Pancakes & PJs – tricks of the trade

Weekend mornings are so much better with pancakes in pjs. I made pumpkin pancakes this morning and thought I'd share just a couple simple things I do to make it an efficient and tasty experience. First off, using a double burner griddle makes the process much quicker for your hungry family to enjoy. My dad always had a pan like this when I was growing up to make pancakes for my brother and Continue Reading

Reasons to fall for fall 

Fall is just around the corner, September 23rd to be exact, and I must say I'm looking forward to it. While I'm not excited for it to get cold, I've really come to appreciate fall over the years. When fall is in the air, I get a sense of renewal, like new possibilities are just around the bend. It think it must stem from all those years of going back to school and knowing the year ahead could Continue Reading

My kind of town – my kind of Sunday Funday

Need some ideas on how to spend a beautiful summer Sunday in Chicago? Look no further. One of my best friends was in town this past Sunday and we only had the afternoon for play time before she had to focus on work-related priorities - and boy did we git 'er done. Jenn didn't land until 12:30 so we had to make excellent use of time during her short visit. After we picked her up from the Continue Reading

National Tequila Day – as if I needed a reason…

Happy National Tequila Day, (21+) friends! Tequila might possibly be my favorite liquor - and margaritas are certainly my favorite tequila-based beverage. Thanks to Blue Nectar Tequila, handcrafted from 100% estate-grown Blue Weber agave, I'd like to share with you a new take on the liquor with a couple of interesting, refreshing tequila-based drink recipes to help you celebrate this oh-so Continue Reading