Thursday, December 31, 2009

Union Station, all lit up for the holidays

Union Station, New Year's Eve 2009

Cat in a Suitcase

I took this at Hollywood Regency, a vintage store downtown. That's the owner's cat lounging in the suitcase...i couldn't resist taking a picture, it was too cute.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Salt & Pepper Shaker Collection

This is a really bad picture, but these are my mom's salt & pepper shakers. I usually get her a pair for Christmas every year.

Hammond's Lollipops!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cibo Pizzeria

Today was Meg's 33rd Birthday and this is where we celebrated and had dinner

Look what Adam brought from Cincinnati!


Pretty awesome, right?

Monday, December 28, 2009

What's fun(?) in Ohio

Fun things to do in Ohio

The Denver airport has a big map of the U.S. that shows weird attractions in each state. I thought you might like some ideas in case you ever go visit Ohio.

Two Hippies

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Honey Vodka

I made Honey infused Vodka for Georganne, the owner of Frances and Smeeks, for Christmas, because we both love the Honey Vodka Lemonades at St. Francis, where we had our holiday dinner.

Smells like a sweaty locker room I guess


My sister got my dad some Browns thing for Christmas, and it came with this cologne. No one was brave enough to give it a good whiff so we'll never know, but I think I guessed right about its scent.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!


This is one of my favorite ornaments from when I was little.

And a Merry Christmas to you!

Dan had to work on Christmas Day, so we went to the firehouse to visit him for a while today before dinner.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Secret Santa

We did Secret Santa at Frances and Smeeks. Your gift had to start with the same letter as their first name. Julie pulled me and gave me a Bank, a "Blind Box" Smorkin' Monger, and Bacon. : ) I actually pulled Julie too. I got her a toy from Red Hot Robot called Jibibuts, a Jar full of Jolly Ranchers, with a piece of Jewelry in it. The Jewlery was a red bangle bracelet that had "Keep Calm and Carry On" printed on it.

Christmas cookies!

Christmas Cookies

Spritz cookies and Special K bars

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Weird, right?!

Denver Zoo Lights - Peacock

I saw yours and had to post mine.

Zoo Lights

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Socks was mad I had the suitcase out.


I think what she's trying to say is, "Don't even THINK about leaving me here with those two idiots."

Pot Luck

Chicken salad sandwiches on brioche buns with tomato and arugula.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Colorado Weather Calendar

Colorado Weather Calendar

Adam got me one of these for Christmas last year, I think as a joke. But we use it a lot, so he got me one again this year, too.

Vintage Toy Deer

These were part of the table decorations at our Frances/Smeeks Holiday Staff Dinner last night.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


I baked these last night for everyone at Smeeks and Frances to enjoy today.

Adam's new hat

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Amaze Your Friends!

I took this home from Smeeks...It was a topper to a toy display that we didn't use in the store...I thought it was cute.

This is what Christina & her boyfriend made


Monday, December 14, 2009

Adam & Me

Adam, Francie & me

We went up to Christina's family's cabin in the mountains for the weekend.

Big Brother

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sonic Youth Mural

I especially like the Safe Auto billboard in the middle...


Gingerbread House

You should probably click through and see the whole set.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Almost done!

Look what some Jackass decided to do...

What you can't see are all the flyers on the ground from the people who have already gotten their mail...

Friday, December 11, 2009

Getting ready

Gingerbread ingredients

To make a gingerbread house!

Smorkin' Labbits Holiday Edition

I couldn't resist.  They came as a set!  I had to get them from Red Hot Robot.  It's so bad for me that I work right next door to the store.  : ) And yes, that is a candy cane sticking out of the snowman's butt.  HAHA!  Love it!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Extra Farm Share goodies!

Farm Share wine & bread

Since it was our last week, they gave us a loaf of bread (they do bread and pastry shares in the winter) and a bottle of wine.

Plaid Cube

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Last Farm Share veggies for the year

Farm Share Haul, 12/09/09

Lollipop Placecards

My Mom is having a Holiday dinner with her girlfriends tonight.  I made these Lollipop place cards for the table.  They're Sugar Plum Lollipops from Smeeks!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Francie by the tree



My friend Dominic and his girlfriend Cassandra came into Smeeks with their dog Herman, and they put this hat from the store on him.  So cute!