Colorado Summer Fun with FREE Elitch Garden Concerts 2017 + Season Pass Perks

The school year is winding down, and it’s time to start plugging in some “don’t miss” fun events into your Colorado summer fun calendar.  Check out this upcoming music roster and incorporate some of the Elitch Gardens Concerts for 2017, and consider the perks of being a season passholder. There is no additional charge to attend the music concerts, they are free with park admission.  Plus, Elitch Gardens offers an excellent season pass deal of only $69.99 (more on this below), which will have you covered for lots of summer excitement. Located in the heart of Denver, when my family visited Elitch Gardens for the first time we had a blast.   My kids were ages 4 and 10 at the time, and both had fun.  These were our favorite Elitch Gardens Experiences we consider must-dos. We’d love to return some time and check out the water park area.  And planning our visit during one of these Elitch Gardens Concerts for 2017 seems like an awesome idea we may have to try. Elitch Gardens … [Read more...]

Free Coffee & Carside-to-Curbside Service from Denver Canopy Airport Parking

Most Coloradans who travel on a budget, or just live near Denver, will likely find themselves flying out of DIA, the Denver International Airport.   For my family, much lower airfares are worth a little up front car travel time to book flights from this location. One thing I'm always sure to include in our vacation budget is airport parking.  Being on the uncrowded fringes of Denver has resulted in DIA having multiple options for long term parking of your vehicle.  Prices vary, but will generally be cheaper than parking in a DIA lot.  The short shuttle ride over to the airport is not a big deal, so this is the option we typically chose. I recently learned about a cool, affordable Denver airport parking option that I'm excited to try out the next time we depart from DIA.  Canopy Airport Parking offers three types of parking:  indoor valet, covered self-park, and open-air. They are a totally green facility which is: Green Garage Certified, LEED Gold … [Read more...]

Car Safety Tips for Children

Because September was "Baby Car Safety Month", the Frickey Law Firm in Denver, Colorado, took at look at this important topic and had the following timely infographic crafted.  The below image features some vital car safety tips for children, including the 6 most common mistakes parents are making when loading their most precious cargo. Founded by Norton Frickey, the Frickey Law Firm became a father and daughter duo practice when Janet Frickey joined him In 1980.  Norton has since retired, but the firm boasts nine Denver personal injury attorneys with more than 120 years of combined legal experience.  "A Colorado Tradition when you need help", Frickey Law Firm focuses exclusively on helping people who have suffered a serious injury or disability, and the family members of those who have died a wrongful death. Car Safety Tips for Children *o*     *o*     *o* This post was sponsored by Network Affiliates, Inc, on behalf of the Frickey Law Firm. … [Read more...]

Top 5 Experiences at Elitch Gardens

America's only downtown amusement park, Elitch Gardens is located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.  For one admission price, you'll gain entrance to both this historical amusement park full of fun rides, and also an entire water park. My family recently enjoyed our very first visit to Elitch Gardens!  We stuck to the rides on the theme park side on this particular day, but would love to go back some time and also check out the water park.  Here were some of our favorite moments! Top 5 Experiences at Elitch Gardens #5 ~ Kids Roller Coaster Blazin' Buckaroo My 4 year old son is by far the wildest rider in our family.  The boy is fearless. Unfortunately for him... he's just not quite tall enough to go on the biggest and most thrilling rides yet.  [Mom sighs in relief.] So the biggest highlight for him at Elitch's was Blazin' Buckaroo, the family roller coaster.   Actually, we all liked it and rode it several times!  Every time we got off, he'd say, "Now I want to go on the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Experiences at the Denver Zoo

Every visit to the zoo is a new and exciting experience.  Unlike other tourist attractions with established rides and consistent entertainment performances... you just never know what antics the zoo animals will be up to when you visit!  That's one of the reasons my family loves visiting the Denver Zoo. Top 5 Experiences at the Denver Zoo Everyone's mileage will vary, and I'm sure your family has their own personal favorites at the zoo that they enjoy taking in.  But here's a quick look at my family's favorite moments on our recent trip to the Denver Zoo... Which of these would *you* most like to see? #5: Exploring the Rain Forest at Bird World I know what you're thinking.  BIRDS are not exactly the most exciting this to see at a zoo.  How wrong you would be...! We absolutely loved Bird World.  Who knows, maybe it's my growing affection for anything with feathers, since we recently became backyard chicken owners.  But I think this exhibit is underrated, and very nicely … [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...]

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...]

Nest Denver Children’s Boutique ~ Semi-Annual Sale [+ COUPON CODE]

Locally owned Nest is a Denver' children's boutique for ages 0-8 and tween girl sizes 8-12 years, found in two locations - 6th Avenue, and Larimer Square. They offer distinctive, whimsical clothing as well as curated gifts and novel community programming.  Whether you're already a fan, or will be in the Denver area and would like to check them out... now is the perfect time to do so - it's their Semi-Annual Sale (AND - you can receive an additional % off with my custom coupon code below!) Their brands are inspired by kids who like to express, explore and create, and they are proud to be the city's only locally-owned source for the Tea Collection. Nest is a destination store for parents who want to go beyond the internet to see and touch merchandise, and beyond chains and big box stores for unique yet practical clothing and gifts. At Nest, they emphasize affordability, community and customer service to help nurture your child from crib to classroom. Their original location on … [Read more...]

March Events at Denver Botanical Gardens

I simply had to post this "March Events at Denver Botanical Gardens" release below, because several of these sound so creative and fun!  What a great way to welcome Spring... I know I'm already starting to feel ready.  Check it out if you're in the Denver area. Raising dwarf dairy goats in your backyard?!  Hmm... interesting.... verrrry interesting!  :) March Events at Denver Botanical Gardens March is filled with garden preparation at Denver Botanic Gardens, with offerings and events for all ages and interests – from families, foodies and crafters to urban homesteaders and fitness buffs. Select events are featured below. Programs are subject to change; visit www.botanicgardens.org for the complete calendar. Denver Botanical Gardens ~ GARDENING NEW GARDENER BOOT CAMP Saturday, March 1, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. $80, $60 member (materials included) This comprehensive, full-day event will present a comprehensive overview of the Gardens best beginner gardening classes, including “Beginning … [Read more...]

America’s Got Talent to Hold Auditions in Denver

NBC's reality talent search show America’s Got Talent is currently gearing up for Season 9, is now hosting auditions, and is heading to Colorado!  America’s Got Talent is the only talent competition show open to any age and any talent.   A truly a modern variety show, they will be holding auditions in Denver soon. Over the past seasons, America’s Got Talent has developed a large social media presence, and their numbers only continue to grow.   Their platform offers to give artists of ANY kind a serious amount of exposure. - YouTube Subscribers: 542k+ - Channel Views: 202 million+ views So all of you talented Colorado moms out there... (or those with talented kids!), check out the details below, and be sure to head to the America’s Got Talent Auditions in Denver! America’s Got Talent Auditions in Denver America’s Got Talent is hosting auditions nationwide as well as online.  They will be stopping in Denver, here are the details: Denver - Dec 7th - Colorado Convention … [Read more...]