Show of the Moment: Great British Baking Show

I normally don't consider myself a cooking show person. Nor do I really enjoy reality shows. So, imagine my surprise when I fell in love with the Great British Baking Show (titled the Great British Bake Off in the UK) and ended up binging an entire season in a single night. Shocked. Let me fill…

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Affordable Touches of Christmas

Christmas is coming, y'all. Though I have always loved Christmas, it's taken me a while to jump into the spirit of home decoration. Last year, Chad and I were still in recovery mode after our wedding, and getting into new routines, sorting out new traditions and family nuances. Before that, we were exhausted college students,…

Married at 22: ‘Adulting’ Together

I'm like many others: when I heard the word "adult" used as a verb, I scoffed, and probably rolled my eyes a little. But, it didn't and hasn't gone away. Adulting, as Millennials have coined, is here to stay. This is what language is all about—it's a reflective evolution that isn't worth getting mad over;…

Back to Nature at the Denver Botanic Gardens

There's something familiar about the wild. In Gunnison, where I grew up, there are more fields than parking lots. Cows outnumber people, grazing along highways and wandering through mountain roads. You can get lost in the stars almost every night, if you remember to look up. When I moved to the city for college, I…

Hanging Lake, a local natural wonder

Nearby our home, there is a high-alpine travertine lake with crystal-clear waters. A grandiose waterfall plummets as the source, and a log sits, suspended, from the shore. Maybe you've heard of it? Hanging Lake is a world-famous attraction, known as a geological wonder and top contender for bucket list musts. It's both gorgeous and amazing, and…