Thursday, November 27, 2014

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup {What to Do on a Long Weekend!}

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Whoa! There is a lot to do this weekend! If you are not already in the spirit of the season, this weekend will truly launch you in! Here are our picks for the weekend ahead! Gobble, gobble!

Wednesday, November 26:

November 21-January 3 Illumination at the Morton Arboretum. See our previous Illumination post for details and prices (closed Thanksgiving)

November 26 Tree Lighting and Christlkindmarket, Mt. Prospect, 5:00PM-5:30PM tree lighting, enjoy hot cocoa and cookies, market 4:00PM-7:00PM, Village Hall, free!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Vibrant Thanksgiving Pinwheel {Craft}


I am always cooking up crafts for us to work on. Some of them flop and some look rather nice. This past weekend, my daughter and I made some vibrant Thanksgiving pinwheels and I have to say that they came out pretty nice!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Light Displays in the Chicago Suburbs


With Illumination starting this weekend at the Morton Arboretum, we know soon the whole area is ablaze with all types of displays from expansive to delicate and elegant. Here is a list of some of the light displays in the area including some impressive home displays. I will continue to add in the next few weeks but there are plenty to get you started!

Holiday Light Parades

Lighted Holiday Parade in Wheaton, November 28 at 6PM, free
Festival of Lights Parade in Crystal Lake: November 28 at 7PM, free
Electric Christmas Parade in St. Charles, November 29  at 5:30PM, free
Little Friends Parade of Lights in Naperville, November 30 at 5PM, free

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wonderland Express Returns to Chicago Botanic Garden


**Disclosure: We did receive complimentary admission to Wonderland Express in order to make an accurate review and bring this information to you. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

The magical Wonderland Express will be returning to the Chicago Botanic Garden next week on November 28. What a wonderful way to cap off your Thanksgiving weekend! Plus, greenery--in Chicago--in the winter--I am sold!