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Nicole Happel's Favorite Pumpkin Bread

It's that time of year again!  Every October I post my favorite recipe for pumpkin bread.  I've tried a few, and this one is by far the best.  I think it's the cream cheese which makes it extra yummy.  And there's a funny story about how I came across this recipe.  One day I got home from work, and in my mailbox w...

Serveral popular annual events are taking place this weekend, including The Waldo Waldo 5K, Boo at the Zoo, and Giant Pumpkin Festival! Plus more fall festivals on the southeast side of town and a bluegrass concert downtown. Don't miss what Colorado Springs has to offer!
Colorado Springs is the second largest city in Colorado, located within El Paso County. I've recently had more opportunity to explore the user-friendly El Paso County Assessor's website . As a Realtor in Colorado Springs , I have used this site quite a bit for real estate purposes, but there are some functions that are useful to any resident of El ...
There is a lot of real estate content and chatter online. This makes it difficult to determine what is valuable and what is noise. Well good news, we read a ton of real estate content to stay on top of the industry. At the end of the Month, we compile the best articles we could find. This month we present eight informative pieces. These articles lo...
Here is my newest listing!  Built in 1985, this charming town home has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood burning fireplace, upper-level laundry, private fenced rear patio with storage shed and even mountain views!  The exterior features a new roof, parking spaced right in front of the unit and spacious green lawns all around.  The interior h...
​Have you noticed it's getting darker earlier? And the trees are changing color! That means fall has definitely arrived. This weekend there are many fall events and festivals happening in and around Colorado Springs. Plus science day, concerts at Stargazers, and a fundraiser for Black Forest to keep your social calendar full. Have a fantastic fall weekend!
We’ve had record amounts of rainfall this past summer. Colorado is known for its sunshine, 2nd behind in Florida with nearly 300 days of sunshine a year. However, this past summer was a bit different. In July, 6.23 inches of rainfall compared to our normal 2.83 inches fell ( usclimatedata.com ). By the middle of August, we already had 2.02 inches o...
Check out my newest listing in Southwest Colorado Springs !  Built in 1962, this home has been lovingly remodeled and includes 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, finished basement, 2 fireplaces, updated kitchen with hickory cabinets, Corian counters with integrated sink, glass tile backsplash, ceramic tile floors in kitchen and dining, recessed lighting, up...
Are you over the cloudy weather? Well you're in luck as the sun is predicted to come out this first weekend of October! Make good use of it at these events around Colorado Springs including a Star Party for Astronomy Day, Tree Walk, Rock Fest, Hot Rods at PPIR, and Autumn Hour at Pioneers Museum. Have a sunny weekend!
If you want to stir up some controversy, start a discussion about schools; if you really want to get people excited, start a discussion on school district boundaries. Academy School District D20 is proposing some boundary changes for the upcoming school years. One of the first things people ask is about changes to external boundaries (those bo...