10 things I’ve learned about myself – in our 10 years of marriage

Marriage isn’t always easy. Merging two personalities and years of life and experiences prior to uniting can be beautiful yet challenging. Adding children, jobs, homes, sacrifices and new encounters bring on a whole other set of trials. But through all of that, there is growth. There is maturity and sometimes immaturity. But most of all … Continue reading 10 things I’ve learned about myself – in our 10 years of marriage

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Take your date to the next level – Vol II

Escape rooms have been all the rage lately. My social media is filled with tags and photos of family and friends enjoying this new craze. So Alen and I had to jump at the chance to explore one on our own. Escape Strategy in Aurora, IL. Nothing says date night like being locked in a … Continue reading Take your date to the next level – Vol II

How can you give back this holiday season?!

#GivingTuesday isn't until November 27th but you do not need to wait for a specific day to do something nice for someone. I personally love to do random little things in the community to spread kindness and give back. As someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, I really appreciate the medium and try my hardest to … Continue reading How can you give back this holiday season?!

Yumble | Meals your kids will actually want to eat!

Get ready for one of my many BACK TO SCHOOL blog posts that are coming your way. But this one might be the easiest and the most fun! Do you ever find yourself wishing you had a personal chef? Someone who would strictly focus on preparing your kids meals so you wouldn't have to worry … Continue reading Yumble | Meals your kids will actually want to eat!

Philips vs Cosley Zoo

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about visiting a zoo. Typically everyone thinks of the bigger ones like Brookfield, Lincoln Park or Milwaukee Zoos. But we are surrounded with so many other smaller farms and animal parks in the Chicago-land area. Let's take a look! I love Brookfield zoo and so do the … Continue reading Philips vs Cosley Zoo

Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa – All Inclusive

We are back from our annual summer vacation and I wanted to share my personal opinion of our stay at Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa. This was our third stay at a Royalton chain of resorts and based on our first two experiences we expected nothing less than perfection from this resort as well. I will … Continue reading Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa – All Inclusive

Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session

Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session according to http://www.pineappleportraits.com As a mom and a former photographer, I know how much emotion and love family portraits can bring. The pure enjoyment of time spent together and freezing a moment of time, can be so rewarding. Sometimes it is so easy to forget milestones and … Continue reading Why You Should Book A Vacation Portrait Session

Blackberry Farm – Aurora, IL

If you are looking for something new, interactive and fun to do this summer, Blackberry Farm is the place to be. Located just outside of Chicago in Aurora, IL it is known for its reenactment of pioneer life through educational demonstrations and hands on activities. Open May through September and admission for non residents is … Continue reading Blackberry Farm – Aurora, IL

Pirates Cove Children’s Theme Park – Illinois

Ahoy, matey! Travel just outside of Chicago to Elk Grove Village and you will find a children's hidden treasure park "Pirates' Cove." A small amusement park geared towards kids nine and under that is perfect for a morning of exploring and imagination. Kids can travel through an 18th century pirate ship, work their way up … Continue reading Pirates Cove Children’s Theme Park – Illinois