Mid-Week Shenanigans

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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.

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Puppy Training is Hard… But Worth It

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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. 🙂

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

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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. 😉 (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.

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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!

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A Weekend in Crested Butte, Part 1 of 2

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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.

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Updates + A Boulder Photo Shoot

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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. 😉 BEWARE: You are going to see a LOT of my face.

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Speed, Trail, and Goodies, Oh My!

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Easter Weekend Snapshots

Happy Monday! I am still in a sleepy daze this morning, but I am fully prepared to share a ton of fun photos from this weekend, which include a new book and salt scrub, a sneak peek of Platte River Half race photos, a hard-yet-short speed workout, and a 10-mile Easter Sunday trail run with gorgeous views.

Take a look!

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10 Miles, Vacation Day, & Sunday Meal Prep

10 Miles at the Highline Canal near Cherry Hills Village, Denver, CO

So. Many. Things.

And so much fun.

This weekend was an outstanding one—other than a long run on the schedule and Nick’s flight to Philly on Sunday, we had nothing else planned and let everything unfold naturally.

The result was: seeing a great movie, starting a new tradition called Vacation Day, “beer school,” and so much meal prep and productivity on Sunday that my head might’ve fallen off (in a good way, I think).

Brace yourself for the longest post ever and 10,000 pictures!

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A Weekend Chock-Full of New Things

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Running & Eating & Reading, Oh My!

Happy Monday, friends!

I know what you’re thinking: new things, Vanessa? running, eating, reading? That’s basically all you do. And you’re right, but this past weekend was dedicated to mixing things up when it comes to half marathon training, upping my mileage, meal prepping, and eating well.

Here’s a plethora of weekend snapshots that won’t look like my same old photo updates.

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