Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Groundhogs, Chocolate, Winter Fun and More!}



This weekend is full of a hodge podge of fun including snow sculpting, dog sledding, constructing a birdhouse, groundhogs and my favorite---chocolate! Check out our ideas for local fun this weekend!

ROAD TRIP: Check out the
Winter Carnival on January 31 Grand Geneva in Lake Geneva, 9AM-8PM, skiing, snowboarding, snow sculpting, snow painting, toboggan race, candy scramble and more, free admission, check schedule of events. Lake Geneva will also be holding the National Snowsculpting Competition this weekend, so check that out too!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Red Gold Tomato and Laura's Lean Beef Winner!!!!




Congratulations to the winner of our Red Gold Tomato and Laura's Lean Beef Giveaway: Lucky Jen! I will be emailing Lucky Jen and she will have 48-hours to respond to my email or her prize will be forfeited. Thank you to everyone that entered our giveaway! We have another great giveaway coming up so be on the lookout!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Raupp Museum: A Hidden Treasure in Buffalo Grove


**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

An afternoon on a cold, snowy day inspired us to make an afternoon visit to one of our favorite spots for a little aside, the Raupp Museum. The museum is tucked away in residential Buffalo Grove so it is very easy to miss. However, it is really worth veering off the normal paths through the area.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Birdseed Ornaments {Family Activity}


Looking for a craft that is fun for the family and functional as well? This week we worked on Birdseed Ornaments! They were pretty easy to do and will surely make our resident birds pretty happy!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Update {Huskies and Owls, Oh My!}


Wow! It has been pretty warm here--and I have been loving it! How about you? I like being able to get out in the winter without worrying about your nose freezing off. I must admit, though, I would like a bit more snow. I feel like the kids got really robbed last year with it being so cold, so a little more frosty fun would be nice!

Are you ready for the weekend? Here are some fun events to check out!

ROAD TRIP IDEA: January 24&25 Starved Rock Bald Eagle Watch Weekend, kids activities, eagle viewing, Native American dancers, birds of prey shows and more, check website for details and pricing