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Local Etsy Seller of the Week- Household Saint by KaranSipe



This weeks Albuquerque-based Etsy seller is Household Saint by KaranSipe and her work is best described in her own words. From her Etsy page:



'At Household Saint, you will find all things good, with no guilt. Each piece is one of a kind, inspired by all things discarded that once was lost but now is found.'



KaranSipe also sells locally at… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 7, 2008 at 10:50am — No Comments

Southern Colorado Vacation -- Day One

Between the two of us, my husband and I own two bicycles, one scooter, one monthly bus pass, and one no-frills (no air conditioning, no radio, low car payments and great gas mileage) Kia Rio. We reason that our carbon foot is so low year-round that we can rent a vacation car each year. Besides, we need four wheel drive to get to where we're going.



This year we rented a behemoth Ford Explorer, pulled all the back seats down and loaded it up with assorted fly roads, float tubes,… Continue

Added by Carrie on July 7, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Already Pondering Fall

Morning Fix: Already Pondering Fall

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Added by Somegye on July 7, 2008 at 5:00am — 7 Comments

Vincent James Tapia



Originally posted on 12.5.2007



Vincent James Tapia



My nephew is Vincent James Tapia, 2-22-88 - 12-6-05. I would like to tell you a little about my nephew, but I think that my sister, Vincent's mother tells his story best. So, here is Vincent's story as told my my sister Tanya.



For my son, Vincent:



This blog is dedicated to my son,… Continue

Added by Anthony R. Lovato on July 6, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Speaking of being HOT!! Cool ways to keep your Dogs and Cats Cool this summer!

#1 NEVER NEVER LEAVE YOUR DOG OR CAT LOCKED IN A PARKED CAR ON A HOT DAY..or at all-ever-never-ever-ever!! This one should be common sence folks and yet while running around town I usually see some dummy with their dog locked in the car...Temps in a parked car can rise really fast so even if "you just left fluffy in the car to run into the store real quick" you run the risk of seriously harming or killing your pet. Just leave them at home!



#2 Take your pet for it's walk early in the… Continue

Added by Bow Wow Blues on July 6, 2008 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

HOT HOT HOT I'm HOT!!!

Dog-gone-it all to heck! Seriously, what is the most efficent way to make a swamp cooler work??? Sitting here @ the store dripping in sweat!!

bah....

=o)
Stephanie

Added by Bow Wow Blues on July 6, 2008 at 10:45am — 8 Comments

Civic Cinema?

I was trying to get online info. about the Summer series films on Civic Plaza (Civic Cinema?) earlier today, with no avail. The one website that seemed to have some basic info. gave me the message that the website was at capacity with visitors at that time. I am perplexed as to why this event isn't publicized more. Last year I went to 4 of the 5 free films on Civic Plaza--and on the first film night, there were literally about 30 people who showed up to watch, while hundreds of chairs sat… Continue

Added by Christie Mc on July 5, 2008 at 11:56pm — 3 Comments

What does Albuquerque taste like?

Tasting honey from my backyard

To some it's a chili-laden hot dog from The Dog House. To others, it's anything covered in chopped green from Frontier or a bowl… Continue

Added by chantal on July 5, 2008 at 1:30pm — 16 Comments

one night at Isleta . . .

If "My Funny Valentine" is a torchy red dress, Anita Baker just put some new curves in it.

Added by Richard Malcolm on July 5, 2008 at 11:50am — 2 Comments

Always High Prices. Always

When I was in the process of moving back to the Q, I actually used the search term "Flying Star" at Craigslist to help me locate our new home. When I was here a couple of years ago I would hang out at the "Grand Star" or the "Silver Star" for hours every day enjoying the net, great magazines, and decent all you can drink coffee. Sure enough we moved into a place a short walk from the Silver Star---still the best design of the growing bunch. Unfortunately, the prices of everything have increased… Continue

Added by Kelly Vickers on July 5, 2008 at 11:13am — 28 Comments

muchas gracias

Thank y'all wonderful DCF'ers who came to my Studio She sale! Not only was it great to see you, but your appreciation and support was such a delight. Again, muchas gracias!!!

Added by zoodeb on July 5, 2008 at 9:23am — No Comments

Fourth of July in my front yard



After the great debate on the forum about what to do to celebrate the Fourth of July in Albuquerque, we wound up having a couple of friends over and setting off fireworks in the street in front of my house. We had fun with the big sparkly Rain Dances and Golden Showers (yes that's what the package called them), but I think the clear winners for goofy fun of the… Continue

Added by Spring Griffin on July 4, 2008 at 11:52pm — 4 Comments

Synchronistic Solstice Rain

On the morning of the solstice, I'm in Las Cruces. The flags ripple straight north; the wind is from Mexico. I drive south, cross the Rio Grande, and pass through pecan groves and fields where the corn is about knee-high. Snow egrets play in the ditches. Maria Hinojosa comes on the radio, talking about the border.



Later, I turn around and head back north. I stop at Chope's, where the Harleys are gorgeous, the green is hot and the cerveza is cold. Corazon contento, I aim for San… Continue

Added by Richard Malcolm on July 4, 2008 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Wal-Mart Cart Fun

Thanks to a recent surgery, my trips to Wal*Mart have involved an electric… Continue

Added by Jeff Hartzer on July 4, 2008 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Sunport Blogging, Part 1

Once again I’m blogging in an airport upon wending my way back to Albuquerque from (yet another) conference.



These days the Sunport seems more familiar than my backyard garden, now brimming with apricots and plums ready for cooking, canning, freezing, and drying.



I’m weary. It feels like I’ve been through the Sunport at least forty times this… Continue

Added by Barelas Babe on July 4, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

4th of July on Rooftops

Like a classic New Mexican, I too love to go up on the rooftop to watch the fourth of July fireworks. I guess that I think I'll avoid the crowds, the noise, the traffic. But it will be cooler up there, hopefully with just a bit of breeze. I go up just before sunset; it seems like the sun takes forever to set in summer. I look around and remember I'm supposed to put more tar around the skylights, that maintenance I told myself I'd do last winter. I remember to take a cold beer (near frozen with… Continue

Added by Joel Deluxe on July 3, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

So who SHOULD run for Mayor?

Yesterday, there was a pretty lively discussion about Mayor Marty, and it became pretty clear, pretty fast that he's not a "fan favorite" among Fixers. (Read the whole thing -- it's very informative, and shows why DCF is such a great site).



So let's ask the question - who do you think should be the next Mayor of Albuquerque? If you can't think of a name, think of a profile -- what… Continue

Added by Oliver on July 3, 2008 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Morning Fix: Explosive

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Added by Somegye on July 3, 2008 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

East mountains to ABQ - by bus!

New Mexico DOT has been running various Park & Ride services for some time. But now a second route between Albuquerque and the east mountains makes it even easier to leave the car at home.



I've been riding off and on for the past month and have noticed little oddities all along the way - like the Tijeras municipal buildings, the LaFarge gravel lots, and little paved driveways that seem to go… Continue

Added by Brian on July 2, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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