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  • Shasta Daisy
    PLANT OF THE MONTH SERIES JULY 2015 FOR BOULDER COLORADO LANDSCAPES
    JULY: SHASTA DAISYIn July along the Front Range of Colorado, Shasta Daisies burst onto the Boulder Colorado landscape scene in a big way. The Shasta Daisy is an old school flower, but their beauty is everlasting. Created from 4 different daisies...
  • Land of Nod Toys and Furnishings
    A child's bath time set that is sure to please at Land of Nod
    Alone-time with a parent is what children crave the most. Try to keep these ideas in mind: Set a regular period each day just for reading or cuddlingPlan some sharing of ideas when you shop together or run through errandsTry to have at least one...
  • How should preppers manage their stored food?
    How should preppers manage their stored food?
    Preppers store food in their get home and bug out bags. Each of the different stored foods probably has a “use by” date. While this date might not be the date after which the food is unsafe to eat, the food probably does not taste very...
  • Pruning Petunias
    Keep your petunias blooming spring to fall
    My grandmother used to say, "A pinch to grow an inch," and nowhere is this more true than in the garden. By the start of July, your Petunias should have been growing and blooming like crazy. But some of the flowers will also have begun...
  • Balance life, family and work with a break
    Balance life, family and work with a break: Celebrate National Workaholics Day
    Today is a special occasion, a holiday in honor of every hard-working American that loves their job. This day known as “National Workaholics Day” is celebrated annually on July 5 and is dedicated to all those people who confuse working...
  • Shark Week
    Get ready for Shark Week with a few themed drinks
    Are you having 4th of July withdrawls? America's holiday may be over with but there is plenty to continue celebrating. One reason to celebrate this week is that Shark Week is back! If you've never tuned in for this exciting series on the...
  • Near the North Pole
    Book review – In the Kingdom of Ice
    In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette, by Hampton Sides (Doubleday, 2014) is a detailed and haunting account of an expedition to the North Pole in 1879. At that time, the world was obsessed with the...
  • hollyhocks
    Growing hollyhocks for happy gardens
    Tall and stately, hollyhocks have graced gardens for hundreds of years. Although not as popular now as they used to be, hollyhocks are a country charmer for gardeners who admire the cottage garden look or who are nostalgic for the old fashioned...
  • Petunias
    Petunias in The Garden
    Petunias make an excellent choice of flowers for one's garden. They come is a variety of colors (light purple, dark purple, pink, white, etc.). These flowers are very hardy and last up until frost in many areas.The purple variety of petunias...
  • This movie is about living in small houses
    This movie is about living in small houses
    The 2013 movie, “Tiny: A Story about Living Small,” is 62 minutes long, and it is about a couple who built their own tiny house which they attached to a trailer. They are among the many who have embraced the small house movement. These...
  • Just in case you need it; last minute 4th of July decorations ideas and recipes
    Just in case you need it; last minute 4th of July decorations ideas and recipes
    In the spirit of Independence Day this coming weekend it's time to pull out the red, white and blue decorations and food recipes.. If you happen to be in a DIY sort of mood, you can make some really patriotic and rather inexpensive decorations...
  • Fourth of July 2015 Store Closings: Are BJ's, Sam's, Costco open Saturday, July 4?
    4th of July 2015 store closings: Are BJ's, Sam's, Costco open Saturday, July 4?
    The Fourth of July weekend is finally here. Many people have the holiday off and are looking for 4th of July sales and deals. If you're wondering what services and stores are open on 4th of July, you're not alone. Independence Day is a...
  • Summer, Feng Shui, and the elements: creating harmony
    Summer, Feng Shui, and the elements: creating harmony
    Summer is a time when the full spectrum of light and life is open here in the North. The Sun is bright in the skies, the Moon lights up the night, and holidays abound. In July, people celebrate the 4th of July (in the U.S.A.), Canada Day, Bastille...
  • Home improvement and renovation: Eco-friendly ideas
    Home improvement and renovation: Eco-friendly ideas
    Even small efforts to make a home eco-friendly can not only help your home (and simple renovating to better its appearance); it can benefit the planet significantly over time-or at least your own little part of the world.Consider these tips and...
  • Patriotic balsamic berries
    The easiest 4th of July food ever--red, white, blue and healthful, too
    It’s the Fourth of July weekend, and you’re thinking red, white and blue. It’s summer, and the living is easy – or so it should be. The heat is on, and guests are in town, and you’ve got some time off, but you&rsquo...
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