#StirItUp with Marley Coffee

Marley Coffee Denver Colorado

Colorado is known for some pretty amazing companies. Some of my favorites are Udi’s, Chipotle and now, Marley Coffee. (Note all my favorites have to do with food and drink… hmmm) Marley Coffee recently invited myself and a few of my favorite bloggers to their headquarters in Denver to learn about them, their upcoming products […]

Christmas Light Viewing: A Guide to the Best of the Metro Area

Photo Credit Emily Vanek

Did you know? Many historians believe the tradition of outdoor holiday lights began right here in Denver in 1914, with one D.D. Sturgeon (of Denver’s Sturgeon Electric Company) decking out his pine tree with electric lights into red and green paint, to bring his ill grandson some Christmas cheer.  Some of the best memories I have from […]

Bonefish Grill Gift Certificate for Coloradomoms.com Readers!

The Fresh Fish Experts at Bonefish Grill are continuing to celebrate the holiday season in a big way by offering a $10 gift to you and your readers now through December 30.   While you’re there, savor our decadent dishes from our new Colossal Winter Menu featuring favorites like Lobster Stuffed Shrimp with a creamy […]

Bonefish Grill’s New COLOSSAL Menu

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Every year before Christmas, my hubby and I take a night out to reconnect before the chaos, and we use it as a “meeting” to lay out our holiday budget, what are we getting for whom, where are we going on which day…basically all the little details that get lost in the shuffle! It’s a […]

Tasty Tuesday: Brussels Sprouts Your Kids Will LOVE (no, really!)

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I’m told that when I was a real little kid, I loved Brussels sprouts. But only the way that my great-aunt made them which involved frying them in vast amounts of bacon fat. Turns out, she was way ahead of her time, because that’s a thing now. Gone are the days of boiled-till-they’re-gray, mushy, bitter, blah […]

Shop Small This Saturday, November 29

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As I’m typing this, I’m watching my Facebook feed fill up with pictures and status updates from my friends who are already out there shopping on Black Friday. Some of them have been at since they finished eating Thanksgiving dinner! I don’t fault them–I just can’t do it. There’s not a discount deep enough to […]

Radio Shack Black Friday Deals and #GiftSmart Ideas

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My boys and I are tech geeks so we love a trip to Radio Shack to play with the RC cars, check out smartphone accessories and test drive speakers and headphones. My oldest is a Lamborghini fanatic, middle loves anything to do with video games and youngest boy is selfie obsessed. There is always something […]

Introducing AT&T’s New $45 GoPhone Rate & A SmartPhone #Giveaway!

AT&T GoPhone Freedom Kit Giveaway Prize

We recently switched from another provider to AT&T. I had written about the GoPhone over the summer and was so impressed with the service and coverage, we moved the whole family over to their family rate plan. We have been extremely happy with the service and I love how we have double the data of […]

Thanksgiving Recipe Round-up & Grocery Deals Guide {Free Printable}

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This is it! The weekend that everyone starts preparing for the holiday ahead. We’ll be busy sprucing up our homes, firing up our ovens for lots of baking, and of course cleaning out the fridge to make room for all those leftovers! I’m off the hook for hosting this year, and I’m excited to spend the […]

Tasty Tuesday: Anything-But-Basic Biscotti

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I bought myself an early Christmas present. My husband hates that I do this, but it happens every year. I find something I really want, tell him to put it on his list, and then go out and buy it myself because I CAN’T WAIT! I’ve been wanting an espresso machine of my very own, […]

Curing the Gimmies: Giving Kids the Gift of Charity

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  Every year around this time, there’s a nasty virus that goes around. It affects nearly every kid, it’s highly contagious, and even though many adults are immune, some of them still catch it. Symptoms include whining, complaining, and even tantrums. The dreaded Gimmies.  “Gimme a light-up Razor scooter!” “Gimme more Skylanders!” “Gimme a new […]

Tasty Tuesday: Chocolate Mayonnaise Cupcakes

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I have a special affinity for “vintage” recipes. Especially those intended to use up pantry staples, rather than rely on expensive things like eggs, butter, and cream. And even though I LOVE cakes, I really don’t like baking them too often because of the work involved. All the dishes–yuck!  This is a classic Southern recipe […]

Fashion Friday How to Wear It: Fall Trends Edition!

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We’re officially well into fall now, with icy weather approaching! So after being spoiled with a few extra weeks of warm temps, I think I can safely break out the boots, sweaters, and jackets.  I’m really excited about this year’s fashion trends. I’ve been lucky enough to attend a handful of fashion shows and events, […]

Help Change the Face of Child Hunger #ShareAMeal

Unilever Project Sunlight Share a Meal

It’s about to get heavy here on the blog. 1 in 5 children are unaware where their next meal is coming from. One. In. Five. That’s not in a third world country either. That’s on American soil. Rural towns, busy cities, sleep suburbs. 16 million kids struggle with hungry. Let me say that again too. […]

Daffodils For Heather: Why We Need to Talk About the S Word

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  When I was in the eighth grade and my little sister was in sixth, I’d wait by my locker at the end of the day for her and her friend, Heather-a bubbly, dark-haired girl with a contagious smile-to finish making their daily social rounds so that we could leave. Those two girls were positively attached […]

Tasty Tuesday: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (the right way!)

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  I always suspected I was doing something wrong when I’d try to roast pumpkin seeds every year. They’d always seem to come out rubbery, instead of crunchy and nutty. Plus there was that whole nasty task of separating the seeds from the pulp. So when the kids asked if I’d roast their seeds after […]