That Time We Went to Lantern Fest

LanternFest Colorado | No Thanks to Cake

I love birthdays.  To me, they’re better than holidays where everyone gets celebrated, and I love the opportunity to celebrate the special people in my life! When my friend Melanie’s birthday popped up on the calendar in February, I wanted to do something fun to celebrate her special day, and Lantern Fest seemed like the…

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Honey Mustard Roasted Cashews | No Thanks to Cake

Honey Mustard Roasted Cashews

Local Colorado brands have quickly become some of my favorites since I’ve started my healthy journey.  I also love that being involved in the blogger community has allowed me to be introduced to so many new companies based here in my state, including Rice Family Honey out of Greeley, Colorado. This care package showed up…

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Currently May 2016 | No Thanks to Cake

Currently: May 2016

So so much to report this month… If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve likely had some spoilers, but here’s the news, y’all… CURRENT FAVORITE MOMENT OF MAY Meeting Elizabeth Gilbert… and attending her speaking engagement.  Read all about that amazing night here. CURRENT TRAVEL SHOTS You’re not even going to believe it, but I’ve…

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Red Pepper Vinaigrette | No Thanks to Cake

Roasted Red Pepper Vinaigrette

My favorite salad in Denver has to be the Da Vinci at Mad Greens.  Have you guys been to Mad Greens? Think Chipotle, but creating the most beautiful salad combinations.  I like the DaVinci with Citrus Grilled Chicken, Roasted Red Peppers, Red Onions, Artichoke Hearts, and Roasted Beets (in place of the cannellini beans.)  The…

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Live in the Moment | No Thanks to Cake

Thoughts on 40 and Living for Today

There’s something happening over here, you guys. I don’t know if it’s what happens to me in May or if it’s the fact that I turn 40 in January, but I’ve been incredibly pensive and introspective lately.  I’m taking inventory.  I’m sizing up the situation.  Mostly, I’m trying more and more to live in the…

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