Author: Chelsea Smith

If you’ve stepped outside in the last 5 minutes, then you know that summer temps are already rising. Here are some tips to make sure the whole family—especially the furry, tail-wagging members—will stay cool and have fun all summer long. Water. The key to a safe summer for all of us is water, and lots of it. Remember to give your pet constant access to...Read More
School’s out for summer! But the learning can continue. Keep everyone engaged (and, let’s admit it, sane) with these educational and fun activities this summer. Outdoors Check out all the sports leagues for kids available at the Parker Recreation Center. An added bonus: they offer a ton of fun stuff for moms! How about some quality time with animals? Forget the crowded zoo - spend...Read More
National Arbor Day has been celebrated since 1872 when Americans planted one million trees in a single day. This year, we will celebrate our trees on April 27th. Check out these fun facts about trees in Colorado, why they are so important, and where you can score some to plant at home. Our State Tree is the Colorado Blue Spruce. It is known for its...Read More
Pradera residents have egg-ceptional access to a whole basketful of options for Easter fun (see what we did there?). Check out these Easter events in the Denver area as you celebrate the promise of spring. Nothing beats a weekend brunch. During the Easter season, many hotels offer special menus and events. Additionally, the Denver area provides some of the best culinary experiences in the country....Read More
Spring is just around the corner, making now the perfect time to refresh your home decor. Brighten up the inside of your home to match the season. You don’t have to look far! Parker offers unique stores and local artisans to help you gain inspiration, ideas, and add character to your space. Tucked into the heart of Parker’s main street, Meadowlark offers a variety of...Read More
How do we love thee, Parker? Let us count the ways! February is the month of love, and we’ve got ten reasons we love living in Parker, CO. #1. Experience the charm of Europe in your own back yard when you visit Purgatory Cellars for a wine tasting. Come in from the cold and enjoy the cozy surroundings as you sip their harvested blends. They...Read More
We might not want to judge a book by its cover, but a well-wrapped present should be enjoyed even before it is opened. These simple and fun gift wrap ideas will add some style and merriment this holiday season. Personalize your gifts by attaching a fun reminder of your relationship. Print out photos to use instead of name tags, or use movie ticket stubs from...Read More
See the lights, hear the sounds, and experience the magic of the holiday season in Parker. Here are a few of the season’s local traditions to enjoy. The 2017 Christmas Carriage Parade is a festive event each year in Parker. It will offer games, ice sculptures, a petting zoo, treats, crafts, holiday carolers, plenty of food, and pictures with Santa! Be sure to come out...Read More
A bountiful table is the hallmark of the Thanksgiving holiday. They say that we eat with our eyes before we eat with our mouths, so here are some decorating tips and ideas that will surely impress your guests and enliven your feast. Incorporate nature’s bounty: Use fresh fall leaves in addition to pumpkins and a variety of autumnal squash to serve as a table decor....Read More
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