Mid-Week Shenanigans

IMG_6955

All the jewel tones!

A Work Event at Cooper Lounge

Yesterday was a busy one! Colorado Homes & Lifestyles hosted its 2017 Home of the Year celebration at The Cooper Lounge at Union Station. After a few days of puppy-disrupted sleep, a long workday, and a schmoozing over cocktails, I was a tad exhausted.

Continue reading

Puppy Training is Hard… But Worth It

IMG_6949

Good girl, Harper

We are so in love with this little puppy! Le sigh. I can’t imagine talking about much else here for a while… and I can’t imagine you’re upset about it. πŸ™‚

I’m going to just drop a few pupdates here about her first week with us.

Continue reading

Meet Harper, the Rescue Pup!

Harper the german shepherd pup

This past Saturday we adopted the love of our lives! She is the sweetest and most adorable pup we’ve ever seen… no bias at all. πŸ˜‰ (She likes to eat grass, as you can see in the photo above.)

It will be a busy several months ahead, but it’s already proving to be worth it and then some. Here are some photos from the last 36 hours or so, including our experience at Lifelife Puppy Rescue in Brighton, Colorado.

Continue reading

A Weekend in Crested Butte, Part 2 of 2

pose at scenic spot Lower Loop Trail, Crested Butte, Colorado

A Long Trail Run

Our first day in Crested Butte was nice and relaxed as we eased into vacation mode. Our second day was relaxed in a different way: after a small, quick breakfast we headed out to the Lower Loop Trail to go trail running and explore! We ended up logging 10.5 miles. (I also took a thousand photos.) And then, of course, we refueled like professionals. Crested Butte is a foodie’s town!

Continue reading

A Weekend in Crested Butte, Part 1 of 2

Running at Lower Loop Trail in Crested Butte, Colorado | THE REAL LIFE, running, fitness, weight loss, weight maintenance, Colorado Denver blogger

The Tradition Continues!

Happy (late) Tuesday, friends! This past weekend, Nick and I wrapped up the end of another busy week and headed out to Crested Butte, what’s now become Memorial Weekend Tradition.

Instead of three recap installments, I’ve pared things down to two, so get ready for photo overload.

Continue reading

Hearth & Dram Video Shoot… and Food

IMG_6312

Good Morning!

Happy Thursday! It’s snow-raining in Denver this morning. It’s May 18. Nothing makes sense. It’s been one of those weeks at work where I’ve got more outings and meetings in 5 days than I usually do in a month, so things have been pretty hustle-and-bustle lately. I wanted to check in with you all and just share a few little things that’ve gone on this week.

Continue reading

Updates + A Boulder Photo Shoot

BeBoulderPhotography_Vanessa-48.jpg

Oh, Hey

Hi friends! I’ve been MIA this week due to a busy life. Nick’s mom Barbara was in Denver visiting for the weekend, and then Nick and I got back-to-back stomach bugs (that sounds weird). I got sick; he took care of me. Then he got sick; I took care of him. I think we’d both be dead if we’d gotten it at the same time!

Trying to keep up with blogging every day is hard. This week I’ve focused on feeling healthy and being on top of things at work. So, in lieu of an outfits post today, I’ve got a slew of photos from my head shot session with Be Boulder Photography this past Saturday… and some couples shots, too (+ Nick’s mama)! Take a look and enjoy.

Photos taken before the sickness struck. And no, we’re not engaged. πŸ˜‰ BEWARE: You are going to see a LOT of my face.

Continue reading

Dinner at Annette in The Stanley Marketplace

Annette Scratch to Table restaurant in Stanley Marketplace

Scratch to Table

On the night before surgery and all through the house, I decided to get out of the house and tag along to dinner with my editor and her husband at Annette, a “scratch to table” restaurant out in the Stanley Marketplace.

The design is fresh, the service was outstanding, and the food was on point. Take a look.

Continue reading