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Keep Calm and Continue Parenting

By | February 3, 2014

Okay, so I know I’m a little late to the party with this new take on the iconic “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster, but “Keep Calm and Continue Parenting” has become a daily mantra in the N+D household. I want to plaster this everywhere.  It’s my desktop background.  It’s taped to the fridge.  I’m […]

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What I’ve Been Up To…

By | September 25, 2013

Making extracts!  It’s super easy to make your own – just take your favorite flavoring ingredient, put it in a jar with some vodka, ignore it for a couple weeks, and then strain out the solids.  Right now, I’ve got watermelon, peach, chocolate, and pineapple in jars, just steeping away. Yum! What can you use […]

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Colorado Floods

By | September 18, 2013

Wow, guys.  It’s been quite a week. After a week of the wettest weather I’ve ever known, the sun is finally shining in Coal Creek Canyon.  It started raining on Wednesday morning and just kept raining.  You have to understand: it doesn’t rain in Colorado!  I mean, ya know, it does, but not like this.  […]

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Denver County Fair 2013

By | August 12, 2013

This past Saturday, we decided to venture down the hill to check out the Denver County Fair.  It’s relatively new event – this is only their third year – but it was well-organized and adorably representative of Denver’s quirky urban homesteading movement.  We had a great time! The event is held indoors at the Western […]

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Today, thank a firefighter

By | June 27, 2013

Living in the mountains, we have to be on high alert for wildfires this time of year. We’ve been lucky so far this year, and today was our closest scare yet. I was down in Boulder this morning when Bruce called to let me know we had received a reverse 911 call for “Stage 1 […]

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Garden update

By | May 22, 2013

Remember my little nibbled-upon tulips?  They bloomed! A few hyacinths have bloomed as well, but they’re a bit impatient. They were so excited to bloom that they forgot to clear ground level.  Maybe they’ll calm down next spring.  No purple blooms yet, like I was hoping, but it’s still early. And I’m astonished, but the […]

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Spiders are everywhere*

By | May 10, 2013

For the last week of so, we’ve been plagued by a invasion of my least favorite kind of spider: spiders-who-lurk-under-things-and-then-dart-menacingly.  Oh lordy, I do not enjoy these creatures.  In the past few days, spiders have darted out from the following places: under my computer mouse, under my laptop, under a magazine, inside a binder, and […]

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End of summer in the garden

By | September 14, 2012

  Early summer, we blindly chose some neat looking plants at the nursery and plunked them in the ground in a bed that’s under our second story deck.  And they all survived the summer! The poor bed is in a bad spot.  It gets blasted for a few hours of high-altitude sun for a few […]

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Colorado Love Flag

By | May 16, 2012

A couple of years ago, I dreamed up this image:   Inspired by the now iconic Oregon Love image, the Colorado Love Flag represents the Rocky Mountain way of life that so many of us love. I love Colorado, and I want everyone to know it. I’ve been seeing the real Colorado flag everywhere these […]

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Colorado Love Flag

By | November 3, 2011

The stickers are finally here! My Subaru is very, very happy. Do you love Colorado, too? Get your very own over at Colorado Love.

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