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welcome to colorado!

October 4, 2010

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colorado springs

so as most of you know, the hub and i packed up our belongings and relocated to colorado springs last week!  we hopped in the car last monday and started our journey, arriving to Colorado springs some 28 hours later on tuesday night (whew!).

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this is a windmill farm we passed somewhere along the road in kansas, isn’t it pretty?  it went on for miles and miles and if you’ve never seen one- this picture doesn’t do it justice.  they are gigantic!

wednesday and thursday were spent house hunting, and let me tell you- it’s a funny feeling to be homeless!  we looked at about 25 places and finally narrowed them down to two.  by thursday afternoon, we were unloading boxes and attempting to carry our mattress and chest of drawers up two flights of stairs.

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our new place is quaint and cozy, a newer duplex build. the only ugly interesting part is that it has maroonish (maybe pink?) berber carpet.  yup- you heard me!  but with lots of rugs and a little sense of humor, we’re making it our own.  for no longer than we’re going to be here, i’m sure i can make it work! (right…?)

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so apparently, colorado has the best thrift stores. ever.  i went to 5 in one day and bulked up on some sweet finds!  most of them are going to be projects, so as i get the house put together and my paint brushes out, i’m looking forward to sharing with you one project after another.

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our house is on the west side of the city, near the historic downtown and a quaint town called manitou springs.  with coffee shops, yoga studios and mom and pop restaurants all in walking distance, i’m starting to really appreciate the city for it’s history the local atmosphere.  we even have one of colorado’s best farmers markets right around the corner!

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so this week will be spent getting the house in order, and hopefully starting some furniture reno projects.  there is much yet to discover so i’m sure i’ll be sharing my finds with you along the way.

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as for now, i’m off to get organized!  i’ll see you tomorrow as we get back to some handmade goodness, xoxo! bonnie

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dear colorado springs

September 1, 2010

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dear colorado springs,

we so enjoyed our visit.  thank you for having such beautiful weather!  our mornings were crisp and our afternoons were perfectly sunny.  our evenings were met with a gentle breeze just perfect for a light sweater. we walked and walked and though our feet got tired your scenery rejuvenated us.  our meals were delicious and the local shops made our visit so fun.  thank you for having no bugs (north carolina, are you listening?), i so appreciated not receiving a single mosquito bite during our visit!  your mountains are glorious and your skies are vast.  though this visit was short, we hope to be back soon. bye bye!

b (& d)

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point and shoot 7.11.13

July 11, 2013

Posted in point and shoot

today’s point and shoot consists of a few last pictures from colorado, and several that i’ve taken since we’ve been back. it’s so nice to be home and around all of our creature comforts again!

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my new favorite mug.

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chia jam.

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morning.

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hike.

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homestead.

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from above.

love, bonnie

do you have a favorite photo from your life this week? post a link to it in the comment section so we can see!

instagram this post was made possible by the lovely iphone app, instagram. you can follow me here or find me by searching for @goinghometoroost. all photos by yours truly. :)

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plant based dinner ideas

after being gone for so long to colorado, it sure does feel good to get back home and in the kitchen! last week we had a lot of ‘bowl meals’, you know sautés and pastas that can just be tossed in a bowl and enjoyed on the couch. i think my favorite with this creamy avocado barley risotto that i served with sautéed veggies and homemade biscuits.

monday: satay noodle salad
tuesday: toasted quinoa with mushrooms
wednesday: creamy avocado barley
thursday: sweet potato burgers
friday: mushroom kale rice bowl

what was on your plate this week? any favorite recipes you’d like to share? i hope you each have a beautiful weekend, i’m off to prepare celebrations for my sweetie’s birthday! see you back here on monday. xo, bonnie

we follow a whole foods, plant based diet. the dinner ideas posts are a way for me to log our dinners, how we make eating this way easy, and hopefully inspire you to try some new things as well. they are always meat free, dairy free and often gluten free. you can follow the posts here, and i encourage you to share your favorite recipes with us as well!

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point and shoot 6.27.13

June 27, 2013

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for our last week in colorado, we’ve explored the heights of mount evans (14,000 feet), gone on several hikes, had some amazing food and visited with some amazing people. the weather has been beautiful and our time spent here has been both refreshing and rejuvenating.

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mount evans

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pssst. you can also see a 28 week belly pic here. :)

love, bonnie

do you have a favorite photo from your life this week? post a link to it in the comment section so we can see!

instagram this post was made possible by the lovely iphone app, instagram. you can follow me here or find me by searching for @goinghometoroost. all photos by yours truly. :)

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point and shoot 6.20.13

June 20, 2013

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hello, loves! this week’s point and shoot is based out of the beautiful aspen, colorado. i’m happy to say we’ve still got another week to spend here, because i’m not done soaking up all the beauty there is to see! so far we’ve explored roads, discovered picnic spots, embarked upon trails and walked along rivers, all of which have put us in awe. here’s a peek from behind my lens!

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love, bonnie

do you have a favorite photo from your life this week? post a link to it in the comment section so we can see!

instagram this post was made possible by the lovely iphone app, instagram. you can follow me here or find me by searching for @goinghometoroost. all photos by yours truly. :)

 

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honey bee juice farmacy

June 14, 2013


since we’re out of town (and i haven’t been cooking), i’m skipping this week’s weekly dinner ideas and sharing with you a favorite food stop instead. one of my absolute favorite spots to visit when we’re in colorado is the honey bee juice farmacy. they have a sweet little stand in downtown aspen full of amazing juices, smoothies, super food salads, soups and all sorts of plant based goodies.

my favorite juice is the carrot-apple-lemon-ginger, thought a close 2nd runner is the green juice (i’m drinking one now!). all the juices are cold pressed and made from organic fruits and veggies. one thing is for sure- no matter what you get here, you’re guaranteed to leave feeling more alive and vibrant than ever!

another discovery we made at the juice bar today is fire cider- something i’m pretty sure i’m now addicted to! it’s a whole foods medicinal tonic made from organic apple cider vinegar and raw wildflower honey. they then add rganic oranges, lemons, onions, ginger, horseradish, garlic, turmeric, and habanero pepper to make a superfood tonic that has quite a kick.

1 tablespoon a day will fight off a cold or flu, soothe a sore throat, help fight seasonal allergies, provide sinus relief, reduce heartburn, improve digestion and give you a caffeine free energy boost. i’m telling you, it’s amazing stuff! take it straight from the bottle, use it as salad dressing or mix it with lemonade or orange juice. visit fire cider to learn more or order your own!

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point and shoot 6.13.13

June 13, 2013

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this week was spent unpacking (more), celebrating david’s birthday and packing up for a 3 week trip to colorado (where we arrived yesterday!). here’s a few snapshots from it all!

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finished my 2nd fabric collection for art gallery this week, i can’t wait to show you more!

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waterfall walk.

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afternoon break.

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working on my plant wall! more on that soon. :)

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our ‘new view’.

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hello, beautiful aspen!

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my view for the next few weeks (my cutie is on the right).

love, bonnie

do you have a favorite photo from your life this week? post a link to them in the comment section so we can see!

instagram this post was made possible by the lovely iphone app, instagram. you can follow me here or find me by searching for @goinghometoroost. all photos by yours truly. :)

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