Summer Loving

Birthdays continue to give even after the day is over…my man planned a picnic in the park for later in the week (yes I know my birthday was a month ago but I am finally getting around to this post!)

It was a simple picnic but very pleasant…we enjoyed some wine and snacks. We put crab dip over goat cheese on a was so delicious!

Crab Dip & Goat Cheese

Typically, I don’t post much about wine but this was a tasty red wine. My man picked it out…well probably a liquor store worker πŸ˜‰ but we will give him credit.

As you can see, the wine is called Freak Show and has a very active label. It was kind of perfect he got this wine because during this time I was reading Water for Elephants. For those that don’t know this book it is all about the life of someone who spent many years with a circus.


Washington Park in Denver, Colorado is where I spend many days…usually playing volleyball and hanging out with friends. It is a very active park with runners, bikers, skaters, and lots of people playing volleyball, basketball, tennis, soccer, or Frisbee.

This evening, though, we just relaxed, sipped our wine and watched others be active πŸ˜‰

Similar to birthdays, these blog awards continue to give…

Thank you to Bettina at I Want That Kangaroo! for her nomination. Bettina writes about her experiences in Australia and gives helpful information for anyone looking to travel there.

Versatile Blogger Award – Rules for Winners

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog.
2. Choose fifteen blogs to nominate and let them know by leaving a comment.
3. Request that the chosen blogs pass on the award to their favourite fifteen.
4. Copy and paste the award on your blog post.
5. List seven things about yourself.

Here are all the bloggers I want to recognize…

1. Movin’ On
2. Gluten Free Zen
3. Feed the Piglet
4. Fig & Quince
5. Ichigo Shortcake
6. Cravesadventure
7. Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride **Colorado blogger**
8. some life and mostly imagination
9. The Hungry Mum
10. Keep Calm and Eat On
11. Filing Away Cupcakes
12. Books, cupcakes, and cats chasing chipmunks
13. Cuminseeds
14. Food for Fun
15. And They Cooked Happily Ever After

Listenin’ to:

~Emmylou by First Aid Kit

Also see:


Denver Beer Co.


24 responses to “Summer Loving

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  2. Dear Lilly Sue,
    Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for recognizing my blog! I know I am VERY late, and I’m so sorry :-/ But I am back online now πŸ™‚
    It looked like a very romantic picnic that you had!
    Again, thank you!

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  4. Thank you Lilly Sue. I greatly appreciate your nomination. My very first and it feels great to know people like the little blog posts I squirt out now and then. On the other hand you have quite the interesting blog here.
    Thanks again πŸ™‚

  5. thanks so much for the vote Lilly! I love your blog – and your love for beer! Just got back from the Sierra Nevada brewery in CA and it was awesome! If you’re ever out that way, def. worth a stop. Hope to recreate their ‘beer cheese and pretzel’ appetizer someday – it was beyond!

    • Aww man I can’t wait to get out to CA for some breweries…so many I want to check out! Stone, Green Flash, and just recently heard of one called Mammoth Brewing…I will definitely have to check out Sierra Nevada as well. They have some good beers and that appetizer sounds yum! πŸ˜€

    • Ya, actually recently wash park has been getting some bad rep from people that live around the area….i guess there have been some stupid people that are ruining our wash park! lol but in general most people love wash park…and a documentary might help the situation!! πŸ˜€

      Thanks El Jefe

  6. Happy Belated Birthday! (I love birthdays that continue and continue…)

    Thanks ever so much for the award! But most of all congratulations on receiving yours! Well deserved (she says as Emmylou wails in the background.) Keep on bloggin’ πŸ˜‰

  7. Thanks again for the nom, Lilly Sue πŸ™‚ Re: bday celebrations. Sounds like you have yourself a very good man. The wine looks amazing. And I always love your tunes!

  8. Oh and by the way, WordPress has a limit as to how many tags and categories you can use. If you go over 15 in total, your post won’t show up in the Reader. I follow myself and make sure that my posts show up there. I learned the hard way!

  9. Thank you so much for the award!
    I’ve been into your blog today, but only as far as your trip to visit your brother. Sounded a lot of fun. I guess brick houses are unusual In the States, although Manhattan is full of them. Don’t ya just love NYC!

    • I LOVE NYC!! I hope to live there someday or at least somewhere on the east coast πŸ™‚ We have beautiful brick houses as well but not necessarily in the neighborhood I live in.

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