Monday, January 30, 2012

Life can be frustrating...

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This picture was a nice little pick-me-up today.
Life has been very frustrating lately, to say the least.
Sorry for not writing much.
Dealing with lots o' crap these days.
Stick with me.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Peace and Quiet.

We took some time to relax at the cabin over the weekend.
It was so peaceful.  We had the fire going the ENTIRE time.
I always forget how much I loooooooooooooove sitting by the fire.
Mister Christmas and I really needed the getaway.
 The pups were excited to have new surroundings.
The boys brought their legos and spent lots of time making stop-motion videos.
Bigsby was sooooooooooo snuggly.
Here's a few more shots of the inside of the cabin - all decorated by Scott's mom and grandparents over the years...

We took a short hike along the rode.  The monkeys had a blast exploring.

 This is one of my favorite places in the whole world.  I know Mister Christmas and the monkeys feel the same way.
We're going to try to spend as much time there as we can this year.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fascination Friday on Monday

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Aaaaaah, this journey thru life.
We just never know where it's going to take us, do we?

This is the inspiration for Fascination Friday...
(yes, I know it's Monday.  Forgive me:) 
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Sometimes we have to let go of where we have been
to move toward where we are going.

We were able to spend some time at the cabin over the weekend.
It was very relaxing. I'll share about that, tomorrow.
Hope you all have a lovely Monday.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Home away from home...

South Broadway 
is a special place for me.
After working on the block on and off for about 13 years, I've met so many amazing, interesting, and crazy people.  
I've seen so many changes to the neighborhood over the years.
When I look back to when I first started working on South Broadway, it blows my mind to see how much it has changed over the years.
 South Broadway has become my home away from home.
It is such a HUGE part of my history.
It has shaped who I am, creatively and socially.
 During my "creative funk" last week,
I took a trip down to South Broadway, and ended up taking some photos along the block.
I came up with an idea that I'm very excited to share with you!!!
 Each week, I'd like to share bits and pieces of my "home away from home," South Broadway.
There are so many lovely little places along the block.
There is so much history and so much inspiration.
If you live in Denver, hopefully you will find something new to love about this interesting part of the city.
If you don't live here, it will be a peek at a special place I call home.
There is so much to share, starting next week.  I hope you enjoy it.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

birthdays and old friends...

This boy had a birthday yesterday!
Since it was a holiday, I took the day off - sooooooo...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy, MARK!!!!

Over the weekend, we celebrated Mark's bday by going to see Ben Bailey (the "Cash Cab" guy,) at the Comedy Works.
Discovery Channel copywright 2006

It was great to meet up with friends and celebrate.
Fun! Fun! Fun!
We also took the monkeys to breakfast at a former favorite of ours:

We haven't been there in a LONG time - and we got a gift card for Christmas, so we decided to go.
We had lots o' fun!

I ♥ these little yellow coffee cups.

We used to go to SNOOZE all the time, 
but now they have several locations and they are all waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too crowded and a little overpriced these days.
We still had a good time.  It was fun to revisit an "old friend."

Speaking of "old friends,"
one of my favorite people in the world, my friend Faith came to visit me yesterday.
I haven't seen her beautiful face in YEARS because she moved away to Washington.
What a delightful visit we had yesterday.

And she brought me the most lovely and thoughtful HANDMADE gift... 
It's ME!! (with RED hair because she knows how much I dream of having red hair.)
She's beautiful!!!!!

Thank you so much, Faith! It was so great to catch up with you.
You always INSPIRE me.

Thanks for taking a peek at my weekend.
I hope you all have a brilliant week!

Friday, January 13, 2012


I try not to get too negative on the blog - but in all honesty, I've been in a FUNK.
A creative slump.  
I'm distracted and life is gettin' to me.

This morning I started thinking about how I can find some inspiration in the middle of this fog.
I started thinking about the things that make my creative heart beat a little faster.
Bad or good, these are the inspirations I can use to get myself back into the game, this week...

1. Anything sparkly (click on image for something cool:)
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2. Black and white
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3. Music by Kimbra

4. Colorful stripes (like these from Prada.)
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5. Cameras and photographs - old and new
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6. BOOKS, BOOKS, and more BOOKS!
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7. Test-driving used cars.  (That's right-I'm in the market for one.)
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8. Friendship
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9. Sadness
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10. Coffee
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11. Maps (Evan is learning state capitals and I'm having so much fun practicing with him.)
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12. Dreaming...while I'm awake and asleep.
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Where do you find inspiration?
Happy weekend to you!


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