Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine's Day with Made in U.S.A. Items

Norton's U.S.A. is a general store only selling made in U.S.A. products.

Last week, I visited Norton's U.S.A. to take a peek at the new Valentine's Day items! Collecting an array of holiday items all made here in the U.S.A. can be quite an endeavor, but somehow Deborah does it! Gifts, decorations and treats galore! A trip to the store promises treasures to be found:

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Chocolate, Mardi Gras & Winter Fun!}


Weekend ahead! Here are my picks for family fun events this weekend! The weekend will be warmer than normal for February, so do check on snow events before attending.
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Local Charity Spotlight: Rainbow Animal Assisted Therapy


In February, we share our love with those who matter most. During this month, we can also expand that by sharing our love and kindness with others. Reaching out into the community, selflessly helping those in need is away to share a little love with those most in need. During the month of February and beyond, I encourage you to find ways to spread kindness to others in the community. The next few weeks, I will be highlighting some local charities that will give you some ideas about where you can make a difference.

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Best Butterfly Attractions in the Midwest

Best Butterfly Attractions in the Midwest

A visit to a butterfly conservatory is a magical experience. Vibrant butterflies fluttering around. The occasional butterfly landing upon you. Magical! In the Midwest, we are fortunate to have a wonderful cache of butterfly conservatories affording families opportunities to relish this breathtaking experience. Conservatories dot the Midwest, so chances are you can find one near you or one of your travel destinations. Julie Henning from Road Trips for Families and I have curated a list of our favorite spots to enjoy butterflies--many you can even enjoy in the winter and early spring!

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Friday, January 29, 2016

FREE Essential Oils Introduction Followed by a Cultivate An Open Heart Yoga Class in Palatine!!!


Next weekend is Super Bowl Sunday! Before the big game and celebration, treat yourself to some peace and calming the natural way with essential oils and yoga. JAI Yoga Studio in Palatine is holding a FREE Introduction to Essential Oils class at 1:30PM on Saturday, February 6 followed by a Cultivate an Open Heart with Essential Oils and Yoga Workshop at 2:30PM ($25 in advance, $30 at the door). If you have been wondering what Essential Oils can do for you, this is your chance! Yoga Instructors Sarah Antrim and Sarah Longfield will be guiding you through this relaxing afternoon. I attended one of Sarah and Sarah's workshops a couple of months ago and certainly left relaxed and rebalanced! Here are more details:

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Thursday, January 28, 2016

What Was It Like Mr. Emperor? and Bowls of Happiness Giveaway Winner



Congratulations to Shana our What Was It Like, Mr. Emperor? and Bowls of Happiness winner! Our winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited. Thank you to everyone that entered our giveaway!
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Jersey's Giveaway Winners!!!


Congratulations to Janelle and Dawn who have both won $25 in Jersey's MVP bucks to try out Jersey's Pizza and Grill! The winners will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited. Thank you to everyone that entered and don't forget to checkout Jersey's Pizza and Grill's Build Your Own Burger Thursdays 4PM-close!
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