Black Knife Bakery

Have you ever went around trying a bunch of the same product from different places to find the best one? If so, we would enjoy hanging out (eating) together. If not, I did it for you and, in this specific case, for macarons. I’ve tried many macarons from different places and I found faults with most of them. Like, I love macarons but they are SO EASY to mess up. And apparently I’m, how would you say it in French?, très picky.

I tried macarons from local bakeries, Costco, Whole Foods, random dessert menus while out to eat. They were all either too crunchy, somehow simultaneously too crunch and too chewy, or just downright disgusting. (Seriously, I tried a mango one that in turn tried my gag reflex.) I even tried some from an actual French import store which weren’t bad…but still not the best.

Then I found Black Knife Bakery and holy macaron-i (see what I did there?) they are AMAZING! Every year I order a classic flavor dozen of the coconut cream pie flavor to share with myself for my birthday. They are the perfect amount of chewy and melt in your mouth and I would lay my life on the line for that filling. But there are so many cool flavors in addition to the “normal” ones. I mean, blueberry lavender matcha? Fruity Pebbles?! Every month there is a new variety box you can order with multiple different flavors to try. AND you can order for tons of events (they can even be airbrushed!): corporate events, gifts, parties, Netflix binging. I ordered several dozen for my wedding! They are also priced fairly (plus bigger than “normal” macarons) and 100% worth your money.

Go to Deviny at Blank Knife Bakery for your macarons. You will not regret it – these are seriously so good and my favorite dessert! And check out all the pretty pics on Black Knife Instagram too!


Fit Theorem Northglenn

Never in my life did I think I’d be in kickboxing classes. If I’m being totally honest I kind of just assumed I’d wake up knowing how to roundhouse one day and I’d be set. Instead, I workout at Fit Theorem in Northglenn and it’s the best thing about that city. (Besides my favorite steakhouse that sits in the same shopping center.)

This is a 45/50-ish minute class that kicks my ass every time I take it but I LOVE IT. I recently tried to check out another gym when my FT membership ended and it…did not go well. So I’m back. I’m all about efficiency when working out – I do not want to be in a gym for hours. This gives me exactly that, and if you sign up for unlimited classes (and if you’re insane) you can even take multiple classes a day if 45 minutes somehow is too easy for you. Get your cardio and your weights in at the same time!

PLUS, this is super fun. The coaches are great. They push you. They make jokes. The are knowledgeable. They never make fun of me when I show up with a RedBull. (And if I tell them my husband knocked the bag over with a front kick and tried to cover it up so he wouldn’t have to do burpees they make him do the burpees. Lol sucker.)

Here’s a link to my gym specifically – there are multiple locations though, so check that before you get too sad that I was bragging about how I can do a roundhouse and you can’t attend the gym.
*This is not a paid ad, I just really like it here. But still maybe mention Kate sent you and they might give me a pass on pushups or something. 😉 *

Proof I can do a roundhouse.