BLEND Retreat Part 1: What is Swag?

Good Morning!

Yesterday I gave you a short recap of my weekend at the BLEND retreat in the beautiful mountains of Utah!  Today let’s get into more detail shall we?!

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FRIDAY

We first arrived at the beautiful Hyatt and we were all in shock at how beautiful everything was!  We had a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom suite that was slept 7 girls!  The kitchen was nicer than mine at home!  We were so pleased by the rooms and all the hotel staff that were so accommodating.

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Soon after checking into our room we went over and got registered!  First things first, NAME TAGS!  There were like 100 bloggers there so we definitely needed name tags to remember everyone’s names, and blog names!

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4 of us met at the airport and arrived at the hotel around 1pm.

Me with  Ashley from CupcakesNCrunches, Kate at QuarterCenturySouthernLiving, and De from CookingForTheOtherHalf.   We also had 3 other roomates that I will tell you about!

As I mentioned before, We also got TONS of SWAG from Vega, Chobani, Nunaturals, Silk, Bobs Red Milland the list goes ON and ON and ON!  What is SWAG you ask?  All this awesomeness that was given to us is swag, and yes that is an official term.   I got my first yoga mat too.

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I am going to take all this fun stuff on my Florida trip.  Traveling in style.

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I was blown away by how generous all of these sponsors were!

After unpacking all of our swag we went over to snack break hosted Attune Foods and Justin’s Nut Butter.

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After snack break we headed back to our rooms to get prepped for the cocktail hour, sponsored by Silk.  

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 I loved meeting my roomies,  Ashley, De, and Kate.

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Me with Carly from snack therapy and Becky OlivesNwine.

First up was appetizers, veggies, and spring rolls.

I stole this picture from Katie, thank you!  You are a great photographer :)

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Then cocktails…

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Strawberry Mint Slush= YUM.

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There was an awesome photo booth that we hit up a couple times!

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Then came our 4 course dinner buffet.  But first, our hosts gave us a little run down of what we would be eating :)  These girls are great.  I also stole this picture from Lindsay!  She has a great camera. I need it!

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I was more excited for dessert really!

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I tried the berry tart and the Chobani panna cotta.  They both tasted delicious!

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Then off to bed we went to get ready for our early morning bootcamp hosted by GPP Fitness!

If you missed BLEND this year, you have to come next year!

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  1. says

    I only got to meet you for like one second- but NEXT YEAR we will hang out more! It was so nice seeing your gorgeous smile all weekend- and it looks like you had a blast!!
    Now, next year just needs to hurry up and get here! :)

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