Monday, August 31, 2009

GiLMan, CO

We had a great time digging around Gilman this weekend. This mining town was evacuated in the early 80's because the mine was contaminating the water. Residents had 24 hours to evacuate. The town was pretty big.. bank, bowling alley, hotel, large gymnasium.. we rummaged through it all.We figured out that these windows and doors were store merchandise in storage. Next door was full of roofing materials. This pic of Bri is a perfect depiction of the creepy vibe we felt the entire time we were there. The wind would start blowing and start slamming doors in the houses. I get scared at home when that happens, let alone walking down the main street in a ghost town.This is the bank. and next to it an insurance office. We rummaged through interesting insurance papers. I found a man's certificate of baptism and then his certificate of death. Thousands and thousands of papers in filing cabinets. so spooky.This photo is in the hallway of the hotel. I have no idea who that person is... they just appeared in the viewfinder. Just kidding, it's whitney. We didn't camp in the town this time, thank god. We hiked back to our campsite and ate yummy steaks, potatoes and corn by the fire.
We had a great time.

Friday, August 28, 2009

MeLLow NiGhT**

Vito and I had a mellow night last night at home. We took Cassius to the park and did a little park workout together. We came home and he cooked me a delish dinner. He's been on a fresh pasta kick for awhile and I love it. It so easy, eggs and flour.. and so yummy. We used some onions and peppers from the garden. It's starting to feel like the end of summer... the nights are getting so cool. I really love it. I think Fall is my favorite season. I noticed our neighbors trees are starting to turn.
I hope you enjoy your weekend. Camping tomorrow should be adventurous, I'll take plenty of pics to document.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

MusTeRinG up....

some courage to go back to this ghost town this weekend. Five of us are planning a trip to stay here for the night on Saturday. The last time we went here Vito had a rat the size of a small child hop over his sleeping bag. It's so unbelievably creepy.I'm excited to take some fun pics.

I am covered in goosebumps just looking at these photos.


I like.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A few things I'm LoViNG**

Photos JOshua has taken of Heather and Ali's new baby. I can't wait to meet this babe at Christmas.Art by Elizabeth Bauman

Her paintings are inspired by vintage portraits.This wall in my house.This shirt. It reminds me of the artwork I've been drawing for my show.And this dog I had in my hoodie all last night at my friend Brian's house. HaPpy TuesdAY*

Monday, August 24, 2009


Saturday we had Vito's annual company BBQ at our house. I always look forward to seeing everyone. He works with so many really really cool people. We only ALL get together twice a year, once in the summer and once in February for his "Christmas" party. We really tried this year to get everything ready early so that we could just relax on the day of the party. We did a pretty good job. These are the only two pics I took before people started showing up.

I got a new coffee table! I bought it for 10 bucks off of craigslist and spent last week painting it. I really love it.
We played bocce ball, corn hole and pig (shorter version of horse). Winners won fun gift certificates. I think everyone had a really fun time.
We spent Sunday relaxing and went to see Tarantino's 'Inglorious Bastards.' I loved it.
The last few weekends we've gone to watch matinees in the middle of the day. I love coming out of the theatre when it's still light out.
Hope you had a nice weekend.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Leigh-Ann from The Freckled Nest is doing a super cute sponsor giveaway. One of her sponsors Lune Vintage (who sells my prints in Winnipeg) is giving away one of my prints and other yummy goodies. Go to Leigh-Ann's blog and enter!! YeAh!

I seem to have caught a nasty cold so I'm spending my day dreaming of chicken soup and tea.
Hope you're having a good week.
happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I went out with my friend Anne Marie last night and before we left the house we did a little photo shoot with her cute kids playing in the yard. I took over 50 good ones.. here are a few goodies.
look at that cute profile.And those lips!
I'm taking engagement photos this weekend for a couple and I can't wait.
know of any fun locations??
hapPy TuesdAY**

Monday, August 17, 2009

I LoVe WeeKenDS**

We stayed home all weekend hanging out, it was nice. We worked in the yard Saturday and noticed that most of the flowers are looking a bit wilty. I tried to freshen up vases but the selection is running low.Vito's parents came over for dinner, it was yummy. V made homemade pasta.... mmmm...
And Sunday... we spent most of the day in the garage. We used this beautiful make beautiful frames. I'm having a solo art show!! It's so exciting. 13 new paintings, all fun sizes... oh I can't wait. Mark your calendars Denver friends.. Friday the 13th of November.
It's going to be so fun! I'll give more details as things unfold. I'll be stretching canvas all week. I already know what I'm painting so I'm super anxious to get started. HaPpy MoNDaY!**

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

What we've been up to....

We've been enjoying the last few days of the hot summer. Our garden is finally starting to produce some goodies. I've been giving mint and onions away by the bag full.Vito has been cooking some amazing fresh pasta and seasoning it with goodies from the garden. And... fresh summer desserts! mmm.. On Saturday vito turned the big 33! yay! We went to the rockies game with some of our fav friends and had a really great time.
This is my second week back to school so things have been a bit crazy but I'm starting to get into the routine. Kindergarten comes today for the first day. I love going out and watching all the parents cry as they say goodbye.

I have some exciting news to share this weekend. Something I've started planning for....

Hope your week is going well..
oh! and Heather & Ali had their baby girl! sweet Roma!
I sewed a super cute baby blanket for her while I was in Idaho. I'll snap a few pics before i take it to the post office this afternoon. I'm tempted to keep it for myself.
Happy WedneSDaY!