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I just got back from a really fun blog trip to Boulder, Colorado.  We visited the Celestial Seasonings headquarters.  I drank so. so. so. much tea.  SO MUCH TEA.  It was great!  More on the trip later, but for now… Can I wax poetic about Boulder?


I’m already making plans to go back to Boulder with the Husband.  Maybe next summer?  The scenery was beautiful.  The shopping was endless.  The food – oh, the food! – was some of the best that I’ve ever had.  Farm-to-table restaurants on the corner of every street.  Unique and exciting flavor combinations.  And everything was so healthy!  I wish I had a chance to explore the outdoor activities in the area because the mountains looked so gorgeous.  Hence, why I need to go back!


We stayed at St. Julien –  it was one of the most beautiful hotels that I’ve ever seen.  I will not even consider another hotel for our return trip.


We shopped and ate in the downtown Boulder walking mall.






The best restaurant that I ate at was, by far, The Kitchen.  Highly recommend.


And, of course, we toured the Celestial Seasonings factory, which is also open to the public.  Well over 100,000 people take the tour every year!  I learned so many cool and useful tea facts that I can’t wait to share.

PicMonkey Collage

I’ll admit that the nice side benefits of the trip included seeing my blog friends and having some much-needed solo time.  I kept joking that this trip was my Solo Babymoon.

PicMonkey Collage 2

Don’t worry – the Husband gets a Solo Babymoon, too.  His is coming up!  And then the whole family is going on one last “Party of Three” roadtrip. 


Speaking of the kiddo, when I got home on Friday, I was sooo relieved to see that Henry finally felt better – the sickness that struck him on Sunday lasted all week.  It was a doozy.  He only left the house twice in five days – to go to the doctor and to go on one walk!  It’s nice that he’s returned to normal.  Now, the rest of the house can, too… Slowly but surely.  It’s going to be a process. 


Hope you’re having a healthy weekend – I know we’ll be living up the puke-free times!


Just for clarity’s sake, my trip to Boulder was part of an upcoming sponsored post from Celestial Seasonings.



  • Chelsea @ TableForOne October 4, 2014, 3:30 pm

    I’m so glad you took the trip to Boulder. It is such a fun trip and I can’t wait until I live nearby again (I am sure missing my home state). Also, I love the Celestial Seasonings Factory. So much tea!!

  • McKenna Phillips October 4, 2014, 4:36 pm

    How F U N ! ! ! ! ! I currently live in Colorado (for school), but have not yet been to Boulder! I love exploring “downtown” areas; Boulder’s looks so cute 🙂 So, I have a random question…. sometimes when I go to a restaurant, I want to bring my nice camera to take a “professional looking” picture of my food, but always get too nervous that I’ll get in trouble! Haha…did you take your food pictures for this post with your nicer camera, or your phone?

    • Caitlin October 4, 2014, 9:22 pm

      Nice camera 🙂 When I first started blogging six heads ago, people looked at me like I was super weird but I think it’s been more common than ever to photograph food and I hardly get a glance now!

  • Carrie (This Fit Chick) October 4, 2014, 10:48 pm

    I’m; so jealous of your trip! Looks like a blast with everyone! I don’t think I’ve been to Boulder.. I did go to Denver, but thats about it!

  • Jolene ( October 4, 2014, 11:20 pm

    Boulder sounds great!! We went to Denver for the first time in February, and the food was amazing!! We’re going back in a couple weeks 🙂 Now we’ll have to make it to Boulder too!

  • Dee October 4, 2014, 11:25 pm

    Aww, my office is on Pearl Street in Boulder! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

  • Sharisse @ sharissespieces October 4, 2014, 11:29 pm

    Your bump is too cute! And is it weird if I say that I love seeing bloggers I follow hang out together! =P

  • B October 5, 2014, 8:08 am

    I was able to go to COlorado on vacation this year, it was amazing! If you go back with the husband, I recommend driving a bit north and checking out Fort Collins. Glad you were able to get some ‘you’ time!

  • Sagan October 5, 2014, 12:11 pm

    Sounds like a fun trip! Boulder looks so beautiful. Looking forward to hearing about the factory tour!

  • Maria October 5, 2014, 3:33 pm

    Hi Caitlin! I don’t know where else I could adress this, but everytime I load your website, your old post about healthy carrot-applesauce cookies shows up as the last post on your homepage. Is this something you’re aware of, or could it be something I could fix? Because now I can only read your post by going in the archives. Thank you 🙂

    • Caitlin October 6, 2014, 10:33 am

      Try clearing your cache!

    • Cristal October 9, 2014, 12:41 pm

      Maria, I was having the exact same problem.

  • Amanda October 5, 2014, 5:34 pm

    I can’t believe you were here and you didn’t tell me!!! 🙁

  • Sharon T October 5, 2014, 5:42 pm

    Fifteen years in Boulder – was where I grew up, met my husband, and returned for our wedding. :0) Don’t miss a trip back for the outdoors activities. It IS the reason people move to the area! Skiiing is amazing as well.

  • Sarah October 6, 2014, 11:03 am

    I’m glad you got to experience Boulder!! I live here, and can’t express how amazing it is with just words. I’m excited to see what Celestial has sponsored, and I’m glad you got to visit this beautiful town. Next time, visit Leaf, right off Pearl 🙂

  • Kendra S. October 6, 2014, 1:10 pm

    I wish I had known you were here! It would have been awesome to meet you. I kept seeing our IG posts that you were at the Celestial Seasonings Factory, but I never put it together that you were in Colorado! I’m a native but have yet to go to that factory. I’m glad you liked it so much. Boulder is just one of many awesome places to visit here. 🙂

  • Ellen @ Wannabe Health Nut October 6, 2014, 1:14 pm

    I have never been to Boulder but it’s on my list! One of these days I’ll get sick of NYC and I need to know what else is out there. 🙂

  • mai October 6, 2014, 10:26 pm

    i’m going to be visiting boulder in 2 weeks! so excited and definitely putting the kitchen on my list of places to try!

  • Rachel @ Lou Lou Belle October 15, 2014, 1:59 pm

    Wow! That first photo looks like it could be the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville!!! 🙂 One day I’ll get to Colorado!

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