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Wednesday, 30 November 2022

DALí ALIVE at THE LUME Colorado

 Calling all art lovers!

There's a new immersive art exhibition in town that you must check out.

Dalí Alive is a new immersive art exhibition at THE LUME Colorado in Stanley Marketplace, Aurora. This amazing exhibition is created in conjunction with The Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida and showcases a 360 degree immersive digital experience featuring some of Salvador Dalí's most iconic artworks from his long career as the master of surrealism and beyond.

Let's go check it out...

 

One of my favorite things about the Dalí Alive exhibition is that it features two areas where visitors can immerse themselves in Dalí's surreal universe in very different ways.

Friday, 25 November 2022

ICE! at Gaylord Rockies

One of my all time favorite holiday events is back and I'm so excited to share it with you!

ICE! is back at Gaylord Rockies after a two year hiatus and this year it features Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang in scenes from the beloved "A Charlie Brown Christmas" movie.

As the name suggests, ICE! is a holiday exhibition made almost entirely of, you guessed it, ice! The exhibition features ten scenes from "A Charlie Brown Christmas" made of colored and clear ice brought to life with twinkling LED lights and music from the original score. The sculptures are so intricate and the colors so vibrant that Mathilde was convinced they were all really made of plastic! Nope - it's ice, ice baby!

Ok, I just made myself cringe with that one. Let's take a look at some pictures while I compose myself!

Thursday, 17 November 2022

Activity Advent Calendar Ideas

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December is almost here which means it's almost time for the advent calendar. 

There are so many great advent calendar options out there, from the classic variety with the tiny chocolates to very specialized advent calendars with character toys, nail polish, make up, tea bags, jams, wine, socks, and even dog treats. We have a reusable advent calendar that I fill with small treats (usually chocolates) and vouchers for holiday themed activities. We've been using the same advent calendar for over a decade now and it always makes me so happy to take it out of storage and fill it with my home made vouchers each year.


So, just what sorts of activities do I include in our advent calendar each year? 

Good question! I like to include a mix of holiday activities that we can do at home with little effort, as well as fun local holiday events. If you're in Colorado and looking for holiday events check out my Christmas in Denver 2022 post here. For general activities keep on reading for my list below.

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

Christmas in Denver 2022

The holiday season is upon us, and Denver sure knows how to celebrate!

There's something extra magical about the holidays here in Denver. The city lights up with twinkling lights, there are immersive displays and exhibitions, fun events for all ages, holiday markets, and so much more.

Today I'm sharing more than 20 of my favorite family friendly holiday activities in and around Denver. In this post you'll find details for:
🎄 Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens
✨ Trail of Lights at Chatfield Gardens
🎄 Christmas at Gaylord Rockies
✨ Camp Christmas
🎄 Luminova Holidays at Elitch Gardens
✨ Zoo Lights at Denver Zoo
🎄 Denver's Mile High Tree
✨ Christmas in Color
🎄 Denver Christkindl Market
✨ A Hudson Christmas
🎄 Denver's Union Station
✨ Parade of Lights
🎄 Winter Wanderland at Cherry Creek
✨ Downtown Denver Rink
🎄 Light the Lights at Denver City Council Building
✨ The Immersive Nutcracker
🎄 Dr Seuss Experience
✨ Light up the Holidays in Boulder
🎄 Olde Golden Christmas
✨ The Polar Express at Colorado Railroad Museum
🎄 Berthoud Snow Fest 

Let's take a look...

Luminova Holidays
Denver's Mile High Tree
Denver City Council Building
Gaylord Rockies
Denver's Union Station
Camp Christmas
Blossoms of Light at Denver Botanic Gardens
Glacier Point at Gaylord Rockies
Zoo Lights at Denver Zoo
Denver Christkindl Market
Berthoud Snow Fest
Christmas in Color

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Halloween 2022

Halloween is over for another year. 

If you're following along on Instagram you will have already seen all of our Halloween celebrations, but I wanted to share them here on the blog as well.

This year we didn't get out and about as much as I would've liked so there were no trips to see fancy jack-o'lanterns, no Halloween light displays and no meeting creepy Halloween creatures, but we still had a fun Halloween.

While we didn't make it out to any fun Halloween events or exhibitions, we did make it to our local pumpkin patch and of course we dressed up for trick or treating. 

Let's take a look...

Friday, 21 October 2022

Fairy Bread Butter Board

 If you've been anywhere near social media in the past month you've likely seen one of the latest crazy food trends. I'm talking about butter boards! 

If you haven't been on social media and have no idea what I'd talking about, butter boards are basically a charcuterie board consisting of butter and sandwich toppings with bread on the side for scooping up all the deliciousness. I've seen all sorts of butter boards being shared with a good mix of sweet and savory options, but one thing I hadn't seen shared was the good old classic Aussie fairy bread! I mean, what could be easier than a butter board made up of nothing but butter and sprinkles?

So, today I thought I'd share just that: a fairy bread butter board!


This butter board is perfect for kids' birthday parties, picnics, afternoon snacks, breakfast... Basically any occasion that calls for fairy bread is the perfect occasion for a fairy bread butter board. 
 
It feels a little weird calling this a recipe seeing as there are really only three ingredients and absolutely no cooking or baking involved, but I guess anything that involves mixing ingredients together to make a new food is a recipe, right? 

Ok, let's get to it...

What you'll need:
Bread board/chopping block
Block of unsalted butter (softened)
Sprinkles (the round ones are best for fairy bread authenticity)
White fluffy bread (cut into triangles for fairy bread authenticity)


Step 1
Spread the softened butter across the bread board until you have a thin even layer.


Step 2
Sprinkle the sprinkles on top until the butter is completely covered. 


Step 3
Serve with white bread cut into triangles and your favorite Aussie treats on the side. 


Step 4
Use the white bread to scoop up the butter and sprinkles. 


Step 5
Enjoy!


See... wasn't that super simple? So simple in fact that half of the steps I included aren't even really recipe steps! 


Have you made a butter board before? Let me know if you give this one a try!

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