my denver life

A good friend of mine said to me last week, ” I’m ready to start living my denver life ”

This thought has been going through my head since she said it.


taking a break in the park with my crusier

This photo speaks volumes to me. In essence, it IS my denver life.

Today completes week one of the fitness- photo challenge!

aaaand..I’m pretty pumped with my progress!


fitness- photo challenge week 1

The pup and I are both healing nicely, the weather has been amazing ( including a mothers’ day snowstorm, a little give from above to me )


random biker on Cherry Creek Bike path

Ps… That’s not me or Scott 😉

And I’m excited to be so very motivated 🙂

Oxox. Shel

photo- fitness challenge

Last week I mentioned that my friend, Jackie, over at As my camera sees itWas starting a 12- week fitness challenge… With a twist. In case you missed… Here are the basics.

Starting today ( May 5th…. Happy cinco de mayo, btw) you set a goal for yourself. It can be small, it can be large.

It can be many goals.

State your goal here or over here and each Monday you post a picture that has something, anything to do with you goal and/or workout.

Jackie is working on getting prizes to be awarded to participating folks throughout this entire challenge.

Truly, this is a win-win. I know many of you love to take photos, we all want to be in better shape, and to have a community in which we motivate each other? Well, that’s simply awesome.

You do not need to live in Denver to participate. This is open to anyone who wants to make themselves better in the year 2014.

So, come on! Join us! The more the merrier!

Ok.. My challenge.

I actually have a few. Some I’m not sharing ( like my starting weight and measurements, plus some other silly stuff ) until later, but I have them written out and already to post.

Here we go… No going back now.

3 weeks from tomorrow is mine and Scott’s 25th wedding anniversary.

In honor of that I am challenging myself to log 527 miles in workouts between now and August 12!

I will update each Monday, as well as throughout the week with that little ticker up in the right-hand corner!

I am also going to run/walk/jog a 5k during this time and finish in under 45 minutes.

To some this sounds easy, but keep in mind, 2 months ago I was in a knee brace after ACL/ miniscus surgery!

Here’s my first photo. It’s me. Last Friday. Taking a well -deserved break while biking in Cherry Creek State Park.


me at Cherry Creek state park at beginning of challenge. 5/2/14

So please, come join us!

Join our Facebookpage.

Connect with all of us who are challenging ourselves to be even more awesome than we already are!

a * finished* sweet spring purse

howdy friends.


Today I have another finished project to share with you!  A few years ago, I was visiting my mom and we visited a yarn shop adventures in knitting and I saw this cute little pattern that I knew I wanted to make

Of course, life was crazy at the time, so I bought IT put away with other patterns for a time when life would be more conducive to creating.

whelp, when I found myself couch-bound post- surgery, I made the executive decision ( cause I’m all important and stuff 😉  ) that it was time to make it.


Last week, I finished!

cabin fever purse


I’m in LOVE with this little bag!
made the handle long enough so that it can go cross-body  ( for those all- important shopping trips)  It’s big enough to hold my phone, keys, lip gloss ( really all- important) and a credit card !


And I am super pleased with my choice of liners

inside of cabin fever purseespecially since I’ve become a biking fanatic

18 mile bike rideyeeah…. this was a blast!

My friend, Jackie, over at As My camera Sees it , posted a fitness- photo challenge today. It s a 12 week fitness challenge that will be documented weekly through photos!

Since I live in such a beautiful area that is unbelievably outdoor- friendly… I’m busy on thinking what my personal challenge will be.

announcement will be this coming Monday!


Something tells me it will have to do with two wheels 😉


In the meantime, I’ll leave you with n up close shot of my new treasure


cabin fever purseoh… the best part about this purse.. all made with SCRAPS! Go Me!


Thanks to those of you who purchased quit raffle tickets in support of Ali’s breast cancer walk… there is still time to buy tickets!  ( check THIS post for pictures of previous quilts)


and good luck!

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