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With spring on the horizon it’s a great time to start cleaning out the corners, closets and cabinets. It’s been 10 years since we last moved. We’ve add three more people to our family and with all their stuff, I’m ready to move with two suitcases and leave it all behind. Before I take such drastic measures, I’m setting some rules.

Inspired by 40 Bags in 40 Days, join me for a three part series as I chronicle the declutter of my family, Team Jones. First, I’ve establish The Rules. I’ve broken them down into three sections: Reframing Clutter, Organizing, Hard Limits, Survival Tools.

Somehow I got myself into this place, so first I took a look on the inside to see where I could de-clutter my habits.

Reframing Clutter

1) The High Price of

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february Denver events 2015

Colorado's winter offers so much to do. From Leadville to Longmont and everywhere in between, here are some of 2015's best Colorado winter events.

Forbidden Broadway – Denver Theaterboulder events feb 2015

  • Now Through March 1, 2015
  • Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!
  • The award winning, fall-down funny roast of Broadway.

Benediction – Denver Theater

  • Now Through March 1, 2015
  • Benediction is a powerful drama about three souls searching for meaningful connections despite separation, loneliness and the race against time on the Colorado plains. 

Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century

  • Now Though March 15, 2015 - Denver Art Museum
  • The exhibition features an assortment of jewelry, timepieces and precious objects produced between 1900
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BoulderHomeSource supports local animal shelters like Boulder Humane Society. We would love to share your story of rescue. Contact us at gfuqua@homesincolorado.com to share your furry rescue story.

This story comes from BoulderHomeSource agent Barb Passalacaqua. Barb volunteers weekly at the Boulder Humane Society and has great ideas for successfully showing homes with pets.

"As a long time, committed volunteer if Boulder Valley Humane Society, I help take care of all of the wonderful dogs who are up for adoption every week.

One day I walked a dog who was a mess:  he was an 8 year old obese Chocolate Lab who was recovering from kennel cough, ear infections and a tick infestation.  Even with all these problems, he was incredibly sweet and had a

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Boulder County’s inventory is low, making it a seller’s market. With fewer homes for sale, sellers are in the best position to negotiate not only the price of their home, but the terms of their contract making it a great time to sell. Even if you are looking to relocate later in the year, now may be the perfect time to put your home on the market. Here are a few scenarios to help you decide.

Scenario 1: You’re moving out of Boulder County

Even if your move is planned for later in the year, putting your house on the market now may be the perfect move. Selling early in the year means less competition later from spring sellers. This makes it very likely your home will sell before you move, alleviating the worry of two mortgages.

Scenario 2: We

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Dinner and a movie can be fun, but really impress your Valentine with one of these romantic dates. 

Sip and Savor

Beer Tooth Beer Tour - Saturday, February 14th 1-5pm

Craft beer tasting & tour including Upslope, Fate and West Flander's Breweries.  

Boulder Brew Walking Tour- Saturday, February 14th 3-5pm

If you prefer, they offer driving and private tours as well. 

JL Distilling Tasting Room - Thursday to Saturday 12pm till 10pm, Sunday 12pm till 6pm

Sample their spirits or order one of their fine hand-made cocktails. 

Bookcliff Vineyards Tasting & Touring, Thursday – Sunday 1:00pm to 6:00pm

This local favorite is sure to be a hit with any wine lover. Wine and Valentines...how can you go wrong?

Show Off Your Romantic

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An article authored by Steve Goldstein and re-printed in part for you by Warren Williams.

According to WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Colorado saw the fastest rate of house-price growth last year  in the nation, according to CoreLogic data released Tuesday.

CoreLogic reported home-price growth in December that slipped 0.1% on the month, to take the year-on-year move to 5%. CoreLogic was measuring single-family homes, including distressed properties like foreclosures and short sales.

At 8.4%, Colorado saw the strongest growth, followed closely by Texas at 7.8% and New York at 7.6%.

This report by CoreLogic seems to match the data which I posted last month for CO at around 9% through November of 2014.

With housing values on the increase and

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Only 3 lots remain in Boulder’s hottest new home development, TrailCrossing at Lee Hill. All other lots are under contract or have multiple reservations. Thank you for your continued interest in this exciting project.

As you can see from the photos, work is moving ahead very quickly. Lot foundations are being dug and poured. New utility poles are being installed and many of the walkways, curbs and gutters are installed. 

More finish samples arrive daily. We are really getting a idea for what the completed homes will feel like inside now that we have cabinet, appliance, paint, and plumbing fixture options available for review. And the options are gorgeous!

With a great consumer rating and longstanding reputation for providing the highest

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kids in boulder co

It’s not that I didn’t have a great childhood. I didn't walk uphill both ways to school or anything. I had a pretty typical east coast upbringing.  Kids these days do have a lot on their plates, but for crying out loud, it’s good to be a kid in Boulder CO. 

1) Maker Boulder maker boulder

Maker Boulder just held their Mini Maker Faire event this weekend and they knocked it out of the park. Mackintosh Academy sponsored a booth were kids used drills, 2x4s and other material to make their own catapults. Google showed off the latest in 3D printing. There were drones, LEGOS, rockets and so much more. When I was a kid we had LEGOs and rockets, but a 3D printer was called a replicator and was only on Star Trek.

2) Rock Climbing

If you want, walk to the base of

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Cyndy Hinkelman

Exactly one year ago today I had total hip replacement surgery on my right hip. After years of being in pain, pretty darn debilitating pain, and limited ability to do the things I love to do - skiing, hiking, biking, yoga, dancing (oh yeah!), camping/rafting and even walking, & after much pondering (procrastination?), I finally decided it was time. Time to fix my worn out hip that was bone-on-bone and had no more cushy ligaments or cartilage left, the result of 15 years of teaching high-impact aerobics (many using heavy hands) and years of power-hiking up and running down the vertically challenging Boulder trails like Mt. Sanitas and Royal Arch.Cyndy Hinkelman

On January 29, 2014 I was anxiously ready for the installation of my new hip. I arrived at the hospital,

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We know life is good here in Colorado and so does the nation. Check out some of rankings that put Colorado ahead of the pack.

  • 4 of the top 10 Cites With The Largest Homes are in Colorado: Co. Springs (3), Boulder (6) Greeley (7), Ft. Collins (8) according to 24/7 Wall St
  • Colorado ranks as the 7th Happiest State according to Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index
  • Colorado is #4 Most Educated State according to data complied by Bloomburg:  36% of CO residents have a bachelor degree or higher
  • Colorado is #8 Healthiest State according to Health.com (we got knocked down a peg for binge drinking, no seriously!)
  • Colorado is #5 Most Active State with 69% reporting they exercised 3 times a week or more
  • Colorado is home to 6th richest county
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