Year: 2016

Monday blues

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Is there anything more versatile, revolutionary, and just plain cool as denim? A staple in every Western girl and boy’s closet since the 1950s, denim is one of those few clothing items that truly never goes out of style. It’s physical form may change from decade to decade (skinny, straight, boot-cut; bedazzled, ripped, bleached; dresses, jackets, skirts, jeans, etc.), but denim continues to remain an indispensable component of most peoples’ wardrobes. They can convey any […]

friday favorites

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Wow, guys. What. A. Week. Are you as wiped out as I am? After the emotional roller coaster that was this past week, I don’t know if I’ve ever been more relieved to see Friday. Like most people I know, I am still in a state of shock by the election results. All week long, I’ve felt myself vascillate between bouts of intense sadness and random bursts of anger, followed by quiet moments of dispair. […]

on being nosy…

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I will be the first to admit that I am super nosy. I love exploring how other people live, what their personal relationships are like, what they do at work, what they pay for rent, what they eat for breakfast, etc., etc. I like to think that this curiosity for others’ lives comes from some general anthropological interest in humans, but I fully recognize that it could also be due to the fact that I […]


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So, I know I said I was ‘back’ on the blog but… Well… Umm. I got too busy. Terrible excuse, but really true. Starting a new job is hard!  I knew that it would take me a while to find the extra brain-space for the blog, but I didn’t anticipate how long it would actually take. Come to think of it, starting a new job is a lot like moving; exciting, exhausting, invigorating, anxiety-producing, fun, […]

Friday Favorites and an update!

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I’m back!!! I’m so sorry for my unexpected absence the last month. Besides the chill in the air and the changing of the leaves, October also seemed to bring a number of big life changes that completely threw me off course for a few weeks. All good things (like our adorable new niece!), but somewhat disruptive nonetheless.  Unfortunately, when life gets really crazy, this blog is the first thing to drop down the priorities list. […]

fall to do list

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And just like that, fall has arrived! After a truly incredible summer, I am more than ready to welcome in the colder weather. As you may remember, I try to begin every new season with a list of things I want to do, make, or accomplish. It’s not a strict list by any means, but more of a general guideline of how I want to celebrate the change in the weather. Keep reading to see […]

tour de fat 2016

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Conrad and I missed Tour de Fat last year because we spent the weekend camping, so I was especially excited for this year’s parade. It started as it usually does, with brunch + booze! By the way, if you’ve never heard of Tour de Fat, it is a bicycle parade held by New Belgium Brewery and is a Fort Collins tradition. This year marked the tour’s 17th anniversary! My costume this year was kind of slapped […]