Category: Illinois- Oswego

Shop Small Day 254: International Dinner

A couple of years ago I hosted Christmas Eve for my family. Since it was at my house, I figured I could put a little spin on the menu. So, in my natural “tree-hugging” spirit we created a Peace on Earth/Christmas Around the World International dinner. The meal was less about making sure all of... Read more »

Shop Small Day 215: Re-Joyce

If your idea of a perfect weekend involves antiquing, you’ll be happy to know you don’t have to drive three hours for a great shop. In fact, for the past two years there’s been a great store filled with treasures only twenty minutes from my house, I had no idea. It was another great find... Read more »

Shop Small Day 214: The Village Grind

The small businesses in Oswego are well aware of the crowds that the Country Market brings to town. That’s why many of the shops that are normally closed on Sundays are open during the market season. So, if you wake up early to get first pick of produce (or croissants!), you can get a cup... Read more »
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Shop Small Day 213: Oswego Country Market

One of the best ways to discover a new town is to hit their farmer’s market. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I’ve never been to the market for the town next to mine. It took maybe 15 minutes to get to there. Since Oswego is a fairly small town, I was expecting a small... Read more »

Shop Small Day 210: Danelli's

I cannot believe that I haven’t written about this place yet. I even searched back all the way to Day 1 to double check. Nope. Maybe because it’s one of my favorites I was leery of sharing! With its red checked tablecloths and incredible food, I must be talking about… Danelli’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant.... Read more »