Archive for October 2011

Greetings, Canadians!

Although I have lived 1 hour from Chicago my entire life, I usually have only done the normal touristy stuff.  Sears Tower and Water Tower as a kid, Wrigley and old Comiskey as a teen, musicals and plays as a young married couple, museums as a new parent and Michigan Ave and restaurants as a …what am... Read more »

Someone Like You in Boston (Cover of Adele & Augustana) - Cam Nacson

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I am giving the best mom in the world a break from the blog tonight for her birthday and sharing some really good music with you.  Cam Nacson is a very talented singer/songwriter out of Sydney, Australia. This song is a “mashup” between the song Someone Like You by the recently popular artist, Adele and the song... Read more »

To Market, To Market ...

Farmers’ Markets and French Markets have popped up in many locations in the last decade.  Chicago has many and the suburbs do as well.  Some are known for their homemade crafts or antiques, others are known for their romantic atmosphere like the  3 French Hens Market in Morris, but the Wheaton French Market has got to be... Read more »

Fast Car (Boyce Avenue & Kina Grannis acoustic cover)

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I would like to introduce you to Boyce Avenue.  You can buy their covers, that are perfection by the way, on itunes.  I like some of their versions even better than the originals.  They are performing this weekend in Chicago at the Riviera and we have tickets. Very excited!  Enjoy!!

2 Hoots for 2 Toots

2 Hoots for 2 Toots
Calling all kids or kids at heart…come in close so “they” can’t hear.  I have a really great idea for your parents or grandparents to do with you…shhh…I’ll do the talkin’….just stay quiet….and try to look cute. If you have a kiddo who really loves trains or has never been on a train, I have... Read more »

Happy Birthday and Cafe Amano

Birthday months are the best.  Yes, I said months. Not just a day, but the feeling you have when it is THE month of your birthday.  The WHOLE month. Then each time you do something fun in that month you just chalk it up to a birthday celebration.  Every time you buy something you can... Read more »

Missy Higgins - Where I Stood

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So for our first number…and 5,6,7,8 …just kidding we won’t be dancing, just listening…ok maybe dancing around the kitchen counter. Here is a new favorite of mine.  Her name is Missy Higgins.  I love the sound of her voice.  Soulful for a young ‘un.

Florence and the Machine - Cosmic Love (Acoustic)

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I first heard Florence sing about two years ago on kind of an underground radio station. She blew my mind the first word I heard her sing. She has such a powerful, fun-to-listen-to voice. What really interested me at first was the story they told me about the artist after the song was over. Florence... Read more »

Bike the Lake

My train trip today took me back to Chicago.  It is like a magnetic force.  I can’t stay away on a gorgeous day.  After walking through Millenium Park (on the day that it was all mine), I saw the McDonald’s Cycle Center.  The center rents so many bikes and I made a note-to-self to come... Read more »


Life has gotten in the way of blogging lately.  So hopefully things will return to normal and I can start taking some more train trips for you.  Ok, who am I kidding…life never returns to normal.  Normal would be weird.  Patrick, my oldest,  started college today.  I know! Late start, huh?  First day of the... Read more »