A Fun Holiday Stay at Great Wolf Lodge Gurnee

  As you may remember, we visited the new Great Wolf Lodge Gurnee last year and had a blast. So when the birthday boy requested a stay at Great Wolf Lodge, we happily obliged. We were even more excited to enjoy the holiday festivities including their Snowland...
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6 Reasons to Visit Santa’s Village during Magical Christmas Days

    Are you looking for a fun holiday experience for the family? Look no further than Magical Christmas Days at Santa's Village in East Dundee. You all know we had a blast in the summer and in December, Santa's Village is aglow with twinkling lights and is...
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25 Holiday Books to Countdown to Christmas

Do you countdown to Christmas by reading holiday books? As you know, we count down to Christmas with an activity advent calendar. (Check out how to make one using Dollar Tree supplies!) and the kids really enjoying picking out a holiday book to read each night.  In...
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25 Holiday Books to Countdown to Christmas

Do you countdown to Christmas by reading holiday books? As you know, we count down to Christmas with an activity advent calendar. (Check out how to make one using Dollar Tree supplies!) and the kids really enjoying picking out a holiday book to read each night.  In...

DIY Activity Advent Calendar using Dollar Tree supplies

December is soon approaching and that means ADVENT CALENDAR TIME! As you many know, we absolutely LOVE counting down to Christmas.  In the past, we've made our own activity advent calendar. Our last calendar didn't survive our basement flood, so this time around I...

Pumpkin Fest at Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm

  Fall is not complete without a visit to a pumpkin farm. This year, we decided to check out Siegel's Cottonwood Farm in Lockport. We had tons of fun playing, picking pumpkins, and eating! What a great day out with the family! Related: Looking for more fun things...

Fall Fun at Jack’s Pumpkin Glow + Tips to Enjoy

  If you love Halloween, pumpkins, and all that comes with it, then you'll want to head to Jack's Pumpkin Glow before it leaves Chicagoland!  If you've ever wanted to be surrounded by lit up Jack O'Lanterns this is one event you don't want to miss. Find out what...

Best Farms for Fall Fun around Chicago

If you're like me and can't wait for the cooler weather, the beautiful changing colors, pumpkin spice everything, apple cider donuts, and of course fall, then stick around and find out where some of our favorites places to hang out. We've personally been to all these...

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