{Weekending} with color


We celebrated my birthday this weekend. Two days early, but since I’m a fan of week-long celebrations it was all ok by me.

Saturday was a day for trying new things. I’d been wanting to go to the restaurant at Fort Collins Brewery since we were supposed to go for our anniversary. That didn’t work out so I planned my birthday party to make up for it. I filled a table (or three) with family and friends. Hello, blessing!

Gravity 1020 was a bit more gourmet and fancy food than our normal Chili’s and Applebees fare. We tried several things, six appetizers plus a main…it was a perfect special occasion lunch. Everything was yummy, and I had a blast trying new tastes. Grilled flatbread with peaches and poblanos? Bring it on.

They also made me an incredible carrot cake birthday cake. I just asked for a cake and they did the deciding. It was great. A massive thing that was delicious!

We took a brewery tour as well, and sampled a dozen beers…5 full time, 7 seasonal. Sadly, we only really liked one of them – Wit & Wild. It was the experience that was so much fun. Trying new things, even if we didn’t love them all.

My family and I wondered old town Fort Collins after lunch. There was a car show happening and my car guy had to get in a little peek. Then for dinner we tried another new place called Scrumpy’s Hard Cider Bar. The tasting there went way better! Six different ciders and we didn’t leave any in the glasses. My favorite was Foxbarrel Blackberry Pear. Yum!

So, Saturday was full up of bright memory making awesomeness!


Come Sunday I decided to quit staring at the square of blue on our bedroom wall and just go for it. And I did. I tackled painting our ceiling too, which is why I only got one wall done. I wanted to be done painting by dinner. The ceiling was more grey than I realized -fresh white paint will really show you some dirt.

For the wall color I choose to go with the pale blue in the quilt; a color called Sparkling Spring. I waffled with grey or a more grey-blue, in the end going with a brighter option. The hubs liked that color best anyway. I’m just ready for the lightness it brings our room, even though I find the dark gold of our previous color warm and inviting.

So, I painted enough to get the bed moved…oh yeah, I’m rearranging while I’m at it. Yep, hubs was super excited about that, too. He puts up with my indecisive decorator mind so well! He even got our bedside lamps moved for me so it feels like the one wall is really done. I’ve just a little more to do. I think it’ll be a busy week! It was certainly a busy, colorful weekending!

What’s been keeping you busy lately? Celebrating? Decorating? Life?
How was your weekending?


About Stephanie

I'm a thirty-something wife, a Mama who loves family, dogs & bunnies. A daughter who loves to cook & bake. A sister who loves to sew & knit. A friend who loves to gab & laugh. I'm a christian & a maker of things. I'm a curator of memories, a photographer of life, a writer of stories. I'm a girl who is learning to love the richness of life in all it's fullness. A girl choosing to seek gratitude for my ordinary everyday. A girl learning about choosing to live in joy. Connect with me on Twitter/Instagram/Flickr @BextraordinaryU

One response to “{Weekending} with color

  1. Aubrey R

    Your husband is a saint, first of all. 🙂 And bright blue sounds so cheery–I bet it’ll be awesome!

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