[Almost] Famous

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Hello! I’m here to let the cat out of the bag today on a secret that I very briefly mentioned last month. Don’t get too excited now- it’s not really a big deal. :)

I wouldn’t consider myself a regular reader of Money magazine, but this particular issue catches my eye every single year. I always have to read it- because who doesn’t want to know where the “best” places to live in the U.S. are?! (“Best” is subjective of course- Money bases their decisions on how well a town is doing economically, from unemployment rates to job growth to housing appreciation, affordability and more; whether it’s a “good” place to raise a family: plenty of green space, good schools and a strong sense of community, etc.)

If you happen to be out at your local newsstand, grocery store, library or any other place where you can buy magazines, you should pick this issue up and thumb through it a bit.

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If you read the main featured article, you’ll see that the town of Sharon, Massachusetts is named the #1 Best Place to Live. Number two is Louisville, Colorado, which is the town next-door to where I live.

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WIAW 39: On A Fantastic Saturday

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As I mentioned on Monday’s post, my first weekend as a Colorado resident was pretty close to perfect. I am definitely glad that Mother Nature decided to cooperate and give us fantastic weather for Saturday’s hike and farmers’ market visit! Saturdays have been the day that Greg and I both choose to sleep in and be lazy for quite a while now, and this past Saturday morning was no exception. We weren’t planning on meeting up with Paige and Natalie until 10:30 that morning, so we stayed in bed until about 8 or 8:30 (which is much nicer than waking up at 4:45 to hit the gym, like we had all week!).

When Greg and I eventually rolled out of bed and joined the living, I headed downstairs to make a delicious and simple breakfast:

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Scrambled eggs (1 egg + 3 egg whites) with avocado and tomato, a slice of Dave’s Killer Bread (toasted) and half a banana with peanut butter.

I also had come coffee (before) and drank a bunch of water along our hike. :) Breakfast kept me satisfied until our hike was over, when we ventured over to the Boulder Farmers Market to shop and get some lunch. There’s a bunch of different food vendors there, and it was really hard to choose which one to go to! I ultimately chose Mod Market because the line wasn’t too long and the food looked tasty.

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