Category: Extras

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The Joy of Puzzles

One of the best traditions I ever started with my family was choosing a puzzle to do over the long Christmas break. Every year we set up a puzzle in our favorite part of the house and slowly begin piecing it together. There is something about “escaping” the normal to do’s and mindlessly searching through an array of colors and patterns to find that … Read More The Joy of Puzzles

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Learning Made Fun!

Have you heard of education.com? They have thousands of teacher-crafted learning activities that sync up with your child’s school year plus they empower parents so each child’s needs and potential can take center stage.  It’s an amazing site! A New Year is coming and it’s time to celebrate while we practice our reading skills with this fun word search. The count down is on, … Read More Learning Made Fun!

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2018 Gift & Guide

2018 Gift & Idea Guide We have teamed up with some of our favorite local boutiques and businesses to give you the ultimate gift and idea guide.  Each week we will be sharing with you a gift and a family fun idea that will for sure get you in the holiday spirit.  There is something special about shopping local and supporting our community. GIFT … Read More 2018 Gift & Guide

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Peonies 101

Who doesn’t love this time of year when the peonies are in full bloom, the temperatures climb and summer is peaking around the corner.  Peonies are a staple for backyard gardeners but from what I’ve learned they’re not so easy to get started.  Here are a few tips to help get these colorful blooms in your garden.  Peonies are hearty plants that do great … Read More Peonies 101

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Favorite IG Photos

Instagram is one of our favorite places to share about life in the Chicago suburbs!  

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The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton