March 2013

Found 20 blog entries for March 2013.

So, what are you doing to celebrate Easter tomorrow in Colorado? If you have no plans, we highly suggest waking up before the crack of dawn and heading to Red Rocks Amphitheater for their Easter Sunrise Service.  This service is a Colorado tradition regardless of your denomination!  Thousands of people from all over the Front Range area, will make their way into Morrison during the wee hours of Easter to gather and celebrate.  Because of this service's special surroundings, many people find it to be a magical experience, which brings them back year after year.

Red Rocks Sunrise Easter ServiceAt the Red Rocks Sunrise Easter Service, you will see a hugely diverse community of people gathering to celebrate everything they are grateful for, praying for their loved ones, and asking for

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Homeward Bound is a “farm to table style event” that is created by Pottery Barn.  Known for being a blast, this year's Homeward Bound event will feature a live bluegrass band called the Moonshiners, premium liquors, farm fresh produce, and culinary expertise of local chefs and catering companies. But the fun doesn’t stop with eating, drinking and dancing; there will also be a live and silent auction featuring tons of local goodies.Do you have a special place in your heart for animals?  If so, we would like to invite you to participate in the Longmont Humane Society’s Homeward Bound Fundraiser that is taking place April 4th, 2013.  This awesome event is the largest benefit the Longmont Humane Society hosts each year and is always a lot of fun.  If you

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Support EFAAWho are the people in need of food and shelter? They are your Boulder area neighbors, your friends and your co-workers. In 2011, 21% of Boulder County families earned under $25,000 per year, 41% of families with a single mother lived in poverty, and a staggering one in five households with children ran out of money to buy food. Lost jobs and decreased wages are two of the top reasons why people in our community are in such need. Twelve thousand adults in Boulder County are officially unemployed and several thousand are underemployed. We encounter these people every day, but are we really seeing them for the struggles that they encounter?

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) is a non-profit organization that was established in Boulder County

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Are you buying a home for the first time and feel a little confused about the whole process? Here are our top tips that every first time homebuyer should know before making an offer on a property.

First Time Homebuyers

One of the first things most new homebuyers do, is establish a budget.  When doing so, it is important to remember that there are several items you will have to account for besides your monthly mortgage payment.  It is really important to consider things like utilities, property taxes, repairs, homeowners association fees, points, PMI (private mortgage insurance), closing costs, and commissions. When lumped all together these things add up and should be viewed as a whole when establishing your budget.

The idea of having a custom home built is very exciting,

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Donate to the Boulder Valley YMCAFamilies and individuals count on the resources that are provided by the YMCA for everything from fitness and sports, to recreational classes and afterschool child care. One of the main goals of the YMCA is to offer affordable community services to residents of the community. This March, the YMCA of Boulder Valley began their Strong Kid’s Campaign, which helps to make their resources available to struggling families with children and teens in the community. By collecting donations throughout the month of March, the Boulder Valley YMCA is hoping to raise enough so that they don’t have to turn any family away due to the inability to pay regular registration fees. They offer reduced fees or free services to those who qualify in the area. When you give to the

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Staging your Living Room

I had just met with the stager the last time I wrote about my home buying and selling experience.  Since then, and with a lot of work behind us, we are almost ready to list our home.  We made great strides in getting to work on our laundry list of repairs including: de-cluttering, depersonalizing, painting and staging over the last two months.  I was surprised because it really did not cost as much money as I thought it would, but it is requiring every spare minute we have. Here’s what we have accomplished so far in the process.

New French DoorsThe biggest and most costly repair we had to complete was to get a new backdoor.  We used to have this old school, drafty sliding glass door with ugly black trim, a broken lock, and broken security arm.  We NOW have, lovely

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Simple Spoon Casey Easton

Simple Spoon is a local Boulder cooking school and catering company that was created by Chef Casey Easton.  Casey is one of the Front Range’s most exclusive private chefs and after having a wildly successful booth at the Boulder Farmers Market for nearly a decade, she decided to branch out into culinary teaching and catering.  Casey’s passion is for menu planning and creating culinary experiences that not only compliment the food, but also the event.  With her broad array of culinary education mixed with cultural experience, Casey’s menus focus on sustainable, organic, and locally grown foods.

Haven’t you always wanted to cook like a professional?  Do you want to figure out how to turn uber healthy foods into delicious meals fit for a king, or a five

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Join our Boulder Real Estate Community on Google Plus!We have recently created a community on Google Plus that is dedicated to Boulder, Colorado Real Estate and Lifestyle!  We hope to see our Boulder Real Estate Community forum grow with industry members, but also with residents and local businesses. This community discussion page is intended for anything that has to do with, or makes Boulder a great place to live and buy a home.  If you live in Boulder, you know that people from all over the world move to our area for a variety of reasons.  Boulder attracts passionate people, most of which love the outdoors and the unique vibe the city exudes.  For these reasons, we hope that you will join and contribute to our new community on Google Plus, so that we can celebrate what Boulder is all about!

If you have

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Spring flowers at Home Depot

Today marks the first official day of Spring. Hurray, we can all officially dig out our gardening tools and start planting! My favorite part about spring, besides the sandals, is watching all the color come back into beautiful Colorado. During the fall and later parts of the winter, Colorado takes on a sepia tone where everything, although pretty, is a different shade of brown. BUT, during the spring, and especially when we get a nice wet couple of months, the colors that can be seen across Boulder Valley are amazing. Ranging from the lush greens of the Valley’s fields, to the bright yellow sunflowers growing along the streets, to the expansive blue sky; spring in Boulder Valley is colored with life! If you haven’t already, it is time to start

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Boulder BeerBoulder and the surrounding areas are united by one truly awesome thing... BEER and lot of it!  If you are a die-hard beer enthusiast, it doesn’t get much better than living in a place like Boulder, Colorado.  In fact, Colorado is one of the top beer producing states which is something our locals get excited about!  All over Colorado, but especially in the Boulder area neighborhoods, you will find tons of microbreweries.  Some the breweries are just that, a place where beer is brewed, but most of them are so much more!  Several of the biggest names in microbrewed beer come from Boulder and Colorado.  Many of these establishments are really “Brewpubs” which means that they serve wonderful food that compliments their beer perfectly.  Besides having

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