September 14th, 2014
We drove over 13 switchbacks into the Fraser Valley in Colorado and wound our way up to the top of one of the Rocky Mountains to check on the 4.58 acres of land we own. After arriving, we decided it would be a good idea to put up an address sign.
Perry bought the supplies at Ace Hardware in Fraser. He borrowed a shovel from one of the neighbors.
Dehydration can cause serious health problems in the mountains. Perry put his drink container on a nearby tree stump and began digging a hole for the long metal stake.
With the pole sturdy in the ground, Perry screwed on the address for our beautiful acres.
September 8th, 2014
Teachers love our products for drink containers sitting on their desks or podiums. Kup Kaps help keep germs out of mugs. Their drinks stay hotter, longer when interruptions happen. Kup Kollars stop condensation puddles.
From Annie, a creative elementary teacher in Texas:
“Hi Irene, I thought you would get a kick out of this…. As I was getting some things ready for school, I realized how much my Kup Kollar matched!!! Very cool!! I am all about being color coordinated! Lol!!! I love my black & pink!”
September 1st, 2014
An hour into the Concert in the Park, dark clouds began gathering over the Rocky Mountains. Mary wasn’t going to need her hat and sunglasses for sun protection much longer.
The clouds continued to darken and grow thicker.
When the concert was ending, the rain began to fall as a cool sprinkle but turned into raindrops. We noticed the long rainbow while we picked up our chairs and drinks to walk back to the Burns’ home.
On the walk back, we saw the effect of the setting sun on the clouds over the Rocky Mountains. The Colorado skies had entertained us with a colorful performance also!
August 25th, 2014
It’s always fun to bring together friends and families to the neighborhood park for food, drink, and games. Add in a band playing retro music from the 80’s is the frosting on the cake. Hugh and Perry toast days gone by!
The band leader reminded us of retro clothing.
The kool band really rocked it out. We had fun playing name that tune at the beginning of every band number. Perry won!
August 18th, 2014
I put a colorful cup cozy in my purse to use at the Denver Botanical Gardens because I knew it would be a day of many hues and shades!
I thought, “So many flowers, so little time!”
If you haven’t visited the Denver Botanical Gardens, you are missing one of Colorado’s many gems!
August 11th, 2014
At the Denver Botanical Gardens, a Japanese tea ceremony is served at the tea house located in the tea garden. The tea house was designed by Dr. Koichi Kawana and constructed in Japan. It was then disassembled and shipped to Denver. A team of Japanese craftsmen carefully rebuilt it.
Sean and Pam stopped to read the information sign at the entrance to the tea garden.
The fountain in the tea garden is stocked with fish.
There are several bonsai trees on display. The trees not suited to the Colorado climate are in a greenhouse.
Visit this tranquil garden and you will feel more peaceful when you leave.
August 4th, 2014
When we visited the Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO it was a hot dry day. We found relief at the Café next to a beautiful pond. There were outside tables under a huge shade tree. I bought an iced tea which was very good.
The pond was filled with glass sculptures in the Chihuly Exhibit. Dale Chihuly is known for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement that changed people’s perceptions about glass creations. People have begun to see glass works as art not a craft. He uses the team approach for blowing glass.
We discovered another pond filled with Chihuly’s large floating bulbs. On one side there was a boat filled with more glass designs and colors. This is a beautiful unique exhibit with many displays throughout the Botancial Gardens!
July 28th, 2014
After Perry taught his seminar, he joined me at the beach with sunscreen on and his water bottle in hand. We set off to find sand castles and sculptures.
I awarded this creative castle First Place for Size and Complexity.
The shark’s teeth were carefully placed seashells to win the Most Scary Award.
This castle won the Most Creative Award because it had a moat with a bridge, bird feathers to represent flags, and a beautiful top wall.
An eight year old boy built this castle. He won the Cuteness Award just because!
July 21st, 2014
I always have a water bottle and sunscreen with me when I go to the beach in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida. Salt water dehydrates a person quickly. My fair skin burns in 10 minutes.
This is important information worthy of mentioning on my blog so I decided to shoot photos for a blog post. I thought it should be easy; however, the ocean decided to challenge me!
Even small waves became a problem causing me to run after the water bottle or sunscreen before the wave took them out to sea!
July 14th, 2014
From a new customer who really “gets it” about our unique Thinsulate insulated wraps for ice-cream containers. That’s kool!
Hi, I searched on Google for Ice cream container cozy. Most cozies ended up being for pints and I was looking for quart size. The others I found, like on Etsy and Ebay were crocheted. The Thinsulate insulation on yours was the top selling point though I liked the choice of designs also.
I became recently addicted to Trader Joe’s Mint Chip ice cream. For the first time in my life, I started eating ice cream right out of the carton and using a towel wrapped around it because of the coldness. Then last Friday when I bought a new supply, there was a lot of ice cream dribbled over on the sides of the cartons and I wondered if there were cozies for ice cream cartons, hence my Google search.
Can’t wait to get them, hope they fit. Once warm weather comes, the Thinsulate insulation will come in handy also.
Denver, Colorado is very excited about having a new Trader Joe’s in their beautiful city!