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...

Holiday Activities to Count Down to Christmas (+Fill Your Activity Advent Calendar!)

It’s the beginning to look like Christmas! It’s our family’s favorite time of the year and we go all out. If you’ve been following me, it means that we count down to Christmas with an advent calendar! Sure, we purchase a few calendars but we also have an activity...

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...
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...

Best Coffee Shops To Try in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs

Best Coffee Shops To Try in Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs

Love coffee? If you run on coffee (like I do) to get through the day, you’ll need to stop by these independent coffee shops located in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs. Each coffee shop offers a different vibe and is well worth a visit. Here are the a few of the best...

Family Fall Fun at Richardson Farm

Family Fall Fun at Richardson Farm

Richardson Farm is one of my favorite spots in McHenry County. From tulips to sunflowers and one of the best fall festivals around, Richardson Farm offers so much fun for families. On our latest trip, we visited as the sun was going down. Wow! It painted the farm in a...

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