Family Escape Package at Hotel Allegro Chicago

I LOVE my house. Really, I do. I still can’t believe that we are lucky enough to live in it. But here’s the thing—we have been home A LOT lately. Just about every meal, school lesson, work meeting, and weekend has been spent at home and we needed a way to take a break (safely) […]

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. […]

Highwood Skeleton Display

I know I’m not the only one who has been frustrated to find that fun, family-friendly Halloween activities in the Chicagoland area are either sold out or swamped with people. But I have great news—there is an interactive and creative display nestled in the northern suburbs that is sure to impress all of the Halloween […]

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, […]

Oktoberfest at Home

Just because Oktoberfest celebrations around the world have been cancelled or moved to remote versions doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t still celebrate the German Fall Fest this year. I might be a day late (traditionally Oktoberfest starts in September and ends the first Sunday in October—which was actually YESTERDAY) but honestly you […]

Matching Halloween Family Pajamas

Move over, sweater weather–matching family jammies season has arrived! I mean, it’s not just because everyone has been spending more time in their pajamas than usual. It’s because cooler temperatures call for cuddles, movie nights, and it’s prime time to get into the Halloween spirit, even though it will be a year unlike any other. […]

Fall Favorites from Blue Sky Outdoor Living

Fall isn’t just my favorite color…it’s also my favorite season. I love everything about it, from the cooler temperatures to the changing leaves and of course all things football. Even though this Fall is much different than any others, it doesn’t mean that you and your family can’t make great memories together. And if your […]