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yes, you heard that right -- put down that rake and let the leaves fall!

1. The Native Bees: Many of North America’s 3500-plus species of native bees need a place to spend the winter that’s protected from cold and predators. They may hunker down under a piece of peeling tree bark, or they may stay tucked away in the hollow stem of a bee balm plant or an ornamental grass. Some spend the winter as an egg or larvae in a burrow in the ground. All native bees are important pollinators, and when we remove every last overwintering site by cutting everything down and completely cleaning up the garden, we’re doing ourselves no favor. We need these bees, and our gardens can provide them with much-needed winter habitat.

Related post: Supporting native…

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Corn mazes and pumpkin patches near denver

Anderson Farms
6728 County Road 3-1/4, Erie

9 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday
10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday 

10 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday

9 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday
Free $12-$18

Corn maze, pumpkin patch, camp fires, gem mining and more.

Botanic Gardens – Chatfield Farms
8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton

Normal corn maze and activities:
10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

After dark corn maze:
7-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday
7-10 p.m. Thursday and Sunday

Corn mazes, hay rides, barrel train rides, pony rides and more. Here’s our look through a parent’s eyes.

Cottonwood Farms
1535 N. 75th St., Boulder

10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily

Corn maze,…

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Many of us move for work, family or school—but how about moving for fun?

According to WalletHub, the average American spends nearly $3,000 on entertainment each year. With that in mind, WalletHub recently released a report on 2018's Most Fun Cities in America.

While the No. 1 city may not surprise you (helloooo, Vegas!), some of the other list-toppers may. For instance, New York doesn't come in until the third slot, and Orlando beat out Miami, likely due to its several theme parks.

New Orleans, on the other hand, is mid-list in the ninth slot, whereas Los Angeles doesn't enter until spot 13!

To snag their findings, WalletHub compared more than 180 U.S. cities across 65 key metrics, looking at movie theaters, breweries, fitness clubs and…

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Living is easy here in Stapleton’s East 29th Ave Neighborhood! Enjoy maintenance-free living with soaring ceilings and an open flex space loft with sunny private balcony.

End unit townhome-style condo. Two-story great room is open to above loft, and boasts clever built-ins + cozy gas fireplace. The kitchen features a large walk in pantry and raised bar. Retreat to the incredible master suite with vaulted ceilings and a five-piece master bath with Tuscan-inspired grand arched hall. The convenient attached 2-car garage is insulated and finished. Walk to Aviator Pool, Greenway Park, Founder’s Green, Bladium, Stapleton Off leash Dog Park, open space trails, and several hip 29th St eateries + boutiques. Nearby summer concerts and plenty of fun Stapleton…

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Globe + Mail: When Shannon Beattie moved into her stately cul-de-sac neighbourhood in Niagara Falls with two other women, her suburban neighbours were wondering what was up. It’s not generally the kind of area where you have roommates.

But they aren’t quite roommates: Ms. Beattie is co-owning the home with a long-time friend and renting out their basement. Thanks to the living situation, she ends up paying $500 a month and gets much more space than her one-bedroom apartment in Toronto, which cost five times as much.

Co-owning is an idea that is starting to catch on as housing prices get further out of reach for new home buyers. Real estate agents and mortgage lenders say they’re seeing more people interested in the idea of splitting a mortgage…

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This home was built just a few years ago and lovingly cared for while all the finishing touches were completed.

Professional landscaping and quality upgrades make this spectacular home ready to move in. Siding to the trail access, and backing to open space; truly a dream come true. The full walk out basement has been framed and is ready for you to complete. This home features a spacious and open floor plan and an unobstructed view of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Step right out your gate onto the trails that meander through the community and connect to the Boulder trail system. A huge loft area is a perfect second living space, and two large bedrooms share a jack-and-jill bath. The master suite has incredible views and includes a lovely…

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Here is your chance to own just blocks from the vibrant new 40 West Arts District! This bright & spacious townhome has a 2-story great room with cozy wood burning fireplace.

Unique loft/catwalk open to below. South-facing windows light up the cheery gathering space all year long. Master walk in closet boasts beautiful professional organizer system. Private stone patio for summer BBQs. Move in ready: Fresh paint, brand new carpet & lighting, newer appliances, newer hot water heater, updated windows & sliding doors. 1 block to beautiful Lakewood Country Club. Short walk to restaurants (famous Casa Bonita), Westfax Brewing, shops, art galleries + RMCAD (Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design) Easy 10 min walk to Lamar Light Rail Station, which…

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There are many reasons that staging your home can help you sell faster. It not only allows the buyer to see themselves living in the home, but it also gives them a better impression of the place, making it stand out among the rest.

That’s why it’s important to know how to properly stage your home to sell faster and possibly for more money. In this blog, we will highlight the top 7 staging tips that can make your home irresistible to buyers.

Staging Tips to Make Your Home Irresistible

  1. Mirrors! Mirrors reflect light and can help make a room look bigger, which is a huge plus. They are also impersonal. Head to a home store, get a couple of mirrors and place them in a dark spot and/or a small room. 

    staging tips

    I love the large mirror here in this…

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