LEGO KidsFest This Weekend!

LEGO KidsFest
April 27-29, 2012

Congratulations to Angela McDonald, winner of the LEGO KidsFest ticket giveaway!
Friday, April 27 4 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday, April 28 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 29 Session I: 9 am – 1:30 pm Session II: 3 pm – 7:30 pm
(Note: Each session offers the same exhibits and activities)


Colorado Convention Center 700 14th Street Denver, CO 80202

We Are Young Parody ~ Blogger Motivation!

A pitch to start a blog…I think so 😉 Maybe it’s my immature sense of humor or the strange fact that I absolutely love getting older – probably both – but this cracks me up!

We’re Not Young Video

Of the reason’s I take great joy in aging:

Reduced competition in the running world – Oh Ya
I can STILL drink a margaritia…even if I forgot my ID
I know by now who my real friends are (and I HEART YOU <3)
I’ve actually got some game in Trivial Pursuit
No more “is your mom home” when telemarketers call #hastalavistalandline
Respect Your Elders – this kinda works
I’m confident in who I am, where I came from and what I believe
Two words: Older & Wiser
The “OshKosh” jokes are actually kinda funny now
I’ve taken a good look at genetics and fear not #thanksancestors
I do “mature things” like go to bed early, eat breakfast and read the paper!
My little brother is cool and my sis doesn’t eat my lip gloss (as far as I know)
Starting to see what matters and what does not…and how to tell the difference
I better understand my parents and love them anyway
Things like black coffee, dirty martinis and aged cheese are starting to taste good
It’s ok to embrace my nerdy side
I have the best kiddos in the entire world – and adore em’ even when they’re not!
Lookn’ forward to dorm life round #2 (aka: nursing home) …jello shots will be, um, just jello #partyon
AND, I have an opportunity daily to become more of the person I was made to be…

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
Philippians 4:12

Every day is a gift…and I love each and every one (just don’t ask me daily, ha!).


Repurpose Your TP Roll, Not Kidding ;)

Ok, so it sounds like I’m really reaching this time – taking my green initiative to a whole new level by suggesting that saving this small amount of rather *necessary* cardboard might prove beneficial. While it alone might not save the planet, it could be the very tool needed to spruce up that outdated decor…and every effort counts, right!?

Toilet Paper Roll Decorating

I know what you’re thinking – yes, my eyes are still swirling from the subliminal messages found hidden in the deeps of The Lorax, but I have to say, I did sorta love that flick AND if this catches on, yes, a tree or two could be saved. Just one problem – you’ll have to get over the fact that this beautiful art was created by several trips to the restroom! Sounds classy, I know…but as an avid fan of modern wall art and a huge heart for saving our planet, I’m thinking this could be the new solution to that hard-to-decorate space in your home. Simple, low-cost, beautiful, earth-friendly and with unlimited creative potential. LOVE IT!

Photos and full article @MileHighMamas: Toilet Paper Roll Decor #Green-n-Classy


Captain Zipline & Our Lost Canyon Tour

A daring voyage high above the canyons near one of my favorite destinations: Salida, Colorado. Thanks to my valiant friends, shared laughs and an unusually intrepid adventure…this one will go down as a #forevercherishedmemory. Full story coming soon to Mile High Mamas!

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How to Create Beautiful Hairstyles for Girls

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Learn how to create these lovely styles @ Mile High Mamas: “Pretty Easter Hairstyles for Girls” (my model loves her dog, cozy jammies, trips to the pool and has a very hard time holding still for a photo!)


The Lorax, Dr. Seuss ~ Movie Review

What do you do with an animation alluding – possibly a little too much – to controversial issues of conservation, politics, religion and various other propaganda distracting from the message in the original text? You pay a little extra to watch it in 3-D!

Let LOVE save the world…I think Dr. Seuss might like it. Is it really so bad that Ted might find his passion for a green initiative in school-boy twitterpation? What better reason is there!? He heard “I’d probably marry him right on the spot”  …in the voice of Taylor Swift. That was a boy on a mission – he can’t help it that he might save the world too – give him a break, movie critics.

AND if you don’t care for the twists in the movie plot or silly, creative animation, you certainly won’t care for the funky tunes ~ but you might like this humorous video!

Ode to the criticism of a greed-driven capitalistic system and the evils of excess (caution against putting me into a socialist/semi-socialist box, wink)…a massive ruse alluding to the absurdity of, um, bottled water (don’t pay for what ya might find for #free)…and yes, for goodness sake, plant a tree (the ladies will love ya for it!). I should also admit: I cried, yes real tears, at a 3-D animated film – which was made it a little more difficult to notice all the welling up of tears #benefitofhuge3-Dglasses. See the flick, hug a tree, call me a hippie (grandpa) but I loved this film!

The Lorax – Movie Quotes – Fav Picks:

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. The Once-ler

A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean. The Lorax  

‘Cause when a guy does something stupid once, well that’s because he’s a guy. But if he does the same stupid thing twice, that’s usually to impress some girl. The Once-ler

Its not about what it is, Its about what it can become. The Once-ler