Limone & Rose Outfit

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Here is my outfit of the day. This is my favorite color, the Limone (although I have all of them) because it is so unique and something that you don’t get very often. Right now, you can head to KISSmeMINT and get it on sale!

Here are the other colors:

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Unfortunately, my necklace seems to be sold out. But this cute thing is VERY similar.

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Lastly, is the Astrid Opal Ring from Shop Dixi. One of my new obsessions when it comes to finding all of my favorite finger gems. I am basically filling up my jewel box with SO many of their rings it’s crazy. Shop_Dixi_Snow_Opal_Rhombus_Bohemian_Ring_01

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XOXO –

Our Weekender in the Snow

 

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If you have been watching my IG, then you know that I am back in Utah and hitting the mountains hard. I feel that if I can’t be by the oceans, then I need to be in the mountains as often as possible. That being said, this time my sister and her two babes tagged along for a much needed little adventure up to basin. {Don’t mind the rugged – din’t get ready kind look I’m swaggin’…. not my finest moment lol!}.

This trip we packed up the boys, the pups and headed up the mountain to Snow Basin to start a little hike. Not far in, we got “Are we done yet? I am bored” from the littlest one. But soon enough, he was just as happy to be out there with us. The snow was super bright against the shine of the sun and the weather was warm, even that high up. It really couldn’t have been more ideal. One of the times I looked back to see Cayman stuck thigh high in the snow. Thinking he was exaggerating, I helped him pull his leg; which actually wasn’t coming. Laughing too hard to focus, I finally pulled his shoe-less tootsie out and had him lean on me as I tried to pry his shoe out of the snow. He wasn’t lying.

The crisp mountain air, the unbelievable views of the pine against the snow and the knowledge of having so much mountain to yourselves is what really refreshes me and makes me feel peace. If you are stressed, sad, bored or even just wanting to see something new, jump in your car, find a random path see where it takes you.

Enjoy.

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XOXO –

Lace Up Bootie Obsession

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As always, this week has been super busy and my boho vibes have been super on point to help me feel chic enough to get through it! One of my favorite looks from my store KISSmeMINT is our Open Back Boho Dress in Red (and the other two colors, of course). But in order to really bring out a flair in this dress, I added these GORGEOUS knee high lace up boots.

Dob’t be fooled, pair these bad boys with the wrong outfit and you could give off a totally different impression – and not a good one. BUT, pair them with a chic, sweet and pretty outfit and they take on a whole new vibe. Today my look was inspired by my favorite boho gypsy obsessions that I love to rock while traveling or just on basic summer days. Yes, this may have been a little early considering I am wearing a coat today. But this day was seventy degrees (yep, a thirty degree drop between these two days ugh…).

So in order to rock this outfit inspo all you need to do is find your favorite flowy dresses, baggy tops and sweet ripped denim or boho gems. Then don’t forget to rock your own flair of sunglasses and a cute smile. Boom, you have an outfit dear!

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you loved it.

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XOXO

Aulani Disney Resort Review

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Aulani,_a_Disney_Resort_&_Spa_by_Anthony_QuintanoWell hello beauties! I apologize this took so long, but unfortunately when you lose your phone in 3000ft waters (like and idiot), you tend to lose your photos too. UNTIL, you finally pull them all back down from that mysterious holding place we call “the cloud.” Anyway, while I was there and since I have been home, I have had a LOT of comments, questions and texts sent to me asking all about my thoughts on the Aulani Disney Oahu, Hawaii Resort. So since I didn’t have my phone for most of the trip, I can’t give you as many resort photos as I would’ve liked, but spending eight days there DID give me enough of my own thought about it. So here is my honest opinion, unfiltered.

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1. This place is absolutely beautiful. All throughout the hotel, you can see Disney’s care for distinct design and overall obsession with perfection. As you walk in, music is playing and waterfalls are everywhere. You are instantly in heaven and feel the whisper of the ocean and excitement of paradise. There is a sense of piece and calm as you walk the resort after dusk as pale orange calming lights top the seams of the roofs and the sound of water and hawai’ian music is everywhere. Peaceful.

2. Although this is a Disney hotel, it is not entirely geared towards just children; hence the word “Spa” being in their full name. There are nice restaurants, pool side bars, two in resort water slides (and yes, they are actually really fun! One is dark the whole way), a lazy river and plenty of sun bathing space on their beach.

3. There is tons to do IN THE RESORT. Not only have they laid out the place in perfect sense, but they also literally utilized every square foot for something that you and your kids could enjoy.

4. The Adult Only sections were TO DIE FOR. Maybe this was just because I didn’t much time to myself (not complaining, this was a blast!), but they were so therapeutic. My favorite spot was the infinity pool. I am so mad I didn’t get a picture, it was literally overwhelming how beautiful it was.

5. They have their own closed off bay. This meant that there were barriers keeping out waves and large predators. This meant that I went out and laid back and floated in the deep areas of the bay for 30-45 minutes at a time each chance I got. It made me feel soooo peaceful and also less worried about some shark nibbling on my two cheeks. I recommend doing this daily, kid you not, people pay big money for this in iFloat therapy sessions and this was free. Well, essentially haha! 😉

6. The service was so on top of it. They are Disney so you couldn’t expect anything less. When I say every detail was covered, I am not exaggerating. Foods were specifically prepared in special ways, pools and the volcano and swim areas were artfully crafted and the bay was well engineered. It is all on point to make sure you enjoyed every ounce of it.

7. If you have kids, they ALWAYS have something to do. Each day there was an activity such as treasure hunts, pool games, beach games ect. and every night there was some sort of cool show happening in their garden theater area. When and if you need some time alone with your sweetheart, check them in to Auntie’s House and they have rooms on rooms on rooms of activities and solid security to keep your little ones both safe and entertained for days.

8. Parking was easy to navigate and the hotel was decently easy to find. Every time we left on adventures, it was fairly simple to get back to. Once you are there, they have parking and traffic down to a science so that there pretty much ISN’T ever traffic.

9. Their bar foods were ironically the best in the actual resort. If you get sick of expensive foods, head to the bar and order a burger. It was a unanimous favorite and only about $9 a burger. Which believe me, was so much cheaper than the rest of the hotels food.

10. Everything there is run off of your hotel room key card. That means you don’t need to carry anything else with you. Just don’t lose it because you credit card is directly tied to it. You’d hate to pay for Jose in room 205’s five course meal.

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aulaniThe Con’s:

1. Because it IS a Disney resort, you get all Disney prices and foods. This meant that the food outside of the expensive restaurants and just poolside, was typically bland and SUPER over-priced. Try to eat outside the resort as often as possible if you want to both save on money and enjoy authentic Hawai’ian foods. I only had 3 meals the whole 8 days there that I actually really loved. One recommendation, grab their Cereal Covered French Toast from the ocean side restaurant or their Macadamia Vanilla Pancakes. You will be in food heaven. Otherwise, like I said, stay away from the bland quick service foods there.

2. Although I loved the bay and the protection of it, every ounce of the wild in me craved the natural waves and overabundance of sea creatures. Sometimes I missed a real beach. But this can be both good and bad.

3. The resort is HUGE, so if you forget something, good luck. But again, can’t really complain since they have so much to offer.

4. This resort is on the DRY side of the island. When I have been to Hawai’ian islands in the past, I have seen nothing but lush rainforests, sprawling vegetation and rocketing mountains. This side of the island was dry, bland, industrial and honestly just NOT PRETTY. When we left the hotel on certain days, we ALWAYS headed to the wet side of Oahu. That is where you will feel the Hawai’ian feeling.

5.  Because you ARE on the dry side, most of the fun outdoors things to do were on the wet side of the island. So when you do leave, expect an average of 20-30 minute drive to each activity. Our dives and temple adventures were an average of 1.5 hours per route. Just know you are far away from many fun activities.

6. The lazy river closed at 6… WHAT? The pools closed at 8… and the adults only sections close at the same time. Grr. At least open them until 10? Frustrating when you want to enjoy the beautiful, star-filled nights in the infinity Jacuzzi.

7. IF YOU ARE NOT TRAVELING WITH KIDS…. I don’t think I would stay here. Like I said, pools and hot tubs close super early and there is VERY LIMITED space in the entire place where there is peace and calm without kids. If you are looking for some one on one time, I would say go with an adults only hotel.

 

As you can tell, there are far more Pro’s than there are Con’s. So at the end of the day, the question is would I go back? In a heartbeat. But knowing how my other vacations have gone, I would tell you to choose Maui first. If you are bent on Oahu, this would be one of the Resorts on the top of my list to stay at.

Aulani, I give you a huge high five for beautiful views,  an awesome hotel and some seriously astonishing detail work.

As always, thanks for reading up! I hope this helped in your decision on booking an awesome vaca. Be sure to check me out on Bloglovin’, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

XO –

Donations for ‘Seal’ the Cat

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As you know, I have certain things in this World that I am extremely passionate about. Some of those things being; family, fur babies, fashion and travel. One thing I want to start making time for is more volunteering and raising funds for certain causes. Volunteering at the local shelters has left a lasting impression of importance and has given me an even larger desire to make the World even just a little bit better in terms of the Paw portion of the World.  Who’s with me?

So, please help me to start here. This is a message I got from one of the amazing groups I am part of for Feral Cats:

***URGENT!*** Poor “Seal” is dragging one of his back legs. Somehow he hurt himself while he was at Petsmart. We have already taken him to our regular veterinarian but he needs X-Rays and possibly bloodwork done as well as another exam. We would like to take him to Healing Hearts Animal Hospital in the morning. We are estimating his initial visit to be close to $200. After his X-Rays are done, we will know if he is going to need surgery on his leg and what else needs to be done.

If you are able to help Seal, you can donate directly to our PayPal account or you can call Healing Hearts and make a donation over the phone. We are a 501(c3) non-profit organization. We run completely off of donations. Your donation is always tax deductible. Click on the link below to donate through PayPal. Please write “Seal” in the notes.
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Or you can call Healing Hearts Animal Hospital and make a donation under the account “Friends of Community-Cats Rescue”. If you choose to donate this way, please send us a message letting us know so we can make sure it goes to Seal. (801)281-3900

If you can’t donate, please share. Anything helps. We appreciate your support!

Thank you!

Kali Cristaudo
Friends of Community-Cats Rescue

I have already taken some time this morning to donate but I know that even $200 will only take care of this pretty kittens X-Rays and immediate care. It will not cover any surgeries and such that it will be needing in the long term. Please help me by spreading THIS LINK to my blog to help spread awareness and start raising money in the name of Seal. Please help me reach a goal of $1,000 to help cover and care for this cat properly. In order to up the anty on donations, my business has decided to do a Giveaway for everyone who donates to be entered to win $25 to KISSmeMINT.

So here is what you can do, make a donation, come back and comment on my blog your donation name and that you have sent money over with the name “Seal” in your donation comments and I will add you to our drawing to win the $25 to KISSmeMINT. 

Thank you everyone! I love you all and am so thankful for each and every one of you. IF YOU DO DONATE, PLEASE let me know by commenting! I would love to hear about it and know the difference we are making.

XO –

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