LOCALS WE LOVE | APRIL EDITION
Another month has flown by!
Can you believe it's almost summer already?!
I better get out my bikini and make sure it still fits!
I hope you all have a summer bucket list of fun things to do before summer is over!
If not - stay tuned!
I will be posting a Summer Camp Guide
Summer Activities list
and other fun things to do in the Colorado Springs area for summer time!
Also, I'm glad you could make it to our Girls Night Out Networking Rendezvous!
Heres a little recap of the night-
I've also included the contacts for everybody featured
so you can keep in touch :]
First, I want to give a
shout out to the venue who hosted our April event-
Check out their menu online!
And connect with them on social media so you don't miss out on any of their specials!
Our spotlighted charity for the month of April is-
- NAMI -
Phone: (518) 222-0746
Mgr : Maria Cumberland
Phone: (719) 638-7627
Thank-you everyone for getting involved with us for April!
I can't wait for next month!
Speaking of which!
You are invited!!!
To our next event...
GNO Girls Got Moxie Networking Social !!!
The event will be hosted at Moxie
On May 22nd, from 5:30-8:30PM
Bring a friend!
Need the addy? It's...
925 S 8th St
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Avid 4 Adventure
With the most experienced instructors around, they teach children of diverse backgrounds solid skills through authentic experiences outside. I’m not talking about just the basics of adventure sports like mountain biking, kayaking, and climbing; but also, how to use sound judgment and problem-solving in all aspects of their lives.
" Avid4 Adventure was born out of my desire to give kids a love of outdoor activity and to ensure the future caretaking of our planet. With declining youth participation in sports, decreasing physical education budgets in schools and increasing screen time, I saw a need not just to get kids outside, but to set them on a trajectory of
lifelong outdoor adventure and stewardship.
Being active outdoors is not only good for kids physically - Outdoor experiences are powerful and empowering. They are punctuation points in our lives that shape
our confidence and character.
Our camps give kids both a place to start and plenty of room to grow outdoors as they build skills in a wide range adventure sports, including mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and paddling. From helping a 3-year-old achieve better balance on a strider to teaching a 12-year-old to navigate single track terrain, we build kids’ skills, confidence, grit and determination, teaching a new generation of adventurers to thrive in the outdoors. "
– David Secunda, Founder
As if that’s not attractive enough, Avid4 caters to kids of all abilities - beginner, intermediate, AND expert outdoors-people - and accepts campers as young as Pre-K. Their hope is to provide opportunities for kids of all physical abilities (not just those that identify as athletic or adventurous), races, ethnicities, genders, economic backgrounds and religious backgrounds to enjoy the outdoors in however they define that experience.
Backed by our inclusive, time-tested curriculum and highly qualified instructors, kids of all abilities develop outdoor skills that instill a lifelong love of adventure.
- We hire the most committed, experienced instructors around
- We use professional-caliber equipment, so campers learn how successful mountain biking, kayaking and climbing are supposed to feel
- We transport campers to authentic local recreation areas they can keep coming back to explore
- We teach campers solid skills—not just the basics of adventure sports, but how to use sound judgment and problem-solving in all aspects of their lives
The campers who attend our summer day camps, overnight camps, school programs and events come away filled with confidence, enriched with newfound skills and launched into a lifetime of empowering outdoor adventure.
Learn more today at www.avid4.com
Connect with us on social media so you don't miss any of the fun!
Check out some of the fun right here!
It's almost Summer and we are all thinking - What to do with those KIDS?!
Most of us are looking for an inexpensive entertainment option and the Colorado Springs movie theater is offering $4 tickets to select kids' movies
from the beginning of June to the end of July!
For this Summer Movie Camp at the AMC CLASSIC Colorado Springs 10 moviegoers receive a movie ticket and a snack pack including popcorn, a fountain drink and fruit snacks for
Don't forget to stop by the Dine-In Fresh Eats for your snack!
Showtimes are always going to be every Monday and Wednesday at the movie theater, located at 1550 Pulsar Dr, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80916
Connect to them online!
then you should join AMC Stubs for FREE and get insider deals!
Get a free refill when you purchase a large popcorn, earn points towards even more rewards with every dollar you spend, and receive a free gift of popcorn for your birthday!
Also, exclusively for AMC Stubs members, enjoy $5 movies (plus tax) all day every Tuesday!
(offer available at the box office only)
Here's an offer GNOMEbody wants to miss!
Buy one ticket to Sherlock Gnomes at the box office 4/13-4/19, and get a second free!
It's already the 15th!!!
STEP ON IT!!!
Interested in checking out their other special offers?
Become a member! Link below:
Enjoy your Summer at the Movies!
Check out local ticket times today!
What they Are all about
To The Community
" Get exactly what you love about the classic movie theatre experience!
AMC Classic brings you the best of times at affordable prices, offering you the same great atmosphere with a few new and fantastic additions.
At AMC, we demonstrate our commitment to the communities we serve, and foster the growth and development of our associates through volunteer opportunities, in-kind and monetary donations, and our sustainability programs.
To that end, we have developed the AMC Cares Charitable Fund, as well as AMC's Giving Back, Matching Gift, Associate Scholarship, and Community Pass Donation Programs.
We specifically aim to strengthen AMC communities through investments in programs that positively impact the areas of arts, culture, health and human services, education and employment. "
With 380 AMC Theatre locations this year they have the best-in-class amenities such as plush, power recliners, MacGuffins full bars, AMC Dine-In Theatres, premium presentation formats including Dolby Cinema at AMC and IMAX; AMC is recognized as the industry leader and an iconic destination for movie-goers.
By 1968, Durwood’s multi-screen theatre chain had expanded nationwide and was incorporated as American Multi-Cinema, Inc. (AMC). In recent years, AMC has continued to lead the industry by doing what it does best: focusing on its guests and providing the best-possible movie-going experience.
Adam Aron, who joined the company as CEO and President in 2016, has taken the Company to new heights, as AMC announced in 2016 acquisitions of both Carmike Cinemas in the United States, and Odeon & UCI Cinemas in Europe. Upon completion of either of these transactions, AMC will be the largest theatre chain in the world.
Check out their history here: https://www.amctheatres.com/corporate/amc-history
Ordering Gift Cards: https://www.amctheatres.com/bulk-gift-cards
Corporate Orders: https://www.amctheatres.com/gift-cards-corporate-orders
Artichoke & Spinach Dip
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
1 package cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
2 cups shredded cheese
1/2 bag of Spinach
2 cups artichokes
1 tsp. Salt
1 Tablespoon granulated garlic
2 dashes of basil
1 dash pepper
Steam the spinach on the stove until completely flaccid. Put the cream cheese in the microwave and soften. Drain the artichokes (I personally use the Private Selections brand of cooked artichokes in a jar, I use 2 jars= about 2 cups), I squish the artichokes a bit so they are not so big.
Once cream cheese is softened, add the sour cream and mix well with a whisk- pop the mixture in the microwave if it is too chunky or too cool after adding sour cream, you want the creamcheese/sourcream mixture to be smooth. Add all spices and mix.
When the spinach is steamed, add to creamcheese mixture and mix well. Add artichokes and stir, then add most of the shredded cheese and stir (I personally use the "Italian" blend, because it has parm., provalone, mozz., and romano cheeses) save about 1/2 cup of the cheese for the top!!!
Once you have everything mixed together, plop that dip into a baking dish and add the rest of the cheese to the top.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, or until cheese on top has browned a bit.
1. Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.
2. Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil. It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!
3. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.
4. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.
5. To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.
6. For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.
7. Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.
8. Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!
9. Reheating Pizza-
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.
10. Easy Deviled Eggs-
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.
11. Expanding Frosting-
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.
12. Reheating refrigerated bread-
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
13. Newspaper weeds away-
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go. Cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.
14. Broken Glass-
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see easily.
15. No More Mosquitoes-
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.
16. Squirrel Away-
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn't hurt the plant and the squirrels won't come near it.
17. Flexible vacuum-
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.
18. Reducing Static Cling-
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and ... guess what! ... static is gone.
19. Measuring Cups-
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out. (Or spray the measuring cup or spoon with Pam before using)
20. Foggy Windshield-
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!
21. Re-opening envelopes-
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.
Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn't like when you tried it in your hair.
23. Goodbye Fruit Flies-
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2' with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
24. Get Rid of Ants-
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,' can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!
25. Dryer Filter-
Even if you are very diligent about cleaning the lint filter in your dryer it still may be causing you a problem. If you use dryer sheets a waxy build up could be accumulating on the filter causing your dryer to over heat. The solution to this is to clean your filter with with a toothbrush and hot soapy water every 6 months.
Check out this video from
The 'So Yummy' FB page
For some great tips!
Tell me if you use any of these
if you found them useful :]
.:: 2018 BRIDAL PLAYBOOK ::.
IN THE CITY
Hello my soon-to-be fellow Housewives!
Welcome to the first Bridal Playbook published by the Colorado Springs Housewives!
This is meant to be a guide to some of Colorado Springs finest venues and vendors from around the area - a great source for local brides or if you're just planning an event!
Cheyenne Mountain Resort
Discover Quintessential Colorado Weddings at Cheyenne Mountain Resort!
Stephanie Bailey, Catering Sales Manager
4494, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Coordination Co. | Kate Charter
Each package includes an expert Head Coordinator, travel, and access to the professional planning software we use.
And the awesome service begins long before your wedding day. Services include vendor recommendations, unlimited communication with your Head Coordinator, timeline creation, delivery of final payments, design consultation, and contract reviews and execution.
We welcome the opportunity to tailor a custom package to bring your wedding vision to life!
Stop stressing, we've got you!
Contact Kate for an appointment today!
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Iced and Dazzle
2708 West Colorado Ave, Unit C
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Hours by appointment only
Debbie's Custom Sewing and Alterations
Contact us now for an appointment!
Lapse Media | Jessica Hines
Young Scholars Academy State Visit - Colorado Springs
January Girls Night Out Networking Social - CoSprings HITC
Jan. GNO Networking Social AD Reel loop
Say Cheese Photography
We can customize any photography package for your needs!
Contact Deeanna for an appointment!!!
Ashley Norton Photography
Contact Ashley for an appointment today!
Phone: (407) 456-4493
Tina Joiner Photography
I would absolutely love the honor of being YOUR wedding photographer!
Contact Tina for an appointment today!
War Eagle Posh | Robyn Darby
Perfectly Posh is a naturally-based pampering company, and our focus is to bring fun, trendy products to our customers at a reasonable price. Products that are made from the best ingredients in the world, manufactured right here in the USA, because we all deserve to feel pampered and be able to give ourselves a little “me time”. Our products are never tested on animals, never contain parabens, paraffins, or sulfates, and our catalog items are always $25 or less!
Contact Robyn today for home pampering!
YouTube: War Eagle Posh
SK Health and Wellness Day Spa
With over 50 different modalities, SK Health and Wellness Day Spa offers the latest and greatest Spa Treatments using our natural and vegan skin care products made in-house by the owner herself to insure you are getting top quality service through out your experience.
Our Spa services include:
Best of all, our Membership services offer a monthly complimentary:
30% off our skin care products and more.
Contact SK Health and Wellness Day Spa for an appointment today!
Phone: (719) 638-7627
Address: 3715 Parkmoor Village Dr Ste 103
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
Elokin Beauty | nikole kienast
Nikole Kienast boasts 12 years experience as one of Colorado Springs premier makeup artists, knowledgeable in makeup application techniques for all ages and all occasions. When she is not busy preparing models for the runway at Denver and New York Fashion Week, she can be found creating personalized makeup looks for her clients. Specializing in bridal, print and runway. Nikole Kienast is a licensed esthetician and certified in permanent makeup and eyebrow microblading. When choosing an artist for your makeup, permanent makeup or microblading needs it is vital to find a skilled professional with a reputation for reliability, precision and cleanliness. Nikole's before and after photos speak for themselves, call or text 719-287-9010 to schedule for your makeup and permanent makeup needs!
Call or text 719-287-9010
Having a passion for entertaining and planning, I would like the opportunity to provide you or your group help in planning and executing your wedding, , honeyemoon or next group travel. Whether that be somewhere within the continental US or globally,
I can help get you where you want to be!
Contact Samantha for an appointment today!
Samantha Burns Rettke
.:: 2018 Bridal Playbook ::.
In The City
Interested in still being included in this years Bridal Playbook?
for participation information
Please join me in all my adventures by following me on facebook, twitter, instagram, pinterest and, of course, on this blog for the beautiful city of Colorado Springs! Stay tuned for announcements on local get togethers and networking opportunities! Get a babysitter and lets have a GIRL'S NIGHT OUT!