A Little Time and a Keyboard

Sunday, December 5, 2021

A Christmas Story Pop-Up Delights at Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights, Illinois

 

A Christmas Story Pop-Up Delights at Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights, Illinois


A Cheerful, Nostalgic Start to the Holidays with the A Christmas Story Pop-Up at Hey Nonny

Disclosure: I did receive a complimentary meal to help make a thorough review. no other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

A Christmas Story Pop-Up at Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights infuses holiday charm and nostalgia into a favorite Chicago suburban nightspot. We felt totally wrapped up in the holiday spirit from the time we entered until we left during a recent evening out at Hey Nonny.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Woodland Grove Photography Studio and Gallery Invites Exploration of Creativity Both by Admiring Art and Inspiring Your Own



A Morning Celebrating Art at Woodland Grove Gallery

Woodland Grove Photography Studio and Gallery in Mundelein, Illinois, invites the community to admire photographic art by local photographers while presenting a new space for all of us to cultivate our own creativity. Owner and photographer Tobin Fraley as well as expert framer Nancy Fitzsimmons recently welcomed me to Woodland Grove Photography Studio and Gallery, so that I can share this new creative venue with you.

Weekend Windup: {Family Fun and Holiday in Cheer in the Chicago Suburbs December 2-5, 2021}


Family Fun and Holiday in Cheer in the Chicago Suburbs December 2-5, 2021


Tuesday, November 30, 2021

8 Places for an Old Fashioned Christmas in the Chicago Suburbs

8 Places for an Old Fashioned Christmas in the Chicago Suburbs

Charming, Old Fashioned Christmas Ideas in the Chicago Suburbs

Here in the Chicago suburbs, we have such a variety of Christmas celebrations to enjoy including old fashioned Christmas events. While some that I enjoyed pre-pandemic are still on hiatus, there are many that have returned for 2021! Plus, there are some new ones that have started in recent years. Here are eight ideas to enjoy a bit of Christmas past here in the suburbs:

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Shopping and Celebrating Local Art at The Shop Evanston Made Holiday Market

 Shopping and Celebrating Local Art at The Shop Evanston Made Holiday Market

Shopping Locally Made Items While Admiring Art Experiences at The Shop Evanston Made Holiday Market

Evanston Made recently crafted a holiday market full of creativity, innovative spark and unique holiday gifts. I visited this week and was pretty impressed with how the market wove together a wide variety of local art for purchase with art experiences. Take a peek inside of this wonderland of inspiration:

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Weekend Windup: Chicago Suburbs Family Fun November 26-28, 2021

 

Chicago Suburbs Family Fun November 26-28, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving! After enjoying a celebration with family and friends, I know you will be looking for a little fun. Here are my picks for this weekend. Have a great holiday!

Sunday, November 21, 2021

A Ramble of Discovery Izaak Walton in Des Plaines, Illinois

A Ramble of Discovery Izaak Walton in Des Plaines, Illinois

Izaak Walton League in Des Plaines maintains a property rich in diverse wildlife nestled along the Des Plaines River. Additionally, the league's clubhouse is a historic home constructed in the 1850's. So, the entire property lends itself to an interesting adventure residents may not realize exists in Des Plaines.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Weekend Windup: Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs November 19-21, 2021

 

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs November 19-21, 2021

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs November 19-21, 2021

The weekend is here and we certainly have a lot of fun ahead! Here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend!