Boulder, Co


I have only been to Boulder a handful of times. My first time, in 2008, I traveled with Ryan and Z-Trip for a show at Fox Theater for my birthday. Ryan flew me out to spend time with him since my birthday conflicted with the tour schedule. Sweetest guy on the planet, right?

Fox Theater in Boulder with Ztrip
Fox Theater in Boulder with Ztrip

Yesterday was my first day actually exploring Boulder and seeing what’s really there. Our friends picked us up and took us to this really neat coffee shop, Boxcar Coffee Roasters. First, they roast all of their coffee in-house. Then, they grind the coffee per order and then heat it up using lab beakers and burners. Lastly, they service it to you on a bamboo platter.

Boxcar in-house roaster, Boulder, CO
Boxcar espress so machine, Boulder, CO
Boxcar grind coffee per cup, Boulder, Co
Boxcar make cups of coffee with lab beakers and burners, Boulder, CO
Boxcar cup of coffee served on a bamboo platter, Boulder, CO

After that, we wondered around downtown and did some window shopping. I was a good girl and didn’t buy anything. Except a latte from Boxcar.

owl mug and salt & pepper shakers

Lastly, our friends took us to a yummy restaurant called The Kitchen. I enjoyed the French Toast with pecan and caramel sauce. Yum!

Pecan Caramel French Toast at The Kitchen in Boulder, Co

Just as we were leaving town, I snapped this picture.

Mountian and sky horizon in Boulder, Co

30 Days of Lists – Favorite Things about this Time of Year


30 Days of Lists

Day 11: Favorite Things about this Time of Year

  • Boots
  • Coats
  • Leaves changing color
  • I get to cover myself in blankets
  • It’s almost time for SNOW!
  • Hot cider and hot chocolate
  • Pumpkin pie! Oh how I love pumpkin pie!

While I’m thinking about pumpkin pie, I decided to search different ways I could make pumpkin pie.

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bakerella pumpkin pie bites
nerds wife pumpkin pie in a jar
pumpkin streusel pie
pumpkin pie pops

Check out my other lists here.

weekly finds #16


Hi guys! I’m sorry I’m posting this late. I had it all ready to go but I got distracted this weekend. Hope y’alls have a great Wednesday!

  1. I am madly in love with this dress after Chapplin from Mini Penny removed the sleeves.
    mini penny bee dress before after
  2. How did I not think of this before?! Ryan already makes panc-eggs (pancake batter over egg).
    bacon strip pancakes
  3. What do you get when you cross Stars Wars and Winnie the Pooh? These adorable illustrations by James Hance.
    james hence
  4. I love this commercial!

  5. I am excited to whip out all my scarves this fall and try some of these.

  6. Children like this (video) make me feel like an inadequate adult.

St. Augustine: oldest city in the nation


Last week we visited St. Augustine, the ” oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United States”. And it looks like it with the cobble stone roads, the old fort and beautiful historic buildings.

We walked around a bit. It was a nice day because it wasn’t too hot or too humid. We really wanted to visit the Lightner Museum but we were running late and they close at 5p. We’re gonna hit it up next time.

St. Augustine - Lightner Museum

This store was my favorite. They had shelves and shelves of Key Lime flavored treats. I didn’t end up with any, I think, because I had too many options. But thinking about it makes me wish I had.

Key Lime Treats

We stopped at The Hyppo for some delicious “gourmet” popsicles. Linda and I both got Key Lime while Ryan ventured out and got Blueberry Cinnamon. The guy there said that one is based off of a pallet cleanser. Here is a list of their flavors. This is a must stop if you ever visit St. Augustine.

Hyppo Gourmet Popsicles

We went to this really neat map shop where they had old maps and drawings and scripted papers, some from 400 years ago. Here is a map they had framed with California being an island.

California Island

I spotted this little gem as well.

Children Sold Slaves