Sunday, November 23, 2014

Holiday Light Displays in the Chicago Suburbs


With Illumination starting this weekend at the Morton Arboretum, we know soon the whole area is ablaze with all types of displays from expansive to delicate and elegant. Here is a list of some of the light displays in the area including some impressive home displays. I will continue to add in the next few weeks but there are plenty to get you started!

Holiday Light Parades

Lighted Holiday Parade in Wheaton, November 28 at 6PM, free
Festival of Lights Parade in Crystal Lake: November 28 at 7PM, free
Electric Christmas Parade in St. Charles, November 29  at 5:30PM, free
Little Friends Parade of Lights in Naperville, November 30 at 5PM, free

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wonderland Express Returns to Chicago Botanic Garden


**Disclosure: We did receive complimentary admission to Wonderland Express in order to make an accurate review and bring this information to you. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

The magical Wonderland Express will be returning to the Chicago Botanic Garden next week on November 28. What a wonderful way to cap off your Thanksgiving weekend! Plus, greenery--in Chicago--in the winter--I am sold!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Wind Up: {Plenty of Weekend Fun!}



Over the past week, I have been enjoying the sprinkle of snowflakes. I am truly not a winter girl but they have been pretty graceful. Hopefully, the whole winter will be this way!

The great thing about this time of year is there is so much to do! Check out our finds for this weekend:

ROAD TRIP IDEA: Kenosha Public Museum's Little House on the Prairie Sunday's Fun Day November 23, learn about the importance of music on the prairie, learn about the chores Laura would be expected to do, try churning butter, check out illustrator Renee Graef's exhibit (Renee illustrated some of the My First Little House books), 1PM-4PM, free admission!

Friday, November 21

Winter Lights Festival, Aurora, 5:00PM-9:00PM, Christkindlmarket, music, art, train rides, ice sculpting, fireworks, reindeer, holiday parade, fireworks, free!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Renewal and Rejuvenation at The Brewhouse Inn and Suites Milwaukee


**Thank you to Visit Milwaukee for hosting our visit. No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

One over arching theme that we saw during our journey in Milwaukee was one of renewal. Much like any community in America, Milwaukee has seen the constant ebb and flow of societal and economic changes. Perhaps one of the most pronounced examples of this was the closing of the Pabst Brewery in 1996 and its resurrection as a stunning hotel just last year.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

Morton Arboretum Illumination Ticket Winner!!!


Thank you to everyone that entered our giveaway of tickets to Illumination at Morton Arboretum! Congratulations to our winner Janelle! I will email Janelle and she will have 48-hours to respond to the email or her prize will be forfeited. Illumination starts on November 21! Check out our previous post on Illumination for more details.