Friday, February 24, 2017

Thingvellir National Park in Iceland

Thingvellir National Park in Iceland

My favorite place in the whole world is the stunning Thingvellir National Park in Iceland. I have visited three times and have totally been enchanted each time.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Orchid Show, Mardi Gras & More}

Pink orchid from the orchid show at the Chicago Botanic Garden

Looking forward to the weekend? Here are a few events to have on your radar:

Monday, February 20, 2017

Degustabox Reveal February

Degustabox full of foodie treats delivered to my home.

I love surprises! So, each month I am anxious to pop open my new Degustabox! Every month so far I have been surprised by the contents. Every month I have also found a new product that I thoroughly enjoy. This month's had me by chocolate -- by Green & Black's Chocolate that is! But, there were other treasures to enjoy as well!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hawthorne Hill Nature Center in Elgin, Illinois

Bridge at Hawthorne Hill Nature Center in Elgin, IL

What glorious weather today! My daughter had a few volleyball games in Elgin this morning and afternoon. During a break, we ventured over to Hawthorne Hill Nature Center to enjoy the marvelous spring weather!


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Birds, Orchids and Winter Fun!}

A mix of winter and spring-ish events this weekend! Here are some ideas for family fun in the Chicago suburbs:

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Norge Ski Jump Recap

Norge Ski Jump in Fox River Grove, IL

Last weekend, we enjoyed a glorious sunny Sunday afternoon experiencing the Norge Ski Jump in Fox River Grove, Illinois. This year was our first pilgrimage but after all of the fun we had, I can say that we will definitely be back for more. This year's event was particular novel because snow had to be  made for the jump since Chicago has been nearly devoid of snow this year. Boots in snow -- such a rarity this year and entirely enjoyable!


Monday, February 13, 2017

Local Charity Spotlight: Mane in Heaven

Mane in Heaven Therapy Miniature Horses bringing love helping improve mental, physical and emotional well-being.
Mane in Heaven Therapy Miniature Horses help improve mental, physical and emotional well-being with love! Image courtesy of Mane in Heaven.
With Valentine's Day this week, I am sharing with you a way that you can share your heart and spread love to the community. Mane in Heaven is a fabulous local charity uplifting the emotional, mental and physical well-being of those in need through visits with miniature therapy horses. Founder Jodie Diegel generously spent a little time providing me with a little background on Mane in Heaven and ways that you can help! Read about Mane in Heaven below: