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Welcome folks to your home this fall with a one of a kind Jack-O’-Lantern! Here are a few patterns for inspiration!

Free Disney Patterns!



Better Homes and Gardens Classic Patterns



PumpkinGlow.com’s Un-Halloween Patterns!

Bill Cosby



Enjoy and Happy Carving!

How to Organize Your Own Block Party

Just moved into a new neighborhood? Have new neighbors? A great way to meet your neighbors or welcome them is to throw a Block

Check out the Neighborhood Resource Center of Colorado’s advice:

Getting Started

1. Start talking to your neighbors about having a block party.
2. Canvass the block and find 1-2 other people to help you – kids are great
3. Have a planning meeting with others who are interested.
4. Choose a date, time, and place (1-2 months notice is good)
5. Create a flyer.
6. Determine if your city or county requires permits, insurance,
barricades, norification of police, etc. Click here to see your city or
county’s requirements or process.
7. Identify volunteers to pick up permits, barricades, food, etc.
8. Invite neighborhood police officers and/or firefighters.
9. Invite your city council representative, county commissioners, and/or elected officials.
10. Contact local paper for coverage if desired.

More tips and info here: nrc-neighbor.org

Franktown, Colorado

Check out Franktown’s community website here! Franktown is a fabulous place to live with beautiful views!

With a spectacular view of the Rocky Mountains, Franktown’s home on Colorado’s high prairie and its convience to the Denver/Colorado Springs metropolitan area have made our community a popular place to live and work. Nestled at the northern end of the Black Forest, Franktown offers heavily wooded areas of tall Ponderosa Pine, yet spectacular views of the Rocky Mountains. Franktown is also right next to Castlewood Canyon National Park which makes for a great scenic trip in the area.

Read on here: franktowncolorado.com

Contact me if you are interested in moving to the Franktown area! 303.663.9335

Housewarming Recipe!

Try this Black Bean Avocado Salad when you need an easy recipe to welcome or thank your new neighbors!

Black Bean Avocado Salad

* 2 limes
* 1/4 cup olive oil
* 2 avocados, pitted, peeled, and cut into 1/2″ cubes
* 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
* 1 can (15 ounces) great northern beans, rinsed and drained
* 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 2 jalapeno peppers, seeds removed, chopped (wear plastic gloves when handling)
* 1 red bell pepper, chopped
* 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
* 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
* 2 teaspoons ground cumin
* salt and ground black pepper

1. ZEST 1 lime into a large bowl. Squeeze the juice of both limes into the same bowl. Whisk in the oil until emulsified. Add the avocados, beans, corn, garlic, jalapenos, bell pepper, tomatoes, cilantro, and cumin, tossing to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2. COVER and refrigerate for several hours before serving.

Source: recipes.rodale.com

Enjoy and welcome to the neighborhood!