So here it goes:
First up...let's talk Second Home in Cherry Creek. Love this place for a few reasons. #1 Some creepy old man is ALWAYS game for buying me a drink. #2 They make an amazing Dill Pickle Martini (enough said.) #3 This place is a Cougar's playground. I find it facinating to watch these women at work. And lastly...our friends Tony & Drea invited us to this cooking class they hold monthly. It was so fun. Each month they have a theme: Mexican was the theme the night we went. We had so much fun and it's only 10 bucks a person...can't beat that deal.
I don't have great pictures, and it's a work in progress but I'm working on turning our plain, empty basement guest bedroom into something more suitable for guests. I'm really loving the gold/gray color combination right now, so that's been my inspiration. Like I said it's a work in progress. We painted the walls a light gray color. I bought some bedding from West Elm. I scored an AMAZING deal on that white trunk at The Paris Street Market...only $20.00. I'm still working on adding some accessories. And of course...that's our little Oliver making his blog debut (see below.)
Speaking of Oliver, he is our baby & basically holds down our fort. He's had a busy summer as well. Oliver's loves: Hubby being home. Sleeping between us on his own pillow. Chasing tennis balls. His Maddie girl (the next door neighbor's dog- see below) Being in the mountains. Getting
dirty disgustingly dirty. Going to the park & riding in the basket of my bicycle.
our little Oli bear
Oliver & his bestie...Maddie. Maddie spent 2 weeks with us while her parents
were in Mongolia adopting their new little boy; Sawyer.
Oliver had a little injury this summer.
Our happy, silly little dog...
No summer would be comlete without multiple trips to Vail/Edwards, Colorado & Cordillera. We had a great time visiting great friends & golfing.
gosh, we look crazy...but you get the idea
I've had a few kitchen disasters...that cake, I can't even talk about it. Personally, Martha Stewart makes the best curd of any kind. Will NOT use any other recipe. Period.
Lastly, just this past week our friends Kirsten & Darren came to visit from Vail. We all went to the Kenny Chesney concert. We had really good seats...and monsonal-type weather. It down-poured during the entire concert. We were soaked to the bone. Luckily, the music was really good, as was the company. I think the situation was so crazy, years from now we'll still remember & laugh about all that rain. (Note: I made it through the entire concert without complaining...it was really hard, but I did it.)
our friends Kirsten & Darren
double layers of rain gear...
thank goodness for golf pro's & their rain attire
That's it my friends, our summer so far. Hope you enjoyed!