Happy Girl Part I

For my birthday this year, my husband (that’s right – this small town girl got married a few weeks ago!) gifted a six-week digital photography class to me through Bemis School of Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. I’ve toyed with photography a lot over the years, but … Continue reading

Smalltowngirl’s Family Grows

For more than a year now, I’ve known I’ve wanted to expand my little family. After much planning and preparation, I finally took the plunge yesterday, giving my entry-level Fuji DSRL camera a strong and might new sibling; a Nikon D7000. Continue reading

GiST: Monday, October 2, 2011

It’s Monday morning at 8:30 a.m., and I’ve been baking cookies for hours now – beginning last night, and resuming my baking agenda at 7 this morning. Know what I’m baking? Christmas cookies. Sound random? It is. Why am I doing it? Because my company is going to be doing … Continue reading

Small Town Girl’s Wedding Planning Dilemma

Am I the only newly engaged woman in the world who dreads the idea of wedding planning? Seriously. I’m not trying to hate on romance. I envy girls who day dream about white chiffon, bridal bouquets and multi-tiered wedding cakes. I wish I were the kind of woman who couldn’t … 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

Missouri Arts Council StoryLine Short Story Competition

Even though I’ve moved to Colorado, I’ve remained subscribed to the Missouri Arts Council email marketing list. I like hearing about creative, artistic and cultural events in my home state, and MAC is good about providing regular updates. When I saw this email from them today about the StoryLine Short … 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

Dardenne Prairie Produce Market

Guest Post and Photos Contributed by Elisabeth Cutshall. As a work at home Mom, I love to cook healthy meals for my family, but I also love convenience. This is why I absolutely LOVE shopping at the Dardenne Prairie Produce Market. The market sits on the corner of Highway N, … Continue reading

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