10 Ways to Make Your Home Greener

Between reducing the cost of homeownership and protecting the environment, there are many benefits of keeping your home eco-friendly. Here are 10 ways to embrace a greener lifestyle: Swap Out Appliances ENERGY STAR® products use less energy and meet strict criteria set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. From air conditioners to refrigerators…

Date Night Fun at AIRE!

The importance of date night is really special to my husband Benjamin and I. With three kids and our fast paces jobs always pulling us every hour of our days we always try to do a date night every other week. Growing up my mother always told me to never stop dating your husband. It…

Backyard Makeover with Artificial Turf

With summer heat in full affect my husband and I finally decided to take the leap and install artificial turf in our Chicago city backyard. We live in an incredible 100 year old home and try to improve the home each year with a project. It makes it easier to obtain everything on my wish…

July 4th Weekend Across All Chicagoland and More

July 4th weekend is upon us, bringing with it cookouts, fireworks, and outfits of red, white, and blue. Chicagoland is home to its fair share of festivities, and there are many others within driving distance in the communities of Southwest Michigan, Northwest Indiana, and Southeast Wisconsin. The following are some of our favorites: Chicago The Grant…

Best Swimsuits For Kids (SUMMER IS HERE!)

Chicago is amazing for providing so many options for water fun for kids in the summer all throughout the city. From public pools, beaches, waterparks, and private pools all opening up in a couple of weeks your kids are going to need some stylish suits to hit the water with. Being a mom and having…

Local Water Spots to Cool Off this Summer

With summer in full effect I love having fun activities to keep my kids entertained all day and one of those activities is taking them to all the amazing different pools throughout the city to cool off and have some water fun. I think my kids would love to go to the pool everyday if…

Urban Exodus? Not By A Long Shot

Anyone who has followed residential real estate news in the past year has certainly heard about the pandemic-fueled migration out of densely populated cities and into larger homes in suburban and rural markets. But does the buzz match reality? Not quite. While suburban housing markets are indeed booming, the relationship between the city and the…

Memorial Day Simple and Delicious Recipes

Holidays are always hectic in our household with kids running around, decorations to be set, and most importantly the FOOD to be made it can be a little overwhelming. I love simple recipes that save me time in the kitchen and give me more time with family and friends. This year we are headed to…

Making the Most of Mommy and Me Time

With life always going so fast it is so important to me to have that special time with my daughter Ava. One of my favorite spots to take her for that special girl time is the fabulous American Girl Doll Place in Water Tower Place right in the heart of Downtown Chicago. This past Sunday…

Best Things to do in Chicago This Weekend

Find out Exciting Things Going on this weekend in Chicago from Exhibits, Festivals, Markets, and more! 1. Pop Up Grocer A trendy pop up grocery store that has traveled across the country has made its debut in Chicago in hip neighborhood of Wicker Park. The innovative store is first of its kind with a shopping…