Friday, November 17, 2017

Stroll on State in Rockford, Illinois November 25, 2017

Stroll on State holiday festival in Rockford, Illinois

Stroll on State in Rockford, Illinois is coming up on November 25, 2017 and is a FANTASTIC way to kick off the holidays. The festival encompasses several streets in downtown Rockford and along the Rock River bursting with holiday fun. There.Is.A.Ton.To.Do! The event is in its fifth year and we are happy to make the trip this year. If you are looking for something to do next weekend, I highly recommend putting this on your list. This visit will actually be our second --- so you can tell that we love it!


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Swiss Maid Fudge in Wisconsin Dells

Swiss Maid Fudge Old Fashioned Confectionery in Wisconsin Dells

Swiss Maid Fudge needs to be a must stop on your next visit to Wisconsin Dells! As you can imagine, Swiss Maid Fudge is a BIG candy jar full of every type of confection you can think of. Truffles, brittle, popcorn, caramels, marshmallows, nuts, taffy,  fudge and much more can be found!


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Holiday Lights, Owls, Crafts & More}

Illumination lights up the lake at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois

I was sick for over a  month this fall, so it is sure difficult to wrap my head around the holiday season being here. The good news is that there are a lot of activities and fun to be had! Here are my picks for this weekend:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

5 Places to Experience an Old Fashioned Christmas in the Chicago Suburbs

Old Fashioned Christmas Chicago Suburbs

There is just some extra comfort in celebrating Christmas with some truly old fashioned elements. Hayrides, baking on the wood stove, Victorian decorations and more really give that warm fuzzy holiday feel! Here are five ways to experience this in the Chicago suburban area this Christmas. I did add one choice in Rockford because it is a Victorian Village after all!


Friday, November 10, 2017

Not To Miss Holiday Events Chicago Suburbs

Holiday Events 2017 in Chicago Suburbs

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells ..... it is time to think about holiday fun! Here are a list of favorite truly not-to-be missed holiday events in the Chicago suburbs! This list should help you plan out the next few weeks so you can maximize your time! I also added Stroll on State in Rockford because it is worth the drive! We are going for our second time this year. Enjoy!


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {A Powwow, Viking Ship, Brew It Forward and More}


I can't believe it but Santa is already making some arrivals this weekend! If you are not quite ready for Santa, there are other great choices for family fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend! Here are my picks:

Exploring Colored Squid Gallery in Barrington, Illinois

Colored Squid Gallery houses made in USA artisan items in Barrington, Illinois

We had some time to spare on a recent to visit to Barrington, so we made a visit to a new to us gallery -- Colored Squid Gallery.  Colored Squid Gallery is an amazing cache of artisan items made locally and across the USA.