Friday, April 30, 2021

61 in 1001 Update

Began: February 14, 2020
Ends: November 11, 2022
16 completed, 45 to go!
In Progress

Catch up on how I've been doing on my 61 in 1001 — xoxo darling, Hayden.

J U S T     F I N I S H E D

35. Go to a wedding — I attended Sophie's wedding this week and it was absolutely magical. Truly cannot believe it had taken me this long to go to a wedding but I'm thrilled her's was my first. 
C U R R E N T L Y     W O R K I N G     O N
1. Read 100 books — I've now read 53 so I'm officially halfway there! I'm back on my audio book kick so I should be getting some knocked out easily.
17. Visit a new national park — My parents are flying out in late-May for a whirlwind trip through Colorado/Utah and we will be going to quite a few national parks that I have yet to cross off my list. 
30. Do something for my career — I completed my leadership program at my job (and did my huge presentation, what a relief!). The idea I pitched is being put into place as is something else I pitched about TikTok. But the biggest project of my career is coming out mid-May, and I couldn't be more excited to share it with you!!
49. Go to 20 new coffee shops — Now that I'm fully vaccinated (and things are starting to open back up) I want to get back on this. Also, with the spring/summer months upon us more patios will be opening! 
54. Attend a state fair — This is currently on the docket as a work trip in late-August, so keep your fingers crossed!

55. Buy something big for myself — I've decided what I want to purchase (hint). My plan is to get it for myself this summer. 
57. Keep fresh flowers in the apartment for 3 months — Bought my first bouquet last week so here we go! 
59. Go flower picking — Working on plans for this one...

C U R R E N T L Y     I M P O S S I B L E

2. Travel to a new state
7. Go on a girls trip
8. See 6 plays
10. Take a spontaneous trip
12. Visit a dermatologist
13. Visit a friend (not Hannah)
15. See 3 more live shows
19. Find a financial planner
20. Go to therapy
23. See the Kit Carson Carousel
24. Travel by myself
25. Attend the symphony
29. Travel to a new country
31. Throw 3 more parties
33. See an opera
37. Shoot a gun
39. Go to a basketball or hockey game
41. Go on a fall foliage road trip
45. Attend a caucus
48. Take a cooking class
52. See Beyoncé (if possible)
53. Go to a drag brunch
61. Finish this entire list in the time frame

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Week Re-Cap

Reunited with college friends at Sophie's wedding.

Happy Thursday! Yes, we are off by a day, but ya know what? Life happens. This last week was an absolute dream. I got back to CO and the weather has been lovely and terrible at the same time. I've started walking again, although dang it is hard! But most importantly I went to Dallas for one of my amazing friend's, Sophie, wedding. It was my first wedding (wild, I know) and I got to reunite with my best friend for 24 hours. Obviously, lots of food and drink stops ensued. T'was glorious.

When I got back it was time to finish the final proof of my big work project that will be out mid-May. I cannot believe it's finally here! I went to the office for the first time in forever and loved it. Truly cannot believe it has been so long and how much I missed my desk. 

I don't have any plans for the rest of the week but I'm sure things will pop up. How are you? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Spring is springing in Denver!

Tried Playa Bowls in downtown Littleton.

Gorg tiramisu from Gelato & Co.

Vegetarian sushi from Fujiyama in Highlands Ranch.

Finally saw Blair & Lauren for dinner at Perdida.

The fries were so good!
Sophie's wedding.

The most amazing selection of food at Sophie's wedding.
Sweetest couple.
She got to sit at the head table? Who is she??
My big!

Love this idea for the cocktail hour.

Favorite shop in Dallas — Jade & Clover.

Deep Ellum was looking cute on Sunday.

Sunday brunch at Bread Winners on McKinney.
Reunited and it felt so good!

Midnight Rambler in downtown Dallas is cute.

Drinks at Botanist in Bishop Arts.
Oddfellows for dinner in Bishop Arts.
So good!
Cake Bar goodness.

Babb Brothers BBQ tacos.
Finally visited my office after a year and three months. I missed it so much! 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Can y'all believe Mother's Day is right around the corner? Get her something she'll love (and that's cute) — xoxo darling, Hayden.

1. Woven Basket, 2. Camera Bag, 3. Art, 4. Paris Print, 5. Reusable Sponge Cloths, 6. Vase, 7, Foot Mask, 8. Workout Weights, 9. Sports Bra, 10. Bookends, 11. Mixer, 12. Mama Card, 13. Mask, 14. Body Wash, 15. The Four Winds, 16. Loafers, 17. Mom Hugs Card, 18. Hair Bow, 19. Wick Trimmer, 20. Earrings, 21. Blanket, 22. Phone Case, 23. Bar Soap

Monday, April 26, 2021

Monday Links

Hope your weekend was as lovely as this photo — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Lady Whistledown's purse is full of fun things!

One of my favorite writers is the new 5280 food editor & I'm so happy for her.

A photobook of celebs' airport outfits.

Oh, I desperately want to watch this movie

Alexa Chung does a fun fashion challenge.

Desperate to stream A Discovery of Witches.

This 1930s cabin is adorable.

25 architecture books to read if you love it like I do.

Oh I need this candle.

Meet the first Black woman pit crew member: Brehanna Daniels.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Week Re-Cap

Had a nice flight home. 

I'm officially back in Denver! But I do leave for Dallas on Saturday for one of my favorite people ever's wedding. AND I GET TO SEE HANNAH!!! It has been more than a year since we've seen each other and I am truly shaking I'm so excited. We get 24 hours together and we will be making the most of it. This week I've just been getting back in the swing of things with work, life, etc. How are you? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Finally tried Pizzeria Forte in Lakewood. 
Attended a Delysia chocolate tasting.
Read a Harry Bosch book & really liked it.

Fully vaccinated & very happy!
A very pretty sunset atop the Luminary Hotel.

Jasmine a'blooming.
One of my favorite Fort Myers restaurants is opening a BBQ place!
Met this little guy on a walk.
A pretty day!
Daniels Preserve at Spanish Creek is an underrated hike! 
Gonna miss carport beers.
The latest issue of Love, Colorado came out — with three of my articles!
Loved Even As We Breathe so much! 

Came home to this...pretty...sight.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Cute Tees

You know what? I'm having an appreciation for t-shirts at the moment. Don't get me wrong, I will always love a blouse first & foremost, but a cute tee? Yes please. So, I've rounded up some of the best from the web for you. Which is your favorite? — xoxo darling, Hayden 

Monday, April 19, 2021

Monday Links

Hope your Monday is off to a good start — xoxo darling, Hayden.

Asian American women discuss where to go from here.

Donate to Daunte Wright's memorial fund

I need to add layers to my skincare (at current my night routine is just this) & I'm going to use this guide.

Do y'all agree with these summer movies? I think 2005's P&P is super spring/summer. 

I just started Bridgerton and now I want to read the books.

Very excited about this online market for native foods brought by Tocabe.

Zara x Barbie???

Enjoyed reading how Grace is doing since her move to Charleston.

Telehealth abortion is making great strides for women.

Have y'all pre-ordered Paula's book yet? 

Summer mocktails here we go! 

Finally tried the matcha + chai from Starbucks & loved it. 

Best romance novels of 2021. I'm currently reading Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley and I'm lovin' it. 

You know what? YES TO THIS. I am sick of feeling like I have to be polite when walking or doing just about anything in my life. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Latest TikToks

Catch up on the latest TikToks — xoxo darling, Hayden.


Ep. no. 342: The Eugenie Anderson ##GodzillaVsKongRoar ##RayBanElevatorDance ##PlantersTrickShot ##foryoupage ##feministcocktails ##feminist ##usambassador

♬ original sound - Hayden

meet my parents... ##SourPatchPrankFund ##GodzillaVsKongRoar ##foryoupage ##mikeposner ##babypleasedontgo ##pleasedontgo ##parents ##fyp ##foryou

♬ original sound - Hayden

Ep. no. 343: The Buffy St. Marie ##AmongUs ##givethanksnotpranks ##foryoupage ##feministcocktails ##buffystmarie ##officerandagentlemen ##feminist ##cocktail

♬ original sound - Hayden

Ep. no. 345: The Judith Heumann ##AprilFools ##baseballsback ##foryoupage ##disabilityawareness ##disabilityrights ##judithheumann ##foryou ##feministcocktail

♬ original sound - Hayden

Ep. no. 346: The Sarah Hegazi ##FreeFreeDance ##LGBTrights ##Feministcocktails ##foryoupage ##freefreedance ##AprilFools ##foryou ##cocktailrecipe ##lgbtq ##fyp

♬ original sound - Hayden

Ep. no. 347: The Charlotte Cooper ##FreeFreeDance ##baseballsback ##sheesh ##foryoupage ##tennischamp ##wimbledon ##feministcocktails ##cocktailrecipe ##tennis

♬ original sound - Hayden

Ep. no. 348: The Juanita Kreps ##FreeFreeDance ##foryoupage ##feministcocktails ##cocktailrecipe ##happyeaster ##baseballsback ##jimmycarter ##feminist ##foryo

♬ original sound - Hayden

Ep. no. 349: The Kate Sheppard ##learnwithme ##happyeaster ##baseballsback ##sheesh ##foryoupage ##feministcocktails ##cocktailrecipe ##newzealand ##suffragist

♬ original sound - Hayden

Monday, April 12, 2021

Monday Links

Happy Monday! Hope you enjoy these links — xoxo darling, Hayden.


The Black American West Museum in Denver is doing a fundraiser where you buy a brick ($25) to help renovate their building (aka Dr. Justina Ford's (the first Black female doctor in CO) house).

Bridget Jones is a feminist.

Love the NPS!

How do we feel about finstas for our outfits

Denver News: Bird Bakery has opened in DTC, Whataburger is coming to CSprings (!!!!), check out this Thornton bakery, Odell has opened a brewery in Sloan's Lake, a new Golden foodhall has opened & the Pikes Peak Cog Railway is coming back soon!

Colorado Residents: Read this about our new redistricting process! And if you don't live there, learn why your state should do this too!

Postmodernist buildings are wild y'all.

Ramona Quimby made a big impact on me!

How being an airline stewardess was liberating. Buy the book.

Have you played this voter game

A funny article on the walks we've taken during the pandemic. 

SO excited for Paula at Hill House Vintage!

If you are a Taylor fan, here is how to hide the old Fearless from playing on your Spotify.

A dermatologist answers the most googled skincare questions.

Like a thriller? These are for you!

My mom and I did this bra calculator & ordered some bras with the new sizes and wow...night and day!

Rose Byrne's house is to die for. 

A book that may or may not be loosely based on The Wing that I'm dying to read.

Claire Saffitz's home kitchen tour is very realistic.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist has always been fascinating to me and this docu is a can't-miss.

Info on the new season of The Crown.

When I visited Brighton back in 2016 I didn't love it, but now I wanted to go back.

Fun video about the stars' crushes and heroes.

A gin and tonic that looks so spring-y.

Fairly desperate to visit Mackinac Island.

Friday, April 9, 2021

Spring Dresses

Spring is really springing and I'm ready to start rockin' some cute dresses. Granted...I have yet to be able to wear a dress anywhere but now that we're all starting to get vaccinated I'm ready! I'm talking rootop drinks with the gals, walks through fields romantic-like (ha!) and maybe some Rockies games if that is getting back to being a thing...what about y'all? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Monthly Inspiration No. 18

 I'm not really sure what I'm feeling for April. Part of me is into 1960s fashion — mini dresses with big collars specifically — but the other part of me wants to be in a bright green, but rainy countryside. see I'm struggling! What are you currently inspired by? — xoxo darling, Hayden

Flowers + Hat, 1960s Outfits, Cards, Vegas, Green Sweater, 1960s Outfits, Church on Hill, Country House