Tasty Tuesday: Asian Peanut Noodles

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Photo credit: Geoff Peters   Recently, I was challenged by my friend Brooke Wagner of Denver’s KDVR Fox 31 and Good Day Colorado, to come up with a meal that could be made for under $5. Well luckily, thrifty is my middle name! This is one of my family’s favorite dinners and it’s also one […]

DIY Wine Cork Monogram Tutorial with Snoqualmie Wines

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When a winery says, “Can we send you wine?” You don’t turn that down. Snoqualmie Vinyard did just that a while back and challenged me to make a fun craft with up-cycled wine corks. Oh have I got wine corks! Corks for days!   If you read the blog occasionally or follow me on Instagram or […]

2015 Concert Bucket List

2015 Concert Bucket List

The term “bucket list” bugs me, but I use it because it’s the universal term for saying “stuff I want to do in life.” It started as “stuff I want to do before I die” and I thought it was a bit morbid once people were using it in things like “Summer Bucket List for […]

World Autism Day – April 2, 2015

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Every year since Brady’s diagnosis, we encourage people to wear blue, change their porch light to a blue one, donate to worthy autism awareness organizations, etc for World Autism Day on April 2nd. I feel like I’ve talked about this internationally recognized day so much, there can’t possibly be anything new to tell you.  So […]

Tasty Tuesday: Pan Seared Sesame Green Beans

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So, whenever I go out for happy hour with my girlfriends we love to order those fried green beans. They’re so crunchy and snack-able, and they go so well with beer and cocktails! But I always feel like crap when I eat stuff like that–and no, it’s not a hangover. Greasy, fried foods mess with […]

Denver Art Museum Announces FREE Admission for All Kids!

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We’ve loved the Denver Art Museum for many years–there’s always something new to see, and with make-it-yourself art stations and family backpacks full of activities, there is so much for families and kids to do and explore!  So we were very excited to learn today that through the generosity of Scott Reiman and Kaiser Permanente, […]

Minecraft Easter Ideas

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Minecraft. Oh how I love you. You entertain my children for hours. You teach them about coding, building, cause and effect and how to deal with their emotions when a creeper comes and destroys their sheep farm. My boys have been addicted for years. Pretty much since the game’s release in 2011. My teen was an […]

Nerd Block Jr – Gamer Subscription Box

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My boys love video games. LOVE them. We have every major system and spend more time at Game Stop than at the library. Obsessed doesn’t begin to cover it. So when Nerd Block contacted me asking if I’d like to review their latest monthly subscription box, my boys answered for me. YES!  Nerd Block is […]

10 St. Patrick’s Day Treats & Crafts

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Being Irish, I’m a nut for St. Patrick’s Day. Red Hair?! Check. Ability to drink Bailey’s or Guinness at a moments notice?! Check and Check. Green wardrobe?! But of course! Now to finish getting ready for this fun day, here are 10 crafts and treats we love that will make your St. Patty’s Day a […]

Tasty Tuesday: Five-Ingredient Taco Spaghetti

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My middle kid–she’s only eleven but she stands a full 2 inches taller than me at 5 foot 7. And she eats. All. The. Time. It’s like a hobby for her. She also happens to be my pickiest eater, and is a typical “don’t touch me” moody adolescent. So when I made this dish and […]

Robert Smigel Has the Perfect Response to a Fan Questioning the Support of Autism Speaks #NightOfTooManyStars

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Yesterday on the popular site Reddit, Robert Smigel (writer, actor, producer most famous for his work on SNL, Conan as well as the creator/voice/puppeteer of Triumph the Insult Dog) held what’s known as an AMA (ask me anything). He was promoting tonight’s Comedy Central event The Night of Too Many Stars, a fundraiser for Autism.  […]

5 Reasons to Visit History Colorado

5 Reasons to Visit History Colorado

History Colorado is a vibrant museum located in Denver’s Golden Triangle Museum District. They moved to a new location downtown in 2012 and have been growing ever since!  About History Colorado: “History Colorado has cared for the historic treasures of the state for more than 130 years and has directed over a quarter of a billion […]

Tasty Tuesday: One-Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup

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Sometimes I stumble on something soooo yummy, that we gobble it up before I can get a picture. This is one of those times.  Stuffed peppers are one of our family’s favorite dinners, but they’re not my favorite to make. Between cooking the rice, browning the meat, mixing the filling, and baking the finished casserole, […]