Fall Festival

At the very beginning of autumn, while I was still locked up in my house because of allergies, I made a list of all the fun things I wanted to do as soon as I was released from my sneezy cage. I told you all about this, remember? We’re definitely skipping the bonfires this year,…

Packing to Run

We had a fire in our valley last week. A big one. Really big. It was on the news. Unfortunately, Colorado is not a good place to have any kind of fire, thus the statewide fire bans that come into effect every single year. It’s very dry here. Dry grass, dry brush, dry pine needles….

A Day In The Life

I am a full-time writer. I’ve mentioned that about a million times on this blog, along with noting that I run my own business as a freelancer. But today, I’d like to dive a little deeper into what that looks like on a daily basis.I’ll give you a hint. I don’t actually spend my entire…

Welcoming Phoenix

This month, my husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary with a road trip.We both love road trips. Yes, flying is easier, but when you miss all that beautiful country along the way? Totally not worth it. Especially when you’re traveling in Colorado. We drove down to Mesa Verde for the weekend, and the…

Autumn Books

Every year, I get way too excited about fall. Annoyingly excited, actually. I’m one of those people who plans out my autumn before it starts, just so I can be sure to get everything I want to done before winter blows in. This is the first year I’ve actually written down my list, but I…

Woodpiles and Coziness

Is anyone else terrified of the idea of winter this year? I am. Just a little bit. I am the kind of person who is cold. All the time. I sleep under a heavy blanket in the middle of summer, and my wonderful, loving husband is constantly shocked by my ability to have cold hands…

Building a Business

Did I tell you all that I’m officially a business owner? I’m a business owner. What a weird thing to say. I am, after all, all of about five years old, and definitely don’t know the first thing about business or management or what might go into a sales report. And yet, I have my…

Autumn Winds

August is allergy season. At least, it is in Colorado. We have ragweed, see, and in August, all of its awful, horrible pollen is released into the wind, and I have to retreat into my house with my air purifier and take allergy meds on a schedule and freeze rags for my puffy eyes and…

Birthday Adventures

My birthday was the end of last month. I turned 27. I feel very grown up now. Almost like a real adult. Until I hang out with really real adults, who use budgets and understand the stock market and eat kale. I almost never eat kale. Not unless I have to. Bok choy, maybe. But…

Pennsylvania

Can we just be honest? May was a bit of a blur. I remember about half of it. The rest feels like something between a dream and a hallucination. Since I had a fever for at least part of the month, it’s possible a good section of what I remember was actually a hallucination. When…