Friday, September 23, 2016

Argentinian Flare at Artistic Cuisine

Artistic Cuisine Argentinian Restaurant in Palatine, IL
Artistic Cuisine Argentinian Restaurant in Palatine, IL. Image courtesy of Artistic Cuisine.
Artistic Cuisine is a gem hiding in Palatine. A friend recommended it to me a few years ago and I am sad that it took us about a year to visit--it is that good. The menu is quite creative and a fresh departure from much of what we see in the Chicago suburbs. The Argentinian flavors are amazing and the care in crafting each dish is evident.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Public Lands Day, Flight Fest, Harvest Powwow and More}

Fall is in full swing! Plenty of fun this weekend! Here are my picks: 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September Degustabox Goodies and Fresh Made Tortilla Strips!

Degustabox Treats

This month, I experimented with my third Degustabox and found it full with just as many goodies as during the previous two months. Once again, I have been introduced to new products that I would not have tried on my own and have found that I love so many of them! (Keep reading to learn about Degustabox AND how I make tortilla strips!)


Monday, September 19, 2016

5 Places in Northern Illinois That Are Not Flat

Living in Northern Illinois, I sometimes get a little bored with the flat landscape. Good thing there are a few places we can visit that have a little more topography. Here are five ideas for refreshing and recharging with slightly different topography than what is typical in Northern Illinois:


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Introducing Winnie the Mini Horse and Heartland Mini Hoofs Charity

Winnie the Mini Horse book cover

A lovely new children’s book, Winnie the Mini Horse by Andra and Morgan Ebert introduces children to the world of therapy mini horses and what it is like to face changes. The book helps children feel more comfortable when they are in a new situation and learn how to navigate new relationships and situations. The Ebert’s goal in writing Winnie the Mini Horse was to diminish the fear children have in change and to show them that change can be good. The book is really a lovely story and very accurately depicts some of the feelings we all have about change through the eyes of Winnie. The story of Winnie is very relatable for children and the beautiful illustrations quickly grab readers.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Take a Historical Ride on a Kenosha Electric Streetcars

Kenosha's Electric Streetcars not only provide an easy way to move about downtown  Kenosha, WI but also treat visitors to a unique piece of history. Riding the electric streetcars was quite popular during or visit, so I am sure it is a much loved mini-adventure for people of all ages!


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Powwow, Bonfire, Art in Nature, Oktoberfest & More}

Powwow at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village, IL.
Powwow at Busse Woods. Image via Forest Preserve District of Cook County.

You have ALMOST made it to the WEEKEND! Here are my picks for local fun this weekend--it is a big one!