Uncategorized Was your Thanksgiving full of pie and gratitude? (Mine was!) I hope your Thanksgiving was simply wonderful, full of good food and quality time. One of my favorite traditions at Windermere is our pre-Thanksgiving pumpkin pie giveaway. I always love having a chance to slow down, reconnect with my clients and friends (and, as is often the case, client-friends!), and show my appreciation for the […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Beautifully Renovated Ranch in Fort Collins! Recently updated ranch floor-plan at 525 Columbia Road in Fort Collins with a fully finished basement. The large main floor features original hardwood floors that have just been refinished and stained. The addition to the home adds a dining room, family room and a beautiful sun-room off the back of the home so you can […]
Colorado Springs Colorado Springs: feeding the wolves, climbing the mountain, and more My mind is on Colorado Springs lately as I look forward to visiting my family there over Thanksgiving! Here are a few interesting Springs-related articles and activities that caught my attention recently: Manitou Incline challenges fitness junkies — I’ve written about Manitou Incline before, but this UCHealth post dives deeper into the Incline’s “2,744 steps […]
Uncategorized Photo time! 3 ways my new headshots represent me I was overdue for some new professional headshots! I recently had the pleasure of working with Jen at Blue Sage Photography on a new series of photos that I simply love — not only are they professionally shot, but they are so me. Here are 3 ways that my new photos represent me: The photographer. […]
Uncategorized A guided wine tour in Windsor Oh Windsor, you get me. On Thursday, November 14th at 6:30pm, Windsor’s Toast Coffee & Wine Bar is hosting a delicious-sounding guided wine tour, pairing six wines with appetizers inspired by Thanksgiving. Sommelier Hillary Siebels is visiting Toast for this event, which promises to be beginner-friendly — “You don’t have to know much about wine […]
Fun Facts Earn your turkey at this unique race in Fort Collins If you’re looking for a 5k race opportunity in northern Colorado, throw a rock and you’ll probably hit one. However, I recently stumbled across a race with a very different angle from the others — one that even I could win, if I put my mind to it. (You may already know I love a […]
Uncategorized Time For New   Here is a fact… If you have ever thought about owning a new home, the last two months of the year are usually the best time to make that happen. Here’s why… Many builders have year-end goals and sales quotas to hit.  If they have a “standing inventory” of homes that are completed but […]
Fun Facts Sign me up: Colo-Road Trips Did you know that Colorado.com publishes “Colo-Road Trips“? These ready-made itineraries provide great information about how to string together some of Colorado’s best food, culture, history, nature and more into a memorable road trip packed with adventure and exploration. For example, take a look at their “Days of Fun in the Cache la Poudre River […]
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Fort Collins Real Estate Halloween event round-up It’s difficult to believe it’s only 10 days to Halloween! Have you made your plans yet? If not, here are a few events in the Fort Collins area that have piqued my interest: Oct 25-27, Treatsylvania: “Children ages ten years and under receive treat bags to use for trick-or-treating at the storefronts… Participants also enjoy […]
Fun Facts Gold leaf and missing bells: the Colorado State Capitol Building This week, the story that caught my eye was not about nature or food or even llamas but about architecture and history: specifically, the Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver. Radio station KUNC took a tour with guide Ellen Stanton, and I loved hearing stories about the 1,700-pound chandelier, the hidden faces in the walls, […]
Colorado Springs Free Activities in Colorado Springs I may live and work in Fort Collins but a huge piece of my heart is in Colorado Springs, where I grew up and where much of my family still lives. I love this post from UCHealth detailing 5 free things to do in Colorado Springs — they cover Garden of the Gods, the U.S. […]
Buying Seeing a city in a new way It isn’t too often that you see my own face on this blog! (That’s me at left, alongside my friend Hannah.) When I’m not selling homes, taking business meetings over ice cream, or sharing tips on homeownership, I am out and about in Colorado just like many of you. It is important to me to […]
Fun Facts Love-a-Llama Lodge Honestly? I almost didn’t tell you about this one, because I wanted to keep it all for myself. Welcome to Love-a-Llama Lodge, an 6-acre Airbnb dream in Clark, Colorado where guests can interact with and feed llamas. According to the lodge description, there is even more fun to be had at Love-a-Llama Lodge: “…horseshoes; a […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Saving energy and saving money Did you know that the City of Fort Collins offers tours of its public utilities? These free “Power Trip Bus Tours” visit Rawhide Energy Station (pictured), local energy sub-stations and more, all with the hopes of introducing the public to the different ways that electricity and water are generated and distributed through the city. Fort Collins […]
Fort Collins Real Estate A video tour of the Poudre National Heritage Area Today I stumbled on a link I had to share with you: the Cache le Poudre River National Heritage Area video archive. If you are curious about the cities along the Poudre River (specifically Fort Collins, Loveland, Windsor and Greeley), these 30+ videos create a wonderful way to learn about the area without ever leaving […]
Uncategorized 6 signs that autumn is around the corner The moment that school begins, everyone’s calendars seem to flip to autumn. Fall technically arrives on September 23rd, and here are a few upcoming events that have clued me in that Colorado is ready: Fort Collins Water Lantern Festival. (Sept 21) Picture a clear night and a beautiful lake covered with glowing lanterns. Doesn’t that […]
Carbondale Colorado’s Creative Corridor In this blog I have highlighted local yoga, food, events and more — but the arts can be an important factor in choosing a city or a neighborhood as well! I love this video Colorado Field Guide video about the Colorado Creative Corridor. The video tour highlights five iconic western Colorado cities: Carbondale, Paonia, Crested Butte, Ridgway […]
Uncategorized Exploring Colorado through yoga Red Rocks Amphitheater. Garden of the Gods. Yampa River Botanic Park. These places all conjure up images of gorgeous landscapes under bright Colorado skies — which makes them wonderful places to do yoga! I am loving this article from UCHealth, “Outdoor yoga: Top spots from Red Rocks to your park or county fair,” which includes […]
Uncategorized Military Appreciation Month at Colorado State Parks Did you know that all Colorado State Parks celebrate Military Appreciation Month in August? Here is how you can take advantage of the parks’ free admission this month (details and image courtesy of Lory State Park): Stop by any Colorado Parks and wildlife locations show one of the following: CAC Card DD Form 2 (reserve […]
Fort Collins Real Estate Montava and New Urbanism Here’s an interesting development to keep an eye on: Montava! I can’t help but be intrigued by all of these examples of “New Urbanism” that I see popping up. New Urbanism focuses on walkable neighborhoods, diverse types of housing, and environmentally-friendly design. (Read my blog about Longmont’s Prospect New Town for another example of New […]