Monday, October 24, 2011

One Girl Trucking Blog

Everything about the One Girl Trucking blog is amazing. I've been reading it for a couple years now.

The latest video will catch your interest, but there is so much more to this trucker!

Bethany writes:
I love this drive between Littlefield AZ and St George UT. If you ever get the chance take a ride! Someday I would love to go explore this area. So much beauty to look at if you just slow down!

I keep coming back to this video of her ducks. It's so peaceful...


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kataluma Chai Tea Cafe in Colorado Mills Mall

Kataluma Chai Co.

I used to work next door to Kataluma Chai Co. at the Colorado Mills Mall. I would count the hours until lunch to order their delicious bagel sandwiches.

During those hours, people would tour my store, sipping down the Kataluma Chai drinks and saying "YUM." There's only so much a gal can take!

My favorite Bagel Sandwich: double turkey on the Parmesan bagel with Pesto cream cheese and cucumber, sprouts and red bell pepper.

Oh yes, and make sure to get it TOASTED...
Could hardly wait long enough to take a photo before chowing down this sandwich! It had been a long time since the last time I'd visited. And the Orange Sencha Tea (Two Leaves and a Bud) hit the spot!

I visited again a few weeks later with a huge craving for a milkshake. Raspberry Truffle Milkshake, that is. [happy sigh]

The owner LaNell Sonner gets a huge RAVE Review for her attention to detail and love for her customers' experience. She makes putting together creative, artistic displays look easy.

When traffic gets slow, they hand out free samples and then shoppers decide to come in and order a drink. That tells you ALL you need to know.

They have free Wi-Fi and it's nice to sit and read or do some work. I always feel welcome.

Lovely Displays of Chai Mixes

Da Vinci and Monin syrups to make flavored drinks
at home too.

You'll end up getting Two Leaves and a Bud Teas for your Grummy or Mom. (You'll feel left out unless you get a box of tea for yourself too.)

The Kataluma Chai mixes are the ideal gift for anyone. For any occasion, not only Christmas gifts, and the packaging sure is pretty. Gift Certificates available too.

Bourbon Vanilla Chai - No bourbon, just a rich soothing vanilla chai, a simply delectable vanilla latte
Chocolate Comfort - creamy comforting chocolate with those wonderful chai spices
Chocolate Mint - amazing mint aroma & taste that comes alive with chocolate flavor
Cookies N Cream - think chocolate cookies with a vanilla center
Green Tea - a light green tea with chai spices
Hugs & Kisses - chocolate & white chocolate yumminess
Raspberry Blush - smooth bright raspberry flavor
Raspberries N Cream - Yep that describes it
Raspberry Truffle - think of a plate of raspberries drenched in chocolate
White Chocolate - an amazing blend of chai and white chocolate flavors
White Raspberry - that plate of raspberries only pour on the white chocolate
Traditional Spiced - the best creamy cup of wonderful you ever tasted in a chai
Decaf Spiced - that same rich creamy chai flavor only in decaf
NSA (No Sugar Added) - mmmm vanilla chai sweetened with splenda, corn syrup & honey(has about 1/4 the sugar grams as all our other chai)

You can also order them online.

Music CDs by Local Artists make the ideal gift.
You can also buy them online.

I recommend you start or end your Colorado Mills Mall shopping trip at Kataluma Chai Co. Cafe.

In fact, get all your year-round gifts there. Make life easy. Find gifts, relax with Chai, go home de-stressed.

But there are some awesome stores like Eddie Bauer Outlet and Super Target (freshly remodeled). So if you MUST shop at the mall, make sure to end up at the cafe to regather your wits!

Google Map to the Colorado Mills Mall is here.


  • Park near Sports Authority.
  • Enter at the Mall Entrance near Sports Authority.
  • Turn Left.
  • Kataluma Chai is 4 stores down, on the left side of hallway.

Kataluma Chai Co.
inside Colorado Mills Mall
14500 W. Colfax Ave. #555
Lakewood, CO 80401

Enjoy your Chai!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Rasputina Covering Heart's Barracuda

I'm rediscovering all the CDs I misplaced while working 3 jobs.
Or more accurately, I wasn't around to HIDE THEM after exclaiming:
"do NOT take these CDs out of the house! I spent forever finding them at CDBABY!"


I will soothe my ruffled feathers by listening to Rasputina.

Rasputina – Barracuda (Live Cover) from the Radical Recital CD. LOVE THE ENTIRE CD!

Buy CD or Download MP3s at CDBABY.

Rasputina -- Radical Recital

The entire CD contains just the perfect amount of decadence.
Especially when one is in a mood.

Click on the Preview All Songs arrow at the bottom of the CDBABY song list to hear samples of all live recorded songs.

WOW! Just noticed there are currently 40 pages of reviews from fans after the song listing!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lampwork Beads


These lampwork bead makers Jenelle and Dan of Beads & Botanicals have been blowing my mind for years.
Just when I think I've been wowed enough...another collection that I've never seen the likes of before!

Check out the slideshow below:

The Antiquities Collection, handmade glass lampwork beads for artisan jewelry design.

Ocean Moon Glass Lampwork Beads

The Ocean & Moon Collection, handmade glass lampwork beads for artisan jewelry design.

Tribal Glass Lampwork beads

The Tribal Bead Collection, handmade glass lampwork beads for artisan jewelry design.

Petite Organic Glass Lampwork Beads

The Petite Organic Bead Collection, handmade glass lampwork beads for artisan jewelry design.

Like their Facebook page so you can be amazed daily.

Continue your bead fix at their web site

Friendly warning! TOTALLY ADDICTIVE!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Blame Sally - Bird In Hand (official video)

I challenge you to listen to this song only 1 time!
The lyrics are here.

If you enjoyed Bird in Hand, try this live video of Blame Sally at Russ and Julie's (in)famous house concert series.