Discovering A Hidden Gem In The Chicago Suburbs

Thanks to¬†Oak Brook Hills Resort for inviting me to their re-opening celebration and hosting my family for a stay. I’ve lived in the Chicago suburbs most of my life and am always amazed to discover new places that have been around for years that I’ve never heard of. Last week I had the chance to … Read more

Fall Fun In McHenry County

Thanks to McHenry County, Illinois for hosting my family for a few days of fall fun! My family was invited to visit McHenry County and we discovered so much fall fun just a short drive away from the city of Chicago. Between back to school and the busy fall sports season we hadn’t done many … Read more

Waterpark Fun To End The Summer

Thanks to Raging Waves Waterpark for sponsoring this post. School starts in a couple weeks here so we are trying to squeeze the last bit of fun out of it as we can. One thing we did this past weekend was head to the waterpark. Surprisingly, it was the first time we’d made it to … Read more

7 Unique Ways To See Chicago

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Whether you are visiting Chicago for the first time, rediscovering “the windy city” you fell in love with years ago, or call Chicago home, you’ll discover new and exciting things every time you explore it. Since I live in the suburbs I’ve been … Read more

Illinois Residents: Reclaim Your Money

(Disclosure: This post is sponsored but all thoughts are my own.) Have you ever found money in a pocket of your coat, or the bottom of your purse, that you had forgotten was there? Isn’t that a great feeling? Now imagine for a minute that it was $10, $100 or even $1,000! Wouldn’t that be … Read more

Exploring Glenview, Illinois With Kids

Thanks to Go Roma for sponsoring this post. I love taking road trips and one of the best things about living in the Chicago area is the amount of fun things there are for families to do within just an hour or two of where we live. A few weeks ago we headed to a … Read more

Apple Picking at Jonamac Orchard {Malta, IL}

Apple picking is one of my favorite things to do as a family during the Fall. This year we headed back to Jonamac Orchard in Malta, Illinois. Jonamac has a great choice of apples but we head to this one mostly for their doughnuts. They are served warm and are absolutely amazing. They are so … Read more