Advent Calendars for the Entire Family

One of my favorite memories of the Christmas season as a girl was indulging in a small piece of chocolate every morning before breakfast thanks to my advent calendar. It was such a thrill to have sweet alongside my cereal and eggs but over thirty years later, my piece of chocolate seems not-so-special anymore. I […]

Ultimate Sports Themed Easter Basket

Let’s be honest: this Easter is going to be hard. HARD. We typically spend this joyous holiday with family, searching for colorful eggs and smashing confetti-filled ones over each other’s heads and enjoying a delicious meal together. This year is going to be particularly hard because it is my sister’s birthday and I hate missing […]

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 […]

The Best STEM Toys

My kids are blessed and have more than they need, which can make Christmas tricky. I mean, I want to get my kids something but nothing too extravagant because they honestly just don’t need it. So in addition to a memorable gift experience such as a visit to the Santa Suite at Swissotel Chicago, I put […]

Thoughtful Hostess Gifts

It’s about that time when your calendar is filled with party after party, whether if it is a work holiday party, Christmas cookie exchange, or the grand daddy of them all—Thanksgiving dinner. So while you thank your lucky stars that you didn’t get stuck with the hosting duties this year, think about how you can […]