We are over the halfway point to the weekend! Woo hoo! Here are my picks for family fun this weekend in the Chicago suburbs:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
The Chicago Botanic Garden has recently opened a new educational facility, the Regenstein Learning Campus, complete with exploratory children's gardens and elements of just plain fun with nature earlier this month. A sunny Sunday invited us to explore these new features.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
|Cedar waxwings who will be migrating soon!|
While we have still been enjoying some summer-like days, I am sure you have felt some of fall's crispness in the air on others. Just as we are beginning to turn our minds to weather changes to come, our wildlife is also preparing. In fact, my resident chipmunk has been sporting seed-filled jowls quite regularly the past few weeks. Birds are already migrating to their winter homes. During this migration period, we all have a chance to see birds that we do not normally see in the area. This is a great time of year to go on a bird walk--many of which are offered through the Forest Preserves of Cook County.
Friday, September 23, 2016
|Artistic Cuisine Argentinian Restaurant in Palatine, IL. Image courtesy of Artistic Cuisine.|
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
This month, I experimented with my third Degustabox and found it full with just as many goodies as during the previous two months. Once again, I have been introduced to new products that I would not have tried on my own and have found that I love so many of them! (Keep reading to learn about Degustabox AND how I make tortilla strips!)
Monday, September 19, 2016
Living in Northern Illinois, I sometimes get a little bored with the flat landscape. Good thing there are a few places we can visit that have a little more topography. Here are five ideas for refreshing and recharging with slightly different topography than what is typical in Northern Illinois: