Monday, January 21, 2019

Quick Stop at Limestone Coffee and Tea in Batavia, Illinois

 Limestone Coffee and Tea in Batavia, Illinois

Quick Stop at Limestone Coffee and Tea in Batavia, Illinois

This past summer, we spent some time exploring spots along the Fox River. Of course, that familiar craving for coffee called. We happened upon Limestone Coffee and Tea, an adorable coffeehouse in Batavia's historic district. We were immediately smitten!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

VAI's Italian Inspired Kitchen + Bar in Naperville: Sharing Life Over Plates

VAI's Naperville: Sharing Life Over Plates Italian Inspired Cuisine

VAI's Naperville: Sharing Life Over Plates 

**Disclosure: Thank you to VAI's Italian Inspired Kitchen + Bar in Naperville for accommodating my visit. We did receive complimentary meals in order to bring you this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own

Last weekend, we enjoyed a relaxing and leisurely lunch at VAI's Italian Inspired Kitchen + Bar in Naperville, IL. VAI's opened about 6 months ago, so we were pretty excited to explore this new foodie destination. Upon entering, we were charmed by the ambiance and felt a visit to VAI's would be a special treat.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Orchid Show Returns to Chicago Botanic Garden February 9, 2019-March 24, 2019


Orchid Show Returns to Chicago Botanic Garden February 9, 2019-March 24, 2019

The Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden Uplifts the Spirit

The Orchid Show at Chicago Botanic Garden is the perfect winter uplift to help us bridge the end of winter into spring. This year's show will run February 9 - March 24, 2019. Opening weekend is just in time for a Valentine's Day visit! A perfect opportunity to bask in nature's eye candy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Winter Fest, Hot Chocolate Fest, Wildlife Fun and More}

Snowman with snow shovel

Weekend ahead! There are plenty of fun events this weekend in the Chicago suburbs both indoors and out! Snow is expected this weekend, so verify the events are still going on before venturing out:

Iceland's Golden Circle



Iceland's Golden Circle

We are planning a return trip to Iceland this summer, so I am doing a little Iceland reminiscing from previous trips. On our first visit to Iceland, we explored Iceland's famed Golden Circle. The Golden Circle highlights a selection of stunning natural attractions. You can easily drive the Golden Circle or enjoy one of many tours.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Donut Drop in Schaumburg, Illinois: Fresh Baked Donuts With Intriguing Flavors

Fresh Baked Donuts With Intriguing Flavors at Donut Drop in Schaumburg, Illinois

Donut Drop: Fresh Baked Donuts With Intriguing Flavors 

Fresh and fun donuts with a mix of familiar, intriguing and curious flavors are baked locally every day at Donut Drop in Schaumburg. We first learned about Donut Drop after devouring a delicious donut we picked up at Brewpoint in Elmhurst. The barista at Brewpoint informed us that the donuts were baked locally. Fluffy and fresh donuts from a local small business are the perfect accompaniment for a locally roasted coffee. Since we live closer to Schaumburg than Elmhurst, we were thrilled to have the source of these magnificent baked creations so near to our home! 

Friday, January 11, 2019

Museum of Science and Industry: Perfect Winter Day Exploring Science

Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago: Perfect Place to Explore Science

Museum of Science and Industry: Perfect Winter Day Exploring Science

**Disclosure: My family was provided with complimentary admission to bring you this review. No other compensation was received and all opinions are 100% my own.

The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago provides an engaging opportunity for science exploration which is perfect for a cold winter day! With so many hands-on exhibits and unique experiences, it can certainly take several days to thoroughly explore the museum. So, I can say that it definitely will keep your family intrigued and occupied while learning during a cold winter day. While the Museum of Science of Industry is a cornucopia of science learning year round, the museum serves as a welcome adventure during Chicago winters!