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Babbleboxx: Bridal Bliss

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com. The opinions and text are all mine.

I'm so excited to show off my Bridal Bliss box from Babbleboxx! It's a box filled with a variety of products meant to prepare and pamper a bride for their big day. And they sure know how to pick out the items!

Jewelry:  Charles & Colvard Moissanite Studs  | Garment:  Bali Lace 'N Smooth® Bodybriefer  | Nail polish:  Zoya  | Sweatband:  RingHero  | Stationery:  Mixbook

Jewelry: Charles & Colvard Moissanite Studs | Garment: Bali Lace 'N Smooth® Bodybriefer | Nail polish: Zoya | Sweatband: RingHero | Stationery: Mixbook

Mixbook

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Isn't this wedding stationery from Mixbook so GORGEOUS? You can choose from their templates or create your own from scratch! With their website, you can create anything from wedding invitations to saves the dates. Since we designed our save the dates from scratch, we're big fans of this option. I love that they have trendy designs like this laurel one. And until 12/31/2018, you can use code BABBLE50 - 50% off all wedding stationery!

Bali Lace 'N Smooth® Bodybriefer

The Bali shapewear pictured in the first photo came in such a beautiful rosewood pink! I was amazed at how secure and supported I felt when I tried it on. And the lace is gorgeous. If you're looking for confidence in your robe before getting ready for your big day, this will do wonders.

Charles & Colvard Moissanite Studs

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These moissanite studs from Charles & Colvard are so stunning! I'm definitely going to wear them the day of my wedding! I had been looking for some jewelry that are dainty and elegant, so this is a perfect fit. Charles & Colvard has beautiful fine jewelry all around, so if you're looking for some for your big day or special occasion leading up to it, they've given me a discount code to share with everyone: use code BRIDALBLISS15 for 15% off* purchases on www.charlesandcolvard.com from 5/1/2018 through 11:59pm PT 06/30/2018

*Discount not valid on loose gemstones, green moissanite, prior purchases or with any other offers. Offer expires 11:59pm PT 06/30/2018.

Zoya Nail Polish

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I'm a huge fan of Zoya because they make their nail polish free of the most harmful chemicals and are an award-winning, healthy, long-wearing, vegan-friendly formula focused on health and the well-being of salons, spas, and consumers worldwide. My favorite color in the box sent to me is the Jordan (pink) one! 

RingHero Ring Storage

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I talked a little bit about the RingHero sweatband when I first got it, but I love how useful it is for the gym! I always take my ring off before I go to the gym, whether I'm running, doing yoga, or lifting weights, but sometimes I can't leave it somewhere safe. This will help me keep my ring on me at all times! You can use the code BBRingHero for 10% off, valid May 1st – June 30th, 2018!

Thanks so much to Babbleboxx for this Bridal Bliss box! It really comes with everything a bride-to-be would need!

Wedding Planning Update #2

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of WeddingWire. The opinions and text are all mine.

Photo by  Maribel Morales

I'm back with another update! Only 4 months before the wedding! According to WeddingWire's checklist, I'm overdue on ordering a cake... I've actually been talking to a cake lady, and it hasn't been fully finalized yet! I did think about having a pretty and trendy cake, as most weddings these days seem to have. WeddingWire has a great article on all of the 2018 wedding cake trends! I definitely ooh'd and ahh'd at a few of them, like the hand-painted and gold leaf ones. But in the end, we have our heart set on our favorite flavor: berry chantilly! I actually hate cake and most sweets, but for some reason, I love this type! Brian even got it for me when he threw me a surprise birthday party when we first started dating :) 

Another big thing I got out of the way is floral! We came in right on budget! I've been working closely with Angel from Love & Sparrows, who is extremely amazing at picking floral styles, and pays super close attention to details I like and don't like. She has also given me great ideas based on the random photos I've sent her, and ways to re-use floral so I can stay within budget. I'm so grateful for her! 

The next big thing on my list is to order invitations, set up a wedding website, alter my dress, and finalize some decor and details! I've also been working with my friend Vivian on some handlettered art that I'm super excited about! Can't wait to show you guys her handiwork!  I'll update you guys again in June! 

Photo by  Maddie Tober

Photo by Maddie Tober

Celebrating 100 Years with The Wigwam

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Wigwam. The opinions and text are all mine.

I was recently invited to The Wigwam in Arizona to celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of its Organizational House, the first building on the site that is still intact today. The resort was established by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company executives as a place to oversee their cotton ranching business, and it has managed to keep so much of its history over the past 100 years, including original buildings, decor, and even windows in the pattern of vintage Goodyear tire treads.

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Our first night at the resort was incredible: cocktail hour, followed by an intimately lit dinner in the Trellis garden, where we had full view of an amazing Arizona sunset. 

The next morning, we headed out at 7AM to hike at the nearby White Tank Mountain Regional Park. It takes 75-100 years for a saguaro cactus to grow its first arm, and the size of some of the cacti were so impressive!

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Afterward, we had lunch a the spa, and I got a long, relaxing facial! 

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Later in the day, we played a demo of FootGolf (SURPRISINGLY more fun than I thought it'd be!) and then went to a beer and appetizer tasting at Red's Bar & Grill right off the golf course. We ended the night with live music by the lobby and perfect evening weather.

I loved that we had plenty of downtime to relax and enjoy the entire resort. I spent some days walking around and explored every nook and cranny of the resort. I actually really love the original Organizational House. It's so charming and looks just as it did 100 years ago!

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Original Organizational House

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One of my favorite experiences was the open kitchen cooking demo, where we got to watch the chef cook some dishes from the Litchfield menu. Everything was sooo delicious, and we had to hold back on eating because our actual dinner at Litchfield's was shortly after. We got to try dumplings, lamb, carrot soup, all paired with different cocktails. It was definitely the culinary highlight of the trip! I love that they emphasize farm-to-table and even have their own herb garden for ingredients right outside.

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Our last morning, we had a big brunch, complete with fluffy lemon ricotta pancakes... and pork belly! I went back to take a long nap before heading back to Texas. Although we did so much at the resort, I left feeling completely refreshed!

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If you're looking for a resort full of history, golf, tennis, multiple pools (even water slides!), live music, and SO much more, this is the place to be! It's very family friendly too! I loved hearing how it's a favorite among locals! To celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the first building on their property, The Wigwam is offering a Centennial Thank You Package for a two-night stay in an Adobe Traditional Room and $100 resort credit per stay!

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