Winter Getaway at The Abbey Resort near Lake Geneva

  Some of my fondest memories in Lake Geneva happen to be when we stay at The Abbey Resort & Spa in Fontana.  Located in a much quieter area but still close enough to Geneva Lake, it was exactly what we wanted and needed.It's been quite awhile since we've...

Where to Snowshoe near Chicago for FREE (or cheap!)

One of the best ways to embrace the winter's beauty is by getting out and exploring by snowshoe. Not only can you experience the beauty of nature, but it's fun AND also a great workout! Not ready to commit to buying snowshoes? No worries! There are plenty of places...

Giving Back at Feed My Starving Children

My goal this year was to have my family and I give back in as many ways as we could. One of places that I've had on my radar was Feed My Starving Children. Their mission is really simple yet impactful: "We want to reach everyone, until ALL are fed.”  So the day after...
Where to Snowshoe near Chicago for FREE (or cheap!)

Where to Snowshoe near Chicago for FREE (or cheap!)

One of the best ways to embrace the winter's beauty is by getting out and exploring by snowshoe. Not only can you experience the beauty of nature, but it's fun AND also a great workout! Not ready to commit to buying snowshoes? No worries! There are plenty of places...

Giving Back at Feed My Starving Children

Giving Back at Feed My Starving Children

My goal this year was to have my family and I give back in as many ways as we could. One of places that I've had on my radar was Feed My Starving Children. Their mission is really simple yet impactful: "We want to reach everyone, until ALL are fed.”  So the day after...

Tips to Enjoy Christkindlmarket in Aurora

Tips to Enjoy Christkindlmarket in Aurora

The popular Christkindlmarket, the authentic German Christmas market, has made their way to Aurora! With 2 locations in Chicago, the market, featuring food, drinks, and unique gifts, has been a holiday tradition for many. But if you're looking to enjoy the tradition...

A Christmas Story The Musical at Marriott Theatre

A Christmas Story The Musical at Marriott Theatre

One of our favorite holiday movies, A Christmas Story, has been brought to life at the Marriott Theatre.  When I heard that A Christmas Story, The Musical had come to Chicagoland, I knew that we needed to see it. We're so glad we did - we loved it! Looking for a show...

Family Tent Glamping at Sankoty Lakes Near Peoria

Family Tent Glamping at Sankoty Lakes Near Peoria

As you know my family is obsessed with camping - correction we are obsessed with glamping. When I heard that there were glamping tents near Peoria, I couldn't wait to check it out. Located just 20 minutes from Peoria in Central Illinois, Sankoty Lakes offers a guests...

Fall Splendor at Coral Woods in McHenry County

Fall Splendor at Coral Woods in McHenry County

Fall is one of the best times to go for a hike. It's the perfect temperature - not too hot or too cold. And witnessing the magic of the season as the leaves turn colors is absolutely amazing. One of the best spots for leaf peeping in McHenry County is Coral Woods in...

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