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May 2011 - Posts

KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – CONTAINER GARDENING - VEGETABLES
If you have even a small space on a balcony you can grow delicious vegetables for your table. Tomatoes- Here it is best to grow patio varieties which grow smaller than others yet produce a large amount of fruit. Keep the plant tidy by plucking off the Read More...
INDEPENDENCE PARK - 3 BLOCKS! Stunning Jumbo Classic American Four-Square - Legal 2-Flat!
• 2,136 sq. ft., 2 bath, 4 bedroom, 2 story "Classic American Four-Square" - MLS® $317,400 - Incredible Value! Independence Park, Chicago - Independence Park - 3 Blocks! Jumbo 4 bedroom/2 bath Classic American Four-Square Home is actually Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS CELEBRATE MEMORIAL DAY & MORE!
Not only are Chicagoans celebrating the Memorial Day holiday this weekend, but also the "official, unofficial" start of our summer season - finally! And what better way to kick that off than with - Chicago Beaches Opening Day on Friday, May Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
LOOP With the weather expecting to get warmer by the end of the weekend, consider taking in a new activity on Lake Michigan. MACkite Kiteboarding Lessons , finally helping you achieve mankind's long-held goal of spending weekends skittering across Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – FLOWERING ANNUALS FOR CONTAINER GARDENING
Now that you've chosen containers to fill, it's time to pick out the annuals you're going to fill them with. Annuals , as opposed to perennials , need to be planted every year and will give you a full season of color and variety in your containers. Read More...
PORTAGE PARK - Frame Bungalow - Two Bedrooms with Room to Grow - VALUE PRICED!
• 1,419 sq. ft., 1 bath, 2 bedroom "Frame Bungalow" - MLS® $122,400 Portage Park, Chicago - Owned by the Same Family Since the Early 1920’s! Two Bedroom Frame Bungalow on One of the Quietest, One-Way Side Streets in the Portage Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – SPRING CLEAN YOUR ELECTRONICS
It's that time of year again when we are starting to feel the warm weather and the promise of new beginnings. It's also time to take a look at all your electronics and give them a quick update or overhaul. Personally, I have to recycle some electronics Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO -“FESTive” SEASON OFFICIALLY HERE!
It's been a long-time coming but "FESTive" Season is officially here! Chicago Mayfest kicks off the festival season here in Chicago at Ashland and Barry Avenues in the Lakeview neighborhood this Friday at 5:00 p.m. and continues Saturday Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
LOOP Chicago's Loop retail market is making a comeback . Retail vacancies shrank to 6.9 percent in 2010, from 8.3 percent in 2009, according to a report due out this week from Baum Realty Group. The rate is about half of the 13 to 14 percent vacancy Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - CONTAINER GARDENING
This method is great for small yards, patios or balconies. You can grow anything in containers, even vegetables. Today we talk about the different materials for containers. Terra-cotta is the classic choice for containers. Its' warm orange color looks Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – WHICH WIRELESS ROUTER IS FOR YOU
Wireless routers are extremely commonplace today and one of the most sought after devices. Essentially, a wireless router is just that. It allows you to create your own computer network without the use of wires. Since it's so convenient to use these Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A MARKETING WE WILL GO!
Now that the May flowers are in full bloom, so too our Chicago's various outdoor and/or indoor markets. So this weekend "a marketing we will go!" Won't you join us? Explore Fulton Market is an annual arts walk in the West Town neighborhood Read More...
BUENA PARK - Sunny Extra-Large Studio/Jr 1BR! Full-Amenity, Pet-Friendly Building!
• 545 sq. ft., 1 bath, X-Lg Studio, 8th Floor - MLS® $67,400 - Incredible Value! Buena Park, Chicago - Great Views, at a Value Price! Extra-Large Studio/Junior 1 Bedroom - Pet-Friendly Building, just off Lake Shore Drive, in the quiet Buena Park Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK Many commuters are now taking public transportation due to the increase in gas costs. So here's a great place to stop for a drink or nibble after your commute. It's a little off the beaten track but so worthwhile. Just south of the Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – GET READY FOR THE GROWING SEASON
It's time to get the lawn and garden ready for the long summer season. A few simple steps can give your lawn and garden a good start on the growing season. Lawn Mix topsoil with sand, about two parts soil to one part sand. Spread this mix over the Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – DO YOU REALLY NEED A TABLET aka IPAD?
Apple’s release of the iPad has made tablet PCs a household name. With other tablets on the market there are alternatives depending on the operating system you prefer. So now you’re probably asking, what is a tablet PC? Essentially, it's Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A FULL PLATE OF A WEEKEND!
This first weekend in May brings us a "full plate" so let's get started - time's a wasting! Thursday brought us Cinco de Mayo which is carrying right over to the weekend. They are - Cinco de Miler takes place Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LAKEVIEW, NORWOOD PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
LAKEVIEW Walmart has located a site in Chicago's East Lakeview neighborhood. The site will be 30,000 square feet and be three levels. This is the first of several stores the large chain wants to open in Chicago over the next five years. The goal is Read More...
PRICE REDUCED! HUNTING RIDGE - Beautiful 3BR/2.5BA Brick Split-Level - Top District Schools - COME SEE!
Hunting Ridge, Palatine - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 802 West Peregrine Drive - a 2,059 sq. ft., 2.5 bath, 3 bedrooms, Brick 4-Level Split. NOW MLS® $349,000 - GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – SPRING CLEANING START
Our spring has been long in coming in the Chicago area. But warm weather will be here and now is the time for spring cleaning. Here are a few tips for easy Spring Cleaning. Before tackling the big jobs it will be easier if we get rid of as much clutter Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - SENDING LARGE FILES
Every once in a while, I like to remind people about some of those great free tools out there. One of my more favorite options is using an FTP program called YouSendIt or Transfer Big Files . These programs allow you to take large files and send them Read More...