Take a walk in the park day – March 30th

Take a walk in the park day – March 30th

You may notice a theme here but if you do not, I am intrigued by these fun calendar holidays. I am constantly looking for something new and different to do with my family but also to blog about. I think it is a fun way to shine a light on things that might otherwise be [...]

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New Glarus, WI – America’s Little Switzerland

New Glarus, WI – America’s Little Switzerland

Good morning! I am on a mission to visit as many European inspired or European style towns America has to offer. New Glarus, WI was on of them. This unique town is about 3 hours from Chicago and while it may seem like a long drive, it goes by quickly. My husband and I enjoy [...]

Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring Break: Staycation Ideas Vol II

Spring break is just around the corner folks and if you are anything like me, you have zero plans. Until today! Check out my list of all things spring break in the Chicagoland area. A little back story: We are yet to take a spring break vacation. YUP, you read that right. We have never taken [...]

Secrets The Vine, Cancun – our 10 year anniversary getaway

Secrets The Vine, Cancun – our 10 year anniversary getaway

“Actually, the best gift you could have given her was a lifetime of adventures." I have always been an advocate and a firm believer that every couple deserves to travel. Travel alone, travel together but just travel. The world is beautiful and life is short, just live it! We've traveled together before kids and had [...]

Take your date to the next level – vol III

Take your date to the next level – vol III

TGIF! Today is our 11th dating anniversary 🥂 and we are celebrating with another date? I know, so original 😆! But you know what is original - this next date idea. Studies show that dating your spouse is a vital part of keeping marriages strong and fresh.  So today I wanted to tell you all [...]

Take your date to the next level – Vol II

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 [...]

Guest Blog: The Many Faces of Elgin

Guest Blog: The Many Faces of Elgin

I am very excited to share this guest post by a local Author & Photographer. Enjoy! The Many Faces of Elgin A Guest Blog Post from Jen Keller, Author & Photographer I am a high school German teacher, who wishes she could spend her days traveling and making photos. Growing up someone was always making [...]

All Seasons Orchard | Apples & Pumpkins – Woodstock, IL

All Seasons Orchard | Apples & Pumpkins – Woodstock, IL

When I think of fall activities, I think of apple picking, pumpkin patch, corn maze and all of the delicious fall inspired food and recipes! I also can't help but love that I can have all of this and more so close to home. Welcome to All Seasons Orchard | Apples & Pumpkins. Our family [...]