Burgundy & Pink

Denver, Fall, fashion, Style, summer, Warm Weather Go-To's


Burgundy paired with pink may be a fall trend, but since it’s still in the 80’s and 90’s in Denver I’ve modified the trend for hotter temps.  

Phoenix, AZ

Arizona, Family, fashion, Hats, Motherhood, Parenting, Style, Travel Guide, Warm Weather Go-To's


We took the baby on his first flight to Arizona!  We decided to visit Scott’s family in Phoenix and thought that the short 1 hour and 10 minute flight was perfect for Carter’s first aerial adventure.

A Letter to My One-Month-Old Son

Family, Maternity, Motherhood, Pregnancy

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Dear Sweet Boy,

I have loved you from the moment I found out I was pregnant.  I’d been dreaming of you and wishing for you and when I found out you were coming, life changed forever.

I am overjoyed that you came into this world almost three weeks early because that means I have you in my life for those extra days.  Time I will always cherish.

You have turned our world upside down, our nights into days, and have taught us patience and a love so deep it’s scary. You have installed a sense of awe in both me and your father.  How in the world did we make a such a perfect little being?!

I am so very happy and proud to be your mommy.  I promise that I will do my very best to make sure that you are healthy and happy all of your days.  I vow to do everything in my power to make sure you are a gentleman, and that you’re respectful of others.  I pledge to help you become your best self and to make sure you are capable of becoming the man you’d like to be.

Your daddy is a great man, and we are very lucky to have him.  I hope that you inherit his charm, wit and laid back cool.  Look up to him, he is someone to emulate.  He will serve as a terrific role model and will be your very best bud.

You are so loved.



PinkBlush Swing Dress

Denver, fashion, Give-A-Way, lifestyle, Maternity, Pregnancy, Spring

IMG_0354We took a break from decorating the nursery (formerly Scott’s gym) and grabbed a bite to eat on a patio so we could enjoy the lovely weather we’ve been having.

So far, in the nursery we have a crib and a dresser filled with a few cute onesies and things I just couldn’t resist picking up for our little guy.  This past weekend, with some much-needed help from my dad, we focused on giving the space a new coat of paint, installing a new ceiling fan and hanging up some curtains.  I’m so excited to start pulling the baby’s room together and will share more with you in the future.

Coral and A Straw Hat

Denim, Denver, fashion, Hats, Leather, lifestyle, Maternity, Pregnancy, Spring, Warm Weather Go-To's

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The sun was shining in Denver this weekend and it really was such a beautiful couple of days.  On Sunday, Scott and I had our own little date day which was so nice to just have a laid back day to ourselves.  We took the dog to the park, had lunch on a patio (followed by a stop at Dairy Queen… I mean come on, 70 degrees in April calls for a DQ Blizzard), played cornhole in our yard just the two of us (to really take advantage of the warm weather), made dinner and watched a movie.  It was a perfect day!  And now that we have a little one on the way, I’m really trying to cherish the one-on-one time with my husband.

Balenciaga & Baby

fashion, Maternity, Pregnancy

Baby K Announcement


I’ve put the bubbles on hiatus, and for good reason… since I’m expecting!

Our little bundle of joy is due in early August, and Scott and I are over the moon that we are going to be parents.

I found out that I was pregnant on Thanksgiving, which is very fitting for the holiday as we are extremely grateful.  We surprised our families with the news on Christmas and have been slowly sharing with friends and co-workers over the past few months.. and even made it Facebook official on Super Bowl Sunday with the photo above!  We kept our news private for a while which was really special, but now that  I’m showing a little and past the midway point I thought it was time to share with you all.

I’m now 21 weeks and I can’t believe we’re over half way there!  I can’t wait to share more of my journey through pregnancy and motherhood!




Things I’ve Learned From My Grandmother

Birthday Celebration, Entertaining, Family, fashion


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In celebration of my Grammy’s birthday tomorrow, and since I can’t be with her in Tucson to celebrate I’m writing a post including some of the wisdom she’s quietly bestowed over the years.

Let me first just put this out there, my grandmother is one of my very favorite people and I simply adore her.  She is 80-something years old (according to her, a lady never reveals her exact age) and claims to be born on a Leap Day which would make her a quarter of her true age.  She lives in the house my grandfather built during the summers and “snowbirds” in Arizona during the colder months.  Grammy remains very stylish, drives a convertible, enjoys being the hostess at a local pizza parlor when in Denver and loves a good margarita.  I’ve been fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with my grandmother and have picked up on a few things along the way:

  • Dress up for any occasion.  Backyard barbeques are no excuse to look underdressed.
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream can be enjoyed year-round, and must be refrigerated.  Yes, refrigeration was in question at one point and my dear husband had to ingest some curdled Bailey’s to appease Grammy.  Yuck!
  • Put cream on your neck and always, always rub it upwards.  This I’ve been told time and time again prevents wrinkles.
  • Make more food than your guests can possibly eat, and then send the leftovers home with them as parting gifts.
  • Scrub your elbows.  There is no excuse for an ashy elbow.
  • Homemade popcorn and an old movie is the perfect way to spend a night.
  • Learn how to make at least one good pie for special occasions.  (Lemon meringue is one of Grammy’s specialties and it’s heavenly.)
  • Spend time outdoors walking or simply sitting on your back porch soaking up the beauty of nature.
  • If you don’t love your first name, go by your middle.
  • In writing this post, I’ve made a note to self:  Take more pictures with your grandmother so you can cherish them forever.

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Happy Birthday Grammy.  I love you and can’t wait for you to come back to Colorado!

Here’s to all of the strong, wise women in the world from who we can learn a thing or two.  May we know them.  May we raise them.  May we be them.

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Chilly Chicago

Chicago, fashion, travel, Travel Guide, Wedding, Wedding Season, Winter

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I’m finally getting around to posting about our trip to Chicago over New Year’s Eve.  I don’t know where January has gone, but life seems to be moving incredibly fast these days.  January was a terrific month filled with lots of time spent with friends, naps, Netflix and relaxation, and the Broncos kicking butt all the way to the Super Bowl!!!!  Woot!  Woot!