Top Ten Colorado Springs Boutiques

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There is a Small Business Boom in Colorado Springs right now.  It ranges from craft beer, coffee shops, cafes, boutiques, or any number of other creative, entrepreneurial ventures. With so many excellent options, I rarely leave town for shopping or dining. There are literally dozens of Colorado Springs boutiques all over the city, with new ones opening up all the time.

This post only includes ten of those. As a result, I encourage you to get out and explore all the beautiful small boutiques the Springs and the surrounding areas have to offer. Continue reading “Top Ten Colorado Springs Boutiques”

Do You Need To Replace Your Home AC By 2020?

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I generally am not fond of surprises. Especially expensive ones. So when our water heater suddenly burst several years ago, resulting in soaked baseboards and carpet, I wasn’t particularly thrilled we had to dish out money for a new water heater AND repairs to our flooring. It would be safe to say many feel the same way about unexpected major house expenses. That’s why today’s post is a big HEADS UP regarding the potential of increased costs for your home AC system. Continue reading “Do You Need To Replace Your Home AC By 2020?”

Black Forest, Colorado

Black Forest, Colorado is a bit of an anomaly in the Pikes Peak region. In a place where the Great Plains greet the rugged Rocky Mountains, there suddenly appears a large gathering of Ponderosa Pines so closely grouped together that it is reminiscent of a giant raft of ants floating on water. In like manner, the Black Forest of Colorado is 200,000 square miles of tightly clustered trees among a sea of rolling hills and prairie grasses. Continue reading “Black Forest, Colorado”

Eastern Colorado Springs

When most folks think of Colorado Springs, they envision mountains. Everything about our city focuses on the majestic peak that casts its shadow over us and mesmerizes its residents and visitors alike. However, it is not all about the mountains. Turn around, and one faces the grandeur and awe of miles and miles of the High Plains. Sagebrush, wild grasses, and land that is so flat and dry it’s hard to imagine how it suddenly skyrockets into imposing mountains covered in Evergreens and Aspen trees.

In this seemingly barren land lies the most explosive population growth in the region. The mountains on the west serve as a natural and unmoveable border. As a result, the massive increase in the Springs has to go somewhere – and that somewhere is EAST. Continue reading “Eastern Colorado Springs”

The Distinctive Southwest Colorado Springs

Southwest Colorado Springs is an intriguing area of town and packed full of history. It is also where two extremes of living seem to coexist on top of each other. On the one hand, you have the opulence and luxury of the Broadmoor and Stratmoor areas; where palaces and mansions reach price points many of us will never earn in a lifetime. Yet, down the road are quiet, small and budget-friendly homes at the lowest prices in the city. A seemingly mismatched combination. Continue reading “The Distinctive Southwest Colorado Springs”