Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Enjoying the Holidays!}

Ok, I know, I know--it is crunch time! Hanukkah has started and we are in single digits to Christmas! Definitely, a brilliantly magical time of year! But, the last push can be trying! Try to take some time away and enjoy one of the fun family events this weekend. Here are some that sound particularly interesting to us!

Thursday, December 18

December 18-21 Holiday Store, The Grove, Glenview, purchase items handcrafted by local artists, free admission!

Friday, December 19

December 19 Winter Solstice Celebration, Elmhurst Art Museum, 3:00PM-7:00PM, Visit with Santa, enjoy cookies, create artwork and view current exhibits, free!

December 19 Winter Figure Skating Exhibition, Glenview Ice Center, Glenview, 5-8 PM, free!

December 19-January 4 Winter Carnival, Glenview, character skates, hockey events, Enchanted Skate Breakfast, other events, some require registration, see schedule for times and costs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Free Winter Break Events in the Chicago Suburbs

In T-minus three days, kids in our area will be running out of the schools ready for some much anticipated time off. Our challenge as parents is always how to keep them occupied! Fortunately, I have been able to round up some free ideas for fun over the next couple of weeks:

Winter Walk-ins at the Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove 1:00PM-3:30PM December 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30, 31 and January 2, try your hands at a new craft and take a spin around the museum, free admission (donations appreciated), schedule:

December 22 Pinecone bird feeder
December 23 Snowflake suncatcher
December 24 Felt heart project
December 26 Greeting card collage frame
December 29 Make butter
December 30 Squawking Chicken
December 31 New Year’s Horn
January 2 Scrapbook

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Festive Cardstock Christmas Ornament Craft

Each season, I enjoy working on a little craft with my daughter. I have been spying cardstock ornaments pop up all over the past few weeks and thought hmmmm....I think we could work on one of these together! I found one over at Hometown Perch that is PERFECT for children my daughter's age so we gave it a whirl. I am glad we tried because it really is an excellent project for 9-year-olds. Now that I have worked on a couple with her, she can easily do some on her own! Plus, they are cute!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Images from Illumination at Morton Arboretum {and other Winter Happenings}

If you haven't been out to Illumination at Morton Arboretum yet, you really need to get out there! There is no better excuse for getting some fresh air on winter evening than to check out Illumination.

Siggi's Yogurt Giveaway Winners!!!

Thank you to everyone that entered our latest siggi's yogurt giveaway! The winners are Katie, Emily and Mia! I will  be emailing the winners and they have 24 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited. Hope that you have been enjoying the holiday season!