Top tips to help you prepare your home for guests

You might love welcoming friends and family into your home. Whether for an elaborate evening meal, a simple afternoon coffee, or a DVD night; these occasions give you the chance to catch up with your loved ones, and to show off your hosting skills. However, before you open your doors, it’s important to make sure your property is in tiptop condition for … [Read more...]

What Is Your #iconicsummer Moment? #giveaway

#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Pepsi. This could include the Pepsi providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment. What Is Your Iconic Summer Moment? Is it reading on the beach? Taking the kids swimming? Simply enjoying a glass of ice cold lemonade on your front porch? Pepsi wants to know! … [Read more...]

Get Up And Move!

I've got another crazy weekend planned! You may have all read about the craziness of last weekend and helping my mom paint, plant new plants, and rearrange her living room. We were busy, busy, busy last weekend! (Oh, I forgot to add that going to my moms from my house is a 4 hour drive too!). We took our kids to Bay Beach last weekend too! (For those … [Read more...]

The Start Of Summer

With the crazy weather we've had the last couple of weeks, it is hard to believe that it is really summer here in Chicago.  Last weekend, for Will's birthday party, it was hundred degrees.  At one point (since we can't have a birthday of his without rain), we had some pretty severe weather come through here too.  We had put up a tent outside and everybody had … [Read more...]