New Hiking Adventure: Vernon Hills Memorial Arbortheater

New Hiking Adventure: Vernon Hills Memorial Arbortheater

Does anyone else feel like this summer is just flying by?! I looked at my calendar the other day and it made me sad. We only checked off 2 summer bucket list items. T W O! This never happens and we only have 23 days of summer break left. I knew we wanted to scale [...]

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One Day In Wild West Town -Union, IL

One Day In Wild West Town -Union, IL

Howdy partners! Here is another edition of Where are they now?! Just kidding. It's just us and our random adventures. This weekend we finally visited Wild West Town in Union, Illinois. I say finally because, this little gem is ONLY 20 minutes from our house, yet it took us 8 years to get here! We [...]

Family Day at Great Wolf Lodge – Chicago/ Gurnee, IL

Family Day at Great Wolf Lodge – Chicago/ Gurnee, IL

Good morning and welcome back to http://www.hazeleyesmom.com ๐Ÿ˜ This week we had an amazing opportunity to visit Great Wolf Lodge in Gurnee, Illinois and I could not wait to share our experience with all of you. Not only is this an indoor water park but the activities, attractions, shopping and dining options are around every [...]

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 [...]

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 ๐Ÿฅ‚ and we are celebrating with another date? I know, so original ๐Ÿ˜†! 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.ย  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 [...]

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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ [...]

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 [...]