So Long, Farewell...

The end of the line of the UP-West line is Elburn.  It’s the last stop on the way out of Chicago, or the first stop on the way in.  It all depends on your perspective.   It is kind of how I am looking at my life right now.  It can either be the last... Read more »

Lilac Time at Lilacia Park in Lombard

On the way back from the city last week, our express train stopped in Lombard.  And just steps from the platform was this banner… My mom noticed it and said she had been to this festival when she was a little girl.  The dates on the banner made me want to hurry back to see... Read more »

Oklahoma at the Lyric Opera

OOOOOOOOOOOOO OK-lahoma, Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plains… I cannot stop singing the lyrics from this musical. I went yesterday with my mom as a Mother’s Day gift to ourselves.  I like to do things instead of buy things if I can.  The experience to remember is always so much better than dusting something later.... Read more »
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Upscale Consignment and Resale in Geneva

Deja Vu is on 4th Street and just a short walk around the block.  Each room of the house is used to neatly display the clothing and housewares.
Are you in the mood for Spring cleaning?  Do you have nice things and don’t want to sell them for a quarter? Or are you in the mood for Spring buying? There are MANY consignment shops and resale shops in Geneva, Illinois. You can take things to sell or buy things for a deal.  One... Read more »

Further On

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Is anyone heading into something BIG? Graduation? Finals Week? Cannot wait to go home?  Big Birthday?  New Job?  Looming Milestone?  Anxious for summer?  Just need a confidence boost this week and some good tunes? Here’s some inspiration for you.  I’ve got ya covered.   Download this one, put it on repeat, and then turn it... Read more »

Bring Your Parents to Work Day

Have you ever followed your children to work?  Don’t you think since there is a “Bring Your Daughter and Son to Work Day”  there should be a “Bring Your Parents to Work Day”?  After all, parents got you to where you are today.  All of those back-up alarms, packed lunches, loads of laundry, flashcards…and financial... Read more »
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Marion Street Cheese Market for Easter Brunch

Even though Mr. Freezemeister refuses to relinquish his hold on us this winter, Easter is coming! Spring will come!  Won’t it?  The Marion Street Cheese Market is a great place for not only Easter Brunch, but weekend brunch all 52 weekends of the year.  (If you say brunch enough times in a row it starts... Read more »

A Mastodon? In Wheaton?

The weather, the gray skies, sports’ schedules, basically February…It just doesn’t bode well for getting out and about to see and do fun stuff around town.  I decided to change that, but stay close and walk over to Wheaton College for a field trip of my own.  I had heard about a previous Mastodon finding that... Read more »

Wheaton College: From Our House to Yours

Wheaton College is known for, among other things, their great food.  They have had multiple write-ups naming them as best food or top food in college country.  Even The Today Show gave them a shout out.  So helloooo, why haven’t I gone over there to eat yet?  I hopped over to their website and read this…that you... Read more »
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Topher Jones & Amada Feat. Ido Vs. The World - Hello Chicago (Official Video)

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Hello Chicago!  Here is a terrific video of some favorite Chicago locales.  Hopefully you don’t get motion sickness easily! Or if you haven’t been here in a while and you are homesick for your hometown, here is a quick snapshot for you to remember why you loved it so much. Or lastly, maybe you are just... Read more »
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