#BlogHer13: Spending Time With an Inspiration

BlogHer 2013 Experience

I survived my first BlogHer conference this past weekend! In case you are wondering, the BlogHer conference is the largest event of the year bringing together bloggers and social media influencers with brands who want to work with them. It’s a weekend filled with learning how to expand your business as a blogger and networking […]

Reminder!: Chicago Toy & Game Fair This Weekend & $2 Off Coupon

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, November 19th and 20th, don’t forget that the Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), the largest public toy and game fair in the US, is coming to Navy Pier in Chicago! We went last year, and even though our daughter was only 2 months old, we had […]

Event & Giveaway!: Chicago Toy & Game Fair Weekend Pass, Ends 11/17 @ 12:01 am EST

I’m giving away another Family Weekend Pass to ChiTAG! The Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG), the largest public toy and game fair in the US, is coming to Navy Pier in Chicago November 19th and 20th! We went last year, and even though our daughter was only 2 months old, we had a blast! […]

Event!: Storytime & Book Signing for “Pirates & Princesses” in Chicago 9/17

This Saturday, September 17th, from 2 to 4 pm, bring your kids to enjoy storytime and a book signing for the newly released children’s book, Pirates & Princesses, with New York Times’ bestselling author Jill Kargman and her 8-year old daughter and co-author Sadie Kargman on the 5th floor of 900 North Michigan Shops! Pirates […]

Review!: 100% Electric Nissan LEAF at the Drive Electric Tour

Mel Driving

Yesterday, my family and I headed out to Soldier Field for the Nissan LEAF’s Drive Electric Tour, where I was able to test drive the 100% electric Nissan LEAF and learn a lot of great information about it. Starting at about $35,200 plus a tax credit of $7500, the Nissan LEAF is the first affordable […]

Reminder!: Chicagoland Events This Weekend Through 8/28

Just wanted to remind you of a few events that are happening around the Chicagoland area this weekend (click on each link for more information): Day Out With Thomas The Train in Union, IL tomorrow, August 27th, and Sunday, August 28th. 100% Electric Nissan LEAF Drive Electric Tour (FREE event) today, August 26th, through Sunday, […]

FREE Event!: Drive Electric Tour to Test Drive 100% Electric Nissan LEAF 8/26-8/28

Nissan Drive Electric Tour 8-2011

With gas prices on the rise, how great would it be to drive an all electric car and not have to worry about paying for gas? The new Nissan LEAF, is the world’s first affordable 100% electric car, and it’s coming to Chicago for the first time this weekend on their Drive Electric Tour! If […]

Event!: Day Out With Thomas The Train 8/19-8/21 & 8/27-8/28 in Union, IL

Day Out with Thomas 8-2011

Thomas the Tank Engine is coming to the IL Railway Museum in Union, IL this weekend and next! Enjoy a Day Out with Thomas, Leader of the Track Tour 2011, 8:00 am through 7:00 pm on the following dates: Today, Friday, August 19th, through Sunday, August 21st Saturday, August 27th, through Sunday, August 28th Tickets […]

Event!: Bébé Paluzza Baby Show in Schaumburg TODAY 7/31

7-31-11 Bebe Paluzza

If you happen to be free today, July 31st, and you’re a parent, expecting parent, grandparent, or child caregiver, head over to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center between 11 am and 4 pm, for Bébé Paluzza, the largest maternity, baby, and toddler show in the US! The fair features: The latest products and innovations, including […]

Reminder!: FREE Mini Facial & Makeover Party with FREE Foundation Tomorrow 7/22

Don’t forget that Estee Lauder at Lord & Taylor in Northbrook Court is having their FREE Mini Facial & Makeover Party tomorrow, July 22nd, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm! Refreshments will be served and they’ll also be giving out FREE 2-week supplies of foundation for anyone who stops by! Click here for more information. […]