Inflation Beating Tips for the Holidays

Our dollars are buying less, but we still want to create great family memories for the holidays. Here are some ideas for creating special times without running up credit card bills (also with higher rates than last year).   Groceries/entertaining When hosting large family gatherings, ask guests to contribute sides and desserts. Speaking of side…

5 Candy-Corny Halloween Jokes

The stock market hasn’t given us much to smile about this year.  How about a little Halloween humor to lighten the mood?   What kind of music do mummies listen to? Wrap music. How did the vampire marathon end? Neck and neck. What is a ghost’s least favorite candy? Life Savers. What do you call…

Three Colorado Long Weekend Getaways

Looking for a break in your routine, but reluctant to join the airline chaos that is Summer 2022?  Here are some quick ideas for you.   Manitou Springs A quaint little town adjacent to the south side of Colorado Springs, Manitou has lots to offer.  Natural springs that literally spout out from different fountains downtown…

Summer Bring-to-the-Party Recipe

Summer is in full swing and as my readers are probably VERY in-demand, you may need a handy recipe to bring to all those parties at which your presence is requested.  To be the most popular guest at summer gatherings, in addition to bringing copious drinks, here is the best recipe to contribute to the…

3 Hidden Gem Hikes Near Denver

It’s summer and we here in Colorado love to get out and enjoy our beautiful scenery.  The thing is, there are more of us in the state to share the space.  So how to we get away from it all without the hassle of terrible parking, too much dog poop, and weaving around slow families…