Why We Love Illumination

The Morton Arboretum has always been one of my family’s favorite places to explore. I mean, where else can you search for giant trolls or admire intricate Lego sculptures that mimic the nature around them? But if you ask me (and my boys), their crowning glory is ILLUMINATION. It is jaw-droppingly beautiful, interactive, and dazzles […]

Holiday Theatre in Chicagoland

While some of the quintessential Christmas in Chicago activities might involve tracking down the CTA Holiday Train, driving around to look at Christmas Lights, and huddling together for warmth over glogg at the Christkindle market, there’s something you shouldn’t overlook—HOLIDAY THEATRE! Because no matter your age or interest, there are so many amazing holiday shows […]

Ultimate Minecraft Gift Guide

Confession: I don’t understand Minecraft. Like…at all. Mobs, zombies, golden swords? They mean NOTHING to me. But they mean EVERYTHING to my kids. I mean, I think they want Santa to arrive on a sleigh made out of Minecraft bricks. Seriously. SO I have scoured the Internet to find the absolute BEST Minecraft gifts to […]

Where To Shop Small for the Holidays in Chicagoland

While I might love Target a bit too much, it simply doesn’t carry the unique holiday themed items that small boutiques do. So when I’m looking for a special gift for my mom, neighbor, or myself—I head to some of Chicagoland’s perfectly curated shops. I mean, there is nothing better than a handmade item from […]

Guide to Cyber Monday Deals at Target

It’s here, it’s here! Check your Internet connection and brew yourself a giant (and yes, I mean GIANT) vat of coffee because Cyber Monday is finally here. I take full advantage of Cyber Monday because it is so incredibly convenient (hello, shopping in my pajamas while watching Christmas movies in the background) and because I […]

Matching Family Christmas Pajamas

It’s the absolute COZIEST time of year. And with all the great holiday themed movies and books available, there is no reason why you shouldn’t stay in your jammies, cuddling on the couch with warm blankets, sipping hot cocoa all day long. Feel like it would be a waste of a day, especially since your […]

Deck the Halls with Pasquesi Home and Gardens

I’m typically a “Decorate for the Holidays AFTER Thanksgiving” type of gal, but after trick-or-treating in the snow, it was SO HARD to hold back from decking the halls. So, after making sure that all my boys were on board for getting into the holiday spirit a wee bit early, I headed to my holiday […]

What to Wear to Thanksgiving

Easter is all about pastels, Christmas calls for all things plaid, and New Year’s Eve simply isn’t special without sparkles. But Thanksgiving? It’s easy to get stumped on what to wear to Thanksgiving. If you are cooking you don’t want to mess up one of your favorite outfits, and if you are attending a Thanksgiving […]