How to Host a Gingerbread House Decorating Party

December is a time for traditions, from new and festive pajamas on Christmas Eve to cutting down your own Christmas tree fresh from the farm. Looking for an easy way to start a holiday tradition with friends and family? Then consider throwing a Gingerbread House Decorating Party. It’s fun, simple to prepare, and a delicious […]

Chicago Botanic Garden “Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns”

Love jack-o-lanterns but afraid of slicing off a finger while carving? Then do I have the answer for you! Head on over to the Chicago Botanic Garden for their annual “Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns.” What can you expect from this beautiful and jaw dropping display? What to Expect from the Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns   […]

Back to School Sleep Tips

Going back to school triggers mixed emotions for parents. On one hand we are so excited to hand those kiddos off to the teachers but on the other hand, it means back to the grind of getting the kids out the door before the bell rings. During the summer many children get used to staying […]

Join Me at Hudsonville Ice Cream’s Pop-Up Party

We only average about 100 days of summer in Chicago before we are back to the chilly and windy weather that our city is best known for—so let’s make each and every summer day a celebration! Whether you decide to relax at the beach, explore a new neighborhood, or join in on a cannon ball […]

Peach & Basil Sangria

Looking for a refreshing way to capture the sweetness of summer? Then look no further than this crowd pleasing, flavorful Peach & Basil sangria. Even better? It only takes about five minutes to prep so you won’t spend too much time replenishing the pitcher and can instead spend your time kicking back and relaxing with […]

Best Shower Venues in Chicagoland

It’s shower season in Chicagoland…and I’m not talking about the weather. From brides to babies, there is always someone to celebrate. The only question is WHERE you should throw your shower. Because let’s get real…venues are VERY expensive and you want to get the biggest bang for your buck while treating your friends and family […]

Why Your Family Needs to Visit Winterland at the Park

One of the things I love the most about the holidays is all of the fun events we Chicagoans can attend, from light shows to breakfasts with Santa. The only problem is that all of these holiday “to-do’s” take a TON of time and effort. I mean, with little ones in tow, you can really […]