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Garden of the Gods

Active Outdoors: Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, CO In 1871, General William Jackson Palmer founded the town of Colorado Springs while extending his Denver and Rio Grande Railroad…

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Wall Art in 3D

What we choose to put on our walls expresses our personality. And if that’s the case, you certainly don’t want to be caught with boring wall art. I’ve put together a few fun and inexpensive ideas for wall art. You won’t find any boring, flat, 2-dimensional art amongst these ideas; each of these art ideas are in 3D and are guaranteed to be unique to your own personality.

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Operation Write Home

the discussion has been on “Operation Write Home”, which is a group that accepts new cards (hand-made or not) to be sent to soldiers so they can stay in touch with loved ones by mail as well as the “new tradition” of emailing!

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Plant Shop Like a Pro!

This time of year, it’s easy to be whipped into a gardening frenzy! Mornings are still somewhat cool, and the Dog Days of summer haven’t quite hit yet. So when Saturday mornings roll around, you’ve probably watched a garden show or two and are now inspired to hit the nursery to snap up some more plants. But wait a minute—remember that last time you went? You came home with plants that didn’t work and you had no idea where to put them. Well, no worries, I’m here to help you avoid that scenario.

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The Versatility of the Cedar Chest

It’s not difficult to see, feel and even smell the benefits of adding a warm cedar chest to the décor of your home. But as a completely adaptable piece of cedar furniture that can work in a bedroom, living room or dining room, it’s important to call out the great reasons how a wooden chest can be useful in every situation.

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T-shirt Remix

  Every spring I go through my clothing to weed out the pieces that will not last another season, and t-shirts seem to be the worst offenders! When I interviewed Hilary…

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Sunny Yellow for a Summer Garden

Every year at this time, I take a look at my garden to determine what I need to add to it to kick it up a notch—sometimes it’s an ornamental tree or an agave variety, but this year it’s a color. More specifically, yellow. I’ve always gravitated more towards the purples and pinks, but I can think of no more sunny color than a bright, clear yellow! It’s a happy, vibrant color, and works well with most other colors in the garden. Here are a few of my favorites:

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