Day Dreaming of Winter…

"The Mountains are calling and I must go..." Daydreaming about skiing soon. Want to Go?

For the Love of Green Chile!

This site contains affiliate links, that if you click on and buy products from them, at no extra cost to you, we may receive money. Thank you for reading and helping this little Blog GROW! Next to ski season, green chile season is my favorite time of year! Nothing beats the smell of fresh green … Continue reading For the Love of Green Chile!


“Chef Jen” Cooking Challenge!

Do you relate to the chef on the Muppets? "Bork, bork, bork!" The Swedish Chef This site contains links that may pay us if you click and purchase from them at no extra cost to you! Thank you for reading! I am just like this! I love to cook, I love to be creative. I … Continue reading “Chef Jen” Cooking Challenge!

Hi! Nice to meet YOU!

My name is Jen. I am the social, out going, never met a stranger part of this blog. Smiley (I know, right! You won't forget his name!) is my best friend, solid as a rock, love him to death, quiet and soft spoken partner in everything. We are both full time ski (he also snowboards) … Continue reading Hi! Nice to meet YOU!

“And… we’re Walking…”

Continuing on Jenny and Smiley's Excellent Adventure... Smiley and I are not the 'touristy, tour guide following, type of travelers'. We like to look off the top 10 best things to do lists and experience places as they are, off the beaten path. This is not to say we don't have a plan, or idea … Continue reading “And… we’re Walking…”

Smiley’s Influencer?

"It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child."Pablo Picasso Paris was all about the art. Art that influences the soul and stirs the spirit is what we experienced at The Museum of Picasso. Those of you that know Smiley's art might see how Picasso's works might … Continue reading Smiley’s Influencer?

The Original Influencers

"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary." Pablo Picasso The original Art Influencers! - Louvre Picasso also said, "All artists are thieves." This quote really came alive for Smiley and I as we got to take in the art at the Louvre. Granted this is one of the touristy things that we try … Continue reading The Original Influencers

Giverny, France and Monet!

"My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature."Claude Monet A picture is worth a thousand words... Trains are the way to travel. You get to see the beauty of the countryside and arrive in some outstanding places! One of our train trips out of Paris was Giverny, France. … Continue reading Giverny, France and Monet!

“My Food has Eye-Balls!”

Eating out in Europe I am a 'foodie' --no doubt about it! I have had a love/hate relationship with food all of my life. Food has been comfort, inspiration, void filler as well as painful indulgences. Food for me has been more than just nutrition. I will try almost anything for the experience. So I … Continue reading “My Food has Eye-Balls!”

Location, Location, Location!

"When you get lost in a really strange place, nothing is more comforting than finding your friend whom you trust and can show the way."Toba Beta Ireland- the Plan Smiley says my super power is organization and planning. That being said I had our Ireland trip all planned out. We WERE going to land at … Continue reading Location, Location, Location!

MoMA and Central Park

Second part of act 1! Pictures--- lots of pictures! We had a great time in NYC! So much to tell you all about. So much that I am running behind on this diary type entry of "Smiley and Jenny's Excellent Adventure". That being said this is going to be a post of some of the … Continue reading MoMA and Central Park

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles! and “Mean Girls!” all TODAY!

Act one of Smiley and Jenny's Excellent Adventure The flight to New York was out of Denver, CO. It was a red eye, so we took advantage of the time and drove up to Denver and had a great meal and visit with Smiley's Nephew, Yeti, and his fiancĂ©. Yeti, (yes, that's what we call … Continue reading Planes, Trains, and Automobiles! and “Mean Girls!” all TODAY!

Smiley and Jenny’s Excellent Adventure

Tamales for breakfast!

Arts and (Sometimes not so) Crafty…

I have a love - hate relationship with Pinterest. I love all of the great, inspirational, motivational ideas that move me to want to create, decorate, and make changes. I see colorful pictures of beautiful, functional things that are made from things that I have stacking up around me (magazines) or I just tossed into … Continue reading Arts and (Sometimes not so) Crafty…