Freedom. It’s a pretty powerful word. This word has inspired countless men and women to lay down their lives for what they believe in. This world is what our country has been built on. And it is because this word is so powerful that we are devoting this post to what freedom means to us. … More This is What “Freedom” Means to The Back Forty
The 4th of July is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to break out those summer activities! Whether you plan to celebrate on the 4th this year or the weekend before, there are tons of cheap and fun options for making the most out of our independence day. So, without further ado, … More 7 Cheap & Exciting Things to Do This 4th of July
This time of year, everyone seems to be dreaming of taking a vacation. Well, today I thought I would give you my current home as a travel suggestion. I have lived in Colorado Springs for about two years and when I have friends and family come to visit I become an unofficial tour guide. So today … More The Best of Colorado Springs: A Travel Guide
Today we want to wish all of the fathers out there a happy Father’s Day! To thank you for being an awesome father (or even for taking the time to thank your own father for everything he has done), we have a special gift for you. Click here to get two free eBooks from The … More Happy Father’s Day!
Have you smiled yet today? Today is National Smile Power Day – so it’s time to start smiling! “But why?” you might ask. Well here are 5 startling statistics about smiling: Smiling can boost your immune system by making your body more relaxed. Forcing a smile can put you in a better mood (mind over … More Why You Need to Celebrate National Smile Power Day
Did you know today is Earth Day? To be honest, I was completely oblivious to this until yesterday. Here at The Back Forty, we have been feverishly preparing for the California Women’s Conference to the point that May 10th and 11th are the only dates floating around my head (if you’re interested in learning more … More 3 Easy Ways to Make the World a Better Place on Earth Day
“If you want to be happy, be.” -Leo Tolstoy If we wanted, we could just keep-it-simple-stupid (KISS) the quote above and that would be that. But sometimes the simplest of truths call forth our complication-making machinery. We entertain this reason or that, compelling “evidence” that it’s just not possible. The more legitimate the reason, the … More 3 Opportunities to KISS Happy
I don’t know about you, but when it comes to thinking of the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for my husband (or even the perfect things to do on Valentine’s Day), it often feels impossible. First, there is the question of if I even want to attempt to brave the crazy world of reservations and official … More DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas That Will Make You Feel the Love
The Back Forty has officially posted 100 blog posts! To celebrate this occasion, here are our top ten performing posts of all time (as well as a few rising stars)! Check them out and pick your favorite. The Gift Inside My Fear I Am In Love with My Wrinkles Expert Tip #5: See Midlife Crises … More Our 100th Blog Post!
“You are not limited to the person you wound up being, the person you think you are. You can create a way of being for yourself that currently would be unrecognizeable for you as really being you, and have that way of being be authentically who you are.” -Werner Erhard The quote above goes … More A BE-Annual New Year Commitment