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Haute Mamas

Thank you, Chicago

During my first excursion on my first morning, my umbrella was sacrificed to the notorious Chicago wind. I was a stereotypical tourist trying to fight the formidable gusts and rain with my tiny, inside-out umbrella. Within minutes, the fabric was torn from the ribs and the handle with in two … more

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Let's Get Dirty

When your palate pines for a purple palette on your plate

I planted purple potatoes this year, just because I could. I found them either at Park Seed or Territorial Seed, and the catalog said they were a late season potato that produced a lot and that stayed purple when you cooked them. Yes, that’s a purple baked potato from my harden, with … more

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Penny Pinchers

Clearance Flowers?

Did you know Lowe's had a clearance section? Me either! My best friend, who lives in Georgia, sent me these pics last night of flowers she found in the clearance section at Lowe's.  She said it was way in the back and you sort of have to hunt around for it.  It seems worth … more

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Other Community Blogs
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    Fruita and Grand Junction mountain biking trails have grown by leaps and bounds. Find trails, ideas and more.

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    It's not that they know so little, it's that so much of what they know is wrong.

  • Moore Minutes

    I'm Lisa, a twenty-something year old girl who dreams big and feels life deeply. I blog about ideas on cooking, entertaining, home decor, party ideas and more!

  • Mesa County Libraries Blog

    Helping you discover books, music, movies and events at your Mesa County Libraries.

  • Listful Thinking

    Hi! I’m Stephanie, and I like lists almost as much as I like overusing parenthetical statements.

  • Nancy's Arts

    A reference-rich site explaining fun, creative arts and crafts and knitting projects.



Breakfast for Dinner

Bottles, and diapers and baby monitors, oh my!

So my husband and I have finally completed our baby registeries. Admittedly, we were a bit hesitant to do them because it felt weird signing up for items you want people to buy you and your baby. I know registeries are common, and we had no problem doing them for our wedding, but I guess … more

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The Outdoor Junkie

Scooter Goes to Capitol Pass

Hey there everyone, meet Scooter, my new trail buddy. Scooter, a rough coated Jack Russell Terrier, came into our lives, last Christmas, as an eight week old puppy. As expected a JRT puppy can be a challenge (he is our second so we knew what we were in for) but also an … more

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Music On the Goe

Fantasy Bands - The Best Lineups So Far

Believe it or not, fantasy bands are still trickling in to my email inbox. So far here are the lineups (including mine for comparison). There are a lot of interesting groups here including Brian's band Stanky Hoe's, which I'm guessing smells like the dumpster behind a Las Vegas … more

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Wine Openers

Napa earthquake damage still being tallied

Winemakers in general are a resilient, optimistic lot and it's going take a bit of both before the Napa Valley is back to normal. The earthquake that hit the area in the predawn on Aug. 24 caused an estimated $362 million damage, according to figures released last week by Napa County … more

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Birds and More

WHY IS THERE A BIRD NAMED AFTER A COW? (People, beef, climate change and grassland birds)

In my last blog, I discussed how grasslands have changed drastically in the past century and a half. I mentioned the many birds whose populations have suffered enormous declines as a result. But, as always, “it is an ill wind that does nobody good.” Winners in this change of … more

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