Monday, November 12, 2018

Tasty Local Bites in Beloit, Wisconsin

Tasty Local Bites in Beloit, Wisconsin

Savoring Local Fare and Flare in Beloit, Wisconsin:

**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Beloit for hosting my family's visit to Beloit.

While exploring Beloit, Wisconsin, we did get a bit hungry. So, we were more than happy to sample a few places for some nibbles. We needed fuel for exploring, right? Beloit has a nice range of restaurants all in the downtown area that are both flavorful and unique. Explore the eateries we added to our adventure:

Friday, November 9, 2018

Hiking the Devil's Staircase Segment of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Janesville, Wisconsin

Exploring the Devil's Staircase Segment of Wisconsin's Ice Age National Scenic Trail in Janesville, Wisconsin

Devil's Staircase in Janesville, Wisconsin Allows Hikers to Enjoy a Unique Glacial Landscape:

**Disclosure: Thank you to Janesville CVB for hosting my family's visit to Janesville.

The Ice Age National Scenic Trail is a 1,200 mile trail through Wisconsin highlighting the glacial ice sculpted landscape throughout the state. The retreating glacier left unique landscape features that we can enjoy today through a variety of unconnected hikes. One of these hikes, Devil's Staircase, can be found along the Rock River in Janesville, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Veterans Day, Glass Pumpkins, Tech Fairs, Crafts and More}

Family fun in the Chicago suburbs including crafting with glass


The weekend is ahead! So many great events including Veterans Day events, working with glass, craft fairs, tech and science fairs and even Santa! Here are my picks for fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

Monday, November 5, 2018

Exploring Dirty Bear Soap in Beloit, Wisconsin


Visiting Local Makers Dirty Bear Soap in Beloit, Wisconsin

Dirty Bear Soap: An Interesting and Fun Local Maker in Beloit, Wisconsin:

**Disclosure: Thank you to Visit Beloit for hosting my family's visit to Beloit. Thank you to Dirty Bear for supplying a complimentary product for me to try!

On our visit to Beloit, Wisconsin, our search for locally made items led us to quite an intriguing and fun find -- Dirty Bear Soap! Dirty Bear Soap is a family run company crafting quality whimsical, fun and useful bath products. Highlights include soap, bath bombs, body butters, beard oils, dog bath products and so much more.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Tala Coffee Roasters in Highwood, Illinois

Locally roasted coffee at Tala Coffee Roasters in Highwood, Illinois

Sipping on Locally Roasted Coffee at Tala Coffee Roasters in Highwood, Illinois

Tala Coffee Roasters in Highwood crafted the perfect mocha latte to warm me up on a recent crisp autumn day! My husband and I noticed Tala a few weeks ago when we attended the Highwood Pumpkin Festival and knew we had to return. Last weekend provided the perfect opportunity. The coffee shop is located in a repurposed firehouse which adds another element of character.

Friday, November 2, 2018

10 Reasons to Visit the Bodacious Shops of Block 42 in Janesville, Wisconsin

10 Reasons to Visit the Bodacious Shops of Block 42 in Janesville, Wisconsin

10 Reasons to Visit the Bodacious Shops of Block 42 in Janesville, Wisconsin


**Disclosure: Thank you to Janesville CVB for hosting my family's visit to Janesville.

The Bodacious Shops of Block 42 in Janesville provide a unique and intriguing opportunity for exploring food while having fun. The cluster of experiences also add their own distinct vibrance to the community. I know we will be adding to this list on future explorations, but here are 10 reasons we loved the Bodacious Shops of Block 42:

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Holiday Craft Fairs, National Bison Day, Open Art Studios and More}

Holiday Arts and Craft Faire at The Grove in Glenview

This weekend, I highly recommend checking out the fall colors. They will not last long -- here is my list for 10 Places to Look for Fall Colors in the Chicago Suburbs. Also, this is the LAST year for The Grove Arts & Crafts Faire -- so definitely fit that in this weekend or next. Here are my picks: