Skyline Drive

Nick and I took a beautiful drive this weekend near Canon City, Colorado, a town of approximately 15,000 people. Canon City is best known as the home of the Royal Gorge, but what drew us to the town was the Groupon I purchased for a trip for two to Diane’s … Continue reading

Pikes Peak Community Cupboard Community Dinner

This afternoon I’ll be stuffing Introvert Melissa into the closet and forcing Pseudo-Extrovert Melissa out to play, as I attend the Pike’s Peak Community Cupboard Community Dinner on my own. I know two other women who will be at the event (co-organizers Kat and Wendy), but because Nick is busy … Continue reading

Art by Dead Pan Alley’s Liese Chavez

  Today I had a breakfast that turned into a full day of wonderful conversation with a new Colorado Springs friend and wonderful photographer, Kat. We met at the Adams Mountain Cafe in Manitou Springs, Colorado, a town of fewer than 5,000 people at the base of the Rocky Mountains. … Continue reading

Biking in Colorado Springs

This weekend, I took my mountain bike out for the first time since moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado two weeks ago. Having just purchased clipless pedals on Saturday, I wanted an easy trail to start with. Still compensating for my foot injury, I was also looking for a long enough … Continue reading

Busy Little Beaders Earrings

Oh. My. Goodness, I love these earrings. I found these on Sunday at the Pikes Peak Community Cupboard food swap, and I was beyond thrilled when Amy, the woman who designed them, was equally inspired by my home made black and white photo note cards. I was a happy swapper … Continue reading

Pikes Peak Community Cupboard

On Sunday afternoon, we attended our first food swap hosted by Pikes Peak Community Cupboard at Care and Share – a food bank for southern Colorado – in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I’d never attended a food swap before, and I was on an absolute high by the end of this one. … Continue reading

A Surprise at the Door

By Friday night of this week, I was almost entirely unpacked in my Colorado home. Seven days prior, I’d been en route to St. Louis for my going away party, where dozens of friends stopped by to wish me well. Now I was alone in Colorado Springs, feeling melancholy about what … Continue reading

Dear U-Haul

Dear U-Haul, You were nice to let me borrow your moving truck last weekend to put all of my things into. I thought I’d be okay with a 10-foot truck, but somehow you just knew that a 14-foot truck would come in handy. You told me that the 10-foot wasn’t … Continue reading

Moving Away Playlist


I love music. I’m moving away. I’ll have 15+ hours in a U-Haul to listen to music while my loyal sidekick (Rosie) sleeps beside me. I need music for the drive. This is where you can help. Leave me a comment with the song or songs that you think I … Continue reading

MilliGFunk Moves to Colorado

I’m nervous, excited and sad to share with you the news that my years of blogging from rural Missouri have come to an end. On August 21st, I’ll be leaving my little cabin in rural Missouri to begin a new phase in my life and my career in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After … Continue reading

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