Wednesday, September 15, 2021


Hey y'all! So I am working through some technical difficulties...that are 100 percent my fault! So as you will see, some stuff looks weird around here! But we shall get working on a solution and be back on track in a few weeks. Hope y'all are well — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Week Re-Cap

Is summer really over? 
Got to try Wing Wok and it was so saucy! 
Tiramisu topped black tea from Like Tea.
Stuboy's BBQ near Park Meadows
Friday night at the Denver Botanic Gardens
Rice krispies ice cream from Liks
Strawberry croissant from Southlands Farmers Market
Saturday at Berry Patch Farms
Butter flight at Bella la Crema in Lyons
Saturday in downtown Lyons
Vanilla & chocolate swirl at Lyons Dairy Bar
Banana cocktail from Retrograde
Quiet night at Union Station

Monday, September 6, 2021

Monday Links

Please donate to Planned Parenthood because this SB8 law makes me want to scream.

These bags have the best resale value...I think I might want a Jackie bag??

This Boston, members-only social club looks amazing.

Learn about the history of the obelisk — such a cool architectural piece.

Billie Jean King is quite the inspiration. 

Denver Friends: Historic Denver announced 50 actions for 50 of the city's beloved buildings — I have big hopes for Lakeside Amusement Park.

Ooo, I'm a big fan of this dress.

Very interested to see what happens with cupcakes and cashmere, this was the first blog I started reading back in like 2011...and I've read it every morning since. 

Some last-of-the-summer inspiration.

Books to read this fall because it's not like your TBR isn't long enough...

This site has incredible vintage finds.

Fall recipes to get ya in the mood, because it is September y'all! 

Loved this f-word laden op-ed about the vaccine. 

Adding these new Austin restaurants to my must-visit list. 

Love Courtney

Friday, September 3, 2021

Summer To Do List Update

This is the last update before the wrap up so I only have a little bit of time to get the last few things done— xoxo darling, Hayden.

Newly Completed/Partially Completed:

Find a new pair of sunglasses — Completed this when I bought these cute heart-shaped glasses for the blog's ninth birthday shoot

Go on a Girls Trip — I've done two of these now! Liz and I went to Camp Amache while Jess and I went to Vail. Both were so much fun! 

Make s'mores — I finally bought the supplies and made breakfast s'mores...t'was a great decision.
Go on three day-trip roadtrips — I've now done more than three with my trip to Camp Amache and another trip I'll be posting about soon! 

Drink rose & read an entire book outside — Finished A Rogue of One's Own in an afternoon and I loved it so much! 

Better your frozen drink game — I have finally perfect my frose and the trick is to freeze your juice into ice cubes — so grapefruit juice, watermelon juice, strawberry juice, etc. 

Ride a carousel — Woo! 

Try all the farmers markets — I have three left! 

Taste-test all the ice cream parlors — I think I have like two left in the Denver area. 

Visit the botanical garden — Going tonight! 

Pick some flowers — Going tomorrow! 

Read some beach reads — I'm planning on reading all day on Monday.

Already Completed:

Make popsicles
Go to a fair
Try on a nap dress 
Find a "Beer of the Summer" 
Splash in a pool
See a traveling exhibit 

Up Next:

Have patio drinks with friends
Eat ice cream in a park
Go for a campus walk
Visit a new park

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Monthly Inspiration No. 23

Can y'all believe it is September?  I certainly can't! I'm shook that college football season is upon us this weekend. But I am thrilled. I'm ready for the weather to get chillier, I'm ready for sweaters and I'm ready to enjoy some pumpkin spice...I won't lie. I've also felt like the end of August/beginning of September is kind of a restart...maybe it's the idea of people going back to school? I just kind of feel like a refresh is in sight. How are y'all? — xoxo darling, Hayden

House, Field of Flowers, Bouquet of Flowers, Pink Sweater, Scarf, House Interior, Orange Coat

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Week Re-Cap

Meet Amelia — the newest member of my family!!
It's been quite a stressful time recently...job stuff, life stuff, etc...but at the same time it has also been a blast. I ate a lot of amazing food last week and got to see amazing friends. I'm excited for the long weekend though, I have a bunch of stuff to do and then I want at least one day of relaxation. How are y'all? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Tried the new Yum Yum Ice Cream and loved the "movie snacks" flavor.

Esters has a pizza with potatoes on it and I'm in love.
Sunday was a beautiful day for a soccer game.
Banomanom is the best food truck in Denver.

Austin bought the cutest basket at the market.
Brunch at Grind Kitchen
Such good cookies from The Urban Cookie
Vegan breakfast sandwich
Dinner at Bungalow

So Radish vegan tacos

It was my third anniversary of moving to Denver so I got a cute lil pumpkin cake.

My parents sent me The Bagel Factory bagels and I was so excited.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

University of Texas at Austin Burnt Orange Clohtes

Can y'all believe Texas football season is just over a week away?  I am so excited to be back in my burnt orange almost every day, so I thought I would round-up some burnt orange items for you to add to your wardrobe. Yes, you can wear all of these if you went to UT but also, burnt orange screams fall, so wear them if you aren't even a Longhorn. Hook em — xoxo darling, Hayden.

From left to right, top to bottom: 1. Puff Sleeve Top, 2. T-Shirt, 3. Check Dress, 4. Stripe Turtleneck, 5. Puff Sleeve Dress, 6. Jumpsuit, 7. Dress with Flower Cutouts, 8. T-Shirt, 9. Long Jacket, 10. Maxi Dress, 11. Strap Dress, 12. Halter Neck Dress, 13. Texas Sweatshirt, 14. Shorts with White Belt, 15. Leggings, 16. Babydoll Longsleeve Shirt, 17. Shorts, 18. Boots, 19. Pattern Dress, 20. Mask, 21. V-Neck Sweater, 22. Floral V-Neck Dress, 23. Scarf, 24. Pants, 25. Swiss Dot Dress, 26. Pattern Maxi, 27. Stripe Sweater, 28. Pom Pom Sweater, 29. Bandana, 30. Nap Dress, 31. Crewneck Sweater, 32. Turtleneck, 33. Jacket, 34. Cableknit, 35. Pattern Skirt, 36. Jacket, 37. Longsleeve Shirt, 38. Sleeveless Dress, 39. Hoodie, 40. Cropped Sweater, 41. Skort, 42. Heels, 43. Ruffled Dress, 44. Floral White Dress, 45. Slides, 46. Belt Tie Dress, 47. Halter Neck Top, 48. Peasant Dress, 49. Tunic, 50. Sweatshirt, 51. Button Front Dress, 52. T-Shirt, 53. Embroidered Top, 54. Floral Shirt, 55. White and Orange Embroidered Top, 56. Ruched Tank, 57. Orange Patterned Blouse, 58. Gingham Button Front, 59. High Neck Blouse, 60. Collared Button Down, 61. Gingham Shirt, 62. Sweater Vest, 63. Ombre Sweater, 64. Patterned Longsleeve Dress, 65. V-Neck Tee, 66. Tiered Ruffle Dress, 67. Ruffle Sleeveless Dress, 68. Velvet Longsleeve Dress, 69. Gingham Puff Sleeve Shirt, 70. Texas V-Neck Tee, 71. Go Horns Go Tee, 72. Texas Longhorns Tee, 73. Texas Forever Tee, 74. Texas Star Tee, 75. Texas Block Tee, 76. Bevo Tee, 77. Longsleeve Flowing Blouse, 78. Patterned Top, 79. Polka Dot Top, 80. Collared Dress, 81. Sleeveless Top, 82. Front Tie Dress, 83. Jacket, 84. Ruffle Top, 85. Paperbag Pants, 86. Tee, 87. Swiss Dot V-Neck Blouse

Monday, August 30, 2021

Monday Links

Happy Monday! — xoxo darling, Hayden

I am 100 percent here for 60s fashion!

God, now I just want to jet-set off to Edinburgh for the rest of the year!

Denver friends: WeldWerks Brewing is opening in the Springs in 2022!

This made me laugh a little too hard — future boyfriends of mine beware!

Obsessed with these historic homes that are more than 100 years old!

Teen bedrooms are always the best!

Loved learning about historic All-Black towns of Oklahoma

This colorful home is amazing.

Fall-inspired outfits from rom-coms...I desperately want that that white sweater from When Harry Met Sally.

V excited that Miss Scarlet and the Duke is coming back for a second season! 

Oh goodness, I'm loving this Instagram account that shows off old-school J. Crew.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Week Re-Cap

Mango sorbet from Scoops

Yes, week re-cap is a day late but hopefully all of the photos of food make up for it! How are y'all doing? — xoxo darling, Hayden
Wine event at Bigsby's Folly
Mint chocolate chip ice cream from Em's.
Got these fun herbs for my shower!
Amazing grilled cheese at Red Barber
Catbird Hotel just opened in RiNo and it's great! 
Red Barber has the best frose in Denver.
Cannot believe the rooftop at Catbird.
Beer at Cohesion Brewing
Lunch at Mister Oso

Lunch at Lucy's Tacos in Lamar.
Got to visit Camp Amache — a post is coming later! 
Sandy's Hometown Bakery in Limon

Trying to get late night pool sessions in before it closes.

Breakfast tacos on cute plates on a Friday night. 
Got this amazing vintage plate on Etsy!
Milkshakes from Rosie's Diner
Drove by the Westminster Castle.