Author: msheppard

Kids get plenty of sugar these days, especially this month! Want to do something healthier—but still fun—for Halloween? We’ve come up with some alternatives to candy that will delight the little goblins who stop by your house this Halloween. They’ll delight the big goblins, too. Give other types of treats. Simply skip the food concept altogether and give out a fun item instead. Many of these...Read More
Packing a healthy, delicious lunch for your kids doesn’t have to be a challenge. In fact, it can be a fun way to involve them in weekly or daily meal preparation, and to pass along important lessons about healthy eating. Here are some simple ideas to keep those lunchboxes colorful, nutritious, and satisfying. Streamline the process: Pick one day a week to make the grocery store...Read More
Are you ready to get away from the weekly hustle and bustle? Fall is the perfect time to get outside, soak in the sun, and watch the leaves change. Here are some of our favorite easy hikes near Lone Tree and the greater Denver area. The word “Colorado” means “the color red” and just about the best place to experience this natural phenomenon is at Red...Read More
Heritage Hills is surrounded by a wide variety of top-notch shopping and dining options, work opportunities, and entertainment choices. But it's also just a short drive from some of the best mountain towns in the world. Consider a weekend getaway to one of these stunning Colorado towns to celebrate the long Labor Day weekend. Idaho Springs is a famous Colorado landmark because gold was first discovered...Read More
Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the sights and sounds of Colorado. Take advantage of these festivals and fun events happening near Lone Tree! Wine down—oh, we mean, wind down—from the work week by enjoying Castle Rock’s WineFest on Saturday, July 21st. From 2-8 pm, experience one of the front range’s best wine festivals, including premium tastings and information sessions. Ticket purchases include a free wine...Read More
Have you noticed that the 4th of July is coming up soon? Heritage Hills residents are in a prime location for some of the best fireworks displays in the state. Check out these fantastic shows that are all within an hour's drive of Lone Tree. Enjoy one of the oldest and largest displays in all of Denver - the Glendale Fireworks Show. It will take place...Read More
Summer time means pool time! Whether you are out to play or seeking joint-friendly exercise, keep these water safety tips in mind. Who can swim? It is important to know how to swim when spending extended time around the water. One of the best swim programs in the Parker and Lone Tree area is Safesplash Swim School. Check out their summer programs. Who can help? It goes without...Read More
As summer rapidly approaches, take advantage of its first long weekend by celebrating Memorial Day in Denver. Here are some things to do in and around the metropolitan area. You can honor the veterans who served our country and protected our many freedoms by attending the 2018 Veterans Memorial Day Tribute near Denver’s state capitol (at the POF Hall). This free event will feature many public leaders...Read More
These warm days remind us that it is almost time to plant! Here are some tips for how to get the most out of your garden this spring and summer. As you consider your outside space, let some of these ideas germinate. It can be confusing to know when to plant vegetables, herbs, and flowers. For helpful and detailed information, check out one of the most...Read More
Grab some white vinegar (extra points for using distilled white wine vinegar) and tackle your spring cleaning list with confidence. This ubiquitous and all-natural product works wonders on germs, laundry stains, and much more. Here are some ideas to try out around the house this spring. Vinegar will kill bathroom germs. Simply spray it on floors, countertops, and other surfaces and wipe off with a damp...Read More
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