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Factory tours might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of touring the beautiful state of Colorado, but for those who have been on just one or two of the state’s top tours, they know they can be just as fun and exciting as anything else, not to mention educational!  From popular brewery tours to candy factories, Colorado offers more than a couple of industrial type touristy activities.  

Here are our top 5 factory tours in Colorado:

Factory Tours in Denver ColoradoCelestial Seasonings - FREE
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Even if hot tea is not your thing, this tour is by far one of the best in Colorado! Located among Boulder’s majestic foothills, the free Celestial Seasonings tour offers a close up look at the nation's most

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Best Fall Hikes Colorado

Just because the school year has started for most kids in Colorado, doesn’t mean that all the outdoor fun has to be over! In fact, weekends during the fall in Colorado are oftentimes viewed by many families as the perfect opportunity to take a little nature vacation!  For many, our state’s most beloved pastimes like camping, mountain biking, bird watching, and hiking, are even more popular as the weather begins cool off.  Known for our gorgeous climate and landscapes, Colorado boasts tons of amazing fall opportunities for colorful hikes and outdoor adventures.  The best time of the year to witness the color change across the state is typically the last few weeks of September, which means there is plenty of time to plan a daytrip or weekend journey to one

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Home Organizational TipsThere is no better time than the start of a new school year to get your home organized! With how hectic life can get between kid's soccer practices, homework, your job, and of course the looming holidays, now is the perfect time to prepare for the busy year to come.   I’m not talking spring cleaning stuff here, I’m talking about implementing an organization plan for your home and life.  Being organized will not only make you more efficient, which ultimately translates into more time, but it can also bring calm to a time of chaos.  Not everyone needs to hire a professional organizer, having said that, some people definitely do!  Whether you are helping your elderly parents liquidate old 

clutter, moving into a new home, clearing out your home’s office, or

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Colorado State FairIn many states, the state fair has become legend, which is also definitely the case for our own Colorado State Fair! A long standing tradition that has grown from a small horse show into a massive entertainment production that lasts about 2 weeks, this fair has it all! If you have not already marked your calendar for August 23rd through September 2nd, do so now! The concert lineup is off the hook, the rodeo promises extreme action, and the family events are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. Tickets are running out fast for this year’s hottest events so get online today and check out the entertainment extravaganza for yourself. Also please note the Fair will be trying a few new things like moving over to a cashless payment system and really pushing

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Although one of Denver's most popular communities has been around for a long time, it has recently received much recognition for being the “it” community in Denver! Not on a golf course or flooded with extravagant mansions, The Highlands, as it is called, instead has a working man’s history, a mix of bungalow style homes and posh new condos, a hip nightlife scene, and a whole bunch of personality. This super chic yet diverse community is located northwest of downtown Denver and is actually made up of two smaller neighborhoods called Highland and West Highland.  Together these communities have recently been featured in several national publications for their popular and trendy overflow of restaurants, boutiques, and hip living accommodations.  

 

While

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Zip Lining ColoradoWhen I think of zip lining I usually flash back to my honeymoon in Jamaica, cruising from one jungle canopy to the next.  I often think about how cool it was and just how great of an overall experience I had.  Until recently, I thought this kind of tourism and adventure vacationing only happened in the Caribbean, and never realized I could have the same kind of monumental experience right here in my own backyard!  Hopefully you guys are more hip to things than I was, but did you know there are tons of zip lining tour companies operating in Colorado?  From just a brief Google search on the subject, I was able to discover that zip line tourism is HUGE in Colorado!  From gliding over the Royal Gorge and the Colorado River, to running a zip line course, this

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Pruning your bushes and trees is the best way to keep them healthy and to promote growth. In fact, the act of pruning has even become an art form in some cultures as well as a landscaping technique. When you trim your plants, bushes and trees you should really take into consideration what specific species of plant you are dealing with before hacking away at it. There is a certain amount of knowledge that one should have as well, before your first cut is made.

Depending on what you are dealing with, like rose bushes, an overgrown tree, or hedges, you may need different tools to get the job done correctly, otherwise a good pair of loppers will usually be just fine. We suggest researching the plant and fully examining it starting from the top down. You

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Broomfield Colorado Real EstateThe City and County of Broomfield is a community on the Front Range that offers spectacular housing opportunities for families of all kinds! This community is not only the place I just bought my home, but it is also one that has received several awards and recognitions A huge draw to the area is the community's unique status as its own County and its dual benefit of having some Boulder County amenities, like their schools, for a way lower cost of living. Many new neighborhoods are currently being built in the area that target a wide range of lifestyles. From apartment homes, luxury condos, resort style communities, ranch land, suburban single family, and classic brick construction, you definitely have options if you decide to buy a home in Broomfield,…
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Greeley StampedeIf you have not gotten your ticket yet, there is still time, but you better hurry because this year’s Greeley Stampede has a fantastic lineup!  From live music to their world famous rodeo, the Greeley Stampede promises to be fun for the whole family.  This event goes from June 27th, 2013 to July 7th, 2013.  For more information or to buy tickets for any specific event, visit them online, or at  www.ticketswest.com.  You can also purchase tickets at any local Colorado King Soopers grocery store.

The Greeley Stampede is a long standing tradition that takes place every year in Northern Colorado for the last 91 years!!! This event is known internationally as one of the best Independence Day celebrations our country has, and for being one that focuses on

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Lawn Care Tips

So if you are like me, you have recently noticed (I'm talking like in the last week) that your lawn has changed from a lush green to a hay straw brown! Even after all the talk about how dry everything has been, I just assumed the lawn got enough rain a few weeks ago, and did not notice the gradual change. So what do I do now? Well, I need to get out there and start properly caring for my lawn before it gets worse and moves into the land of no return. The information I am presenting was collected from several of the top lawn care websites as well as local professionals. If you have any questions that are not addressed here, just walk into your local home improvement or garden care store, the associates there should be able to help.

The first key to

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