IMG_0072This weekend I went shopping with my best bud – a very rare occurrence for us. We ended up buying clothes exclusively from H&M’s men’s department. Typical. I was pretttttty excited when I pulled this sweater off the rack. Pretty fitting for me since I seem to run across a bear every 6 months. Currently sporting this with jean cutoffs and Birks. Spring is approaching!



IMG_0052Can’t stop thinking about our trip. Two more months until we are exploring the Carolinas and even spending 3 days at a beach resort outside of Charleston. The water will be much warmer than the beaches we visited in Washington and Canada on our honeymoon. Can’t wait for sunshine, white sands, good food, Charleston’s famous architecture, hiking in Chimney Rock, and picnics and frisbee on the beach. America is so big and I have so much to see.

{batter: the art of making croissants}

I finally got around to editing this footage that we took in September. Shortly after we shot it, my laptop called it quits, I lost my Final Cut editing software, had to buy a new computer, and then had to re-learn the newest version of FC by using Apple’s free thirty-day trial. But, here it is. I hope you enjoy it!

(All footage was taken on Danielle’s Canon Rebel t3. I edited it in Final Cut 10.1. The song is “Bowsprit” by Balmorhea.)


life lately


{Listening} The Head and the Heart – Let’s Be Still

{Watching} The new season of Parks and Recreation. We think that this is one of the greatest TV shows of all time.

{Reading} A lot of healthy living blogs. My favorites are Wellness Mama and Mind Body Green.

{Dreaming} Vacationing to NC and SC in May

{Learning} How to cure my body’s numerous allergies naturally

{Planning} Becoming foster parents to rescued doggies! We’re doing this through Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue.

{Creating} A vitamin c face spray, homemade chapstick, and a new coffee mug that reminds me of my purpose on this earth.

{Working} Paying off all of our student loans by the end of 2014

{Drinking} Strong coffee blended with grass-fed butter and coconut oil (we use this recipe)

{Wearing} Trucker hats (I’ve never been girly and I’m not about to start now – sorry Mom!) ;)

{Exploring} Cheyenne Mountain State Park – where we came upon a bear while mountain biking and almost sheeeeet our pants

{Cooking} Homemade Magic Shell (one of our dear friends now thinks this is the greatest dessert recipe of all time – score!), Paleo chocolate chip cookies and sweet potato brownies, and microwave rosemary parmesan popcorn made in a brown paper bag (with olive oil or coconut oil)

{Stoked About} Summer and everything that comes with it. Sunshine, iced coffee, mountain biking, camping, exploring, shorts, Birkenstocks, outdoor soccer….

our favorites from 2013


Happy New Year! 2013 was our favorite year so far and we can’t wait to see what’s waiting for us in 2014! Below are a few highlights from our year.

Most Memorable Events:

1. Getting hitched on June 6, 2013!

2. Graduating from Colorado State University in May.

3. Honeymoon-ing in the Pacific Northwest.

4. Renting our first house as a married couple.

5. Learning how to mountain bike and getting a new bike.

5. Seeing The Oh Hello’s live in concert.

6. Eating donuts from this place.

7. Spending a weekend mountain biking and camping in Crested Butte, CO.

8. Summiting 14’er nos. 17 and 18: Quandary Peak and La Plata Peak.

9. Exploring Salida and Buena Vista and soaking in the Mount Princeton Hot Springs.

10. Watching Connor compete in his first Barr Trail Mountain Race and the Georgetown Half Marathon.

11. Getting a brand new baby nephew!

12. Making “batter” videos with our best friend.

Favorite Movies:

1. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

2. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

3. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

4. Despicable Me 2

5. Oblivion

6. World War Z

7. Blackfish

8. The Butler

Favorite Songs:

1. Trees – The Oh Hello’s

2. The Lament of Eustace Scrubb – The Oh Hello’s

3. Lake Michigan – Rogue Wave

4. Far Away – Junip

5. Step Out – Jose Gonzales

6. Man on Fire – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

7. Lightning Bolt – Jake Bugg

8. Tesselate – alt J

9. The Burren – Ben Howard

10. Hold You In My Arms – Ray Lamontagne (our wedding song)

11. Gold – Wake Owl

12. Wild Country – Wake Owl

What We’re Most Looking Forward to in 2014:

1. Our trip to Asheville, NC, Charleston, SC, and the Great Smokies in May.

2. Our best friend’s wedding in June.

3. Mountain biking trips in the summer and fall.

4. Climbing more 14’ers.

5. Making our own kombucha.

6. Planning and saving for our future (tiny house? mountain town?…).

7. Possibly paying off the remainder of our student loans.

8. Fostering or adopting a dog.

9. Going on more backpacking and camping trips.

10. Learning to live more simply. Because the less we need, the better we feel.