NYC Girls Weekend with Picky Palate!

March 17, 2014

Last weekend I was so excited to sneak away for a fun few days in NYC with one of my favorite friends, Jenny from Picky Palate. I always love it when we travel together, and we had been talking about going back to NYC for ages. I was so excited when the date finally came! […]

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What I Got For Christmas…

March 4, 2014

I am terrrrrrrible at guessing what Kevin will give me for Christmas. It’s always a surprise! I always beg and beg for hints, and he just laughs and teases me with vague clues because he knows I’ll never guess. I just wanna know so bad!! :) This year I needed a suitcase, but even when […]

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What’s New

February 27, 2014

1. For Valentine’s Day Kevin made me Red Velvet Cookie Dough Pies. They were so, so, so good, I am still dreaming about them. We found the most adorable heart-shaped pie press at Target, and he used it to cut out the dough and make the pies. He combined two Picky Palate recipes: Hot Little […]

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S’mores and Spa Day at the Montage Deer Valley

February 12, 2014
Montage Deer Valley

One of the most recognizable new landmarks of Deer Valley is the Montage Hotel and Spa. It is massive, right on the slopes, and visible from several chairlifts and summits. It is so huge, you can see it from almost everywhere! I always ski past it and wonder what it’s like. It is seriously like […]

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The Stein Eriksen Lodge at Deer Valley

February 7, 2014

*New feature on Kevin & Amanda! Use the left and right arrow keys to scroll between photos. The majestic Stein Eriksen Lodge was our home for five days last week while we were in Deer Valley, Utah. The Stein Lodge is Deer Valley’s premier on-mountain luxury hotel, and it is also the ONLY Forbes five-star […]

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Winter Wonderland at Deer Valley, Utah

February 5, 2014

When I was growing up, my parents — my dad especially — LOVED to ski. We didn’t get to go every year, but they planned and saved up, and the trips we did get to take were extremely special and meaningful. My dad taught me to ski at a fairly early age, and I always […]

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Create a Custom Travel Map with Google Maps

January 15, 2014

If you’ve got a vacation coming up, I have a super useful tutorial for you today to help you easily organize and manage your trip. Before I leave on a trip, I always create a custom travel map so I can keep track of my hotel, what I want to see, photo ops, restaurants, and […]

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Weekend Getaway in Kohler, Wisconsin

November 21, 2013

Ali, Heidi, Sandy, Sommer, Dara, Amy, Me A few weeks ago I spent four days in the gorgeous little town of Kohler, Wisconsin with some sweet girlfriends. It was my first time to visit Kohler, and I had no idea what to expect, but I fell so much in love with this cozy little village […]

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Better Blog Retreat

October 17, 2013

Earlier this month I got to spend the most amazing four days tucked away in a cabin in the mountains of Park City, Utah with some of my favorite blogging girlfriends. I love going to blogging conferences, but my favorite part about them is after the conference — when we’re back in the room, in […]

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Hellmann’s 100th Birthday Party in NYC

October 10, 2013

What a whirlwind NYC was! The day finally came for the Hellmann’s 100th Birthday party, and I could not believe what all they had in store for us. It was incredible. Talk about celebrities everywhere! I was such a dork! ;) We started the day at a taping of The Chew on ABC. I sat […]

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Girls Day in NYC

October 8, 2013
Chocolate Chunk Cookie from Sugar and Plumm in NYC

After Kevin headed back home, I still had a few more days to myself in NYC before the Hellmann’s 100th Birthday Party. My sweet blogging buds Shelly and Shaina joined me, and at the last minute we found out our other friend Jessica was going to be in NYC too! :) We met up for […]

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The Tuscany NYC

October 4, 2013

When Kevin and I were in New York, we stayed at The Tuscany NYC. I really wanted to surprise Kevin and stay here, because I knew the number one thing on his to do list was go to the top of the Empire State Building. The Tuscany offers rooms with a stunning view of the […]

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The Empire State Building at Night

October 3, 2013

Kevin’s number one thing on his list to do in NYC was go to the top of the Empire State Building. I kept telling him about Top of the Rock too, but I think what really convinced him is when our friends Stephanie and Tadd over at The Plain Chicken told him about it when […]

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The Treat House, NYC

October 1, 2013

My friend Shelly told me about this fun new dessert shop in NYC called the Treat House. They specialize in Rice Krispy Treats and offer over a dozen varieties of gourmet mini Rice Krispy treats! Kevin loves Rice Krispy treats, so I knew we had to check this place out. We stopped by first thing one […]

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Two Quick Days in NYC

September 30, 2013

Last weekend Kevin and I spent a few quick days in NYC together. We had so much fun this trip! Whenever we travel together, I usually pick where we eat, and he picks what we do. It works out great! :) He always does his research and finds the neatest things for us to do. […]

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Sunset Boat Tour of NYC

September 27, 2013

This week I was in New York for an unforgettable event with Hellmann’s. The event was super quick — just lunch on Tuesday — and since I’d be in the city anyway, Kevin and I decided to go up a few days early and make a weekend out of it, just the two of us. […]

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Where to Eat in Cape San Blas

September 20, 2013

Cape San Blas is very secluded. It’s definitely not your typical commercialized beach town. There are no high rise condominiums, we didn’t see any parasailing or jet skiing on the beach, and the streets weren’t lined with restaurants, putt putt courses or go karts tracks. There was a small selection of restaurants in the nearby […]

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Where to Stay in Cape San Blas: Barrier Dunes

September 13, 2013

On Wednesday I shared a few photos from our beach getaway to Cape San Blas, Florida for Kevin’s birthday. If you missed them, go take a peek now!! :) I wanted to share a few more photos of where we stayed in case you might be considering a visit to Cape San Blas in the future. […]

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A Week at the Beach in Cape San Blas, Florida

September 11, 2013

For Kevin’s birthday this year we took a little getaway to Cape San Blas, Florida. It was our first time to visit that part of Florida and we absolutely fell in love! Not only were the beaches gorgeous and secluded, but it was also PET-FRIENDLY!!! Miley and Howie could go!! And they could run on […]

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Exploring the Caverns at Limrock Blowing Cave

August 8, 2013

When Kevin and I were at school in Auburn, we had two awesome friends, Melanie and Walker. In fact, Melanie plays a big role in how Kevin and I got together. She’d drag me to Auburn baseball games (in which I had no interest in anything other than the hot dogs) and somehow we’d always […]

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