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Hi-five to breakfast

Since we got such a late start on this project last month, we didn’t really get as much done as would have liked to with the Hi-five to spring, oh well, moving on to May. This month our theme is Hi-five to breakfast! So I’ve put together a bunch of cool little signs to promote my favorite meal of the day. But to my sister and I, breakfast is more than just cramming your face full of pancakes and orange juice. When I think of breakfast, or pancakes for that matter, I think of my childhood and going to visit my dad on the weekends. I always enjoyed Saturday mornings because he’d make us a 10″ thick stack of pancakes and he always made sure to warm up the syrup (key for a successful bite). Watching the butter melt as you spread it over the warm pancakes and always dousing it with way more syrup than you needed. My mom made some pretty darn good pancakes, but my dad was just the king when it came to preparing a hearty breakfast.

My dad always used Bisquick, however today, I’m an Aunt Jemima fan. Always use milk, never water, and be sure to add in some vanilla, a touch of sugar, and keep the batter thin. That’ll keep the pancakes nice and moist.

Today I made some 10″x5″ signs out of max metal and black vinyl. I rounded the corners off as well. My friend and fellow designer Phil owns a little sign shop here in Colorado Springs called Two Moon Innovations. I went through all his scrap max metal, not just to save money but to also reduce waste. I knew that most of that scrap was going to sit around forever or get tossed out. I was going to be making quite a few of these signs so it was important to keep my cost down. Weeding vinyl always sucks, especially when you’re dealing with tiny details. The smaller lettering on these is 1/4″ tall, so quite the headache at times. So I made some cool signs, reused some old shit, and made use of my skill set. Pretty successful day. Just gotta go stick these up around town!


There is no goal for this project nor is there an end date. This is and always will be a continuing effort to learn and to grow.

To get involved in this project and start impacting your community, please contact us at (719) 210-8384 or email us at me(at)hi-fivedesign.com

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Sustainable Living – Old Colorado City

While cruising the Schwinn around my neighborhood, I ran into several neighbors who are doing their part to maintain a sustainable life style. All of them had some sort of fresh crops growing in their yards, some even had chickens and goats. Love Old Colorado City, hi-five to my neighbors.

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Field House Brewery – Colorado Springs

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Field House Brewery is an up and coming brewery based in downtown Colorado Springs. They offer a variety of delicious beers, including a gluten-free lineup. We also offer free wifi, and killer food from local food trucks on a regular basis.

Our food truck schedule:
Tuesdays – Bite Me Sausage 4pm-8pm
Wednesdays – Global Grub Truck 4pm-8pm
Thursdays – Merken 4pm-8pm
Fridays – Good Golly Grub Trolley 5pm-9pm
Saturday – TBD
Sunday – TBD

If we don’t have a food truck for whatever reason, we always have McCabe’s menus. You are welcome to order food from them and they will run it over to the brewery for you(cash only). You can also bring in food from wherever else you’d like! Hi-five to friends, family and local brew.

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Address: 521 S. Tejon St – Colorado Springs, Colorado 80903

Urban Steam – Coffee Bar and Cafe

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While cruising on the Schwinn yesterday I ran across this cool coffee bar just southwest of downtown. Urban Steam Coffee Bar and Cafe is an awesome spot if you’re looking for an exceptional cup of coffee and a laid back atmosphere. They offer a killer food menu as well as a fully stocked bar. This definitely isn’t the typical scene you might catch in downtown Colorado Springs. As Kelly Bubach, owner and visionary for Urban Steam would say, “we’re looking for customers who give a hoot about life”. If you come by on a Friday or Saturday night you’re most likely going to walk into a packed venue with a live band. There’s also some amazing artwork from local artists. So hop on your bike and ride on down to Urban steam for espresso, waffles, whiskey and of course good times.

Address: 1025 S. Sierra Madre – Colorado Springs, CO 80903

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Hi-five to the Simple Life – New Art Project

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I’m currently working on a new art project titled Hi-five to the Simple Life. This project is designed to remind folks of the simple joys in life, those small things that really put a smile on your face, like a good cup of coffee or a bike ride with your girlfriend. I think that sometimes we forget to pay attention to those simple pleasures. I try my best to really embrace them, lose myself in them and hold on them for as long as I can. There’s no need to go chasing diamonds, you’re more likely to find happiness a little closer to home. Cheers, Chris

Hi-five to the Camper Life

Hi-five to the simple life. Hi-five to the modest home. Hi-five to the tiny house. Hi-five to the camper life. To me, living in a home of this magnitude is the way to go. What else do you really need to live comfortably? A small plot of land and few flower pots seems reasonable to me.

There’s something to be said about a simple camper life. The open road, the adventure, the uncertainty, the curiosity and the freedom of course. I’ve always wanted to take a trip down to Chile, what better way to get there than by the camper life. That seems like a very well grounded life to me. What more would I really need, besides my dog of course. I’ m headed off to Europe in May for three months with my sister. I’m curious to see where my head will be when I get back home.

I’m not very good at being organized or paying bills, let alone taxes. Maintaining a stable job with a stable income, for what purpose? But then again I don’t really like working much anyways. I’d rather sit around and doodle, day dream about nothing of importance and play with my Rottweiler. Maybe I’ll run across a pretty girl on the same path as me. Either way, a good life so I’ve been told. So hi-five to the camper life.vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art vintage camper, retro camper, antique camper, 1960s camper, 1970s camper, old school camper, camper art

Hi-five to the Modest House

Hi-five to the simple life. Hi-five to the modest home. Hi-five to the tiny house. To me, living in a home of this magnitude is the way to go. What else do you really need to live comfortably? A small plot of land and few flower pots seems reasonable to me. Hi-five to you Marcy Miller.

 

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Architect Macy Miller had a big idea: Build an eco-friendly home that’s within her budget.

After dealing with a messy foreclosure, the 30-year-old sought a way to have a place of her own while avoiding the mortgage trap. Her solution: Build a micro home.

“I wanted a way to escape dependency on banks without being a ‘renter,'” the Idaho resident told Yahoo in an email. “I like having my own space to make my own, which is difficult to do without taking out a large mortgage.”

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Macy Miller sitting at desk in her tiny house. Click image for slideshow of her tiny house.

Miller began to build a 196-square-foot house in 2011, right on a flatbed truck. The cost: $11,400. The handy Miller did most of the work herself, with advice from her friends and father as needed.

Miller did need some extra help last August: While working on her roof, she fell and broke her foot and her back in two places. She says she has since recovered from her injuries.

The house, finally finished this summer, is parked in an empty lot in a downtown Boise neighborhood. It is connected to the power grid and has potable water. Miller keeps warm with radiant-heat floors. When nature calls, she has an environmentally friendly composting toilet, which requires sawdust instead of water. No need to hook into a septic system.

Miller is settling in for her first winter in the cozy home with her 100-pound Great Dane, Denver, and her baby-to-be: She is pregnant and due in March.

Although she and her boyfriend live separately, she said, “We spend most of our time together in the house cooking dinners or hanging out and it accommodates two people and a dog very well.” She adds that she plans to stay in her mini house even after her baby is born.

“The fact is that babies (and big people) don’t need a lot of ‘things,'” Miller told Yahoo. “The tiny house has everything we need, nothing less, nothing more.”

The space itself has a surprising number of amenities. There’s a king-size bed, an oversize shower, a fully-functioning kitchen, including a double-basin sink, oven, and stove, plus a living room area with seating for two, a washer and dryer — and plenty of storage.

There’s another upside: cheap living. Noting that expenses amount to only about $250 a month, Miller said she is able to live — and save — in her tiny home until she builds her next, slightly bigger, small home.

“It will afford me a way to work much less and spend more time with my daughter,” Miller said. In a few years, Miller hopes to build a 600-square-foot cabin in the woods. “I have a plan in the works for a different kind of sustainable small home.”

– Yahoo News

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