Embrace love, today and every day

Throughout high school, the cool thing was to be indifferent and cynical, especially when it came to romance and feelings. Love? Overrated. We would roll our eyes at couples that were gushy and emotional, go into any new relationships with a realistic sense of self, and complain to our friends about excessive PDA when people…

Find your peace at Avalanche Ranch

What do you get when you mix rugged mountains, quiet seclusion, eclectic lodging, family-owned charm, and tranquil hot spring pools? A stunning getaway at Avalanche Ranch. Avalanche Ranch is located near Redstone, Colorado, and is summed up perfectly as a picturesque vision of what the Rocky Mountains are, can be, and should be. The quiet…

End of the Year Newsletter 2018

Holiday greetings! This newsletter is brought to you from New Castle, Colorado, where the Nelson-George household is starting a new seasonal tradition. As we move into 2019, we would like to extend our warmest thoughts and well-wishes to our family and friends that make these holiday good-feelings worth sharing. In an ideal world, we could…

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;…

Quick and Easy Halloween 2018, Nine-Nine Style

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a terrific show. It has so much going for it, including hilarious jokes, well-developed characters, and a level of diversity that makes television worth watching. This year for Halloween, Chad and I procrastinated and allowed the holiday to creep up on us without giving it any preparation or thought. It was mid-week,…

Married at 22: Listicle Advice for Wedded Bliss

As a writer and former journalist, I think that list-articles—infamously known as 'listicles'— are in no way, shape, or form a correct method of journalism. They are pretty much trash, that don't require much thought or skill to compose and removes any need for critical thinking. Personally, though, I quite enjoy reading listicles. Sometimes to…

Married at 22: A Year Down

Attention everyone: a year ago, today, was the best day of my life. There was vodka, burgundy, and dancing. Family, donuts, and fall colors. The air was brisk, my dress was off-white, the mountains familiar. More than one pair of eyes glistened, while laughter and sincerity radiated throughout the evening, keeping us warm. If I…

Budget Challenge: Spend less than $1k

My husband and I desperately want to buy a house. Each month, we are spending $1300 in rent. While that's considered a steal in our area (Aspen is nearby, and we suffer the consequences of living in the same valley as an elite resort town), we'd rather be putting that money directly into something that's…