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  • Quick and easy cookies and fun foods for the holidays
    Quick and easy cookies and fun foods for the holidays
    With Christmas rapidly approaching and the kids out of school, many parents are looking for ways to keep the kids busy while completing holiday preparations. Why not let the kids join in the fun of holiday prep with these holiday recipes from...
  • Christmas Eve excitement
    Christmas Eve excitement
    The night before Christmas is an exciting day. For many children, it might be one of the most exciting and longest nights of the year. Try to keep it fun and stress free as much as you can.Here are a few ways to make Christmas Eve even more...
  • New Year's Eve celebrations at Sullivan's Steakhouse
    Sullivan’s Steakhouse rings in the New Year with an extravagant menu
    Celebrating the close of 2014 and the beginning of 2015, party goers can start the night’s events with a lavish meal at Sullivan’s Steakhouse of Naperville. The special celebration features a New Year’s Eve menu that will keep...
  • New Year's Eve late night food options
    Post New Year’s Eve munchies, after the ball drops, it’s time to eat
    New Year’s Eve is the night when everyone is toasting to new beginning. With all the celebratory libations, the munchies can appear after the ball drops. For Chicagoans out celebrating the appearance of 2015, a few locales will be open to...
  • Reese Cup Reindeer
    Reese Cup Reindeer
    Here is a fun and easy treat that is great for a holiday party, or to share with your family and friends. To make this treat you will need two different size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups (I used snack size and mini), candy eyes, red M & Ms, mini...
  • "Nine ladies dancing."
    Twelve days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me Nine ladies dancing
    Once I knew a lady who changed churches because she liked to dance. The church she had been attending frowned upon dancing for moral reasons. She liked to dance so she found a church that embraced it.The premise that all dancing is a sin is...
  • Find great last minute holiday gifts in Central Virginia
    Find great last minute holiday gifts in Central Virginia
    With only a few days remaining until Christmas, stores across Central Virginia will be packed through Christmas Eve with shoppers looking for last minute gifts.Whether you'll be shopping at River Ridge Mallin Lynchburg, Richmond's Short...
  • 5 last minute hostess gifts
    5 last minute hostess gifts
    Who wants to go to a holiday party empty handed? Most of the time we forget until the last minute a hostess gift. But here are some suggestions that will make any hostess be thankful.Candles are timeless and anyone can use them. You can buy from...
  • Popcorn Bar
    Family Fun Idea: DIY Christmas Popcorn Bar!
    Popcorn is the quintessential movie snack. Nobody can resist munching on a bowl of crunchy, buttery popcorn while watching a favorite film. Your family can vamp up the traditional treat for the holidays with a homemade popcorn bar. Similar to a...
  • "Eight maids a milking"
    Twelve days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me Eight Maids a milking
    Eight maids “a” milking. Now Lord, just how am I going to take this line from this old, old song and turn it into a faith-based message? First I guess I need to learn what I can about milkmaids and then I can need to see if the Bible...
  • Polar Peak at MB Financial Park
    Polar Peak, Frozemont’s ultimate tubing experience
    As Chicago braces for winter, the outdoor fun doesn’t need to cease. The cooler temperatures bring cold-weather fun to the area. The Polar Peak, located in Rosemont’s MB Financial Park, is the ultimate tubing experience. Young and old...
  • President Obama
    Obama fraternizes with Castro: Alienates Cuban and all Americans
    This is a true story report of someone who saw firsthand the effects of the Cuban crisis on Americans and also on those who fled that country with the clothes on their backs.Mr. President what were you thinking? Or were you thinking at all? Do you...
  • Glazed and Infused holiday offerings
    Deck the halls with Glazed and Infused doughnuts
    Skip the holiday cookies this year. Santa would love some artisan doughnuts from Glazed and Infused. New Head Baker Chris White has introduced seasonal flavors peppermint, hot chocolate, and eggnog. Santa will know that you've been extra good...
  • Twelve days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me seven swans a swimming
    Twelve days of Christmas: My True Love gave to me Seven Swans a swimming
    Continuing with our ongoing series about the various gifts given by True Love to his darling with a faith-based twist, we move on to the seven swans that he gave to her. Swans are very similar to geese in that obviously they are both very big...
  • Healthy snacks to keep energy up for holiday shopping
    Five snacks to energize your holiday shopping trips
    With the last push to complete the holiday shopping lists, everyone is running low on energy. The long lines, empty shelves and impatient shopper can put tensions on high. When the energy dwindles, a few easy snacks can re-energize those final...