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And We’re Off…VT Style

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Extra Curricular Activities | 0 comments

And We’re Off…VT Style

E and I dropped this handsome fellow off at the rents and we’re off to catch the red eye to John and Sommer’s wedding weekend in VT! So excited to celebrate this amazing couples big day with a rad group of friends!

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08.13.11

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

08.13.11

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Take Me Back to the Weekend

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Extra Curricular Activities | 0 comments

Take Me Back to the Weekend

2 day countdown to another fabulous weekend just like last… Bikes, Beers, & Bevs with my man! Lazy Mornings… And a little bit of last day...

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Love Your Mama

Posted by on May 13, 2012 in A Day in the Life | 0 comments

Love Your Mama

This lady is pretty much amazing! Happy Mothers Day to my amazing Mom, who is my best friend & the most inspiring women I know. A child should be so lucky to have a mother like mine. Who taught us to love life, face it dead on, and try our best to do it with grace, kindness, & a whole lotta laughter!! Thank you for being...

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Sun, Sand, Water, & Lots O’Wine

Posted by on Apr 25, 2012 in Extra Curricular Activities | 0 comments

Sun, Sand, Water, & Lots O’Wine

So this Easter marked the return of a long running (previously departed from) Scrafford family tradition…backpacking in the dessert. While most normal families head to the beach with sand between their toes, a bev in their hand, and a serious commitment to working on the start of their summer tan, our family chooses to cram our toes into hiking shoes, drink our bevs from a compactable-biodegradable room temperature wine box but only after you’ve put in a solid 12 mile day! Growing up its hard for me to remember an Easter that wasn’t spent trekking through some amazing canyon that was near impossible for my curious imagination to even dream of. Fast forward 10 years and here we are again: Mom, Dad, Brother and this time our 2 new family additions Ian and Karen (who were crazy enough to willing attend a Scrafford “vacation”) packs loaded, sand in our shoes, and ready to head off on a 4 day, 50 mile trek through the desert of Utah! Since returning from this trip people have asked me how it was and the only way I can truly describe it is as one of those trips of a lifetime. We hiked the longest slot canyon in the world, and spent days in canyons with red rock walls so large that you felt like an ant in comparison. There were a few unfortunate family members who got stuck in quick-sand, 1 to many camode conversations, a mud mishap, and per usual I feel in, pack and all! But mostly I got to hangout laugh, drink, and experience this incredible landscape with my favorite people. As cheesy as it sounds my family really does kick ass and as much as I like to bitch about it I would trade the beach in for this any day of the week! Only in my family do you show up for vacation in team colors? What the? How did that happen! it’s like family vacation biggest loser style! #teampurplecrushedit Last super at Larry’s Burgers! Seriously you would have thought it was the last super! Apparently the haunting memories of freeze dried food form our youth hadn’t had enough time to vanish. This is my ma at the start of Buckskin Gultch. A 14 mile slot canyon that is narrow enough at some points to force you to walk through sideways and dark enough to make it borderline creepy in others! At the end of Buckskin Gultch you reach the confluence which was hands down one of my favorite parts of the trip and of course I was also WAY too tired to pull out my camera so I have 0 photos to share so LAME! Day 3 baby! And yes it was freezing in the morning! And if you ever woken up freezing in the dessert just to realize you have to walk all morning in freezing cold weather it could be way more awesome than it is! #justsayin I failed to mention that we brought a lot of wine with us and I mean A LOT of wine…which is serious commitment to camp drinking when you consider the dedication to carrying the extra weight it requires to make it 4 days without the risk of running out! Who would of know that our commitment to...

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Baby I’m the Lucky One

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Baby I’m the Lucky One

One year ago today this amazing man asked me to be his #1! Aint I a lucky girl?!! Love you E! Thanks for being the calm to my crazy, my partner in crime, and hands down the raddest man I know! Here’s to growing old together!

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Because it’s My Birthday and I can

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in Extra Curricular Activities | 0 comments

Because it’s My Birthday and I can

It’s no secret that I love birthdays and I definitely use my birthday as my one day of the year to manipulate all my favorite people into doing exactly what I want to do…and I don’t fill one bit bad about it! Please note that my birthday was on a Tuesday this year which is hands down the lamest birthday day…who goes out on a Tuesday?? (unless there is a New Deck in town…no one!) So what better way to spend my 28th birthday than with my AMAZING fam doing one of my FAVORITE things…crafting?!!! I felt like a serious night of wine, pizza, and painting was in the works and honestly it was one of the funniest birthdays I’ve had in awhile (minus the engagement and double 25th birthday party)! I felt like I was 12 again and I’m honestly blown away by the creativity that people have in them! Mad props to the whole fam on some great art, being sports about the whole thing, and filling the night with lots of laughs!! I love you all! Let’s see if you can guess who’s is...

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Where was this when I was a freshman?

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in Extra Curricular Activities | 0 comments

Where was this when I was a freshman?

Where was this when I was 19 sitting in Anthropology class with D-Money?!! This so would of been our jam! It might have made us A.) Go B.) Stay awake and C.) not eaten so many M&Ms!!! #freshmanfail

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It’s All in the Details

Posted by on Feb 2, 2012 in Wedding | 0 comments

It’s All in the Details

It’s taking me forever to get around to posting all of our wedding pictures but I’m making a commitment to posting once a week this year so fingers-crossed I’ll have them all up before our anniversary! I know it’s the same for everyone as they look back on their wedding day but I seriously could not have asked for a better day/weekend. E and I did most everything on our own with the help of our family, which at the time made for some seriously long nights and craft packed weekends, but when I look back I am so so so glad we did everything just how we wanted to. As the saying goes…”it’s all in the details” I’ve already posted a handful of our DIY wedding projects so this is just a few shots once we got to Steamboat. Kind of a little recap of the few days before and then a look at how they all turned out! Enjoy! Oh and always huge props to this kick as lady, Heather, for capturing it all once it finally came together! I did the chalkboard signs 2 days before our guests showed up and thank god we were blessed with sunny skies! Now on to the legit photos! Seating & Centerpieces: For the isle we went out to Steamboat about 2 months before the wedding and lined our ceremony pathway with fallen Aspens. Four days before the wedding E mowed the grass for our isle. We hung string lanterns (previous post here) and lined the path with metal tubs filled with our favorite beers. We also had a few hand-painted signs along the path (but I’m not sure anyone besides me saw those)! E and I were pretty adamant about not having a buffet at our wedding, but we also new we didn’t want a formal sit down wedding for the laid back affair. Early on in our dating we also discovered that we were big small plate lots of wine kind of people! A family style dinner was our dream and so us. However, the process getting there was much harder than I ever imagined. I had caterer after caterer tell me it wasn’t possible and that if it was it would be way out of my budget. Than JC (you know who I’m talking about) sent me Billy from Steamboat Meat & Seafood (long story but my parents actually use to work for him way back before I was ever born) he was seriously the BEST! Not only did he tell me it was possible but worked with my budget and the food was AMAZING and the presentation was even better! Check it out for yourself: I posted about the awesome bar E made for our wedding out of an old receptionist desk (check it out here). An awesome bar requires some great bar glasses. I was super stoked to find these online for $1 a piece (Pottery Barn sells the same ones for $4). I love them and they have affectionately become our everyday glasses. Oddly enough E and I both have “family drinks”, funny how that happens. His is the award winning “Castini” that his father so famously created and mine is the “Stabutic” which was created by Bill Shorter (if you haven’t met him,...

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Mission Front Porch: Done & Done

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Mission Front Porch: Done & Done

So if you know me you know one of my absolute favorite activities is people watching, I could literally do it for hours. The way people move about life facinates me and what better place to people watch than your own front porch?! One small problem, Little Blue (the name we have lovingly coined our house due to the fabulous color the previous owner painted it weeks before we moved into her) had a stoop at best. Not even a good city stoop with city noise and trash surrounding it but one of those lame barely fit me, Ian, and definitely not Bozley on it kind of stoops. So since my longing for sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee or glass of wine wasn’t going to die anytime soon Mission Front Porch was born. As all of our plans go…we didn’t really have a plan, we simply decided to transplant the hedge and give it a go. A lot of lumber, some cold nights, and a few weekends later I have the perfect front porch thanks to a pretty amazing husband! The before picture was taken after coming home from breakfast on a Saturday morning and deciding to move the hedge from the front of the house to the edge of the driveway. Being a much bigger project than anticipated the hole in front of the house with the weird floating hedge stayed like that for about a week…and yes, it was ugly and yes our neighbors think we’re crazy. Mission Porch spilled into Halloween so we embraced the holiday like any American would and dressed Bozley up in his cow costume and proceeded to run the chainsaw all night. Again, pretty sure our neighbors think we’re insane or redneck or one of the two, but I’m okay with it. Since we also decided to start this project after daylight saving we were pretty much screwed into working at night. We decided on a galvanized roof after our original metal roof plan failed miserably. We wanted a black metal roof which we custom ordered putting Mission Porch on hold for a solid two weeks only to discover when the roofing came in the underside was white. Who wants to sit on a porch look up and see a white roof? I mean if the house was staying Caribbean blue it might of been acceptable, but since it’s not the black roofing was returned and the galvanized metal was chosen.   I have to admit I’m pretty hyped on how the roof came out. I love the combination of wood and metal and think it has a pretty cool rustic/modern feel to it. I can’t wait to sit under it on a rainy day!   The final product stained and ready for some front porch sitting!...

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