A “Minimum Payout” for Our Kids


We have various jobs that our kids can do for pay – generally related to home renovations and maintenance on five acres that haven’t been shown a lot of love for many years.  It’s gotten easier to pay the kids for work as they’ve gotten older, now that they are able to do jobs that […]

$0.35 Tacos at Jack in the Box When Broncos Kick 35 Yard+ Field Goal


Here’s another deal that you can take advantage of the day after (select) Broncos games: when they kick a thirty-five-yard or longer field goal, you can get up to six tacos for $0.35 each the next day at Jack in the Box!  This one seems to be valid whether they win or lose.  Thanks, Anthony! […]

Random Chatter: 9/3/14


Here’s what I’ve been doing over the past couple of months that I haven’t been doing Random Chatter: I’ve been listening to the classics: I’ve now finished Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, Mansfield Park, Sense and Sensibility, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, Agnes Gray, The Scarlet Pimpernel, and The Elusive Pimpernel.

$1 Roast Beef Sandwich at Arby’s After the Broncos Score 3 TD


Participating Arby’s locations in Colorado and Wyoming are offering a Roast Beef Classic Sandwich for $1.00 the day after the Broncos score three touchdowns!  This is valid at participating locations only, and is limit one per person.  No coupon is necessary. I’m guessing that this deal is probably for when they score three or more, […]

Check Out Our Newest Listing in Stetson Hills (Now Pending)


Update: this house received two offers and went under contract on Friday! You can browse all homes for sale here, or find out how we can sell your home here. When we got the photos back for our newest listing, I told Jeremy “Wow.  This house looks like a model!”   Yes, it was built in […]

USAFA Soccer Starts Now; Free Admission to Games


The Air Force Falcons men’s soccer team recently began their season, and you can attend their home games for free all season long.  Their next game is coming up this Wednesday, August 20th at 3 PM, and you can view a full schedule of upcoming games here.  Games are held at the USAFA Soccer Stadium […]

Winter Park Season Passes on Sale for Military


Winter Park has a “Patriot Pass” available for active and retired military families (including dependents) and it’s on sale for up to 40% off.  You can find out all the details here. If you are thinking of teaching your kids to ski this winter, be sure to check out these awesome, money-saving tips that reader […]

Reader Request: Where To Buy Wildflowers


I’m hosting a bridal shower for my sister and she wants local Colorado wildflowers. Do you know if any of the farmers markets sell flowers, or do you have any ideas on where I can find local flowers?

New Alternative to Price-Matching at Walmart


My friend Heather told me about Walmart’s new version of price-matching called Savings Catcher – have you heard about it?  Instead of showing the ads at the register, you can enter your receipt information on their Savings Catcher app or website and they will find prices that are lower than what you paid and add the […]

Quitting the CSA

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I sold my CSA share.  Yeah, I quit. I’ve learned something about myself this year: it is not a good idea to try to force myself into trying something new.  Remember how I started and then quit cooking through a cookbook?  And now I’m quitting the CSA.