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

JCrew Outlet Fall 2014

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 […]

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

Sunshine and Rain Jamberry Chloe & Isabel

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 […]

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 […]

Spanx on a Plane – The Movie

Spanx On a Plane

“Enough is enough! I have had it with these mf-ing Spanx on this mf-ing plane!”       I was headed back from Type-A Parent Conference in Atlanta. I shared a cab, dinner and nice long chat with blogger and entrepreneur Cecily, with whom I’m blessed to call my friend. Being girls, we were talking about outfits, what we wear […]

7 Steps to Perfect Portraits {Tutorial}

all images copyright Emily Jones 2013

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, […]

7 Free Printables to Organize Your Life

Free Printables to get you Organized

I love printables. In this digital world, you would think I would keep track of appointments, schedules, phone numbers, craft ideas, blog topics and more all in my phone or laptop. Nope. I’m a pen and paper kind of gal. I’ve seen so many printables over the years, but these are by far my favorites. […]

Introducing CORE by Origami Owl #FashionFriday

core necklace charms by origami owl

I’m always searching for that perfect “everyday” necklace. I don’t just want it to be 1 charm on a chain, or have so many that you feel like your necklace is weighing you down. Something delicate, but with meaning. I have ones with the boys birthstones, their names or initials, ones to celebrate my pride […]

5 Reasons to Visit YMCA of the Rockies Before Winter

Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA of the Rockies Colorado

YMCA of the Rockies has long been a family centered organization, focusing on creating great family bonds, memories and togetherness. We all know how amazing Colorado is (especially Granby and Estes Park) during the winter months, but there is even more to do during the summer! I recently took my boys and nephew to Snow […]

The Most Versatile Handbag in the World from Thirty-One Gifts #FashionFriday

thirty-one gifts explorista crossbody bag

Many who know me know my love affair with Coach handbags. I refuse to admit how many I own, nor mention the bracelets and eyeglasses and accessories that have their trademark logo on them. To do so would tip of my husband and he’d probably have a stroke. Instead let’s just say I have quite […]

Gift Guide for Tween Boys for Birthdays and Holidays

Gift Guide for Tween Boys

This post has been written by my nine year-old. Well, narrated to me and I cleaned up his grammar… slightly. His birthday is tomorrow and he will finally be in the double digits! He gave me a list a mile long of various video games and toys he wanted and I assume most boys his […]

7 Ways Kidz Bop Makes it Okay for Kids to Sing Inappropriate Songs

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Ahhhhh Kidz Bop. Since 2001 you have been delighting the ears of tweens. Consequently, you have been making their parent’s ears bleed and minds go numb. Not just the nasally singing/screeching, but also the song choices. Now, let me just put it out there, my kids listen to songs that most parents would probably not […]

Tasty Tuesday: Bacon Avocado Ranch Potato Salad featuring Noosa Yoghurt

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Y’all know how much I love yoghurt–I use it in so many things from baked goods to salad dressings, and I often replace other dairy ingredients such as butter, sour cream, milk, or cream cheese with it. My tummy seems to handle yoghurt (full of good-for-you probiotics that help digestion) much better than other dairy, […]