Our first Airbnb experience – Chicago, IL

Our first Airbnb experience – Chicago, IL

It is very possible that we may be the only family left on earth that hasn't used Airbnb. But to be fair, we are not big risk takers and it takes us a little while to acclimate to new trends 😉 In all seriousness, this has been on our list for a long time. We [...]

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Fall Family Activities |Chicago & Suburbs

Fall Family Activities |Chicago & Suburbs

I asked social media what they wanted to see on my blog and FALL ACTIVITIES won the race. So without further ado - here are some new and some old, favorites of mine. Apple picking - I am always talking about apple picking so naturally this is on top of my fall list. We are [...]

30 gifts of adventure you can give this holiday season

30 gifts of adventure you can give this holiday season

From now until the end of the year - it's holidays this and holidays that! Welcome to all things HOLIDAY! Shopping season has officially kicked off for a lot of folks. Not me, not yet. Don't get me wrong, we love toys and games around here too but one thing that I am focusing on [...]

The world of coffee – Western Suburbs of Chicago

The world of coffee – Western Suburbs of Chicago

This comes as no surprise and especially on National Coffee Day - but I love coffee! It has to be the European in me that can't resist the aroma or the taste. I will drive out of my way just to try a new cafe and consider it a bonus if it involves pastries 😉 [...]

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 [...]

The Finest Brunch Spots – Suburbs of Chicago

The Finest Brunch Spots – Suburbs of Chicago

Good morning. Fun fact: I used to hate breakfast! Eating so early in the morning made me feel nauseous all day. But brunch, I absolutely love. The timing is right and I can have the best of both worlds: breakfast or lunch or both! I truly enjoy the overall experience. In the past few weeks [...]