My Summer Must-Haves

So summer is finally here and even though we've had snow in the month of June, it's starting to finally feel like summer here in Colorado. No summer is complete without hiking, camping, enjoying the sunshine and just being outdoors. Add in the beautiful green landscapes, BBQs, the occasional day on the water and the... Continue Reading →

Supporting the Small Business

I've always believed in supporting small, family-owned businesses and now is arguably a time where it's even more important that those types of businesses get support. The community I live in is composed almost entirely of family-owned businesses. The restaurants, clothing stores and personal services have the face of the family that runs it with... Continue Reading →

30 Days of Being Grateful

Self-isolation started for me on March 23rd. Because the state of the entire world is shrouded in chaos at the moment I wanted to stay positive and think about the things I'm grateful for during this uncertain time. Here are those thirty things that I thought about for the past 30 days. Monday, March 23rd:... Continue Reading →

Day 5 of 5 Days of Love

“We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?”Meghan Markle I Love Me I think one of the biggest problems in the world today is that nobody loves themselves as much as they should. We... Continue Reading →

Day 4 of 5 Days of Love

Have you ever taken the 5 Love Languages quiz? I Love Quality Time I took the quiz back in college when the guy I was dating at the time asked me what my ranking of the five love languages was. I had no idea what that meant so he showed me the quiz and I... Continue Reading →

Day 3 of 5 Days of Love

Who doesn't love being in nature? I Love The Mountains I always thought I was going to be a city girl and when I left for college I was excited to live somewhere "city-like" and away from the mountains but that excitement didn't last long. I really thought that I'd like the city more because... Continue Reading →

Day 2 of 5 Days of Love

In case you didn't already know from reading this blog, I love getting cozy with a book and getting lost in another world. I Love Reading I love reading and in the past year I've even expanded my reading repertoire and have been using Goodreads like a social media platform. I grew up without internet... Continue Reading →

Day 1 of 5 Days of Love

In honor of Valentine's Day this Friday, I wanted to share five things over the course of the next five days that I absolutely love, love, love. I've always believed that Valentine's Day isn't just for couples, it's for expressing your love even more for those you truly care about. I also think it's great... Continue Reading →

Thinking of Paris

The historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames a week ago. I've thought throughout the week about my personal experience in France and reflected on what social media has produced about the tragedy. When I was in high school I was fortunate enough to travel to France for a school immersion... Continue Reading →

Happy Earth Day!

Today is a day to celebrate the beautiful Earth that we live on and focus on ways to keep it healthy for centuries to come. Happy Earth Day I have always tried to do my part to help the environment whether that be recycling, helping clean up local trails and recreation sites, or helping educate... Continue Reading →

Wilderness Writings

In honor of spring and simply enjoying nature, I've written a couple wilderness writings/poems/what have you. It Heals I strongly believe that simply being in nature is healing. It heals your tired eyes from the hours behind a computer. It heals your aching feet from wandering on concrete sidewalks. It heals your tense shoulders from... Continue Reading →

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