Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Park City Getaway

I'm playing catch up on the blog, but I tell ya, I don't mind one bit to hitting pause for a moment to re-live these memories!!! Here's a glimpse into our little, Winter getaway in December!!!

The first week in December we left our boys with their grandparents for a few days to fly to Park City, Utah for a wedding. We had visited Utah before, however, never in the Winter, and boy, we were in for a treat!!

We were thrilled to be getting some couple time and a chance to visit with so many dear friends that are sprinkled all over the country! And the scenery was exquisite! It was so beautiful! The snow capped mountains, the beautiful white snow on the ground, the chill in the air... I was in heaven! Although, I missed my boys so very much, (I cried each time we spoke with them!) I really enjoyed having quality time with my hubby that weekend!

Onto the wedding weekend fun!! Our getaway begins upon our arrival at the gorgeous, Montage Deer Valley Resort, in Park City, referred to us by locals, as 'the Queen of the Mountain'! This resort was stunning!!

On our drive up to the gorgeous, Montage Deer Valley Resort

Waiting on the rest of the crew to arrive! 
A little lunch in Park City with the Norsemen crew! (minus 2 other couples) 

After some lunch downtown, it was nearing kick-off for the wedding festivities! First up, enjoying hot toddies in the beautiful, Apres Lounge, a very cool yurt at the base of Deer Valley ski slopes, designed by Veuve Clicquot! There was a lot of love & plenty of bubbly flowing in that chic little yurt! :)  

The gorgeous bride & groom

This little lounge was the coolest! Beautifully decorated and super cozy, made for a perfect start to the wedding weekend! 

The ceiling of our yurt had the coolest little window! 

Just before we wrapped up at the yurt, it began to snow! Snapping, an "it's snowing" picture, was a must!! :)

The boys went ahead of the wives to attend the rehearsal, but we met them later, after we enjoyed some of the amenities the Montage had to offer, like smore's on the terrace!! Not just any smore's, but giant, freshly-made, gourmet marshmallows & dark chocolate, made any way you could dream of!! 

I might have eaten more than 1... :) 

We were whisked away shortly after, down the mountain to enjoy dinner at a beautiful spot, River Horse on Main. We were treated to a decadent meal and wonderful speeches and tributes to the bride and groom. I'm sure, I had the goofiest grin on my face the entire time, but there was so much love for this couple, it was lovely to witness! :) 

Every detail was stunning!!

Loving this adventure with my handsome hubby! 
Downtown Park City is just adorable and all lit up at night, it was perfection! After the rehearsal dinner, we took a brisk walk down to another great spot, The Spur, for a welcome party to mix and mingle with other wedding guests in town for the big day! 

Some downtime with the groom!

Turning in for the night to cozy & prep for the day ahead, was simple with the most gorgeous fireplace in the main hall and in our suite as well!!! Not to mention, the delicious little chocolates that awaited us each night in our suite! I loved all the little details! 

I will leave you with this last photo for now, our view from our balcony at sunset! 

I hear a little babe waking from his nap, but be sure to catch part 2 of this post!! There are so many photos I want to share, I need continue with a second post!!! I'll share our skiing experience and the gorgeous wedding, so stay tuned for that!!! :) 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hello! It's Christmas!! || Giveaway!!

Hello!!! I'm playing a little catch up on the blog, so bare with me because there is so much I want to share, but I couldn't wait to share this exciting giveaway with you!!!

Instagram is an amazing tool to connect with friends, meet like minded bloggers & friends in the Instaworld & learn about great new brands & small businesses! Instagram is where I learned about hello apparel! I loved it instantly for its adorable and simple logo and quirky shirts for moms, dad, kids and even pets!

Max is wearing Hello's Emoji Sunglasses shirt

So, because I love this adorable brand, I wanted to share it with you! In the spirit of giving this Christmas season, I'm giving away a couple of adorable hello ornaments! One for you, and one for a friend! These sparkly and cute HELLO ornaments are perfect for a little fun on the tree!!

How do you enter to win, you ask?? Visit my Instagram to learn more! And be sure to hop on over to Hello Apparel to check out their other adorable designs for the whole family! The ones below are just a few of my favs and definitely on my wish list!! 

Hello & Happy Christmas, friends!! And don't forget to head over to my Instagram! Follow along & enter to win the ornaments for you & a friend!! Giveaway ends Friday!!! 

#instagramgiveaway #ad #hello #helloapparel

Sunday, November 20, 2016

A Thankful Tree || Shared on Mommy Spot Tampa Bay!

With the season of giving thanks upon us, I'm sharing an easy craft to start with your family this month! It doubles as a beautiful reminder of all the goodness we have & a decoration in your home for Thanksgiving!

To see the whole project I shared for  Mommy Spot Tampa, check it out here!

With a grateful heart, thank you for stopping by! I wish each of you and your families, a Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Cupcake ATM is here!!

I love a good cupcake!! And naturally, so do my boys!! We got the chance to sneak a visit to Sprinkles Cupcakes here in Tampa at Hyde Park Village  earlier this year before they opened! We've been big fans ever since!! To read more about that visit check it out here!

At the time Sprinkles opened, their cupcake ATM wasn't quite ready...but finally; The long awaited cupcake ATM was open!

With my sidekick, Max in tow, we hit the ATM! We got a sweet treat instead of cash!!! :)

{Scroll to the bottom and you'll see our turn at the ATM, featured on the news!}

Sprinkles ATM will be open 24/7 and will be stocked with fresh cupcakes a few times a day to ensure their delicious cupcakes are available, around the clock! To celebrate their grand opening of their cupcake ATM, they've hidden a $100 gift card in one of the boxes sold from this ATM!!!! So, you better get down there & give this cool thing a try!!

We didn't find a hidden gift card in our box, but we sure did enjoy this delicious cupcake! We {correction, Max} chose the lemon cupcake this time & it didn't disappoint! :)

For more on our visit to the new cupcake ATM, check out our Insta-stories on Instagram! You can also read the feature on Fox News 13!


It's finally here: Sprinkles, the South Tampa cupcake store, opened its long-awaited 'cupcake ATM' where you can buy cupcakes at any time of day or night.
Maybe we'll see you in line for a sweet treat soon!!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Rocksbox, rocks again!!

Ready to see what I scored in my second, pretty little blue, Rocksbox??

It's been so much fun to see this package on my door step each month!!

Here's a look at what came in the box this month!

I received two pretty pieces by Gorjana  & a really pretty pair of Kendra Scott earrings!

My stylist that curates my jewelry choices each month is rocking it! And it's been super fun adding to my wish list the styles I want to try next! This has been a great way to try new trendy styles on my 'stay at home mom' budget!!

Want to give Rocksbox a try for yourself? You're in luck!! I've got a free month to give to my Prose & Company readers!

Visit Rocksbox & be sure to include the code: PROSEANDCOXOXO at check out to try your first month absolutely free!! Girls, you are going to love it!

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Chick-Fila Moms Panel

Hey guys!! Some pretty exciting stuff is happening for Prose & Company & I wanted to share the news with you!!

You know that delicious and popular chicken joint, Chick-fila?

They have invited me to join their Mom's Panel! As a member of the Mom's Panel, I will participate in upcoming promotions, share announcements and events, and join the discussion for improving Chick-fil-a's already wonderful family friendly menu!

I am honored to have been chosen and very excited to participate with this wonderful organization!!

Be sure to check back and follow along on my FB page for more updates and exciting news to roll out soon!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Start of School Interview

Photo credit: Tammie Bishop 

Our house has started a whole new routine. Our new Kindergartener is enjoying his new school! Mommy and little brother, we are still hanging out in big brother's room, counting down the minutes until pick up time! We miss our Jack.

Photo credit: Tammie Bishop 

To mark the start of school I wanted to interview Jack with some questions to save in his journal. I will be so curious to see how much his opinions and thoughts will change after his year of Kindergarten, if at all!

To read the whole story, hop on over to Mommy Spot Tampa Bay! I also made a cute printable to share, so you can do this fun interview with your kiddos!

Photo credit: Tammy Bishop 

I hope the school year is starting out great for each of you!! Don't forget to print out your interview page! I'd love to hear about your kiddo interviews too! :)