Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Hello, Spring!}

Sugar Shack open at River Trail Nature Center! Image via River Trail!

Spring is here! Spring is here! Monday we were marveling at one of the first crocuses opening up at my daughter's school. Bring on the brilliant blooms! 

Looking for some fun this weekend? There are plenty of fun events to choose from--many outside! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Walk at Gallery Park in Glenview


Right near The Glen Town Center is Gallery Park along Lake Glenview. We like to visit Gallery Park every now and then for a change of scenery. Also, we find it a pleasant place to walk before or after a meal at The Glen Town Center. Even though the season is very young, we found the park to be full of life on our recent visit this past weekend.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Jackpot Candles Review and Giveaway {3/31/15} Woo Hoo!


**Disclosure: We received sample product in order to conduct an accurate review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Jackpot! We have just found a nice new gift option that is made here in the United States! Jackpot candles are 100% soy hand-poured candles with fascinating scents that contain a little surprise to be revealed during burning. Each Jackpot candle contains a foil pouch that holds a piece of jewelry valued at $15-$5,000.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Introduction to DK Find Out and a Giveaway!!! {3/28/15}


**Disclosure: No compensation has been received for this post. DK has graciously supplied a tote for giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own.

If your kids are like my daughter, they probably often search the web for information on various topics of interest--whether it be for school or for pure enjoyment. In fact, they probably perform several searches as their sparks of interest lead them. As parents, we want to encourage the pursuit of knowledge. However, it is important that our children have a safe place to go. DK has launched a free online encyclopedia geared towards children ages 7-11 which is a great place for kids to explore their interests!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Some St. Patrick's Day Fun and Eats in the Chicago Suburbs

Image via Palatine's Paint the Town Green.
The good thing about St, Patrick's Day being on a Tuesday---we get to celebrate for a very long weekend! If you are looking for a place for some Irish fare and fun in the Northwestern suburbs here are some ideas: