Loving shades of Blue this Spring.

Kraig had Patriot’s Day off from work this year, so I decided to take the day off as well so we could spend the day together.  I got really excited that the sun was shining over the weekend, so I broke out some spring clothing on Saturday!

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Necklace – old from J. Crew. Similar here, here, and here.

Shirt – old from Anthropologie. Similar here and here.

Pants – Forever 21! They’re so long, so I had to wear 4-5 inch wedges with them. I should probably get them hemmed. They have an elastic waist, so they’re super comfortable.

We went to the new Slumbrew Brewery location on Saturday night to check out the space. It was the second night of their soft opening and was crowded. Once we got a seat and waited 15 minutes or more to order a beer, things were good. It took a long time to get the bartender’s attention. Since it was a soft opening, I guess you can expect chaos. The food menu looked good and the beers were tasty, so I would definitely go back another time.  Once we did get service, the bartender was very nice.

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I wasn’t able to snag anything at the Lilly for Target sale on Sunday morning, but I’ll admit I only looked online. I have a few friends that went in person early in the morning that didn’t have any luck either.  I chose to try and shop it from the comfort of my couch in my new pineapple pjs from Vikkies. These are so comfy and pineapples are everywhere right now. They’re the perfect lightweight pajamas for the spring and fall. I’ve had these super toasty warm UGG slippers for a few years now. It’s almost time for a new pair.

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Kraig and I spent the day meeting up with his brother and his girlfriend for lunch at The Fat Cat in Quincy.  They have the best chicken wings there. I think their wings are better than their famous mac and cheese.  I decided to break out my white jeans before Memorial Day because I honestly think it gets too hot here in the summer for jeans.

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Necklace – old from J. Crew. Similar here, here, and here.

Shirt – J. Crew available here.

Pants – Old pair of Joe’s jeans. Similar here and here.

Coat – Old by Mackage. Similar here and here.

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On Monday, Kraig and I went to Sofra Bakery for lunch.  Make sure you get the whipped feta if you ever go here. It tastes so yummy with their crackers and bread.

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What a wonderful way to spend the long weekend together!

A weekend in Colorado ~ April 2015

Kraig and I spent the first weekend of April visiting two of our friends in Colorado. They live in Denver, so that’s where we stayed. Denver is such a fun city with beautiful sights accompanied by a foodie and beer scene.

We spent our first day exploring Denver.  We had a delicious breakfast at Jelly and I got the Tres Leches Pancakes.

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After Cheesman, we grabbed some light bites at a Mexican restaurant before heading to OMF Brewery to do some beer tasting with friends.  My sister-in-law’s little brother lives in Denver, so we met up with him for a drink there.

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After OMF, we grabbed dinner at Linger which has amazing cocktails and small plates to share for the table. My favorite plate there were the lamb kebabs.

The next day was spent exploring A LOT. Our hosts Tyler and Jessie were so kind and drove us around to see so much which was very thoughtful of them. We had amazing breakfast tacos in Denver, drove through Boulder, headed to Estes Park, and saw glimpses of the hotel from the shining.

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Brewery/pub in Boulder.

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Driving to/in/around/from Estes Park.

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And visiting near one of The Shining hotels.

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Colorado, you’re one fun, beautiful state! The only precautions I want to tell readers about is how dry the air is which I didn’t expect. My skin was getting worse out there than it does during a New England winter. Make sure to drink plenty of water and pack lotion if you’re planning a visit. We also both felt slight cases of altitude sickness in Denver and while we were up in the mountains near Estes Park.  We started taking Ginkgo Biloba a few days before flying out to Denver and continued to take it while we were there to help prevent altitude sickness. You’re suppose to start taking it two weeks before changing altitudes, so maybe if we followed that guideline, we wouldn’t have felt the altitude difference as badly. Nothing too serious happened, just shortness of breath and more difficulty walking. Needless to say, we did not end up doing any hiking. We both definitely want to go back for another visit and will make sure to start taking Gingko earlier for our next trip.

Thank you Tyler and Jessie for letting us stay with you and a wonderful, fun weekend filled with amazing food, company, and beer!