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There’s this place that Fast Mikie always takes me to for breakfast when I visit him in SD that serves the most AMAZING steamed eggs. I have recently been jonesin’ for them and have always wondered how they make them like that? And they’re steamed too! So that’s gotta be healthier for you too, right?

Well, I broke down and googled a recipe today, only to discover it requires a steaming wand:

How to Steam Scrambled Eggs

It almost makes me want to start drinking coffee so I have an excuse to pick up an espresso machine. That, or go back to San Diego….

Mmmmmm… steamed eggs…..

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I’ll be leaving on a jet plane this Thursday to Seattle to be with my sweet husband.

By the time we reunite, it will be 24 days since we last seen each other. So far, this has been our longest time apart. Coincidentally, it will also be 79 days since the last time I traveled anywhere, and 143 days since the last time I got on an airplane. That’s definitely a record!

This has been the longest time I have stayed in one place in the past four years. Wow…

No wonder I’m feeling a bit antsy.

I can’t wait to see my husband!

I can’t wait to take my husband!

Free admission is limited to Colorado residents only. Be prepared to show some ID!

Here is a list of the remaining 2011 free days at some of the best Denver attractions:

1. Denver Art Museum

100 West 14th Avenue Parkway
Denver, CO

  • August 6, 2011
  • September 3, 2011
  • September 10, 2011
  • October 1, 2011
  • November 5, 2011
  • December 3, 2011

2. Denver Botanic Gardens

1007 York St.
Denver, CO

  • August 29, 2011
  • September 26, 2011
  • October 10, 2011

3. Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield

8500 Deer Creek Canyon Rd.
Littleton, CO

  • November 4, 2011

4. Denver Museum of Nature & Science

2001 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO

  • August 22, 2011
  • August 28, 2011
  • September 18, 2011
  • September 26, 2011
  • October 31, 2011
  • November 13, 2011
  • December 5, 2011

5. Denver Zoo

2300 Steele St.
Denver, CO

  • October 12, 2011
  • October 20, 2011
  • November 6, 2011
  • November 12, 2011

6. Denver Center for the Performing Arts

This year, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts offers $10 tickets on Tuesdays. The tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., and the $10 price is good for all Denver Center Theatre Company plays, as well as some traveling productions. For more information, call 303-547-3410

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I was so excited today when I saw this commercial!

I’m so happy they’re back. They are still the cutest shelled couple in my book.

Here are a few more adorable vids:


On our most recent visit back to Charlotte, I took my “Charlotte Mom” to a glass-making class at Art in the Dairy. It was a new experience for the both of us.

There were so many glass pieces that I wasn’t sure at first what to design. But then, it became very clear to me. Duh!

We spent a couple hours there and it was a couple months before we got our baked pieces in the mail.



Definition of SPONTANEITY

(from Merriam-Webster)


noun \ˌspän-tə-ˈnē-ə-tē, -ˈnā-\

1: the quality or state of being spontaneous
2: voluntary or undetermined action or movement; also : its source
The theme for this post is significant because it truly encompasses the foundation of our happiness.
We dance when we feel like it.
We kiss when we feel like it.
And sometimes, we sing when we feel like it.

On June 25, Marc and I shared our Celebration of Love with our friends and family.

Sorry I’ve been such a stranger.

Five more days until our reception on June 25 and this planning thing is seriously kicking my butt! The whole intent of having it outdoors, in a park was to keep it fun & simple. Who knew that I’d have to rent tents and buy permits and all this other good stuff.

Let’s hope the forecast holds up.