• DIY,  Green Living

    DIY Ottoman made from an Old Tire

    This is my favorite kind of DIY project, cheap, easy and environmentally friendly!  After updating my bathroom and closet, I needed to spruce up the bedroom.  I’m loving the bohemian look these days, so what better than a ottoman made from a repurposed material like an old tire?  A not so fun fact about tire disposal is that tires are one of the most problematic sources of waste we face today.  44 States have banned them from landfills, but the recycling process is expensive and almost always passed on to the consumer.  Tire DIY /repurposing projects could help, even if just a little….   What you will need: Old Tire …

  • Lifestyle

    Pueblo, Colorado – interesting and beautiful with a cool vibe

    I am not exactly sure why I had a negative opinion about Pueblo, but in all my drives past it (via Dallas to Denver), I had never stopped to checked it out.  On our return drive from Montana last week we ran into a few mishaps that turned into a fun outing.  We began the first part of our drive by colliding into a very large white tail buck.  Luckily, the deer did not appear to be injured and we only had minimal damage to the car.  This made the 13 hour drive to our hotel in Colorado Springs that much longer because we lost time buying and installing a…

  • Food

    Soup is the new Juice, Part 2

    Here is another soup recipe that is packed with healthy ingredients and super easy to make.  I came up with this as an alternative to chicken chili. Seafood chili is perfect for large gatherings, but it can also be simplified and scaled back to be more of an “everyday” dish. I encourage you to play around with the ingredients, adding the type of seafood you prefer and can buy at an affordable price.  Here I use shrimp and tillapia but really any seafood would work.  This recipe makes a large pot of soup and left overs can be frozen.     Seafood Chili 2 lbs. shrimp (devein and peeled) 1…