Monday, March 30, 2020

Virtual Local Art Experiences While Social Distancing


Virtual Local Art Experiences While Social Distancing

Virtual Local Art Experiences While Social Distancing

Recently, I have been using our time social distancing to stretch myself in art. I followed artist Gail Diedrichsen's tutorial on sketching your pet found on the Collie Rescue of Greater Illinois' Facebook Page and found it fun, engaging and even therapeutic! I thought some more of you may need ideas to explore with art! I have collected some great local art experiences to check out. I will be adding to this list during this time as I discover more:


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

11 Nature Activities to Enjoy While Social Distancing

11 Nature Activities to Enjoy While Social Distancing

11 Nature Activities to Enjoy With Your Family While Social Distancing

Sunday, March 22, 2020

How I Made Our Yard Into a Bird and Butterfly Haven

Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden to attract butterflies and birds
Hummingbird moth enjoying a swamp milkweed in my yard.
How I Made Our Yard Into a Bird and Butterfly Haven

Times are a bit tough right now but we do have lovely spring flowers to look forward to! Those who have been following for awhile, know that I love nature. So, it will not surprise you to learn that my yard has become a haven for birds and butterflies! In fact, I was delighted by about 100 monarch caterpillars throughout last summer. This is a great time to think gardens, so I would like to share what has worked for me!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Weekend Windup {9 Family Fun Events This Weekend in the Chicago Burbs!}


9 Family Fun Events This Weekend in the Chicago Burbs

Big weekend ahead in the Chicago suburbs with Valentine's Day and President's Day! Here are my picks for family weekend fun:

Friday, February 7, 2020

Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin: Winding Paths of Introspection

Olbrich Botanical Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin: Winding Paths of Introspection


Olbrich Botanical Gardens and Bolz Conservatory in Madison, Wisconsin: Winding Paths of Introspection

During our recent trip to Madison, Wisconsin, we were blessed with nice weather rather unexpectedly. So, we joyfully added a nature jaunt to Olbrich Botanical Gardens to our trip. Visiting in late December, I was quite surprised that we could truly enjoy the outdoor trails but we did!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Weekend Windup {9 Family Fun Events for the Weekend}

9 Chicago Suburban Family Fun Events for February 7-9, 2020

9 Chicago Suburban Family Fun Events for the Weekend

The weekend is around the corner and there are plenty of family fun events to look forward here in the Chicago suburbs! Here are my picks:

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Mill City Museum: Flour Mill History, Mississippi River and City Views and a Fabulous Gift Shop

Mill City Museum: Flour Mill History, Mississippi River and City Views and a Fabulous Gift Shop

Mill City Museum: Flour Mill History, Mississippi River and City Views and a Fabulous Gift Shop

Flour mills are an integral part of Minneapolis history. A visit to the Mill City Museum unfolds the history of flour milling in Minneapolis. The museum is housed in the old Washburn A Mill and furnishes an opportunity to see ruins of a mill fire of a neighboring mill.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Weekend Windup {8 for the Weekend and Groundhog Day!}







8 for the Weekend in the Chicago Suburbs and Groundhog  Day!

My favorite family fun events for you to check out this weekend in Chicago suburbia: