Monday, February 18, 2019

Fascinated by Clocks and Stained Glass at Halim Time and Glass Museum in Evanston, IL

Halim Time and Glass Museum in Evanston, Illinois

Fascinated by Clocks and Stained Glass at Halim Time and Glass Museum

Halim Time and Glass Museum in Evanston, Illinois adds quite an intriguing museum option to the Chicago suburban area. The museum combines both the art of stained glass as well as a window into the history and development of keeping time. The museum does seem to be a bit eclectic but I liked how it combined two different art forms in quite a bit of detail under one roof. The museum displays the sizable collections of real estate developer Cameel Halim and his wife Hoda. He began the collection 30 years ago -- so there is quite a bit for the public to enjoy! As you explore the museum, you also gain more appreciation for the intricacies of each art that we often take for granted.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Coffee on the Fly at The Corner House in Lombard, Illinois

Sipping on locally roasted Tugboat Coffee at The Corner House in Lombard, Illinois

Sipping on locally roasted Tugboat Coffee at The Corner House in Lombard, Illinois

On a recent trip to Naperville, our favorite coffee house was closed due to a burst pipe. So, I did some quick checking and discovered that The Corner House in Lombard would be on our route back home. I had heard good things about The Corner House and they have Tugboat Coffee roasted in nearby Addison, so it seemed to be a great spot to stop.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Sweets, Art, Orchids and More}

Family fun in the Chicago Suburbs including model trains


The weekend is almost here! This weekend is another long one for the kiddos as we celebrate President's Day. Here are my picks for family fun in the Chicago suburbs this weekend:

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

6 Ways To Cut Food Costs on Your Next Road Trip

6 Ways To Cut Food Costs on Your Next Road Trip

6 Ways To Cut Food Costs on Your Next Road Trip

We are busy planning a couple of upcoming road trips. So, I have travel planning on the mind! Here are a few ideas to help you cut costs on food on your next road trip:

Monday, February 11, 2019

Be Present with Tea at Macha Tea Co. in Madison, Wisconsin

Savoring loose leaf tea at Macha Tea Company in Madison, Wisconsin

Be Present with Tea at Macha Tea Co. in Madison, Wisconsin

Macha Tea Co. in Madison, Wisconsin provided a magical tea stop for me along my road trip home last weekend from Tomah, WI. I scouted ahead en route for a place to pick up some tea for part of the drive. Upon discovering that Macha Tea Co. had loose leaf tea and treats, I just had to try it out.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Maple Tapping Events in Chicago Suburbs

Maple Tapping Events Chicago Suburbs 2019

Maple Tapping Events Chicago Suburbs

Maple sugaring season in Illinois will soon be here! Celebrate the sweet gift of the sugar maple at these events throughout the Chicago suburbs -- check the list soon, you will have to register for some:

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Ice Carving, Chocolate, Orchids, Science and More}

Ice Carving, Chocolate, Orchids, Science and More Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

We have a really fun weekend ahead in the Chicago suburbs! Plenty of winter, chocolaty, science exploring and art exploring adventures for families are ahead! Here are my picks:


7 Top Hiking Spots Near Chicago Revealed

7 Top Hiking Spots Near Chicago Revealed

Top Hiking Spots Near Chicago Revealed

Hiking locations throughout the Chicago area give us great reason to explore, forest bathe, walk through the prairie, view wetlands and take in nature's treasures. We are so fortunate to have so many hiking experiences within a short distance of Chicago. Here are my top picks that are worth a bit of a drive: