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Spring cleaning on the cheap: Dust off your organizing skills with these tips


Spring cleaning is nearly upon us — and experts nationwide say it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to organize your home. In fact, it doesn’t have to cost more than a few bucks and a little work. And if your home is organized and tidy, you’ve already made the first step toward easier and faster spring cleaning. Follow these handy tips to conquer every nook and cranny in your home, so your house will be super organized.   Embrace your inner shover. If you prefer hooks over hangers, dro

What About Lender Closing Fees?


There are many costs associated with obtaining a home loan. These are often referred to as closing costs and include different types of charges. Some charges are calculated based on a percentage of the purchase price whereas others are flat fees. Below is a summary of the most common lender closing fees associated with home loans.   Points Points are a way for home buyers to get a reduced interest rate. It entails paying up-front interest to reduce payments for the length of the mortgage. O

All Backyard Fun: Outdoor living has never been better

All Backyard Fun

BOULDER – When the word “fun” appears in the name of a business, one would hope that it’s offering something that will live up to that ideal. All Backyard Fun delivers in spades! Wander through the company’s Boulder showroom and it will quickly be apparent that outdoor living spaces are meant to be a blast. The company sells top quality fire pit tables, hot tubs and spas, patio furniture, fire pits, urban fire glass, outdoor rugs, burners and fire rings. Those folks who have never shop

Bulb planting time is upon us


[caption id="attachment_2985" align="alignleft" width="150"] By Carol O’MearaColorado StateUniversity Extension[/caption] Close your eyes and imagine next spring, the thrill you get with the first crocus opening its blooms in the sunlight.  The sight of that early speck of color turning into an eye-popping wave of beauty is a sure cure for winter blues. It’s also one of the only things that will convince a gardener, weary from the long summer of growing, to spend their weekend planting.  B

Homebuyers workshop offers tips from real estate and mortgage experts

Manning Mortgage

BOULDER/BROOMFIELD COUNTY – Thinking of buying a home? Don’t know where to start? Bring your questions to “The Homebuyer’s Workshop,” a free class led and sponsored by Brian Manning of Manning Mortgage Group and Patrick Clowes of Boulder Realty Brokers. The course will be offered at 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1st at the Broomfield Community Center and a second class covering the same material will be offered at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.. on Saturday, October 5th in the Wolf Law Bu

Taste of Tomato fun for love apple fans

By Carol O’Meara
Colorado State 
University Extension

BOULDER COUNTY – Gardeners, pamper your love apples and get your taste buds in shape, because the Taste of Tomato is returning to Boulder for its third year.  Sponsored by Harlequin’s Gardens and Colorado State University Extension in Boulder County, the Taste of Tomato is an opportunity to sample the love apple in its many forms – stripes, color, shape, and size. Scheduled for Saturday, September 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gateway Park 4800 N. 28th St. in Boulder, the Taste of Toma

Hummingbirds fun for garden


[caption id="attachment_2985" align="alignleft" width="150"] By Carol O’MearaColorado StateUniversity Extension[/caption] Lawnmowers droning, cicadas buzzing, the slightly skewed tune of ice cream trucks – some sounds are the songs of summer. But of all the noises that are part of the season, there’s one sound that sends my spouse and me running to windows or out the door, eagerly searching for the source:  the high trill of hummingbirds in flight. If you’re hearing hummers whirring ove

Nonprofit Overcomes Tool Challenge


[caption id="attachment_4075" align="alignright" width="300"] Event-goers relax in a finished Bus to Show bus.[/caption] Bus to Show now has access to the tools for any project including building a catwalk, landscaping, and finishing out the interior of a bus, all thanks to ReSource Tool Library. The Resource Tool Library is one of the greatest secret treasures of Boulder. Located at ReSource, 6400 Arapahoe Road, the library holds 2,500 tools for members to rent. To become a member, an indivi

Saint Shawns Auto Detailing: Driven by Service

By Darren Thornberry, At Home Colorado Shawn Horman simply can’t remember a time when he wasn’t fascinated by cars. The owner-operator of Saint Shawns Auto Detailing in Loveland has a love for cars that goes way back. “As a young kid, I was really into cars,” he recalls. “I loved Mustangs and Corvettes, but back then I didn’t even know what auto detailing was.” Boy, would he find out. Shawn was still in high school when he walked into a detail shop one day to ask what it was all ab

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