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Downtown Berthoud, Colorado : Wishful Living BlogWelcome to Berthoud, the Garden Spot of Colorado! There are over 300 days of sun annually and the town is home to just over 5,000 people. The town of Berthoud sits conveniently between Denver and Ft. Collins in Northern Colorado, 4 miles west of I-25 on Highway 56. The town has been in its current location for more than 125 years. It was originally built on the Little Thompson River and railroad route. However, after the rail company complained of the difficulties of the locomotives to climb out of the riverbed, the tracks and town were moved approximately 1 mile north from the river and this is where Berthoud currently sits today.

Berthoud is a quaint small town with wide tree lined streets, and dozens of original Victorian homes up and down the many blocks that make up the downtown. Berthoud has several parks, a public swimming pool, and a local farmers market during the summer. Berthoud Day, the first Saturday in June, kicks off the summer with a parade down main street, as well as activities and events all day throughout the town for young and old alike. Community events take place during the year and are a big draw for the whole town to participate in and enjoy.

Berthoud boasts some of the best small town shopping to be had. Fun, original shops with something for everyone. Wishful Living, an eclectic selection of merchandise from all over the world. Simply Shabulous, a antique store with a Shabby Chic flare. Indigo Sky carries local artisan made items and antiques. Berthoud has a quilt shop, an antique and imported rug shop, a clothing boutique, and much more. When you are tired from shopping, you can stop in at the award winning City Star Brewing for a pint of their gold medal micro brews. How about a frosty mug of A&W Root Beer at the local drive up? Berthoud is also home to a world class day spa, Brookside Gardens, offering a full menu of spa and salon services. At the end of a fun and relaxing day you can stay at the Berthoud Inn, the local bed and breakfast. The rooms are all unique, comfortable, and the breakfast consistently get rave reviews by their guests. Did we mention food? How about Nonna Bella for Italian? Titos or Mi Cocina for Mexican? Brick Oven is an excellent small pizzeria, and the Whistle Stop, Derby Grille, and Grandpa's Cafe offer great all-American food choices. Come, relax and spend the day in Berthoud with friendly, small town hospitality, you will be glad you did.

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Winter in Wishful LivingEvery year my family has an unusual tradition of stuffing our family stockings with items such as toothpaste, shaving cream and deodorant.  Those typical items you purchase at the store for everyday use, and those same items that offer little or no excitement to get.  As this holiday season approaches I look forward to filling the family stockings with many more unique items from Wishful Living this year.  I say let's make this a season to remember with unforgettable stocking stuffers, cards and gifts!

Each day is one step closer to the holiday season, and at Wishful Living the preparation has already started.  I am an employee at this amazing store and look forward to coming into work each day to see the new merchandise that will be put out for the holiday season!  As boxes are unwrapped and items tagged, the excitement of the holiday season fills the air.  The employees have been working hard on the calendar for extended holiday hours beginning the day before Thanksgiving!

Wishful Living is an eclectic boutique located in the heart of Berthoud, Colorado next to City Star Brewing at 321 Mountain Avenue.  As you walk into the store, your eyes will dance at the amazing display of merchandise throughout the building.  Each room offering a unique feel and items from an exciting adventure that the owners of the store took to import the merchandise back from various countries such as Indonesia, Bali and Guatemala.

As the countdown to the holidays appears, it is truly a pleasure to talk with each customer coming into the store looking for that perfect gift!  Whether it be jewelry, home décor, furniture or so much more, you are guaranteed to find a special item that no other store carries. Box Signs with amazing sayings, scarves and candles that smell delicious are some of the few items I myself have a hard time resisting the urge to buy.

The owners and staff at Wishful Living have picked a variety of unique merchandise to be displayed throughout the store each week.  With all of the exciting items we have to offer, you will be able to stock up on plenty of merchandise for family, friends and co-workers.  I cannot wait to share with you through this blog some holiday home must have items as the holidays continue to get closer!

~ Tiffany