Hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. Can’t believe the day came and went already, but I’m looking forward to spending Christmas in our new country-esque abode this year. Here is a photo of our little turkey!
It’s been a little while since I’ve posted, but I’m excited to announce that the new addition to our family has arrived! My husband and I welcomed our daughter into the world at the end of August, and things have been quite busy ever since. Now that they are settling a bit I’ll hopefully have […]
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway near Galena, and you love Victorian-style architecture like I do, you may want to check out The Hancock House in Dubuque, Iowa. A few weeks back my husband and I decided we needed a mini escape. Initially we thought we’d stay in Galena, but as the majority of […]
If you’re heading to Illinois sometime in the near future, how about taking a side trip away from Chicago and exploring some of the state’s lesser known destinations? One option – the rural community of Franklin Grove is situated just 90 miles west of Chicago and is a great destination for a weekend getaway. From […]
Summer is on its way and with it comes the daunting task of planning your annual family vacation. Fortunately, the Midwest is abound with a wide range of breathtaking natural landscapes and tourist attractions which will serve as the ideal setting for any family getaway. To help you plan a trip that you and your […]
I’ve decided to add a bit more of a personal touch to this blog, even though I’d initially intended for this site to be strictly informative. However, as my life in the Midwest continues to morph into something I could have never imagined for myself, I thought it would be fun to add more detailed […]