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…

Inside Chicago’s Starbucks Reserve ☕️

Take a look inside the largest Starbucks right here in Chicago. Great to know about parking!  Get up to 4 hours for only $12, this is less than the metered street parking.  Just make sure to not forget to get your ticket validated. Enjoy Chicago, Juliana   — Video Cred: @properties: The Local

Awesome {& Accurate} Kids Eat Free App

  Did you guys know that there is an app to pull up restaurants that offer kids eat free options AND their times.  I mean how many times have you shown up to the restaurant and the kids eat free window was over, this happens to us all the time. I have done a lot…

Where Kids Eat Free in Chicago

I don’t know about you but cooking during the summer months is not high on my priority list, yet you still have to get dinner on the table, or go out, which is my preferred choice!  Now that there are only a few days/weeks before school starts here’s your chance to hit all the kid…

I ❤️ Drive-thru in the Winter

Lets face it, decent drive through options are limited in the city.  However, that’s what we love about it right?  Walking everywhere and checking out all the cute, non-chain places.  Yet, when the weather turns tundra-like I really don’t want to walk or lug the bundled kids in and out of the car to grab…

Like Italian Food? Then Get Ready to Head to River North!

Bread, milk, eggs and ricotta cheese?  That is a typical staple grocery list for our family. I’m 50% Italian, but even if I was 0% Italian this cultures food would still be my all time favorite.  We eat a lot of pasta in our house and of course it’s only fitting that now my sons favorite…

Happy Holidays 2012

I seem to keep doing a double take on my calendar and just can’t believe that it is December 21st 2012.  Where did the time go and I just can’t believe it is almost 2013.  I remember when I thought 2013 sounded so futuristic and possibly a time when cars could fly like in Back…

My New Obsession: Hint You Shop In One Weekly!

If you haven’t been to a Mariano’s Fresh Market yet, you have to add it to your MUST do list.  I recently started shopping at the Mariano’s on Western & Roscoe and I absolutely LOVE it, it is now my favorite grocery store – hands down!  When I was a kid I loved to go…