S I M C I D E R

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Large Candle // Small Candle // Reed Diffuser // Eat Beautiful Book // Summer Friday’s Mask // Cutting Board // Knit Blanket // Copper Cups // Chanel Perfume

With fall and Thanksgiving among us + Chase & I settling into our new home, it was time to bring Autumn indoors with Thymes Fragrances! Their Simmered Cider line is warm & welcoming! (Not to mention, beautiful!) Just what we needed to spice up our new home! Our new puppy PG approved too! 

This delicious aroma fills our home with a blend of freshly pressed apples, mulled with crushed clove and cardamom, and hints of bourbon while the stunning rose gold vessels play up the Autumn scene!

Our home has hints of rose gold, copper, and gold through out it, so these candles + this diffuser have been the perfect decoration to add to our growing collection of home decor! I’ve been bundling them in the center of our kitchen table on a cute cutting board, as well as placing them in the corner of our family room for a cozy looking vibe! And truth be told, I wish these photos were scratch and sniff so you could smell this Simmered Cider scent! It’s more heavenly than imaginable! 

If you’re on the hunt for an Autumn aroma or looking to spice up your home, I highly recommend Thymes Fragrances Simmered Cider line! <3 Simply click on a pic to shop the line! xx

B E’ B E’

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Guys, WE MADE DIS! <3 Baby Allen coming early June! We could not be more excited!!!! 

We had our first doctors appointment yesterday and everything went great! The doctor told us we’re 9 weeks along and all looks well! We were able to see the heartbeat which was absolutely incredible! Chase even started tearing up a bit, he’s already the best dad!

Truth be told, Chase has been ready to be a dad since the day we met! It was me that needed more time! I’ve always been terrified of giving birth and all the pain/complications that may come along with it, but this past year they’ve all faded away and I’ve felt strong and SO READY to start this journey! 

I’ve been pretty sick the last 2 months, but I can’t complain! I know so many women who have it 100 times worse than I do! So I’m extremely grateful and counting my blessings! (Also, shout out to all you working moms! I work from home and have been struggling SO BAD! I have a whole new appreciation for working women + moms. You ladies are the real MVPs!) 

My diet has changed so much in the last two months! I used to love eating healthy foods like spinach, avocado, broccoli, berries, and fish! Now I’m living off of sugared cereal and gluten free pizza! That’s about all that sounds good/doesn’t make me gag! I’m hoping in a couple weeks once we’re out of the first trimester, things start getting back to normal! 

Aside from my diet completely changing, some of the biggest challenges/changes I’ve experienced are constantly being tired/not sleeping well at night, and being “backed up.” It takes me days on end before I’m able to go to the bathroom! It’s awful. Nothing makes me feel more sick! TMI I know, but I wanted to share this in case anyone has some tips or tricks for me! If you do, PLZ SEND EM MY WAY!!!! <3 

 

We’ve had a lot of questions asking if this was planned and the answer is, kind of! We wanted to start trying this October, so we were truly over the moon when we found out! It was such a happy day! Neither of us really believed our eyes! We took 3 preganacy tests before we believed we’re actually pregnant! I always thought I’d tell Chase in a really cute and creative way that we’re pregnant, but it just didn’t turn out that way! Same with our family! We wanted to tell them all in a cute way, but it just didn’t happen! (SORRY FAM!) 

We’ve also been asked if we think it’s a boy or a girl! If we could choose, we’d love a boy first, but I have a hunch it’s a girl! And honestly, either way, we will be so so happy! Just hoping the baby is healthy, nothing else matters! We have names picked out for both genders, but we’ve been referring to the baby as “squish” and “chickie nug.” <3

 

Taking these pictures at the beach and visiting the doctor yesterday made everything feel so REAL. There’s been so much love felt, especially in these moments!  

 

So little “squish,” here’s to YOU! We are so excited to be your mommy and daddy! You are already SO LOVED and we can’t wait to meet you!  

xx| Mum & Dad

B U R R O W

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Couch // Light (similar) // Coffee Table (similar // Rug (similar) // Coffe Table Book

Ever since we started building our home,  we’ve been on the hunt for the best furniture we can possibly find! (We’re officially all things house obsessed!)  

We scored when we found this beautiful modern couch from Burrow! We ordered this couch recently and it was shipped to our house in no time! Our Burrow was easy to set up, it’s comfortable, durable, and dang affordable! (They also offer financing on it through affirm!)

The thing we love very most about Burrows couches is you can easily switch the chaise to either end of the couch, and add or takeaway pieces! We haven’t found many couches like this on the market! You always have to select which side the chaise is on, but not with Burrow! This is perfect for us while we’re in the transitional stage of building and adding to our home collection!

We went with their Chaise King Sofa model and highly recommend it! In fact, we’re thibking about adding an arm chair and ottoman to complete the collection! 

Burrows come in a handful of sizes and shades, and there’s a few different options to tweek them to your ideal perfection! (Like the color of the legs, height on arm rests, etc!) We are excited to play around with this couch in our new home and see which way will look and fit best! 

Thanks for tuning in guys! Now, excuse us while we get our Netflix and chill on! xx

P.s. You can shop items we love for home down below! (Some of these we have already purchased! Any guesses on which ones?!) Simply click on a picture to shop an item! 

N Y F W 1 8

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Star Bag // Red Backpack // Black Booties // Red Boots // Combat Boots // Yellow Corduroy Jacket // Yellow Corduroy Skirt // White Tee // Black Denim Jumpsuit // Leopard Top // Jeans // Black Belt

HEY FAM! xx LONG TIME NO SEE EH?! I’m so glad to be back blogging again <3 it’s been a hot minute! I’ve been sick for nearly a month with heaven knows what.. some strange cold that I can’t kick but it’s starting to clear up finally! Shout out to my immune system for finally pulling through! (;

ANYWAYS, I’m not here to tell you about my nasty cold or give you excuses as to why I’ve been mia on the blog. I’m here to talk about NYFW!

NYFW is truly the most wonderful time of the year! It’s magic! You go to the city and see the prettiest clothes that will be coming out soon, you see your friends, your favorite designer, your favorite fashion bloggers on Instagram, your favorite model, even your favorite celebrity! EVERYONE’S THERE ALL TOGETHER AND ITS CRAZY! Especially for a small town country girl like me! It will never stop blowing my mind! (I remember last year passing Gigi Hadid as well as Aimee Song from Song of Style just walking down the street! Only in NY!)

You eat the best food, have access to the best shopping, hit the coolest events and parties, you watch the city start to turn gold with the leaves changing, you see the coolest trends and styles all over the runways and street, and experience a culture like no where else. Or at least like no where I’ve been before! 

If you haven’t been and have the opportunity sometime, GO! I promise, there’s nothing like it! And if you’re a first timer, I have a New York Travel Guide HERE! It goes over places to stay, discounts, where to eat, and MORE!  

Kk let’s get back to Fashion Week! This year I packed some outfits that were a more forward/stylish than my regular everyday wear, but not too far off! I love to dress casual and comfortable no matter the occasion! It’s just me! I did however spice up my accessories! My bags and shoes from Botkier were for sure the hottest items I sported! Good accessories are EVERYTHING! They can make or break an outfit, and they can make or break your time in the city!

In the city, once you’re out for the day you’re out! You can’t run back to your car and grab something, and you don’t want to lug around a duffel bag or suitcase all day. Finding a good bag for your things and good shoes for walking miles on end is a nessecity in the city! For me in the past they’ve been difficult to find, but it was easy with Botkier! Their entire line is fashionable, functionable, affordable, and versatile! PERFECT FOR NYFW!

It rained the entire time we were in the city, and honestly not one bag or shoe was ruined! The rain didn’t leak through my bag or shoes either, A SCORE! (Your accessories could never!) 

Below I’ve rounded up some of my favorite items from Botkier! (Including my bags & shoes pictured above!) Simply click on a picture to shop an item! 

Thanks for stopping by guys! It’s good to be back! xx

P.s. If you guys have any questions about the city, traveling, or anything AT ALL, leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you! xx

S O. U T

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Cream Romper // Colorful Striped Dress // Gingham Dress // Navy Blue Dress // Graphic Tee // Denim Shorts // Bandana // Red + Pink Tassle Earrings // Blue + Green Tassle Earrings // Necklace // Sandals // Scalloped Espadrilles // Converse // Green Handbag // Mini Backpack // Wooden Bag // Self Tanner

Your personal guide to southern Utah is HERE! <3 We’re letting you know the best places to stay, where to find the best grub, what to pack, what activities to do, and all the other goods you need to know!  ENJOY GUYS! xx

Stay: Our favorite places to stay are Entrada, Inn on the Cliff, Sports Village, or Las Palmas! Entrada is our favorite, but it’s also the priciest! We recommend Entrada for a special occasion or romantic getaway! For something family & budget friendly we recommend Sports Village or Las Palmas!  

Eat: There’s definitely more chains in this area than most, but a few of the locally owned spots are beyond drool worthy! Our favorites are Anasazi Grill, the restaurant at The Inn on the Cliff, Pizza + Pasta Factory, Poncho Leftys, Freddy’s, Croshaw Pies, & 25 Main!

Pack: Light, airy, & comfy clothing is the only way to go in Southern Utah! It’s so dang hot, you have to dress accordingly! I did some shopping before we left at Vici Collection and got everything for my trip from clothes to accessories from their store! Everything was under $50.00, and I used my discount code BRIT20 to get 20% off my entire purchase! Vici had some super cute graphic tees and light weight tee shirts, tons of beautiful airy dresses, swim cover ups, rompers, denim shorts, sandals, the whole she-bang! 10/10 would recommend checking Vici Collection out before you head of town/need a new outfit for something! <3 We also recommend packing sunscreen, a swimsuit, & some hiking clothes & shoes! 

Play: Southern Utah Is jam packed with activities, but you have to get outdoors! Our favorite things to do are hike at Zions, (angels landing is our favorite hike) visit Dixie rock, (get to the beautiful red rock with no hiking at all) golf, (our favorite courses are Coral Canyon, Entrada, and Sandhallow) visit Pine Valley, Snow Canyon state park, visit Towne Square Park, (splash pad & carousel for kids) swim/boat, (local pool or Sandhallow) Helicopter rides over Zion, Veyo pool, & play pickle ball or tennis! (There are courts everywhere!)

Need to know(s): If you stay at any of the resorts listed above, you’ll be about an hour and a half out of Las Vegas! If you want to shop, go straight to Vegas! Southern Utah has horrible shopping.  

Usually Southern Utah is fairly warm in the winter, but it’s been getting snow the last few years! If you want to hit the outdoor stuff, go before December!  

There’s a billion more things to do here (especially when it comes to hiking) but in this post we wanted to give you everything. Not just the hikes! However, if you’re wanting a full blown hiking experience, we recommend staying in Zion and looking up some of the hikes to see what’s best for you/your family! 

If you guys have any questions about vacationing in Southern Utah, shoot us an email! Or if you have something to add to this list that you love, leave a comment below! We’d love to add to this list! <3 

We hope you all enjoyed this post! Thanks for the love guys! xx

 

 

H A W A I I’ G U I D E

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 Click on a pic to shop the items pictured above! xx

Click on a pic to shop the items pictured above! xx

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Island life is the life for me! <3 After visiting Oahu for 2 weeks, I can honestly say I’d move there in a heartbeat. Hawaii was heaven on earth!

I’ve received countless questions about Hawaii, so I’ve put together a guide to the island based on our 14 day experience! We’re talking food, beaches, places to stay, activities, flights, what to pack, etc! ENJOY FOLKS! (Also anything with a “**” by it is a MUST in our book!)

This was both Chase & my first time on the island, and for newbies I’d say we fooping ROCKED Hawaii’s world! We looked into EVERYTHING before heading out to the island which made our trip a total breeze! Since we’ve done all the googling and “testing out”, all you have to do to is take our word for it! xx

FOOD

We’re BIG into food, (eating is basically our favorite part of everyday life..) so obviously we’re starting here!

The places we recommend to you are:

**Roy’s Beach House (American cuisine)

Seven Brothers (burgers + salads)

Crispy Grindz (Açaí bowls)

Kahuku Farms (Vegan + local + organic)

Shaloha (Israeli)

**Waialua Bakery (bread & desserts made fresh in house)

Elephant truck (Thai + vegan)

Ai Love Nalo (vegan)

Norios (steak + sushi)

Hi BBQ (real bbq)

**Uncle Woodys Truck (bbq corn)

Kua Aina (sandwich + burger + salads)

Banzai Sushi Bar (seafood + sushi)

We loved most everything we ate on the island except for one place, Kualoa Ranch. It was awful and extremely overpriced! Don’t eat here!

GLUTEN FREE** Our list is a bit limited. I’m allergic to shrimp, and I’m also a celiac! (A GLUTARD!) In Utah there are tons of gluten free alternatives, but in Hawaii we didn’t find many unless it was a chain restaurant! All of these places listed above had meat for Chase, and gluten free options for me! (Not necessarily bread or buns, but enough of an option where I felt full!)

As far as grocery shopping goes, you’re going to want to hit Costco or Safeway in the city! They have the most options and the cheapest prices! If your shopping at Food Land (aka not in the city,) snag a locals phone number or ask if you can enter your own phone number for a discount! (It actually helps quite a bit!)

STAY

Finding a place to stay took us some time! You can either stay in the city, (Honolulu/Waikiki) or the country! (Literally everywhere else.) After deciding where you’d like to be your options are 1. book a hotel (if it’s nice it’ll be pricey) or 2. use Airbnb, VRBO, or Home Away!

We wanted to stay at Turtle Bay, (country side, NORTH SHORE) but didn’t want to pay $400.00 a night + resort fees! We found a condo at Turtle Bay through VRBO that was only $90.00 a night and really cute! (I’ll link it HERE! If you can find it on VRBO, it’s cheaper than this linked price!) We love staying at nice resorts, but we also love saving money! Staying at this condo at Turtle Bay was the perfect option for us! We really did love this place and definitely will book it again!

TIP: when booking anything through Airbnb, VRBO, or Home Away, make sure you’ve read through all the details. Sometimes they don’t have air-conditioning, they might require you to bring your own toiletries/towels, & you might need to pre arrange a time to get the key if they have one. I know this sounds like a lot, but it’s not! TRUST ME!!!! If I can handle this, anyone can!

Side note: we were extremely glad we stayed on the North Shore! It was by far our favorite part of the whole island! We visited the entire island while there, and wouldn’t of had it any other way!

ACTIVITIES

We did so much while we were in Hawaii! Our days were jam packed for the most part! My absolute favorite days though we’re the ones where we did nothing. Just eat, lay on the beach, and play in the water! If you're wanting a chill vacation, give yourself a few days where nothing is planned! In my opinion, they always end up being the best days!

Aside from chillin, we recommend THESE:

**Helicopter Ride at Paradise Helicopters

**Hikes (Crouching Lion, Lulumahu falls, Waimea falls, Kuliouou ridge trail, and sunset pillbox!)

Surfing

Shopping (local shops at Haleiwa or the Ala Moana mall)

Paddle boarding (we rented ours in Haleiwa)

**Snorkeling (We liked Hanauma Bay & Turtle Bay! They had the prettiest fish! You can rent gear at both of these places or get your own on amazon for super cheap!)

Pearl Harbor

Luau + Night show at PCC! (we don’t recommend a full day there. However, the Luau & night show were incredible!)

A few activities we didn’t do but would love to try next time are Shark diving, horse back riding, swimming with wild dolphins (west side) and Zip lining! They have tons of places that offer these!

The only activity we don’t recommend is visiting Kualoa Ranch! (Aka Jurassic Park!) The views are insanely beautiful, but it’s expensive! (We’d rather book a helicopter tour over it than a tour through it!) If you drive up to Kualoa Ranch, you can honestly see it’s gorgeous view without paying their hefty fees.

BEACHES

Simply put, some beaches are better than others! Here were our favorites!

**Kawela bay (beautiful, somewhat private feeling beach! Pirates of the Caribbean, hunger games, and soul surfer were filmed there!)

Waimea (incredibly big waves and the best beach to watch surfers!)

**Lanikai (softest sand ever)

Sunset (chill & somewhat touristy)

Castles (calm waves for beginning surfers, also has sea turtles swimming around)

Waikiki (firework show on Friday nights)

Banzai pipeline (great to spot surfers)

This is going to sound crazy but the only beach we didn’t love was Turtle Bay! Great for snorkeling, but if you want a beach day, it’s not the prettiest view!

CAR RENTAL/UBER

The most cost efficient way to rent a car is through Turo! (It’s like Airbnb but for a car!) You can get a car for $20.00 a day! A STEAL! If your staying in the city, Uber is wonderful and cost efficient as well! The north shore doesn’t really have Uber, so if you’re staying there (or anywhere other than the city) we recommend renting a car!

If you rent a car through a company like Budget, Hertz, etc. try booking it online before arriving! It will be cheaper and a much quicker process!

FLIGHTS

This can be one of the cheapest or most expensive parts of your trip depending on how you do it! If you’re flexible on dates, you can always find cheap(er) flights! Also, if you can handle a red eye, that’s also going to give you a cheaper flight as well!

I got our flights for $265.00 round trip! SO AFFORDABLE! I follow a few people on Instagram who find cheap flights and watch the deals they post! (I feel like every big city in the world has an Instagram for this! The one I follow for Utah is @FlightsFromHome!)

After finding a cheap flight, I look it up on google flights, and then get on Hopper to see when I should purchase it! Flight prices can move up an down on a day to day basis, and Hopper tells you when to purchase at the best price!

Allssoo, I recently discovered one other way to fly for cheap and it’s kind of amazing! You need good credit to do it, and will need to apply for & use certain credit cards, but if done right, you can virtually get free flights! (Or international flights under $100.00!)

PACKING

Packing for Hawaii is a piece of cake! It’s the complete opposite of New York where you bring your entire closet! You can get away with bringing just a carry on to Hawaii, you really don’t need much!

Here are our essentials:

Sun screen (30+, the sun is strong in Hawaii!)

Bug Spray

Comfortable shoes

Good sandals or flip flops

A light jacket for the evening

Swim suits

Swim suits

More swim suits

That’s it!

Aside from the basics (tooth brush, tooth paste, etc.) this is literally all you need! We didn’t wash our hair much, didn’t get dressed often, and didn’t need everything we though we would! These were the essentials!

Ladies, if you like to air dry your hair, it was a little hard to get it air dried all the way! (It’s pretty humid there!) I was very grateful I packed my hairdryer! It’s not necessary, but I’m glad I had it!

Chase & I packed some “nicer” outfits for dates/nice dinners and we only busted them out one time. Everything gets wet, everything gets sandy.. keep your nice clothes at home!

TIPS + ADVICE

I have some local friends who have grown up on the island, and they kindly shared this knowledge with me prior to coming. It was useful to me, and I hope it can be useful to you as well!

Support local everything if possible (ex: farmers market over a grocery store)

Be respectful to locals (this might be your vacation destination, but it is someone else’s HOME)

Pick up after yourself (don’t you dare litter)

Note, there are homeless people (do what you will. Be kind, help if you have a good feeling. Go with your gut.)

There are “locals only” spots, be respectful to these areas

There are hitch hikers (once again, go with your gut!)

Aight.. I think that’s everything! If you made it to the end of this post, CON FREAKIN GRATS! That was a LOONNGG ONE! I hope you reward yourself by booking a trip to Hawaii!!!! (Seriously, Nike that shiz & just do it!!!!)

Obviously I’m not from the island and have so much to learn about it still.. BUT, if you have any questions for me about anything leave a comment below!

Thank you so much for reading guys! Love you all so so much! xx

 P.s. for more of our Hawaii pictures, check out this post HERE! (And this little one here!) 

S O L E O H A’

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Yellow Sandals // Red Mules // Tan Fringe Heels // Teal Flats // Nude Wedges // Cognac Bag // Straw Beach Tote // Sun Hat

SOLEOHA beautiful people! Soleoha is basically “Aloha” but when you’re Sole Society obsessed! (; Today I’m SOO excited to share my fashion travel guide for the tropics, starting with the real MVPs, Sole Society shoes!

I kid you not, I’ve worn a pair of Sole Society’s shoes ERRE SINGLE DAY here! (They work with everything and are so dang cute!) If you aren’t familiar with Sole Society, let me give you the run down! Sole Society is a footwear company that produces trendy, fashion forward, high quality, and affordable shoes + accessories! I’ve shopped with them for years! You can find them online on their website Solesociety.Com!

Before heading out the the Hawaiian islands, I knew my swim + shoe game needed to be on point! Swim for obvious reasons, but shoes were just as important to me! There’s a lot of walking to be done here, and I knew my feet would be killing me if I wasn’t wearing supportive sandals! I also wanted shoes that wouldn’t hurt when sand got into them. Sometimes the sand can get caught between your skin and your shoe, and after a few rubs it can cut your skin up! These shoes handled the walking & sand like champions! I give them a 10/10 for function, durability, and over all look!

I snagged a couple of colorful pairs to wear to the beach, a few neutral pairs to wear around town, and a heel to wear out on a date with Chase! They were beyond perfect! I also ordered a beach bag, a carry on for my flight, and a hat to help keep the sun off of my face! Everything I wore received compliments all day long! (It was kinda cute actually hahaa!)

Out of all the things I packed on this tropical trip, these shoes were by far the most important! (Ok, sunscreen, then shoes!) If you’re headed out on a holiday, or doing anything that involves a lot of walking I HIGHLY recommend shopping for shoes at Sole Society! We spend a lot of time in our shoes everyday, so to me, it’s a no brainer to invest in a few good pairs! Don’t let your shoes hold you back, run freely with Sole Society! <3

Thanks for stopping by today lovelies! Love you all!

P.s. I’ll be doing a swimsuit guide + Hawaii travel guide later this week! Stay tuned loves! xx

N O R D Y S

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Favorite Outfit: Theory Coat + Chasmere Sweater + Rag And Bone Jeans  

 

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The cutest high top <3  

 

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The best boots for rain + snow  

 

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Hello loves! <3 Yesterday I had the opportunity to take over Nordstrom Fashion Places Instagram stories and had a blast shopping! (And running around the store in pajamas.. oops!)  

I know it was hard to see my outfits because of the video filters, and I apologize for that! (I just loovvee vintage looking videos!) SO, to help you see my picks, ABOVE are a few photos I snapped to see the clothes better and BELOW I have rounded up everything I picked out from the store! ( I also added some of my beauty must haves that I get from Nordstrom!)  

Just a refresher from what I said yesterday 1. You can order anything from Nordstrom online and pick up in store or have someone bring it to your car, 2. If you sign up for a Nordstrom credit card, you will receive a $40.00 gift card to Nordstrom, and 3. Nordstrom has free shipping and free returns! Truly the best, especially during the holidays! 

Happy shopping loves! xx  

P U M P K I N P A T C H

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Dress // Boots // Hat // Necklace // Earrings // Pumpkin Patch // Photog: Gabe Johnson

Sup Witches! xx I’m creepin it real today cause October is finally here! Time to get out and have a spooktacular time with the goblins you love! And to make it easy for you, I’ve compiled the most festive list of things to do in Utah for you + your family! Sit tight, it’s about to get spooky! (; 

For the older Witches:  

 

Witches Night Out at Gardner Village (Good food, dancing, amazing people watching, and all around fun. Dress up plz.)

Sundance Moonlight lift ride & zip line

Oktoberfest in Snowbird

Fear Factory haunted house in SLC (my favorite.)

Nightmare on 13th haunted house in SLC

Frightmares at Lagoon (kid friendly.)

Haunted Zombie runs (5k-half marathon! Also kid friendly.) 

Odyssey’s Thriller performance (one of my favorite shows to watch! Dance performance. Kid friendly but kind of pricey.) 

The Howl dance at Utah State University! **Only if you’re single or with a group of friends. 

Ghost Tours in Ogden

Theater Flicks: IT & Flatliners

Netflix Flicks: Sleepy Hallow, Stranger Things, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, The Corpse Bride, Children of the Corn, and a million other freaky scary ones if you dare. 

 

For The Witch with little Witches:  

 

Cornabellys at Thanksgiving Point. (They have TONS of stuff to do for all ages! Corn mazes, haunted corn mazes, different levels of haunted houses, food, concerts, dances, etc. All family friendly!) 

Kuwahara Farms Pumpkin Patch in Draper (pictured above!)  

Boo at The Zoo (trick or treat at Hogle Zoo!) 

Hee Haw Farms hayrides, animals, and pony rides 

Heber Creeper Halloween train ride through the canyon (Or a family drive through the canyon!)

Halloween cruise on the Provo river

Park City’s Howl-O-Ween parade + Ghost tours

Witchapalooza at Gardner Village 

Haunted Zombie runs (5k-half marathon!) 

Visiting the library or Barnes and Noble to find new Halloween Books (One of my favorite things to do!) 

Pumpkin Carving & Bobbing for Apples

 

For the Witch who likes to cook up a good brew: 

 

Trader Joe’s gluten free pumpkin pancake mix is LIFE! (Add nestle milk chocolate chips for maximum taste bud enjoyment.)  

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin cream cheese roll

Pumpkin Pie

Caramel Apples

Crockpot soups in a pumpkin bread bowl (found at Maceys grocery store.) 

Popcorn & Rice balls  

Apple cider  

 

For the Witch who likes to Travel:  

 

Disneyland’s Trick or Treat! (This has been on my bucket list for years.. Disneyland at Halloween is the ULTIMATE!) Tickets are still available to majority of Disneyland’s Halloween festivities! 

 

For the Witch who likes to stay home:

 

Harry Potter movie marathon (The goat. Chase and I do this every October. There’s also a million amazing Halloween movies. Scary and NOT scary! Check Netflix, Redbox, and your neighbors personal collection Hahaa!)

Learning Michael Jacksons “Thriller” dance! (It comes in handy, I swear.) 

Painting and carving pumpkins  

Hand making your Halloween costume/online shopping for your costume. (Including this Dress! I got it from Vici Collection and am totally wearing it as a GO-GO dancer costume to a party this year!) 

Collecting fall leaves

Getting a new fall scented Candle (glade candles from the grocery store are surprisingly amazing and have wonderful fall scents! If you want higher end, I recommend Yankee Candle!) 

Starbucks pumpkin spice latte and search Halloween memes (nothing will make you feel Witcher Hahaa.)  

  

Please feel free to add to my list by leaving a comment below! (Even if you’re out of state!) I want everyone to have the most SPOOKTACULAR October ever! xx Bye little BOOS!   

T H E E X P E' R I E N C E

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Dress // Heels // Handbag // Necklace // Earrings // Photog: Ty French

I'm feeling a little sad putting together todays post ): this is my fourth and final fashion week look! Aka no more beautiful New York pictures! I hope you all have enjoyed them as much as I have! 

For those of you sending dm's/emails about my fashion week looks, they are all from Vici Collection! (Including this dress!) If you like their clothing as much as I do, take advantage of my discount code! Enter "BRIT20" at checkout! <3  

Ok, let's get into fashion week! (Finally!!!!) I received hundreds of questions regarding NYFW, so here are your answers! 

Fashion Week happens twice a year in NYC. Once in February, and once in September! All the designers are showing their upcoming seasons collection! (So the looks you saw on my ig stories will all be arriving spring & summer 2018!)  

Fashion Week isn't exactly something you can buy your way into.. you have to be invited. There are certain events and shows you can purchase tickets to attend, but the big ones are invite only! It's considered an honor to attend Fashion Week, and an even bigger honor to sit front row! You can find your favorite blogger, actor, reality tv star, singer, or model sitting in these seats! 

Chase and I were invited to a handful of shows, but tried to pick and choose our best ones! Fashion Week used to be held at one location, (when it was sponsored by Mercedes Benz) but now every designer/show/event/presentation gets their own venue.. making it impossible to attend everything!.. Especially with the city traffic/trying to find your way around!) 

We attended the Banana Republic show, the Leanne Marshall Show, the Jarel Zhang show, the Negris Lebrum show, the Uncommon James & Chinese Laundry presentation, the Veronica Beard presentation, a private Lulus event, and a private NYFW dinner. All of the lines were INCREDIBLE! Seriously.. I wanted to buy everything I saw! 

The trends I noticed most for SS18 were yellows, flowy dresses, bold stripes, straw bags, and one shoulder cut outs! Obviously there's a million more, but these were the ones I saw at every show! (So if you are already shopping for warmer weather, any of these are a shoe-in!) 

I got asked what my favorite thing about fashion week was.. and for me this year it wasn't the shows!... I REALLY enjoyed the Fashion Week dinner I attended! There were a bunch of amazing influencers there and it was so cool to chat about work, where we're at, what we do, what our goals our, and Fashion Week! Honestly, it was a night I'll never forget!

For shows, my favorite was Leanne Marshall! Their designs were jaw dropping.. Leanne Marshalls runway show was in a venue that had multiple runways. (Kind of like the old Mercedes Benz Fashion Week tents!) It also held some of the sponsors for fashion week such as Tresseme & E News! The sponsor booths are fun place to go hang out while waiting for other shows! You can have your hair done, take cool pictures, meet other people on the industry, and more! This space felt the most like my previous Fashion Week experience so I loved it! It felt familiar and like home! 

We've been asked if we're planning on attending Fashion Week this February, and I'm not sure yet! We would LOVE TO obviously, but we're not positive just yet!  

Another question I got asked a lot was when are the looks open to the public. And the answer is RIGHT NOW! There's an app called NYFW that anyone can download and right after a show the looks are uploaded to the app for the public to see! You can search by designer, time, or trend! (I'm not positive but I think it works the same way for London Washion Week which is happening RIGHT NOW! So if you want to see the Tommy Show.. it's there!) 

I know I'm leaving a bunch of you questions unanswered.. (sorry guys!) So if I skipped yours, leave a comment below and I'll answer back!  

Thanks for tuning in to our NYFW experience! Until next time! xx

T O P O F T H E R O C K

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Her Top // Her Jeans // Her Heels // Her Bag // Her Sunglasses // Her Necklace // His Tee // His Jeans // His Boots // His Shades // His Watch // Photog: Ty French

Feeling on top of the world at "Top of the Rock!" We took breaks inbetween the shows, meetings, and events to play tourist in the city! 

Top of the Rock, (on top of the Rockefeller center) was one of our favorite attractions! It's so high up, has the prettiest views, and you can see the Empire State Building perfectly from it! This is something we'll be going to every time we're in NYC from here on out! 

Some other touristy things we did and LOVED were the Brooklyn Bridge, Dumbo, Central Park, 9/11 Memorial, Empire State Building, Jimmy Fallon, Soho, the Highline, Hudson river, flatiron building, the Met, Wicked on Broadway, Yankee Stadium, and 5th Ave! We recommend visiting these places if you're headed to the city! 

We used City Pass to get discount attraction tickets and saved a couple hundred dollars! City Pass also got us through lines quickly on majority of the things we did! (Check out City Pass HERE!) We also found cheap broadway tickets on an app called Tickets Today, and cheap Yankees tickets as well on the Yankee Stadium app! We recommend these discount apps/tickets, they were AMAZING for us!  

Aside from Top of the Rock and the shows during fashion week, our favorite thing to do in the city was EAT! We pigged out HARD and are missing the food in the city already! Our favorite places to grab grub were Mighty Quins Bbq, STK, Black Tap Burgers & Shakes, By Chloe, The Smith, Shake Shack, and Laduree for sweets/dessert! (We suggest not going to chains while you're in the city! There's so much good food to try!.. We didn't even get half way through our list of places to eat!) 

For transportation we used Uber & the subway! Uber drivers are cheaper, nicer, and better drivers than Cabbies! (Taxi drivers.) The subway is 100% the way to travel though.. it's going to be the cheapest & quickest way to any destination! We used Google Maps to help us navigate through the city. Just hit "transit" or "subway" after you've entered in your destination!  

We stayed at Arlo Hotel (Nomad location) and it was incredible! Reasonably priced for the area we were in, (it's on 5th avenue and two blocks away from the Empire State Building) our room was clean and new compared to all the other hotels we looked at, it had incredible views, and the nicest staff! Seriously, we made friends with half the staff there! Arlo has another hotel located in Soho that looks extremely similar and is priced a bit better if you're not wanting to stay in midtown! 

Our photographer in NYC was non other than the incredible Ty French! Ty took our formals when we got married and we both LOVE his work! He shoots everything from commercial, to fashion, to weddings! He's also available for travel! We both love his style and recommend him as a photographer for ANYTHING! (Love you, Ty!)

Before we sign off, we just wanted to let you know you can see more of our trip & shop our outfits below! And if you're shopping the pink wrap top from Vici Collection, get it for 20% off with code BRIT20 at checkout! Hoping you all have the best day! xx 

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Our bedroom view at Arlo Hotel! 

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Laduree treats <3

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Gershwin theatre!  (Wicked)

 

 

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At the Memorial <3  

 

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Brooklyn Bridge  

 

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Amazing food & company at STK!  

 

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Empire State Building <3

 

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Soho <3  

 

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Black tap shakes! Cotton candy (strawberry shake,) and Brooklyn Blackout! (Chocolate shake.)  

 

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Flatiron building <3  

 

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Yankees Game!  

 

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Uber vibes.  

 

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Subway mania. (Grand central train station.) 

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See anything you'd like!  

 

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F U M E' E

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Dress // Sandals // Tote // Necklace // Earrings // Self Tanner // Photog: Ty French

Happy Friday from the city! <3 

This striped wrap dress from Vici Collection is/was my second look for New York Fashion Week! The city can be extremely humid, so this light weight dress + sandals were exactly what I needed while running around the city! 

The wrap trend is seriously my FAVORITE right now. It's flattering on every body type and brings a feminine touch to your outfit. I saw a handful of wrap dresses + tops on the runways this past week, so I can garuntee if you get one now, it will still be trending next season! Vici has TONS of cute wrap dresses + tops online if you want to shop around for some! <3 Also, you can find this dress in smaller sizes HERE

Have a lovely weekend everyone! xx  

 

 

T A X I C A B

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Top // Denim // Boots // Hat // Handbag // Black Diamond Necklace // Gold Pendant Necklace // Ring // Photog: Ty French 

Found a little apple in the big apple (; New York Fashion Week has been phenomenal, as always! NYFW ended yesterday, but Chase and I are here until the weekend to fully soak in this magical city.  

This outfit was my day 1 look! A little spunk, but not over the top! A lot of the looks/street style pictures you see from NYFW are crazy/insane! Super fun, vibrant outfits, but not realistic for day to day wear. (Unless you're Rihanna, then its casual hahaa.) All of the looks I packed & wore are outfits I felt comfortable in and LOVE! I did 99% of my shopping for Fashion Week online at Vici Collection! Wether I was on the street, attending a show, or at an event, all of my Vici outfits were complimented, comfortable, fashionable, and stunning! 

I know I've said this 5 million times, but you really NEED to check out Vici Collection! They're offering my followers 20% off their entire purchase with code "BRIT20" at checkout! 

Well babes, I've gotta jet! So much to do, so little time! (Follow my adventures today on my ig stories if you'd like! @HappilyEverAllen!) Thanks for stopping by loves! xx

P.s. I promise I'll be answering all your Fashion Week questions in the next post or two! Stay tuned!

S T E I N E R I K S E N

Hey MTV, welcome to our crib! Well, our weekend crib! The last few days we had the opportunity to play & stay at one of our favorite hotels in Utah, Stein Eriksen Lodge! If you haven't been to Stein Eriksen, you're truly missing out! (And hopefully we can give you a taste of what you're missin!)    

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Checked in

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Checked out (; 

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Stein Eriksen is a 5-Star resort located in our favorite place, Park City Utah! As you can see, it has the most beautiful views and surroundings, including the rooms! It feels like your in the middle of Norway while roaming the grounds at this beautiful mountain resort! 

While we were here we tried out everything Stein Eriksen has to offer! A beautiful pool, 24 hour room service, the award winning Glitretind restaurant, Utahs only 5-Star spa, and easy "in & out" access to Deer Valley ski resort!

Everything was absolutely phenomenal! (Including the staff! We fell in love with them!)

The pool was incredible, the food was TO DIE FOR, the spa was relaxing & therapeutic, (and gorgeous) and the in & out access at Deer Valley was amazing! (It may not be ski season, but it is perfect weather for mountain biking!)  

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Pool Goals

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 Fire place at the pool

Fire place at the pool

 All organic pool side snack &lt;3

All organic pool side snack <3

 Catching air at Deer Valley! Right in the back yard of Stein Eriksen!&nbsp;

Catching air at Deer Valley! Right in the back yard of Stein Eriksen! 

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To the Spa <3

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Relaxation Room <3

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Hot Tub = Heaven

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Sauna  

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Steam Shower

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Cold Plunge!  

If you've never been to a spa, you NEED to try it out! We LOVE THEM & love what they do for you! Spas destress, and detoxify you! They can make your skin glow, and clear your sinuses as well! If you're working on your body, try the "Hydra-Shock" treatment! You do 3, 10 minute hot treatments (the sauna, the hot tub, and the steam shower) and between each one, submerge yourself in the cold pool for 30 seconds! Putting your body into shock like that is amazing for you! Not only will it relax, de-stress, and detoxify you, BUT it will burn 1000 calories! Sounds crazy, but it works! This is by far my favorite thing to do at the spa! They also offer massages, facials, & couples treatments! 

Our room was perfection! Perfect size, beautiful view out on the deck, every tv station imaginable, stunning bathroom, and tub big enough to swim in! We did NOT want to leave! 

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Breakfast on the deck accompanied by house made chocolates <3

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Restaurant Deck <3  

 

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Right outside the banquet rooms! Stein Eriksen hosts events of all kinds! 

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Something exciting is happening at Stein right now, and I can hardly wait for it! They're EXPANDING! More to love is on its way! Entertainment CenterCoffee BarPool Lounge ExpansionFamily PoolExpanded Ski Locker RoomsExpanded Outdoor Plaza Event Space, & Theater Room

A few things I didn't get pictures of that Stein Eriksen has to offer is their on site activities for children, child care, a shuttle that takes you around Park City, gift shops, and a beautiful gym!

If you're dying to stay, book now! Stein Eriksen has some amazing deals going on! Their "Taste of Summer" includes your choice of a 3 course dinner or Park Citys award winning Sunday brunch! There is also a "book 2 nights get your 3rd free," and some other special packages for mountain bikers, skiers, and golfers! 

We HIGHLY recommend staying here and know you'll love it as much as we do! 

Thanks for checking out our crib MTV (; until next time! xx|HEA

 Stein Eriksen // Her Swimsuit // Her Cover Up // Her Pool Bag // Her Cardigan // Her Striped Tee // Her Jeans // Photog: Gabe Johnson

 

E M E R A L D C I T Y

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Dress // Earrings // Tan // Lipstick // Finca // Photog: Ashlee Brooke

Growing up, I HATED school dances! I loved dancing!.. But I hated getting ready, wearing a fancy dress, and trying to make everyone's night perfect.. it was too much pressure and hype for one night!  

5 years down the road and I finally feel like I want to go to prom! (& excited to go!) Unfortunately for me, that time is LONG GONE! But it isn't for all of you! I have a few tips and tricks I want to share with you all regarding your prom night, a night out, or a fancy date! These are things I wish someone would have told me when I was younger, and I hope they can help you in one way or another! 

Tip Numero Uno: Be Your Self. Don't have someone do your hair and makeup, don't throw glitter all over yourself, don't act like anyone else.. Just Be You. You're going to feel a lot better (and a whole lot more comfortable) if you stay true to you!  (Not to mention, your date will appreciate it.) I can't tell you how many times I tried to get ready and overdid it. And my date was terrified of me. I'm not even sure if he recognized me! Not only was it weird for my date, but for me as well! I didn't feel or look like myself which put me in an awkward funk.

2: If you must do something to change your appearance, get a spray tan! Not a tanning bed tan, a spray or self tan! Tanning beds are so bad for you.. stay far away from that crap. I use multiple self tanners for shoots and have 3 favorites! My very favorite is Mystic Tans instant tan! It sprays on easily and doesn't look orange or fake. I also like these self tanning wipes and this self tanning mouse. I switch off between all of these products! (Having the self tanner on your face will also make your makeup look AMAZING! It glows through!) 

3: Keep it simple & don't break your bank! Simplicity is classic. If you're looking for simple dresses, I love a handful at Rachel Allan! (That's where this emerald dress is from!) I wish I would have known about Rachel Allan when I was in high school. My family didn't have enough money for me to buy a prom dress, (or any dress for that matter) but the Rachel Allan dresses are much more affordable than other brands I've seen! And if you can afford dresses for every dance, keep in mind you're only going to wear the dress once!.. Do you really need a $3000.00 dress that will sit in your closet for the rest of forever?.... 

4: Have FUN! Don't overthink the date.. It's supposed to be FUN, not perfect. Nothing will ever be perfect no matter how hard you try or how much you want it to be. You're young, so enjoy the moment and have a blast with your friends! 

5: Have an emergency bag. Phone, keys, Advil, pads, band aids, lip gloss, powder, pony tail holder, q-tips, treats, gum, phone charger, and something to change into. (Am I forgetting anything?.... Feel free to add to that list!) You never know what might happen while you're out, and it always pays off to be prepared! I've gotten blisters and needed a band aid, I've cried and needed q-tips to help clean up the mess, I've started my period in a dress that wasn't even MINE, (That was by far the worst!) and I got stuck in my dress watching a movie while everyone else was snuggled up in pajamas. Guys, make an emergency bag! I promise it will make your night so much better! 

6: Don't feel pressured to kiss your date. Don't let your mom pressure you, your friends, or your date. So what if they're taking you out on a nice date.. you do not owe them anything but a genuine thank you! 

7: Anndd if you do want to kiss your date, GO FOR IT! Don't be scared! They asked you for a reason.. even if you're just friends. If you had a good time, and are feeling it, I'd say go for it! I had a date that I really wanted to kiss, but I was way too afraid. He was one of my best friends and I didn't want anything to happen to our friendship. For almost a year after our date, I regretted not giving him a kiss. Now obviously this doesn't matter anymore (cause I've found my Prince Charming and he's everything to me) but it won't hurt you to go out of your way and make a move. It will only make you stronger! 

8: Wear comfortable shoes, wear a bra that won't fall off, and wear underwear that doesn't show through your dress.  Speaking from experience here people. 

9: If you must practice your dance moves, I'd suggest watching Napoleon Dynamite. It's the only dance worth memorizing. 

10: Love yourself.  

Love your heart, your head, your body, your face, and your life. Prom is one night.. You are eternal. Don't lose sight of that. 

Anndd 11: If you need a date, I'll totally go with you.  

E N T R A D A

Hey Peeps! <3

 

We're so excited to share our stay at The Inn at Entrada with you all! This is our favorite resort in Southern Utah, and know you'll love it just as much as we do! (Photography by Gideon Photo!) 

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Grounds <3

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Gotta watch that Jazz game #TakeNote!  

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Had to keep my hair looking shiny & bright on vacation, so I packed my Oribe Silverati shampoo + conditioner.  

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Mersea bubble bath, body wash, and lotion. My favorite!  

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We checked into Entrada last Friday to a BEAUTIFUL, modern suite! (We were dying!.. & running around like kids on Christmas!) Everything was perfection! The bedroom was romantic, the living room had a fireplace, the tub had jets, the blinds were remote controlled, the bed was comfier than a cloud, the kitchen was fully loaded, there was a garage for our car, a patio out of the back door, a washer + dryer in the closet, two tvs in the bedroom + living room, the ceiling had windows bringing in the most beautiful light all day long, and the backyard not only had a fire pit, BUT A VIEW! If you looked on our Instagram story last weekend, you would have witnessed this all!

 

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The Grille <3

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After settling in, we were famished and decided to try out the Grille at Entrada for dinner. Fine dining with an even fine-er view! (Insert heart eyes here) The Grille has windows lining the back wall, and we got lost in the red rock view while digging into our Steak & Lobster feast! (FYI it tasted five billion times better than it looks! And we are hard to please so that's sayin somthin!)

 

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One of the MANY ponds at the Resort!  

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Protecting my skin and hair with the one and only Sun Bum <3

 Club House &lt;3

Club House <3

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The following two days of our stay, we lost track of time! We walked the beautiful grounds of the resort, snagged cinnamon rolls for breakfast, (complimentary from the lobby) hung out at the ponds and fed the ducks, lounged at the pool, (see pics of the outdoor pool on THIS blog post) took advantage of the gym on site, and got some golf in! (Golf basically took up the time we were going to spend at the spa!.... Sorry we didn't squeeze it in for you guys to see! It's absolutely stunning!)

Let's talk golf for a minute! We both LOVE golf! One of us sucks, and one of us is a pro. (Bet ya can't tell which one HAHAA!) Jokes, jokes.

 

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Officially an Instagram wife (; 

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Putt putt  

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Helpin out! 

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Lava Fields! 

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The Johnny Miller golf course (located at the resort) is our favorite in Utah. Golfing here is an experience. (Starting with an employee dropping a cart off at your front door.) You can't find a view better than hole #16 anywhere! (We're not lying, go look at the pictures again!) To play here, you either have to be staying at the Inn, or be a member of the country club. (Or live here, which you can do!)

 

The first 9 holes are lined with a never ending pond/river/waterfall contraption. And ducks. And bunnies. And cacti + blooms. It's something out of a dream! When you get to the last few holes, you'll find yourself in a field of black lava. Extremely hard holes, but extremely fun game! These holes have the best view at the resort, giving you front row seats to the red rock show!

 

If golfing, swimming, and spa-ing isn't your thing, Entrada is located just minutes away from Tuacahn where you can catch a play or a concert! OR you could take a hike in Snow Canyon National park just up the road, or head to Zion! If you're into fitness, you could head to the tennis & pickle ball courts, the volley ball court, or shoot some hoops! You could also schedule a class with a fitness instructor! (They have anti gravity work out equipment and we're BUMMED we didn't have time to try a class out!)

 

If you've fallen head over heels for Entrada like we have, you should be thrilled to hear they do weddings, events, meetings, and more! (I don't know what category "Disney" falls under, but the film "High School Musical 2" was filmed here!)

 

To finish this post off strong, Entrada & I have teamed up to give one lucky winner a 3 day, 2 night stay at this beautiful resort! Check out our Instagram (@HappilyEverAllen) for entry details! <3

 

We hope ALL of you have the opportunity to visit The Inn at Entrada this summer! We promise it will not disappoint! Thanks for stopping by guys! We love you! xx

Inn at Entrada // Her Dress // Her Heels // Her Swim Suit // Her Sun Hat // Her Blouse // Her Shorts // His Polo // His Pants // His Shoes // His Hat // Photog: Gideon Photo

 

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T A S T E

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Tee // Denim // Heels // Handbag // Necklace // Hi <3

Hey loves! 

I wanted to start something new where once a week I'll be sharing actual snippets of my daily life! I'm gonna call them "Photo Stories!" (Which is not clever in the slightest because they're literally just photos that I'm turning into a story.. hahaa!)

The reason I want to post Photo Stories is because it's more real. I don't have a full face of make up, a professional photographer, perfectly edited images, in the most prime location. This is going to be more every day life!.. Raw + real!

To start it off; this is currently my go to outfit. $30.00 band merch that I snagged from Brandy Melville, black distressed skinny jeans, black handbag, and nude heels or my adidas superstars. (P.s. these heels are my FAVORITE I've ever owned. I got them from M.Gemi! They have tons of unique styles, you need to check them out!)

I'm OBSESSED with food and have a list of 100 places I want to try in Utah! I finally got a second yesterday to run into "Taste," (A chocolate restaurant) and I'm so glad I did! I grabbed a dark chocolate bar made in house, and a milk chocolate bar from Australia! They were divine! (Chocolate bars pictured above.) You could say I'm in luhve with the Koko. (;  (Name that song. Jk don't.) 

While at Taste I was asking the chocolatier what his favorite chocolates are and what he would recommend. Long story short getting the chocolate bars was a bad idea because they do actual chocolate tastings. A. Chocolate. Tasting. And full on desserts!!!! I missed out BIG TIME! It's OK though. I guess this means I'll have to go again soon! <3 

A few Utah restaurants that are on my list to try are Forte, Chip cookie, Copper onion, Finca, Purple sage, and Handle! What are some on yours?! Seriously comment below! I would love to hear your favorite Utah restaurants and the ones you're dying to try!  

Hoping you all have the most wonderful day! xx