Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Bargain Alert!

This summer has really been a bonanza of bargains! I love garage sales- there have been some great ones this summer. I really scored the other week with Kim and I found item after item for Mr. Lars. It really suprises me how much he has grown and lengthened out. So much of his 3T stuff seems so small and too short in shirts and pants. If he wasn't so skinny I would not have so many problems!

I was very excited for the half price sales at Stuff Etc. but since I regularly find things marked down that has taken some of the fun out of it. Still found new Hanna unders for Lars and a Mini Boden shirt for him too! I was in heaven when I discovered an orange pair of Keen tennies and a pair of Simple lace up high tops. He has a good assortment of shoes for his oh so skinny yet long feet.

The best fun was with Nora and Kim last weekend- my soul shopping sisters! We hit Second Act's fall opening and I shockingly only got two items for Ella and one shirt for Lars- all the rest was for me! This is indeed unusual but long overdue. I can't wait to go through my closet and throw out stuff that I do not wear. I found a great pair of sandals, several shirts and a great teal coat. Nora found me a great lavender or periwinkle skirt there a few weeks back. Oh I can't forget the shoes Nora found for me at Goodwill- these truely are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever tried on for heels. She got them for $12ish and online or at VonMauer they run $150 or more. Not exactly the kind of shoes I wear in the summer but for school - I can't wait! So for back to school shopping, I should be set with the kids (except possibly a coat for Ella- fall kind??)

I have completely decided I am in love with most all kids stuff Mini Boden- so any Stuff readers out there I would love Boden alerts anything in sizes 4 and up for boys and 6 and up in girls. I will purchase larger sizes too.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Ella's Fairy Tea BIrthday Party

If you think you want to know how to throw a fairy tea you need these essential items:
  • wooded locale
  • several children dressed up as fairies (princesses will do in a pinch)
  • craft kit to make petal fairies from florist wire & beads
  • tent with flowery walls
  • plenty of rugs & pillows to sit on
  • low table adorned with pretty tablecloth and dishes- need not match
  • sweet jam cut out sandwiches
  • cookies from De'luxe bakery
  • mini cupcakes & cake with magic pudding filling
  • lots of nature to choose from to make more fairy items
  • imagination of several 3 & 5 year olds to play fairies for more than an hour!
  • friends to hang out and watch the girls have a magical afternoon

Friday, July 10, 2009

Red Rocks

Bret and I were treated to a glorious three (yes! three) hour Wilco Concert at one of the loveliest venues I have ever seen. We both agreed living in Denver would be great becasue you would be in such close proximity to this wonderous place. It really seems like everyone wants to play there too- so you would have unlimited concert options. What a joy that would be! We will be there in soul when Phish returns to play at the end of this month for four nights! We are pretty sure it will be Phishville there. I hope phans are respectful of this great site!

When we were returning from the mountains we decided to stop for a restroom break and to walk around a little so the kids could see all the beauty. It really is a different environment than any other part of Colorado. What a state! We loved driving around and seeing all the lots. Who knew there was a cute little red rock tunnel to the top lot! We do now!

Lars was still suffering from his altitude sickness so he did not really want to walk all around so he took several breaks which allowed me some great photo ops!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Fourth of July 2009

We packed a lot more into this day than I thought was possible! Here are some highlights from our evening at Invesco Stadium-aka Mile High Stadium. We saw the Outlaws, Denver's professional lacrosse team play here then we watched fireworks in the stadium following the game! It was a friendly fun evening for our family, but all head were happy to go back to the hotel to sleep!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Chocolate Block

I just returned from a chocolate discount store called Chocolate Block and I walked away with3 pounds of candy, chocolate covered coffee beans, and a candy bar for $15. For great yummy tasting delectables this made me astonished how cheap it was!

They have second runs from Bochner chocolate and one of the candy bars I got had the words Choxie on it...I think that is Target's brand. New flavors everyday and they are running a 20% sale this week!

Run do not walk to Pepperwood Plaza (behind K-Mart on Hwy 6) and visit this new business and satisfy your inner chocolate monster!