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November 2010 - Posts

KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – BEFORE THE SNOW FLIES
Getting the mower ready for winter storage . You should already be using fuel stabilizer in all of your gas powered equipment. Follow instructions on the stabilizer bottle. You can also change the spark plug and air filter, but this I usually leave for Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - IT'S CYBER MONDAY!!
Yes, I am one of those crazy people who get up at the crack of dawn (this year never really went to sleep) on Black Friday to find those amazing deals. We wait in lines, hoping the skies will part and a ray of light will shine down on that perfrect prize Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - POPULAR HOLIDAY EVENTS RETURN!
Now that the Holiday Season is officially upon us with Black Friday being a distant memory for another year, some "popular holiday events return" along with some new kids on the block! The popular Christkindlmarket Chicago is back for its 15 Read More...
ANOTHER PRICE REDUCTION? Split Layout - Added Privacy, 2BR/2BA Condo in Luxurious Imperial Towers!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing another PRICE REDUCTION on 4250 North Marine Drive, #415, a 1,400 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 2 extra-large bedrooms, "High Rise, Condo"! NOW MLS® $154,500 - TRULY AN EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!!! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - THANKSGIVING TIPS FOR THE COOK
Many cooks get flustered with the thought of cooking Thanksgiving dinner. Myself, I've been cooking Thanksgiving since I was 12 so it's not a problem for me. There are a few tricks you can use to make things go a little smoother. Take the mashed Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - WHAT EXACTLY IS CLOUD COMPUTING?
You've probably heard the buzz about cloud computing, or even seen the commercial from Windows about the family picture being shared from the cloud. It's somewhat confusing to understand how it works because if you're not a technical user, Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS WELCOME IN THE HOLIDAYS!
It's that time of year again where the Chicagoans welcome in another Holiday Season - whether you're ready for them or not! So, where do the Holidays start? With the Magnificent Mile Lights Festival , of course! Head on down to Michigan Avenue Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, SOUTH LOOP, OLD TOWN, OAK PARK
PORTAGE PARK It's not yet time to put away those running shoes. Edison Park announced its 14 th Annual Turkey Trot to be held Thanksgiving morning at 9:30 am in beautiful Edison Park. The course is a 5k with a Gallop Race for the kids. You can register Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – HEAT LOSS SOLUTIONS FOR THE HOME
With heating costs rising, people are eager to heat their homes without breaking the bank. But despite newer technologies that detect energy loss, many people waste energy because they lack fundamental knowledge of low tech fixes. Check Insulation. Having Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - ITUNES AND FACEBOOK ANNOUNCEMENTS
Apple has a new and exciting announcement set to take place tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15 at 9am. According to the ad from Apple, it's a day you won't soon forget. There is much speculation at this point, but it appears that Apple's purchase Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LAST OF THE “PRE-HOLIDAY” FUN BEFORE THE FRENZY!
Chicagoans are still in luck since we have one more weekend of "pre-holiday fun before the frenzy" of the holidays kick into high gear! Don't let these opportunities pass you by - The Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn Street) in the Loop Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Kmart and LEGO have teamed up for a fun family event this Saturday, November 13. Running from 12-1 pm, this free event for the kids has them building a LEGO bus and taking it home for free. This is a while supplies last event so be sure to Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – GOOD TIME TO PLANT TREES
Fall is a great time to plant trees . The tree will have time to establish before the ground freezes and will have a good start when spring arrives. Many garden centers will discount trees in the fall in order to not have carry stock over the winter. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – FACEBOOK TRICK THAT MOM WILL APPRECIATE
I don't know about you but I am friends with my mom on Facebook . We have more of our relationship offline and don't share a lot but she's able to see my activity if she so chooses. I usually tell people who are on Facebook to not put anything Read More...
EXCEPTIONAL VALUE PRICE REDUCTION! Sunny 2BR/2BA Condo in Luxurious Imperial Towers!
Buena Park, Chicago - Announcing a VALUE PRICE REDUCTION on 4250 North Marine Drive, #415, a 1,400 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom "High Rise Condo". NOW at an "Incredible Price" -- MLS® $167,000 - A MUST SEE! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A “BRIEF” LULL IN THE ACTION?
Its post-Halloween which brings us "a ‘brief' lull in the action" here in Chicago as we switch gears to prepare for the arrival of the cold weather (bite my tongue) and the Holidays. Not to fret though, there are still a few things Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, SOUTH LOOP, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK This Friday don't miss the opening night of the Chicago Filipino American Film Festival at Portage Park Theater. You can join the opening reception at 7pm, watch Manila Skies at 8pm and enjoy an after party at Dolce at 10:30pm. If your Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – ORGANIZE INSIDE BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
Go through your house and purge, purge and purge some more. Go room by room and look for things that can go. Donate them to charity and get a nice tax write off. Make a few bucks by having a garage sale or sell them on E-bay. Some items can function as Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - WHAT IS A PDF FILE?
This past weekend I had someone ask me what does PDF stand for. I really didn't know but I've researched it and it's quite an interesting story. In 1991 Adobe Systems co-founder John Warnock outlined a system called "Camelot" that Read More...