30 Before 30: Ride the light rail

It’s really exciting that the light rail system in Metro Denver is growing – with expansion to more suburbs and to the airport! However, Mike and I currently live in somewhat of a 2 mile radius – we live on the edge of downtown and both walk to work. My office is exactly 1 mile […]

30 Before 30: Take a cooking class

A few months ago my friend Meredith mentioned that she found a cake decorating class she was going to take. It was offered by the craft store Michaels and was only $20 for a four week course! Technically I had “take a cooking class” in my list but here’s the fun thing – I made […]

30 Before 30: Visit Mt. Rushmore

(Back in May…) Mike and I had a very busy Spring (job-related) and to celebrate a majority of the craziness being over – we headed off to Mt. Rushmore for our first free weekend! There are so many options of sites along the way and in the area of Mt. Rushmore – Mt Rushmore itself, […]

30 Before 30: Get a pet*

In some ways I was hoping this would encourage us to get a puppy or kitty – but instead, in the year before I turn 30 we decided a pet just wasn’t in the cards. At least not in the sense that we wanted. I really didn’t want a consolation pet (aka a fish). There is […]

30 Before 30: Eat something totally new

I had a great trip to North Carolina (back in February!) to visit Amy & Graham. I’d say it was quite the culinary tour. Friends since high school, Amy has lived with Graham in North Carolina for several years but I hadn’t had a chance to visit  - so I took a long weekend in […]

30 Before 30: Making Sushi at Home*

One thing that has been amazing during this project is the absolute excitement of my friends and their desire to jump in and participate! Kristina has been a huge help and has signed up for several 30 Before 30 items – but her husband Mike S., the great chef, jumped in to help me learn […]

30 Before 30: Mastering Chopsticks

Okay basically this was a ploy to get to eat sushi a lot more. Well…sort of! I really can’t explain why this skill was on my 30 Before 30 list other than I just wanted to be able to eat a meal successfully with chopsticks. I can eat sushi. I can pick up tiny slivers […]

30 Before 30: Paint a Masterpiece

For years I’ve been meaning to go to the wine & painting classes that have risen in popularity. Not only did I go once to paint a masterpiece, but I went twice! Yes! On both occasions, I went to Canvas and Cocktails - first with Meredith, and then with Kristina. I consider myself a fairly creative person […]