A Denver Home Companion | making art prints


A Denver Home Companion | food & wine classic

jp and i had the privilege of spending two days in aspen for the food & wine classic. jp was cooking w tender belly for an aspen 82 opening night event on the roof top of the motherlode. i got to tag along, help him grill some bread, and pretend i belonged amongst all the wealthy foodies. amazing. it was my first time to aspen and i’m already planning our next weekend there. it, seriously, is one of the most beautiful places on earth. i thought i had had my share of mountains between my visits to vail, breck,  oregon, or even switzerland. nuh huh. this place is GORGEOUS. we spent all of our time either downtown or in the car driving. for those of you who’ve spent some time there: what are the great things to do just outside of town? 

obligatory window selfie:

A Denver Home Companion | food & wine selfie

elsewhere on the interwebs there were some thought provoking articles i came across or had suggested to me:


A Denver Home Companion | the populist

some evenings ramona and i just miss jp too much. so we head over to the populist right when it opens. we camp out at the far end of the patio. she sips on milk and me on a martini. we share the bar mix. i love these dates w my little one. and it’s so nice that jp has a job that, though it keeps him busy, allows us to stop by for nice visits.

elsewhere on the interwebs

  • i write about homemade gak, over at mom.me. ramona and i continue to have so much fun w this easy concoction.
  • have you used next door? i just signed up and it’s been incredibly helpful! i also like the idea of being able to get to know some faces in the neighborhood without otherwise having a reason to run into them. makes the community feel smaller, which i think is a good thing.
  • i keep thinking i’m going to do no poo, and then i buy shampoo and conditioner. drea’s post is making me reconsider.
  • look at the smile on this kid! perhaps consider donating so he can get a wheelchair that suits him and his family’s lifestyle better.

A Denver Home Companion | clyfford still museumA Denver Home Companion | clyfford still museum

another lovely visit to the clyfford still museum.

this weekend i’m running in jodi’s race for the colorado ovarian cancer alliance. this is in honor of my grandmother who died nine years ago after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. my friend lauren will be my running partner again! then it’ll be housework and yard work. we’re working on getting our backyard shed organized so we can clean out our basement for a YARD SALE NEXT SATURDAY to make space for a room for ramona. i actually don’t mind working out in the yard during the weekends. what are your plans?


A Denver Home Companion | goats in the cityA Denver Home Companion | goats in the city

photos from a day out in the yard this past january.

have a great memorial weekend! it’ll be the farmers’ market and bbqs and hanging in the back yard for us. what plans do you have?