Ramblings Beyond Real Estate

Sometimes we wake up with ideas and thoughts outside of real estate.   I know crazy!!

You never know what you might come across...  Enjoy!!

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Breakout your horn-rimmed glasses and pocket protectors because it pays (literally) to be a geek in Boulder. 

1) Maker Faire Boulder

It's like the best show and tell for Front Range Geeks. For all ages, Maker Faire Boulder is  sure to be a hit showcasing everything for the the hacker, tinkerer, woodworker, silversmith, coder, drone pilot, baker and candlestick maker! Go to http://makerfaireboulder.com/ to get your tickets for the event held 1/31/15-2/1/15 at Boulder County Fairgrounds.

2) #1 Most Educated Town

 24/7 Wall St ranked Boulder as the most educated city in America, so you'll have plenty of geeks to game with on a Saturday night. With over 58.5% of adults having attained at least a bachelor’s degree and over 15% with a Master's

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Christmas movie quiz

Love Christmas movies? Test your knowledge with our Christmas Movie Quiz. 

1. What Christmas movie with this quote originally had Jim Carrey cast as the lead?

"Santa! Oh my God! Santa's coming! Santa's coming! I know him!"

2. What classic film from 1946 did this quote come from?

"All you can take with you is that which you've given away."

3. Based on a popular children's book what movie features this quote?

"Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can't see."

4. Which remade Christmas movie contains this great quote?

"Maybe Christmas doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more."

5. Can you name the movie with this famous tree?

"I never thought it was

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Share-A-Gift needs your help! Time is running out before the December 16th deadline. We humbly ask you to help the local children of Boulder Valley this holiday season who are less fortunate. You can donate new or gently used toys, books at any of our drop off locations. See here for a map to the location nearest you. If you prefer to make a cash donation please go to the website http://www.shareagift.org. 

We are so blessed to have homes in Boulder, Colorado where the majority of us have a warm place to rest our head, plenty of food and can celebrate the end of the year by sharing gifts with our loved ones. Not all Boulder families are so fortunate. Share-A-Gift spans the gap between those more fortunate and those still in need. Hundreds of

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The week before Thanksgiving my son’s second grade teacher asked him to write a gratitude list. Unlike most weekends when the Friday Folder sits in the backpack until I frantically realize he hasn’t done his homework, he proudly pulls it out wearing a wide grin, still toothless as his front two teeth are slow coming in. Standing at the bus stop, I noticed the bright blue sky above reflected in his wide hazel eyes. He was positively beaming.

My son is the non-fiction sort, so I expected dinosaurs, volcanos, maybe Pokemon. I cautiously hoped to see something about our family (praying it wouldn’t be one of those embarrassing moments that ends with a call from the school and me saying something like “No, our kids don’t cut the heads off turkeys before

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'Tis the season for hanging off the roof to add a little holiday sparkle to the long winter nights. Before you pull a Clark Griswald, check out these holiday lighting tips.

1. What Color Lights Should You Use?

Color, multi-color and white lights can all have a place in your winter wonderland scene. White or multi-colored lights are the best choice for hanging on your home. Single colored lights feature best on trees, shrubs, fences and posts. Colors can add a real pop to your winterscape. An all green tree next to an all red tree adds interest and makes the glow from the light more magical.

2. Buy the Right Type of Lights

Buy lights with a female adaptor at one end and a male adaptor at the other. This way you can connect strings to make

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It's October and that means...it's Octoberfest. Denver celebrated last weekend, but if you missed it more celebrations are this Saturday. Scroll down for dates and locations.

Berthoud, CO - October 4, 2014 -11am-6pm at Fickel Park - Details

Castle Rock, CO - October 4, 2014 - 11am-7pm Downtown Castle Rock - Details

Niwot - October 4, 2014 - 11am -9pm Cotton Square - Details

Enjoy these photos from Denver's Octoberfest. Good beer, good times!

 

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The Denver Post recently announced Quentin Tarantino will film his entire next feature "Hateful Eight" in Colorado. As photogenic as Colorado is, naturally it has been the setting for many famous Hollywood films. Can you guess the title of these films? Scroll down for the answers.

1. Based on a best selling novel, this apocalyptic fantasy begins on the east coast as most of the population is decimated by plague. Many of the remaining survivors find their way west to make a new home in Boulder, Colorado.

2. Written, directed and starred in by Woody Allen, in this science fiction comedy Woody's character is frozen and brought back to life 200 years later.

3. In this romantic comedy, Jennifer Garner's character looks for comfort following the

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"A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself." 
― Laura Gilpin   One of the Smith family's favorite summer activities is rafting, camping and playing on "the river" ... any river that has whitewater!  We just spent six glorious days and nights on the Green River in Utah, and what a perfect way to start the summer.   Floating down the river while taking in nature's spectacular beauty including beautiful canyon rocks and walls, hiking historical sites where Butch Cassidy and the Hole in the Wall Gang used to hang out, swimming in natural spring water, camping on sandy beaches, and falling asleep to the rushing sound of the water, were some of the pleasures we experienced while on the river.  We hope you enjoy a…
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Picture Courtesy of Boulder Book Store

Boulder is home to many published authors, and with such an inspirational setting it is easy to see why they have been so successful. Whether you want to read about the city or just pick up a summer read from a local author, you will find a little bit of everything from Boulder authors. Here are some of our favorite books from writers that call Boulder home.

The Six-Minute Marathon: A Guide to Life as a Lawyer by Andrew Hartman -This local author is the director of the Experiential Learning Program at the School of Law on the University of Colorado Campus. The book provides plenty of anecdotes of success and failure and plenty of advice about how to cope with being a lawyer.

Colorado's Iceman and the

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