How to Create a Virtual Derby Party

I have celebrated the Kentucky Derby in one way or another for years. Big hats, Mint Juleps, and picking a horse based solely upon its…

At Home Kits from Small Businesses

Well, folks, it is time to get crafty! Even if you don’t stock up on glitter and glue sticks like they are going out of…

How to Make Your Home Feel Like a Sanctuary

During the winter months, many of us hibernate. I know for about 2-3 months in the deep, dark winter, I don’t even see my neighbors.…

Healthier Halloween Treats

With all of the candy flooding your home on Halloween night, why not find a few homemade healthier Halloween treats to serve? One way to…

Simple Summer Activities for Kids

Have you heard the dreaded two words that most children utter at some point during the summer months? Yep, you guessed it- “I’m bored!” Here…

How to Upgrade Your Picnic

Spring has sprung, and in Chicago we love to soak up every minute of the warm weather with a little al fresco dining. Picnics are…

Block Party Must-Haves

 June is the month that kicks off a summer-long tradition of outdoor parties in Chicago, especially the block party. Children enjoy the novelty or roaming…