Why We Chose to do a Destination Wedding in…..

Why we decided to have a destination wedding in… MEXICO!  You guys have no idea how excited I am to be sharing that Hayden and I’s wedding will be in May 2020 in Cabo San Lucas!!! I mean, I’m mostly excited because officially having this booked means that I don’t have to venue hunt anymore and the fun part of wedding planning can actually begin! Here are the reasons we decided to go with a destination wedding in Mexico:  My Dream Wedding…  A Colorado wedding was never really my vision. I have seen and attended beautiful weddings here in Colorado, […]

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Dreamy Weekend in Beaver Creek

How has it been two weeks since we got engaged?! It still feels like it was yesterday and we are still living on cloud nine- but time sure does fly! You can check out the story of how Hayden proposed here, but this post is about the amazing weekend we had after the proposal! Friday On Friday Hayden made me get up early and get on the road to Vail. We got up there by 10:30 and by 11 we were engaged! First thing we did was head to the hotel to get checked in. For the last two years […]

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First Glossier Experience

As most of you know last week I was in California for a little vacation! My dad’s entire side of the family and my brother and his girlfriend live all over LA so I try to get out there at least once a year to see everyone. This time I went during the week, so while family was working during the day I had a little bit of time to myself to explore LA. One of the things on my list was to shop around on Melrose because the Glossier store was there. Where Do I Even Begin?   When […]

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Weekend Getaway: Vegas

I am a weekend getaway junkie, and Vegas is one of my favorite short-trip destinations. It usually has inexpensive flights from Denver, you can always find a hotel deal, and there is so much to do when you’re there! Last week when my mom had to go there for work I decided to join her and extend the stay over the weekend. Here is a recap of our trip! Friday: I flew in Thursday evening and on Friday my mom had to work, so I had the day to myself. I was looking to zen out, so the first thing […]

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Study Abroad in Photos: Italy

Well, its officially been two years since I started the biggest adventure of my life: studying abroad in Italy for four months! To some this may seem like no big deal, and to many this may seem like the biggest deal ever. For me, it was huge because I’m a total home body and extremely close with my family, so to up and leave the country for the first time in my life and be gone for four months was pretty ballsy on my part. To say this was the experience of a lifetime is an understatement. Not only did […]

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Weekend Getaway: Beaver Creek, CO

Another year with an amazing guy, another excuse to escape to the mountains for a couple days for some quality time together. Last weekend Hayden and I got to head up to Beaver Creek to celebrate the 6 year mark and we had an awesome time. Here’s what we did: Friday: Hayden picked me up from work and we headed up! From Downtown Denver, Beaver Creek is just over a two hour drive. Luckily we aren’t in the crazy ski season yet so there was almost no traffic. We got in around 5:30 and immediately checked into our hotel, the […]

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Lake Glendo

Is it just me or is time going faster than usual? It seems like I always have something to do the last couple of weeks and I don’t see that slowing down anytime soon! This time of year I am usually preparing to head back to school, but since college is over, instead I am doing what I’ve done all summer: working my little tail off. The golf course is nuts this time of year, Violet Joy just launched our site and is crazy busy (YAY!), and looking for a full time job is a full time job in itself. […]

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A day in Estes Park

Ladies, if you’ve been in a long term relationship then you are probably pretty used to planning date nights/ date days for you and your man. It happens to the best of us, and for the most part I don’t mind making the plans, but every now and then when your boyfriend/fiancè/hubs takes the reins, shoots you a text that says “can you be ready in 30 minutes”, and then shows up with a venti passion tea lemonade from Starbucks with a day of fun planned… well, for me, it doesn’t get much better than that. On this beautiful Saturday […]

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Playa Del Carmen Trip

  Ok, this post is pretty overdue, but I definitely wanted to do a little recap of my boyfriend and I’s trip to Mexico at the end of May! Hayden and I graduated from CU in May this year and we wanted to take a little post grad trip. When I studied abroad in Italy Hayden came out to visit me and we spent 10 days traveling from Perugia to Rome to the Amalfi Coast (a trip that will always be hard to top), and because of that and our budget we didn’t want to do Europe again quite yet. […]

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