Sprinkles Cupcakes vs Georgetown Cupcakes

Like a lot of people, I love TV shows about food, and especially about cupcakes! I love Cupcake Wars and DC Cupcakes (also known as Georgetown Cupcakes). One episode of Cupcake Wars featured another bakery called Sprinkles. (Fun fact – Sprinkles also sticks in my mind as creating a “Cupcake ATM“, which is essentially a vending machine for cupcakes, but still awesome.)

When I was in DC with my mom and Rachel, I looked it up and Georgetown Cupcakes and Sprinkles Cupcakes were on the same street, just a 35 minute walk from Rachel’s hotel! Since they’re typically willing to accommodate a crazy scheme, I convinced them to take a walk to sample both.

At Sprinkles, we ordered a salted caramel cupcake. We planned to get Georgetown next and eat all the cupcakes at home, but the line for Georgetown Cupcakes was huge! So, we did the logical thing and ate the Sprinkles cupcake in the Georgetown Cupcakes line.

At Georgetown we ordered a chocolate chip brownie cupcake and a vanilla birthday cake cupcake. Hands down the Georgetown cupcakes were better! The chocolate chip brownie was amazing!


New fence!

At the end of last week we had our fence replaced. There were a few slats missing and the gate was difficult to open and close.

Old fence:

As a result of the missing slats, we couldn’t let Grizzly out there, and he loves laying out in the sun!

I think he approves!

American Ninja Warrior Taping

A couple weeks ago, my husband and I were able to snag tickets to see a taping of American Ninja Warrior! It’s an obstacle based TV show that we really enjoy watching.

(You can see a clip of the show here, if you’ve never seen it)

How it worked:

Tickets were free and your party was assigned a time slot, 8pm, 10:30pm, or 12:30am.

(It’s an overnight taping!)

We had a 10:30pm ticket, so they let all the 8pm ticket holders in before us. We waited in line and ended up getting in at about 11:30pm.

They overbook the tickets because they need a full audience all the time. How would it look on the show if the stands were half empty?!

Overall it was an absolute blast! It was so fun to see a couple of our favorite contestants run the course live!

We weren’t allowed to take pictures inside, but here are a couple of the course from the waiting line:


Adventures in Dog Sitting

This weekend we were dog sitting our friends’ red heeler. Her name is Sophie and her and our dog Grizzly get along great! They don’t have much space to run around in the townhouse but they manage to play anyway.

Ours is the smaller black lab mix, he’s about 11. His age is a bit of an estimation because we adopted him from a shelter 5 years ago and they estimated that he was between 4 and 7, so we figured he was 6. His hobbies include itching obsessively, rubbing his face on the carpet, and sleeping.

Sophie is the larger white and copper dog. She’s about 4, so a bit younger than Grizzly! She enjoys playing fetch, leaping long distances, and chasing/barking at squirrels.


Intro to Denver

Hi all!

I live in Aurora, Colorado (about 30 minutes Southeast of Denver) with my husband and my dog. I’ve been in the Denver area about 7 years, since I moved out here from Illinois for my job at Charles Schwab.

If Aurora sounds familiar to you, it’s because the theater shooting during the premier of the “Black Knight” movie was in Aurora. Crazy side note – the night of the shooting I was picking my husband up from the airport around midnight and saw the emergency vehicles heading towards the theater.

Anyway, there are lots of fun things to do in Denver, and we’re known for the mountains and outdoor sports. We don’t ski at all, but do try to get some hiking in to soak up some nature every once in awhile!



Mile High Agile Denver

Hi all! Sara here!

I work on a software development team as a scrum master. A scrum master is a role on an Agile team who acts as a coach, facilitator, and anything else the team needs to get work done. (More info here if you’re interested in what a scrum master does.)

Every year there is an Agile conference in Denver that features speakers on different topics regarding Agile. Its held downtown and is a great opportunity to meet new people and learn some new things about Agile!

The view’s not half bad either!