Monday, August 31, 2015

A Family Adventure to Chicago Staying at the Millennium Knickerbocker!


A stay at the historic Millennium Knickerbocker is a special occasion for anyone but especially for a little girl that wants to take her American Girl Doll downtown for a little fun! The Knickerbocker has a fabulous location just footsteps away from Water Tower Place--the home to the American Girl Store--as well as many other Chicago attractions. While it is close to the magic, it is about a block from Michigan Avenue so is actually pretty quiet. An ideal place for some relaxation after a busy day on the Magnificent Mile!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Madame ZuZu's Tea Shop and Art Studio {Date Night}


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A couple weeks ago my husband and I had a night out. We both enjoy tea, so we thought that we would check out Madame ZuZu's in Highland Park for a little relaxation. We visited on a nice summer night and enjoyed the ambiance of Highland Park as diners assembled to eat outdoors at some of the neighboring restaurants.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Made with Dad: From Wizards' Wands to Japanese Dolls, Craft Projects to Build, Make, And Do With Your Kids {Review}



**Disclosure: We received a copy of this volume in order to make an accurate review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

We love, love, love crafts in our household and are always scanning for new ideas and projects. Recently, we had the opportunity to review Made with Dad: From Wizards' Wands to Japanese Dolls, Craft Projects to Build, Make, and Do with Your Kids by Chris Barnardo and let me tell you, this book is a treasure!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Bikes, Balloons, a Powwow and more!}


Wednesday night is the perfect time to start thinking about the weekend! Here are our picks for fun this weekend:

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Grand Rapids Eats {Our Dining Discoveries in Grand Rapids}


One really fun aspect of travel is the ability to have some new foodie adventures! Travel invites exploration and new discoveries. During our visit to Grand Rapids we found a few places that we liked quite a bit! Each of our culinary adventures were recommended to us by travel writers and they were really spot on!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Beach Time in Grand Haven {Michigan}


When I first moved to the Chicago area, I had no idea about the beauty of the nearby Michigan beaches and beach communities. I am originally from New Jersey, so that longing for the ocean quickly kicked in. So, before I knew it--we were exploring beaches along Lake Michigan and quickly fell in love with beaches in Michigan! So many stunning finds and the adjoining communities reminded me of home. During our visit to Grand Rapids, we spent a little time visiting Grand Haven and discovered a wonderful community for a little family rest and relaxation!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Back to School}



Whoa! Summer went fast! I know that a number of schools are already back in session. My daughter has another week enough which we are very much enjoying. We have quite a bit planned in the next few days including watching plenty of her new favorite--Dr. Who!