Sunflower Fields in Tuscany 🌻


Driving through Tuscany, Italy was breathtaking. I have never seen so many fields of sunflowers in my life! I knew I had to take a picture. 

The only issue was that, once you get on the freeway in Tuscany, there are very few exits. You are basically on the freeway for a long time. As we drove by these flowers, it was like they were all staring at the cars passing by and teasing us with their beauty because we couldn’t even slow down to see them let alone take a picture of them!

We couldn’t even find any ways to get to any of them. Finally, we found an exit and ventured off to these one-lane back roads where we didn’t even know if we were allowed to be. We crossed a bridge and made it to a dirt road that was covered in giant puddles from recent rain.

Finally we saw some beautiful fields in the distance. We carefully drove our rental car through puddle after puddle until we got close enough to pull the car over. As you can tell from the photos above, there were mountains in the distance. The lighting was perfect and the flowers were huge! Honestly, our earth is so diverse and beautiful. What a gift from God! 100% obsessed with it.

🌻🌻🌻,

Alyse

The Trevi Fountain + the Spanish Steps


Day 1 in Rome was perfect! 

The first thing we did- after a 2 hour nap obviously- was go to the Trevi Fountain. The white marble looks amazing with the light blue water. The whole thing is massive, but so intricate. It was super crowded, but for good reason. 💦 

Then, we realized we didn’t have any coins at all! So we scoured the cobblestone streets until we found a little coin wedged between two stones. So glad I was able to make my wish and throw my coin. ✨ We hung around there for a while until we got hungry. We wandered down back roads until we found an adorable little pizzeria. 🍕 The first meal of our trip did not disappoint. But, it’s Italy, soooo… 😋

We then went to find the Spanish Steps to watch the sunset! The view at the top was worth every stair…and even worth me almost eating it on the walk up. 😅 The sky was pink & yellow & the view of Rome was stunning. We just sat there taking it all in. 

Finally, we got some delicious gelato & walked Barack to our adorable hotel. I am loving this so far. 

Also, this fun, yellow dress is from Banana Republic. I checked, but I don’t think the have it anymore, but I created a little collage of some other cute yellow summer dresses, all under $50. I’m not sure if I can attach the link through mobile though…. sooo we will see! 

It didn’t let me. :/ But here is my favorite one: YELLOW DRESS. I also think it’s stunning in white. 😍 

Ciao,

Alyse

Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon sits under ground, hidden in all her glory on the Navajo Reservation near Page, Arizona. In orderto view this natural beauty, you must book a tour. This was one of the coolest tours I’ve ever been on! It can be a bit pricey, but so worth the money. We booked our tour through Dixie Ellis here. Because this canyon was formed by water, the tours can be canceled if there is bad weather in case of flash floods. However, Page, Arizona rarely experiences rain, so you should be good.

We went booked ours ahead of time for earlier in the morning on Memorial Day. We knew it would be crowded being a holiday, and it was about an hour wait once we got there. However, as soon as it’s your group’s turn to go into the canyon, you feel like you’re the only ones in there. It’s about a mile long and 100% stunning. God truly is the master artist.

The sunlight pours in at the top of the canyon and illuminates the walls. Depending on the angle of sunlight, the walls are different colors. I hardly edited these photos at all because they are full of color as they were. If you have the opportunity, you must go! It was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. We live in such a beautiful place.

XOXO,

Alyse