Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea Time!

Mother’s Day has turned into a “let’s just get brunch so Mom doesn’t have to cook” type holiday, which is great because then Mom doesn’t have to cook OR clean up the mess if Dad decides to grill. Instead of doing the same thing year after year, maybe it’s time to pin the typical...

Easy Last-Minute Holiday Recipes

The holidays are always filled with family, friends, presents and most importantly, food. For those hosting a holiday, such as Christmas, this weekend have probably already started stressing on what to make for dinner to impress their guests, like that ever-picky mother-in-law....

Where to Ring in the New Year in Style

26 days and counting until we can finally say good bye to 2016 and toast our way into 2017!  Grab your friends and family (21+) and start the new year with a bang at any of these hot spots. Here’s a list of 10 venues hosting the party of the year in Chicago this New Year’s Eve....
Chicago Botanic Garden, pumpkins growing in a garden

Enjoy a Beautiful Fall Day at the Chicago Botanic Garden

One of the perks of living in Chicago’s north suburbs is enjoying the amazing gardens at the Chicago Botanic Garden located in Glencoe, Illinois. The Botanic Garden is comprised of twenty-six unique gardens along with four natural areas. The gardens are situated on 385 acres and...

Ready to Adopt a Pet? June is National Cat Adoption Month

The American Humane Society has designated the entire month of June as National Cat Adoption Month. Please consider adopting a cat from your local shelter. There are approximately over two million cats ready to be adopted in shelters across the United States. I rescued my first...

Lights Dance at Lincoln Park Zoo’s Musical Light Show

Each year, I like to start off my holiday season with a festive trip to Lincoln Park Zoo for ZooLights! This year, I was able to make my trip on opening weekend on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. With family members visiting from out of town, we bundled up my niece Sarah,...
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