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Fun and Easy Crafts for Kids

This Chicago weather is crazy! You never know what to expect. Rainy days can cancel plans in a flash. We found a guide to give some easy inspiration for activities with your kids.  Instead of sitting around unable to think of anything to do, look around your home and find things to make crafts with.…

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Saint Patrick’s Day Family Activities

Everyone is a little bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. However, you don’t have to travel to Ireland to have some St. Patrick’s Day fun. Lake County is full of activities that your whole family can enjoy. We have rounded up a list with some of the top activities in the area. St. Patty’s Day…

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Small Business Saturday 2018

Small Business Saturday is November 24 and is a national day in support of local merchants. Shopping locally is a way to ensure that small towns and small businesses thrive. Several local business districts are participating in Small Business Saturday so you can start or finish your holiday shopping! Reasons to shop at local small businesses this Saturday:…

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Thanksgiving Cleaning: A Task a Day to Get Holiday Ready!

Hosting Thanksgiving this year?  Turkey, pumpkin pie, and sides may be front and center but behind the scenes, what makes for a seamlessly-hosted Thanksgiving is the preparation that comes beforehand. With just 20 days to go, guests will be arriving before we know it & that’s all the motivation we need to really get cleaning!…

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Fall Family Fun | This Weekend’s Festival Guide

Fall in Illinois means pumpkin spice lattes, crunchy leaves, cozy weather and some seriously spectacular colors – and I don’t know about you, but that makes us want to celebrate! Throw on some flannel, pack up your family, and head out for fresh air and a good time at these fall festivals this weekend. Long Grove…

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Our Favorite Fall Decorating Ideas

Excited about fall? Can’t wait to decorate your home in seasonal decor? Neither can we! It’s time to say goodbye to summer & hello to fall by adding these fall touches to your home. Here are our favorite fall decorating ideas: Welcome the season on your front porch – The classic pumpkin-lined porch will always…

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Broken Earth Winery

One of our favorite spots in downtown Long Grove is a beautiful wine bar called Broken Earth Winery. This local gathering spot is a great spot to meet a friend for a glass of wine at the end of the week or a wonderful place to enjoy a cheese plate with family while sitting outside…

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Fourth of July Event Round Up!

The Fourth of July is already next week, which means that it’s time to stock up on sparklers, fire up the barbecue and iron out your Fourth of July plans!  Few things bring a town together like a Fourth of July celebration.  We gathered up a few of the best events in the area so that…

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