Cosmic Cow Pie: Connecting the Dots


Black Friday In Broomfield, Colorado

BLACK FRIDAY In Broomfield, Colorado!

Need to reduce stress and create balance in your life? 

Last year many people laughed at me and my blog post as I got up at 3:00 a.m. to go to Best Buy with my daughter and her fiance in Flagstaff, Arizona to buy a TV.  I do want you to know that I love the small notebook computer I picked up on that day for only $125.00 and think of it every time I am in a class with my small lightweight unit taking notes. I did say I was not going to get up at 3:00 a.m. again so I have some new fun for this year and Black Friday!

Becky Hancock CEO of Calico Books has invited me to a book signing on Black Friday, in my hometown of Becky HancockBroomfield, Colorado from 10 to 2 at 300 Nickel St.

Calico Books is a trendy "green" book store where a reader can come and "recycle" current books and find hidden treasures. They are branching out to the "new book" line and have already hosted two local authors prior to this event and will be hosting two more local authors  before Christmas. Calico Books is intended to be far more than just a used bookstore. It’s a place to come and enjoy a cup of coffee or cocoa (free of charge) and find a new author to enjoy or bring books in for Trade Credit.

There will be a number of sales going on in the store where the standard prices are already half-off the cover price of the books. Both the paperback and audio versions of the book Cosmic Cow Pie...Connecting The Dots will be half-off the retail price for Black Friday only.

There will be 10 free monkeys for the first 10 book purcahses and buttons that correspond with the chapters in the book for each person who buys throughout the day.

Eleanor Alden Author of StepWisdom will be at the Black Friday event sharing wonderful ways to deal with step family situations in a loving way. She is a local Colorado author who does workshops.  She would be a wonderful person to connect with and talk to about a special customer event in Colorado.

Calico Books is the daughter-store of Booklover’s Used Bookstore in Fort Collins, CO. Both stores are owned by Becky’s family, while Calico Books is hers to manage. Becky has already made many steps towards integrating the store with the Broomfield community and trying to provide services which might not be available elsewhere. In addition to carrying local authors, Calico Books is also supporting the community by carrying gift items that have been hand-crafted by locals-such as gift cards, bookmarks, book covers, and even purses.

Becky brings with her six years experience working as a bookseller and manager in her family’s store along with a lifelong passion of reading. She moved into the Denver Area this past summer in preparation for opening the store and has kept busy ever since. She is continually trying to find new ways in which she can be an asset to the community and improve the store’s accessibility and offerings as a whole.

Please stop by to meet Becky and talk about how you might be able to create a "customer" event in her book store!

Becky, Eleanor and I feel that stress relief and balance is of major interest especially during the holidays when the effort of preparing for gatherings, parties, or getting packages shipped on time  carry with them a high degree of stress. We hope to provide a brief respite during the frenzy of Black Friday along with the tools to reduce stress and friction over the holidays and well into the New Year.

The book "Cosmic Cow Pie...Connecting The Dots" shares my experience in navigating the Cosmic Cow Pie of life.  I am currently an author, speaker, real estate and small business consultant.  This first book in the Cosmic Cow Pie series, includes an integrated principle-centered approach for solving problems with penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes. The reader will find reality writing and honesty which might inspire the application of fourteen principles which will help anyone trying to adapt in today’s evolving world to reduce stress and create balance. 

Click the link to get a free chapter of latest crowd sourced e-book project entitled “Cosmic Shift Happens tm. “ As consumers are exposed to “mean monkeys” in cyber space, the "crowd" felt it was important for individuals to understand a little bit about the thinking of some “predators” who could be lurking in the dark side of social media. The content will help readers be prepared with a mechanism to cope and forge through the mental anxiety of the cyber abuse.  Understanding the rules of engagement in cyber space and how to respond should help avoid “Social Media Syndrome tmKnowledge is power and understanding the rules of engagement can make social media much more fun and exciting.

Mid December should be the e-launch of four children/parent e-workbooks, which follow some of the principles identified in Cosmic Cow Pie…Connecting The Dots. The links show video of children using the principles to maintain balance.

If you would like to get on a list to be notified when the children's books will be available please register here for the newsletter and we will keep you up to date on the release. We are designing a new Cosmic Cow and will be having a "name that cow" contest.  The newsletter format will be video Cow Tips.. so follow the action and sign up now.  Cosmic Cow Pie... Kids Rules For Life will also be coming out soon.

I look forward to talking to you on Black Friday from 10 to 2 at Calico Book store in Broomfiled, Colorado at 300 Nickel.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsCarra Riley & Declan Kenyon • November 14 2010 10:20AM


You are going to have the best day on Black Friday Cara! This sounds like such a fun event! This is my kind of bookstore! I would love to bring some of my books to trade. There used to be a place around here to do the same, but unfortunately they were unable to make it through the recession. I hope both you and Becky have a banner day!

Posted by Stephanie Reynolds, East County San Diego Homes 619-838-4408 (Integrity First Financial Group, Inc. ) almost 10 years ago
Carra, it sounds like you're going to do a little schmoozing, some re-visiting, sign a couple of hundred books, and give away 10 monkeys?. All in all you may beat the fun you had shopping for bargains
Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 10 years ago

Stephanie ~  You would love the bookstore and Becky!  She is such a progressive thinking and helping the world going green!  Sorry to hear about your green store :(  I'll ask Becky about shipping the books ?????

Ed ~  You got it right.. I love the way you process!  Guess you have to put golfing around the Grand Canyon on your to do list.. come in June is perfect!  I am going to have way more fun this year at Calico Books at 10 a.m than I did at Best Buy at 3 a.m. last year :)

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago

Carra...that sound like a great time; am sure that you will shine that day; The folks who come are in for a treat. Best wishes to both of you and Becky--two terrific women.  Let us know how it all turns out. 

Posted by Barb & Sal Dragotta, Macomb County Michigan almost 10 years ago

Barb ~  Thanks so much!  It will be fun.. Eleanor Alden is another author friend of mine and wrote "StepWisdom"  powerful message about step families.. so it's all good!  wish you could be there.. maybe I'll do a signing in your town one day too! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago

Hi Ms Carra.....looks like fun.. 

Posted by gary d almost 10 years ago


Hope to see you and Audrey there! 

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago

Hi Carra, that looks like Fun!

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) almost 10 years ago

Josha... it should be.. I'll do video and a post after the event!

Posted by Carra Riley & Declan Kenyon, Helping people Transition at all ages! (Brokers Guild Cherry Creek Ltd) almost 10 years ago

Carra, Great to see your video and wish you all the best on that verrrry busy day!  Sounds like a great store and a great opportunity for you to connect with loads of people!


Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services) almost 10 years ago