June 20th: Hangout on a Rooftop Patio

This is probably the coolest rooftop patio in Denver to hang out on. The Tavern Rooftop Patio at Coors Field is so fun!


Photo from MLB.com.

I went to a service industry tailgate party with some former coworkers from a different place than I work at now:


It was a really fun time! And the view from the rooftop is great:


Good times!

June 16th: Skip Rope

It is so funny how things end up differently than you might expect.

When I made this list there were many things on it that I expected to be one way and they end up completely different.

This thing for example, I expected to be a fun little task: skipping rope one afternoon. However, I guess that was a childish expectation. I reminisce about skipping rope as a kid and think about how fun and easy it was.

Today though, phew. We had to jump rope in crossfit class and it was not fun or easy! Perhaps because I am servely out of shape or maybe just because it wasn’t just a little skipping around, but either way… I won’t be doing that again anytime soon.

June 15th: Make a Door Wreath

This year is full of so much adventure, creating, eating and relaxation. Some days I need to remind myself to make these things happen.

Today was simple. Make a little door wreath. 

I started with a wood stick wreath and wrapped some green leaves around it.


Then I took some flowers. I picked these ones because I feel like it can kind of encompass all the seasons.


I glued them on using a hot glue gun.


And that was that. Hopefully it stays together.

June 14th: Make Homemade Jam

This really is not as hard as you may think, although quite time consuming. I had some grapes in my refrigerator for quite a while and just could not seem to get rid of them, so I figured no better time than now to make some jam.

Started with fresh grapes:


Put into a pot with a little water and boiled:

Covered and simmered for 7 minutes and then too the cover off and began to boil:


When boiling the water from the grapes really emerges, so you have to boil for quite a while before much of the water had evaporated.

Then I added sugar, 3/4 of a cup for every cup of grapes:


I read to do a taste for doneness you place a plate in the refrigerator. Take a spoon full of the jam and place it on the plate. Put it back to cool for a couple minutes. Push on the jam, if there are creases it is done

So then just take it off the stove and pour into mason jars. The recipe I found said to let cool for a couple of hours, then lid and place in refrigerator.


So now, I am just waiting for it to cool. I cannot wait to try it!

I found instructions at this site: Snap Guide.

June 13th: Start a New Savings Account with Money Made Today

Holy behind in time!

I have been a busy, busy girl and am nearly TWO MONTHS behind in my 365 things for the year but there is no better time than now to catch up. Let’s see if I can do it. Starting by checking off another simple task for the year. New savings account created!

Cannot wait to revisit my list and get some stuff going… and just wait, I did check off some HUGE things and cannot wait to share those moments.

June 12th: Try a New Sport

Some may not consider this a sport, but after completing on CrossFit class today, I say pssshhhh to that.

It was so intense and difficult and rewarding and body crushing and body building… there are so many ways to describe this… but over all those things alone classify it as a sport to me.

So today was day one, but I signed up for a six week challenge. I am excited and scared and really just hoping I complete it.

I found the program on Facebook and am really pleased with the place that I found CrossFit Eminence.


The coach today was great, inspirational, dedicated, and very understanding of my abilities (or lack there of).

I can’t wait for the rest of the classes!