A few weeks ago my friends Emily, Lashley, Melissa and I joined Lexy from The Proper Pinwheel and Erin from artsocial for a night of crafts at West Elm. The ladies put on a great night and we met so many great local bloggers.
All of the ladies personalized their lanterns using cut tissue paper. We worked away on our paper lanterns and I impressed myself by making a beautiful ombre one. I am excited to find the perfect spot for it, but I haven’t quite found it.
We were also given great bags full of craft supplies that have been sparking my imagination for new projects. Hopefully this means I will update more.
Colorado is a beautiful state. I love exploring and seeing everything that the state has to offer. As I mentioned in my last post, one of the greatest things about about having out-of-state visitors is showing them around, and reconnecting with your surroundings.
We decided to make sure that we visited the mountains at some point while everyone was out, and I wanted to go to my favorite little mountain town, Breckenridge, CO. It’s a great spot that reminded me of Park City, UT the first time that I visited. It’s also the real location of where Dumb & Dumber was shot when they were in “Aspen.” We had unusually warm weather here in Denver, so I was afraid that the mountains wouldn’t be very snowy. They were though! We rode around in the gondolas, ate hot mini donuts, drank coffee, and walked around the city. It’s the perfect spot really if you want to just get away and see something beautiful and very “Colorado.”
Last week we had the privilege of having some of our very dear friends out. I had been looking forward to it for so long. Bryan and I had been compiling lists of things to do, and places to go, and when they finally arrived…we were ready!
It’s nice reconnecting with your city by showing people around. We revisited some of our favorite spots: City O’ City, Crema, Baker, and of course Our Mutual Friend. On Friday we decided to go to one of my favorite museums in town, the Denver Nature and Science Museum. What I love most about it is that it has everything: space, animals, dinosaurs, mummies…everything! I could spend hours there, and we typically do. I have never been with children, but I’m sure my parent friends would also agree that it’s a great time.
The museum is located in City Park and is close to so much. It’s easy to make a day trip out of a picnic in the park, and a visit to either the museum or zoo (also located in the park). I recommend at least walking once around the lake before you go in. It’s just such a nice view of the city!
If you’re visiting Denver, it’s worth a trip. If you live here, pay it a visit!
So I have been MIA… new job, planning, I have been all over the place.
Anyway, I have to admit, this is one of the strangest winters I have ever experienced. It almost feels like CA winter. It’s almost the middle of January and we don’t have any snow. We had some weird days where it was where the high was 11 degrees, but now we are smooth sailing at 50.
Maybe I will be regret saying this, but I really wish that it would snow. At least one day Kimmy and I enjoyed a nice little hike up in Golden, CO. It was so warm that as soon as I got out of the car I took off my snow boots. Big mistake because I feel down three times. I need to see more of Colorado! Getting out there does always give you great energy and while out hike was short, Kimmy and I still had some fun.
How have you been liking this winter? Are you getting snow?
This year Bryan and I will be traveling to Utah to visit family for Christmas. I am so excited to travel back to where we started our marriage, spend time with family, and relax!
I am trying to soak up time with friends here in Denver. To get into the spirit, I did what makes me feel the most like Christmas is coming… get out! Last Saturday I did lots of Christmas season things. I went Christmas shopping, saw some ice skaters, and baked with Kimmy. Maybe shopping isn’t the best way to get into the spirit, but in Lakewood, you shop and get to see Santa ice skating! At the end of the day, I was still able to get back home and write out the majority of my Christmas cards.
How do you get into the spirit?