I don’t know about you, but I feel like I’ve seen an increase in news stories lately of hikers needing to be rescued in their attempt to summit a 14er. Too often they haven’t done the appropriate research, aren’t wearing the right clothing, or didn’t bring the appropriate supplies. So, I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite mountain babes on Instagram to tell you what we wear and what we pack when we set out to conquer 14ers.
For our second day of 14er summiting this season, we decided to do Mt. Elbert. Mt Elbert is Colorado’s highest peak at 14, 433 feet above sea level. It took 9.5 miles of hiking with 4,700 feet of elevation gain and was totally worth it.
How do you do four 14ers in one day? The DeCaLiBron Loop!
Happy Independence Day y’all! I think across the board, all Americans associate this holiday with barbeques, boating, fireworks, beer, and summer berry desserts.
You didn’t come here to hear about our Easter traditions (rather, a lack thereof) or how much I love my dog (but isn’t she the cutest?) … you came here for the recipe. So here it is: my recipe for Homemade Chicken Dog Biscuits with Peanut Butter Icing dyed with raspberries and blueberries.
Have I told you about my vintage blue velvet chesterfield sofa? Well, I have a vintage blue velvet chesterfield sofa. And she’s beautiful! And when I got her, she was just begging for some colorful throw pillows. So I made some! But not just your average Plain Jane basic square pillows – I made embroidered pillows trimmed with poms! I’ll tell you how….
I have a lot of house plants…
I really do. Mountain Man often refers to our home as a jungle because of all the green I’ve cultivated. I love they way they look, they clean the air in my home, and tending to them brings me joy. Continue reading “A Gypsy’s Guide to House Plants”
For those of you that don’t know, my Mountain Man’s birthday is St. Patrick’s Day. And for his special day, he decided he wanted to spend the day climbing. With me. I’m pretty terrible at bouldering – like so bad that it isn’t even fun. So I went into this day telling myself I just have to suck it up and pretend to have fun for one day and then I won’t have to climb again until next year. Spoiler alert: By the end of the day I was HOOKED!
Ever since I found out that faux-stained glass window cling was a thing, I’ve been dying to use it in an unconventional way. And so I present to you, my Faux Stained Glass Pendant Shade.