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Best weekend of my life

Last weekend, over 20 friends came out to Joshua Tree for my “Backyard Birthday Campout”. It was our first time hosting an event at the properties for more than just a few people, so we were a tiny bit nervous, but I must say it was a smashing success!!

Awesome people, awesome vibes, and our own private desert getaway… I really couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my birthday.

Oh, and also…WE’RE ENGAGED!!!!

We bought a desert compound!

Hi everyone!

As some of you may already know, the desert has always been my happy place, and I’ve had a dream of running a vacation property in Joshua Tree for years.

Well, I’m excited to announce that my dream will soon be a reality! Matt and I are renovating a 10-acre compound near Joshua Tree that will become our very own vacation rental and retreat destination. There are two separate houses on the property, and the western side of each of the houses faces the Sand to Snow national monument, which means our beautiful mountain views will remain unobstructed forever! Think of it as the desert’s version of beachfront property. Pretty awesome score, if you ask me.

We’re hoping to launch at least one of the houses on Airbnb by Fall 2017. The properties are definitely fixer-uppers, but we have BIG plans for them, and we can’t wait to watch them transform into two of the most epic desert getaways ever. I’ll keep you updated on the progress!

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a snapshot of this hottie in front of one the most gorgeous sunsets I’ve ever seen. Poor Matt spent the whole day working his butt off on the roof while I ran around taking a million iPhone pictures. And he had no complaints…he just let me do my thing. I sure got lucky with this guy. 🙂