Colorado & St. Louis - Lots & Lots O' Photos

so, i've been a busy, busy bee the last few days.
some friends from New Zealand have been staying with us this past week
and it's been a BLAST!
we've had tons of fun showing them our little part of the world.

so, in the midst of all the business, i'm popping in to share some photos of mine & tim's recent trips!

are you ready for some Colorado & St. Louis beauty?!
i hope so. because here it is!

we celebrated a beautiful year of marriage in the mountains of colorado.
we went on this real-life steam train. it was gorgeous!

and then we had a quick weekend trip to St. Louis.
i did a craft show down there (Craft-O-Matic, to be exact.)
we made a little detour to Springfield to visit the amazing Red Velvet shop!
what a dreamy little place it is, to say the least.

sorry for lots & lots of photos!
well, actually...i don't know why i'd apologize..
aren't photos your very favorite part of blog-reading?!

anyway, i hope you all had a beautiful father's day!

happy monday ;)



  1. ohhhh. st. louis is my hometown (i'm currently located in san diego) - and it's so good seeing pictures of the glorious midwest and elsie's shop! i've been following you since your xanga days - years and years ago, somehow RANDMOLY - but your blog is one of my favorites! thanks for great pictures, creativity, and showcasing cheap, thrift store fashion - it's the best!

  2. Ahhh so happy for you that you went to the RV shop! Ahh it looks like such a dream.

    Also I wonder if I would know the kiwi's that came over?

  3. Dudeeee! No need to apologize for totally awesome pictage! At all! Great snaps! And Happy Anniversary...belated... Oh! And so jealous you got to go to Red Velvet! Luckyyyyy! The pics you got inside the shop are phenom!
    Janette, the Jongleur

  4. i died looking at the train and thennn when i saw pictures of red velvet shop i died even more!!! so cute, this looks like the best anniversary trip ever!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  5. Colorado looks so pretty! And how exciting to go to the Red Velvet shop! ♥

  6. AMAZING! Love the photographs!!!

    I so want to go to Colorado now! Haha.

    You both look stunning.

    And I wouldn't mind visiting that store! It looks so cute.


  7. photos are my favorite part!

    all of these are beautiful. i want to visit that shop!!!

  8. Love all the photos! It was so much fun having you in Colorado! I found out i have yet another friend in Chicago so it's high time i paid all of your a visit.

    Red velvet looks like such a gorgeous place! i love amazing thrift stores. If you are ever in Austin you'll have to check out Uncommon objects- it's the best thrift store i've ever seen.

  9. how wonderful! looks like you had a great time. I'm
    totally jealous that you got to visit the RV shop... my husband and I were so close yet so far this past march (2 hrs away in KC but didn't have time to drive to Springfield...), but maybe one day!! :)

  10. I can't tell you how much I like this post! :)

    Really like the train!


  11. you have a lovely blog! these photos are lovely. i'm going to follow.


  12. you dont have to apologize for these pics we have to thank you ! this is absolutely gorgeous ! love love love it !

    maybe we can follow each other?

    xx nat

  13. wow you seriously take AMAZING photos. i love all the lighting and the shots of Colorado and St. Louis. i wanna go now!! :) love the food shots too and the clothing shop. everything's beautiful! :)

    <3, Kathleen.

  14. great photos, but i wanna know did u try the cupcakes? if so, what flavor, & how were they?

  15. LOOOOVE your blog! I just came across it by chance and can't get over how cute it is! These pictures are amazing btw! <3

  16. that train ride must have been beautiful and so much fun. I love your blog lady. The lay out is so pretty. Happy aniversay

  17. Nice photos. Maybe we can follow each other?

  18. Congrats on your one year! It looks like you had an amazing time are you pictures are simply beautiful. I wish the two of you a life full of happy memories and great adventures.
    Much Love,

  19. SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!!!!!!!!! you met THE Elsie and her adorable sissy too?! oh bless my stars, i would be in blogger girl heaven. she is so faved and such an insp to me. was she just as amazing in the reals??? i dream of getting there one day. you guys really go on the most fun journeys, i've loved all the shares along the way. there can never be too many photos for me, keep em' coming girl. love the way you celebrated your anniversary. xo ♥