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Fourth of July Colorado Springs 2014

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It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism. J. Horace McFarland The 4th of July falls on a Friday this year and that is good news for many Colorado Springs residents. A great start to the summer is a long holiday weekend with plenty of time and events to celebrate America’s Independence with fun runs, parades, fireworks, barbeque, picnics, arts festivals and an abundance of traditional Fourth of July foods. With plenty of rainfall this summer … Continue Reading...

Eating Local and Seasonal in Colorado Springs

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Farmers Markets and CSA's in Colorado Springs Summer is right around the corner, which can only mean that the start of the local farmer’s market season begins. Whether you occasionally visit a farm stand or do all of your local meat and produce shopping at these daily markets, the Colorado Springs area has a lot to offer. Local vendors, farmers, ranchers, bakers and craftspeople offer seasonal vegetables and fruits, herbs, local honey, bouquets of fresh flowers, jams and jellies and homemade … Continue Reading...

Spotlight on: The United States Air Force Academy

The United States Air Force AcademyAddress: 4102 Pinion Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80840Campus Size: 18,500 acresDon't Miss: Visitor Center, The Air Force Academy Chapel, Sporting EventsGetting there: North Gate entrance Exit 156 on Interstate 25, 14 miles north of downtown Colorado SpringsHours: While the Academy opens for visitors every day starting at 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., it is worth noting that the Visitor Center opens at 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.More Info per the Visitor Center … Continue Reading...

Six Qualities of an Outstanding Home Builder

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Saddletree Homes has been in Colorado Springs since 1994 and is one of the top rated home builders in the city and in the state of Colorado. While there are many qualities that go into becoming a top rated home builder, we believe the following six are what separates the good home builder from the outstanding.Excellent communication—From the time of our potential clients initial visits or phone calls to our office we want it to be a positive and professional experience. And once you become a … Continue Reading...

Seven Advantages of Hiring a Local Colorado Springs Home Builder

Colorado Springs, and the surrounding area, is increasingly supportive of local business. In the last decade, more communities have gotten behind the buy and support local movement because they know the strength of a community lies in the continued success of its local businesses. Consumers understand that unique strong companies that are ingrained in the community improve, enhance and boost the community they serve.When preparing to build your dream house you have a lot of decisions to … Continue Reading...

A Dream Home Office: Is It In Your Home Plans?

Not surprisingly, Dream Home Office Pinterest boards have been getting a lot of repins lately. While it’s difficult to find reliable data for how many Americans work at home, telecommuting is desirable for many reasons. Little or no commuting is not only good for the environment but is a huge money and time saver. And working in the comfort of your own home surrounded by the things you love is very doable with all of the advancements in communication and technology. There's also the flexibility … Continue Reading...

Colorado Springs Homes for Sale

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Before I moved to Colorado Springs, fifteen years ago, I spent about two months googling, “Colorado Springs homes for sale.” It was a little overwhelming to narrow down what I thought I wanted to what I was seeing in the search results.At the time I didn't know much about Colorado Springs other than what was told to me by family members and what I read online; a beautiful historic city at the base of Pikes Peak, home of The United States Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Colorado College, The … Continue Reading...

Christmas Eve Traditions

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"Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart...filled it, too, with melody that would last forever." Bess Streeter Aldrich What are your Christmas Eve traditions?Growing up we always waited until Christmas Eve at dusk before lighting the candles in the windows. The white light of candles in every window, more common in New England, can be traced back to an Irish tradition of welcoming The Holy Family, … Continue Reading...