Looking at these pictures makes me feel sore all over again, haha! One of the things I really wanted to do on our trip was go horseback riding. Originally, we planned to do it in Zion National Park, but the company we were interested in wasn't open until the following week. So we decided to do it in Monument Valley! I can't think of a better way to see these amazing monuments! 

File Horseshoe Bend under totally unexpected! It's such a neat spot. I had imagined it'd be a quick place to pull over a snap a photo, but it ended up being much more than that. There is a fee to park, and limited facilities. The parking lot is actually about a half a mile 'hike' to the bend. There are fenced in portions, but there are also tons of places you can walk right up to the edge. (Another day of being nervous watching people risk their lives for Instagram shots.)
In the second installment of our 10th anniversary trip (here is day 1), here are some scenes from the Grand Canyon! Neither of us had been before, and I was truly blown away. This is going to sound dumb, but the Grand Canyon is so much bigger than I ever thought. It's so vast, and incredible. 

As I mentioned in the Zion post, I am afraid of heights. I almost forgot I was afraid of heights until going on this trip! I stayed really far from the edge when possible, but it was other people that made me a ball of nerves this entire day. So many people were taking huge risks for photos! 

Blake and I just got back from an epic 10 year anniversary trip! Choosing a destination was challenging at first, because we typically go for more tropical destinations, which isn't always practical in February. Blake mentioned that he had always wanted to do a big Grand Canyon trip-something that I had never considered.

Once the research began, though, I became really excited about it! He did most of the planning, so that made it really fun for me. Long story short we had an amazing time, and I have the travel bug more than ever! 
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Hospitality is truly a southern tradition that my parent's deeply ingrained in me growing up. We always had people over, and guests coming and going. My parents would roll out the red carpet for people, and it always made everyone feel so comfortable. I absolutely loved living in a home that no one wanted to leave!  

When I had a home of my own, I knew I wanted to have that same sense of hospitality. Our guest room definitely reflects that. You've gotten a glimpse in here before when we redecorated it a few years ago. The decor hasn't changed much since that post, but I wanted to share a few things with you today that I always make sure to do before our guests arrive! 

Changing Things Up
As a recovering chronic redecorator, I am still thrilled by changing things up around the house. This time though, I've been moving a few things around and doing minor refreshing. SO in love with these pillowcases I picked up from Amazon. They are kinda farmhouse-y meets coastal-which is what our house aesthetic has kind of turned into. 

With dogs, I have to buy fabrics that can be washed. The best way for us to do throw pillows, is to stick to the ones with cases. I got these pillow from Ikea years ago, and they are such a good product for the price. It's super easy to replace the cases when the old ones wear out. 

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