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Product Review: JamBerry Nails

I'm taking the 7-day Jamberry Nails challenge this week. Jamberry Nails is a direct sales company, similiar to Pampered Chef or Tupperware, that sells vinyl nail wraps. I was introduced to them by a friend and new consultant, Tessa Miller, who gave me a sample to try. The challenge … more

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Let's Get Dirty

Garden Experiments 2014: A new type of berry plant

I read about a European berry bush that’s related to honeysuckle called honeyberry or haksap, depending on who you talk to. Some people call it an edible blue honeysuckle. The plant is a perennial that’s supposed to start producing berries by its second year. It’s also … more

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What's in a Word

Not just any Friday

TGIF.  More importantly, TGIGF.  … more

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Other Community Blogs
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    Colorado Proud helps consumers support Colorado's economy.

  • Bikegjco.com

    Fruita and Grand Junction mountain biking trails have grown by leaps and bounds. Find trails, ideas and more.

  • GJEP Blog

    An inside look into the workings of the Grand Junction Economic Partnership.

  • The War On Wrong - Rick Wagner

    It's not that they know so little, it's that so much of what they know is wrong.

  • Moore Minutes

    I'm Lisa, a twenty-something year old girl who dreams big and feels life deeply. I blog about ideas on cooking, entertaining, home decor, party ideas and more!

  • Mesa County Libraries Blog

    Helping you discover books, music, movies and events at your Mesa County Libraries.

  • Nancy's Arts

    A reference-rich site explaining fun, creative arts and crafts and knitting projects.

Breakfast for Dinner

We reject that rose, “The Bachelor”

Melinda: We are breaking up with “The Bachelor.” We reject Juan Pablo's rose, ABC and everyone else associated with the show now. This season has stunk from the beginning, but that's not why we're bailing. Rachel will take over to explain why after the events that … more

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The Outdoor Junkie

Spring Powder

As we move through spring the opportunities for skiing fresh powder become less and less. The key is to get out as the snow is falling or immediately following. It's a race against the sun - if its rays touch the fresh snow it turns to mush in a heartbeat. Being a weekend warrior it … more

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Music On the Goe

Celebrate Music on Record Store Day

In ridiculous music news, have you heard about the release plans for the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album? For its new, secretly recorded double album “The Wu — Once Upon A Time In Shaolin,” the Staten Island rap crew has commissioned a silversmith known as Yahya to hammer … more

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Wine Openers

Growing market for Colorado wine won’t dim lure of Grand Valley

Wine writer Fred Tasker recently noted that Americans drank more wine last year for the 19th year in a row, up 2 percent to 360 million 12-bottle cases, according to wine consultants Gomberg, Fredrikson & Associates. And second, Americans love American wine: California makes 58 percent … more

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Making Change

The Making Change finale comes Thursday

It has been nearly three months since Rachel Sauer, Emily Shockley, Ann Wright and myself (Melinda Mawdsley) started our Making Change blog/experiment/shift in thinking project for the Trending section. We release our final results and revelations in Thursday's Trending section. (We … more

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Penny Pinchers

Frugal Frida Links: Cheap Vacations

It's almost summer, which means it's almost family vacation time!  If you're tired of stay-cations, this link has some great ideas on vacationing on the cheap. Other possibilties for cheap vacations include: 1. Camping.  Compared to staying in hotels, campgrounds are … more

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Birds and More


FOS is birder shorthand for "first of the season." What an exciting time it is! Just a few days ago the FOS black-chinned hummingbird was posted on the Western Slope Birding Network (Subscribe at: wsbn-subscribe@yahoogroups.com). Black -chinned hummingbirds are common in Western … more

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