Hi – and welcome to This Scattered Life, (TSL)! I’m your host Diane, and yes, I am a bit scattered with too many interests and hobbies, and plenty more bubbling just beneath the surface. Here at TSL I’ll share my passion for good food, interesting places and creative things to do. There’s always something new at thisscatteredlife.com – I hope you’ll get comfy, stay awhile and come back often!

Fort Collins: Tour de Fat 2015

Fort Collins: Tour de Fat

“Need a sticker to ride. You need a sticker to ride…”. We had finally tiny-stepped our way to the start for the Fort Collins 2015 Tour de Fat yesterday when we came to another halt in the process. But this time we were stopped next to one of several volunteers handing out participant stickers and repeating on a constant loop […]

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Red Rocks – There’s No Better Place To See The Stars

Red Rocks FOTR

“I AM GROOT“. Ah, “Guardians of the Galaxy”. Thoroughly enjoyed this flick as much, if not more, when I saw it again for the first time last night. Say what? Alright, let me explain. The difference between your typical indoor movie theater vs. sitting under the stars, surrounded by gorgeous red rock among more than 9 thousand of my closest friends and […]

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Perfect Peach Ice Cream

Perfect Peach Ice Cream

Here in Colorado we are still having some really hot days AND the Palisade peaches are in their sweet and juicy prime. Palisade peaches can be found in grocery stores across the region, but I opted for the easy route of having our home milk delivery service, Longmont Dairy (their milk is so fresh and we think it tastes better from those glass bottles), […]

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Saddlebags Transformation Reveal

Saddlebags BEFORE & AFTER

The old saddlebags we found in Salida last weekend have received a makeover and made their debut on our bicycle cruise last night. We logged approximately 20 miles over streets and trails (and through sprinklers). The leather and the closures are a bit stiff yet, but each time I opened or closed the bags for water/wallet/jacket/camera/phone (all of that fit […]

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WWE, August Glass Earrings, MY FABULOUS DOG & Deodorant – (how’s that for a title??)

WWE, August Glass Earrings, MY FABULOUS DOG & Deodorant

While I don’t follow sports in general, and the WWE in particular, I couldn’t help but take an interest in the reality TV show “Tough Enough” when my kids told me that their high school cross-country teammate was one of the contestants. Being a very small rural school, I had no trouble remembering Sara Lee from their CC meets as a quiet, […]

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