Friday, March 16, 2018

Hike in Fullersburg Woods

Fullersburg Woods nestled in Oak Brook, Illinois provides serene setting for hiking. We seized upon the glorious weather we enjoyed last weekend in the Chicago area and hiked the trails for the first time. We quickly learned that Fullersburg Woods has a lot to offer.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Wind Up {St. Patrick's Day Fun and More}

St. Patrick's Day and More Local Fun

We have made it half way through the week! Woo hoo! Looking ahead at the weekend, here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs:

Monday, March 12, 2018

19 Road Trip Must Haves

19 Road Trip Must Haves

We have several road trips on the horizon, so I am getting organized in the hopes we won't forget something essential. We do have some items that are musts on our trips.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Early Spring Scenes from Crabtree Nature Center

Early Spring hiking tips and a hike at Crabtree Nature Center

Crabtree Nature Center in Barrington Hills, IL is alive with the sounds of spring! While we still have a little while before spring "officially" starts, a recent hike through the preserve revealed our native wildlife already making preparations for the season ahead. This time of year is one of my favorites to hike because there are generally fewer hikers and the barrens trees make it much easier to see birds.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spring Break Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

Spring Staycation Idea in the Chicago Suburbs

Spring Break fun ideas in the Chicago suburbs just in time to help you plan how you are going to keep the kids busy! Here are my picks for fun during Spring Break:


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Wednesday Weekend Windup {St. Patrick's Day, Maple Syrup and More}

St. Patricks Day

Plenty of local family fun in the Chicago Suburbs this weekend to enjoy including both maple sugaring events and St. Patrick's Day! My picks:


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

9th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition at the Racine Art Museum

Racine Art Museum PEEPS Art Exhibition
Festive PEEPS Art from the Racine Art Museum contest. Image courtesy of Real Racine.

PEEPS® Art Exhibition coming to Racine Art Museum! Every year, the Racine Art Museum engages the community in a festive PEEPS® Art Exhibition encouraging the creations of artwork using the favorite Easter treat. The event is in it's ninth year and has become a family tradition for many. With Spring Break around the corner, keep this whimsical event in mind for an excursion!