there was a little smoking that night

Good morning from lovely Colorado!

We left early yesterday morning….with 11 suitcases packed in the back of the mini {van not cooper}…and drove straight through. A stop in Iowa for some gas….a stop in Lincoln, Nebraska for some lunch…then finished the trip into Colorado last night. On tap today is to meet up with some old friends….then dinner at one of our favorite Thai places tonight before we head up the mountain to Vail where we will spend the next few days. My parents will bring the kids to us tomorrow….and they are having a blast in New Mexico.


as we were on the road yesterday…i was able to edit some of the photos from our Mad Men party Saturday night. With a little bit of money and a whole lot of creativity….we were able to pull off one of the best parties we’ve had.

Our best friends were all there…and the best part was…everyone came ready for a night of cocktails….smoking…and dressed for a late 50’s …early 60’s…night.

All the ladies rocked the house……

and looked gorgeous. The men….well….

they were hot.

Since we had no furniture at our house…my friend Shannon and her husband Chris hosted the party at their home…which is amazing. Just the place to have a party like this.

All the ladies got creative with their hair……

and everyone brought a dish from their grandmothers cookbook. We dined on meatloaf…..tuna casserole…..meatballs…….waldorf and classic caesar salads than finishing with some pistachio cake.

This was a party that there was no need to sneak around to smoke if one so desired…..and i know that smoking causes lung cancer…yup…i know.

I would have made a great secretary…..

i even showed bryan my mad typing skills that night.

He was impressed….

What a great night…..

Don and Betty Draper would have been proud.



  1. you all look smokin’. safe travels.

  2. Susan L says:

    Cute cute party!

  3. Love all the shots! And great clothes! Looks like so much fun!

  4. AshleyR says:

    I love this Kasey. You guys look like you had so much fun! Beach life is amazing you’re going to love it!!! Safe travels.

  5. COOL! Sooo Cool!!!
    Happy journeys!

  6. Happy journeys!

  7. OMGoodness! Absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! You guys are SO much fun! What a great way to begin a new journey! Fun times!
    Jen xo

  8. you looked fabulous girl!
    did a see some lipstick on Brian’s cheek…

    safe travels – can’t wait to see the parties you have in hawaii!

  9. you looked fabulous girl!
    did I see some lipstick on Brian’s cheek…

    safe travels – can’t wait to see the parties you have in hawaii!

  10. CUTE!! what a fun party- and you ladies looked fabulous!

  11. LOVED that everyone was completely into the theme and you had an amazing send off!! Happy Travels, Friend!!

  12. Way cool Kasey! Boy, you all looked the part. This really looks like a real show, really! You all looked right out of that era. Amazing.

    Great to be able to see all the fun here. And, it will be great to keep up with you all here as you carry on your fun and adventure in life in the next year…..

  13. Looks like sooooo much fun!!!!! Every one looks so cute!!!!!! Have a safe trip!!!! Aloha!!!!!! Sara

  14. Betty Washington says:

    I don see the point of making smoking glamorous on any occasion….!!!!!!!

  15. That looked like one fun party! Safe travels to you and good luck in Kauai! My friend Mary has a fruit/veggie stand at the local farmers market in Kauai, stop in and say hello! xxoo

  16. It’s a mad, mad world…awesome party!! And everyone looks fabulous:)

  17. What a fun party!!! I LOVE the idea!!!!! I want a group of friends like that!!!

  18. What an awesome party! Why wasn’t I invited! I’m sure I could have made it up from Australia for a MadMen party!

  19. melanie thomas says:

    so very AWESOME!

  20. ponytail girl is soooo pretty!

  21. Wendy in Kennewick says:

    Great fun idea that you pulled off perfectly! Safe travels.

  22. That is so cool – I love Mad Men. You look like you had a fab time. How lovely for you to have such great friends and now, great memories. lg xx

  23. btw – that photo of your friend in the spotty dress and her (I presume) hubby – fantastic! They should frame that and put it on the mantle. such love…xx

  24. adrienne says:

    fantastic!!! awesome photos! it looked worthy of a going-away-for-awhile party!!

  25. Yayyyy for parties!!!!!! You all looked AMAZING!!!!!!!! So happy you are having a great time!!!!!!!

    Michelle Torres

  26. Looks like such a fun party! Everyone looks amazing. Glad to hear things are going well on your trip 🙂

  27. That looks like such a fantastic party. Love the hair and outfits and your friends house looks amazing! Best Wishes on your new adventure. I think it sounds like so much fun!

  28. LOVE it!

  29. This looks like it was such a fun partay!!!! Gaaaa!!! Love the outfits on everyone!!

  30. LOVE theme parties. That looks beyond cool. What a send off!

  31. This looks like a blast… I can see why you will miss all these fun friends….. Love the the girls dresses and hair… All of them are just to cute

  32. What a hoot! xo

  33. OMG…LOVE IT! Ya’lls hair is so cute! What a fun night.

  34. Everything looks amazing! Glad you had a great time. Have a safe trip.

  35. Looks like it was so much fun ~ Everyone looked fabulous too! Enjoy your journey

  36. Lovely girls dresses…

  37. I love Mad Men and your party pics are some of the best I have seen!

  38. O, I just found your blog and added it to my favorites! I also just LOVE mad men and your party looks like a smashing success! yes, I must agree, Don Draper would be proud!

  39. WOW!!!!! what a fun party!!!! i love it!

  40. Oh how cute – everything! What fun. Love the little lipstick mark on his face in that last photo. Hehe, nice. =D

  41. What an AMAZING idea!! I’m in advertising sales in NYC and we all love this show–I’m going to have to do this! I’ll definitely give you the credit. Great job!!

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