Fall Haiku Bags & Discount Code!

Haiku Bags are totally up this outdoorsy chic girl's alley. I love the practical styles, trendy nature-inspired designs, well thought out details, and eco-friendly materials used in construction.  They offer an awesome range of shapes and sizes. I've been privileged to review a few of their styles, and have personally purchased even more.  These great bags fit in perfectly with my lifestyle! I own (and adore) everything from a small sized wallet/clutch that I bring to work in my backpack every  day, to a giant catch-all tote that I use for camping and on most of our outdoor family adventure days. The Fall Haiku Bags are now available, and feature some gorgeous fresh colors.  Each season they offer a new print fabric, and the bluish gray and berry hued "River Floral" print for this Fall is lovely.  Here are some of my favorite Haiku Bags this season. Be sure to grab the great discount code at the end of the post! Haiku Bags ~ To Go Convertible Bag I'd seen previous … [Read more...]

One Week of Adventure in prAna #7DayStretch + Discount Code

A few years ago, I purchased my very first pair of what I call "outdoorsy" pants, made from durable fabric with some stretch to it.  They were made by prAna.  The comfort factor blew my mind, and they warmly welcomed me to my new "Life Beyond Jeans".  I was hooked.   Now prAna pants are better than ever. I was recently approached to try out a #7DayStretch test in some prAna pants, and quickly accepted the challenge.  Excited to see they come in three length options, I selected a tall pair of Women's Halle Pants. My mission:  To sport my new prAna Halle pants for 7 days straight, testing out the fit, fabric, and wear. Unfortunately for me, I can't really go play outside for a week straight. But fortunately for me, prAna Halle pants look great and work for just about anything you plan to do during your day. Are you ready?  Here we gooooo.....!  (Plus there's a prAna discount code for Colorado Mountain Mom readers at the end.) One Week of Adventure in prAna Halle Pants … [Read more...]

Einstein Bros. Bagels Coupon for Free Bagel Topper

My family and I have an absolute favorite bagel shop:  Einstein Bros. Bagels.  They have an awesome variety on the menu, and we love it all!  We order the gamut, from frosted sugar cookie for my son, to a egg-spinach-mushroom-and-swiss bagel sandwich for me.  Mmmmm... I can taste it now! Well, now the order decision making process just got even more challenging, with some delicious new options!  Einstein Bros. Bagels just added a new menu item to inject some fun and creativity into how people “top” their bagels – beyond the basic cream cheese and lox: Bagel Toppers. Served open-faced, new Einstein Bros. Bagel Toppers are available in four innovative flavor combinations that are sure to please everyone from the certified chocoholic to the vegetable lover. To find out which Bagel Topper is your match please click here. Spicy Devil: a toasted bagel with Jalapeno Salsa shmear, bacon and sliced jalapenos Nutty Monkey with Nutella: a toasted bagel with Nutella hazelnut chocolate … [Read more...]

Elitch Gardens Coupon Code

Summertime is here, and it's time to visit Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park!  Elitch Gardens is is a 70 acre amusement and water park located in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado. Celebrating 125 years of fun, Elitch Gardens is America's only Downtown Theme and Water Park.   The park is now open through November 1st with 53 rides and attractions, live entertainment, thrilling roller coasters, and an entire water park. The Water Park will have water slides open to enjoy daily through Labor Day.  Island Kingdom Water Park boasts numerous attractions for the whole family to enjoy. Guests can take a plunge on Splashdown, float down the Castaway Creek Lazy River, or lounge in the full-service cabanas while the kids play in Hook's Lagoon. Plus, coming soon is the monstrous addition SlideZilla, the all-new six-story Hydro-Beast. In addition to Water Park fun, the park features rides for all ages.  Family entertainment includes fun events such as "Dive-In Movies", where … [Read more...]

Ambassador Picks ~ Aventura Best Wardrobe Staples [Discount Code]

As an Ambassador for Aventura, the makers of eco-friendly women's clothing, I've been able to try out several pieces from the new Spring/Summer line. One of my favorite things about this season is the infusion of bright and cheery color. When I spent a week in downtown LA for business, I was surprised and saddened by the dreary sea of neutral wardrobe colors.  Sorry, but that's just not me.  Especially during these warm weather months I propose that wearing fun, gorgeous colors both bolsters your mood and sends a message to others that you are full of life, and up for adventure! You really can't go wrong with Aventura Clothing, as their fabrics are all soft and comfortable, the styles versatile, and the designs typically generously cut and flattering.  But if you are looking for some core staple pieces for your wardrobe, which you can use to create outfits for pretty much every occasion - I'd love to share with you some of my favorites. Aventura Clothing ~ Best Warddrobe … [Read more...]

Firmoo – Cute Frames, Low Prices [Coupon Code]

This nerdy girl has worn glasses since the 4th grade.  My prescription is hefty, and although I wear contacts it's nice to have some updated glasses with a recent prescription available for when your eyes are tired.  Or you're lounging around the house on a Saturday morning.  Or perhaps you get a wild hair to look like a trendy Hipster. Thank goodness, gone are the days of paying between $3-400 for a pair of prescription eyeglasses from my eye doctor.  If you haven't tried ordering eyeglasses online, you need to.  It's slick, easy, and pretty much fool proof.   And it will save you a ton of money!  Firmoo offers cute frames and low prices.   Firmoo.com - Online Optical Store This is actually the second time I've worked with Firmoo on a blogger eyeglasses review, so I have two different pair from them.  Both of great quality, and I have no complaints.  We've been so impressed, that when my husband needed new glasses... we used Firmoo.com as customers, and ordered his … [Read more...]

Aventura “Fall in Love With Fall” Giveaway

Here in Western Colorado, where if you like mild weather but still enjoy the variety of seasons changing, you just can't complain this time of year.  It's absolutely beautiful outside, and we're still having sunny 80 degree days.  But enough already.  Because I'm ready for my favorite, most gorgeous season of the year ... and I'm dying to wear my new Fall Aventura Clothing! As an Aventura Ambassador, I've received a few pieces from their Fall/Winter line that have me quite excited for those temperatures to drop just a touch.  This season they're offering some great items to spruce up your wardrobe, and promise to get you excited about wearing sweaters and tights.  One of my favorite fabrics this season is their amazing thick, soft, stretch corduroy.  Just chose the style that suits you best, from the Whitney Skirt (shown below), Morgan Cords, or Morgan Jacket. I took a stab at Polyvore for the first time, and here's my pick of "The Perfect Colorado Aventura Outfit" for Fall!  I … [Read more...]

Spy Escape ~ Safety & Survival Live Training in Denver, CO [50% Discount Code]

Former CIA Officer Jason Hanson has gathered his best safety and survival tips, and is offering to teach them to you and your loved ones.  The founder of Spy Escape, Jason will be hosting a live seminar featuring his safety and survival training in Denver, Colorado. Being safe in today's world continues to be an ever growing concern.  Threats range from everyday crime and violence, to trying to avoid identify theft, to keeping your family safe while traveling.  Because of this fact, this training really caught my interest and attention. Jason Hanson has received extremely valuable CIA training in his past, has culled the best and most relevant tactics for families to be aware of, and is offering to train you in a relaxed and fun environment – no intimidating, military style. As seen on both Shark Tank and the Rachel Ray Show, Jason Hanson is using his Spy Escape and Evasion seminar to reveal safety and survival secrets that 99% of Americans will never know.  These secrets … [Read more...]

Colorado Mountain Camp ~ Overnight Adventures For Kids [Coupon Code]

If your school year looks anything like ours, summer break is coming quickly.  So it's that time of year for parents to start thinking about fun options to keep your kids busy during those upcoming weeks.  Or even better yet... finding something to help make your child's summer vacation exciting, enjoyable, and maybe even learn-a-new-skill productive! I recently discovered a cool organization Avid4 Adventure, who has been empowering kids to choose active, outdoor lifestyles for over 10 years.  In support of this goal, they put together summer day camps and overnight camps, for kids in both California and Colorado locations. A particularly exciting option is their Colorado Mountain Camp - overnight adventure camps for kids in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Colorado! Colorado Mountain Camp Colorado Mountain Camp is an overnight camp offered on multiple dates, by Avid4 Adventure.   They are one or two week sessions for 2-12th graders, and are located in Bailey, Colorado.  What … [Read more...]

Outdoorsy Chic Style From Aventura Clothing [Coupon Code]

My favorite type of clothing is that which is comfortable, versatile, and practical, leaving me ready for any adventure or activity my day brings.   I work in an office.  I travel.  I play outdoors with my kids.  I love wearing Aventura Clothing because I can do all of these things... and showcase some exceptionally cute style at the same time! When I became an Aventura Ambassador earlier this year, I already had many of their pieces in my closet.  These are the clothes I reach for time and again, and always feel confident in.   Here's a little bit about why I love them, and a look at some of my favorite items from their Spring collection. Aventura Clothing for Spring & Summer My best overall description for the Aventura Clothing brand is "outdoorsy chic", and I appreciate the gap they fill in the fashion industry.   I'm not ready to cash in my chips for the frumpy mom look just yet, but I also don't want to dress like I still think I'm a teenager. And I love that when … [Read more...]