Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kids Passport Series - Celebrating Mexico!

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. We love Yapa Events' family events so we are happy to share this new one with you!

We opened up this summer with The International Flavors of Arlington Kids Adventure Hunt in Arlington Heights! Wondering "What is a Kids Adventure Hunt?" Well, Kids Adventure Hunt is an exploratory event where kids can use clues and maps to discover the treasures that exist within their town. Yapa Events developed these energetic and interactive hunts as a way that families can have fun, experience something together and bond!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Red Gold's Summer Grillin' Party and Bison Chili {Giveaway 7/13/15}

**Disclosure: We did receive product in order to bring you this giveaway. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% our own.

Red Gold is one of our favorite food companies! Red Gold has been a family owned company since the 1940's and has been operating for four generations. Plus, their tomatoes are grown here in the Midwest on family farms in Indiana, Ohio and Michigan! In fact, Red Gold has partnerships with over 50 Midwestern growers. Red Gold also takes its stewardship of the land very seriously. The company is attempting to achieve zero-landfill status by 2017. They also encourage growers to incorporate filter strips into their fields that not only protect waterways and prevent erosion but encourage a native wildlife habit to grow. One of the plants that grow in these strips is milkweed--the plant that monarchs are dependent upon. Such a wonderful Midwest brand!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Waterfall Glen {Darien}

Does Illinois have waterfalls? Why yes, yes it does! Last weekend, we seized upon what seems to be a rare occurrence of a sunny day and headed to Darien to check out the Waterfall Glen Nature Preserve!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Festivals Galore}

It is Wednesday afternoon so time to think about the weekend! There are plenty of festivals and fun times this weekend! Here are our picks for family fun:

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

GoMacro Bars Review and {Giveaway 7/7/15}

**Disclosure: Complimentary product was received in order to bring you an accurate review and a giveaway. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

As an active family, we are always looking for new snacks to toss in our bags on the way to an adventure. Looking for a solution with simple ingredients can be quite a challenge. Recently, I learned about GoMacro Bars which have quite a range of flavors but have very simple ingredients. So, I had to try.........

Monday, June 22, 2015

Medieval Times Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Amy, our Medieval Times Giveaway Winner! Amy has won a family four pack of tickets to enjoy Medieval Times! I will be contacting Amy shortly about her prize! Keep a look out for some more giveaways to come!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Places to Hike in the Chicago Suburbs

Our list of places to hike in the Chicago suburbs grows every year. We are always exploring new trails--but also love to revisit the old favorites! Here is a list of our favorites. Feel free to add some of your ideas in the comments as well! There are always new treasures to be found!