Since turning 21 over 6 months ago, I really haven't had the opportunity to experiment with different mixed drink recipes. I really don't drink all that much, but once I saw this Blood Orange Cocktail recipe from Local Haven I was bound and determined to try it. The colors are so vibrant and with the weather … Continue reading Sparkling Blood Orange Cocktails
If there's one thing in my life that is a constant, it would be my love of tea. You should see our apartment--we have three bins packed full of teas and coffees. With the abundant variety that we have to choose from, I think it's really important to match your tea to your mood, or more … Continue reading Which tea // which mood??
In this year of new positions, new schedules, and new responsibilities, I found myself lacking in one huge department--self-care. As an RA, a volunteer EMT, a nursing student, and an employee, a friend, a sister, and a daughter, the amount of time I had to take care of myself, was practically nonexistent.
It’s 6 in the morning and she’s just made you coffee. Her hair is still wet from her morning shower (and yes you have to specify with her which shower it is because she insists on taking two a day). It’s 6 in the morning and she’s reading the paper and chattering excitedly about a … Continue reading A Green Eyed Portrait: News Junkie
If you ever find yourself near Estes Park, Colorado then you must visit Lily Lake. It's about 45 minutes from Boulder and honestly is one of the most beautiful drives to even get to the lake, let alone the scenery surrounding the lake. My family has been going to this lake for years. I remember … Continue reading Lily Lake
Caramel Apples are such a fall staple, and yet my entire life I've never been able to really enjoy them. For one, the caramel gets everywhere. I'm all about making a mess, but having sticky caramel caked all over my face is not a feeling that I enjoy. And secondly, honestly, who eats a whole caramel apple … Continue reading Sliced Caramel Apples
There's no better way to beat the summer heat than by enjoying a popsicle. So, since it reached 100 degrees this last week I figured it would be the perfect time to get a popsicle mold and make some of my own summer treats. Now some of you who know me, know that I'm a … Continue reading Coconut Popsicles 4 Different Ways
This summer has been packed with a lot of working and lounging and whining about how there is nothing to do in L-town. Which, admittedly is probably our fault that we haven't gone out and found stuff to do, but summer is about being lazy. Right? So, when the L-town Pal (as we like to … Continue reading Be Boulder
I'm not sure what sparked my craving for lemons, but I think I've narrowed it down to the somewhat odd association I have between summer and lemons. Maybe it's the lemonade? Regardless, I've been thinking about making Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins for WEEKS. It wasn't until now that I finally got off my butt and did … Continue reading Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
It's April, which means it's no surprised that the spring showers (and some spring snow storms) have been making an appearance. Personally, I love the rain, but sometimes it's easy to get into a funk with all the grey weather. So I've made a list of a few things that help me get back to a sunny … Continue reading 25 Ways to Beat the Rainy Day Blues