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Sunday, September 27, 2020

15 Chicago Suburban Forest Preserves for Fall Colors

15 Chicago Suburban Forest Preserves for Fall Colors

15 Chicago Suburban Forest Preserves for Fall Colors

Fall colors at Chicago Suburban Forest Preserves create an ever changing kaleidoscope of adventures during autumn in Chicago. I have collected a list of spots that we check for fall colors during this time of year to help you choose a spot for wonderment!

Friday, September 25, 2020

History Surrounds While Experiencing Janesville Using the Clio App

 

History Surrounds While Experiencing Janesville Using the Clio App

History Surrounds While Experiencing Janesville, Wisconsin Using the Clio App to Discover Interesting Facts About the Past

** Disclosure: Thank you to the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for hosting us and accommodating our visit. All opinions are 100% my own.

While delighting in a stroll around downtown Janesville, Wisconsin, one easily notes the historic character of the buildings. Encountering a historic structure ignites questions about stories to be discovered. The Rock County Historical Society has programmed more than 80 historic sites into the Clio App to help visitors discover the Janesville history all around them. We appreciated a morning using the Clio App to uncover fascinating facts throughout the city.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Weekend Windup: 16 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs September 26-27, 2020

 16 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs September 26-27, 2020

16 Family Fun Events in the Chicago Suburbs September 26-27, 2020

I spotted fall colors at Deer Grove yesterday! I am so excited to go leaf peeping this weekend! There are plenty of fall events this weekend to give you those fall feels! Take a peek at my picks:

Monday, September 21, 2020

10 Favorite Fall Experiences in the Chicago Suburbs in 2020

10 Favorite Fall Experiences in the Chicago Suburbs in 2020

 10 Favorite Fall Experiences in the Chicago Suburbs in 2020


Crisp air, edges of leaves turning bright colors, chipmunks and squirrels scavenging for winter nuts, cool nights calling for the blaze of bonfires -- fall is here! While fall will look slightly different this year as we continue to navigate the pandemic, plenty of fun is our there to be had! I have put together 10 of my favorites for fall this year! Enjoy! **Please adhere to COVID protocols to keep us all safe!**

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Captivating Nature Tableaux at Janesville's Rotary Botanical Gardens

Captivating Nature Wandering at Janesville's Rotary Botanical Gardens

Wandering Through Ever Changing Nature Tableaux of Rotary Botanical Gardens in Janesville, Wisconsin

** Disclosure: Thank you to the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for hosting us and accommodating our visit. All opinions are 100% my own.

Brilliant blooms, pond serenity, thought-provoking Japanese garden paths, a gently rolling trail and more natural features captivated us during our visit to Janesville's award-winning Rotary Botanical Gardens. Our recent visit to Rotary Botanical Gardens was in fact our second visit and I was so thrilled to meander its paths during a different season. Our previous wander through the gardens included scenes of fall. So, we felt pretty excited to see the gardens fully abuzz during summer.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Prompts for Exploring Nature with New Perspective Printable

Enjoy this new printable I created for exploring Nature With New Perspective! Use this to explore nature in your backyard, your garden, at a preserve, at a park and more in NEW WAYS! Click the image so it will open for you to print.


Weekend Windup: 17 Family Fun Ideas in the Chicago Suburbs September 18-20, 2020

17 Family Fun Ideas in the Chicago Suburbs September 18-20, 2020
17 Family Fun Ideas in the Chicago Suburbs September 18-20, 2020

The weekend is right around the corner! Here are my picks in the Chicago suburbs for family fun this weekend:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Creativity Flourishes at Janesville's Art Infusion

Creativity Flourishes at Janesville's Art Infusion

Creativity Flourishes at Janesville's Art Infusion

** Disclosure: Thank you to the Janesville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for hosting us and accommodating our visit. All opinions are 100% my own.

Creativity swirled around us as we explored Janesville during the annual art celebration Art Infusion! With five new murals added to Janesville's downtown landscape right before our eyes, art certainly was infused into the city. In addition to the murals, amazing chalk artists competed in a chalk drawing competition. Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra added musical charm to the event one afternoon. The weekend truly proved to be an art explosion!