10 Ways To Get Ready For Summer

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Can you believe that Summer is right around the corner? We have had some totally crazy weather this spring here in Chicago. However, my kids have less than 30 days of school left and they will be on summer break! It is hard to believe! This is the time of year that we start getting ready for summer. There are a few things that you can do to help usher the … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday: Minus One Tree

We cut one of the trees down in the front a couple of weeks ago. You couldn't see our house, it was overgrown, and nothing was growing in the front because nothing could get light. Here is the before: Here is the after: 016, originally uploaded by Lisa Family. … [Read more...]

Lands’ End: Way to Grow Campaign and Twitter Party

As you all may know, I love Lands' End products.  They are products I never have to wonder if my kids will somehow wreck.   The only coat my daughter has NOT managed to rip the zipper out of is her Lands End winter coast.  That is why when I heard about the “Way to Grow: Plant a Seed, Make a Difference.” campaign I knew I had to post about it.  As we approach … [Read more...]

Green, Green Grass

Up until recently, we lived next door to an abandoned house.  The prior owners didn't abandon it.  Actually, it was the builder and the bank.  It was terrible.  In the summer, the grass was taller than I am (now granted, I am short -- but still, taller than me).  When we would take the kids for a walk around the block, we would actually have to carry them … [Read more...]