Our Favorite Kids Crafting Classes in Chicagoland

I can remember clear as day the first crafting class I took my son to. It was one of those free Home Depot workshop classes and the project was to build and paint an ambulance. Since my son was pretty little, I did most of the hammer and nail work, but when it was time […]

Winter Essentials for Chicagoans

Winter is just about the longest season in Chicago (I mean, I have WAY too many memories of Easter egg hunts in the snow), but there are ways to make it bearable (other than booking a vacation, that is). Stock up on these winter essentials and I guarantee that you will find yourself admiring the […]

Ways to Personalize the Holidays

With the fast pace of the holiday season, it can feel impersonal and rushed. I mean, how exciting is it to give or receive a gift card? You can take back the spirit of the season by taking a more personal approach to the holidays. How? Well, from ordering meaningful and personalized gifts for loved […]

Pasquesi’s–My Ultimate Holiday Headquarters

One of the worst things about the holidays is all of the errands you have to run in order to get all of the things you need to decorate for Christmas, not to mention the gifts for family and friends, as well as tracking down the other “extras” that make the holiday season so special. […]

Discounted Tickets for Chicagoland Holiday Fun

‘Tis the season to be merry and bright…and at a discount thanks to ComEd! The energy company is extending discounts to some of Chicagoland’s best light displays again this year, as well as hosting holiday light exchanges so your house can look just like the Griswald’s…but without the high energy bill. Before you leave home, […]

House Guest Hacks

‘Tis the season for getting together with friends and family to celebrate over food, drinks…and sometimes in cramped quarters. What to do when you want to maintain the festive holiday spirit even while sharing beds and bathrooms with out of towners? Try these stress free hacks for making houseguests guests feel at home. This post […]