Pumpkin Ice Cream and more…

Cyrus and I are in the middle of closing on our first house in Evergreen, CO–a mountain home!  I thought it would be nice to make a special dinner to celebrate.  We made it to the next step in the process–time for the appraisal next week (crossing our fingers!). Last night I prepared the pumpkin custard…

Pumpkin Spice Macarons

This is what happens when your oven is too hot at higher elevation.I like to add just a bit more of the delicious pumpkin buttercream than the average macaron maker.I grated fresh nutmeg and sifted cinnamon on top for a nice natural pumpkin spicy touch!  Eat your heart out Mike!  Recipes to follow

Fun Family Times in Florida

We timed this trip even better this year!  We had the pleasure to hang out with even more family this trip in Florida.  My cousins Chad and Darren brought their families, and we had a blast on the beach and at night eating, drinking, and playing card games.  We all stayed at the same condominium…

Triple Bypass Weekend in the Mountains and Camping 

This weekend I signed up to volunteer for a big organized bike ride in the mountains called the Triple Bypass.  The challenging and popular ride gets its name from the three main mountain passes that are covered from Evergreen to Avon in a range of 120 miles.  We worked from 9am until 5pm serving the…

Prepping for some camping

This Colorado camping trip near Aspen was a great getaway for the week.  Cyrus and I didn’t have to work in the office this week, so I proposed that we take a little road trip over Independence Pass and head towards Aspen to work from wifi there and camp out somewhere nearby in between.  Since…

Christmas at our House

In the kitchen preparing for Christmas Eve with Mom and Bryce.  This is my sweet niece Bryce in her first apron with my wonderful mamma (and Elouise sniffing around waiting for some cookie dough to drop her way).Family catching up at my parents place just before ChristmasMy nephew Lincoln in town, his first trip home…

Point Lobos

After breakfast in Carmel we headed to Point Lobos.  Point Lobos is a beautiful state park found in between Carmel and Big Sur. We trekked the entirety of it along the coastline witnessing many sea otters, sea lions, and seals sunning and napping on the rocks or rolling around playing in the water.

A Mountain Wedding: Bluegrass, Blue Jeans, and Brews

Day one:  Let the revelry begin in Aspen, CO A close up of my favorite gift from the bride and groom: S’well water bottles! Yummy chocolates Specific location:  Zeno Aspen (next to the Aspen ski lift!)             Best cheese table ever…until tomorrow night   

Entertainment and Life in Virginia City

Well how we ended up here at the “World Famous Virginia City Outhouse Races” was not planned.  We simply got lucky to experience this epic event, as we didn’t make it on two of the flights going out of Reno this morning after enjoying the weekend in Tahoe.  We decided to rent another car for…