#Illumination Giveaway #MortonArboretum

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Have you been to the new showcase out at the Morton Arboretum?  If not, you have to go.  It is the most spectacular holiday lights display that you will see this year! Illumination takes you on a one mile walking trail over approximately 50 acres of the Arboretum's 1700 acre grounds. Illumination features more than 500 carefully placed LED and … [Read more...]

Review: The Blogging Planner

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If you are a regular reader here, you will know that I've gotten sick. I also just had surgery last week (what, you didn't notice? You'll find out why in this post.) My organization method for all my blogging stuff (and my life) has always been in my head. Then I got sick with Hashimoto's (for those who aren't following along) which is a thyroid disorder, and … [Read more...]

Thinking happy happy thoughts

NOT! I swear when it rains it pours. I awoke to a huge puddle of water in front of my house this morning.  Now, the temp is -8 with a windchill of -20, so  I definitely should not have had standing water.  I called Bill freaked out and he had me call the village.  I think it is a water main break.  However, nobody bothered to come to my door.  Instead, they … [Read more...]

Granting Wishes at Sears

TThis post is sponsored, but the ideas, thoughts and ramblings are my own. Since having kids, I turned into a big softie.   Yes, I'll actually admit it.  I cry at things I never would have before, and I think about things that never would have crossed my mind before having kids.  I'll be honest here -- I get all teary eyed at Sears new commercials.  … [Read more...]