Monday, May 22, 2017

Origami in the Garden Enchants at The Morton Arboretum

Origami in the Garden Exhibit at Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois

The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois treats visitors to a stunning new Origami in the Garden exhibit. The exhibit weaves incredible metal renditions of origami art into scenic natural surroundings. The event features 25 large scale metal sculptures based upon folded paper creations.


Saturday, May 20, 2017

May Degustabox Surprises

May Degustabox Foodie Surprises

Wow! My May Degustabox was piled high with goodies! This one has been one of my favorites. Inside, I found:


Friday, May 19, 2017

The Happ Inn: Family, Friends and Great Food

The Happ Inn Bar and Grill in Northfield, IL

Last week, my husband and I explored a new to us dining option -- The Happ Inn Bar and Grill in Northfield, Illinois. The peppy exterior already lightened our mood even before entering the neighborhood eatery. The interior is casual and welcoming -- just the place where you will be comfortable relaxing for awhile with family or friends!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Civil War Days, Birds, Origami and More}

Civil War reenactor

The weekend is around the corner! There is a lot a fun ahead -- here are my picks for this weekend in the Chicago suburbs:

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hiking Nachusa Grasslands in Illinois

The Nature Conservancy's Nachusa Grasslands

Nachusa Grasslands near Franklin Grove, Illinois is one of the Nature Conservancy's most successful restoration stories. The conservation organization began its Nachusa journey with purchasing 130 acres of land to restore in August of 1986. Over the past 30+ years, Nachusa has expanded from 130 acres to over 4,000 acres. In addition, a herd of bison was welcomed to the prairie in 2014 returning the majestic beasts to the lands in Illinois where they once roamed.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

10 Things Not To Do When You Hike

What not to do when hiking

When you are out hiking this season, here are some things not to forget:


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wild Garden Social Kitchen Tour Comes to Chicago May 15-18

Wild Garden Food Van

Wild Garden will be treating Chicago with a special food truck tour. I thought I would share in case you will be in the area next week or want to help them with their mission with likes. For four days next week, Wild Garden will be cooking up meals for those in need and lucky visitors as well. The number of meals they will be distributing will be gauged by Facebook likes. For every Facebook like the Wild Garden page received, a free meal will be distributed. So, a simple way to pay it forward! The event will feature area celebrities and Wild Garden's Mediterranean flavors. Lucky visitors will receive prizes and may even win free Wild Garden meals for a year!