a new routine

One of our goals for the new year was to juice more, so after much research we decided on this book to help us - Juice: Recipes for Juicing, Cleansing, & Living Well. We have loved all the recipes we have tried so far, plus the book is formatted in a way that  is easy to understand as well as helpful.

One of our favorite recipes so far:

1 beet
2 pears
1/2 a pineapple
1/2 an inch fresh ginger

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Our Juicer 
Omega VRT350 Heavy Duty Dual-Stage Vertical Single Auger Low Speed Juicer


* Low speed, masticating style juicing system

*Higher yield of juice and a very dry pulp.
*Juicer processes at 80rpm's, squeezing instead of grinding. This allows the juice to maintain its pure color, natural taste, vitamins and nutrients.
*The low speed system limits froth and foam preventing oxidation. Juice can be stored for up to 72 hours without degradation or juice separation.


dandelion chocolate

While Jon was in San Francisco & at the Ferry Building Marketplace he scooped up another one of my Christmas presents that I found in my stocking :) It was a trio of Dandelion Chocolate bars that came wrapped in their hand-made, hand-silk screened Indian cotton paper - this paper is so beautiful, to the point where I am saving it because I love it so much! Dandelion Chocolate is a bean to bar chocolate factory in the Mission District of San Francisco. You can learn more about their small batch chocolate production process here - it is very interesting. The chocolate was incredible & each bar was so different! It was fun to sit together reading about each bar's origin + flavors, & then trying to see what we tasted ourselves in each bar. I only have a 1/2 a bar left, I have been savoring every piece as a special treat, but it's nice to know that despite being in Colorado we can still order this delicious chocolate online


goods - heath ceramics

Christmas Presents

When Jon went to San Francisco in December he made it a point to visit the Ferry Building Marketplace, one of our favorite spots in the city. He knew from our last visit how much I love Heath Ceramics  & how I had mused that one day I wanted all of my cooking & dinning ware to be from them. Well our collection has officially begun & I can't wait to add more & more pieces as the years go on. Heath Ceramics prides itself on being "maker-gatherers, attracted to functional and beautiful objects that enhance the way people eat, live, and connect." Their products are made to last a lifetime & although the pricing might seem high when you think about only having to buy something once it's so worth it. Quality is very important to Jon & I when we make purchases. You can learn more about the company here.

I have been wanting a big deep bowl for sometime now & this one is perfect! We now have a set of two, & the color is even more beautiful in person.

Jon also got me this tumbler which can be used for both hot & cold drinks. The color is a beautiful light blue that the picture does not do justice. Below, Jon couldn't help but treat himself to a mug  as well :) 

Wish List

This list really involves one or a set of everything they offer, plus the beautiful ceramic tiles that I would love to incorporate into a home in the future. However, I have picked out a few wish list items to share below. 

Tile <3
Also this space is beautiful!


colorado - golden - apex park

Apex Park is another location within 30 minutes of Denver where you can go hiking. Milo & I went recently & it was beautiful! The trail we were on included views of Denver's skyline off in the distance, an enchanted forest, a stream/creek, & views of the flatirons. It's great to discover a new places to hike that is close by, plus Apex Park is also popular for mountain biking. Below are pictures from our adventure.