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5 Amazing Restaurants to Try in Boulder

November 11th, 2020

I love going to eat in Boulder (I love going out to eat in general—who doesn’t?) I love a restaurant with a great atmosphere (a great vibe in a restaurant is my SCENE) and affordable food and drink that is quality! Winding down the day at a nice place with a few friends and drinks is one of my favorite pastimes. Sometimes picking out a new restaurant can always feel like a gamble; you never really know what you’ll get, especially because there are plenty of options in Boulder. Well, I got you, because these are some restaurants you certainly must try in Boulder; you really can’t go wrong... Read More

5 Small Money Saving Tips that Work

November 5th, 2020

Ah, money. Don’t we love it; don’t we wish we had more. I find that I like to spend my money on concerts, festivals, and similar events with friends. Sometimes these aren’t cheap though, and in order to do so I always have to be budgeting for the rest of the things I do. Going out with friends tonight? I need to somehow be able to have fun AND spend less. As I’ve been budgeting and saving money for bigger purchases, I realized that a lot of small purchases we make can really add up. By saying no to a lot of little convenient purchases, I’ve actually surprised myself at how much I’ve... Read More

Feeling Blah? Try These 5 Things to Help

September 9th, 2020

They are always those days where we feel blah, sometimes worse. I view myself as a generally positive person, but there are those moments when I feel like I can’t pull myself out a funk. Sometimes it feels easier to just sit and stew in the blah feeling, but that is rarely the best option. Usually when I feel this way, I resist taking any action because any action seems to take energy and feels overwhelming. However, it’s best to take small steps to help gain some momentum. Here are some steps to take that can really help pull you up and out of a funk.   Hang Out with a Friend   This... Read More

Advice for Grads Moving to a New City

August 25th, 2020

It’s around that time that many graduates are looking at jobs in different cities, thinking of moving. Moving to a new city can be scary, but it can be done! I moved to New York City after graduating and it was a whirlwind of an experience. Here are some things I learned from the move to help if you are thinking of moving somewhere new soon.   Get an Apartment BEFORE you move there.   This seems like such an obvious tip—however it was a tip I did not follow! I moved to New York City without an apartment, and while I’m very happy and lucky that it worked it the way it did (I stayed... Read More

5 Tips for Loving Where You’re at in Life

March 29th, 2020

Hi y’all, my name is Rea and I’m The Sunny Millennial! I am a 23-year-old woman living in Colorado. I love to write and create, and I’m excited to engage with all of you through this blog! I want to talk about millennial life as I love reading and thinking about it myself. I’m a generally positive person, so I plan to gear these articles to be upbeat, but also real and relatable; articles that talk about life situations we commonly deal with as millennials, as well as articles that give tips and tricks to millennial living. I know we’ve all been (or still are—like me heh) in a place... Read More

Best Cheap Drinks in Boulder

March 17th, 2020

One of the things I love about Boulder is the number of places to get cheap drinks due to the large college population! Truly, this town is the town where you can you get a lot of strong drinks (sometimes served in pitcher form) for a decent price. After living in NYC for a year—and being scared by having to pay $18 for a single red bull vodka at a bar once—I am very here for Boulder’s cheap prices. Look no further for a guide to the best deal drinks in Boulder, and I’ll see you there. 1. Illegal Pete’s Illegal Pete’s is low-key the king of good, cheap drinks in Boulder! They have two... Read More

Top 3 Coffee Shops in Boulder

February 5th, 2020

One of my favorite things to do is go to cute local coffee shops on occasion! I love the variety of coffee shops, each one having a different little pizazz and style; makes paying $5 for a coffee (kinda) worth it if it’s a cute shop with a good atmosphere. In Boulder, there is no shortage of great coffee shops, and here are a few of the best. 1. The Laughing Goat Ah, The Laughing Goat is a favorite of the Boulder coffee scene and it makes sense why. A nice location a few blocks off of the busy Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall, the Laughing Goat is a nice little oasis. They have a tiny cute patio... Read More

3 Christmas Light Displays to Get You in The Mood

December 6th, 2019

One of my favorite things to do around Christmas is to see all the different light displays! I’m too lazy to ever put lights up myself, but boy is it magical to see a bunch of Christmas lights brighten up a street or scene that looks quite normal in the daylight. These are some cool Christmas light attractions that are sure to dazzle you!   Mile High Tree This is a new attraction to Denver this year: a massive electronic tree on the side of Speer Boulevard! It’s a nice take on a big tree attraction for Denver, resembling something like a sister to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in... Read More

3 Pumpkin Patches to Visit This Weekend

October 10th, 2019

Fall is here, and I am personally so here for it! Originally, I was mourning the end of summer and Leo season, but fall has won me over once again. I’m really in the mood to go all out on fall this year, and if you are too—welcome! Here are some great cute pumpkin patches to visit this weekend to get you in that cozy fall mood! 1. Rock Creek Farm A farm in Broomfield, this is a super cute pumpkin patch with some fun little activities! The best part of this patch? Admission is free! So, if you just want to chill and take in some fall vibes without worrying about an admission cost, this is your... Read More

Best Brunch in Boulder

September 17th, 2019

Ugh, who doesn’t love brunching? Having brunch every now and again always makes me feel very classy and always feels like a real treat. There are many amazing brunch places in Boulder, and each varies depending on what you are looking for. Here are a few of my favorites for Brunch in Boulder and what you can expect from each one. Happy brunching!  1. Snooze   Snooze is a classic favorite, and for good reason. The Boulder location has it all—amazing food, drinks, a cute lil’ vibe, and a great location. If you go on the weekend expect a long wait, but just time it into your plans. The... Read More

Top 3 Fun Hangs in Boulder

July 30th, 2019

1. Half Fast Subs  I LOVE Half Fast Subs! It’s got great prices on drinks and subs, and the dive atmosphere is my favorite. Located on Boulder’s ever-changing ‘The Hill’ district, the atmosphere has some old0-school charm. It’s a no-frills, low key establishment that feels very comfortable to hang out at. Kick back on the patio, drink a pitcher of Long Island Iced Tea—dubbed the ‘Strongo’—and laugh with friends. You can’t beat it.  2. The Spot  The Spot is a cool hidden gem that has a fine duality; you can climb and drink a beer. The Spot was the first bouldering gym to... Read More

Top 3 Restaurants in Longmont

July 25th, 2019

One of my favorite things to do is to go out to dinner with friends and get a nice meal and drink and catch up. I LOVE a good atmosphere at a restaurant—which can sometimes be tricky to find—along with great food and drinks. Don’t worry, because if you are visiting Longmont, I’ve got you covered!   BIN 46   “Located in Historic Downtown Longmont, across from the beautiful Roosevelt Park,  Bin 46 Owner Candy Campbell brings her own unique and eclectic, contemporary American cooking in an approachable, elegant format. Driven by her beliefs that beautiful food tells a story, she... Read More

Why I Love Going to Music Festivals

July 20th, 2019

I recently developed a love for music festivals! I share a deep love for the experience of a music festival, as it’s like nothing else I’ve seen. It feels like an EXPERIENCE over just another concert, hangout, etc. I love them for the way they bond us with others and create a sense of belonging. Here are some of the reasons I love them and why you should try going to one someday! 1.The Good Energy Every time I’ve been to a festival, the energy has been off the wall amazing. I am a big believer in vibes, and I’ve always felt nothing but good vibes radiating from people at the festival.... Read More

5 Tips to Save Money Going to a Music Festival

June 27th, 2019

It’s summer, which means it’s festival season!!! As in, music festivals! I personally love festival season and went to Electric Forest last year and Bonnaroo this year. Festivals can get pricey, but I was amazed by how much I could save with small money-saving hacks. Yes, you can go to a festival too and not be freaking out about money too! (Trust me, I know. Currently on a barista salary…haha) Look no further for tips to make festival season fun and affordable.   Bring Your Own Food.   This seems like a fairly simple and obvious idea, but planning out what food you bring is... Read More