Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Crested Butte

Garrett and I celebrated our two year anniversary by taking a mini vacation to Crested Butte, Colorado. 
We stayed Friday night and Saturday night and definitely were not ready to come home on Sunday. 
Crested Butte is such a charmingly cute little town!

Local restaurants, hiking trails, bright flowers, and friendly people are what made our stay wonderful. We can't wait to go back sometime in the fall and see the numerous Aspens changing color and preparing for winter.

I purchased our trip through LivingSocial. They have some great deals on trips! Included in our package were 2 nights in a King room, a bottle of wine, 2 ski lift rides, and a $30 spa credit. If you ever are looking for a quick trip, definitely check out LivingSocial!

Friday night we got CRAZY! 
We ordered a pizza, opened our bottle of wine, and stayed in and relaxed. We went to the pool/jacuzzi and sauna. It was nice not having anything to do.

Saturday we woke up and had breakfast at Izzy's. The food was delicious! Actually, everywhere we ate was exceptionally good. We walked around the town a bit while waiting on our food and after breakfast rode a ski lift close to the summit of Mount Crested Butte. From there we hiked down the mountain to another ski lift. Both ski lifts and hiking were fun! The wind was cool and the sun was warm, making for the perfect day. After our hike, I had a much needed hot stone massage. 

Girls...listen up! 
If you have never had a hot stone massage you need to schedule yourself one! It was wonderful! 

Afterwards, all I wanted to do was sleep and Garrett was nice enough to let me take a nap. We went to Montanya, a  rum distillery {drink recipes coming soon}. The place was legit. After drinks we went to dinner at The Last Steep. YUM! 

The town is FULL of gorgeous flowers! 

Breakfast at Izzy's.
Fried Eggs, Latke, and Cheese.

A crepe filled with sausage, egg, and cheese. 

On our way up the mountain. The lazy way; ski lift!

Back in town!

Dessert at The Last Steep: Grasshopper Pie

Sunday morning we had breakfast and headed home. We took our time, taking pictures along the way.

Moral of the story: If you ever get the chance to visit Crested Butte, do it!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Peanut Butter Pie

I have been on a peanut butter kick lately. What's new?
All of the peanut butter-y desserts we have made have been delicious, and this is no exception.

Garrett and I both loved this pie, and he's not even a peanut butter fan!

It's light and airy, cool and refreshing, and has a great peanut butter flavor. 

We both thought it tasted like Reese's peanut butter. Tempted now? : )

What you need:


1 1/2 Cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
2 Tablespoons Creamy Peanut Butter
2 Tablespoons Butter


1 8oz. Package Cream Cheese
1 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 12oz. Container of Frozen Whipped Cream, Thawed

What to do:


Preheat oven to 350. 
In a microwave safe bowl, melt peanut butter and butter until melted completely.
Add graham cracker crumbs and mix until well combined. 
Press into bottom of 9 inch pie plate.
 Bake for 10 minutes.

*The crust will remain crumbly even after baked.


 Stir together cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, and vanilla until well mixed.
Fold in thawed whipped cream.
 Sprinkle with crumbs for garnish.
Pour into prepared pie crust and refrigerate atleast 2 hours before serving.

Original recipe here.