Sunday, November 29, 2015

Impressive Holiday Light Displays in Chicago Suburbs

Image from Illumination at Morton Arboretum

Holiday Lights are here! I have a collection of light displays and home displays that I have found throughout the Chicago suburbs and one in Chicago that seems to be one people love to visit. I will add if I find more--particularly the houses. Please feel free to add comments of your finds. Word of mouth is the best way to find these treasures!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Illumination Lights Up the Trees at Morton Arboretum {& Ticket Giveaway 12/3/15}

holiday lights

**Disclosure: Thank you to Morton Arboretum for providing tickets so I could bring you this review. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Morton Arboretum's Illumination continues to dazzle during its third year. I remember the first time I learned about Illumination a few years back and I couldn't quite wrap my head around how the Arboretum would be able to light up the trees in an engaging and innovative manner. Each year, however, the Morton Arboretum creates a magical winter wonderland using lights, motion and sound to ignite an appreciation for nature even in the seemingly desolate winter.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Ideas for Holiday Fun in Michigan!

Sometimes road trip inspiration can be hard to come by in the winter months. Fortunately for us, travel writer and Michigander Jessie Voigts has put together a great list of upcoming holiday events in nearby Michigan sure to inspire a road trip or two! Thank you to Jessie putting this holiday round up together!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Launching into the Holidays}

WOOHOO! Thanksgiving weekend is here! I know you need to keep those kiddos busy! Here are our picks for this weekend:

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Family Visit to Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon is really the house that started it all for me. I remember learning about George Washington's magnificent estate as a child and eventually making a pilgrimage like so many before me. The estate was the first I ever toured and its majesty has captivated me ever since. Mount Vernon is very close to Washington, D.C., perched gracefully on the Potomac River. During our visit to DC, a trip to the estate seemed quite natural.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Holiday Events at Norton's U.S.A. for 2015!

The holidays are here and my favorite source of Made in USA products, Norton's U.S.A. has some great holiday events coming up! Right after Thanksgiving, Norton's will be holding is fun and festive Annual Christmas Open House! The event runs November 27-29 and will not only wow you with the large array of Christmas decor, treats and gifts made in the USA but will help you get into the merry spirit for the holidays! Plus there will be treats to try--who can resist? Shop with your AMEX on Small Business Saturday, November 28, and spend $50 or more at Norton's U.S.A. and you will receive a $20 gift certificate for a future purchase! Bring donation items for the Barrington Township Food Pantry and be entered in a raffle.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Liv on Life Green is Good Giveaway Winner!!!

Congrats to Chickie, our Liv on Life Green is Good giveaway winner! I will email Chickie and she will have 48 hours to respond or the prize will be forfeited. Thank you to everyone that entered this fun giveaway! We currently have a giveaway for Great Lakes Proud items going on, so check that out! We have a couple more coming soon as well! Curious about the Liv on Life series? Check our previous Green is Good review!