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Haute Mamas

‘Normal’ is becoming a thing of the past

This week was supposed to be an easy one for me. Margaret only had to go to school one day for standardized testing. I only had to get up early once. I had planned on sleeping in, working, exercising, hanging out with Mar. It didn’t work out that way. Instead, I had one of the most … more

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Let's Get Dirty

Heating mats work for seedlings

A few years ago, I got to interview Joe Cocker because he wanted to talk about tomatoes. He was a lovely person and he had read some of my old Stine’s Lines columns, where I had written about the frustrations of starting seeds. He gave me a seedling heat mat, which I treasure because … more

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Penny Pinchers

A Penny Pinching Ski Lunch

We decided to take a trip to Snowmass this weekend to use 2 of our Classic Pass days. Snowmass, you ask??? How do we make that cheap at all???  It's not easy, but it can be accomplished by: 1. Not staying in Snowmass. 2. Not eating out for breakfast (we take something to heat up … more

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Breakfast for Dinner

A little overdue but, hey, so was the baby

After blogging about my pregnancy, I admittedly dropped the ball on the most important update of all: my baby! Sorry about that. I thought about it a couple times when I had free time while on maternity leave but then I decided to nap instead. Sometimes, I did laundry. I'm happy … more

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The Outdoor Junkie

Getting Fat

  I've wanted to give fatbiking or snowbiking a shot for a while but last winter we had such good snow conditions the skis always took priority. After all, when you get back to back powder days all winter long, it would be rude not to take advantage of it. This year is a whole … more

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Music On the Goe

Rocky Horror at the Mesa Theater

Do you like going to the movies, yelling nonsense at the on-screen actors and trashing theaters with discarded food and drink? Of course you do, that’s the God given right of every cinephile in America. However, instead of acting like a jerk during the next showing of … more

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Wine Openers

Second-gen winemaker finds home at Paonia winery

PAONIA – The holiday season began quietly at Puesta del Sol and Alfred Eames Cellars, the vineyards and winery south of Paonia on the flank of Mt. Lamborn. Here, Eames and Pam Petersen, along with their son Devin and daughter Lais, this weekend hosted their annual holiday open house … more

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Birds and More

Dunnocks, Serins and Shitepokes, Oh My! (And, “White Arses?”)

Previously, I did a bit of a riff on nonsensical bird names (http://www.gjsentinel.com/blogs/birds_and_more/entry/what-comes-to-mind-when-you-hear-someone-yell-great-tits). It seems we have the “Old World” to blame for many of them. Last summer, I visited France and Italy. It … more

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