Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup {I Can Feel Spring}

Can you feel it? Spring is coming, spring is coming, SPRING IS COMING! The weather forecast for Saturday is over 40 degrees! Fabulous!

There are plenty of fun things to do in the area to celebrate the coming of the new season! Here are our picks:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

LEGO Architecture at Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Whoa! The lobby of the Arlington Heights Memorial Library has transformed into a Lego city incorporating famous structures from Chicago and around the world! The display is quite amazing with structures reaching up to 17 feet tall! While appreciating the Lego creations, you can also learn about the real structures by reading signs or a brochure that you can pick up near the display. You will definitely recognize many of the marvels!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Oak Park Conservatory: A Little Escape from Winter

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
You just have to rejoice when there is still a mound of snow on the ground and you are greeted by brilliant blooms during an indoor excursion. After realizing that it is a.) March and b.) the snow does not seem to want to go away, we seized upon a free Sunday afternoon to check out the Oak Park Conservatory. A walk through vibrant hues and a sea of green is just the medicine those with the winter blues need!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Beyond the Selfie: Finding Your Digital Voice Program for Families March 8, 2015

Our kids are certainly growing up in a time that is more digitally connected than we experienced in our own childhood. So, they are facing challenges that we didn't as children. The Illinois Holocaust Museum has a program coming up on March 8 that will help families navigate the social media world in order to use social sharing for societal good and to be Upstanders! The March 8 event sounds like a fun and interactive way to learn more about using digital tools for social good. The event is $12 per person, $8 for students and seniors and free for members. The event is geared towards those 10 and older. Tickets include admission to the museum. You must register. More information about the event is below! Oh, and bring your tablet or smart phone!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Into the Night: A Magical Children's Book by Local Author Carrie Steinweg

**Disclosure: I did receive an electronic copy of Into the Night for the purpose of this review. No compensation was received and all opinions are 100% my own.

I have been very fortunate throughout my years as a blogger and social media connector to meet many truly talented people. I have been following Carrie Steinweg's blog Chicago Foodie Sisters for quite some time. I have always enjoyed her culinary adventures and the enthusiasm with which she exposes local restaurants. Carrie is certainly multitalented and is a published author. Awhile back, I reviewed Old 104 Rides Again which is lovingly written children's book using Old 104's unexpectedly valiant ride to teach lessons about fire safety, the important work of firemen and how we all can contribute to safety. The book was truly charming and I am so happy that Carrie has written a new children's book called Into the Night!