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Chicago Art, Culture, and Fun

Welcome to my final post in my Chicago! series 2019. There is no shortage of amusements when staying in the Windy City, and I'll share just a few of the ones we were able to do in our five-day adventure. Chicago River Architecture tours- multiple vendors, $31 and up- A great way to hear about… Continue reading Chicago Art, Culture, and Fun

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A Guide to Last Minute Gift Giving

If you’re where I am this year, then you’ve only got gifts for half the folks on your list, and are currently in a cold sweat dreading a trip to the local mall. Never fear, here are some gift ideas that avoid the mall. Though you still may get into a fight over a parking… Continue reading A Guide to Last Minute Gift Giving

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Friday Fun Wine List: Wines That Taste Like Juice

I typically prefer red wines that are medium-full, but I will admit that sometimes it's nice to enjoy a chilled light sweet wine, especially in the 90-plus degree weather we've been experiencing lately. Most "juicy" wines I would recommend are white varietals or blends, however, there are a couple of exceptions. Here are a few… Continue reading Friday Fun Wine List: Wines That Taste Like Juice

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Friday Fun Weekend Wine List

And most of these are $6.99 and under. Thank goodness we have made it to the weekend! After the busyness of juggling kids and their activities, work, and home, it's so good to be able to slow down and enjoy dinner with friends or even just sit and binge watch Dr. Who. And the perfect… Continue reading Friday Fun Weekend Wine List

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Disney 2K17: Animal Kingdom and a Souvenir Shopping Idea

Hello everyone! This is the fifth and final post in my Disney vacay 2K17 series. Our last full day in Orlando was spent exploring Disney's Animal Kingdom. This park was, in its own way, a fun experience. It was different from what I typically think of as 'Disney.' Animal Kingdom was part amusement park, part… Continue reading Disney 2K17: Animal Kingdom and a Souvenir Shopping Idea