Paradise In A Post

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On Wednesday, I told you all that my husband and I recently just got back from Jamaica. (Yes, it has been a tough transition back to reality.) And I don’t want to hold you in suspense any longer. Take a peek into our gorgeous trip to Sandal’s Whitehouse. And don’t you worry, outfit posts will come very soon!


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Wedding Wednesday – Honeymooners Paradise

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For those who may not know, I just recently got back from my honeymoon; so, it’s been quite a while since I’ve sat down and written a post for you guys. I hope you all enjoyed the working girl mini-series last week while I was away! I sure had fun writing those posts for you all and I received so many wonderful comments and reactions to them. You make me feel so loved! 🙂


Speaking of love, I wanted to start kicking off all of my honeymoon posts today with a lovey post about our accommodations. (You know I wouldn’t visit a beautiful place and not take excessive amounts of pictures!) We went down to Jamaica to stay at one of Sandal’s gorgeous resorts, South Coast aka Whitehouse. We had an amazing time and the views were amazing no matter where you looked. More on that later, I wanted to dedicate this post to those brides to be out there researching various honeymoon locations. I knew we were going to have an amazing time; but, after visiting, I can officially say that Sandal’s knows how to treat their honeymooners right!


Upon arrival, Sandal’s makes sure you feel welcome and get a jump start on your relaxation (with help of champagne). Everyone gets a glass while you check in; but, after settling into our suite, a lovely butler brought a complimentary bottle of champagne and champagne flutes to our room for us to enjoy at our leisure. And enjoy we did! It’s hard not to enjoy while looking out at an amazing view! Later in the week, they left us a cute little package with a handwritten note from the manager congratulating us on our honeymoon, a sweet little door sign, and a form for a complimentary room service breakfast. (Which was much needed on a rainy morning towards the end of the trip!) It was such a sweet little gift and the handwritten note definitely meant a lot!


For those honeymooners that want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the Caribbean, I highly recommend the month of May as it seemed to be more deserted than I had anticipated. It made for a perfectly intimate honeymoon without being completely isolated. After going to an all-inclusive resort, I don’t see us traveling any other way ever again. It was so nice to just walk around without worrying about cost or if we brought enough cash with us. It was such a great time and I highly recommend Sandal’s Whitehouse to all looking for a nice getaway! Even if you think it’s going to be too much money, I recommend contacting a good travel agent in your area and have them look into it. I’ll leave a link here for a past post explaining the benefits of booking through a travel agent. You won’t want to miss it! I think you’ll be surprised at the kind of rates they can get you.

Leave me a comment below and tell me your dream honeymoon location!
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Travel Wear Is The Best Wear

|  Cardigan  : Charlotte Russe  |  Tank Top  : Old Navy  |  Jeans  : Charlotte Russe  |

|  Shoes (similar)  : Kohl’s  |

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Yes, traveling is the worst. However, travel clothes are some of the comfiest pieces in your wardrobe. Luckily for you, I’m here to help you pair some of the comfiest pieces together while still looking put together.

This cardigan is here to save the day. This thing is seriously the comfiest and most flattering piece. I need this in every color!

I know that jeans don’t really sound like the comfiest travel wear but these jeans are made of a jegging material. That makes them extremely comfortable and a more dressed up look than the usual leggings. I don’t know about you; but, for me, I’m all for the comfiest travel clothes but hate feeling like a bum whenever I show up to my destination. I think these jeans really help to dress up comfy looks.

If you’re driving instead of flying, I highly recommend a pair of comfy heels. The beauty of road trips is that you can slip your shoes off easy enough. If you are flying, I definitely would stay away from heels (unless you’re a well trained professional).

Let me know what your favorite travel wear is down below in the comments!

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5 Bucket List Items

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I’m young and haven’t experienced too much so there is a huge laundry list of things I want to experience and places I want to go. I hope to achieve them all with time and, as you’ll see, some are much more achievable than others. Bucket lists are always something that have intrigued me because so many people want so many different thing out of life. Take a peek below to see a few of my bucket list items.

Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Road Trip

Spontaneous Road Trip To Somewhere New

Grand Canyon River

Grand Canyon River Adventure

Wolf & Wildlife Center

Colorado Wolf & Wildlife Center

Big City Life

Live Somewhere Outside of the Midwest

Leave me a comment below and tell me one cool thing on your bucket list!

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Wedding Wednesday – Benefits of Using A Travel Agent

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Today I wanted to talk about the fun stuff that comes after the wedding, the honeymoon! Planning your wedding is hard enough. Don’t add another stressor by planning your honeymoon too. Relying on a travel agent will relieve your stress and will also get you amazing deals. Here’s my main reasons I highly recommend getting a travel agent.

Fast

They can plan your whole trip within the time it’s going to take you to find decent airfare pricing. This is also a great benefit for procrastinating brides. 😉

Cheaper

They’ll find you the best rates for airfare and your stay. I’m not kidding when I say that our travel agent got our trip to cost literally half as much than when I was just looking on my own. This fact alone makes it a homerun in my book!

Free Service

They’re free to get you the best deals? No contest.

Packages

Packaging your flights and your stay not only helps the price go down but it also makes life much easier. Having your entire itinerary planned out by someone else will enable you to enjoy your vacation all the more!

Expertise

You can know exactly where you’d like to go or just know you want a beach (like I said to our travel agent) and they will pair you up with the best place for you. They are very familiar with the resorts that they send you to so you can trust that you’re getting your dream honeymoon no problem!

So, go ahead and Google some great travel agents in your area and forget about trying to take on all that planning yourself! Enjoy your wedding planning and let someone else work out your honeymoon details. Let me know your dream honeymoon destination in the comments below!

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Flashback Friday – Scenic Heaven

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For those of you who don’t know, I went on a much needed vaca this summer to Colorado. I never got a chance to share all the wonderful views and places I went during my far too short week there. I wanted to take today to share some of my trip with you! I hope you enjoy. If you do, don’t forget to hit that like button! 🙂

One of the first places we always make sure we stop at, Arapahoe Cafe. Food is just as amazing as the views! Be sure to get there early for breakfast to you can have a beautiful seat out on their patio.

The drive/hike up to the top of Mt. Evans always proves to be a gorgeous can’t miss opportunity for us.

This wonderful little town is a hidden gem and can’t miss in my opinion. See my blog here about this place!

Garden of the Gods was a first for me this year. I can’t believe I had never been here before. It was absolutely breathtaking. Being a midwestern girl, I am always amazed by mountains but there is something about this place that gets me in the feels!

The hike up to Lily Pad lake was a gorgeous one and well worth the walk! The pond is so cute and there are plenty of spots to camp or have a picnic on the shores.

I can’t, and won’t, ever forget about visiting my favorite spot in the world (so far). Sapphire Point Overlook is my absolute favorite spot to go to. It’s a great place to just sit and enjoy the scenery. Luckily for us, we stumbled upon a few artists. I don’t blame them for setting up shop here. It’s extremely inspirational and a beautiful backdrop for a studio session.

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Decor from Colorado

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I can finally talk about these! We picked up one of these candles for a surprise souvenir for my fiance’s mother. Now that we’ve given it to her I don’t have to worry about spoiling the surprise! 🙂

Can we talk about how GORGEOUS these candles are? I picked these two up from this cute little store in Breckenridge, Colorado called Global Candle Gallery. These are all they sell and I immediately fell in love with their store. I’m not exaggerating when I say, I spent hours in their store testing as many candles as I could. These candles are handmade in the store right in front of you. Let me tell you, they employ some very creative people! These are amazing quality and such an innovative idea! These appear to just be normal candles; until, you put them under direct lighting, then they transform into a gorgeous work of art! The way they layer the wax gives the interior a completely different look than the exterior. This effect also happens when the candles are lit but I’m too much of a perfectionist to burn those gorgeous wicks. I, of course, purchase an all-white candle because I like to use texture as accents instead of color. For my fiance’s mom, we got a gorgeous multi-colored candle that features this cute little elephant (her favorite animal)! I am so in love with these for so many reasons; but most of all, I love supporting local artists. The employees talk so highly of their work and you can tell they love what they do.

Best of all? They have an online store! Be sure to check out their work and see if anything sparks your interest (click here). I will say, the pictures hardly do them justice! Next time you’re in Breck, be sure to stop on in to Global Candle Gallery!

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