Denver is known for its snow. Whenever someone thinks of a terrible winter, they often think of Denver or Minnesota or Alaska. Winter in Denver is not all that bad. See, where it sticks around on the East Coast because the sun rarely comes out in the winter time, Denver has over 300 days of sunshine. 300 days of sunshine means sure we might get a pretty decent amount of snow, but it doesn’t stick around too too long. The sun comes out and melts it. Its lovely.
Anyway, here is why Denver is awesome in the winter!
~ It snows! ( I love snow, we just got our first snow of the season!)
~ It melts quickly! (Even better, not too much ice!)
~ It snows again! (Yay snow!)
~ It melts again!
~ The mountains keep their snow, so amazing skiing! (Skiing is my favorite activity!)
I would say those are pretty great reasons for winter in Denver! The mountains are beautifully snowcapped while Denver’s snow is melting and making driving easier. You should come visit at least once. Doesn’t matter the season, they are all wonderful here in Beautiful Colorado!
November is usually a month where people are saying what they are thankful for. I am thankful for so much, don’t get me wrong. But the holidays also bring things that I am just not looking forward to. Especially working in retail… You know what I’m saying?
Here we go…
~ Christmas shoppers who are grumpy because they have been out all day with family and it has not been a pleasant experience. Spread some joy and love! Also, don’t do all of your Christmas shopping on one day! Spread it out!
~ The long hours working retail during the holidays. Oh man, it is exhausting. I am a girl who absolutely loves Christmas. I am seriously a young child every year around this time. Everything fascinates me, the colors, the lights, the smells, I love it! Working retail can really take that out of you.
~ Driving in the snow. I will admit, I have gotten better but I am still not great. It still scares the living daylights out of me. When you start sliding… oh man there goes my blood pressure just thinking about it.
~ Denver drivers in the snow. With the amount of transplants that Denver has, not everyone has come from a state where they had to drive in the snow. They just do not know how to do so half the time. Scares me and drives me crazy!
~ Not being close to family for the holidays. I am such a sap. I love having family close by for the holidays. I love waking up to the smell of waffles, cinnamon gravy and bacon. (And coffee of course) I love coming into the living room and sharing presents with everyone. It always makes me so sad to not be close to family. It is just so dang hard to get time of for Christmas or Thanksgiving when you work retail.
Wow, I can’t believe it is already the middle of July! I feel like I just had my birthday yesterday and it has already been over a month! What?! Work has been keeping me busy and such I guess.
To be honest, I am ready for July to be over and August lol. I am ready for the hot weather to go away! I never thought I would say that. I used to be a girl who lived for the warm weather. Then I got huskies and I got older I guess and realized it is just way too hot in the summertime. I love me some spring and fall and especially winter weather! Oh man, who is ready for ski season already?! This girl!!! I feel like I did not get to ride my skis nearly as much as I would have liked to last year.
But before this warm weather ends, I have a huge trip that I want to take first. We have huge news guys! We are going to Hawaii!!! We are going at the end of August! Its our first big trip apart from our honeymoon and without family. Its crazy! I am super excited! I’ve never been and I may not come back! Lol! Although, Colorado is amazingly beautiful! I think Hawaii is going to be super pretty too!
I got a pretty nice scrape on my knee last week mountain biking. Not going to lie I have been pretty proud of it. Lol. It just shows at least to me that I have been pushing a lot harder than I was and that is something I feel like I can be proud of. I am loving mountain biking. I think I found a good alternative during the summer months when I am not skiing. Good thing I am not going for world’s sexiest legs though lol.
How is your summer going? Any big trips? Any fun stories thus far?
So, I totally spaced on writing up about starting on week #2 but I definitely started it! If there is anything that I have no trouble focusing on, it is my marriage. I love being married and I love TJ more than anything in the world. I am always striving to better our relationship and making sure I am treating him the way I should be.
Anyway, here is what the goals for week two have been:
~ Respect him.
~ Offer to help him.
~ Know his love language.
~ Point out his strengths. (Be specific.)
~ Be his sexy wife.
I don’t want to go into as much detail about each of these points (especially the last one lol). These ones are things that you are going to have to think about the specifics for your husband. I feel like some of these are private things between me and TJ, kind of like our little secret. I know the ways to respect him and to love him in his love language, but I don’t want to share that with the internets. So, take a look at this list and think about your husband and how to best show him this. I have been working diligently on it this week and can’t wait to share about the next set of points to focus on here in a couple days.
On a side note, we had snow the last day or so. In May! What?! Why?! Then by Sunday it will be back up to 86 degrees. I’m telling you, Denver is crazy!
On another side note, I get to see Needtobreathe on Wednesday! I haven’t seen them since college around the time TJ and I started dating. That is a fairly long time! Considering before that, I was seeing them at least once a year. Lol.
Well, I’m off!
Alright, so clearly this has been a hard challenge to keep up with! I just get so distracted with other things in life! Lol! My bad. Anyway, lets get caught up here!
March 17: Street Lights
I did not manage to get it all lit up but I thought this was kind of cool on a super dreary day. Lol
March 18: Depicting Emotion
The look on these two faces is hilarious! They were having so much fun exploring. Miss you Alexi!
March 19: Landscape
Why yes, yes I do live in one of the most awesome places ever!
March 20: Whatever You Want
One of our close Friends (his name is also TJ). This picture definitely shows how much he loves climbing lol.
March 21: Sunset
The sunsets here in Colorado are amazing! They never cease to amaze me!
March 22: Someone You Love
Gotta spread the love around! This is my other sister Katie! Missing both sisters lots!
March 23: Childhood Memory
I guess this is more high school but it is one of my favorite memories! Grandpa and Grandma visited me at Hume Lake and we drove around the lake in his sports car. Miss you Grandpa!
March 24: Favorite Color Scheme
Purple and Orange! It looks kind of blue in this picture but it is definitely purple! Plus this picture has all my favorite people in it! 😛
Well, there we are! All caught up! Phew. I promise to finish out the month strong!
Sorry about the delay on this one too guys. I spent the past two days enjoying the amazing 70 degree weather we have been having! I have to get outside just to keep my sanity lol. I got to go hiking yesterday with my little man Faelyn and went for a run today! Love it! But anyway, back to the photography challenge!
Something From a Distance:
I get to call this home! How beautiful is that?! I think that might be pike’s peak but I could be wrong. I can’t quite remember.
Whatever I Want:
These two are besties for sure! They really do love hanging out with each other and playing with each other. It gives them each a buddy so that they are not so lonely. I love both personalities.
Anyway, enough about my children lol.
It is finally warm here in the lovely Denver, Co! Yay!!! April has brought more snow than we got most of the season. How crazy is that?! We have had two or three snow storms over the last couple of weeks. Here let me show you….
How crazy is that?! This is April! Virginia and Pennsylvania are getting much warmer weather, why can’t we!?
Today we have finally made it up to 62 degrees! Yay! There is a 30% chance of snow on Wednesday but I am really hoping it doesn’t. I am just done with the snow. I know I know, we need the moisture. We have restrictions already on our water usage and we need to get our reservoirs filled up but dude, can we please be done?!
So, anyway, I definitely plan on getting out in the sun today. The house needs a little tidying first but I have every intention of being outside and enjoying the weather!
I am finally back! I know it has been a while. I can’t believe I missed the one year Anniversary of the blog! What?! I had definitely been thinking about it before I moved and then life got in the way. Sorry about that. Anyway, we are all moved in to the new house. Pictures to come very soon. I promise. Not this post but definitely soon!
But anyway, Happy anniversary to us! I plan on being more consistent this year and post more relevant posts. This past year has been great and I am looking forward to another year with you guys!
But for now, I have tried a new recipe and am here to show you just that!
Cinnamon Toast Twists:
12 slices of very soft, fresh white bread
1/4 cup (half a stick) melted butter
cinnamon sugar (1/2 C sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon)
Super simple and easy to whip up for breakfast.
I flattened out the bread, like the recipe calls for.
Then I spread both sides with melted butter. ( I did not say this recipe was healthy)
Sprinkled one side with cinnamon sugar. ( My sweet tooth is loving this!)
I folded the sides in and rolled it up. Not as easy as it sounds.
Definitely make sure you put them in the mini cupcake sheet so that they stay shut. Otherwise they will open and you will have an even bigger mess.
I only did six pieces of bread for just TJ and I.
All golden and delicious!
Cinnamon twists and eggs! Yummy!
I have tried a couple other recipes but forgot to take pictures! Will take pictures next time and will get those pictures up soon!
Ok, so I have not done a make-up post in a while. I find eye shadow combos that I love all the time on pinterest and it is fun giving them a shot sometimes. I usually go for a minimalist look. A little liner, some blush, foundation, and lip balm. This one is still pretty neutral but it added a little bit to the eyes.
Here is the link for the original eye make-up combo:
Like I said fairly neutral, just a little bit to give the eyes a little pop.
I ended up going just a little lighter than what she posted. It just happened that way, lol.
Not the greatest picture, but you get the point. Light with a little brown on the edges and lined with black. I threw in some purple mascara but you can’t really tell especially in the picture.
What do you think?
Update on the house:
Everything is almost set to move in next week. Hopefully no more hiccups. One week from today we close! What?!
Ok so everyone makes resolutions in 2013. Well, almost everyone. I can’t say that I made any solid resolutions, I just decided that I want my life to include a couple of things this year! I know its a little late to talk about how I want this year to look, but we gotta spread it out so that we don’t get overwhelmed by everyone posting about New Year’s resolutions all at once, right?
So here it goes!
What I want out of this year:
1. update my blog and make it more consistent. I want to provide better content for you. I want it to be more consistent. I want to talk about what you want to talk about. What are some things you would like to see on this blog? Honestly. More recipes? More outdoor adventures? More DIY? Other items?
2. Get my etsy shop up and running. I have loved the idea of owning my own business for a while. I love making things with my hands. Making things and scheduling my own hours and interacting with customers who are buying something I made, how cool would that be?!
3. Read more. I still have yet to finish Anna Karenina. I need to just sit down and focus! Haha! This whole 52 books in 52 weeks thing is definitely harder than I thought. lol!
4. Get back in shape. I will admit it, I have gotten a little soft. I am not a fan of that. So, I am not making a resolution to lose so much pounds, but just to start getting back in shape and living a healthier lifestyle.
So, now that we are moving and will have our own place hopefully soon, I feel inspired to get moving! We are still waiting to hear about when we are going to move in so I will give some pictures of our new place when that has been fully resolved.
What do you want out of this year? What are you goals?