Weekend Things That Went Unpictured

That title is basically begging people not to read this post, isn’t it?  Oh well, it’s the truth.  Lots of things went unpictured this weekend.  Not that I didn’t do anything this weekend, I just don’t think many people would find a picture of me touching up the trim in my bedroom all that exciting.  Anyways, here’s what didn’t get photographed this weekend (and a few things that did).

Friday night margaritas, girlfriends, rain and a cab ride home.

We had plans to meet up with a bunch of friends at Oktoberfest but it poured on Friday night, so I grabbed margaritas with my friend Becca, dinner with our significant others and beer with Jenn & Co.  Then we hailed a cheap cab ride home.  Living close to downtown Denver, for the win!

Someone woke up super hung over because they forgot they weren’t 21.  And it wasn’t me.

Saturday morning lounging, perfect fall weather and a walk to the local coffee shop for a planning meeting.


For as rainy and miserable as it was on Friday night, Saturday was sunny, warm and beautiful.  This is my absolute favorite time of year.  I love that crisp air and sunshine mix.  We took a walk over to a new coffee shop, which I thought was so nice and drafted a preliminary guest list as well as a plan of attack for house/wedding stuff for the next couple of weeks.  Truth: we have no idea what we’re doing, ha!

Saturday afternoon trim painting and furniture shopping.


We quickly discovered the new headboard we ordered wasn’t going to fit our current bedframe so we ran over to American Furniture Warehouse for a new one and picked out a new rug too.  I loved it in the store, but as soon as we got it home and into our room I started to have second thoughts.  Someone please tell me it doesn’t look like our bed is in the middle of a baseball field.

We also ended Saturday with a 9 PM dinner at Park & Co., where I ordered a steak kale salad and was totally in love.  If Joey has to hear me order one more kale salad he’s probably going to leave me.  Obsessed!

Sunday morning run, house shopping and Breaking Bad.

Running around the neighborhoods of Denver is so different from running on the little trail we had by our apartment.  I really like it!  It’s fun to look at the all the houses and it’s definitely more flat, but some of the sidewalks are pretty bad (or just missing altogether!) and we’re less familiar with the area so routes have to be more planned out.


We’re in the market for a new couch.  And the sooner the better.  Not that sitting on a desk chair and a stepstool isn’t fun, but yeah, it isn’t fun.  We think we found what we want but now we just have to pull the trigger on what seems like a huge purchase to us.  We did find a dog on one of the couches though.  Oh wait, that’s a pillow.


My mom has been begging me to let her buy almost anything I mention we want for the house, so I finally gave in and let her buy us a new set of dishes.  She claimed it was a great deal.  I wouldn’t know because she insisted on buying my last set too!  I’m so so happy with the new set, but mom is cut off now 😛  Sunday night dinner of uh… kale salad (help me!) and “quinoa patties” looked so chic on our new plates.


Breaking Bad is over!  Does anyone else feel immensely sad about this?  I thought the series finale was phenomenal.  I commented to Joey afterwards that I think what made the show so good was that the entire series just kept building and building and it never lost momentum or regressed, nor did it get unbelievably over the top.  Bravo, Breaking Bad.

Now it’s Monday and I’m already counting down the seconds till Friday…

Things That Fell Through the Cracks

First of all, thank you all so much for your kind words on the new house and new engagement!  I’m still kind of in disbelief.  Things have been majorly hectic over here at Casa de Denver.  Majorly exciting, but majorly hectic.  Although we got everything moved into the new place on Saturday, a majority of it is still in boxes and I can vouch that not knowing where your clothes, plates or hairdryer is isn’t exactly ideal.  Actually, it’s a disaster.  I’m looking forward to this weekend when we’ll have an actual chunk of time to get organized, both physically and mentally.  Anyways, here are some things that have fell through the cracks this week.

This is our mock kitchen island.


We’re almost 100% sure we want to put in an island, but until a series of other things happen (wall demo, hardwood flooring, cabinet re-arranging), we’re working with this folding table.  Not the classiest, but pretty effective.  On Monday night, I made some spinach ricotta calzones and was pretty proud.  If you could see the other half of my kitchen, you would be too.

This was our bed on Monday night.


We’re doing a little closet work, which required removal of all our clothes.  I wasn’t all that thrilled when I went to climb into bed and found this mountain.  How is it that I’m always complaining I have nothing to wear??

New season, new wallpaper.


I took this picture last fall when we drove up to Kenosha Pass to see the changing leaves and I love it so much.  Perfect for the new season.

New microwave!


Prior to yesterday afternoon, we were living microwave-less.  Which means we’ve been heating things up in the oven.  I just used said microwave for the first time and can I just say I’m so glad I live in 2013 and not any time that predates the invention of the microwave?  That’s a rhetorical question.

So long, Todd Helton!


Wednesday was the last Rockies home game of the season and our first basemen Todd Helton’s final game of his career.  Seventeen years with the Rockies, people!  They did a bunch of tribute type stuff (they gave him a horse!) and it was actually kind of emotional.  We ended up losing 15-5 but at least Todd got a double and a home run at his last game.

Sofritas release in all Colorado Chipotle locations.


I’m totally team steak at Chipotle but when I heard they were releasing their new “sofritas,” aka a tofu meat substitute in CO, I freaked!  They were handing out samples at the door when we got there and I watched almost everyone who entered grab one and say they thought it tasted really good.  And I have to agree.  Super flavorful and definitely no weird tofu taste.

Getting familiar with the wedding section at Barnes & Noble.


Riddle me this: how is it possible to be engaged for less than a week and already feel behind on the whole planning thing?  I’m trying so hard to be all relaxed about it but I’m the type who thrives on having things planned out to the last detail so relaxed isn’t really in my vocabulary.  Thank goodness for Joey, my worry-free godsend.  We picked up a book and are hoping to do some preliminary planning this weekend over coffee at one of the thousands of local coffee shops near our house.  That’s only a slight exaggeration.


This tiny whimpering baby squirrel.  Nuff said.

Happy Friday!