This Weekend You Could...

November 28, 2014



skip the big-box black friday shopping and instead shop small on saturday; support small businesses, mom-n’-pop shops and local artisans in your community.

grab the family and head downtown to the city & county building or union station to kick off the holiday season at the grand illumination. Tens of thousands of lights will be shimmering and sparkling for you to see.

lace up some ice skates and take a few laps at denver’s skyline park ice skating rink for free. Rentals are only $2 and live music will be playing each evening.

whip up a pot of chili and settle into the couch with a group of friends. The broncos are taking on the chiefs for an away game so no need to leave the house while still rooting for your home team.

listen to live music in one of the most unique venues in town. Black crown has live shows each night in their antique-styled lounge with the most beautiful holiday decor. This is a wonderful date night mixed with holiday cheer. 




Thankful

November 27, 2014
Thankful
[thangk-fuh]  
adjective   
feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative



Happy thanksgiving lovely readers. I hope your day is spent with family and friends, eating delicious food that was made with love and making memories that will last for years to come. To wrap up this years' installment of what I am thankful for, keep on reading...


freedom. I am blessed to live in a country where I can act, speak and think without restraint, to live without fear and to have a legal system in place that protects its people.

my family. From parents to cousins, in-laws to grandparents. I am blessed to have the family I was born into and the addition of ryan's large family. I am so grateful to have a big family to love.

girlfriends. I say this one every year but I cannot help but gush about the amazing women in my life. Some of my best memories are with my amazing girls by my side and I hold those moments so close to my heart. 

confidence. Believing in yourself is half the battle in nearly every situation you might encounter. It took me a long time to believe in my abilities, accept myself for who I am and be proud to be silly-ol'-me but I am glad I did. Yes I have my days where self-doubt creeps in but I know who I am and I like myself. 

holidays. They bring people together, lend themselves to self-reflection, are a celebration and something we look forward to all year. Holidays are where so many of my most important memories lie and bring so much happiness into my life. 


Thankful

November 26, 2014
Thankful
[thangk-fuh]  
adjective   
feeling or expressing gratitude; appreciative



tom colicchio's herb butter turkey. I have mentioned this recipe many times but I cannot stop. Simply put, this is the best turkey and gravy I have EVER tasted. I literally could drink a glass of the gravy, it is that good and for that, I am thankful.

quality customer service. We all have experienced horrible customer service and those unfortunate moments can leave quite an impression. However, we rarely take time to acknowledge amazing customer service that leaves us walking away from a transaction/phone call/register with a smile on you face. 

my hometown. I am blessed to live in denver; this city has amazing views, an urban-metropolis that is manageable in size, it is clean, the people are (for the most part) friendly, you are an hour from the mountains, there are amazing restaurants and a pretty decent music-scene. I love that I can call denver my hometown. 

knowing how to cook. I love that my parents taught me about food, not only sustain myself but to provide for others. I love connecting with people through food and feeling confident enough in my skills that I can put something on the table that is edible. 

my sister. The one person who probably knows me better than myself. She is selfless almost to a fault, strong-willed, beautiful and reliable. I hope she knows how much she means to me.