Friday, December 9, 2016

When It Is Cold Outside, Head to One of Chicago's Conservatories

Chicago conservatories like the Garfield Park Conservatory provide a much needed warm weather escape in winter without leaving the area!

Tropical conservatories found throughout Chicago area are truly hidden gems that can give us that much needed blast of warm weather during a bleak winter season. Over the past few years, we have been visiting several conservatories during the winter months and the brilliant blooms, flashes of green and warm air always provides a much needed boost. Last year, I even learned that they can help clear up colds!


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Windup {A Weekend Full of Merriment}

Sun ice sculpture

Another weekend full of holiday merriment ahead! Here are my picks!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Christkindlmarket in Naperville, IL

Christkindlmarket in Naperville, IL puts families in the holiday mood with dazzling ornaments, wood creations, ambiance and more!

Now that December is here, holiday merriment is in full swing! This year marks the first year that they Christkindlmarket is in Naperville. There is a larger one in Chicago, but it is certainly a nice holiday treat without having to go to the city!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

10 Tips for Your Winter Road Trip

Just because winter is nearly here, it does not mean you can't go on road trips! Here are some ideas for keeping you safe:

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Wind Up: {Reindeer, Trains, Talons and More!}

Reindeer holiday fun this weekend in Chicago suburbs

Have you been enjoying the flurry of activities so far this season? There is a ton of fun set for this weekend and a lot of it is free! Check it out!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Snow Much Fun Free Holiday Events in Barrington, IL December 3

Snowmen ready for Snow Much Fun in Barrington, IL.

This Saturday is THE day to be in Barrington. The quaint village will have holiday events throughout during the Snow Much Fun Event.  A free holiday trolley will be available to transport families from one location to another. Events will include dance performances, model trains, story hour, cookies, cider, carriage rides, carolers, live reindeer, a petting zoo, Santa visits and more providing for truly festive day. The day will culminate with a tree lighting at 5PM! Below is more information and detailed times:


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Stroll on State Kicks Off the Holidays in Rockford, IL

Stroll on State Holiday Magic in Rockford, IL

What a wonderful weekend to kick off the holiday season! I love the lighting up of holiday lights all around coloring the cold nights with special sparkle. This weekend, we made a road trip to Rockford, IL to launch our holiday season with the revelry during Stroll on State!