Nest Moms Know: Summer Adventures with Kids

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. This was updated on 5/19/2015. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

Our question:

We are looking for ideas for kid-friendly, summer roadtrips – daytrips or weekends!

Your answers:

  1. A short hike at Chautauqua in Boulder! (2015)
  2. Long camping trips and road trips make for more lasting memories. Have a destination but stay flexible on your timeline. (2015)
  3. Camping at any of our state/national parks (2015)
  4. Berry Patch Farm to pick fresh fruits and veggies (day trip) (2014)
  5. Mount Rushmore (weekend or longer) (2014)
  6. Glenwood Springs, CO (weekend or longer) (2014)
  7. Leadville, CO (weekend or longer) (2014)
  8. Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenesburg, CO (day trip) (2014)
  9. Durango, CO (weekend or longer)  (2014)
  10. Steamboat Springs (weekend or longer) (2014)
  11. Breckenridge, CO (day trip or longer) (2014)
  12. Dinosaur Ridge (day trip) (2014)
  13. A day trip to Colorado Springs.  Have lunch at Bristol Brewing Company, then head to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. (2014)
  14. Sunflower Farm in Longmont, CO (day trip) (2014)
  15. The Sand Dunes (weekend or longer) (2014)
  16. Lair O’ the Bear Park (day trip) (2014)
  17. Walking Mountains Science Museum in Avon, CO (weekend or longer) (2014)
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Nest Moms Know: How to Live Green

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

4/29/2015

Our question:

Any good and/or easy ideas for living green, especially with kids?

Your answers:

  1. Walk! Everywhere! Many times walking (or biking) is easier than loading kids in the car and finding parking. A stroller with a large basket is particularly helpful, as is a Burley trailer for a bike. (2015)
  2. Anytime I am running the water waiting for it to get hot, I save it to water my plants! (2015)
  3. Switch to reusable rags/kitchen cloths/microfiber cloths instead of paper towel. (2015)
  4. Recycle!!!! So much is recyclable if you put a little effort in. (2015)
  5. Diapers are biodegradable and flush able diapers. (2015)
  6. Use a cloth diaper service. (2014)
  7. Go to thrift stores. (2014)
  8. Plant a garden with your kids. (2014)
  9. Use vinegar and baking soda to clean pretty much everything.  Vinegar is amazing for your glassware when it starts to look a little foggy. (2014)
  10. Use reusable packages and containers for lunches and snacks. (2014)
  11. Use recyclables and found objects for art projects.  For example, you can make fabulous bracelets from cardboard paper towel rolls and magazines. (2014)
  12. Don’t waste water.  If you have a glass that you are finished with, instead of pouring it down the drain, use it to water plants or your garden. (2014)
  13. Hand down your clothes and toys when you are finished with them.  We love WeeCycle. (2014)
  14. Watch films with your kids that educate them about environmental issues.  A great one is Plastic Oceans. (2014)
  15. Read books with your kids that address environmental issues.  The Lorax by Dr. Seuss is fun and has a great message. (2014)
  16. Instead of regular candles, use flameless. (2014)
  17. Help eliminate waste by using TerraCycle. (2014)
  18. Compost! (2014)
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Nest Moms Know: Finance

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

4/21/2015

Our question:

Any great financial resources, advice, or planners you would like to recommend to the group?

Your answers:

  1.  Start a 529 college savings plan for your children’s future. (2015) 
  2. Get a financial planner. Failing to plan is planning to fail. We use a trusted Edward Jones advisor. Also, instill in your kids the ideas of saving and using their own money to buy things. (2015)
  3. Teach money sense to young kids–they get it. (2015)
  4. I would highly recommend Dave Ramsey books and classes. (2015)
  5. We love our financial planner- Ken Jacobs! Social responsible investing! Invest with your values! (2015)
  6.  Make sure you have life insurance for both parents.  One good option: Bright Peak (2014)
  7. Deal with your taxes as early in the year as you can.  Waiting until the last minute is super stressful. (2014)
  8. Turn it all over to your spouse! (2014)
  9. Find and consult with a financial advisor that you trust.  One Nest customer recommends: Aaron McLaughlin at Seamount Financial (2014)
  10. Take a look at Learn Vest.  It’s amazing. You get a personal coach and a ton of resources including software to help with expense tracking.  All for a very small fee. (2014)
  11. Use an accountant (2014)
  12. Arapahoe Community College has free classes on taxes by Robin. She is amazing she knows business taxes and personal, it is such a great resource! (2014)
  13. Use GoDaddy bookkeeping. (2014)
  14. Contribute money to a 529 plan for each of your children to start building their college funds now. (2014)
  15. Prepare your kids to take care of themselves financially and to understand money.  Check out Young Americans Bank. (2014)
  16. Make sure you handle your estate planning.  Check out Wills & Wellness. (2014)
  17. Try Turbo Tax. (2014)
  18. Seek out  financial planners whose values are in line with your own. It may be worth a little extra money to know you’re investing according to what you believe in and not just making money. (2014)
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Nest Moms Know: Halloween Traditions, Crafts and Recipes

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

Our question:

We are looking for Halloween Traditions, Crafts and Recipes

Your answers:

  1. Boo at the Zoo
  2. Banana Ghosts
  3. Pumpkin Carving Parties
  4. Halloween Sugar Cookies
  5. Homemade Costumes
  6. Planting your own little pumpkin plant and bringing it to school
  7. ‘BOOing’ the neighborhood! Halloween Boo Poems and Songs 
  8. Victorian Halloween at the Molly Brown House
  9. Historical Littleton Trick or Treat
  10. Aspen Grove Trick or Treating
  11. Participate with your kids in Halloween Festivities
  12. Make Pumpkin Nutella Muffins 
  13. Langston Anderson Farms
  14. Check out Pinterest for Halloween Goodies
  15. Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Muffins

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Nest Moms Know: Ideas for Fun, Creative Lunches

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

Our question:

It’s back to school time (still!) and we’re looking for fun, creative lunch ideas!

Your answers:

  1. Bento box to give a variety of [mostly] healthy choices.
  2. http://hellogiggles.com/ways-pack-inspired-lunch
  3. Thick sliced cucumbers with cream cheese
  4. Sushi Sandwich
  5. Pizza! Buy whole wheat dough and break it up into small balls and then freeze it. Take it out the night before and it then only takes 5 minutes to make the next morning
  6. 100 Days of Real Food Cookbook
  7. Guacamole with veggies
  8. Cheese quesadilla and a side of snap peas
  9. Weelicious is great for meals and cooking with kids

 

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Nest Moms Know: Great Summer Dates

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

Our question:

We are looking for suggestions for great summer date ideas (preferably non restaurant)

Your answers:

1.  Go for a hike in Boulder and bring a picnic lunch.

2. Check out the Chihuly exhibit and hit a concert at the Botanic Gardens.

3. Jog together in Washington Park.

4. Elitches!

5. Try stand-up paddle board yoga on Evergreen Lake.

6. Play tennis.

7. Hang out on the rooftop bar at Linger.

8. Go for a bike ride.

9.  Try new things at a local farmer’s market.

10. Learn a new skill together- like golf.

11. Anything at Red Rocks.

12. Hoppy hour at butterfly pavilion! Beers $2 and wine $3! And they even have summer concerts.

13. Paddleboating

14. Gambling in Blackhawk is fun.

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Nest Moms Know: Great Ice Cream

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

Our question:

We are looking for suggestions for great ice cream spots.

Your answers:

1.  Pajama Baking Company

2. Sweet Cow

3. Nuggs

4. Cows Gone Coconut

5. Liks

6. Golden Spoon Fro Yo

7. Pinkberrys

8. Little Man

9. Bonnie Brae

10. Sweet Action

11. Eis Gelato

12. Safeway

13. High Point Creamery

14. Scrumptious

15. Yogurtland

16. CoYo

17. Charlie’s Ice Cream Social

18. Paciugo Gelato

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Nest Moms Know: Great Music

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

Our question:

We are looking for suggestions for our next playlist!  What music are you listening to?

Your answers:

1. Katy Perry

2. Pompeii by Bastille

3. Jack Johnson

4. Best of Neil Young

5. Justin Roberts (great kids music)

6. Bruce Springsteen

7. Pharrell Davis’s “Happy”

8. Beyonce

9. Ed Sheeran

10. She & Him

11.The Lumineers

12. Frozen Soundstrack (duh)

13. Little Mermaid Soundtrack

14. James Taylor

15. Bruce Hornsby

16. Marc Cohen

17. Sarah McLachlan

18. Coldplay

19. Matisyahu – One Day

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Nest Moms Know: Day Trips

Nest hosts a Tea Collection give-away on our Facebook page most Tuesdays. We try to ask questions that will enrich our community. We always appreciate your input! If you would like to suggest a question, please email us at info@nestchildrensboutique.com.

These are questions we ask every year and update with new content. We organize all the responses on our directory page here.

 

Our question:

We are looking for suggestions for fun day trips!

Your answers:

1. Sunflower Farm

2.  Eldorado Canyon has great hikes and it is near Boulder (so go and see the new Nest in Boulder afterwards :)).

3.  Go to Chatauqua State Park and eat lunch there.  It is also in Boulder (so go and see the new Nest in Boulder afterwards :)).

4. Lair o’ The Bear

5. Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon.

6. North Pole amusement park at the foot of Pike’s Peak!

7. Nederland

8. Mount Sanitas

9. Dinosaur Ridge

10. Berry Patch Farms

11. Barr Lake

12. Heritage Square

13. Bluffs Regional Park in Lone Tree

14. Butterfly Pavilion

15. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

16. Tiny Town

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A Night Out at Goldyn

Nest Moms at Goldyn

What a time we had at the Nest Pop-Up Shop celebration we co-hosted with Goldyn Boutique.  We invited three moms in for personal styling sessions with fabulous Vanessa Barcus, owner of the very special boutique in LoHi (AKA Lower Highlands in Denver).  We got to sit in on the sessions and to see the final results at our cocktail party on Thursday June 5th.  When these women came in, I thought to myself “How could they possibly get any cuter?!  They already look great.”  Then the fun began for us, but most important for them (and alas- they actually did get cuter).  I watched Vanessa work and picked up a thing or five.  So even if you didn’t get in to be styled at Goldyn last week, read on and learn:

1) Sometimes it is fun to try something on that you like, but might not ordinarily choose.  Work with a professional to help you identify those items and then go for it!

2) Ruching in the middle is very flattering!

3) Invest in a small number of timeless, well-made clothing items.  You will feel great every time you put them on and can update with trendier less pricey accessories each season.

4) Nothing like a well cut blazer.

5) Just because you are pregnant, does not mean you have to wear maternity clothes.  There are some great options out there that grow with you (and then back again).

Thank you Goldyn, for the fun and fashion!

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