How to Make a Roth Grand Cru Charcuterie Wreath

It’s the holiday season and I have the PERFECT ingredient to get you in the holiday mood, Roth Grand Cru! Similar to Gruyere, Roth Grand Cru is a rich, full-bodied, one-of-a-kind cheese that puts the “special” in any occasion. And since we all are hoping for a little something special this holiday season, think outside […]

Holiday Light Show Essentials

Let’s face it, outings have been few and far between this holiday season thanks to the global pandemic. So when we have gone out to celebrate the holidays, we have gone ALL OUT. The perfect example of this is how we prepare for going to look at Christmas light displays throughout Chicagoland. From where to […]

Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Home

There’s no place like home for the holidays…especially during a global pandemic! But if you are feeling bummed about missing all of the traditional fun you usually do around town, don’t despair. There is TONS of holiday-themed fun to be had at home. Here are ELEVEN Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Home. This post […]

Hosting a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Party

Every Fall we host a MASSIVE pumpkin carving party for family and friends and it is one of our most cherished Fall traditions. Thanks to the global pandemic we have had to switch gears a bit, but that doesn’t mean that we still can’t have pumpkin-carving fun with family and friends from a safe distance. […]

Trick-Or-Treat Spider Web

While Covid has forced us to cancel vacations, birthday parties, and other fun celebrations, we REFUSE to let it stop one of our favorite days of the year—Halloween! My boys love decorating our house, coming up with fun costumes, and of course, trick-or-treating. There are no clear rules in our town regarding trick-or-treating on Halloween, […]

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 […]

Tips for Family Patio Dining During Covid 19

While my at-home bartender might serve some excellent and SUBSTANTIAL pours, that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been counting down the minutes until I could safely enjoy a cocktail on a restaurant patio. Thankfully our town made the decision to create Arlington Alfresco to not only help restaurants that were majorly impacted by Covid 19 […]

How to Have a Field Day at Home

While Covid-19 might have robbed our kids of their beloved teachers and classrooms, that doesn’t mean that they have to miss out on those special end-of-the-year activities that always mean so much. Even if you are short on space or on a tight budget you can still put together a fun Field Day at Home […]