Plaid for Summer? Ummm. Yes, please! Sorry for the lack of words. Still on vacation mode and can get out of my mexicoma… le sigh.
Hope everyone has a lovely day.
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Cancun, you took my breath away.
For those who have never been to Cancun, I would definitely recommend visiting. The first time I visited Cancun was when I was a baby, so obviously I wasn’t able to appreciate it.
This time around we took a family trip, which was amazing! It’s always nice spending time with family, especially with my nieces. We stayed at the Oasis Resort, which is perfect for a family trip. If you’re not traveling with kids or family, I would suggest to stay somewhere else because this resort was very kid friendly. Nothing wrong with that but if that’s not your cup of tea, then definitely would suggest to stay at a different hotel.
Day 1: Straight from the plane, we went to the beautiful Isla Mujeres, where we took a boat ride around the island and into town to have lunch. We then went snorkeling and my nieces were able to swim with sharks (I was terrified to be honest).
Day 2: We spent the entire day at Xcaret, which was incredible. We visited the Xcaret park, where we saw flamingos, parrots, baby quails, fish of all kind, turtles, you name it. We had lunch right by the beach, then ended the night watching one of their amazing shows. Long day but so worth it.
Day 3: Our third day was very relaxing. We decided to just hang by the pool and beach. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it to Chichen Itza (original plans for day 3) because day 2 really wore us all out. So having a more chill day was definitely in order.
It was a very fun and very short trip for both George and I, but it was totally worth it.
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As I am just a few hours away from taking off to Puerto Vallarta, still not packed not even a little bit. DON’T PANIC., decided I’d share what I usually pack when I’m headed somewhere warmer.
Packing Tips for a Summer Getaway.
Here are a just a few tips of what I like to pack…
I hope these packing tips are helpful!
Happy traveling, and happy Cinco de Mayo!
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Glamping with Pets
The tree house that filled my Instagram DM’s with the most asked question “Where is this place?!”
The anticipation is over, you guys. Here is all you need to know about our home-away-from-home getaway.
George and I had been wanting to go glamping… Well, I wanted to go glamping. He wanted to go camping. I stumbled upon this gem online, and instantly fell in love. I mean, can you blame me?! This lovely safari tent cabin is located on a secluded ranch near warner springs – about a two hour drive from LA. It was the perfect place for a quick getaway.
Wine with a view… I could’ve stayed in here for hours.
Best way to wake up every morning.
The best part about this camp site was that they allow pets. We brought our girl Marley, and she had a blast!
She was beyond spoiled during this trip.
During our stay, we visit a few vineyards, which allowed us to bring Marley with us, so it was a perfect “Marley and Us” trip. 🙂
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Nothing quite like relaxing by the pool with the most delicious cocktail… Long holiday weekends are the best.
So in honor of the Labor Day, I’m sharing a few sales that are going on this weekend, that I know for sure you don’t want to miss.
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Currently swooning over: Top Knots and Fringe Things. If you’re following on the ‘gram or on snapchat, you know my entire life has revolved around top knot hair do’s and this fringe bag. Anyone else currently obsessing a specific item or thing? Let me know.
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I’m so behind on blogging… editing my honeymoon video, which seems like it was 100 years ago… and life in general. I completely neglected my blog last week, and I apologize. I really just needed to take a break and re-evaluate my priorities, which is my health. Life sometimes just happens. But not to worry… I’m working on new content and will have new #ootds coming your way, plus I just got back from Miami so will have a post about my trip up soon. Although I cannot post daily, I will still have at least 1-2 posts a week. I’ll be on snapchat (melrod1206) and Instagram (@melrodstyle) daily so be sure to follow me there.
The last two weeks have been pretty overwhelming and stressful with so much going on in my life. So much that my body physically shut down. That was basically my body telling me to calm down and take a time out. It was a wake up call that I need to stop worrying about little things that do not matter.
A couple of things I need to always keep in mind to avoid having anxiety is…. No matter what you do in life, no one will ever have your best interest but YOU. Sometimes (most times) it’s not worth dwelling over insignificant things. You can do anything but not everything. And that’s ok. You’re human.
To my family, friends and my readers, I wanted to take a moment to say thank you for being so amazing and understanding. You inspire me to continue doing what I love to do and that is to inspire others through my blog and instagram. Love you all more than you know.
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This year has been such an incredible year thus far. I got married to the love of my life, and now it’s my sister’s turn to marry her love!
We are showering the bride-to-be this weekend, and cannot be more excited for her… and then we are off to Vegas to celebrate her bachelorette party in a couple of weeks (woohoo)!
How adorable are these tanks from ESEFApparel?! Definitely taking these with us to Vegas!
If you are a bride-to-be or know someone who is, click link below to shop their customizable bachelorette party shirts.
Here’s what you missed, in case you don’t follow me on instagram @melrodstyle and snapchat (melrod1206)…
I went to Messhall for lunch. It was pretty bomb diggity… (this is what I wore).
George and I rescued a new puppy (her name is Marley). I’ll be sharing more about her on another post.
Hung out with friends and family for 4th of July (more on snapchat/ig).
Hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend!
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