Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {PEEPS, Earth Day, Easter Egg Hunts and a Viking Ship}

PEEPS quilt from the International PEEPS Art Competition

PEEPS, Earth Day and Easter Fun!

We are gearing up for the weekend in this house! There is plenty of Easter and Earth Day fun to be had! The weather also looks like it is going to be GREAT, so check out my Chicago Suburbs Hiking List! There are range of trails for every hiker and I have hiked them all.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Appreciating Colonial History at the William Paca House in Annapolis

Appreciating Colonial History at the William Paca House in Annapolis

Appreciating Colonial History at the William Paca House in Annapolis

Strolling through Annapolis, one quickly notices threads of colonial history throughout. During our trips to Annapolis, we have enjoyed learning a little more about colonial history each time. On our recent trip, we treated ourselves to a tour of the grand William Paca House and Garden.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Fresh Seasonal Farm To Table Flavors at Hey Nonny

Fresh Seasonal Farm To Table Flavors at Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights, Illinois

Fresh Seasonal Farm To Table Flavors at Hey Nonny

**Disclosure: We did receive a complimentary meal in order to bring you an accurate review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Hey Nonny in Arlington Heights keeps its menu fresh with seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and producers. Recently, the stylish bistro debuted new seasonally inspired menu items in addition to restaurant favorites. On a recent date night, my husband and I explored Hey Nonny in vibrant downtown Arlington Heights for a little evening adventure. Take a peek:


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Spring Hike to Cascade Falls at Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland

Hike to Cascade Falls at Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland

Spring Hike to Cascade Falls at Patapsco Valley State Park in Maryland

Our spring road trip waterfall hunting continued into Maryland. We were centered in the Annapolis area for a bit and discovered Cascade Falls in Patapsco Valley State Park about 40-45 minutes away. Patapsco Valley State Park contains 16,043 acres of preserve, so it is rather massive. Given the large size of the preserve, you do want to make sure you are heading to the Cascade Falls Loop Trail to see the falls. There are two spots that I know of to access the trail. We ended up parking on the side of Landing Road to access the trail. There is a parking lot on the other side as well. However, we did like the hike from Landing Road. I wouldn't have changed our hike for the day! Just nature bliss!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Earth Day, Science, Easter, Art and More}

Earth Day, Easter and more Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

Earth Day, Easter and more Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs

Spring is here which means so many of our favorite spring events are happening! Here are my picks for this weekend in the Chicago suburbs:

Monday, April 8, 2019

Investigating Early Industry at Hopewell Furnace

Investigating Early Industry at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Pennsylvania

Investigating Early Industry at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Pennsylvania

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Elverson, Pennsylvania provided our family with an afternoon learning about early industry in the United States set inside a scenic nature preserve. When we visited my family in Pennsylvania, we savored beautiful spring weather and went on an exploration of the historic site.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Discovering Epilogue in Long Grove and an Interview with Rachel Perkal

Exploring handmade art at Epilogue: A Store of Extraordinary things in Long Grove, Illinois
Epilogue: A Store of Extraordinary Things. Image courtesy of Epilogue.
Discovering Epilogue: A Store of Extraordinary Things

An adventure to Epilogue: A Store of Extraordinary Things located in Long Grove, Illinois touches visitors with inspiration, whimsy, heart, soul, imagination and discovery. On each of my visits to Epilogue, I have found myself delighted, uplifted and amazed by the store's collection of unique handcrafted American art. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with owner Rachel Perkal to learn more about this amazingly unique small business. Welcome to Epilogue:

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Wednesday Weekend Windup {GPS Scavenger Hunt, Glass Making, WWI Reenactment, Escape Room and More}

Working with hot glass at Patterson Glassworks

GPS Scavenger Hunt, Glass Making, WWI Reenactment, Escape Room and More Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs April 5-7, 2019:

The weekend is almost here! Looking ahead, there are some great family fun opportunities here in the Chicago suburbs. My picks for this weekend: