Thursday, October 27, 2016

Box Full of Surprises: Degustabox October

Jones Pumpkin Pie Soda and Halloween Decor
I got to try a Jones Pumpkin Pie Soda from my Degustabox!
I know what is slowly creeping into your mind. Halloween is less than a week away---so, we will soon be delving right into holiday territory and you will really need to get those gifts together. The last few months I have been receiving a surprise in the mail. Well, actually I have been receiving a box full of surprises! Enter Degustabox as a gift idea for the holidays!


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Have a Bootiful Time this Weekend!}

Pumpkins in a cart

Halloween weekend is upon! Here are my picks for a bootiful weekend in the Chicago suburbs!


Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Treating Ourselves at The Heart of Europe Cafe {Barrington, IL}

The Heart of Europe Cafe in Barrington, IL serves up freshly baked temptations.

When the cold wind starts to bring the chill to the Chicago area, we start to look for hot chocolate. At some point during the summer, I learned about The Heart of Europe Cafe in Barrington. I am frequently in Barrington during the fall and winter for various events, so I eagerly seized on the opportunity to check the cafe out.


Monday, October 24, 2016

Scenes Around Reykjavik, Iceland

Scenes from Reykjavik, Iceland

This past visit was our third visit to Reykjavik and I can say we never get tired of walking around the city. The flavor is so different from home, how could we not be in love? With a population much smaller than our native Chicago, walking around without the hustle bustle is pleasant and quite soothing. The relaxed atmosphere truly allows explorers to enjoy the architecture, squares and artwork throughout the city.


Sunday, October 23, 2016

Art in Nature Nocturne at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington, IL

Creating art in plein air during the fall at Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington, IL.

This weekend certainly was as picture perfect as they can be in late October -- great temperatures and plenty of sun! Late Saturday afternoon we capitalized on the weather and visited Crabtree Nature Center for the Art in Nature Nocturne Event.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Amazing Arlington Heights, IL Halloween Display

Elaborate Halloween display on Drury Lane in Arlington Heights, IL

In Arlington Heights, we are lucky to have a pretty elaborate and cool Halloween display on the 600 block of North Drury Lane. If you visit, you will truly appreciate the ability to walk through the display and admire all of the spooky surprises! Light and motion really enhance the experience.


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Touring Game of Thrones Sites in Iceland

Gjáin Gorge in Iceland features remarkable rock formations, waterfalls and rapids.

While in Iceland, we experienced Grayline's Game of Thrones tour and explored some of the truly magical places that provide epic settings for the popular show. Striking landscapes are a crucial element of the show, so Iceland easily provides some fantastic shooting locations. However if you are not a fan of the show, you will still appreciate the stunning natural settings.