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…

6 Summer Camp Picks For 2021

When the weather starts to break I typically start to panic that I have missed all the summer camp sign ups! Especially this year, with covid-19 cases going down and more and more people are getting vaccinated camps are reopening and are in-person. So where to go and what to do? Here is a quick…

10 Things We Love About New Buffalo, Michigan

Is there anything better than a weekend beach getaway? How about when it’s only an hour and a half (maybe even less depending on traffic) from downtown Chicago!? Read on to find out more… After a long few days at the office, a weekend getaway can be the perfect way to relax and recharge. It’s…

How Work From Home Has Impacted Trends in the Real Estate Market

Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown just over one year ago our family, like all others, have been working from home. Luckily, working for @properties has been a dream as Benjamin and I were given a private space after our office moved to North Center. Our kids have also enjoyed (occasionally) escaping the dining…

Spring Cleaning Tips 🌷🧼

It seems like its been a loooong winter but tomorrow marks day 1 of Spring 2021 which means it’s time to clean up and get organized! I have The Home Edit book sitting in my living room (if you haven’t checked it out, you should!) but I don’t always have the time or energy to…

Self Care on International Women’s Day 🛀

Celebrate and send love to the women in your life (most importantly you❣️) Valentine’s Day has passed but there’s always a reason to celebrate and spread love – this week it’s International Woman’s Day! On Monday, March 8th the world will be celebrating hard working women who are scientists, politicians, moms, realtors, writers, doctors, engineers,…