This could fall under "shameless promotion", but this is not only my "top shot" this week, it's the one I'm most excited about. Our Fine Art & Consignment shop
is now open for business.My blog on living and loving all things cottage: architecture, gardens, decor, food, hospitality and more. Come with me and explore the beauty and simplicity of a cottage life.I am a freelance writer, photographer and year-round resident of Estes Park, Colorado -- gateway to the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. My husband artist Dennis Reinke and I live on a half-acre homestead at the base of Prospect Mountain.Our home is a 1926 cabin we purchased and completely renovated ourselves with the help of our friend Will.Dennis and I were married on Valentine's Day 2010 at The Fawnbrook Inn, a magical place in Allenspark, CO. I relocated from Ohio to Estes Park where Dennis is an established visual artist.Dennis and I were married on Valentine's Day 2010 at The Fawnbrook Inn, a magical place in Allenspark, CO. I relocated from Ohio to Estes Park where Dennis is an established visual artist.My Joyful Altitude blog journey began on May 3, 2010. I've always enjoyed writing. As a little girl I played "journalist" and made up newspaper stories. When Dennis gave me his spare digital camera, I discovered a new passion: photography. On August 3, 2010 I combined my passions for writing and photography in my second blog Mountain Manna Devotionals.In my first Joyful Altitude post, Joy 7,522 Feet Above Sea Level, I wrote: "I started this blog in an effort to hone my writing skills, as well as journal my life in Estes Park, Colorado...a high altitude location." I didn't realize then how much God would teach me through blogging and that through it He would encourage others in their faith walk. Nor did I dream that He would open doors for my writing to reach outside cyberland. I take none of the credit or the glory. It all belongs to my Savior Jesus Christ. Without Him I would not have the freedom (both spiritual and emotional) to live and write the way I do.Dennis and I are very blessed to be able to do what we love.We are surrounded by God's beautiful creation.Wildlife visits us daily.Sunrises like this one inspire me to worship our Creator. Dennis and I are on a joyful journey together. Following God and allowing Him to work through us. We're not perfect. Far from it. But we have an awesome God who loves us and teaches us every day.
A Joyful Cottage is located at
300 E. Elkhorn Avenue, Suite #304
in downtown Estes Park, Colorado.
Just steps from River Walk.
Stop by if you're in the neighborhood. :)