Monday, April 23, 2018

Mixing It Up With Condado Tacos in Pittsburgh


Condado Tacos Pittsburgh

On our way home from Annapolis, we stopped in Pittsburgh for dinner. We always make a stop in Pittsburgh on our way out to see my family or on the way back because we love the city and, of course, love this view:

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Friday, April 20, 2018

April's Degustabox: Perfect for Road Trips

April Degustabox Road Trip Treats

Spring is in the air which means it is time for road trips! This month, Degustabox had a road trip theme. So, our monthly Degustabox arrived full to the brim with road trip treats. When I say to the brim, I mean our box was quite full! Take a peek:
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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Eclat Chocolate in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Eclat Chocolate in West Chester, Pennsylvania

Chocolate. Chocolate somehow always makes it way into our road trips. I wonder how? Could it be that I love locally made chocolate?  While in Pennsylvania visiting family, we ventured into Eclat Chocolate in West Chester. On a previous trip to Pittsburgh, I savored an Eclat bar I discovered at a local chocolate shop. So, I was thrilled to have an opportunity to explore Eclat's Factory Store!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Earth Day, Food Trucks, Art & More}

Volo Bog

Earth Day is here and there are plenty of events in the Chicago suburbs to help us celebrate! Here are my picks for the weekend including an art adventure and food truck event in addition to Earth Day fun!
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Longwood Gardens: History, Nature and Treehouses

Longwood Gardens: History, Nature and Treehouses

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is an intriguing blend of history and nature. The land has long been inhabited as indicated by Lenni Lenape spears that have been discovered on the property. Centuries after the first settlers inhabited the area, Pierre du Pont purchased the land and soon began cultivating incredible gardens which would be the foundations of what we see today.

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Kent Island Discoveries {Maryland}


Kent Island Discoveries Maryland

Kent Island in Maryland is part of what is called the Eastern Shore as it is situated on the eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay. The island is not too far from Annapolis, so we used it as our base for our visit. I am so glad we did because we had an incredible view from the Hilton Garden Inn:

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Friday, April 13, 2018

2018 Native Plant Sales in the Chicago Suburbs

Field of coneflowers

Time to plan your gardens! I love to plant natives here in my Chicago suburban home because the attract all sorts of butterflies and birds. Plus, they are pretty easy to take care of! Because they are prairie plants, they are tolerant to skipping a watering here and there. My best friends! Here is a look at some native plants sales in our area. Some do have the option to pre-order which I recommend taking advantage of. Head to the individual websites for more on pre-ordering:


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