Dear Arizona, I Love You.

It feels so good to be back in this space. 
I often (okay primarily only on vacation) find myself questioning if this whole blogging thing is really "my thing". It's easy to escape something for a few days and then wonder if maybe you want to escape it all together. Not because I don't enjoy it, but because so often a break just feels good. Like really good. 
However, this vacation proved more than ever why I blog. 
We will get to those reasons in tomorrow's post. 

Let's start with the basics of this vacation. 
My good friend Amy (you may know her from here) and I headed out West to Arizona for some good quality sun and fun. Mix in lack of sleep and we dominated all three. We stayed at Talking Stick Resort (casino, spa, pool(s), bars, night club, restaurants, golf course, mountains, etc, etc, etc) and really had the best time. Neither of us had been to Arizona so we didn't really know what to expect. I like that. No expectations usually equal the best results. The weather could not have been prettier..the mojitos couldn't have been tastier..and the company couldn't have been better. Insert that whiny pathetic "waaaahhh I don't want to be back" statement now. I could keep talking but aren't vacation recap posts primarily for pictures? 
Here we go...  

We'll start with the resort itself. 

Next we will show off how you know you are on a girls trip...
Shoes. Lots and lots of shoes. So many cute shoes that your room cleaner has to confess that she was too busy admiring our selection that she forgot to clean. I mean she did clean, but I'm pretty confident out of the 10 minutes she spent in our room, 9 were spent scoping out the selection. 

Annnnd last but not least, here are just some random "we are having fun" pictures. 

And that concludes today's post. 
Tomorrow I will be covering one giant "blate" (blogger date) and I may share with you the story about the 
oddest massage of my life. It's beyond weird. 

Hope to see you then. 



  1. Love all these photos! Looks like you had lots of fun :)

  2. My mom and I are always looking for new places for girls weekend's! This one sounds great! Can't wait to hear all about your awkward massage! Haha :)

  3. So jealous. So SO jealous. Also so excited (??) to hear about the massage! :)

  4. uhhh looks UH-MAZE-ING!! I have mint green toes right now too :) so spring-y! I am jealous of your trip and can't wait to hear more about it!

    looks wonderful!

    -Heather Ann

  5. That is a LOT of shoes! Looks like it was a great vacation :)

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  6. You look soooooooooo cute in all these pics! And I love that you packed so many shoes! Arizona is beautiful. Looks like you had so much fun!

  7. Looks like so much fun! And love the display of the shoes...it's a must to represent a girls trip. Can't wait to read more about AZ!

  8. Looks like SO MUCH FUN! I want all of those shoes and to be in Arizona where it is sunny and warm unlike the weather here.
    And I can't wait to read about your awesome/awkward (?) massage!

  9. Looks like you had a great time, great pics!

  10. Talking Stick knows us by name! (no joke lol the head lady who working at the Wandering Horse eating place knows my husband by first name!) haha We eat there for major holidays since we don't have family around. The head pool guy is a personal friend of mine too! :) I'm sad I didn't know you were going to be here or meetin up with other bloggers I would of come and joined up with the blogger meet up!

  11. What a wonderful way to get away and relax :)
    Ps- I'm SO jealous of your tan!

  12. Great pictures. Looks like a fun hotel! Love your pedicure color, it matches the pool. :)

  13. Yep, Arizona has my heart and I hope yours now too.
    Ya can't go wrong with a few cocktails, sun and cacti of course! ;)

  14. So crazy beautiful! And really jealous you got away !

  15. Ahhh sigh! It looks like you had an incredible time!

  16. I don't know what I love more the pictures of the resort or the shoes haha
    Looks like so much fun! Love your nail polish color too!


  17. Erin-

    Looks like you had a really fun trip! Your suitcase with lots of shoes makes me thing of a funny Youtube video: "How Girls Pack a Suitcase"

    Seriously, don't we need to take everything!? Just in case!!


  18. I heart AZ. I miss living there sooo much. Cant wait to move back someday!

  19. Very jealous of the hot weather. It is still jacket weather over here in Canada. Ah.


  20. The shoes! I am drooling, you're lucky I wasn't there cleaning...I would have worn them all while vacuuming:)

  21. Sooo jealous! It looks gorgeous there!!

  22. Read these two in reverse order (Bloglovin) and did NOT see the awkward massage story. Tease.

  23. LOVE all the shoes! And I love the bellhop in that picture :) looks like fun!

    xo samantha

  24. That resort looks amazing! I have never been to Arizona!


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