Colorado Road Trip 2015 Part 1

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JACKET: Ebay

SCARF: Ebay

BEANIE: Ebay

BOOTS: Dottie Couture

SUNGLASSES: Target


Happy Hump Day loves! I decided to break our Colorado trip into parts because we took too many pictures for one post. Our first day in Pagosa Springs was pure magic! We used Airbnb for the first time and absolutely loved it! It is a website where you rent unique places to stay at from local hosts or you can use it to rent out your place to make some extra money. We were a little nervous at first but our host had over 300 fantastic reviews so we thought, why not? We only saw pictures of the house in the summer time, so when we pulled up our minds were blown by how beautiful it looked when covered in snow (& ginormous icicles)! It was a true winter wonderland and us Texans could not have been more excited to spend the week in the freezing cold snow.

We stopped at a cute sandwich shop in town called The Peak Deli for breakfast. I got the ‘killer burrito’ and it was AMAZING and really filling. The customer service and the quality in small towns beyond amazes me (one of the reasons we chose Pagosa Springs). All of downtown Pagosa Springs is a real treat! After we ate, we took a stroll along the Hot Springs, WOW they were seriously so beautiful! Every picture I took I felt that it didn’t do the real life view justice. Tyler forgot his sunglasses so that is the reason for the goggles haha. He’s also not very into me taking pictures of him. So if you’re wondering why he’s squatting in the picture above, that is Tyler’s I don’t want to take this picture pose haha.

As we walked down the path along the river, we came across River Pointe Coffee House and popped inside for a coffee. This place was SO cute, comfy, and cozy and has an awesome deck with a view of the river and hot springs. They also have checkers and chess games that we saw people playing. We explored all the local shops within walking distance and they were amazingly unique. All of the shop owners are so friendly and make great conversation. You can truly tell the difference between locally owned shops and big chain corporations. The sunset that evening was stunning and the sky that night looked crazy cool! So of course, I had to snap a couple of shots on the way home. The entire downtown area was covered in Christmas lights, wreaths, and Christmas trees. Truly the CUTEST little town I have ever seen.

Most of my outfit was purchased off of Ebay to save some money. Every item came in pristine condition and was shipped fast! The blanket scarf is on sale right now for less than $7 and is seriously the warmest thing you will wear around your neck. If you’re from the South, like me, and don’t want to spend a fortune on snow boots, nor really know what kind you need, look no further! The ones I’m wearing from Dottie are less than $50 and were seriously my crutch the entire trip!!! They are made out of rubber which is PERFECT for the snow any other material will just get wet and make you cold. The quality was so amazing that I could walk through snow that was above my knees and the faux fur trim is really warm and soft. I cannot stress anymore that if you are going to be in the snow you NEED these boots!!

More from our trip coming soon! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

 

 

Chicken Soup in the Park

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VEST: Similar

LONG SLEEVE: Sold out / Similar

JEANS: H&M

BOOTS: Tory Burch


Yesterday we decided to go on a little family picnic with some chicken noodle soup. My mom has been making this soup for as long as I can remember and it is absolutely amazing! Now that the sun sets so early, we barely made it to the park before dark after I got off of work. The pups had a blast chasing each other, while we ate our soup, and enjoyed each others’ company. Nala tries SO hard to keep up with Layla and sometimes does a couple front rolls when she looses her footing (it’s hard not to laugh lol). Nights like these ones are definitely my favorite. It is almost impossible for us to get a picture with all 4 of us looking and being still, but we managed to get some okay shots. The vest I’m wearing is from the same site I linked, however they are currently sold out of it in brown. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the chicken soup recipe below! Happy Chicken Soup for the Soul Day! 🙂


WHAT YOU NEED:

4 Boneless skinless chicken breasts

3 Whole raw carrots chopped (optional)

12 oz Ribbon egg noodles

4 Cups chicken broth

1 can Cream of celery soup

1/2 Tsp Cayenne pepper / salt / pepper

STEP 1: Boil chicken breasts and carrots in big pot of water (about 20 mins).

STEP 2: Cut boiled chicken into pieces, set aside (leave carrots in pot).

STEP 3: Add 4 cups chicken broth to the water that the chicken was boiled in; cook noodles in that water.

STEP 4: Once noodles are cooked, mix in can of cream of celery soup.

STEP 5: Add cut up chicken, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper to taste.

ENJOY! 🙂