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this week in our kitchen: herby barley salad with mushrooms

“Mushrooms were the roses in the garden of that unseen world, because the real mushroom plant was underground. The parts you could see – what most people called a mushroom – was just a brief apparition. A cloud flower.” ― Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood True to its name, this salad was an herby treat!

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neighborhood walkabout: Denver’s North + South Broadway

“I love to walk a city, whether I’ve been there once or a hundred times before. It’s amazing what sort of inspiration you’ll find once you steal a second glance.” ~Erin Hiemstra I have long known the treasures of Denver’s Broadway business district and there a time when I frequented the area on a more

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where has all the free time gone + week(s) reflection

Just when you think you’ve made it through the busiest point of the year (and, likely, one of the busiest of your life), you decide to throw in a few more significant life changes — just for good measure. Welcome to our life right now. Because planning + hosting a wedding and taking on new

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week(s) reflection

“Sorrow is food swallowed too quickly, caught in the throat, making it nearly impossible to breathe.” ~Jesmyn Ward, Sing, Unburied, Sing week(s) in review what I’m reading: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Women read: Sing, Unburied Sing BBQ with neighborhood friends farmers’ market two Rockies games new passport(!) survived a (very hot) workweek in Phoenix nursed a sick

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zero-waste wins

  Little by little and week by week, we’re making gains in our quest to be less wasteful. Sure, we could still do better (isn’t that ALWAYS the case?) but today I was especially proud of our grocery purchases for the week. Not only were we able to knock out about the half of our

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week reflection

“I will live for love, and the rest will take care of itself.” ― Marina Keegan, The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories   week in review gratitude: my fiance this week’s intention: breathe  what I’m reading: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success + Essentialism read The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories + Check, Please (#1 – 3) suit shopping for fiance quick

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week(s) reflection

“First we only want to be seen, but once we’re seen, that’s not enough anymore. After that, we want to be remembered.” ― Emily St. John Mandel, Station Eleven week in review gratitude: friends this week’s intention: breathe  what I’m reading: The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories + Essentialism read Station Eleven (AMAZING) celebrated two years of Denver Creates hosted monthly Denver

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holiday staycation + week reflection

Baking. Snuggling. Holiday movies. Napping. Gathering with friends. More baking — and napping. Happiness. The past week will go down as one of my favorites of 2017. With the exception of one day of working (in PJs from the comfort of my home), I savored time with my loves and friends who, like us, steered clear

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empowerment project + week reflection

This week, I had the pleasure of viewing the inspiring documentary, The Empowerment Project, with fellow coworkers as part of our company’s women’s ERG. The film, released in 2014, features the journey of an all-female film crew who travel across the U.S. for one month capturing interviews from eight powerful women leaders in a variety of industries

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