Category: Great Value

What's Next in Line for the City of Chicago's Businesses?

What's Next in Line for the City of Chicago's Businesses?
Chicago, and Illinois, have been suffering from economic decline for a number of years. There has been a decline in population for 7 years consecutively, causing a brain drain and stagnating productivity, along with a suffering real estate market. There’s been a 20% decline in property prices in the past decade in Chicago – a... Read more »

A Beary Amazing Birthday

A Beary Amazing Birthday
We recently celebrated my daughter’s first birthday at Build-A-Bear in Oakbrook Center. The new space is located on the second floor of the mall. Build-A-Bear workshop is a great space to host a birthday celebration. If you are looking for a fun and unique way to celebrate a special event, Build-A-Bear Workshop makes it special and lets each... Read more »

My Favorite West Coast Resort

My Favorite West Coast Resort
There are so many reasons to escape the day to day and take a mini vacation. I remember my first time taking a weekend away when I only had one child. It was hard to coordinate, but I needed it so much. I needed to hear myself think and create a space to listen to... Read more »
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How to Write a Book in Three Months

How to Write a Book in Three Months
It was over a decade ago when I first started compiling stories and handwriting my memoir. However, it took a decade to gather my thoughts and mentally decide to finally finish and publish my book. Why did it take so long? It is hard as a writer to operate in a vacuum. Having a community... Read more »

Grilling is Not Just for the Summer

Grilling is Not Just for the Summer
Summertime in many regions of the country is not the only time you can take out your grill. For many families and cultures, using a grill to cook meals is a festive activity and the center of an event. One California Based team of wood pellet grill makers combined the delicious taste of wood fire flavor... Read more »