Thursday, March 29, 2012

If you live in the Denver area and have never been to Fancy Tiger you must go!  They have such a fun selection of stuff. I can't wait to get started on these fun little bags. I also got a great idea for a quilt while I was there. 

Happy sewing!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Operation Play More

My blog has been in a rut lately....(is it the blog?)...or maybe it is just the that my life is in a rut. It is so easy to slip into the regular grind. I dropped Chase at camp on Monday and he sobbed and said he wished he could spend the day with me and then I went to work and had a really crappy day with crappy meetings that made what I have been working on for the last few months a total waste (this is the usual cycle at work)...and I kept thinking - why do I do this - it is NOT worth it!?

But now it is spring and the weather is amazing and the sun is out and everything around me makes me want to work less and play more. So (since quitting my job isn't practical) here are my spring and summer goals:

- Take Chase on a new adventure to do something different that we haven't done before at least every other week
- Go on a date with Boris (somewhere we have never been before because new things are fun!)
- Plan a vacation (this girl needs a get away)
- Start doing different exciting things on Kate Dates (I LOVE the good old regular Kate Dates but once Capricious and I talked about a Kate Date bucket list and I think it is time to get that thing going)
- Craft / Sew / Knit something - I need to be creative again
- Finish a book or two or three
- Finish my 10 mile run in April - maybe another one in May?
- Start biking or swimming (got to start somewhere if I want to do a Tri someday)
- Have spontaneous get togethers with friends and neighbors
- Lose 5 lbs (about time already...really...must be done - the pants say so)
- Stress about my job less (because it is just a job right?)

Yes, it does appear that I will somehow have to extend a regular day to accomplish all this - sleep less? be more efficient? spend less time feeling grouchy about work? I'm sure I will figure it out.

Hunger Games

Last weekend we went to see the Hunger Games. It was fun but we went to the IMAX theater and the handcam work made us a bit motion sick. I thought the movie was just okay - it is always hard to capture all of the depth in a book.

PS: See that giant bowl of popcorn - it was the first time I have ever gotten a popcorn refill before! (Granted there were 4 of us - but still - quite the accomplishment)....

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Hiking in Boulder

It has been quite the outdoors weekend. Yesterday I did my 7 mile run and for some reason it was HARD (I'll blame it on the heat, hills, and my lingering head cold). The best part was the Mexican food and hot tub that followed. Then this morning Stark and I rocked the off leash trails in Boulder with a friend and her Goldens. Stark is a firm believer that being off leash, dirty, and eating cow s%#* is the greatest part of being a dog.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pizza Creations

We took Chase to the Brio for dinner tonight and to entertain kids they give them a hunk of pizza dough to play with and then they bake their creations. It was genius! It kept Chase totally distracted. So if you are looking for a fun family dinner try the Brio.

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Capricious and I were up all night baking these amazing orange and cherry cupcakes! They were so good - I highly recommend that cupcake magazine.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Cherry Creek Dog Park

Stark went to dog heaven today (Cherry Creek Dog Park). He loved roaming the trails and playing in the water, he even made a doggie friend.


There is nothing like running 6 miles (70 minutes) on the tail end of a cold and then lifting weights to make you feel like a badass. Nice to be done with the long run for the week.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The T

We went to the OG for dinner tonight and Chase was facinated by the abbreviation 'OG' so as we where leaving he asked "so why can't we got to the T?!" (T = Target - Chase's favorite place)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


Stark got into Chase's carseat and decided it was his. We literally had to force him out!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sick Day

There is no such thing as a sick day when you are a mom. I have a lovely cold/flu type illness so I took the day off work.

The puppy managed to destroy a dog toy leaving cotton all over to be cleaned up and he peed in the house. Then when I went to get Chase at school we spent 15+ minutes looking for the shirt and shoes and socks he lost (why did he have them off in the first place?!) ...and then when we got home we had to take a bath to scrub off all the red marker he colored himself with.

When you are thinking of becoming a parent some how the books and other moms forget to tell you that there will be days like this...

Ps. During a motherly rant I asked Chase "How many times have I told you to leave your clothes on or at least put them in your cubby?!?!" - his answer "ummm like a wait more like infinity times." Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Cupcake Recipes

I am so excited about this magazine! I can't wait to try the recipes they sound sooo good!

Kate Date

Capricious and I went out for our weekly date last night and we fed our inner teenagers. We ended up with cupcake magazines, leggings, and mini skirts. We noticed that 80s wear seems to be making a comeback (Capricious even found lace cuffed leggings to match her bedazzled mini skirt at Love Culture).

Friday, March 9, 2012

Snack Attack

I ran 5 miles today without stopping (58 minutes)!!! Woohoo! I was really proud of myself...but apparently at out house post run snacks aren't very healthy...

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Bob Books

I am soo proud of Chase! He can finally sound out words and read - something must have clicked for him! It is crazy how he went from not being able to read to being able to easily finish the second set of BOB books so quickly! If you haven't tried BOB books we highly recommend them.

BTW - The English language sucks - there are soooo many exceptions! Really most words are not spelled the way they sound - all the letters that make multiple sounds, combo letters, silent letters, etc - it's a miracle anyone can read!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I took a Bikram yoga class last nice - I always forget how good yoga feels. If you haven't ever done a hot class I highly recommend it!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ready, Set, (Slow)

My friend emailed me today and she wants to do a race at the end of April...whaaaaat? That is only like 7 weeks to train! So I did what any out of shape person who hasn't run in way too long would do...----> panicked ----> dusted off my "no more excuses big girl panties" -----> strapped on the running shoes ----> dragged myself on a painfully slow 3.2 mile 40 minute jog/walk (did I mention how embaressingly slow it was??? - oh well at least it is a start)

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fashion Fun

I am the proud owner of new skinny jeans and boots! I love the boots they can be worn scrunched or not and with or without the buckles. I think they would look cute with a skirt and leggings too. So fun!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Quilts in Progress

Here is the dog pee quilt (now washed) in progress - I think may add a border...and the dog pee quilt corner leftovers baby quilt in progress.

Note: Can you tell I am in love with Central Park by Kate Spain?