Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Zombies, Scarecrows & More}


So much fall fun this weekend! Here are my picks for the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Afternoon in Oak Park, Illinois

Family afternoon in Oak Park, Illinois

We spent a recent Sunday afternoon checking out a few spots in Oak Park. Our first stop was to the Oak Park River Forest Museum which is housed in an historic 1898 Fire House. The historic brick building does have an inviting feel, welcoming visitors to learn about the area.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Around Cafe for Coffee in Arlington Heights

Around Cafe local coffee shop in downtown Arlington Heights, Illinois

Around Cafe has been on my list for awhile and I finally took advantage of a rainy evening to visit. What is better on a rainy evening than a piping warm coffee creation!


Friday, October 13, 2017

"F" Is For Finally: An A To Z Story Of The 2016 Cubs Postseason by Robert George

"F" Is For Finally: An A To Z Story Of The 2016 Cubs Postseason

"F" Is For Finally: An A To Z Story Of The 2016 Cubs Postseason by local author Robert George voices the love and elation fans experienced as the Cubs broke their "curse" and triumphed during the 2016 postseason. Children will enjoy learning the alphabet while simultaneously learning about the winning team. The delightful rhythm keeps children and adults alike reading in anticipation just like fans watching games during the postseason.


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Wind Up {Fall Fests, Open House Chicago and More}

Pile of pumpkins

Plenty of fall fun this weekend! Festivals, spooky stories and more! Do check the weather before going out -- there is some rain in the forecast. Here are my picks this weekend in the Chicago suburbs:

Monday, October 9, 2017

Scarecrow Trail and Fall Colors at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois

Scarecrow  Trail at The Morton Arboretum

Fall colors are popping and scarecrows are dotting the trail at Morton Arboretum! October is always a beautiful month to visit the arboretum, so we seized on the wonderful weather this past weekend and made a visit. This particular visit was exceptionally momentous because I am fighting a terrible cold and I have not been hiking in nearly a month! The cold has eased up just in time to enjoy some glorious colors popping up among the trees!


Friday, October 6, 2017

11 Tips for Celebrating Halloween on the Road

Tips for Celebrating Halloween on the Road

My daughter always gives us a hard time when we are on the road during a holiday. Sometimes, though, you cannot avoid it. Sometimes it is part of the adventure! I always try to bring the holiday with us, so that we still get to celebrate. Here are a few tips to help you if you are celebrating Halloween on the road: