May 15, 2014


I love sending (and receiving) mail.  There is something so thoughtful about it.  These note cards are so easy and add a personal touch to thank you or just because notes.

You need:
cardstock a little larger than the photos you will use (I purchased some at a paper store)
photographs (you took yourself - for this it is better to use scenery type photos)

Just glue the photographs onto the cardstock, write the location  you took the photograph in the lower right hand corner and sign the lower left hand corner.  The back can be used for writing your note!

May 12, 2014


I mentioned earlier that I'm leaving the mountains (that I have so fallen in love with) and am headed east.  I was first introduced to New York City when my brother Charlie picked up and moved to the Upper West Side of Manhattan in order to earn his postbac degree from Columbia University.  I was so proud of him for attending such an amazing school in such a beautiful place.  I was enamored by the city - yes, the twinkling lights and unique culture - but I was especially taken with the people - the constant energy provided by over a million and a half people living on such a tiny island.

While applying to masters programs, I thought it would be fun to apply to CU since I was so enchanted during my visits.  A few months later I was shocked and thrilled to be accepted into their social work program (you can't get in if you don't apply, right?).  So after much contemplation, I made the big decision to move across the country (twice in one year now, am I crazy?) and make that big city my home.  I am so honored and excited to be working with the population and social issues in New York City.  I know the city will knock me down in more ways than I can imagine but I trust it to provide the inspiration and motivation I need to be picked back up and drive myself to make a difference in this world of ours.


I was lucky enough to spend mother's day with my mom this year.  It was a beautiful day filled with flowers, mimosas, brunch, and good friends.  Even though every day is a celebration of my mom, yesterday's celebration was one to remember.  Happy mother's day to all mothers out there!

May 6, 2014


Have you seen this hilariously adorable series?  I just loved every one of the photographs and will definitely keep it on hand for an easy laugh on a bad day.

*Photo by Sophie Gamand

May 5, 2014


I've been studying Spanish lately.  The app (and website) Duolingo has been teaching me the basics (think: 'Our horse eats an apple') and I've used it everyday for the last two months!  It made me deserving of a homemade margarita in celebration of cinco de mayo.  I juiced half a watermelon, some strawberries, and limes.  Added a little tequila and club soda and it was a celebration!

May 4, 2014


K had some work in Phoenix last week so we spent a few days in Scottsdale.  Don't get me wrong - I'm thrilled to be moving to the big city on the east coast, it's going to be wonderful and irreplaceable - but I hope we end up out here soon after.  Everything about it was perfect.