Sprouts Weekly Deals (7/29-8/5): Great Deals on Blueberries, Lettuce, Chips, Melons


Sprouts will have blueberries for $0.75 and red or green leaf lettuce for $0.50 starting Wednesday, but the sale I’m really excited about is Late July tortilla chips for $1.50.  We tried some when they were on sale for $1.00 awhile back and realllllllllly liked them!

Free Storytimes, Workshops, and Classes for Kids in August


There’s a variety of places that do a free or cheap event for kids every month: from crafts to storytime to cooking classes, be sure to check out the following places for their events that are going on each month. Barnes & Noble: Free storytime and Lego Club, usually on Fridays and Saturdays. Go here […]

Random Chatter: 7/20/15


An outline because this post is long: Lunchtimes at my house are now amazing House renovations update Flowers Antique store score A question about canning pie filling At the beginning of the summer, I started letting* my 10yo and 7yo  make “picnic lunches” for the kids, with my suggestions and approval as to what they […]

Kids Eat Free on Tuesday Nights at Ruby Tuesday Stetson Hills


There’s a new kids eat free night in town!  Starting this Tuesday, July 14th, the Ruby Tuesday restaurant at Stetson Hills and Powers will have kids eat free from 5 to 10 PM.  It’s one free kid’s meal per adult meal purchase.  Thanks so much to reader Heather (who works at Ruby Tuesday!) for the […]

Free Days at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center


Free admission days are back at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, thanks to a grant from GE Johnson Construction Company!  The third Friday of each month is now free from 10 AM to 7:30 PM, with artist demonstrations in the glass corridor from 10 AM to 2 PM.  There’s more information on the FAC’s […]

Annual Dance & Gymnastics Sale at Liberts is Coming Up in August


The annual warehouse clearance sale for dance and gymnastics apparel at Liberts is coming up in August!  For 2015, the sale will be August 7th and 14th from 8 AM to 4 PM at their north warehouse at 4940 Northpark Loop.  For more information, contact Jennifer via email or via their website. I’ve heard from […]

Grocery Shopping at Walmart.com


I recently decided to try ordering some groceries from Walmart.com – man, if I could order all my groceries online, I totally would!  (As it is, I’m happy with Sam’s Club’s Click n’ Pull and hope that King Soopers will be bringing their similar program to Colorado Springs stores soon!) Anyway, I just thought I’d […]

Kids’ Summer Reading Program at Why Not Books


I mentioned earlier this week that I did more thrift store shopping during VBS than I have in the past year combined, and one of those stops was Why Not Books? It’s a used bookstore on Academy, a little south of Dublin and tucked behind the Sonic on the east side. Their book prices are […]

Reader Request: Hail Damage Vehicle Repair


Do you have recommendations on the safest, most economical way to store digital photos? My computer is on the fritz and after our recent natural disasters I figure online storage is the best.

Keeping Lemons & Limes Fresh Longer

making fresh limes last longer

I recently read this tip somewhere from Cook’s Illustrated and have discovered that it really does work! Lemons and limes seem to last longest when you refrigerate them inside an airtight food storage bag: I’ve been doing this and they seem to last for weeks this way!