Archive | January, 2014

{foto friday – so, it’s been snowing a little… and i was kind of a major slacker at work today}

31 Jan

…and i took a ton of pics with my favourite iphone app, shake-it.

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beginning with a shameless selfie 🙂

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POWDER DAY!

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so pretty. Continue reading

{whatever wednesday – “the dark side of snow” : volume one}

29 Jan

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walking through the filthy snow-packed hills during x-games this weekend, i became inspired… and thus, i have begun working on an actual artistic series called “the dark side of snow” 😉

i’ve been taking my camera with me to fotograph such things, but i wanted to share these few i snapped with my iphone.  do you ever stop to look at the details these old and dirty piles of snow create?! between the melting and re-freezing and various winds and plow trucks, snow forms from fluffy white flakes into slushy mixed-coloured mounds and stark white turns pitch black. it transforms from graceful to treacherous, from beautiful to ugly, from light to dense, from snow to something else entirely…

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by the way, it’s almost time for mercury to go retrograde again… 😉

{travel tuesday – the winter x-games : from a slightly different perspective}

28 Jan

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this weekend i helped work at the winter x games in buttermilk.  it was pretty unbelievable.

however, i didn’t go to see the athletes or even watch any of the event, and yet i had access to almost every venue and space on the mountain… what exactly then, was i doing at x games?!

sorting through this enormous pile of trash :

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i’m not even kidding.  there were 2 other huge piles just like this in the two days i helped…

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i was part of the “green team” for the weekend – sorting through waste to divert it from a going to a landfill. the goal was to divert 80%, and i believe we came damn close! that team is so amazingly dedicated!!!   Continue reading

{some stuff that happened this week – via the shake-it app}

25 Jan

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i went to work – this is what i see when i arrive… 🙂

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i had edible flowers in a salad i bought at the market…  that was a first, for sure! especially considering i just grabbed it from the salad bar… i also discovered that they sell boars head meat, which got me all kinds of excited and happy! 😀

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i took a selfie at the bus-stop…

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i enjoyed this amazing spread with some friends…

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i saw this sunset over mt. sopris…

and now i’m off to check out the WINTER X-GAMES!! 😀 pics to follow…

have a great weekend, ya’ll!

{whatever wednesday – sometimes i just take pictures of pretty vegetables…}

22 Jan

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even though we have a ways to go yet before it’s in season…

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i’m totally craving asparagus lately…

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and sometimes i just take pictures of produce… in case you haven’t noticed 🙂

watching me at the grocery store in the produce section is pretty hilarious, no doubt.  i take a long time to pick out my vegetables, mostly knowing that i’ll eventually have them in front of a camera… so i like them to be pretty 😉

happy wednesday!

{foto friday – “this house is blessed with love, laughter, family, friends, and a cat”}

17 Jan

just a couple shots of my kitty callee, being insanely cute and sitting next to this pillow my grandma gave me years before i even got callee… doesn’t the cat on the pillow look just like her?!!!

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gah, she’s just so cute!!!!!

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🙂  have a great weekend, everyone!

{thirsty thursday – a toast to all this white stuff outside!}

16 Jan

two delicious NBB brews to add to the list :

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snow day – dark and rich and full of caramel notes…

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accumulation – bright and hoppy with a crisp finish…

both brews celebrate the winter season, and the fanciful snowfall that comes with it. fanciful… how fun is that word.

😉

please drink responsibly… for real, though.

{missing new york}

14 Jan
view from the top of a sky-rise near 57th and 10th

view from the top of a sky-rise near 57th and 10th

a random  retail window in the lower east side

a random boutique-store window in the lower east side

a snowy doorway

a snowy doorway

whatever.

whatever.

I {MISS} NEW YORK!!

{thirsty thursday – the commuter javapress}

9 Jan

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how cool is this on-the-go french press coffee maker/holder that my neighbour got me for christmas?!  it was a total surprise, i can’t believe she bought me something, let alone something THIS COOL!

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and so practical, too! Continue reading

{organic beef roast}

8 Jan

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i don’t eat a ton of red meat.  however when i do, i prefer it be as local, organic, and grass-fed as possible.

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have you ever had grass-fed beef?  you may think to yourself, “what do you mean, don’t all cows eat grass?” when you think of a cow, you picture a field or pasture and you see them eating grass, right?!  well, you may be surprised to know that most cows are actually fed a grain or corn-based diet – that stuff is in everything!… again, i encourage you to do your own research.

there is lots of fresh, organic, local, grass-fed beef where i live.  and that makes me so happy!  i have mentioned before that i don’t really subscribe to any “diet” per se – but if i had to pick a category to fall into, i would say my diet is totally intuitive and mostly organic.  and it varies all along that spectrum.  this time last year, i was totally vegan and coming off a major 2-week cleanse of only veggies, fruit, kombucha, and water. i remember around christmas, trying some of the ham at whole foods one day and i actually spit it out. and now, i can’t seem to eat enough meat!  so i’m just listening to my body and rolling with it.

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i recently bought this adorable little crock-pot, which is perfect for the tiny home, and it fits about a 2-pound roast just perfectly!  it only has one setting – ON. but it totally does the trick!

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{tiny tuesday – kindle by candlelight}

7 Jan

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i have a cute tiny {claw-foot} tub in my tiny home, and it came complete with that cute little bar-type-thing that props up a book for you to read while you take a bath… Continue reading

{selfie-saturday : sunshine… on my shoulders makes me happy}

4 Jan

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🙂

{it’s the first foto friday of 2014 : and i’m still obsessed with the “shake-it” app}

3 Jan

i don’t care if it’s like, 5 years old and moreover, that it resembles an old-school polaroid foto. i’m sure there are way “cooler” apps out there now, but i still love the good ol’ shake-it app.

and here are some snapshots from my week :

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i enjoyed this amazing burger from the best place in the valley…

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i made myself these amazing crab legs for new year’s eve celebration…

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then followed it with this mostly amazing tradition for lunch the on new year’s day… i say mostly because it was a little dry, but i ate it anyway. 😉 Continue reading

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