Running, Food & Holiday Cheer

 

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This weekend was a great one, particularly in the food department! The weather in Denver has hit record highs for this time of year… highs have been in the 60s, which means both of my runs this weekend were in shorts and a tank top. What? It’s December!

We also tried to get Harper in the Christmas spirit. Cute photos ahead!

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Decorate a Small Space on a Budget

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Get More Bang for Your Buck

Hi, friends! I finally have some good photos of my living/working space and my bedroom in my Wash Park, Denver apartment!

I thought I’d share how I packed some serious style and utility into its tiny square footage—and on the cheap.

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Weekend Snapshots!

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RUNNING FIRSTS + FESTIVE LIGHTS

This weekend was absolutely marvelous! I’m amping up my long runs with the help of the man, and we’re also making sure to squeeze as much festivity out of this month as we can muster! I love December. Christmas, the cozy cold, and I turn 30 soon!

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Weekend Snapshots

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STAYCATION

This was the first weekend the man and I were both in the same town without any obligations whatsoever. Knowing this for a while, a few months ago we thought it might be fun to go on a trip during this time. But once the reprieve approached, we both realized we just wanted to not do anything fussy.

Enter: the Weekend Staycation.

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What Can I Fit into 600 Square Feet?

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APARTMENT DREAMING

You guys. I have an adorable apartment smack-dab in the heart of Denver’s West Washington Park!

The catch? I don’t move in for another 3 months.

So in the meantime, brace yourselves for all the home design posts, as I brainstorm on how to decorate the place

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Life Update: I Found A Place to Live!

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A WASH PARK WONDERLAND

You guys. I have been trying to find a place in West Wash Park to call my own, and as of this week, I found the perfect spot!

Nestled just a couple blocks from all my favorite things (the man’s place, friends, all the food and coffee shops, and running in Wash Park!), this condo is a dream come true. I’m most excited about decorating it and making it mine.

Here are the BEFORE photos! (AFTER to come in September.)

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Checking In: The Week After The Big Race

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KEEPIN’ RIGHT AT IT

It’s been a week and a half since my PR at the Colfax Half Marathon, and while other big races were followed by weeks [or months… or in some cases, years] of slacking off, I have no intentions of slowing down.

I took two days off after the half, but then I jumped straight back into running regularly. I am in love with it lately and am running for much better reasons these days.

I’ve also been indulging in delicious foods, doing fun things, apartmenting-hunting, and looking forward to a Memorial Day getaway!

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IKEA and I: Assembling a Life Alone

IKEA & I: ASSEMBLING A LIFE ALONE

STARTING OVER, BY YOURSELF

I might as well be up-front about it: I’m going through a break-up (er… divorce). It’s a struggle for many reasons, as you can either relate to or imagine. But aside from the immense emotional and financial turmoil, it’s the little, every-day adjustments that have caught me most off-guard. And from these small conquests I have learned the largest lessons about embracing this new phase of life. So here they are.
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