A really weird couple of days

April 15th

I am wrapping up life in Colorado and the last week in particular has been one odd, noteworthy social event after another.

Take, for example, the dinner party I attended late last week. Each attendee was assigned a course — all of which had to include peanut butter. That’s right. A ground-nut themed dinner party.

PB Party

Appetizer: jalapenos, stuffed with peanut butter, breaded with panko, wrapped in bacon and deep fried. I know. I know. It sounds crazy and yet — it is the most delicious combination of spicy, sweet, savory and salty that you can ever imagine. Holy yes.

PB Party

PB Party

Main course: sesame spicy peanut noodles with roasted chicken and vegetables.

PB Party

PB Party

Dessert: peanut butter pumpkin cookies and peanut butter milkshakes.

PB Party

This culprit organized the party. I will really miss living near Sagar, Mark and Kendra. Oh, the fun we have! They love board games. Each time we get together, these brainiacs have a different game to play — several of which they created. Sagar is the most read person I’ve ever met. Plus, they have a chinchilla named Kanye and a blind dog named Izzie. So, any adventure to their house means at a minimum, a moment of feeling like St. Francis. These three are forever friends.

Next up on the weird social calendar: the yard sale when I hauled most of my house outside on the lawn to have strangers haggle over the value of said items. (aka: HELL)



My fashion for the event. #leslieyep


It is liberating and terrifying to sell 85% of everything you own.

Afterward, I went to a wig-themed birthday party:


And then ended up dancing until 2 am with a gaggle of Denver friends. I am going to miss this town. Colorado has been very good to me!




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9 Responses

  1. Larissa Stretton April 15, 2013

    Kelli! Your Peanut Butter themed dinner party sounded like it was right up my alley!!! ANYTHING is a vehicle for peanut butter in my book!! I coulda given you a neat recipe for fluffernutter chicken you could’ve taken…tastes WAY better than it sounds!!

    I’m excited to know you’re gonna be on my coast!!! I’m gettin your address when you have one, right????

    Best wishes for a smooth move!

  2. The sesame noodles with chicken and vegetables are making me hungry! And of course our dear Kelli…gotta love a gal that can rock a pink wig! You go girl! Looking forward to having that cup of coffee with you!!! Peace and love my friend!

  3. Wait. I knew you were moving, but I didn’t realize you were MOVING! Where you going? How exciting!

  4. Those jalapeno poppers look AMAZING.

  5. Jennifer April 16, 2013

    I’m with Meg! Lots of changes for you. Let’s catch up soon. <3

  6. Bubba is ALL ABOUT selling all of our stuff and running off. More on that later, but for now – you look HOT in a red bob wig.

  7. I can’t remember how I first discovered your blog, but I’ve been an off-again/on-again reader since way back (when you collected backpacks of supplies for children in Africa). I thought for sure I’d finally meet you one of these days since my hometown is smack in the middle of Denver and Phoenix…and has great Half Marathons, so I’m bummed to hear you’re moving, but happy to hear you’ve found someone worth moving with! All the best to you—and some day we need a back-story blog post!

  8. Rachel Meyer April 16, 2013

    Are you leaving Colorado?! Where are you headed? I will definitely miss the snowy Colorado mountain pics!

  9. And I’m sure Colorado will miss you lady!