Sunday, February 22, 2015

Upstairs Circus

A year ago,  I started getting together with other Moms from school.  Moms that I already knew and Moms that I wanted to know better.  We had a few fun outings together and then things kind of fell apart.  My best friend was diagnosed with cancer and someone I thought was my friend, left me hanging.  I started getting moms together again for breakfast on the first day of school and it was the best thing for me.  I love connecting with my fellow Moms and sharing stories and getting to know each other better.

Several of these Moms have become my closest friends.  It's a total bonus that some of their kids are my kids besties!   I invited a handful of friends to join me in Downtown Denver for some crafting fun with mimosas.  Three lovely ladies took me up on it and we had the best time!

Welcome to Upstairs Circus!

On the weekends, you can make a craft and have bottomless mimosas for the low price of $35.  They have so many great choices of crafts, even for people that claim they aren't crafty.  The really interesting thing is that you get better at your craft and closer to your friends with each refill of your glass.  

I went with the Hex Nut Bracelet so that I could learn a new skill and open an Etsy store so my husband will get off my back about getting a job to support my family.  I LOVE my new bracelet and can't wait to go back and learn another skill. 

The very best thing about Upstairs Circus is that they are practically across the street from the new Union Station and you can take the light rail from all over the city and have a great time with your friends.  There are a number of restaurants at the Union Station and in the neighborhood to have lunch when you are done.  Be advised that people will be fawning all over you about how awesome you and your project are wherever you go.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Caution: Brewing Company

Last weekend, Keith and I went out on a date.  Our main objective was to see American Sniper and to have a nice chat over a martini.  My little secret was that we would be stopping at Caution: Brewing Co on the way home for a night cap.

As you recall, one of my goals for the new year is to visit some craft beer pubs with my darling husband.  This is the first stop in the #weissbeerbucketlist.

One of the first things I liked about Caution is that they are close to my house.  Within 5 minutes, I can have my butt on a stool.  This was also good because the night we went it started to snow as we arrived and it was blizzarding by the time we left.

I was intrigued by the Wild Blonde Ale because it is made with Minnesota Lake Rice.  It was really good and more light than some craft beers I've had before.

After trying several beers, Keith decided on the Hippity Hops IPA.  He thought it was great because he doesn't like hoppy beers.  He could definitely taste the slight chrysanthemum and thought it really enhanced the beer.

We laughed over the name of this beer and then went home.

It's funny to us because Keith's mom uses a walker. 

Caution: West is located in Lakewood Colorado on Wadsworth next to Wing Stop.  They don't serve food but you can grab anything you want and bring it in.  They also have some fun games host trivia and game nights.

Caution: West
1057 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Unit 60
Lakewood, CO 80226