I’m FLEAKING out! Denver Flea Holiday Review

If you are anywhere near Denver you hopefully already know about the Denver Flea. It takes place a few times a year, features super trendy vendors, lots of alcohol, tasty food trucks, and loads of entertainment.

holiday flea

I worked with a vendor at the last Flea to offer diastasis checks for women but this last one I went straight up as a blogger to the VIP shopping night. I got over the chill in the air with a few cocktails and saw a load of friends. It was a fun, festive occasion.

The first rule of the flea, you are not going there to bargain shop. Nope, head to the Goodwill, ARC, or Brass Armadillo off the 70 if that is your MO.

You will want to shop so be prepared for what you are willing to buy because there is great stuff everywhere

Yes #Denver. We can haz #OliviaPope #denverfleabloggerfinds @denver_flea

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Got a new duvet. Oh you thought I was shopping for others. Bwahahaha #denverfleabloggerfinds @denver_flea A photo posted by kiamruiz (@kiamruiz) on

You do need to be cautious because since this is Denver Flea folks the ability to imbibe is fierce. And it is easy to swipe on a Square when you are slizzard.  Also there is some douchiness around on the edges but you are big boy or girl and know how to avoid that IF you want. 

Head to the Flea tonight for the UnCorporate party ($35 entry). Hint, hint, hint… Passport folks, check your email for a 2-for-1 deal to attend. The Flea will also be opened on Saturday and Sunday ($5 entry) with a portion of the proceeds benefitting the Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute and Reading Partners.

There is a very good chance you  will see me around there this weekend.  I got some more Irish Coffees to say hello to, lounging, and I really, really want that be hippy hat plus maybe some more holiday gifts.

Disclosure: I was comped entry to the VIP party and given a canvas tote plus two fives to post about this shindig online which was silly since I posted about it online last flea with zero Flea motivation. All opinions are my own.

Minted for the Holidays

I was recently approached to talk about Minted for the holidays and had no hesitations in doing so because I have used them for family stationary before. Their concept is independent designer sourced creations for their community. The Minted holiday collection is up now and curiously enough I have been looking over the catalog they sent in the mail as I consider stationary for our newest family member.

Minted Holiday 2013

Much to the chagrin of my husband’s grandmother I am one of those types who says Happy Holidays and other non-denominational gestures at this time of year.  Minted has A LOT of these options in super classy forms.  Some of my faves are

Minted Vintage Year in Review
Look at the shape of this library tag. Love it!
Yeah, we have a baby doing 1st holiday season
We have a babe doing his 1st solstice
LOL grandmaThis is ridiculous and awesome
This is ridiculous and awesome

Collage, for when your family is too cute for one picture.

Collage, for when your family is too cute for one picture.

And for those wondering, this is is the stationary our first child has.  I have a lot of Minted perusing to do for our second.

Minted Zebra

Consider Minted for your holiday and year-round needs.  They cover cards, stationary, party decor, gifts, and art prints. They have innovative designers whose work is voted on by the community, fun shape options, and a paper obsession resulting in a quality product.

FTC Disclosure: I was not monterarily compensated for this post.  I was asked to mention holiday offerings from a company I like in exchange for store credit.  All opinions are my own and I am already a customer of theirs.