Happy Father’s Day Buffet.

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Illustrations, Life

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It seems like there is either nothing to do or everything do at once here in Colorado.  This weekend was no exception.  We went to Denver Comic Con last year but this year it fell while we are getting our deck refinished finally (hallelujah!), our 6th wedding anniversary and Father’s Day.  I wanted to do something a little different for this anniversary since we usually go out to eat.  So this time I made plans, kept a secret and Raul didn’t know what we were doing until we arrived at our destination.  The surprise was taking a date night cooking class at Sur La Table!  It was awesome and neither of us have done that before.  We made scallops with prosciutto, pan seared pork tenderloin over roasted cauliflower and a chocolate gelato with balsamic strawberries on top.  So much fun and now I’m not as scared of non-stick pans as I was before.

Sunday it was all about Father’s Day so we met up with Raul’s mom and my parents over at Fresh Fish Company for their buffet.  I think the last time we went to the buffet there was before we were married so we couldn’t wait to have it again.  I can never gauge buffets right, I go in light, feel like I’m not eating much and then I pile on the food.  All of a sudden I am at the point of no return and just want to sit there while all of the different foods settle before we leave.  Of course Raul wasn’t fazed at all and Addy was just mesmerized by the fish.

I hope you had a Happy Father’s Day too.

Doh.

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Life

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So last week I made a pretty big mistake.  I made all of the arrangements for baby so I could go get my hair done for my appointment at 5 p.m. last Thursday.  Made sure everything was done, avoided traffic, was so on time I got an ice cream cone, hustled to find a parking spot, texted that I was on my way.  Then I came into the salon and my hairstylist was working on someone else, she does one client at a time.  Which usually isn’t a big deal but this client was in the sink, no where near being finished.  Then my hairstylist said, “You aren’t today hun”.  I was one week early and devastated.  Guess my paper planner isn’t working so great after all, this is the first time this has ever happened.

Instead of getting out there in bumper to bumper traffic in the rain, I hung out at Starbucks and sketched a little diary for that week.  Today is my actual appointment.

When was the last time you made a bonehead move?

*My scanner broke and while I am waiting for the new one to arrive, I downloaded the Tiny Scan app on my iPhone.  Worked pretty well.

Thrifting Fun.

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Life, Out and About

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I love thrifting and I don’t go as much as I used to.  We have a Paris Street Market here at one of our outdoor malls, Aspen Grove, on the first Saturday every month (May – October).

Last weekend I was able to go and here are some highlights.

  • I want to call these birdhouses steampunk birdhouses since they have all of the vintage hardware on them.  Love how unique these are.
  • Vintage croquet balls would make a great collection.
  • Had my first shaved ice.  You get to choose three flavors and I picked mango, peach and coconut.  I thought I would have to wait until we took our dream vacation to Hawaii but I didn’t and it was soooo good!
  • Bought two little succulents (one for me and one for my mom) in the cutest stamped terracotta planters from Old House Chic.  This was by far my favorite shop, I wanted every little bit and bob.  There were feathers and keys in glass bottles with corks, what’s not to love?
  • I have a weakness for antique fans as well but I am always leary of old electronics so I just admire from afar.  This one was from The Woodcutter’s Wife.
  • The second thing I bought was a vintage signed edition print of a tree.  The lines in this drew me in and I think I’ll put it up by my desk.

I absolutely love searching and finding art pieces.  It feels like treasure hunting for me.

Party, yay!

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Home, Life

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The month of May was long but it flew by for me.  We had a lot going on and the main event that I was hustling with was planning and prepping for baby girl’s 2nd birthday.  I’m getting verklempt.  I was struggling of what to do for her party and once I settled on the butterfly theme, it all came together.  Amazon was perfect for finding all of the decorations and favors.  We are re-using the Happy Birthday signage I made last year for each birthday party.

I don’t even know why I put a time frame on party invitations because I just want everyone to stay forever.  Instead of 2 hours, it quickly turned to 4 but I don’t know about you and your friends but it is getting harder and harder to plan out time with friends over here.  Everyone is so busy with work and family that it is hard to find dates that work for everyone so when I can gather them all, it’s on!

Our munchkin had the best time and was a social butterfly galore.  How fitting. :)

Happy Birthday Cake!

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Life, Parenthood

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Whoever thought of the expression, “Time Flies”, was a genius.  It is so true.  Two years ago today my baby girl came into the world and I can barely remember life without her poofy curly fro, super-sized smile and joyful laughter.  She is our world and we hope she knows just how much we love her every second of every day.  ”Happy Birthday Cake” is what she says instead of “Happy Birthday” and we wouldn’t have it any other way.  I sorta rhymed. :)

xo,

Mama and Daddy