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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 a few weeks ago and she just ‘gets it’.  Daisy has 4 kids of her own and understands what it takes to get incredible family photos in a short period of time.  Kids can expire quickly during photoshoots, and Daisy totally knows how to get kids to cooperate and look amazing in front of the camera quickly.  I heard her repeatedly say ‘I got the shot’ after maybe 3 clicks of her camera.  I was completely skeptical and thought, ‘how can our family of 5.5 all look great that fast’?!?  Well she did, over and over again, so just see for yourself in her blog post below.  I am in absolutely love with these photos and I’m looking forward to updating my ‘framers’ around my house with these stunners.  Thank you Little Cacti in the City and Daisy Knox.

Families are all after her services so grab a spot today and get 15% off your full sesh (not applicable for a mini-session).

Enjoy Chicago,
The Yeager Team: A Chicago Real Estate Family
We Live Here, We Work Here, We Are Raising Our Kids Here!
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Spring has Sprung: Time to Cheer on the Cubs with your Kids!

We love taking our kids to Cubs games!  The ambiance, the hot dogs, the people watching!  Just look at the stadium map to ensure you have some sun coverage for those hot summer days…or you can just buy them hats and goodies to keep them occupied as needed like we did.  

When buying your tickets, opt for a kid friendly Sunday game!  They offer the kids door goodies and, my favorite, the kids get to run the bases after an afternoon game! 


Here are the details:

Content from http://www.cubs.mlb.com

Cubs Kids Sundays

Every Sunday afternoon home game celebrates the Cubs’ youngest fans. With kid-friendly giveaways distributed at the gates to the first 5,000 kids ages 13 and under from May 31 to August 23 and Kids Run the Bases following every afternoon game valid for the first 1,000 kids (with a wristband provided at entry), Sunday gamedays are sure to please the whole family.

Come out to Kids Sundays this season to cheer on the Cubs in 2015!

*The first 1,000 kids 13 and younger run the bases after every Sunday day game, weather permitting.

Enjoy Chicago,


The Yeager Team: A Chicago Real Estate Family

We Live Here, We Work Here, We Are Raising Our Kids Here!

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Family Fun Fest This Weekend on Division | Wicker Park

familyfunfestEven though the weather has gotten a bit nippy outside, the street fests are in full swing and its time to get outside!

This weekend, May 31-June 1 is Do-Division Fest.  There is a special section dedicated to kids called Family Fun Fest and it is sure to please kids of all ages and tastes.  On the Do-Division Fest website they write the following details; so pick out the timed event that your kids will love and check it out.  I hope to see you there!

Saturday and Sunday, May 31st & June 1st

on Hoyne between Crystal and Potomac
and on Crystal between Hoyne and Damen
$5.00 DonationPony rides, face painting, rocking kids’ music
Do Division Family Fun Fest is the exclusive family and kid-friendly area of Do Division Street Fest. This is the 6th year Friends of Pritzker and LaSalle II PTO are organizing the fest-within-a-fest. Sponsored by the Smoky Mountain Tourism Alliance, the Family Fun Fest occupies two jam-packed blocks on Hoyne Avenue between Division and Crystal and on Crystal between Hoyne and Damen.

Some of the many popular activities featured at the Family Fun Fest include: Building Blocks Toy stores’ train rides, The Easel Art Studio Craft Tent, face painting, balloon animals, punk rock hair do’s, the Children’s Learning Place Toddler Zone, inflatable obstacle courses, goodie bags, photo ops, face painting, mini golf and pony rides. Plus, everyone is encouraged to boogie on down at the Pizano’s Family Fun Fest entertainment stage with Laura Doherty, Mary Macaroni, Jeanie B and many more throughout the weekend.

In addition, in association with this year’s sponsor, the Family Fun Fest will feature themed mascots interacting with children showcasing many of the Smoky Mountain area animals and attractions. Kids can participate in a fun 5 quiz about the National Park and neighboring areas. One lucky child will win a trip to the Smoky Mountains, complete with lodging and tickets to area attractions. All kids that answer each question correctly will be entered to win.

100% of Proceeds from Do-Division Family Fun Fest activities go to Friends of Pritzker School and LaSalle II PTO, two local public elementary schools. 18% of the main fest net gate proceeds are also donated to the two schools.

Family Fun Fest Stage Line Up

Saturday May 31
12:00-12:20 Family Yoga with Zen Garage
12:25-12:55 Gracie Lou
1:00-1:45 Mary Macaroni
(balloons 1:45-3:45)
2:00-2:20 Trinity Irish dancers
2:30-2:45 Chang’s Martial Arts
2:45-3:30 Mad Science
3:30-3:45 LaSalle II student choir
3:45-4:15 Tunes with Tim
4:20-5:20 The Music House Variety Kids
5:30-6:00 Sunny Side Up

Sunday June 1
12:00-12:25 Suzuki Orff
12:30-1:30 Miss Lauren from Bubbles Academy
1:30-2:00 Ava Suppelsa
2:00-2:15 Chang’s Martial Arts
2:15-3:00 Sarah Jayne Parker
3:05-3:25 Yo Yo master Ben from Cat & Mouse Game Store
3:30-4:00 Corrientes Violins
4:00-4:45 Mary Macaroni (balloons at 2- 4)
4:55-5:10 Hoopy Hoops with Mr. Petey
5:15-6:00 Environmental Encroachment Marching Band

Enjoy Chicago,


The Yeager Team:  A Chicago Real Estate Family 

We Live Here, We Work Here, We Are Raising Our Kids Here Residential Real Estate Sales   |     http://www.atproperties.com/agents/julianayeager      |  http://www.theyeagerteam.com


Final Days for Chicago Farmers Markets

There are just a few more weeks left to get your local on, as in local produce!  It’s a great place to get the freshest items on your grocery list.  Get the kids involved too and let them help you pick out their favorite fruits and veggies.  There are often great treats too like cookies, delicious breads, one of a kind dips, cheeses, herbs/spices and more.  With just a few more opportunities to visit one near you, don’t delay!  Below is a list of all the Chicago Farmers Markets with dates remaining and I’m sure there is one close to your neighborhood.



Chicago markets are listed by days of the week, but are subject to change, and dates and times vary by market. For more information, call the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at 312-744-3316, or go to chicagofarmersmarkets.us.

* indicates independently managed markets. NEW means a market launching this year. Link designates markets that accept the card.


Beverly: 95th Street and Longwood Drive, May 13-Oct. 28

*Glenwood: 6900 N. Glenwood Ave., between Morse and Lunt avenues, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3-Oct. 28

Healing Temple Church: NEW. 4941 W. Chicago Ave., 2-5 p.m. June 24-Oct. 28

*Independence Park: 3945 N. Springfield Ave., 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 10, 24; July 8, 22; Aug. 12, 26; Sept. 9, 23; Oct. 14, 28

* Jefferson Park: Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave., 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 24-Oct. 21

*Logan Square: Logan Boulevard and Milwaukee Avenue, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3-Oct. 28

* Pilsen Community Market: 1800 S. Halsted St., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3-Oct. 28

* Portage Park: Central and Berteau avenues, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3-Oct. 7

Wicker Park/Bucktown: Wicker Park and Damen Avenue, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. June 3-Oct. 28


Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences: 3857 W. 111th St., 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. June 18-Oct. 29

*Loyola: 6542 N. Sheridan Road, 3-7 p.m. June 11-Sept. 24; then 2:30-6:30 p.m. through Oct. 15


Columbus Park: NEW. Harrison Street and Central Avenue, 1-7 p.m. June 26-Oct. 30

Federal Plaza: Adams and Dearborn streets, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 29-Oct. 30

Lincoln Square: Lincoln, Leland and Western avenues, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 5-Oct. 30

Museum of Contemporary Art/Streeterville: 220 E. Chicago Ave., 7 a.m.-3 p.m. June 5-Oct. 30



* Andersonville: Berwyn Avenue between Clark Street and Ashland Avenue, 3-8 p.m. June 13-Oct. 17

*Covenant Bank- North Lawndale Farmers Market: 1111 S. Homan Ave., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 13-Oct. 10

*Green City Market: South end of Lincoln Park, between Clark Street and Stockton Drive, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. through Oct. 31

Pullman: Arcade Park, 111th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue, 7 a.m.-noon July 11-Oct. 31

*Seaway Bank: 87th Street and Langley Avenue, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 25-Sept. 26

61st Street: 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 12-Oct. 27

South Shore: Urban Partnership Bank, 70th Street and Jeffrey Boulevard, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 6-Oct. 31 (Link)

LaFollette Park: NEW. 1333 N. Laramie Ave., 1-7 p.m. June 20-Oct. 24

*Wheeler Mansion Market: 2020 S. Calumet Ave., 4-8 p.m. June 6-Oct. 31

*Wood Street Farm Stand: 5814 S. Wood St., 1-4 p.m. through Oct. 24


Austin Town Hall: NEW. Lake Street and Central Avenue, 1-7 p.m. June 28-Oct. 25

Daley Plaza: Washington and Dearborn streets, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 24-Oct. 18

Dunning/Eli’s Cheesecake/Wright College: Eli’s Cheesecake parking lot, 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive, 7 a.m. -1 p.m., June 14-Oct. 25

Hyde Park: Harold Washington Park, 53rd Street and Hyde Park Boulevard, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7-Oct. 25

* Uptown: Weiss Memorial Hospital, 4646 N. Marine Drive, 8-10 a.m. June 21-Oct. 25

Willis Tower Plaza: 233 S. Wacker Drive, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. June 14-Oct. 25



* Bronzeville Community Market: 4400 S. Cottage Grove Ave., 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16-Oct. 27

Division Street: Division Street between State and Clark streets, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. May 12-Oct. 27

Eden Place: 4417 S. Stewart Ave., 8 a.m.-3 p.m. May 19-Oct. 20

Green City Market: See Wednesday listing.

Lincoln Park: Lincoln Park High School, Armitage and Orchard avenues, 7 a.m.- 1 p.m. May 12-Oct. 27

Mount Ebenezer Baptist Church: (NEW) 3555 W. Huron St., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 30-Oct. 27

*Nettelhorst French Market: Broadway and Melrose Avenue, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. through Nov. 3

North Center: North Center Town Square, Damen and Lincoln avenues, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 16-Oct. 27

Printers Row: Printers Row Park, Polk and Dearborn streets, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9-Oct. 27

*West Humboldt Park Farmers Market & Bazaar: Neighborhood Housing Services parking lot, 3601 W. Chicago Ave., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 14, Aug. 11, Sept. 8, Oct. 13

Market Information provided by Chicago Tribune

Enjoy Chicago,


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