Score a Free Cup of Joe on National Coffee Day!

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Oh Coffee, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways! Whether it’s freshly ground and brewed in my kitchen every morning, an afternoon drive through pick-me-up, or an espresso with dessert at a nice restaurant…it’s just soooo good! Any time, any way, I love the stuff.  So you know I’ll be celebrating by […]

Ballet and The Bard: Colorado Ballet Presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

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I’ve always loved Shakespeare’s comedies the best. There’s always a love triangle, often a magic spell or two, and the master of words crafted the dialogue with lots of satire, puns, and innuendos. But without the Bard’s unique phrasing, rhyming, and double entendres, would a classic story be any good without any words at all?  My […]

7 Steps to Perfect Portraits {Tutorial}

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Up until a few years ago, I was a sucker for school portraits. I’d buy the big package to make sure every family member got their pick of 3x5s and wallets. At $45 a pop times 2 girls, I felt the sting in my pocketbook just a bit, but that’s just what good parents do, […]

Lowes & Habitat for Humanity – Giving Back in Denver

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I had the unique opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers  who worked together in September to revitalize a home in the Globeville neighborhood in Denver. Lowe’s awarded Habitat a $70,000 grant to help complete the project. Volunteers from both organizations teamed up with community members to install […]

LeapFrog LeapBand Giveaway & Exclusive Interview w/Mia Hamm #FitMadeFun

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I recently got a chance to interview soccer and Olympic legend, Mia Hamm while she was working on the LeapFrog LeapBand campaign to get kids outdoors and active. I asked her questions about her work with special needs kids specifically (‘natch). I was so touched she took the time to answer my questions so thoughtfully! […]

Tipsy Tuesday: Perfect Pink Grapefruit Paloma

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I love my wine and craft beer for sure. But every now and then, the occasion calls for a mixed drink. I’m always looking for lesser-known cocktails to add to my repertoire, and the Paloma is one of my favorites. While it’s long been a favorite drink south of the border, here in the US […]

9 Best Bets for Back to School Bargains

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I’m a bit of a slacker when it comes to buying fall clothes for my kiddos. I prefer to wait until it’s actually fall–hard to get in the sweater-buying mood when it’s 95 degrees out! But with so many retailers offering deals right now, it’s tempting to buy ALL THE THINGS. So, I set out […]

Help Teachers Earn School Supplies with @GreatClips #GreatList

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It’s no mystery that teachers often pay for many of their classroom supplies out of their own pockets. With constant budget cuts, lack of funding and over stretched families, teachers are left to pick up the pieces to fill their classrooms with much needed every day supplies. Great Clips is trying to help both teachers […]

Brita Recalls over 240,000 Children’s Water Bottles

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  RECALL Brita hard-sided water filter bottle for kids Hazard: The lid can break into pieces with sharp points, posing a laceration hazard   Consumer Contact: Call Brita at (800) 926-2065 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or go to www.brita.com and click “Safety Recall” for more information. Recall Details Units About 242,500 […]

Tasty Tuesday: Summer Bing Cherry Pie

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My husband and I are coming up on an anniversary in a couple of weeks, and to celebrate I will be making him his very favorite dessert–cherry pie. I can’t think of too many things better than warm pie and melty vanilla ice cream, especially when it’s made with fresh seasonal fruit! We LOVE bing […]

5 Things You Must Do Before Summer Ends

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The dog days are (almost) over. Some Colorado schools are already back in session, and the rest are counting down the days!  We have two weeks left, and we still have a lot of items on our Summer Wish List that we’ve yet to check off. Here’s our top 5. Try to fit a few […]

5 Pick-Your-Own Farms on the Front Range

Photo used with permission from Pikes Peak Urban Gardens & Harlan Wolfe ranch

    As summer winds down, harvest time picks up at farms and orchards across the state. Colorado is probably best known for Olathe Sweet Corn, Rocky Ford melons, Palisade peaches, and Grand Junction wine grapes. But you don’t have to travel to the Western Slope–there are plenty of small farm operations just a short drive […]

7 Ways Kidz Bop Makes it Okay for Kids to Sing Inappropriate Songs

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Ahhhhh Kidz Bop. Since 2001 you have been delighting the ears of tweens. Consequently, you have been making their parent’s ears bleed and minds go numb. Not just the nasally singing/screeching, but also the song choices. Now, let me just put it out there, my kids listen to songs that most parents would probably not […]

Tasty Tuesday: Bacon Avocado Ranch Potato Salad featuring Noosa Yoghurt

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Y’all know how much I love yoghurt–I use it in so many things from baked goods to salad dressings, and I often replace other dairy ingredients such as butter, sour cream, milk, or cream cheese with it. My tummy seems to handle yoghurt (full of good-for-you probiotics that help digestion) much better than other dairy, […]