Tiny homes — usually 500 square feet or less — are a growing trend in the U.S. Advocates like the pared-down lifestyle that is easy on the budget, from building or buying to maintaining. You might have seen the HGTV shows on the topic and wondered whether this might be a good fit for you. [Read more…] about Colorado Tiny House Festival Opens Doors on Second Yeard
Home & Garden
The Flower Bin, a family-owned garden center and nursery since 1971, holds its annual Summer Festival this weekend, Friday, June 22 through Sunday, June 24, With so many Boulder County gardens hit hard by the hailstorms earlier this week, it is an opportunity to replant at sale prices. All one-gallon tomato plants are 50% off, with a storewide sale of 20% off on other items. the festival includes FREE hot dogs and pop on Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Kids love the petting zoon from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on this days. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. 1805 Nelson Rd. , Longmont, 303-772-3454.
Peppercorn, Boulder’s outstanding store for quality cookware, bakeware, dinnerware, flatware, household linens, cookbooks and more, holds a warehouse sale from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. all three days.
Expect great savings on discontinued, white elephant, seasonal and scratch-‘n’-dent merchandise. Cash or check only. The sale site is 1953 33rd St. (half a block north of Walnut), Boulder, 720-390-7905.
The annual pre-Father’s Day grill demo and food sampling called Grillapallooza at McGuckin Hardware takes place today Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It offers a chance to sample good food, hor off various grills and learn about the latest the world of fancy grills. Local and visitng vendors offering FREE samples are from Fate Brewing Company. Zolo Southwestern Grill, Look Out Here I Come! Garlic Oil, Tru Pickles, Seed Ranch Flavor Hot Sauce, b4Adventure. Boulder Sausage and TreePod. If you’re buy a grill, there’s 25% off all BBQ accessories. 2525 Arapahoe Ave. (the store is actually between Canyon and Arapahoe, just east of Folsom and the Grillapalooza takes place in the west parking lot (Folsom street side), Boulder, 303-443-1822.
Gardeners are sure to dig this freebie! Need some grounds for your grounds? Have you ever wondered what Starbucks does with its used coffee grounds? Well, they just give ’em away for FREE. [Read more…] about Gardeners Will Dig Free Coffee Grounds at Starbucks
The annual Boulder County Home & Outdoor Living Show takes place through Sunday, March 25 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. More than 100 exhibitors present home improvement projects, outdoor water features, energy-saving products and services, plus cooking demonstrations and a project-inspiring gardenscape. Admission to the show and parking are both FREE. Show hours are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Fairgrounds are at Hover St. and Nelson Rd., Longmont.
Veldkamp’s Flowers (9501 W. Colfax Ave.) in Lakewood blooms every day with a Happy Hour promo Monday through Friday from noon to closing and all day Saturday and Sunday. During these times, loose stems are buy-one-get-one FREE (of equal or lesser value.) Mix-and-match your favorite flowers for a very unique bouquet or suprise a loved one with a few stems.
If you love fun, cute and quirky gifts and home décor, the shop sells more than just flowers. The front of the shop has lots of whimsical gifts for kids, pet parents, dinner party hosts and more. Plus, they have a great selection of candies, greeting cards, candles and soaps/lotions.
Did you know they’ve been family-owned and -operated since 1959?
You know that CALF (Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation) is all about connecting kids to their agricultural roots. Now the organization is partnering with CSU Extension and Douglas County Master Gardeners for a series of gardening classes through the spring, summer and fall. Instructors promise to dig deep into topics from soil prep to container gardening.
Classes cost a modest $5 each (unless otherwise noted as free). Registration is required and you can sign up online. Here’s this year’s schedule: [Read more…] about Sign Up Now! Gardening Workshops at CALF in Castle Rock
Concepts Furniture, known for quality contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories, is closing stores in Boulder and Longmont. Save up to 60% on recliners, occasional chairs, sofas, loveseats, sectionals, sleeper, bedrooms, dining rooms and more. No end date for this sale has yet been announced. 5440 Arapahoe Rd., Boulder, 303-443-6900, and 800 S. Main St., Longmont, 303-772-4178.
After 40 years in Boulder, initially as a greenhouse and more recently as a huge patio furniture and grill store, Fruehauf’s is moving to Westminster. The new 40,000-square-foot facilities opens in January 2018, but the moving sale starts now. No end date announced yet, but as the saying goes, shop now for the best selection with 30% to 90% off. We’ll keep you posted as we know more about the specific schedule. 1655 33rd St., Boulder, 303-449-9551.
Tools can be very expensive. Unless it’s part of your trade, it’s often not cost-effective for “do-it-yourself-ers” to buy tools for quick repair jobs around the house or on a car. Thanks to Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool, there’s no more need to pay for tools you need temporarily. Using the FREE service is easy — simply leave a deposit when you pick up a tool. When you’re done with the job, return it for a full refund of your deposit. Even better, you can borrow the tool for up to 90 days — perfect for those of us who procrastinate. (Not me, of course.) You can pick-up tools in-store or order them online. Thanks to the generous program, there’s no better reason to start “tooling around” the house and fixing those nagging repairs yourself.
I love sending flowers to friends and family for special occasions or just as a surprise for no reason at all, but I don’t always love the expense — especially when you tack on delivery and handling charges. That’s why I’m a big fan of the The Bouqs Co. online flower shop.
Not only do bouquets start at a reasonable $40, but orders always include FREE standard shipping — just create an account. Plus, it’s an easy three-step checkout — no annoying upsells with every click. (No, I don’t want to add a teddy bear or box of chocolates for $15!) The company cuts the flowers from its farms and delivers them directly to your loved one, so they get the freshest bouquet possible. (This means delivery occurs just 2 to 4 days after their cut. Other places may take up to two weeks.)
First-time customers can use this link to receive a $15 credit with their first order. I have used the service several times and my recipients have always very happy with the flowers…our wallet was happy, too. Remember, the promo is only available to first-time customers.
If you’re building or remodeling, the place to shop is ReStore, Habitat for Humanity’s retail outlets for surplus and reusable home improvement materials, fixtures, furniture, appliances, cabinets, windows, doors, plumbing, lighting, tools, lumber, insulation and more at half the cost (often up to 80% off retail). Aurora now has it own convenient ReStore location. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ReStore also accepts donations of used furniture, appliances, cabinets and more. To schedule a pick-up, go here or call 303-421-5300. You’ll find a list of all metro ReStore locations here. 1640 S. Abilene St., Aurora, 720-904-6739.