The Great Blend Recap Post!

Annnnnnnnd I’m BACK!

Now, before I risk forgetting any of the amazing moments from my trip to Park City, I think it’s high time we got some recapping done around here! I’m sure you guys have seen it all already, so I’m gonna do my best to give you what I consider the HIGHEST of highlights…the BEST of the best…the FUNNEST of the fun!*

Blend 2014 - Mountains from the Plane

Like looking out the window of the plane and seeing this view! Seriously…Tennessee mountains ain’t got NOTHING on these beauts!

Blend 2014 - Cafe Rio, Moose Kisses, Bruschetta & Goat CheeseLike cruising into Cafe Rio (my only request) within an hour after landing for some fresh tostada action, sneaking some moose kisses while hitting up some local shops, playing “snow angel” in my 1000-thread count sheets (that I got ELEVEN glorious hours of sleep in that night) after filling my tummy with the most AMAZING homemade bruschetta, parmesan crusted bread, and fried goat cheese from Red Rock Junction.

Blend 2014 - Oiselle Fun Run & Arctic Zero CookiesLike pimping out the Nature Valley with my twin, having a blast during the fun run with Oiselle, and refueling with smoothies and ice cream sandwiches from Arctic Zero!

Blend 2014 - Cocktails, Desserts, & Dresses

Like getting all dolled up in my super mysterious cocktail dress, clinking glasses with some of my best girls, diving into some fine desserts (salted caramel tart and a chilled mint soup with fruit), and finally getting the chance to meet (and squeeze) in person some ladies, like Amanda, whom I’ve considered a dear friend for some time now…cough:three years:cough!

Blend 2014 - Gondola, Hike, Mountain Yoga

Like giving my KILLER abs a rest 😉 and using my legs for a perfect midday hike. We rode the gondola up and witnessed some pretty spectacular views, practiced a little mountain yoga, and chatted it up all the way back down…and back UP again if you know, you happen to forget your camera in the hotel room…big thanks to Heather and Melissa for making the trek back with me! 🙂

Blend 2014 - Mountains

Buy it was totally worth it!

Blend 2014 Yoga

Like rearranging our hotel suite so Kait could lead us all in a MUCH needed restorative yoga class…oh and I just have to say, Katie ROCKED her first yoga experience and watching Heather attempt mermaid pose for the first time was a thing of beauty!

Blend 2014 Saturday Night Out

Like becoming a mermaid myself and then meeting up with some girls for pre-dinner drinks at High West where I ordered a drink with an egg white in it (it was umm…interesting) and spent half the time mesmerized by the bars choice in decor. Must have all the mason jars!

Blend 2014 Dinner at Purple Sage

Like having a BEYOND amazing dinner (fancy schmancy southern comfort food!) at a place called Purple Sage where we wined…and dined…and dined some MORE! Favorites of the night: homemade sausage and cheese platter, (unpictured) cranberry & jalapeno mini corn muffins, shrimp with polenta cake with some kind of sauce that I could’ve bathed in, and lavender CREME FREAKING BRULEE!! Holy balls was that good!

Blend 2014 Shenanigans

Like seizing the opportunity for some classic Blend shenanigans (ninja’d pic from Amanda) on the way back to the hotel. And I do mean CLASSIC…

Blend 2014 - Bear AssaultHmm, this setup looks oddly familiar! 😉

Blend 2014 - Momma B & Utah Scones

Like getting back in time for some of Momma B’s FAMOUS Utah scones (now I know what I was missing last year) and then chatting it up to all hours of the night with my PJ-clad blends!

Blend 2014 - Yoplait & Nature Valley Breakfast

Like pulling off one AMAZING breakfast (if I do say so myself) with the help of Yoplait, Nature Valley, and the restaurant crew of the Hyatt Escala (their egg white fritatta was the perfect savory compliment to our sweet lineup of oats, yogurt, granola, and bars). Big thanks to all the ladies who posed for shots, helped with tweets, and of course didn’t laugh when I peed my pants…just kidding! 😉

Blend 2014 - Cafe Rio Trip 2

Like hitting up Cafe Rio AGAIN (it’s THAT good, people!) on the way to the airport and getting to enjoy some blend time on a much smaller scale while noshing on freshly made tortillas and tomatillo ranch crack dressing! 😉

Blend Retreat 2014 - Goodbyes

But none of this…not one SINGLE thing compares to the collective feeling in my heart when I think about all the friendships I strengthened, the new ones I made, and all the amazing adventures we were able to experience together!

Plane Home

It was those thoughts that got me through multiple flight delays, hours spent with crying babies, and a loooooooooooong drive home at two in the morning before I was finally in my house, tucked in my bed, dreaming of all my beautiful blends!

I can’t WAIT to see all those ladies (and MANY MORE!) for Blend 2015 innnnnnnnn Boulder, Colorado!

*Who am I kidding, like I could ever narrow it down that much! 😉

So WHO’S coming next year?!

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