Visit Wee Casa in Lyons, Colorado for a Tiny Homes vacation!
Dec 2016
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Tiny Home Vacation in Colorado: Wee Casa

You have seen the shows about tiny houses, right? Have you ever stayed in one? Have you ever thought about a tiny home vacation?

A tiny home is typically under 500 square feet and they have become popular because of their small impact on the environment and our wallets.

We have a fairly small house ourselves, by American standards at least, and we love it. Less to take care of and more cozy.

That’s how we felt when we visited Wee Casa in Lyons, Colorado, recently. They are a friendly, low-stress tiny home hotel right near the entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, with nearly 20 rental spaces parked in a community setting. Lyons is also home to the world famous bluegrass music festival, RockyGrass – which we have attended several times. (Next time we know where to stay.)

Your Tiny Home Vacation in Lyons, Colorado

Unit 10 was our (tiny) home for the weekend, which is 165 square feet on the main level and 70 square feet in the loft. Yes, tiny! But not as “small” as that seems.

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YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch: New Yurt Village and Fun Fall Activities
Oct 2016
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YMCA Snow Mountain Ranch: New Yurt Village + Fall Activities

Recently, we headed up the hill from Denver to check out the new “yurt village” at YMCA’s Snow Mountain Ranch. Sometimes we Denverites forget how much beauty is so close to us, just a quick drive away.

The yurts are a great option for families that want to camp, but still have some luxuries… you know – like electricity and beds. Each yurt can sleep up to 6 people, with one queen bed and two bunked beds.

And! You can bring your dog. Something I will definitely keep in mind for next time.

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Recycle Paint with PaintCare
Oct 2016
11

PaintCare “Use It Up” Recycle Contest for Colorado

I love how things come together fortuitously. Recently, I was chatting with friends in the social media world about all the projects I have been doing – and want to do – around the house. A big one for this fall includes painting my bedroom – the first time it will be done in the 16 years we have owned this house – eeks. And the other was a massive cleanout of our garage that had been filled from floor to ceiling with leftovers of actually living in this space for 16 years. I had been pondering what to do with old paint, and my friends pointed me to PaintCare.

  • PaintCare is the organization that oversees the official paint recycling program in Colorado and eight other states across the U.S.
  • PaintCare’s goal is to teach people in Colorado to “Buy Right” – which means to buy the right amount of paint; to “Use it Up” – which means to find ways to use up leftover paint; and “Recycle the Rest” – to recycle unwanted paint.
  • There are more than 145 sites for Coloradans to recycle their paint.

Awesome! Where have you been all of my life?

But it gets better…

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Young The Giant and Strumbellas perform at the 2016 Bud Light Party in Denver
Sep 2016
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Young The Giant and Strumbellas at Denver’s Bud Light Party

Last month, I interviewed Young The Giant’s drummer in advance of the Denver Bud Light Party. It was a fun night – full of music, the arts – and of course, beer. Young The Giant released their latest album Amerika that same week, and if you haven’t listened to it yet – be sure to check it out. It’s their best yet (in my opinion) and I was blown away by their live show.

Young The Giant returns to Denver for two nights at the Ogden Theater in early November.

Artists working during the Denver Bud Light Party 2016

Live street art at Denver’s Bud Light Party

Opener The Strumbellas were also lots of fun, and big crowd pleasers. These guys return in December for KTCL Channel 93.3’s annual Not So Silent Night music festival – and tickets for that go on sale this Friday. Continue reading…

How are you a diehard music fan? Enter to win your own fan experience from Diehard batteries!
Aug 2016
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Notes from a DieHard Music Fan (Win Your Own Fan Experience!)

Note: I was compensated for this post. However, I was happy to write about my love of music and concerts!

We’ve all heard of DieHard, right? But did you know everything they actually do? I didn’t – before they asked me to help spread the word for their “From The Start” contest. I took a look at the DieHard site and realized they are much more than car batteries, like we grew up with.

They also have portable power products, phone cases, flashlights, high-performance work boots and more. Work boots? Given the fact that I am still recovering from two, count em TWO, sprained ankles that I acquired while photographing a concert – I was intrigued!

I’m A DieHard Music Fan.

Diehard Music Fan: Fiddler's Green for Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters with Monika

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