All posts tagged: 30 before 30

30 before 30 – The Results!

A little over a year ago, I made a plan. 30 things to do before I turned 30. Well that year came and went in about a day! I always say time flies, but I’m pretty sure it just goes by faster and faster as you get older. Maybe at some point it slows down again? I can wish, right? :) Anywhoo… here ya go! The results are in! 1  |  Grow something edible. My parents had one of those strawberry pots with all the holes in the sides just sitting around, so I acquired it, along with a few baby starter plants. This little guy was the only strawberry that survived before the worms got them and the pot dried out. I wish I’d gotten my dad’s green thumb, but unfortunately I did not. Or have not developed it yet. But nonetheless… I grew a strawberry! One day… 2  |  Learn to cold brew coffee. Darn. Not yet. I really should while the weather is still warm! Here’s a little inspiration, self.     Seems super …

A Weekend Away: Boulder, Colorado

Home to a multitude of microbreweries, the original purpose of this trip to Boulder was to take a biking brewery tour (which is part of my 30 before 30 list)! Turns out the biking portion was just not meant to be, but we still had an awesome time on our little escape from reality. On the way into Boulder, we stopped for the obligatory tour of the Celestial Seasonings tea factory. Right after you sign up for the tour, they give you a cup to start sampling while you wait. It was so busy… but I’m glad we waited! The mint room was my favorite… talk about sensory overload! :) Danny felt nauseous a couple of times throughout the tour; said the smells were too much, but I thought it was all pretty awesome. They were right in the middle of processing a big batch of Sleepytime, one of my favorites. I also found it interesting that their 3 top selling teas don’t actually contain any tea (Chamomile, Mint, and Sleepytime)! Our hotel wasn’t anything super …

Not funny!!!

So I got an email from United Blood Services the other day saying my blood type is currently in high demand. They probably say that to everyone, but I decided to take it as a sign, and went on to make an appointment. When I first moved to Wyoming, I started giving blood on a regular basis. They have a great facility here and they make it super easy to schedule your appointment, go in, and get on your way (with cookies!). Then I started selling my plasma (for a short time) – also a nice facility in the area – but that just wasn’t the same. Then after going to Belize, I had to put it all on hold for a while – it’s one of those travel areas where once you get back they make you wait a year in case you are harboring something in your blood. I’m so glad to get back to it though! I signed up to give whole blood but they needed plasma most, so that’s what I gave today. Give me a …