EASY WEEKNIGHT RECIPE: TACO TUESDAY

  Sometimes, a weeknight meal is just a throw together! See whats in the fridge.. check the pantry.. what can I salvage? Now, I always have a couple items on hand. And these items are worth the repeat buy. Here we go guys! Trader Joes Salsa Verde. So flavorful, not spicy for the kids, and…

1 WEEK DOWN…

First week done! How sweet are they for holding hands on the way to school… love them. How did your first week go? It’s definitely a tiring week getting everyone back on schedule and into the daily routine, but so rewarding to see those bright smiles at pick up!  

Back to School Shopping

A new school year has begun! Growing up, my favorite part of going back to school was always the shopping. New shoes, gel pens, sparkly backpack… that first day was a day to impress, no matter the grade. Plus, who doesn’t love taking photos of the kiddos when they’re looking so adorable and excited for…

Learn To Swim – There is still time!

Get your kids swimming and learn safety around the pool before the summer is in full swing. The Lakeview YMCA has room in their learn to swim intensive program that starts next week (June 18th).  This is a 2 week program that is every day (except Fridays).  I think this is much more useful than…

Celebrate Easter at Lincoln Park Zoo

There is still a ton of snow on the ground, but tickets to celebrate Easter at the zoo just went on sale!  Just think, Spring is right around the corner and we can’t wait!  So grab your best baskets and bonnets and get your egg hunt on! This event typically sells out so plan ahead…

Daddy Daughter Dance at Sheil Park: Southport Corridor

There is still time to get tickets to this adorable all ages daddy daughter dance!  Just think how much fun it will be take your little girl shopping for a new dress, shoes and accessories and have the best first dance with her daddy!  This is sure to make some pretty amazing memories.  Here’s the…

Update your ‘framers’ with a Sesh from Little Cacti in the City

It’s been a long hiatus, but after having our third child, Ethan, I’m back to it! First up to discuss, a fantastic photographer on the scene that you definitely need to take notice. Our client and great friend, Daisy Knox, is a fantastic natural light photographer.  We just had a great photo session with her…

Groundhog Day 2016 Predicts Early Spring!

The infamous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, didn’t see his shadow today and has forecasted that we will have an Early Spring this year!   The real estate market has kicked off to a very busy start; and considering Easter is very early this year this could be a very welcoming prediction!  I think he may be right…

Happy Halloween 2015!!

It’s going to be a fun and busy weekend in the City!  Chicago doesn’t have set hours for trick or treating, but if you go to your wards website, they will have hours posted for Halloween events for both commercial and residential.  Many businesses participate in the fun and will host trick or treating during set hours…

Chicago’s Plastic Bag Ban

In case you haven’t heard yet, the plastic bag ban goes into effect this Saturday.  This will only effect stores with at least 10,000 square feet…so if your faves are Target and Jewel, they will be effected.  I don’t know about you, but I never liked the thousand of plastic bags I would get from…