alone since D was born… almost six months ago. The atmosphere of the resort, with colorful stonework and beautiful flowers reminded…

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