How to Create a Succulent Pumpkin

One of my guilty pleasures is scrolling Instagram and checking out all of the DIY projects my favorite bloggers are showcasing on their feed. One day I came across a succulent pumpkin and I just about fell off my chair. I of course gave it a double tap and added it to my “saved” folder, […]

Creating a Colorful Fall Garden with Pasquesi’s

Fall is my absolute FAVORITE color. When leaves turn, making trees look like they are on fire against a clear blue sky is one of the best color combinations imaginable. So this week I went to my favorite nursery, Pasquesi Home and Gardens, to find gorgeous flowers that will not only add pops of color […]

How to Create a Positive Learning Environment at Home

Let’s face it—learning at home is HARD, no matter how old you are or how capable your parent is (my boys have labeled me, an award-winning educator as “the worst teacher ever”. Sigh.). And while many factors aren’t under our control (thanks, pandemic), we can make a choice to look on the bright side of […]

Reasons to Try a River-Themed Photo Shoot

I honestly can’t take any more stress this year. There have been too many sleepless nights, too many break downs (by both the kids AND me), and too much joy sucked out of our year. So when my favorite photographer (and friend) Kristen of Kristen Lisa Photography suggested a family photo shoot IN A RIVER […]

Tips for the Schaumburg Sculpture Park

While pandemic life has taken a TON away from us, it has also given us the opportunity to research and scope out Chicagoland gems that we never would have learned about if we weren’t so focused on places to social distance. Our newest discovery? The Schaumburg Sculpture Park, also known as The Chicago Athenaeum International […]

Guide to Dinos Everywhere at Brookfield Zoo

Last year my youngest son became completely and utterly OBSESSED with dinosaurs. I mean, we learned about dino species that were total tongue twisters, perfected our own dino roars, and could recite just about every line of Jurassic Park. So when we heard about Brookfield Zoo’s Dinos Everywhere exhibit, we couldn’t wait to check it […]