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How to pack a capsule wardrobe for vacation

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We are off to a couple big trips this year and I am the self proclaimed queen of packing practical and light.  I am a firm believer in a capsule wardrobe and think this premise is super helpful when it comes to packing for a getaway. Let's be real ladies we don't need all the options! Save your sanity and keep it light.  Here is my go to method and some tips and tricks I've found tried and true when it comes to packing with the capsule mindset.

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Tips to get you started: 

1.  Plan your itinerary.  Will you be walking all day, everyday? Lounging at the beach? Enjoying dinners out?  What will be filling your days up? 

2.  Check your destination's weather for when you will be there.  Rainy? Don't pack your leather shoes or jackets that aren't waterproof.  Gloomy? Layers will be key.  Windy? Plan on no hats and chic hair situations to not look crazy windblown  Hot? Think loose fitting and light fabrics. 

3.  Check out your destination's color pallet.  This may seem odd but if you dress with the pallet of your location in mind you will always look perfectly chic in every photo.  This will also help you keep on track with a cohesive packing color pallet to allow to mixing and rewearing items. 

4.  This is always something I think about too... I like to eat and enjoy myself on vacation so I purposely avoid tight fitting outfits so I can be as full and comfy as needed.  I may add a belt to cinch in my waist for some shape or a fitted jacket but I keep my outfits loose fitting for the most part for my eating!  

5.  Decide on hair looks.  I wash my hair about once a week so I plan accordingly.  I usually start my trip with fresh hair then plan for hats and accessories like headbands and clips for the rest of the trip so I can avoid traveling with a million styling products.  Dry shampoo is the best and plan for wash and wear styles like cute braids.  If you must, plan on one curling iron to touchup any simple styles.   

I have sort of a fool proof science when it comes to my packing.  I go day by day and pack for the whole day each day at a time so I don't forget something.  I visualize the day from start to finish and pack literally each item as I would envision using it per day. 

With this structure, I rewear a lot of items. I pack two pairs at maximum, one jacket in a neutral color, one pair of sunglasses and one hat. One beach tote that I use as my carry on and one crossbody bag to keep hands free. I also try and pack my swimsuit cover to double as a shawl for chillier evenings. 

This is how my packing would look for a beachy vacation with mulitple different additional outings: 

Tropical packing list

Swimsuits can be worn under denim shorts, green shirt or sarong for beach days.  Breezy sundresses and rompers for exploring local areas or dinners out.  White blouse and denim cut offs or crisp white jeans for more comfy options.  

Westin Mission Hills, Palm Springs - Spring Break 2018

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Westin Mission Hills

Palm Springs is always our favorite go to when it comes to spring break.  We love that if feels like a real getaway but is still close to home.  We stayed at the Westin Mission Hills this year and were so excited to explore.  

Peyton

First off, we made a b-line for the pool!  It was a mad house but we hit the water like no one's business. I booked this resort solely for it's waterslide to be honest.  The girls swam for about 3 hours and took turns on the waterslide a million times.  We had a hankering for Mexican food and drove a couple blocks for some yummy tacos and chips.   We decided to tuck in early that night and continue our Star Wars marathon we had started earlier in the week.  Us girls had never seen Star Wars so Erik thought it would be fun to watch all of them over the break.  

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Waterslide

Day Two, we hit the pool super early.  This pool seating situation was no joke.  I set my alarm and off we went at 7:45 for our spots.  Once our mission was accomplished, we grabbed a nice easy breakfast at the Mission Hills Market Cafe.  I love the ease of this sort of breakfast.  They offered fresh pastries and Starbucks coffee along with toiletries and snacks for the rest of the day.  Cereal for the girls and coffee for mommy and we were set.  We also had the option of fresh pancakes by the pool too which smelled delish.  That was definately a perk of getting to the pool early was  yummy breakfast options and quiet pool.  The Westin hosted super fun kids activities all throughout the day. From family fishing to waterslide lifeguard games to watermelon eating contests there was always something fun to do.  Capri decided to participate in the watermelon eating and won!  Girl can take a watermelon down!  

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That night we ordered Dilberts pizza in for more Star Wars.  They were playing a fun movie that night by the pool but we were all sun kissed and exhasted from the pool all day.  

Palm Springs

Day Three greeted us again with a simple cafe breakfast and comfy spot at the pool first thing.  My idea of a vacation is parking myself by the water and absorbing myself in a book all day.  I got my wish!  I literally barely moved and was so happy about it!  For lunch the girls noshed on freshly grilled burgers and mommy got a fresh watermelon salad while Erik hit the gym.  The girls swam all day and when we had our fill, we hit the road reluctantly.  

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Tips for your stay: 

- Get to the pool no later than 7:55 am to get a spot.

-Take advantage of poolside breakfast and cafe.  They will save you money and time getting a whole family breakfast situation at a restaurant. 

-Plan to keep an eye on little ones, the pool does not have lifeguards.

-Take advantage of the kids activities and kids club for a nice adult free couple hours. 

-Bring fun pool floats and balls.  There are a million kiddos around and the floats were a hit. The pool also has a volleyball net to play with. 

 

Overall, another great family Spring break vacation for the books.  

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Weekend in Palm Springs

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You all know I've been itching for a getaway with my hunny.  I cashed in on my Christmas gift and we booked a quick overnighter to Palm Springs.  I had never stayed at The Saguaro and it looked like the perfect spot for some fun and sun!  Erik and I haven't been out of town just us two in three years.  This mama was EXCITED!  I had outfits all situated and checked out all the yummy eats around the area.  I was ready!   

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This lemony outfit felt so perfect for Palm Springs.  I wanted something fun and a little retro.  I paired the tie front top with a flowy, pleated yellow midi skirt.  So fun!  To add some extra, I paired the look with a bright orange clutch, pink and white striped bauble earrings and white slides.  

The Saguaro

At check in, we were welcomed with our choice of Hibiscus Margaritas or Bloody Mary's.  YEP!  First things first, we ventured out to catch the last of the sunshine at the pool and sip our drinks.  They were featuring a "Valley of the Dolls" on the lawn for a fun movie night.  I love a movie night!   We planted ourselves next to the fire pits and had the best time under the stars.  

The Saguaro

The next morning we made our way over the Norma's at The Parker for brunch. I had heard their Lemon Ricotta pancakes were beyond delish so I was on a mission.  If you follow my stories you saw this adorable jumpsuit before our trip.  I love the ease of a jumpsuit.  I paired my straw hat, striped bauble earrings and white sunglasses with the pinstriped suit.  The tie front makes it a little extra feminine. I later topped the casual look with a denim jacket. 

The Parker

The pancakes were the best I've ever had!  Erik got the egg and bacon quesadilla.  The portion was huge but I never wanted to stop eating them. They were just the slightest bit lemony and so fluffy! 

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
the Parker

After finishing up our amazing breakfast we plopped ourselves by the pool for the rest of the day. I chose my favorite bright pink off the shoulder suit and wrapped a scarf   around my waist for some coverage. I love the retro feel of white sunglasses, pom pom tote and an oversized hat to add fun to my pool outfit.  

The Saguaro pool
The Saguaro

Palm Springs vacay packing list

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    I am so giddy to be heading to Palm Springs with my guy next month!  We used to make this our annual trip and haven't been able to make it happen for a couple years now.  I booked us at The Saguaro which I have never stayed at before.  I love the bright, retro vibe of the hotel and can't wait to lounge poolside all day!  So excited!  Of course, my outfit situation is in full force!  I can't take a mini vacay without an outfit!!

Palm Springs packing list

     Here's what my overnight bag will be holding!  I like to keep my packing really simple when we travel.  I wash and wear my hair on most days or blast it with dry shampoo.  Throw on sunnies add a little color to my cheeks and hit the pool.  I have officially embraced my one piece life and love a good bright swimsuit for a day at the pool.  Erik and I like to keep our dinners out simple.  We like to walk to a new restaurant or explore after eating.  A comfy sundress and slides makes for the perfect evening outfit.  

Oak Glen Apple Picking

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September is in full swing and we are plotting our Fall bucket list.  I love apple picking and last week we had perfect weather for it!  We were a little early in the season but still had a great time! We are lucky to be so close to apple country and love the sweet country feel of the area.  Our favorite Riley's farm was closed , so we visited Riley's Apple Farm to pick our apples.  We had such a great lazy day.  The girls found some fun activities.  Capri decided she was very into archery.  Little Peyton was to young but was just as happy to watch.  After our Merida moment we went on the hunt for apple pie.  We ventured up the hill further to Los Rios farm and picked up a slice of apple pie.  The fresh air, bbq smells and families frolicking on the large grass lawn made for the perfect kick off to Fall.  

Magnolia Market recap

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My mom and I have always loved traveling together and like everyone in America we are big Fixer Upper fans!  Who doesn't adore Chip and Joanna and an eyeful of shiplap? NO ONE!!!  We decided on a little spur of the moment trip to Waco to visit Magnolia Market and see the Silos. We did a bunch of asking around on what tips and tricks we could put to good use on our visit. Our last trip just the two of us, without the kiddos, was 8 years ago.   We thought we would leave the babes at home and make it a mother/daughter trip. Capri and Peyton are actually really big fans of the show too and were bummed to miss out!  Taking into account that we were making our visit during June, we know the weather was going to be HOT and lines could be long.  Although, it would have been great to have them there we decided for our first trip we better be safe than sorry.  When asking around, we found out that the best days to visit are Wednesdays and early in the day.  We knew that the trip would only take about 3 hours max for us to go through the market and bakery and explore a bit.   My mom did some researching on accommodations and we decided to stay at the Lake Austin Resort and Spa.  More on that delightful place in a later post!  The resort was about 2 hours away from Waco but an easy drive.  We decided to go on Wednesday and be there as it opened.

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 The bakery opened at 9:00 and we rolled in at 10:00. The lines were a piece of cake!  ( pun intended)   There were maybe 5 people ahead of us.  We were offered a menu and ordering card at the door.  We weren't really sure what to get so we got a variety of goodies.  We decided on a Elderberry soda, Cranberry Orange biscuits, Oatmeal Chocolate chip cookies, Lemon Lavender cupcake and a Classic cupcake which is chocolate cake with vanilla icing.  Piglets party of 2!  We both have major sweet tooths and are cupcake consesuers.  We both decided that the desserts were some of the best sweets we have ever tried!  Beyond delish!  That Joanna knows how to whip up a treat!  Not only was the bakery precious but the staff was lovely and got us in and out.  

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MagnoliaMarket

We mozied over to the market for some shopping. It's huge!  The whole place is a renovated grain warehouse.  Every piece is handpicked by Joanna.  We asked if she ever comes in to visit guests. The lovely staffer said she comes in later in the evenings before closing mostly.  She will come for her meetings and then the whole market will be rearranged in the morning. The market is full of pure Joanna goodness.  Sweet tablescapes, soft textiles, kitchen goodies and endless floral displays for oversized vases.  I recommend keeping a very tight list of what you are wanting to take home because you can easily swept away but all the pretty things. I  picked up a beautiful salt and pepper caddy and my mom grabbed the cutest wooden recipe cards.  If you do pick up large pieces for your home they have a really convienent shipping station to send your finds home.  Chip has a cute little area of items with his "chip-isms" on them, fun shirts and trinkets for the guys in your life. I was also on the hunt for treats for the girls.  I really wanted to bring them home these sweet egg collecting aprons I had seen on Magnolia's website.  We found them in the adorable Seed shop. The shop in surrounded by the sweetest herb and veggie garden and is full of items to build your own dream garden.  They had cute seed packets, gardening tools, fairy garden accessories and watering buckets.  We weren't hungry after our sugar fest but peeked through the food trucks.  They had a smoothie truck that served smoothies out of hollowed out watermelons and another truck serving sweet tea out of mason jars.  Just adorable!.  The silos weren't open but we hear that they are being worked on as a "his and her" duo and  that Chip sneaks into his when the big Baylor games are on. I'm predicting a home and furniture store in hers. What do you think? 

We can't wait to go back and do another tour of the Silos once they are done and take a tour with Waco-Tours.   The tours include trip through a handful of the Fixer Upper homes, Harp Design, local shopping tips etc. in a party bus atmosphere! Girls trip, Bachelorette you name it they do it!  So fun right?!!  

Summer Plans

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I've taken a hard pause on blogging for a couple months.  I was finding myself getting sucked out of the moments of my life and only capturing "blog worthy" content.  It was becoming not as fun as it was before.  After some time away, I've refreshed my perspective on what I want this blog to be.  I want to capture our life as it comes.  I want to share our adventures organically even if that means not perfectly edited.  I hope to help other women find their joy, balance and inspiration in their own lives as I aim to find all of those things in mine!  With that said, I'm so excited to be back!  I can't wait to share what we have been up to and what we have on the horizon! 

 

If you have been following along on my Instagram you know that our life  has been swamped lately with the kitchen reno and wrapping up the school year. I am getting into the season of a crazy schedule of kid's activities and am loving it!  We have been doing ballet for about 4 years and now jazz since Fall.  We just this week added on swim team that will run through summer and I am contemplating competition team for Capri with her jazz studio this coming season.  

We have travel plans on the horizon including a trip with my mom to Waco!!  I have been a big fan of Fixer Upper for years now and can't to see the Silos, shop in Magnolia and taste some yummy treats in the bakery.  I hit up a couple of the weekend holiday sales to get some cute outfits together for our trip!  Around Father's day we are going to try and squeeze in a camping trip either to the mountains or the beach.  We love to play at Hotel Del Coronado over Fourth of July.  Then later in the summer, my mom, the girls and I take our annual girl's trips which will include our favorite repeat Omni La Costa and new this year is Disney's Grand Californian.  Am I a spoiled girl or what?!  I love to travel and creating these special memories with the girls.  So priceless!  I can't wait to fill our summer days with homemade ice-cream, swimming and beach days!  

Yosemite family trip 2016

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Erik had a random week off from work  and we decided to take a last minute to getaway for some family time.  We always love our camping trips but thought we would maximize our time and head to Yosemite. We had never been and only heard incredible things about it.  We rented a last minute Airbnb and packed up the car.  We landed in Oakhurst, which is about 40 minutes from the gates of Yosemite.  Everywhere we went it we were overwhelmed by nature's beauty.  Just unreal colors!  Our cabin was about 1 mile from Bass Lake.  We made our way into town for some groceries and essentials.  Everything was so easy! I am the queen of getting us into "great" locations and it not being what we hoped for.  I botch more travel plans than I get right! And we have learned over the years to never give me the map!  We were pleasantly surprised that mommy got it right this time!  Our cabin was nothing fancy but had more than we needed and was so well equipped! And had a hot tub!  Sold!!!

On our first morning, we drove into Yosemite to visit some of the hotspots.  We started with Half Dome and Glacier Point.  The views were spectacular!  We could see views of Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, and Yosemite’s high country, 

Don't miss our video recap at the bottom!!

After Half Dome, we headed down to the valley to check out Vernal Falls.  The trees looked like they had been painted bright red and yellow!  We stopped in the valley to see more waterfalls and check out the river.  Beyond dreamy!  

We didn't really know what what we were in for with hiking Vernal Falls.  We knew it was 1 mile at 1000 ft climb which was a little rough.  I really wanted to take advantage of us being there so we tried it.  I thought Capri and daddy would beat us lazy girls me and Peyton  but I was so wrong!  I was totally left in the dust but Peyton and daddy flew past me and Capri.  Peyton literally ran up the hill half of the time.  We made it to the top and the view was beautiful!  I loved seeing the bright yellow  trees amongst the lower parts of the hike.  So gorgeous and totally worth the workout!  

After our hike we all were starving and thought we'd splurge on Mexican food in the local Bass Lake town.  So yummy after a long day.  

On our last day we visited Sugar Pine Railroad and learned all about the steam train locomotives and history of the railroad.  The railroad was opened in 1874 to transport lumber to the bottom of the mountain.  Due to the Great Depression and lack of trees it was closed in 193.  The kids had a great time and we learned a lot about the trains history.  

Erik loves to fish and so we really wanted to make a point of getting some fishing in on this trip. I've grown up around fishing and really like to fly fish myself so it was fun to teach the girls.  We found a great little spot on the river next to the Wawona Golf Course and tried our luck.  Erik caught one right off the bat but no luck for us girls.  It was such a gorgeous setting we could have tried all day.  We fished until the rain came in and then headed back to play board games and watch movies for the rest of the day while it rained.  

We can't wait to head back in another season.  We hear that summer and spring are breathtaking as well. We can't imagine anything prettier than the fall colors though at the time we were there.  

I put together a fun video from our Snapchat ( @LifewLipstick)  of the trip!  

Newport Dunes Camping

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We snuck away for some beach camping this summer at Newport Dunes.  Not only is camping one of our most favorite family activities it's the best way for us to unplug!  We grilled, swam, fished, worked endlessly on our 1000 piece puzzle.  If looking for a super fun and super easy family vacation in Southern California, you must try Newport Dunes!  We are already planning our next trip!

Disclaimer...Capri lost her two top teeth and was pretty excited about it!  Look at the big cheesy grin in every shot!  

Riley's farm

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Nestled in the hills of Yucaipa are the sweetest apple orchards.  Riley's Farm is our favorite and always our kick off to the fall season.  It's colonial charm and beautiful setting keep us coming back.  Not to mention their mouthwatering apple pie! Peyton and I visited the farm while Capri was at school and had the best afternoon adventure.  Kacee from Life with Lipstick On Kacee from Life with Lipstick On

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We picked up some treats to take home from their adorable shop.  We sipped fresh apple cider, read a little about the history of the farm and grabbed our favorite homemade jam. Kacee from Life with Lipstick On Kacee from Life with Lipstick On

We learned that Granny Smith apples were great for making pies with and can't wait to try to make our own with the apples we picked.  Kacee from Life with Lipstick onKacee from Life with Lipstick On Kacee from Life with Lipstick on

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Pins of the week

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So at the end of each night, I grab my glass of wine after dinner and start my little personal pin party of prettiness.  I pin all sorts of things from home inspo, diy, to recipes to man candy.  The best part of this time for me is that it is completely indulgent of all things gorgeous.  It's the most gorgeous places in the world to travel to, the most succulent meals and swoon worth soirees to the most down in the trenches cleaning regimes.  I love it all!  I hope you follow along on my pin craziness. To follow along with my fun nightly parties visit my Pinterest page.

This week's top picks:

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Bathroom, Notebook quote, Cream Cashmere and denim, Sailboat ride and  Watermelon Coconut cocktail

 

Travel: Top 5 eats at Hotel Del

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hoteldel We just returned from the most fun little mini vacay to San Diego's  Hotel Del Coronado on Corona Island.  We spent five days over the holiday weekend swimming, beaching and eating our body weight in delicious treats. Not only is Hotel Del so uber romantic it's a fabulous family resort full of fun extras for the kiddos. For all our fun check out my Instagram feed for all the goods.  As we arrived, the kids were greeted with fun backpacks full of goodies and sent on a great scavenger hunt around the resort.  Among all the fun activities and the gorgeous amenities, we had some of the yummies dinners, cocktails and treats.  Below is a round up of some of my faves...

 

1. Waffle cone from Mootime Creamery

Fresh off the press is the best waffle cone ever at Mootime Creamery.  With endless customizable flavors you can build your own decadence.  The girls loved Silly Vanilly which is bubble gum blue and I went crazy for the Chocolate Mint.

 

2.  Marilyn Martini

The resort is known for it's celeb guests one being the one and only Marilyn Monroe.  One of my all time faves Some Like it Hot was filmed at Hotel Del and so the drink was coined the Marilyn.  I am a sweeter martini drinker but Erik really liked this one.  The Marilyn is made with Nolet's Gin, dry vermouth, orange bitters, lemon twist.  Cheers!

3.  Chilean Sea Bass at SheerWater restaurant

I am a big seafood fan and one of my all time faves is Chilean Sea Bass. At Sheerwater they pan roast the bass in a Lobster sauce and served with butternut squash risotto and oyster mushrooms.  OMG!!!  So decadent!  The rich sauce and risotto are the yummiest compliment to the gorgeous fish.  A must try for fish lovers.

 

4.  Hibiscus Lemonade Adult Shaved Ice

The temps were starting to rise on the beach and after a morning of boogie boarding and shell collecting it was time for some shaved ice.  Capri opted for a Berrylicious with Monin Wildberry syrup and fresh lemonade.  Erik and I opted for the adult ice. I got the Hibiscus Lemonade  which was made with Bacardi Limon, Lemonade and Monin Hibiscus.  Yum!!  The perfect treat for a hot afternoon of beaching.

 

5. Chocolate Pecan Crumble

It's gooey and chocolatey and basically what dreams are made of.   Baked in a caste iron boat, the decadent chocolate sauce oozes all over the pecans and creates a rich creamy cake like texture.  The crispy crumble on top ads the perfect amount of texture to balance out the yumminess.

Summer vacation planning

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We are so hot on summer vacations at the moment and are trying to narrow down our game plan.  We are rustling around with a road trip up the coast, a Disney vacay or a beach camping trip. I am notorious for coming up with fantastic family vacay ideas and then not researching enough to make for a perfectly seamless trip. One year, we were going to drive up the coast and make a ton of great planned stops.  Capri was about one and half  at that point and I figureded it would be totally fine since we had rented an obnoxiously large RV. We ended up driving for 10 hours straight because I hadn't made camp site reservations and we slept in an empty parking lot.  It wasn't my best work.  Since then, I've gotten more efficient!   I am in for a beach camping trip and am working feverishly on finding the perfect place to meet our criteria.  I jumped on  Bing to help me on my hunt. My must have list is major…camp on the sand, bonfire option and beautiful surroundings.  We are circling around Monterey, Santa Barbara or Orange County. bing-2418 Using Bing new Rewards program, I am able to search all the options of our trip and earn spending points to all of my favorite places.  I plan on buying all the snacks, entertainment and gear for the trip with my Bing Rewards points.  Literally you get rewarded for searching!  #winning!!!  bing-2425

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Suits and coverups

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With our sexy Mexico getaway on the horizon this weekend, I'm on the hunt for fabulous suits and the cutest coverups.  In the past, I've needed to be pretty practical with my suit options.  With the little ones being little, they pull and yank all over me when we are swimming.  This trip is different being just my hubby and I!  I get to reclaim what once was, the sexy swimsuit!  Oh it's on!  

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Big 30: Imata, Punta Mita

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I have to admit, I'm totally stoked for the big 30! I am married to my handsome hubby with two gorgeous girls and life couldn't get better.  30 looks good for me and I'm ready to tackle my years starting in 3.   My birthday is in July but my hubby and I are taking a little early birthday wiskaway to celebrate my birthday sans kids.  We try and do this at least once a year to get back to " just us" and enjoy our time together.  In three weeks we are off to the incredible Imata resort in Punta Mita. I'm over the top giddy!  I wanted  a sexy and adult vacay that merited a celebration. Of course I turned to honeymoon and travel extrodinairre Katie  of Ever After Honeymoons.  Katie didn't disappoint and sent me the most amazing options.  We couldn't be more excited for our upcoming trip and I will make sure to share all the gorgeousness ! imata 1

We are nestled right in the jungle of Punta Mita.  The rooftop bar pretty much sold us.  We love catching an early evening drink together and this seemed like the most perfect setting for a romantic drink rooftop style before dinner.

 

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Now let's talk private plunge pool in our suite.  Amazing!  I am planning on a full agenda of good book, margarita and comfy bed all trip long!

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To say we are excited is an understatement! In the next couple weeks, I will share my plans for looking fabulous on this amazing trip!

 

 

 

Lake Arrowhead getaway

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My heart sank a little when I looked at the weather report and it showed rain for the two days that we were planning on visiting Lake Arrowhead.  I was planning on bike riding and hiking and that forecast was really cramping my style. We decided to risk it and plan for anything.  We packed for rain, snow and everything in between.  We had the best time!  No rain but snow!!!!  It was great!  The sun would peek out on our first day and give us just enough time to explore and play in the little bits of snow then  overnight came the mother load of fluffy white snow! Here is  a little recap of our adventures taken from my iPhone.       photo 1-1 Pine Rose Cabins were the perfect little place for us to snuggle in.  We stayed in Indian Outpost and it was just ideal.IMG_4581

Spring really wanted to make it's debut with these lovely yellow tulips all over the mountain.photo 4

Capri and daddy decided this little ceremony site was the perfect place for a princess smoochphoto 3photo 3-1

Pine rose is right on a little creek and we could feed the huge coi fish all day. photo 1

We snuggled in after a long afternoon of exploring.  Peyton and I baked cookies while daddy and Capri braved the snow for a dip in the jacuzzi.  photo 2-1photo 5

One of my goals was to find a decadent breakfast spot.  On recommendation from a friend we popped in Belgian Waffle Works for the most heavenly waffles.  We had sledding to get to but next visit we are really excited to take a little cruise on The Queen.  photo 4-1photo 5-1

Great start to our Spring Break!  More adventures to come this week!

Spring Break Getaway- Pine Rose Cabins

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It's Spring break starting tomorrow and I am so thrilled to be wisking away to this sweet little place for some family time! We are packing up the brood, pups and all and off to adventure and down time in gorgeous Lake Arrowhead.  Pine Rose Cabins are not only so sweet they are tucked right back onto a little stream.

One my to do list:

Unplug

Hike

Roast smores

Snuggle by the fire

Scavenger hunt

Find a great breakfast place with delightfully hideous calorie full pancakes pine rose