A Tour of Hammond’s Candy Factory in Denver

After visiting the Denver Mint on our Denver day trip, we headed to another free tour: Hammond’s Candy Factory.  Free tours are offered every half hour so there’s no need to get here early to claim tickets like at the Mint – yay! The smell upon entering the welcome center is amazing!  The tour started […]

Free Homeschool Curriculum Swap at PPLD

Just a heads up for those of us homeschoolers that the library’s annual curriculum swap is coming up on June 29th from 1:30-2:30 PM: Homeschoolers can bring any curriculum that they are willing to share with other homeschoolers at this once a year SWAP!  No selling – all sharing – everything is FREE! You do […]

Black Forest Log School Open on Thursdays

Starting this week, the historic Black Forest Log School is open on Thursdays through August 15th!  It’s located on the northwest corner of Black Forest and Shoup roads, and you can stop by from 12-3 PM and learn about life in a one-room schoolhouse.  It’s totally free – and it’s a short but really sweet little […]

A Visit to the Denver Mint

My kids and I took a day trip to Denver this week and visited the Denver Mint, Hammond’s Candy Factory, and the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, and Toys. I’ll share more on the latter two soon, but today, it’s the Denver Mint! Sometime recently (late 2016 or early 2017), the Denver Mint changed from a […]

Free Fruit for Kids at King Soopers

King Soopers now has free fruit for kids in their stores, according to their Facebook page.  Unlike Safeway, you do not have to have a special card to get the fruit, kids can just pick it up and start eating it!  (Maybe this will prompt Safeway to do the same.)  It should be available in […]

Thrift Store Finds (Books, Keens, Dishes!)

The bottom book on this stack is part of a Time-Life WWII series that I found for my history-loving son a couple of years ago… I thought I’d purchased all of the books in the series, but he was with me the day I was shopping and he didn’t have it so was happy to add […]

$5 Snack Deal for Teens at AMC

AMC Theatres is offering teens a 20-ounce Icee and cameo popcorn for $5 – enter your birthdate on the website to get your coupon.  You must present a student ID to redeem the offer. The cinema at Chapel Hills Mall is formerly Carmike but is now AMC.  The coupon does say that it’s valid “at […]

Free Breakfast Wednesdays at Select Chick-fil-As

Select Chick-fil-As will be doing free breakfast on Wednesdays during the month of June!  The offers are slightly different for each location, so head to their Facebook pages to confirm details: Chick-fil-A at Garden of the Gods Chick-fil-A Northgate Chick-fil-A Fountain Chick-fil-A at North Carefree Chick-fil-A at North Academy Chick-fil-A Fountain is also doing free […]

Car Shows + Free BBQ at Bird Dog BBQ’s Centennial Location

The Bird Dog BBQ at 4153 Centennial Blvd. is having a car show on the first Saturday of each month through August, and it includes live music, giveaways, and free barbecue!  The “Cruisin the Gods” Facebook page has all of the latest info.

Why I (Often) Buy Keen Shoes for My Kids

I’ve been buying the Keen brand of shoes for my kids for awhile now, for one big reason: they’re the only brand that really seems to hold up to the abuse that my kids put them through!  I first bought some when my oldest started quickly wearing a hole through the toe of his shoes, and […]