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 […]

Curing the Gimmies: Giving Kids the Gift of Charity


  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 […]

Gift Guide for Tween Boys for Birthdays and Holidays

Gift Guide for Tween Boys

This post has been written by my nine year-old. Well, narrated to me and I cleaned up his grammar… slightly. His birthday is tomorrow and he will finally be in the double digits! He gave me a list a mile long of various video games and toys he wanted and I assume most boys his […]

Tasty Tuesday: Iced Oatmeal Cookies

oatmeal cookies

Now that it’s officially December, it’s time for decorating and baking tasty treats! This week I will be rocking my Christmas playlist and baking these scrumptious cookies to nosh on while the family trims the tree together. They are easily made in a food processor or a stand mixer, and the recipe makes LOTS. Plenty […]


Royal Gorge Santa Express

    This year, the Santa Express Train will kick off its run to the North Pole by hosting 700 children and adults from Starlight Children’s Foundation, Fremont County Department of Human Services and Starpoint, in Canon City, for a special sneak preview event Thursday, November 21. This spectacular 1.5 hour ride through Colorado’s Royal […]

Colorado Ballet’s 53rd Annual Production of The Nutcracker


Colorado Ballet presents the 53rd annual production of The Nutcracker at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.  The holidays are not complete until you join them for this seasonal favorite featuring unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, classic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This dazzling spectacle of glittering snowflakes and shimmering sugarplums will transport […]

This Holiday’s Most Wanted Toys & A New App That Makes Shopping Easier!


Last week I attended the Holiday Showcase in New York City. As always the event was the highlight of my travel all year! What could be better, good friends, great companies and TOYS! With three boys in the house, I made a bee line for LeapFrog, LEGO and Jazwares. I’ll explain why in a […]

Safeway is Making Me Look GOOD This Holiday Season! #SafewayHoliday

Gooey Butter Cake #SafewayHoliday

I love Safeway, you know this, I know this, so naturally when they want to send me free food I’m all over that! They didn’t expect me to deliver such amazeballs food, enticing instagrams, witty tweets and an amazing post to show it all off, but I’m sure they’re happy. 😉

5 Quick Knitting Patterns That Make Great Christmas Gifts

5 Quick Holiday Knits

If you are like me, you wait until the last possible minute to think of something fun to make for family and friends. I can’t very well start a blanket that will take me a month to knit with just weeks to go before the Holidays. I’ve got to think smaller.   Here are 5 […]

Honeybaked Ham Now Has Pop-Up Stores in King Soopers! {Plus a Giveaway!}

Honeybaked Ham Giveaway

Thanksgiving and Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a holiday Ham! I can never seem to cook one properly and with all of the sides to prepare, who has time for it?! 99% of the time I leave it up to Honeybaked Ham. In fact, the past 3 Easters and Christmases alone I’ve said forget […]

The 2012 ColoradoMoms Holiday Toy Guide

2012 Holiday Toy Guide by

Hot off the presses! We have scoured toy stores, researched websites, stalked the UPS man, stayed up past bedtime, all to bring you this years list of the MUST HAVE toys of the season. From infant to teenagers, boys and girls alike will love our list and beg for these toys.   Click here to […]

Made in Colorado – 2011 Holiday Gift Guide


Made in Colorado 2011 Holiday Gift Guide   This year I thought it would be great to feature some local businesses in a gift guide. I, for one, love to support local business, especially ones started by moms. Whether it’s selling crafty items on etsy or owning a wine bar (um, hello! Wine!), Moms are […]

Kindergartener+American Girl Doll = Generous Donations

the tenley project american girl dolls

If you live in the Denver area and haven’t heard about Tenley, you either don’t watch TV or frequent facebook. This little girl sparked a donation sensation after she decided that the American Girl doll she had saved up for a long time for, should go to a sick child at Children’s Hospital. After posting […]

‘Tis the Season, but where are the sales?


I should be considered and Olympic Shopper. I can hunt sales and get deals better than ever before. I’ve gotten half off (or more) just about everything I buy since the beginning of time… Until this shopping season. Before Black Friday hit, I scoured the secretly uploaded ads, hunted down websites, searched for coupon codes […]