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Friday, April 18, 2014

Things to do in Denver during the weekend- Blitz Paintball

The weekends in Colorado are perfect right now. About 70-80 degrees during the day and that means running around in the less than snow covered fields is what every person with cabin fever needs to do.

What if you could do it and get out some pent out aggression on the people you have been cooped up with??

Bring your party and participate in one of the most fun activities you will ever experience!  Paintball is the second largest "extreme" sport in the world!

Paintball is great fun for ages 10 and up! It is one of the few things that an entire family, both men and women, young and old can participate in and all enjoy!

 The Blitz, located near HWY 52 and I-25, is well located to serve all of Denver, Boulder, and Longmont! Blitz has over 5000 sq feet of carports to keep you out of the sun! Blitz Paintball has the best play zones, and the best service, while staying true to our mission to make paintball affordable! Blitz paintball is Colorado's premier Paintball Field!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Teaching My Daughters - How to Jump start a car - March 2014

This is one that I forget all the time, so having a way to remind my girls is helpful for all of us. Especially if my daughters have me, 'forgetful' memory. Lock my keys in the car? Yep. Leave the lights on? Oh yes. Have the radio on while I have my phone plugged in and playing on my laptop while sitting in the car awaiting practice to end? I am doing it now.

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(This meme was created by Suzanne Bastien (me), because I want my children to be taught everything they need to make it in this world. Even if they only use it once.)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Full Heart Thursday - Colorado Local: SAME Cafe

I came across a great local restaurant I had no idea existed here in Colorado. I was watching a video online (I think it was on Upworthy) and it came across as a commercial.

It was for a restaurant called SAME Café. Let me tell you their motto:

SAME Café’s mission of serving good food for the greater good says it all. Committed to presenting culinary delights to all who walk through the door, it is all about food and community, and not so much about price.

SAME is the 1st nonprofit restaurant in Denver. Its patrons set the price for their mostly local, organic cuisine. If you can give more, please do. If you have a little less, pay what you can. If your pockets are empty, exchange an hour of volunteer work at SAME for one of the café’s mouth-watering meals.

Seriously? How amazing are they?

People come in, they eat, they work and they leave knowing that someone out there cares enough about them to purchase 90% of ingredients from local, organic farmers. SAME supports the local economy and local food just tastes better! Come in and check the map of CO to locate where our food comes from. Some favorite farms include The Growhaus, Granata Farms, Grant Family Farms, Harvest Mountain Farms, Haystack Mountain, GCK Farms, Monroe Farms, Ela Farms, Ranch Direct Foods, and so many more!

If you are looking for a way to get involved with an organization in the local Denver area, look no further.

They need Volunteers, click here.
They need food, click here for wish list.
They always need donations, click here.

Looking for a place that speaks to your philanthropic spirit for an event? They rent out the space for private events, book clubs and/or holiday parties.

Go and check them out!

(This was NOT a compensated post, it was written by me as part of my "Full Heart Thursday" post)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Colorado Snowmobile Tours - Spring Break ideas

Colorado snow hasn't found the time nor the desire to stop this season. It's beautiful up in the mountains and all of the white powder we have had makes it even more fun. So, how about a deal in Snowmobile tours for the 2014 season.

High Country Snowmobile Tours

Get away from the crowds on a Colorado snowmobile vacation and create your own back country adventure. Snowmobiling is an awesome winter sport that is the number one activity after skiing. We offer exciting tours that are both safe and informative, from beginner to advanced we offer rides for all experience levels. Our goal is to show you the beauty of Colorado's back country; our views are spectacular! All tours enjoy complimentary hot beverages, along with the use of free snowsuits boots and helmets.

High Country Snowmobile Tours - Spring Special good through April 30th, 2014.
 $10 off any 2 or 3 hour tour.
Go out and mark something off your bucket list this year.

(I am working with US Family Guide for this coupon code)

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Leprechaun Treats- St. Patricks Day idea

I love teasing my kids. It's so much fun for me because it's a way to play with them and makes them think. It's not malicious or meant to hurt them, just to keep them young since the world works against that everyday.

This year my friend, Housewife Hellraiser, turned me onto these adorable Wee Little Leprechaun Donuts. So I spent sometime on Friday making the donut boxes and then some more time this morning with Cheerios and other ingredients to make the rest.

The first batch I made by dipping the top in Nutella and then putting the green/white sprinkles over the top. This is sticky so be prepared for a mess.

The second batch is white frosting with green sprinkles over the top.

The third batch is spray butter on the Cheerios in a baggie and then shake in some sugar and cinnamon. These are my favorite!!

I put them all in freezer to help set the toppings and make it less messy when I stack them in the boxes and leave them as a surprise for the kids on St. Patricks morning. My kids will wake up to their "Elf on a Shelf" (his name is: Ornament) dressed up in green tomorrow. I know they'll be excited to see him back for a little.

St. Patricks Leprechaun - 2014

(Credit to: - March 2014 - Kids in the kitchen- Leprechaun doughnut boxes)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Easter gift Ideas for College Students - Pink Iphone Otterbox

I don't know about the rest of the world, but my college kids still get holiday surprises from me. For Valentine's Day I sent them cookies because none of them could come home. During Easter, I plan on sending them a small basket of goodies, just to help them not miss home too much.

So when I saw the Pink OtterBox from AT&T I fell in love with the color and KNEW it was something I'd get for my 22 year old daughter who just got her IPhone 5.

OtterBox Defender Series encases your device in a high quality, tough protective solution. Every feature of the device is fully accessible while it is completely enclosed in rugged protection.

The innovative multi-layer design protects from bumps, drops, scratches and dust while keeping it like new.

Case Components:

Screen protector
Polycarbonate inner layer
Silicone outer layer
Belt-clip holster

This thing is as cute and sturdy as they come! It's perfect for a college student that works full time and needs something to keep their investment safe. Struggling college students work hard for everything they have and anything to insure the safety of their items helps them out!

Now, want to hear the big deal? Order online through AT&T, get 40$ off... which means it's a 10$ case! Order here now. 

Now, I better ship this off so it can get to her by Easter!

(This review is in my own words, I was compensated product for it)