Where there is a fence, you will find a girl posing like she is in a country western music video. Seriously though, when you see a fence you think – I should sit and that and someone should take a cute photo of me. Bonus points if you already wearing boots and a cowboy hat. So that’s bonus points for me!
Over the last few months, I have been really focused on my “Why”. Why blog? Why share my life with Y’all? Well, I want to inspire adventure. Inspire you to get out there and see the world, but also the incredible stuff in your own backyard.
I feel pretty lucky Colorado I own backyard and I plan to take full advance of it and this blog is here to help you take advantage of it too. To hike, bike, raft, climb eat and drink your way around this big beautiful backyard.
I’ll be gone to September, I’ll be gone till September…
Sorry, I just got that song stuck in your head! We are on our way to Crested Butte this weekend to do some wedding planning and finally get to see those fall colors!! Last weekend in New Orleans was too much fun. Taylor Swift was SO good and I can’t wait to tell yall all about it.
Unforutenly, this week was less than productive. Tuesday afternoon I came down with a fever that didn’t break till Wednesday morning – 102.9 temp and the chills is THE WORST. I have been up and down the last few days and hoping to kick this before we hit the road Friday afternoon.
Book Club: I started a book club! Members? Me! Every year I’m like “I’m gonna read more books!” and then it doesn’t happen. But this summer everyone at work read Measure What Matters and I downloaded Audible and listened to it. I’m already hooked on the podcast so why not listen to some books!
Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – I have totally missed the bus on Rachel Hollis but now I am fully on board. I first heard her on one of my favorite podcast TSC and I kept seeing the cover of her book pop up everywhere, so I was like okay listening to this next. Some chapters really resonated with me and made me rethink parts of my life, others I was like “hell yea girl I say this all the time!” I wish this was required reading for like any 25 years old. I know it would have really hit me hard then but I still felt like this was an important read at 31. So if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it.
The Hit List
- Denver’s Happiest Hours – Ready for fall in Denver with these
- I want all the decorative gourds!
- 59% of teens say they have been bullied online – facepalm but not surprising
- Supposedly bucket hats are in… uh no
- Harvest Mac & Cheese from my favorite ATL Blogger
- Looking to the queen of neutrals for some fall style inspiration
- IHOP marketing team is on a roll this year – now brewing pancake beer
Shopbop Sale Finds
Back in August I did an Amazon Fashion Haul and was pleasantly surprised by a few items. This Joe’s USA Moisture Wicking Stretch 1/2-Zip Pullover Sweatshirt was not one in my original round up as it arrived a few days late. But it is a WINNER. This pullover is fleece lined creating the coziest pullover I have ever owned.
A few weeks ago I went to Taste of Colorado with Patron to check out their VIP Event. As always its so much fun! Personalized drinks, a VR experience, fun photo booth, and tequila popsicles! This year my favorite cocktail was The Mile High Margarita.I have personally never been able to nail the margarita at home but with this recipe, I have it down!
P.S. The dress is by Vici Collection an only $62! I am wearing a small which they are currently sold out in so I have linked to some similar dresses below too.
Fall means those beautiful Aspen trees are about to change into most gorgeous shades of orange, yellow and red. When the wind blows and the gold aspen leaves flutter, it’s seriously one of the most beautiful sites in the entire world! I have put together a quick guide of my favorite spots to see fall foliage and how to find the most Instagram worthy spot in CO.
To be totally honest, I am totally dreading winter. Yay for skiing but the 6th months of dark mornings and cold days not so much. Yes, its still 80’s here and will be for a while but I should be excited about Fall – I love Fall but really It only means winter is coming sooner AHHHH. Why can’t it be summer forever and Colorado just be on the Gulf of Mexico!
Okay enough complaining – I have some exciting news! My Denver guide is finally live! After months of work and years of eating out and snapping pictures of my food, I have launched the definitive guide to eating and drinking your way through Denver. Click below to read it all!
I’d love to hear your feedback as well – what you love and what you hate, so slide on into my DM’s k!
Phish Dicks – Year after year Phish lays it down at Dicks. And this year they let it all hang out on Friday night. Might be one of the best shows I have ever seen. I loved every second of the entire weekend and could have done 8 more nights. Good people, good music and good times. Listen to the shows here, I highly recommend the Ghost>Crosseyed and Golden Age.
#theFerragnez – I cried when Chiara and Fedez had Leo so no surprise I cried watching a bazillion stories of their wedding. The entire weekend was gorgeous, they are so real and so in love and its a joy to watch them. Their wedding alone generated more social media buzz than the Royal Wedding! The numbers on the event are staggering. Chiara’s profile alone got over 1 billion impressions and their wedding generated over 36millon in earned media. Meaning that if a brand wanted to pay for the amount of engagement their wedding generated, they would need to cough up 36 million dollars. ABSURD – Read more on the numbers here.
The Hit List
- Justin Blakely’s Home is gorgeous, I want her bathrooms
- If your digging fall more than I am here are some pumpkin recipes
- These pants are everything – Natasha Oakley is such a babe
- The Ralph Lauren 50th Anniversary Party had every single one of my favorite blogger babes eeeek!! Loved seeing all them together
- More NYFW wtf was Milly’s collection?? Soooo different, I don’t hate it, just odd for Milly. I mean does that first dress not scream Mara Hoffman Spring 2018?? Confused…
P.S. I will be at Grandoozy this weekend! Super excited to see Sturgill Simpson & Florence & The Machine