Fashionably Late to the Style Game

When I was 15, I’d run to mailbox every month anxiously awaiting the arrival of my Seventeen magazine. What shoes were in for fall? Does red lipstick go with my skin tone? How do I properly pluck my eyebrows? The answers to these important questions were all found in the glossy pages at my fingertips. As I grew older, … Continued

You’ll Always Be My Fur Baby

Before my daughter, there was my fur baby, Charlie. Neither my husband nor I grew up with dogs, so this was a new venture for both of us. We weren’t entirely prepared for midnight wake-ups, accidents and her love of chewing all things plastic. But love trumped gnawed power cords, earbuds and flip-flops (yup, every pair … Continued

Soaking Up the Summer

I love Loveland in the summer. This town comes alive with the warm weather and rays of sunshine. Biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming holes, festivals, concerts, dining alfresco, fireworks—the list goes on and on. Loveland is in its prime in the summertime, and there are so many new things to be excited about this season. One word … … Continued

Now It’s the Guys’ Turn

I bet some of you guessed after our women’s issue hit your mailbox in May that the gentlemen’s turn was right around the corner. Yes, guys, we couldn’t forget about you. In fact, gentlemen, we’ve jam-packed this issue with quite a few of your favorite things, so we’re confident it’ll be impossible not to find something (or five things) you love. When it comes … Continued

Ladies Who Rock

When I sat down to write this letter, I found myself stuck. How could I narrow down the infinite awesome that is “woman?” I couldn’t corral my thoughts and capture what I needed to say. I needed guidance. I needed inspiration. I needed … music. I browsed countless songs and artists to create my “ultimate ladies’ playlist.” I had the bosses—Beyoncé’s “Run … Continued

Goodbye, Winter … We Hope!

By the end of February, I was officially done with winter. I can usually handle a few more months of cold and plow through the frigid temperatures and mounds of snow (no pun intended), but between the polar vortex and weekend snowstorms, I couldn’t help but dream of warm spring breezes and picnics in the sun. Spring is a time … Continued

Design Wizards and Ruby Slippers

Dorothy said it best: “There’s no place like home.” Whether it’s in a bustling city or down a country lane, home is the place we long for after a particularly hard day at the office or an extended vacation with the in-laws.  This issue, we celebrate everything that goes into transforming a house into a home. We’ve culled tips and tricks to help you redecorate your … Continued

The Art of Making the Extraordinary

There’s a lot of talent in this town. Yes, I’m talking about the artists and the makers, those who use their God-given talents to create beauty on clay, canvas or paper. But also those who’ve perfected the art of taking life’s lemons and making lemonade; those with a penchant for making a difference. This issue features artists and makers of all varieties.  Case … Continued

Mini New Year’s Resolutions

It always happens this time of year. I pull into the parking lot of my gym the first week of January, and bam, it’s packed. I find a spot in the back of the lot, and I already know that treadmills and elliptical machines will be scarce. I’ll have to wait for every weight machine, and I’ll … Continued

Celebrating Traditions Both Old and New

One of my favorite traditions as a child was singing carols at my family’s annual Christmas Eve party. I didn’t look forward to the food or the presents, oh no, I looked forward to the music. We had a family band that consisted of two guitars, a piano and a tub bass. What is a tub bass you … Continued