The three words that mean so much when they come from a cyclist.

“On. Your. Left.” Also known as calling your pass. I ride my bike a lot. I ride it to work, I ride it to meet friends for a drink, I also ride it super fast up really big hills for exercise. So, I know a few things about riding a bike and bike etiquette. Saying “On your left” is a courtesy that should be extended by every single cyclist - and, more importantly, every single...

My first 194 Days of Calligraphy

On August 30th, I took a 2-hour Calligraphy workshop at Wordshop in Denver. It’s been six months since I first used a pointed Calligraphy pen and I wanted to share my growth! Why Calligraphy? I wanted to add hand lettering to my design skills. I always felt like I was lacking in typography layout. I took a few classes on Skillshare and some other places, but it just never clicked. I realized I needed to...

Thoughts on My First Ignite Boulder

Last week I had the amazing opportunity of speaking at Ignite Boulder 28. It was one of the best speaking experiences I have ever had. It started out with a few drinks of beer at the annual Girl Develop It leadership retreat. Everyone was giving Ignite talks at the meet and greet happy hour. I was inspired and had consumed just enough liquid courage. So I applied for Ignite Boulder 28. Ignite talks are 5...

Adventures in Calligraphy, Embroidery & Book Binding

I’m really into crafts, this should not be a surprise to you. I do all sorts of things; photography, knitting, graphic design, and even small adventures in stained glass & jewelry making. For a while, I was getting really exhausted with looking at my computer all day and then all night at home. So I decided to go totally analog with my crafting. Keith and I were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and I have...

How I Surprised My boyfriend...with Rocks.

Remember that house we moved into in April? Since we’ve moved into it there are a few things we just couldn’t stand. One of those things was our side yard. The part of our yard that connects our front yard to our back yard. It came with this…‘adorable’ stone walkway. I think the only thing that was adorable about it was the gate you walked through to get to it. See, it’s pretty adorable. The...

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