Daffodils For Heather: Why We Need to Talk About the S Word

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  When I was in the eighth grade and my little sister was in sixth, I’d wait by my locker at the end of the day for her and her friend, Heather-a bubbly, dark-haired girl with a contagious smile-to finish making their daily social rounds so that we could leave. Those two girls were positively attached […]

Tasty Tuesday: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (the right way!)

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  I always suspected I was doing something wrong when I’d try to roast pumpkin seeds every year. They’d always seem to come out rubbery, instead of crunchy and nutty. Plus there was that whole nasty task of separating the seeds from the pulp. So when the kids asked if I’d roast their seeds after […]

Does Zerona Actually Zap Your Fat Away?

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I’m a sucker. I’ll bet the first to admit it. So when I saw a Groupon for Zerona promising me the “Only FDA approved laser body contouring” I jumped on it. I’ve been not-so-slowly gaining weight due to a bad reaction to a combo of medicine I was on and mix that with being lazy and feeling […]

Shop Hot Looks for Fall at Colorado Mills & Save BIG! #FashionFriday

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I was invited to an event at Colorado Mills Outlet Mall in Lakewood, Colorado. Twist my arm will you?! Of course I jumped right on that event, especially since I’ve been a mallrat since birth, and been shopping at “The Mills” since it opened. I’ve been over every inch of that mall. Walked around for hours with […]

Tasty Tuesday: Apples & Pears Recipe Roundup

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One of the things I love most about the seasonal and local approach that my family and I have towards what we eat, is that we mark the seasons in terms of fruits and vegetables.  Winter brings citrus and pomegranate, Spring means asparagus, lettuce, and strawberries. Summer comes with berries, cherries, cucumbers, corn, peaches… But […]

Review: “Alexander” and the adorable, funny, feel-good, family film!

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Think about the worst day you’ve ever had. Everything goes wrong…your alarm doesn’t go off, you’re rushed getting out the door, there’s a huge traffic jam, and worst of all YOU’RE OUT OF COFFEE! Now imagine that everyone in your family is having an equally awful day!  That’s exactly what happens to the Cooper family […]

Fall Fashion | Leather, Tweed & Casual Looks with #ChloeandIsabel & #Jamberry

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A good friend of mine, Maggie, is launching a new career as a Jamberry Nail Wraps consultant. This makes me so happy because I’m slightly obsessed with Jamberry! I have amassed quite the collection of nail wraps. So many pair perfectly with my new launch with Chloe & Isabel! Here are a few looks that […]

Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Festival Roundup

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  Many schools in the metro area have a long weekend either this weekend or next for conferences, and it’s a perfect time to fit in a visit to the pumpkin patch! There are hundreds, all along the front range, but we’ve collected our favorite pick-your-own patches as well as harvest festivals for some down-on-the-farm […]

Tasty Tuesday: Chicken Tortilla Soup

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It’s hard to believe with the lovely sunny days we’ve had lately, but pretty soon it will be what my husband and I call “Soup Weather”…that wet, foggy, cold, dark-by-5pm winter weather that just chills you to the bone. And there is nothing quite as warming to the body and soul, as a nice big […]

Don’t fear the #selfie! Spa Week is coming!

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 Living in Colorado, we are short on two things: moisture, and oxygen. Especially when the weather gets colder, our high and dry climate can wreak havoc on skin. Combine that with stress, not eating right, travelling,…and lately my skin has just been looking blah.  I really needed a pick me up, so when I was […]

Score a Free Cup of Joe on National Coffee Day!

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Oh Coffee, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Whether it’s freshly ground and brewed in my kitchen every morning, an afternoon drive through pick-me-up, or an espresso with dessert at a nice restaurant…it’s just soooo good! Any time, any way, I love the stuff.  So you know I’ll be celebrating by […]

Ballet and The Bard: Colorado Ballet Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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I’ve always loved Shakespeare’s comedies the best. There’s always a love triangle, often a magic spell or two, and the master of words crafted the dialogue with lots of satire, puns, and innuendos. But without the Bard’s unique phrasing, rhyming, and double entendres, would a classic story be any good without any words at all?  My […]

7 Steps to Perfect Portraits {Tutorial}

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Up until a few years ago, I was a sucker for school portraits. I’d buy the big package to make sure every family member got their pick of 3x5s and wallets. At $45 a pop times 2 girls, I felt the sting in my pocketbook just a bit, but that’s just what good parents do, […]

Lowes & Habitat for Humanity – Giving Back in Denver

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I had the unique opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers  who worked together in September to revitalize a home in the Globeville neighborhood in Denver. Lowe’s awarded Habitat a $70,000 grant to help complete the project. Volunteers from both organizations teamed up with community members to install […]

LeapFrog LeapBand Giveaway & Exclusive Interview w/Mia Hamm #FitMadeFun

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I recently got a chance to interview soccer and Olympic legend, Mia Hamm while she was working on the LeapFrog LeapBand campaign to get kids outdoors and active. I asked her questions about her work with special needs kids specifically (‘natch). I was so touched she took the time to answer my questions so thoughtfully! […]

Tipsy Tuesday: Perfect Pink Grapefruit Paloma

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I love my wine and craft beer for sure. But every now and then, the occasion calls for a mixed drink. I’m always looking for lesser-known cocktails to add to my repertoire, and the Paloma is one of my favorites. While it’s long been a favorite drink south of the border, here in the US […]