Darr-B-Q Catering is Darlicious!

Darr-B-Q Catering is Darlicious!
I am finally back to my blog after taking a short break due to baseball, softball, and t-ball. I am excited to share with you a true southern BBQ caterer, Darr-B-Q Catering. Josh Darr is a local dad who was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia with a father from Texas and a mother who... Read more »

Your Voice Matters

I would like to share with you a website that was created to help you connect with legislators and get your voice heard. The site is called mycardmyvoice. The goal of My Card My Voice is to help you participate in democracy and be heard in Congress. What I love about this website is that... Read more »

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

Mother's Day Gift Ideas
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If your husband is anything like mine, I am sure he has been agonizing over the perfect thing to get you the past two weeks. Right. I wanted to share with you some fantastic gift ideas for moms from one of my favorite local shops- Jayne. All of... Read more »
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Obsessed Kitchen and Bar

Obsessed Kitchen and Bar
There is a new restaurant that recently opened in Oak Park called Obsessed Kitchen and Bar. It is owned by Dan Vogel and his wife Trish. They took over the space formerly owned by Kinderhook on the corner of Oak Park Avenue and Van Buren Street. The inside is decorated with pictures of famous people... Read more »

This Week at Trader Joe's

Check out these new Prosecco wines in three flavors: Peach Bellini, Raspberry/ Strawberry, and Grapefruit.
Sorry I haven’t shared my favorite findings at Trader Joe’s in a while.  Here is what I found this week. There are some great new wines available, just in time for Easter, and some old stand by’s that I want to share with you! I would love to hear from you- what are your Trader... Read more »

Spring Looks for Less

Spring Looks for Less
I am not sure if spring is ever going to get here, but according to the forecast it seems like it may finally arrive this weekend! Here are some fun spring looks to get you ready. Most of these outfits can be found at local stores and for reasonable prices. Click on the link in... Read more »
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Five Delicious and Easy Crock Pot Dinners

Five Delicious and Easy Crock Pot Dinners
Now that spring sports are in full bloom in my house, I am finding it almost impossible to make dinner. Between work, homework, and endless driving around to baseball, softball, and t-ball I barely have time to use the bathroom, let alone cook a meal. As an alternative to another drive thru or carry out... Read more »

La Notte Ristorante Italiano

La Notte Ristorante Italiano
A new Italian restaurant opened late last year on Marion Street in Oak Park that I highly recommend giving a try. The owner and executive chef, Giovanni Matteo Mancini has another La Notte restaurant located in Berwyn. Due to it’s popularity he decided to bring the flavor of Italy to Oak Park. La Notte is... Read more »

World Down's Syndrome Day Reflections

World Down's Syndrome Day Reflections
Yesterday was World Down’s Syndrome Day. This day is always special to me because I have a brother -in -law with Down’s syndrome. I have known John for twenty five years. During those years he has taught me many things: The importance of inclusion in our schools. To hug people. To appreciate the little things... Read more »
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Delia Tully's Irish Soda Bread

Delia Tully's Irish Soda Bread
St. Patrick’s Day has always been a special day to me.  My father is one hundred percent Irish and so is my husband. Every St. Patrick’s Day  I grew up Irish dancing, listening to bagpipers, missing school to watch the river get dyed green, and marching in the parade downtown. My father also encouraged me to... Read more »