Our Colorado Life



Hello Dear Friends and New Subscribers I am dropping in to say Hi and Happy New Year! Thank you for all the well wishes as we ventured up the mountain (we are at 7,300 feet now.) We have arrived safely to our cottage home in Monument Colorado.


The day we arrived it snowed like crazy, we gasped, Sadie chased a rabbit and of course I fell down! But aside from all of that I am here today to welcome you to my world of frosty snow, and magical pines. Our mountain cottage is nestled on 4 acres of Ponderosa Pines. Surprisingly enough we haven't been all that cold(seriously we haven't!) and there is a very real reason why we haven't been too terribly cold...dry air.

My frosty angel



I have discovered that my hair and crackling joints love dry air...my skin does not. I have used a couple of jars of aquaphor on my lips and even on my hands, bottles of lotion too. I now know what alligator skin feels and looks like! EEK! So if you drop by for a visit let me know in advance so I can get my lotion out first!

Buffalo Check Is In Order


I thought I'd share just a few random photos of the house today. Trust me we are in one big old painting, sanding and dusty mess but I did spruce up this room just for you:) This bedroom is one of my favorite rooms in our cottage home and it has become the upstairs guest room and my office. I have just recently painted the walls Olympus White.


My youngest daughter discovered this dreamy white and I am smitten with it now too.

Blue Colorado Skies and Plenty of Sunshine


I am using quite of bit of blue in our cottage home, as my ultimate goal is to bring the pristine and vibrant blue Colorado skies inside! Lots of light, airy, and bright vibes are in order for this home. This particular shade of white has some lovely blue undertones and you can find it at Sherwin Williams (SW6253)

Adding a Chinoiserie lamp and Orchids to a Sofa Table


Incorporating more blue by adding some new accessories as well as some treasured ones on our sofa table. The plate is a gift from my daughter Samantha and the vase was my dear Mother's. I purchased the Chinoiserie lamp from Lamps Plus. I am really pleased with the lamp too. It arrived in a timely manner and very well packaged.

Sofa table Vignette


You may notice there are not any pulls on this sofa table...it has just recently been painted too and I am waiting on my Hobby Lobby order of pulls to arrive. The top of the table is Watery from Behr and it's another great choice of blue too. We use the Marquee which is the paint and primer in one and it provides great coverage.

Thanks for dropping by and let's chat again soon!




XOXOXO