Most Beautiful Towns in Colorado

Colorado

Denver, Colorado’s largest and most populous city with over 719,000 residents, offers lots to see and do, but if you’re looking to experience some of the state’s most beautiful towns, you’ll need to head elsewhere. Most can be discovered tucked between the majestic peaks of the Rockies or nestled in the foothills, west of the Mile High City. For the best of the best these are arguably the most stunning towns in the Rocky Mountain State.

Telluride

 

Located in the remote southwest corner of Colorado, nestled deep within a box canyon in the San Juan Mountain Range, Telluride is often named the state’s most beautiful town. Grand Victorian-era buildings line its streets, giving it a storybook feel, minus the modern traffic lights, neon signs and billboards. Instead you’ll see Victorian storefronts and Frontier-era facades along the downtown streets, while the soaring jagged peaks of the mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop as well as opportunities for adventure, from skiing and snowboarding to hiking and mountain biking.

Aspen

 

Aspen is one of Colorado’s most well-known mountain towns, considered a playground for the wealthy and the famous. Lots of celebrities have homes here, from Oprah Winfrey and Jack Nicholson to Jessica Biel and Tom Cruise, with the downtown area filled with upscale restaurants and high-end shops that cater to those with expensive tastes. While you might bump into a star or two as you browse or dine, you’ll find a lot more to do than go looking for Hollywood royalty. Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking mountain scenery in the state, you’ll be steps from miles of hiking and biking trails as well as world-class fly-fishing streams. The Maroon Bells are a must-visit as the most photographed mountains in the country, located just 12 miles from downtown. Of course, during the winter months you’ll have four mountains to ski or board down, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk and Snowmass.

Manitou Springs

 

Sandwiched between Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak, Manitou Springs is renowned for its eight different mineral hot springs. Native Americans believe these soothing springs have the ability to heal and there’s no doubt that by the time you step out of that warm water stress seems to instantly melt away. The charming downtown area boasts a pretty Historic District lined with beautifully-restored buildings that have been transformed into unique boutiques, art galleries, New Age-type retailers, gem shops, bookstores and eateries. You might just fall in love with this town as so many others have. If you’d like to visit more often while enjoying the conveniences of the city, Colorado Springs real estate, just a little over 6 miles east, might be ideal.

Estes Park

 

The eastern gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park is just 90 minutes from Denver, yet it offers some of the country’s most jaw-dropping mountain scenery. You’ll find a wealth of things to do right in town while enjoying the view of the mountains and abundant wildlife, including lots of elk, deer and bighorn sheep. Downtown hosts an amusement park, art galleries, independent shops, and lots of restaurants, while the legendary Stanley Hotel is so impressive it can be seen from quite a distance, set at the base of the Rockies. This historic landmark was the very hotel for which Stephen King based his novel The Shining and parts of the television miniseries by the same name were shot here too.

Crested Butte

 

The Wildflower Capital of Colorado is stunning all year-round, but in July and August, the lush meadows are literally bursting with color, including columbine, lupine, paintbrush and dozens of other blooming flowers. Crested Butte, set in the heart of the Rockies some 30 miles north of Gunnison, offers all the requisite mountain adventures too, from winter skiing to hiking and biking over 750 miles of trails in the area during the warmer months. Other than gliding down the slopes, this gorgeous town is especially famous for its rivers that offer rafting, kayaking, and some of the best trout fishing around.

 

Scottsdale Ranked as one of the Best Cities for Finding Jobs

The state of Arizona is booming with opportunity. According to one study, Arizona has four out of the ten top-ranking cities for finding jobs in 2018.

Scottsdale is the second best city in the nation for finding a job in 2018.

About Scottsdale

Scottsdale is a city in Maricopa County, Arizona, just north of Tempe. It is home to around 236,000 residents and a thriving labor market.

Not only is it the second highest ranking city in the nation for finding a job, but it ranks high in other economic areas as well.

According to Forbes, it is fifth in the country for the job market, third for socio-economic status, and fifth for cities with the highest median annual income (adjusted for cost of living). Scottsdale offers a ton of different job opportunities and has a positive employment growth. There is a very low rate of unemployment in the area.

To make the city even more appealing, it is still growing. The population is booming, and housing is still affordable.

Three industries are responsible for the impressive growth, and job opportunities in Scottsdale.

  • the tech industry
  • the real estate industry
  • the healthcare industry.

Tech Industry in Scottsdale

There are a ton of major tech companies that are based in Arizona—it ranks 12th in the nation for its percentage of the workforce in the tech industry.

They are also growing and expanding. These provide thousands of jobs to local, like those living in Scottsdale. These tech businesses include

  • GoDaddy
  • Valor Global Services
  • Yelp
  • Styr Labs Inc. T

These big names in employment employee people in many niches, which is what is attracting many people to the area.  If you are looking, you can find work in cybersecurity, online management, and online finance.

Real Estate Industry in Scottsdale

The real estate industry in Scottdale is booming for numerous reasons.  In fact 81% of Scottsdale population are homeowners.

  • the smaller population than other metroplexes
  • the tremendous economic
  • business opportunities
  • it is relatively safe.  

Schools in Scottsdale also rank high, which is a major determining factor for parents to buy houses in the city.

A lot of people are also retiring to Arizona, so a growing older population purchasing retirement houses also contributes the real estate industry.

Health Care Industry

A significant reason the healthcare industry in Scottsdale is booming is because it is the base for the famous Mayo Clinic. This leading health research clinic has been centered in Scottsdale since 1987. Since the Mayo Clinic called Scottsdale home, other healthcare businesses have come to Scottsdale and done well.

With the growing population of families and retired couples, there are many reasons for different sectors of healthcare to bloom. Health care is currently the number one industry in Arizona for growth.

But, not only is health care accessible in Scottsdale, but cosmetic health care is also growing in the area such as laser surgery and plastic surgery in Scottsdale.

Conclusion

So, if you are looking for an excellent opportunity for a career change, consider moving to Scottsdale and finding a job in the tech, real estate, or the healthcare industry.

Smashers For The Holidays #Smashers #ZURU #HGG

Smashers

Now we all know my son loves throwing stuff and surprise toys so the Smashers were right up his alley.  Just like the name says Throw, Smash, and get your Surprise.  Each one is Gross and I think kind of cute at the same time.  There are over 100 disgustingly gross charters to collect.  You might even find a rare see-thru smashers.

Smashers

Some of the different ones

Filthy Food

Odd Bodies

Icky Insects

Smash Trash

Toilet Humour

Rare Awful Animals

Ultra-Rare Ooze Dudes

Glow In The Dark

Exclusives

Smashers

8 Pack

Came with 6 eye smashers and 2 guys. You have a chance of finding the exclusive glowing smasher and the slime surprise. My son was so excited with these I went to take a bath came out and he had ripped open the package and had them all open. Guess they are a winner in his book.

Smashers

I was wondering what the slime surprise would be was it going to be a mess?  I love that it was a little guy in a bag full of slime.

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My son was excited to have a little slime to play with and I was excited it did not splash everywhere when he threw the ball lol. Also we got a rare guy inside AWESOME.

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Puke Pizza Collectors Tin

Smashers

This is a cute tin the can store 50 charters. The tin also has 1 exclusive smasher.  As a mom with toys everywhere and 2 puppies that will eat everything this is awesome.  I love that we can store them all in one place without a lot of tiny guys laying around.  This is a must this holidays season.  We all hate having to pick up after the toys are opened, this is one that will make them want to clean up on their own.

Smashers

Sludge Bus

Smashers

My son loves any vehicle he can put stuff in. Even better this one opens for even more fun. This one will also hold up to 50 charters.

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When you open it up it transformers into a sludgy bathroom.  There is a little plunger catapult to try and get your smashers into the toilet.  This is so much fun.  This also includes 1 exclusive smasher, 1 exclusive smasher in an eyeball, 1 sludge bus, 1 collectors guide, and 1 instruction manual. Available October 2018

 

I got this free in exchange for an honest review

The Cat In the Hat Season 2 on DVD

The Cat In The Hat

Do you remember the Cat In The Hat?  Did you know he knows a lot about that?  We love the Cat In The Hat cartoons with such a better picture quality then I remember yet the same charters that we all love this is perfect for any house with kids.

The Cat In The Hat

The Cat In The Hat is perfect for young kids.  As you know the Cat is always getting into some kind of trouble.  It is so much fun to see how he gets out of it.  Of course, he always thinks he knows best just like our little ones.  I think The Cat In The Hat has some great lessons to teach out little ones.  I love that it has such a fun way of teaching those lessons.  Season 2 has 20 episodes that are going to keep your kids sucked in.

The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About That: 
Season 2 Volume 2
 
Enjoy the second volume of the second season of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! In this volume set, kids will learn the answers to questions like what is the Earth’s atmosphere, why do we need bones, and how is paper made. The discoveries don’t end there! We learn how polar bears survive the arctic winter, how our ears work and so much more!

I got this free in exchange for an honest review.

Sleep Soundly with AuCuTee’s White Noise Machine Giveaway

Sponsored By: AuCuTee

Hosted By: Love, Mrs. Mommy

Winner Will Receive an AuCuTee White Noise Machine!


Product Info:

AuCuTee White Noise Machine features a real fan to generate a natural and non-looping airflow of white noise for your focus, relaxation, and sleep.
  • Real Fan Inside: Get the soothing fan-based sound, instead of a digital (electronic) recording.
  • Multi Playing Mode: Choose 30/60 minutes automatic shut-off timer, or leave the sound on all night.
  • Dual Fan Speed: “high” speed is to make fan sound loud enough and the “low” speed is for a quite environment.
  • 2 USB charging ports (dc 5v,1a): Can be used to charge your cellphones/tablets.
  • Compact & elegant design: fits anywhere and blends unobtrusively into surroundings.

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FLOOGALS Project Birthday Cake

Floogals

My son loves when a new FLOOGALS comes out.  Even better this birthday cake one came to him 6 days before his birthday.  He was so excited.  With FLOOGALS you get to learn about experimentation, discovery, and observation.  I love a great kid show that is 100% family friendly and they learn while watching.  I don’t have to have mommy guilt when I need a few moments alone and stick him in front of the tv. He is loving learning while watching.

FLOOGALS

These little aliens have come to earth to figure out what “hoomans” are like.  It is such a cute idea it gives you an idea of what babies must be thinking seeing everything for the first time.  Project Birthday cake was of course his favorite.  He loves cake and for my little guy it also helped teach him a little about what cakes celebrate.

We love FLOOGALS and would completely suggest it for every family.  If you need a mommy break don’t feel bad about sitting them down in front of this one.  There is a whole world out there to discover.

Floogals: Project Birthday Cake
 
In Project Birthday Cake, Boomer’s built a little fizzerific food finder attachment for his Fizzer controls. It’s supposed to be able to sniff out food – a subject close to Boomer’s heart. Flying by a massive birthday cake the food finder goes out of control and Boomer crashes. The Floogals have to work out how to re-make the frosting and in the process find out what a birthday cake and decorations are for.

I got this free in exchange for an honest review.

Freaky Friday A New Musical on #Disney DVD September 25th

Freaky Friday

Did you know they re-made Freaky Friday?  I love that our kids can love the movie we did with an update.  One thing I found different is this one is a musical.  That’s right you can sing and dance along with your favorite charters. Ellie is the high-strung teenager while Katherine is the mother planning a wedding and trying to keep her business alive.  I have to say when I was younger with the original I was totally on the teenager’s side I was thinking wow that mom is so mean.  Now that I am a mom I can totally see the mom’s side.  This movie really does grow with you.

Freaky friday

From the Network That Brought You the Teen Beach and Descendants
Franchises as well as the Latest Hit Zombies!

 

FREAKY FRIDAY: A NEW MUSICAL

 

On Disney DVD September 25th

 

Featuring Exclusive Bonus Content Including Bloopers,
Deleted Scenes and Audition Tapes!

 

Synopsis:                   A contemporary musical update of the classic comedic story, “Freaky Friday” is based on Disney Theatrical Productions’ stage adaptation of the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Blake and her uber-organized mom Katherine, are constantly at odds about Ellie’s messy room, sloppy clothes and seemingly careless attitude. Ellie really misses her dad who passed away a few years ago; she bickers with her younger brother and argues with Katherine who’s getting ready to marry her fiancé, Mike – tomorrow.  As mother and daughter quarrel, they accidentally break the treasured hourglass given to Ellie by her father and then, suddenly, they magically switch bodies. Now, Ellie and Katherine must trade places at work and at school, and, during one crazy day, they’ll learn to understand and appreciate each other.

Cast:                          Cozi Zuehlsdorff as Ellie; Heidi Blickenstaff as Katherine; Ricky He as Adam; Alex Désert as Mike; and Jason Maybaum as Fletcher.

Director:                    Steve Carr

Choreographer:      John Carrafa

 

Writer:                        Bridget Carpenter (Written for Television)

                                   

Bonus Material:        Blooper Reels

           Deleted Scenes

                                  Audition Tapes for Cozi and Heidi 

Release Date:           September 25, 2018

Packaging:               DVD

Rating:                       TV-G

Feature Run Time:    Approx. 90 minutes

 

Aspect Ratio:            1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16×9 Televisions)

Audio:                        English 5.1 Dolby Digital

Subtitles:                    French & Spanish

Closed Captions:     English

I got this free in exchange for an honest review.

DynaTrap #DynaTrap #killthosebugs

I have been watching DynaTrap on QVC for a few months now and of course as you all know my house is filled with bugs.  We have been using ever thing possible to try and get rid of them.  We found a few good ideas for outside but they had to be across the yard and smelled very bad.  Which is great for some of the bugs but we have so many next to our door.  Its like they are attracted to the AC and the door has to be open because of the puppies.  So, what do we do?

We reached out the company that had the best reviews DynaTrap and I can honestly say I am so happy that I did.  The inside DynaTrap is a life saver.  Look at the sticky part picture below that was after one night.  Even with the screen door this is how many were getting in at night.  We were getting bit to death and the flies were uncontrollable.

I mean seriously look at that that was one night.

I love that I can use this in the house and not be afraid of what I am getting next to my puppies or my little guy.  This is so safe and even better I am not losing any plugs.  I am actually getting better ones.  These have the HDMI plugs and the regular plugs.  Right on the sides.

We used this one just inside the sliding glass door so it really is catching everything as they get in.  So, I am going to give DynaTrap a huge thumbs up.  I am going to have to get the outdoor ones.  Know that I know this works so well they are totally worth it.  If you have been on the fence then I say take the jump you will not be disappointed.

I got this free in exchange for an honest review

North Star Games #NorthStarGames #FamilyGameNight

 

North Star Games has a wide range of games your family is going to love.

Happy Salmon

This cute little guy has a game in it.  I have to say that is awesome I can bring it along with us or on a car ride and to the hotel and its not a huge box with tons of little parts.  This game is so much fun.  You pick your card color and your 12 cards turned upside down then you start flipping them and calling out your action till you match with someone doing the same action then you discard your card and go to the next.  Your goal is to be out of cards first.

I have to say I was very excited that they had alternate rules in this one for people who could not do an action.  They have different action if you can’t talk (or just needs to be a silent game) also different actions if you can not preform a task.  Having an autistic child this was very special for me.  The switch card at times could mean a melt down in our house now we can use the alternate rules to accommodate him.  I have to say North Star Games I am truly impressed you made sure everyone could be included.

 

Funky Chicken Card Game

The Funky Chicken card game is like Happy Salmon.  Same rules just different actions.  I love that you can also mix and match these games for more actions and a little harder game.  Just like Happy Salmon they also have alternative for people who cannot perform these actions.  Funky Chicken game was fun all on its own but I really suggest you buy both together.  I love that they can be alone on their own or mixed and matched.  Nothing like making a whole new game with 2 you already have.

 

Dude and More Dude

Dude

When I first saw the cover of this one I was truly wondering where they were going with this one.  A whole game where you say Dude.  After reading the rules and playing this game is genius.  So, you get your cards and like the others flip them over keep these ones to yourself.  Then you say DUDE how it is spelled and what you think it should sound like.  When you think someone has the same DUDE card as you do say it back and forth.  If you think you match say SWEET if you are right put them in your pile if you are wrong put in the discard pile. Keep going till someone is out of cards then they say CHILL and every one stops.  Then count the cards in front of you.   Who ever has the most cards wins. This was such a fun game.

 

Say Anything 10th Anniversary Edition

Say Anything

Now this one is more for the adults in our hose.  My son can’t spell yet so he is out. Of course, in this game we could just make him the judge the whole time.  Here you will answer with you best in our case funniest answer to a question.  Write it on the white board and the judge picks their favorite.  Before you know what the judge picks you use your tokens to pick your favorites.  Then you earn points for picking the same.  The most points at the end of 12 rounds win.  The answers that were coming out to this one had us laughing the whole time.  I never knew my husband had such a great seance of humor lol.

 

Make sure to check out all the great North Star Games.  Also check out another one of our favorites Monster Match Here.  Your kids are going to love finding these under the tree this year.

I got these free in exchange for an honest review

Floogals and Dr Suess DVDs Giveaway

Floogals and Dr Suess

Welcome to the Floogals and Dr Suess DVDs Giveaway!

1 winner

$16.35 RV

 

My son loved both of these movies.  They are so much fun and great lessons for your little ones.

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