Fun Halloween Treats!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Between baking, decorating, and dressing up in costume, the month seems to fly by. This year I added some fun Halloween treats to my tricks. For many years, I made a Halloween Pumpkin cake. I baked two chocolate or pumpkin bundt cakes and then stuck them together with... Continue Reading →

An Amazing Colorado Snowstorm: Photos

Every year, I hope a huge snowstorm hits Colorado in October. Those first snowflakes are so magical. Memories of snow angels, snowball fights, and snowmen, not to mention ski season, baking, and slow-cooked meals, always brings out the kid in me. Read on for photos of this amazing Colorado snowstorm. While we were in Europe,... Continue Reading →

Yoga with the SHARKS!

When I learned the Denver Aquarium hosted Yoga with the Sharks on Saturdays, I had to go! I missed Shark Week. This unusual class combined an adventure fix with a zen experience.  I had to share my photos and videos of my latest adventure. I've always been a water girl (something to do with my... Continue Reading →

Another Colorado Backpacking Adventure

Last year, our 4-mile Colorado backpacking adventure turned into eight very long treacherous miles to Sawtooth Mountain and Coney Lakes in the Rocky Mountains. We made it just in time to pitch a tent and make dinner before night descended. Believe it or not, I looked forward to another. This year, the 2.4-mile hike to... Continue Reading →

A Hike to Hanging Lake Waterfalls

A jewel of a lake lies right outside of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It's easy to miss while driving down I-70, east or west. Hanging Lake quite literally hangs from above. 1200 feet in elevation, to be exact. The waterfalls are worth every step. When my husband, Danny, and I arrived at the parking lot, a... Continue Reading →

How to Paddleboard and What I Learned

The first time I saw paddleboarders, they reminded me of the Venice gondoliers without the striped shirts and skinny, long canoes. Then I learned it builds core, leg, and upper body strength. I'm all about exercising while outdoors. Being landlocked in Colorado, adopting a new water sport intrigued me so I reserved a paddleboard. I... Continue Reading →

Win a Handmade Christmas Card!

It's time to guess and win a card! One of my Christmas traditions is to draw a family Christmas Card. It's almost done. I'm toying with adding something to the last drawing. Yes, there are three illustrations this year. No popups. Whew! I had to draw a line (pun intended) to save my sanity. A... Continue Reading →

Dodging Bullets and Creepy Crawlers

Roxy is a hunter. If you looked at her body, you’d say, “Nah, I don’t believe it.” She’s pretty puny with front legs about eight inches long. Believe it. She has been known to take down grasshoppers and the occasional mouse. In the beginning of the summer, she had been outside for quite a while.... Continue Reading →

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