10 home trends to enhance your space for the winter ahead

10 home trends to enhance your space for the winter ahead

With the pandemic still looming large, we’re facing a long slog at home during the winter months ahead. If that prospect fills you with gloom, consider it an opportunity to make some changes to your home so that it feels more inviting, enjoyable and functional....
Ask Angie’s List: What kind of thermostats can I install?

Ask Angie’s List: What kind of thermostats can I install?

In recent years, the ubiquitous home thermostat has evolved a great deal, from traditional dials and needles to electronic screens to models that can predict your HVAC needs. While basic models work well for some, more advanced models offer major benefits in terms of...
Take the 52-week money challenge: What it is and how to do it

Take the 52-week money challenge: What it is and how to do it

For anyone trying to save more money in 2021, the 52-week money challenge is a simple and effective way to stay on track. And at the end of the year, you’ll have $1,378 extra dollars to bulk up your emergency savings or put toward a savings goal. Take some time now to...
Style at Home: The joy of gifting

Style at Home: The joy of gifting

The tree is lit, the table is set and your home is smelling of Frasier fir and holiday tidings. There is nothing left to do but sink back into your beautiful plaid pillows and kick your feet up….wait a minute…presents!

The Lighter Side: Ghost in the house? Could be nice, but maybe not

This is the time of year – when the heat is cranked up – that one hears all kinds of creaks and groans in old houses, which I always live in. One time a woman said to me, “I could never live in an old house. I mean someone probably died there.” I thought, so what?...
In 2020, a smart home is a good home

In 2020, a smart home is a good home

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, 2020 is the year of the home. Since we’re spending a lot of time in those four walls, they might as well be super smart.

Home Features that Millennials Love In Colorado

Home Features that Millennials Love In Colorado

Avocado toast, houseplants, memes – the list of millennial favorites goes on. But what do they look for in a home? Couples between the ages of 22 and 38 represent the largest group of homebuyers in the country. Millennials are settling down, having kids, and looking for the American dream, but their dreams aren’t the same as their parents’. Here are the home features millennials love in Colorado.

The Lighter Side: Unwanted houseguests: Mice and squirrels

The Lighter Side: Unwanted houseguests: Mice and squirrels

It’s that special time of year. It’s the time of year when temperatures drop and snow falls. It’s the time of year to snuggle up in front of the fireplace (if you’re lucky) with some hot tea and a good book (okay, Netflix). It’s the time of year to watch a field mouse...
Style at Home A beautifully blue Christmas

Style at Home A beautifully blue Christmas

“Blue Christmas” might not be the most uplifting holiday song, but our Blue Christmas room is certainly one beautiful display. Blue and white is one of my absolute favorite color combinations year-round, so we always have a stunning selection of chinoiserie. While not...
Ask Angie’s List: How Can I Transform Unused Space?

Ask Angie’s List: How Can I Transform Unused Space?

With winter coming on and a year where you’ve probably been inside more than usual, it’s an ideal time to rethink how you use your existing space. You can find many uses for those areas of your home that may have gone to waste until now. Combat cabin fever...
Design Recipes: How to Create Looks That Sell

Design Recipes: How to Create Looks That Sell

When it comes time to sell your home, you are going to want to ensure that it not only sells in the shortest amount of time, but that it also sells for top dollar. Here are some top tips.

Style at Home: Getting Set for Thanksgiving 2020

Style at Home: Getting Set for Thanksgiving 2020

For many families (mine included), this year’s holiday celebrations are going to look a little different. While I won’t be hosting a grand dinner full of family and friends, I still want to make this Thanksgiving as special and meaningful as possible...

The Lighter Side: Evacuation Planning: What Stuff Do We Take?

The night the CalWood Fire started, my husband and I stood at a second story window and watched in horror as the bright flames burned on the north end of Boulder. I wish I could say this was an unusual surreal experience, the first of its kind. But, no. Actually, it...

The Lighter Side: Best Color Names: House Paint Verses Nail Polish

Like most couples that have been together a long time, my husband and I like to play the game “Who is Right,” just good old-fashioned we-spend-way-too-much-time-together fun. Some fact will arise where we have a differing opinion of the answer, like who the actor is...
At Home with Wildlife

At Home with Wildlife

Tips to keep a safe distance and maintain a respectful relationship with our Colorado wildlife by making your home wildlife proof.

Fall Fix-Ups to Winterize Your Home

Fall Fix-Ups to Winterize Your Home

The perfect time to prep your home for winter is when fall weather is at its finest. Cooler temperatures and mountain snow will be here any day, so don’t wait to prepare. Here are steps to take to get ready for falling leaves and freezing temperatures, as recommended...
Design Recipes: Space Saving shapes and tips

Design Recipes: Space Saving shapes and tips

Whether it’s to accommodate a home office or in- home classroom space for children or just create extra space to relax and unwind maximizing one’s home foot print is more important than ever.