A Winter Day in Frisco for Wassail Days

Winter day in Frisco under the clock

A Winter Day in Frisco for Wassail Days

Quote of the day: “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein

Anyone else guilty of living in a place, yet never taking advantage of all it has to offer? I know when we were working full time, it was hard to spend our off days doing touristy things, because there was the day to day chores that needed to get done.

So now that my husband, Rob is retired also, we thought it’d be fun to experience some of the interesting events that our wonderful state has to offer. We saw an ad for Wassail Days in Frisco, and figured this would be a fun way to usher in December.

Winter day in Frisco for any age

The City of Frisco

If you’ve never been to Frisco, it’s a mountain town situated to the west of Denver off of I-70. In good weather, it should take about an hour and a half to get to your destination from Denver. There isn’t any skiing in this particular town, but there are 6 other large ski resorts within 30 minutes.

And the thing to remember if you ever visit the mountain of Colorado whether in the summer or winter, is that it’s usually 10 degrees colder than Denver. Therefore, make sure you take lots of layers. Our winter day in Frisco, was an unusual cloudy day, but not too frigid.

Winter day in Frisco downtown

Wassail Days

Now if you’re anything like us, you have no idea what wassail is. But we soon found out, that it’s basically an apple cider with other spices added. Some versions are alcoholic; however, most aren’t. The town of Frisco has this contest to see which shop has the best version of wassail. And so you travel from shop to shop on Main Street trying each store’s wassail drink. The goal is to get at least 12 stores to stamp your card, which then enables you to pick up a commemorative mug. You can also vote on the wassail that you liked best at the end of the day.

Here is the crew at the start of the day. We are ready and raring to go with my hubby being our pack mule for all of our hats and gear.

Winter day in Frisco for Wassail Days

Since we left Denver about 9 am, Rob was ready to stop for a mid morning snack and coffee as soon as we got situated. When we first drove into Frisco the wind was quite chilly, which is why you can see us below with ear muffs, hats and gloves.

Winter day in Frisco getting coffee


Since this is a fashion blog, let me also review some of the items that worked well for us on this adventure.


You can see that we each wore a variety of toppers for our winter day in Frisco. Nancy had on her furry jacket. She bought this last winter, and these type of coats have been quite popular on many other blogs too. The best thing is that there are long ones, short ones, and fun colors like pink and yellow in addition to the leopard print ones.

My mom wore her plaid poncho that she’s worn many times on the blog. The nice thing about ponchos, is they aren’t as heavy and cumbersome, yet you can layer tons under them. They also aren’t super fitted so they work even after the “eat too much” season. You can choose the open front ones or the over the head versions.

I ended up wearing my white coat over a fur vest. The saddest thing is this white coat has been a favorite jacket of mine for 10 years. Of course, it gets dirty, but it’s machine washable, so I’ve kept it looking okay for the entire time. However, after this trip the edges were looking quite dingy, so I soaked it in OxyClean. And the weirdest thing happened. There appeared the craziest black stains on it. I ended up having to throw it out, so a new white coat is on my future buying list.


The other big factor for a day of walking is the boots and shoes. This is always a huge concern for most of us, and something we discussed for the summer walking events also.

Charlotte wore her olive green boots that she recently wore for our holiday inspired outfits. I would consider this a classic style of boots, that we all probably have at least a black and brown version of in our closets. Of course there are modern versions of this style of boot like the patent leather, silver scrunch, or fringe.

Nancy pulled out her brown ankle boots which are really a go-to item for many of our blog posts. The ankle boots are easier to wear under your jeans since you don’t have to tuck them in. There are the basics like Nancy’s brown ones, but lately there has been a big push for unique styles. Like the white ankle boots, leopard ones, or even the red version. That red pair is the exact pair I just bought for my birthday, and you may have seen them on Instagram. If not, they’ll be showcased soon enough on the blog.

As for my boots of choice, I grabbed my newest OTK pair. I blame thank my reader, Jean, for this purchase. She commented on our OTK boot post that Lord & Taylor had an incredible sale on these boots. In a fit of craziness, while on my phone at the airport, I ended up clicking the button to buy them while boarding our plane. I haven’t been sorry though, because the lighter color has worked for so many outfits and the over the knee trend is so much warmer for me.

Winter day in Frisco with our purchases


It wasn’t our intention to shop the day away, but that’s basically the intention of the event. It’s a perfect way to get people to visit the shops of Frisco. So being the wonderful supporters of small businesses, we made sure to purchase a couple of items in almost every store, LOL!

Nancy found this wonderful wall hanging, which meant the sales clerk had to climb on the counter in order to get it down.

Winter day in Frisco shopping

Winter day in Frisco scenery

We had to pose with this statue of “Vinny” in front of the restaurant on this winter day in Frisco. Rob’s father, brother, cousin and great nephew have that same name, so it was quite apropos. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed for lunch, or else we would have eaten there.

Winter day in Frisco with Vinny



We ventured into the shop, Cornflower, and started talking to Jackie who was handing out the wassail. It wasn’t long until we had made fast friends with both Nancy (one of the owners of the shop) and Jackie. The funniest part is that Jackie doesn’t even work there, but shops there so often, that it’s like she’s one of the crew.

We hung out and visited enough to say that we planned to come up and visit in the summer, and get together again. Now that’s one way to make new friends!

Winter day in Frisco at Cornflower

It was at this store that I found these fabulous fur fingerless gloves. Now considering my hands are always cold, I wasn’t sure why I would want these. Until I saw the texting gloves right next to them.  I thought it’d be a perfect way to layer the two. The fur portion adds some fun to the gloves, yet my fingers are still covered (and I can still use my phone while wearing them).

I wasn’t the only one who bought items at this store. Nancy bought a fur scarf, and my mom purchased the gold scarf that she wore in our retro post.

Winter day in Frisco at Cornflower with my new gloves

Funky Trunk

The other store that we spent quite a long time shopping at was the Funky Trunk which is a consignment store. The three of us seem to shop very well together as we find items for each other to try on and buy.

Nancy picked up this wonderful leopard coat that she wore last week. And I found this interesting top/tunic that I showcased on Instagram. The neatest thing is the shop is run by a mother/daughter duo so it was quite a joy to connect with them.

Winter day in Frisco at the Funky Trunk

We had so much fun on our winter day in Frisco exploring the town and small shops. Not only did we make new friends, bought new purchases, but we also picked up the commemorative mugs which have gotten good use for our afternoon tea.

Winter day in Frisco with our Wassail mugs

Needless to say, we were worn out at the end of the day. Our pack mule had to take a break on a bench to rest up before we headed back to Denver.

Notice the addition of the hat on Rob’s head. This was his purchase from the day, and he calls it his Indiana Jones hat!

Winter day in Frisco with Rob tuckered out

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If you’re going to spend a winter day in Frisco, I might suggest some head coverings to keep warm:

  • What a fun day! Your mum’s plaid poncho is fab. What a shame about your coat though! You picked up some great pieces – I love your new gloves and the wall hanging! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • It was quite the adventure…but then again it always is with the 4 of us!!
      Thanks Emma!

  • Oh what fun, Jodie! You ladies look magnificent as always. I am loving your mom’s plaid wrap! And what a wonderful husband…pack muling all your gear! I have been trying to do more local activities as well…and I use my blog as an excuse now! I am always looking for new places to feature on my #SpreadTheKindness posts and it’s so fun to get inspired by local events and places. Good for you for embracing what is going on near your hometown. Another fun and fabulous post, my friend. Thanks so much for linking up with me!


    • This has been the best part lately. Finding and enjoying what our state has to offer, because there is so much beauty around us!!
      Thanks Shelbee!!

  • Carol Ezovski

    If I could get those cat leggings, I would get them in a heartbeat! I love them! Maybe the

    Spoiled Cat Lives Here Pillow as well!

    • Aren’t they the cat’s meow? Sorry—couldn’t resist—ha ha!! And I found them at the sporting store—not the place I’d usually think of picking up cat leggings! But they do make a Purrfect statement (I’m on a roll, huh??)

  • Beautiful pictures! That looks like fun! I will have to try the wassail.

    ~ Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

    • Thanks Sheree!! We did have such a great adventure that day!!

  • What fun! I love your OTK boots, Jodie! And that wall hanging Nancy bought is very cool! And oh my goodness – my husband is in the market for what he also calls an “Indiana Jones hat.” I’m showing him this once he gets home!


    • My husband is gaga over this hat! Can I tell you how much he wears it?? But it’s a good thing because when we went looking for hats for him years ago, none looked good on him!!
      Thanks Lindsey!!

  • That sounds like a fun event, and it’s so great you met people and made new friends. I never once though to layer cute fingerless gloves over another pair of gloves to make a fashion statement. Such a clever idea!

    • I must admit that I’ve gotten very crazy about layering lately!! Maybe because I’m always cold, or maybe because I’m getting more creative/crazy…ha ha!!
      Thanks Lydia!!

  • Maureen O

    Sounds like you gals and guy had a ton of fun! From the photos is sure looked it! I never actually heard of Frisco. When I saw the title of your post initially I thought of San Francisco! Some people refer to SF as Frisco sometimes. But back to you gals, you all look amazing! Love the poncho and Sherpa vest! What a great way to stay nice and cozy!

    Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com

    • It’s funny because a couple of comments said the same thing about San Francisco…I never even thought of that when I titled this, but I totally can see it!!!
      Thanks so much for your voice Maureen!! I love to hear from my readers!!

  • For it being chilly you all look so fabulous and cozy! I always try and bundle up that you just see my eyes, maybe my nose! It looks like you had a great time.

    • Hey…I’d probably look better that way, Laura!! Ha ha!!!

  • Oh that sounds and looks like such a fun day out! 🙂 I’d never heard of Wassail before so thank you for the introduction 🙂

    It’s just such a shame about your white coat – hopefully you can find a nice replacement in the sales soon 🙂

    Hope you are having a good week so far, and a lovely start to 2018!

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • Thanks Mica!!
      I have been searching for a new white coat, but I also know that I really don’t NEED another coat….it’s such a hard decision…..
      You’ll have to try wassail—it’s so good and you can make it so differently so it’s like your own special recipe!!

  • Color AndGrace

    It looks like a fun trip! Your husband’s hat is very fabulous! Lol! You three are always looking so cute together! 🙂

    Please stop by at http://www.colorandgrace.com every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for linkup parties! Hope to see you there!

    Grace Liang


  • You guys all look so cute and cozy in your bundled up looks! I am sure you had a blast 🙂 Happy New Year!

    • Thanks Nora!! It was definitely a great day!!
      Happy 2018!!

  • Okay so here is what I love about these pictures. It looks freezing but you all look so cozy and happy together! I love these pics!


    • It really was only kinda cold at the beginning….because luckily we were able to pop into each store along the way and sample the hot wassail!! Along with shop and eat!!
      Thanks Ruth!!

  • I love that quote you used! I am guilty of not taking advantage of all the things our area has to offer. I was just saying to my husband that we should use this weekend to try and get out and explore more. Sierra~Beautifully Candid

    • Isn’t that quote so true, Sierra??
      And that’s exactly the advantage of being retired—having the time to enjoy what is around us!!

  • Tatiana Moskatova

    It is exactly how we have to live our lives! Great job, Ladies! You all look very stylish!


  • I love the quote.
    Loved to discover Frisco with you.
    Have a fabulous week Ladies.

    Love, Esther

    • Isn’t that quote just perfect?
      Thanks Esther!!

  • This sounds and looks like so much fun! Good for you all for getting out and doing it. I know what you mean about the off days being chore days. I feel like that is often how it is for us now. That is such a bummer about your coat!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one that feels like chores should get done on our off days…..I guess that’s the advantage of being retired!!!
      Thanks Amy Ann!

  • What a great group of coats! I especially like the fuzzy one!

    District of Chic

  • Nikki Gwin

    brrrrrrr it looks cold! But I love all the cute accessories that go with cold weather. haha I enjoyed your trip!
    🙂 gwingal

    • It was a little chilly, Nikki, but luckily there was hot wassail to drink…LOL!

  • What a super fun day- and you’re all dressed to the nines!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Looks like you had a great time and it looks like such a pretty place.

    Gemma x

    • Colorado really has so many lovely little mountain towns, and I’m glad we get to experience it, Gemma!!

  • Maria Jørgensen

    It looks like very lovely surroundings and you all look gorgeous too

  • Hilda Smith

    Rob the Saint..Graham is pretty good at that too….Iooks like a fun day out….

    • Isn’t it nice to have husbands that make our life so much better???
      Thanks Hilda!!

  • I am excited to have just discovered your blog! How wonderful to see the styles for different ages in action!

    • Welcome, Alyson!! I’m so glad you found us too!!
      I hope you’ll check back often and have a fabulous day!!

  • Amy-Anne Williams

    These photos are all super gorgeous, they really capture the essence of the place and you all look so wonderful and happy!

    Little Moon Elephant

    • Thanks Amy—it really is a fabulous mountain town!!

  • The most fashionable ladies in Frisco! What a wonderful adventure. I’m guilty of not exploring the area I live in more – and there are so many fabulous places to go. I love spiced cider, but didn’t know it was called wassail.

    • Ha ha—-I’m not sure about the most fashionable, but it was certainly fun!!
      We’ve always said we’d like to explore our own state more, so I’m glad we are finally doing it!
      Thanks Lana!

  • Jill Clark

    So much fun!! These types of outings just make the Christmas season for me. Bless your husband! What a good guy he is to come along to help out. My cute nephew Vinnie turns five this month! Love you gals! Thanks for brightening my days! Jill

    • How wonderful you have a Vinnie in your family too. Are you Italian??
      I’m so glad you enjoyed this post—it’s fun when we can explore our own state and enjoy it together!!
      And my husband is the best—he makes it so easy for the rest of us!!
      Thanks Jill!!

  • Wow! What a fun, full day! You all look adorable in your winter garb! I just love your mom’s poncho and your fur vest! And looks like Nancy made a great choice in wall art! Oh, Rob…he’s such a good sport! And the Indiana Jones hat is great!

    • Rob absolutely loves this hat—I think he feels very manly in it…ha ha!!
      And we did have so much fun this day. It’s so nice we all get along (usually) and can do this together!!
      Thanks Ronnie!!

  • Len Dela Peña Parent

    You ladies looks incredible! I love these amazing photos. The background is perfect! Stay warm though. You all looks happier and fashionable.
    Happy Monday!
    Much love, Len

    • It really wasn’t too incredibly cold, because luckily we were able to pop into all of the shops and taste the warm wassail!!!
      Thanks Len!!

  • Laura

    This looks like so much fun! Although chilly, you are all so chic! When it’s chilly here I get so bundled up you can barely see my face! Haha!

    • I know that feeling, Laura!! And luckily it really wasn’t too bad most of the day! Besides the fact, that we got to duck in the stores and try their hot wassail!!

  • Judy Gramith

    Seeing you four romping through this lovely mountain town made me melancholy about being with you all in Seattle and I couldn’t help but think…
    Just kidding of course :-):-) This is a perfect day as far as I’m concerned and I know how much you gals appreciate your handsome sherpa Rob. He looks very rugged and cool in his new hat even slumped on that bench in exhaustion!
    You ladies look really darling! Lots of great layering and furry textures and boots. Winter dressing at it’s stylish best. I have to give Charlotte my favorite prize this time. She is just perfect from head to toe.
    Has Nancy moved in to her new home yet?? The wall hanging will be a fun, modern enhancement. I love the warm copper tones in it.

    • You’ll have to come next year, Jude!! Although we really are thinking of doing it all again in the summer, does that sound like fun to you???
      And you’re exactly right that Rob is the best sherpa ever (although we always call him our mule, because you know what another word for mule is……ha ha!!!)
      And Nancy’s house is far from finished. The latest thinking is May or June. But it’s never too early to plan for decor, right??
      My mom will love to hear this from you!!! She is amazing!!!

  • Rebecca Saffer

    What a fun trip – thanks for taking us along! When I saw the title Frisco, I thought you had gone to San Francisco lol! It is so nice to see Rob being part of the group and enjoying his retirement. Nancy certainly found a wonderful wall hanging for her new place.

    • How funny, because someone else said that about San Frisco too. And of course that makes sense.
      Rob’s new saying is he was born to be retired!! That tells you how much he loves it…ha ha!!!
      Thanks Rebecca!!

  • We always enjoy day trips, so many lovely places in Southern Ontario! I’d rather go on an outing than clean the house, but with this subzero weather, we’re staying in and I’ll get a head start on spring cleaning. You look like you’re having a ton of fun! Your mom’s plaid poncho is so chic. I would love to spend a day shopping in Frisco!


    • It certainly is a fun way to see the state we live in and not worry about all of my chores at home!! Of course the weather is key!!
      Thanks Carmen!!

  • Oh my goodness, we stopped in this town for a brief visit several years ago and I had my picture taken under that same clock. It is THE CUTEST town. I always hope to go back if I’m ever in the area again. I LOVE all your outfits. What a fun day!

    • How fabulous that you’ve been there, Amy!!
      I told you that you’ve inspired me to go exploring, and this is one of the days we’ve manged to squeeze in so far!!!
      And if you ever come out again, we have to get together!!!

      • Definitely! Colorado is one of my favorite states to visit. I’ve been there three times already. I’ll contact you if I’m ever in the area again. It’d be great to do a blogger meet up!

  • Anna Marcus

    My husband and I love these short trips out of town. It is quite strange seeing you all bundled up in the warm and very stylish clothes while in Sydney it is scorching hot summer. Love Nancy’s wall art find, it has texture and I am sure will look great at her home. Have a great week

    • This is such a fun way to get away, yet still be close to home, Anna!!
      I will admit to being a little jealous of your hot temperature, but we will get our soon enough…haha!!

  • This looks like so much fun! That wall piece is totally worth the climb lol


  • What a fun day! Thanks so much for taking me along! Love those fur gloves and Nancy’s wall hanging!

    • We certainly did a fine job of having a fun time and supporting the local businesses!!!
      Thanks Darlene!!

  • Thegfguide.com

    What a great idea to do some sightseeing and ”touristy” stuff in your own town! I should definitely appreciate my own city more, I see so many tourists, and every time I cycle past the canals I fall in love with the city again, but I have so much more to explore! off course you looked all stylish doing so!

    Marije | thegfguide.com

    • It really is worth taking the time to enjoy where we live, Marije!!
      It’s funny how we appreciate it more from other people’s perspective too!!

  • How fun!! Love the shots and it sounds like an amazing time!
    x, Tyler

    • Thanks Tyler!!
      It really was so fun to explore this town!!

  • Looks like so much fun! I’d love to try some Wassail some day!

    • Come on out next December and we’ll all go again!!

      • Haha! I consider that a formal invitation!

        • I hope so!! It’s the first couple weeks of December…..

  • What a fun adventure! And a gorgeous location!


  • Oh fun! You ladies get along so well, even as co-shoppers! I usually have to go by myself since I get so distracted with talking. The mountains look so beautiful too. Thanks for adding that. It puts the town in context for me. Please take us along again as you explore!

    • The three of us actually do really well shopping together, because we give each other ideas!!!
      I definitely find more when I’m with other, than when I’m by myself shopping…ha ha!!
      Thanks Julia!

  • Carly

    The town looks so charming! What a wonderful way to spend a day exploring with family. Hooray for your husband being retired too!

    Have a wonderful week!
    Carly at A Modern Mom Blog

    • Thanks Carly!!
      It’s fun that we can spend the time together!

  • Cindy

    Poor Rob! He probably didn’t get too cold with all his extra gear. ha! Sounds like you had a wonderful day. I love Frisco. I’ve ridden my bike around Dillon Lake a couple times. So fun! xo Cindy

    • Now that’s the perfect way to look at it, Cindy!! I’ll tell him that!!

  • Such a nice little escape!


    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

  • You all look like you had a good time! Love your mom’s poncho too! You guys look cold, but you were bundled up very stylishly! I love wasail!
    Have a great week Jodie!
    jess xx

    • At least we could go in the stores so we weren’t outside very much!!

  • Franci Hoffman

    Great post, Jodie. I love your boots!

    • Thanks Franci!! I’ve been so surprised at how much I wear them lately—even more than my black ones!!

      • Franci Hoffman

        They are a great neutral color and go with everything.

  • Stevie Turner

    I love your mum’s plaid poncho!

    • Thanks Stevie!! She’s had this for over 20 years, and it gets such great compliments all the time!!!

  • Looks like you all may have had the spiked version of the wassail! Or at least your photographer! Great post and photos. Everyone looks so fashionably cozy and warm.

  • Nicole Mölders

    Great photos. Your guys outfits look like it was pretty cold out there. But you seemed to have had fun. That’s the most important thing.

    • It really was fun, and it helped that we’d go from store to store. It’d been a different story if we had to hang outside the entire time….
      Thanks Nicole!!

  • You guys look like you all had a great time and all the while staying warm! When will we stop buying OTK boots? Ha ha! Happy Monday!

    • Thanks Cheryl!!
      I think the OTK boots are my best investment yet—-so warm and modern!!

  • I so enjoyed this post Jodie!
    I learned a new word and I do love spicy apple cider. I would love to visit a mountainous region like this and it looks like you had so much fun there.
    I love all three of the toppers that I see here. Especially the furry one and the plaid poncho. You three ladies look glorious and so fashionable. I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start.

    • Thanks so much Elle!!
      There are so many interesting little towns around us. I hope we can explore them all!!
      Especially with fun events like this…

  • Exactly the kind of adventure we’ve been having….close to home and never explored 🙂
    This looked like a wonderful day… Love you purchases, but Nancy’s coat would’ve been my favorite score (and the commemorative mug, lol).

    When you first mentioned Frisco in one of your posts, I thought you went to California again. Ha Ha…. Rob is definitely channeling the IJ look! Hat, coat, and sidebag. If he’d have only had the whip, he could’ve “motivated you” to leave sooner.

    • The whip comment made me laugh, Em!! But we had to stay until we could eat dinner—you know, life is all about food when you live with an Italian…ha ha!!
      Isn’t it so fun to find these places?? I’m so glad we are starting to take advantage of what’s around us…

  • Savoring Sixty and Beyond

    Your post looks like a lot of fun was had by all. I love little getaways! Thanks for sharing your day!

    • We did have a blast…thanks so much for stopping by!

  • donnanance

    What a fun outing! The three of you do seem to shop very well together. Rob is such a good sport, fetching and toting. Love all your purchases and especially Rob’s hat. xoxo

    • Thanks Donna!!
      I have to admit that my husband ranks as top husband with his patience for dealing with all of us!! We always say I hit the jackpot when I met him!!!

  • I’m so curious to know what the temperature was there. You looked like you were ready for -20 C yet there was no snow. I can just imagine if you three were up here during our cold snap. You’d have so many coats piled on you wouldn’t be able to move! Haha!

    Looks like a fun day together.


    • I think it was about 30 degree F when we got up there, but later in the day especially in the sun, it warmed up to the upper 40’s. So it really wasn’t that bad. We actually had a back up day planned in case the weather wasn’t good. We are wimps when it comes to the elements…ha ha!!
      Thanks Suzanne!!

  • Mireille

    How fun! Thanks for sharing.!!

    • Thanks Mireille!!! We were worried we’d be outside all day, and freeze our tookus off—but this was way more fun!

  • Tina von tinaspinkfriday

    Wonderful pictures. It looks like a fantastic day 🙂
    XO Tina

    • Thanks Tina!!
      It was fun for all of us–luckily we were all in a good mood, ha ha!!

  • Haha, Rob is exhausting of spending a day with three women!😁😁😁 That wall hanging is amazing! I saw a simular one, less pretty, in blue a few weeks ago. I didn t buy it because I saw it in a fourniture store, they must have dozens of those. So it wasn t unique. I think the one Nancy bought must have. Wonderfull!

    • Let’s just say that Rob is a saint for spending the day with us and carrying all of our packages!!
      Nancy was excited to get this wall hanging to put in her new house when she moves in!!
      Thanks Nancy!!

  • What beautiful photos, Jodie, and I love that quote.
    Frisco locks like a lovely place. I have never heard of Wassail Days but it sounds like fun!
    Julia x

    • Thanks Julia!!
      We were pleasantly surprised at how much fun we had!! And Colorado is quite the pretty state—especially up in the mountains!!

  • Karen

    This looks like a truly fun event! My mom and dad made wassail every year at Christmas while I was growing up – non-alcoholic kind. It is one of the things I remember best about Christmas. I am very much looking forward to retirement (especially as I sit at work on an icy Monday morning) and doing things like this in neighboring cities. There is so much I want to see and experience, and I can’t wait for the day! That’s really too bad about that white coat. I have a white coat and a couple white winter jackets and the sleeve edges do get dingy. Someone told me to make a paste of peroxide and baking soda and I haven’t been brave enough to try it!! Nancy’s new wall hanging is very cool. It must be so much fun decorating a new place!

    • How cool that you used to have wassail, Karen. What nationality was your family??? We’d just never heard of it before, but it was delicious!!
      I was just searching for a new white coat, and I’m going to remember that peroxide and baking soda trick if I get a new one. You could always try it in one little spot at first, but it sounds smart. I just can’t imagine what happened with the Oxyclean, because I’ve used it before on other items and it’s been great/??
      Thanks Karen!!

  • Charlotte’s outfit is my favourite <3 All three of you look so stylish and winter ready!!
    Loved this post!

    • Thanks Rakhshanda!!
      My mom will love to hear that!!

  • Bernadette Laganella

    Such a fun day shopping and a clever idea to get people out to visit the Mom and Pop stores. I live in a small town like Frisco and I am going to pass the idea of Wassail Day along to the person in charge of promoting our shopping district. I will give them a link to your post so that they can read about it for themselves.

    • What a great idea Bernadette. And you could do it with many types of drinks, but it’s fun how each store competes against each other to be the “winner”. And the commemorative mug is different each year, so you want to come every year to get another one!!!

  • Bev @ Walking Well With God

    First, didn’t know their was a Frisco, CO. What a cute looking town and I love the store name “Funky Trunk”. You all looked dressed for the weather and also looking very put together. I have a faux fur vest like yours that is one of my go to laying options all the time. Rob looks exhausted on the bench. A well dressed tired trooper lol. Enjoyed the pics!!
    Bev xx

    • There are a lot of these smaller towns in the mountains of Colorado, that we can’t wait to explore. Although, I’d love to wait until the summer, so we don’t have to have so many layers on—ha ha!!
      And Rob really is quite the helpful guy—he took care of all of our packages, and has the patience of a saint!!
      Thanks Bev!!