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Urban Cottage Style Blog

Fresh-Brewed Ginger Tea

Fresh-Brewed Ginger Tea

These cold winter days have brought on a yearning for some fresh-brewed ginger tea. I'd like to make it up right here at home to enjoy after a cold day on the slopes, after shoveling snow, or simply to soothe and relax anytime. This perfect recipe creates a ginger paste that can be dissolved to make the tea, is delicious, keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks, and can be easily taken along on outdoor treks to enjoy where ever hot water can be found. >Read more
Gregory Canyon Early Winter Hike

Gregory Canyon Early Winter Hike

My husband and I are not rookies on the hiking trail, but we made a rookie mistake on a recent Gregory Canyon hike in January that resulted in descent well past sunset and far worse -- a fractured shoulder.  For years we've hiked elevations of around 12,000 and 13,000 feet, even a few Colorado 14ers. Lately, however, we've stuck to local canyons around Boulder, close to home and easy to get to.Read more
Living Room Reveal: Collected, Colorful, and Eclectic in Colorado

Living Room Reveal: Collected, Colorful, and Eclectic in Colorado

The reno goal was glorious color, livable antiques and characterful vintage finds, curves and sexy lines. All in a warm envelope that helped walls to recede, collected and layered furniture and decor to star, and allowed for a forgiving, eclectic mix that didn't tightly limit the color palette. This room is the result. 

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