Hi! I’m Mim. So nice of you to stop by!
I live up in the foothills of the Front Range of Colorado with an endlessly patient boyfriend, a couple of half-time kids, and one of the dumbest dogs you’ve ever met.
I’m enthusiastic about a lot of different things, and I share them all here at It’s New and Different!
Mountain Living – the ups and downs of life at 7,800 feet
I love living up in the mountains! There’s no cell phone service, bears roam the neighborhood, and water boils at 197° – but the view is worth it.
Making – I’ll try any DIY project
I love to craft things, especially when I can reuse, upcycle, and restore thrifty treasures.
Cooking – Good food is worth the effort
When the nearest grocery store is a half hour away, you’ve got to plan ahead…
Hooping – These aren’t your kid’s hoops
Modern hoop dancing uses oversized hoops that are much easier to use than those lightweight plastic hoops of your childhood. If I can do it, anyone can!
Adventure – If it’s new and different, it’s an adventure!
Adventure can be found every day…if you know where to look.
Kids – They’re not mine…but they kinda are.
I didn’t expect to be a stepmother, but I love the way my life worked out.
Soapbox – I’ve got an opinion, and I’m not afraid to use it!
I believe in personal responsibility, the value of hard work, and the potential to grow each and every day.