Archive for the ‘Kup Kollar’ Category

Pumpkin Smoothie recipe

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Pumpkins aren’t just for carving into jack o’ lanterns and pies. They make velvety smoothies for any time of the day. This is a recipe from Prevention Magazine. I also made the smoothie recipe with non fat yogurt which gave it a tangy taste.

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Pumpkin Smoothie

1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup vanilla soy milk
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Place all ingredients in a blender. Process until well combined and smooth.


Dairy King in Empire, CO

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

2014 July 11 Luckett Land 1252 Driving home clouds_72It’s always an interesting drive home from Fraser Valley over the mountain on US40. This time we saw clouds lightly floating below the Rocky Mountain tops.

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For dinner, we ate at the Dairy King in Empire, Colorado, covering 192 acres with a population of 280. It’s a favorite stopping place before driving over the mountain or heading home.

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The Dairy King is small but has a friendly staff who serve up tasty food and ice-cream. We ate inside rather than the patio because the temperatures were still high.

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Perry enjoyed his juicy burger cooked to order – medium rare with all the fixings!

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We really do carry cup sleeves with us every where we travel!

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Every time we stop at the Dairy King in Empire, I look at the hand-made pottery on the long shelf. I was looking for a ceramic piece to put bananas in. I was thrilled to see this beautiful jar thrown by a ninety year old man!


Wild flowers in the Rocky Mountains

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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What did I do while Perry worked on the sign? I picked up my water bottle off the broken down picnic table, attached it to my camera bag, and began shooting wild flowers throughout our property. I’ve done this many times but I always find new flowers and plants to photograph.

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A busy bee buzzing on the bloom!

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Succulent raspberries fresh on the vine.

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Blue flowers to chase away the blues.

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Even delicate flowers will grow on a rugged mountain.


4 1/2 acres for sale in Frasier Valley, Colorado in the Rocky Mountains

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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We drove over 13 switchbacks into the Fraser Valley in Colorado and wound our way up to the top of one of the Rocky Mountains to check on the 4.58 acres of land we own. After arriving, we decided it would be a good idea to put up an address sign.

Perry bought the supplies at Ace Hardware in Fraser. He borrowed a shovel from one of the neighbors.

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Dehydration can cause serious health problems in the mountains. Perry put his drink container on a nearby tree stump and began digging a hole for the long metal stake.

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With the pole sturdy in the ground, Perry screwed on the address for our beautiful acres.


Texas Teacher loves Pink

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Teachers love our products for drink containers sitting on their desks or podiums. Kup Kaps help keep germs out of mugs. Their drinks stay hotter, longer when interruptions happen. Kup Kollars stop condensation puddles.

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From Annie, a creative elementary teacher in Texas:

“Hi Irene, I thought you would get a kick out of this…. As I was getting some things ready for school, I realized how much my Kup Kollar matched!!! Very cool!! I am all about being color coordinated! Lol!!! I love my black & pink!”


The changing canvas of Colorado skies

Monday, September 1st, 2014

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An hour into the Concert in the Park, dark clouds began gathering over the Rocky Mountains. Mary wasn’t going to need her hat and sunglasses for sun protection much longer.

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The clouds continued to darken and grow thicker.

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When the concert was ending, the rain began to fall as a cool sprinkle but turned into raindrops. We noticed the long rainbow while we picked up our chairs and drinks to walk back to the Burns’ home.

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On the walk back, we saw the effect of the setting sun on the clouds over the Rocky Mountains. The Colorado skies had entertained us with a colorful performance also!


Colorado Springs Summer Concert in the Park

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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It’s always fun to bring together friends and families to the neighborhood park for food, drink, and games. Add in a band playing retro music from the 80’s is the frosting on the cake. Hugh and Perry toast days gone by!

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The band leader reminded us of retro clothing.

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The kool band really rocked it out. We had fun playing name that tune at the beginning of every band number. Perry won!


Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO

Monday, August 18th, 2014

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I put a colorful cup cozy in my purse to use at the Denver Botanical Gardens because I knew it would be a day of many hues and shades!

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I thought, “So many flowers, so little time!”

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If you haven’t visited the Denver Botanical Gardens, you are missing one of Colorado’s many gems!

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Chihuly Exhibition at Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO

Monday, August 4th, 2014

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When we visited the Botanical Gardens in Denver, CO it was a hot dry day. We found relief at the Café next to a beautiful pond. There were outside tables under a huge shade tree. I bought an iced tea which was very good. 2014 June 14 Botancial Gardens Denver 43 glass statue in pond_72

The pond was filled with glass sculptures in the Chihuly Exhibit. Dale Chihuly is known for revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement that changed people’s perceptions about glass creations. People have begun to see glass works as art not a craft. He uses the team approach for blowing glass.

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We discovered another pond filled with Chihuly’s large floating bulbs. On one side there was a boat filled with more glass designs and colors. This is a beautiful unique exhibit with many displays throughout the Botancial Gardens!


Sand castles at Ft. Walton Beach

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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After Perry taught his seminar, he joined me at the beach with sunscreen on and his water bottle in hand. We set off to find sand castles and sculptures.

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I awarded this creative castle First Place for Size and Complexity.

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The shark’s teeth were carefully placed seashells to win the Most Scary Award.

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This castle won the Most Creative Award because it had a moat with a bridge, bird feathers to represent flags, and a beautiful top wall.

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An eight year old boy built this castle. He won the Cuteness Award just because!