Denver Carmax, great choice for quality used vehicles

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CarMax for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I've been pushing for my husband to buy a new {to him} truck because his is getting to that point where it's going to start breaking down {watch, something will really happen tomorrow cause I jinxed it!} DOH!!!  And it'll cost a ton of money to repair, like anything over $300 to repair this truck would be an investment that I'd rather put towards a newer truck for him. Having something like happen would be a good thing for Denver Carmax as we have already had a great experience with them in the past. Here's his truck covered in a fresh Denver blanket of snow.  It is in pretty good shape … [Read more...]

The Nutcracker in Denver

The Nutcracker at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO is certainly a show you should attend during the holidays. Confession:  I am not a girly girl who loves all things pretty and dainty {news flash, LOL!}, but I ... I loved this performance!!  I would go again with a girlfriend for sure!  There were lots of little boys there who were awesome, but I know mine wouldn't sit through.  Well, who knows, maybe they would.  I do think this is a great annual holiday tradition for families and saw a lot of them there.  Maybe I'll try to take my boys next year. I haven't gone to The Nutcracker for years.  The last time I went was in another city, and it was okay, kind of underwhelming. … [Read more...]

The Nutcracker in Denver

It's holiday season once again, and I know this because the Colorado Ballet is performing The Nutcracker at the Ellie Caulkens Theater! The ballerinas are so beautiful and graceful looking ... certainly one trait I lack! Colorado Ballet and KeyBank present The Nutcracker, at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The holidays are not complete until you join us for this seasonal favorite featuring unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, classic choreography and Tchaikovsky's extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. This dazzling spectacle of glittering snowflakes and shimmering sugarplums will transport your whole family to the Land of Sweets. My … [Read more...]

Colorado Rockies Pitcher takes time to meet young fans

For years I have wanted to have my boys who are 'the Rex brothers' meet Colorado Rockies pitcher, 'Rex Brothers'. I'll never forget sitting at Wahoo's waiting for our food, flipping through a magazine, I saw this ad about "What's up with Rex Brothers".  My first thought was 'they know we're here!!!!!' (in Denver) ... I quickly realized that one of the pitchers for the Rockies was this guy!  Ever since then, I made it a personal goal to have my little guys, 'the Rex brothers' meet THE 'Rex Brothers'. It finally happened and it was such a great experience, not only for the boys, but for all of us! We were able to meet this cute young pitcher prior to the game ... which also just so happened … [Read more...]

Elitch Gardens Opens May 3!

Visitors and Denverites look forward to summer time cause that means the opening of Elitch Gardens, America's only Downtown Theme and Water Park!!!  Ah yeah!!!! It seems different this year for me because the boys are getting older and I actually want to bring them with me to Elitch Gardens.  In the past, I may have been guilty of sneaking away with my girlfriends and leaving the kids at home ... or maybe not.  I love my boys but sometimes Moms have to have theme park fun too!  But now that they have matured and grown up, it will be MORE fun to come ride the rides together. Check out my momma friend (and fellow Canuck!), Amber from Mile High Mamas!  We may have had a LOT of fun on the … [Read more...]

Colorado Ballet Presents The Nutcracker

Colorado Ballet’s “Nutcracker” has been a Christmastime tradition for over 50 years, and I had the pleasure of seeing it several years ago for the first time. I recently got the chance to see it again, and this time I brought my husband along. He was a little unsure if he’d live through a ballet performance, but I promised him that Colorado Ballet would put on such an engaging show that he’d not only survive, but really enjoy himself. The sets and costumes were elaborate and gorgeous. The expert choreography was in perfect time to the live orchestra. The dancers are so precise, yet at the same time so joyful and animated that you are really drawn into the story. The familiar tale of … [Read more...]

The Nutcracker in Denver (coupon code)

**Disclosure:  I was compensated tickets in exchange for this post.  All opinions are my own. Psstttt ... a little secret .. I've never been to the ballet in all my '29 years'. But that is about to change.  The Nutcracker is hanging out in Denver for a few weeks! Yesssss.... You can make your ballet-less life change too!!  {er, or am I the only one?} Receive 20% first three weeks of The Nutcracker with promo code "KIDS". Get your discounted Nutcracker tickets here. To redeem this offer, go to www.coloradoballet.org, click buy tickets and enter promo code KIDS. Disclaimers: Promo valid for performances Nov. 30-December 15, 2013only.  Not valid on D seating, seats subject to … [Read more...]