Kaleo at the Bluebird

First, I should tell you that I have a serious eye twitch this week.  This happens from time to time and the answer is usually sleep but ever since the time change, I’ve been waking up at FIVE A.M.?!  So my body is either prematurely preparing for old age or I’m just a little too excited about life right now and feel like sleep is a waste of time.  Luckily, I’ve been able to fall back asleep but this eye twitch wants to keep on keepin on, I guess.

In other news, my sister, Jenn, Joey and I saw Kaleo at the Bluebird last night and I’m still riding that concert high so hard right now!


Joey and I have been obsessing over this band since we saw them at Film on the Rocks this summer and even though they were only the opening band, we couldn’t not go to this concert and miss a chance at seeing them again live.  We’ve been talking them up for months but their actual performance was better than I ever could’ve imagined.  At the risk of writing about a million words on how good they were (and are) and letting my crazy show, I’m just going to say I am SO blown away by the lead singer’s voice and their musical style and the fact that they are from Iceland, because that is the coolest.  I totally fangirled and made JJ take a picture with us afterwards and I’m not sure who was more excited about it, me or Joey.

P.S. I made them pronounce their names and Icelandic sounds went in one ear and out the other.

P.P.S. I’ve never been to a concert where people seemed more excited about the opening band than the headliner.  Family of the Year?  Who?

P.P.P.S. All Kaleo infatuation aside, getting girl time with Jenn and my sister makes my heart feel so full.  They make me so happy and I love them, and Joey, for always being so cool about hanging with three girls 🙂


Weekend Things

It’s the end of an era.

And right now, I’m trying to decide if I wrote that about Friday Night Lights, which we finished watching yesterday, or about my youth, because my weekend basically consisted of grocery shopping, watching TV on the couch, cleaning the house, and worst of all, getting immense pleasure from doing all of these things.  Send help, it’s all happening way too fast.

In other news, remember when our kitchen looked like this?


And now, it has pretty hardwoods, streaky shiny stainless appliances, the most beautifully white farmhouse sink and dun dun dun dun… speckly sparkly clean white countertops!  Every time I go in our kitchen I do this annoying this where I gasp and yell something obnoxious like “Our countertops are perfect!”  I’m sure it will never get old.  Now alls we have to do is install the backsplash and the kitchen remodel will be officially complete.  Life is good when your kitchen is pretty.


And a future apology for being extra annoying on Instagram by not only posting food pictures but for those food pictures to be taken atop our countertops.  Would it be weird if “will this look good under my plate?” was a top concern when we were trying to pick a countertop pattern?


I’d like to give you a description of what we did on Friday night, but it was something like A) Give away Nuggets tickets, B) Change into sweatpants and C) Eat a large bowl of pasta.  But hey, I cooked dinner so I call that an accomplishment.  Saturday morning, Joey chose a new coffee shop for us to try and I guess I should let Joey pick new coffee shops for us more often because I loved this one!  Not only was it sunny and quiet inside — Denver doesn’t rise till 10 AM on the weekends — but EMPANADAS AND POPTARTS.  I debated eating breakfast at home before but I’m so glad we didn’t.  Fresh baked empanadas and poptarts for life!


I spent the afternoon with Jenn at a jewelry party.  I resisted buying anything while we were there but I am seconds away from buying a necklace I don’t need — but when do you ever need a necklace? — now that I’ve had a chance to really inspect the catalog.


Sunday looked like this.  It also looked like a trip to the gym, a sudden spurt of cleaning energy where we dusted, swept, mopped, scrubbed and wiped everything but our bathroom because ew, no one likes cleaning the bathroom!  Joey and I recently had a conversation about how we remember our parents cleaning the house every weekend which led to us asking ourselves “wait, should we be cleaning our house every weekend?”  I’m nowhere near ready for an every weekend house cleaning commitment, but I’m not gonna lie, having a clean house feels pretty good.  Until a skunk sprays in your backyard.


We ended Sunday with The Theory of Everythinng and look, Stephen Hawking’s life is INCREDIBLE and Eddie Redmayne did an amazing job, but that movie is just kind of boring.  And the lighting was so weird and distracting.  Tell me what you did this weekend!  But only if it was equally low-key and boring as what I did 🙂