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So my husband has started a business, Outdoor Adventures Colorado LLC.  We love hiking, so he has decided to turn it into a business: guided hikes.

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Stay at Home Wife… ish

I realized today that I haven’t posted in a while so I started thinking about why.  This is what I came up with: I am doing absolutely nothing and therefore have nothing to talk about.  It’s that simple.  Since the bar exam I’ve cleaned the apartment, entertained my husband’s parents, hiked a few days and read a book.  Oh, and I’ve had a couple of interviews with a tax resolution firm.  Seems like a great company, I just have to go in one more time to meet with the general manager.  Pretty promising!

Today, after taking my in-laws to the airport, I decided to bust out the sewing machine and make my dog a new bed.  A Facebook friend posted a picture of a dog bed that she had made in the same way you make those “no-sew” quilts, by just tying the fleece together.  It was super cute, which got me thinking that I could do that, too.  Well, my husband’s mom has this bag sort of dog bed for her dachshunds that my little guy LOVES, so I decided to see if I could somehow combine the cuteness of the tied look with the bag.  This is what came out:

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Maxwell Falls & Butler Gulch hikes & Jones Pass

So I’ve been meaning to blog about our Maxwell Falls hike for a couple of weeks now, but that pesky bar exam took priority.  However, now that’s over and I can focus on blogging.. hooray! (Don’t act like you aren’t excited, too!)  I’m including some pictures along the way, but I’ll include a link to all the pictures on Facebook at the end of the post. Continue reading

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

With a number of bear attacks in the news recently (AlaskaYellowstoneColorado), I feel it is incredibly important for people to know how to deal with bears.  Now, I will never say I am any sort of wilderness expert by any means.  In fact, if you read some of my previous posts, you’ll see I’ve only been doing this for a few years.  However, my husband is ALL about making sure I am fully prepared for anything we might encounter, including bears.

Black bear in Big Bend National Park... from a safe distance, this was as zoomed in as my camera would get.

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Texan Hiking in Colorado

So I said in my first post that I had a story about going hiking… (at some point I’ll actually get to that story, I promise)… but I’ll give some background first.

THE BEGINNING

Growing up, I was NEVER an outdoorsy girl.  My mom’s idea of camping was staying in a Holiday Inn rather than a Hilton.  I am a mama’s girl, so I grew up with the same amount of desire to get out in the woods.  May also be that I am a mosquito MAGNET and going out into bug territory just made me an even easier target.  However, my now husband is quite the outdoorsy guy and I knew it wouldn’t be too long before he tried getting me into the outdoors (ick). Continue reading