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July 2012 - Posts

KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – PICKLED GREEN TOMATOES
We've been having trouble with squirrels taking green tomatoes off the vine and taking one bite and throwing them on the ground. Even green tomatoes are too precious to throw out. With the hellacious weather in the Midwest and Chicago this year our Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GOOGLE'S LATEST IMAGERY UPDATES
I can recall when Google Earth came out and created such excitement among all of us. We could put in our own address and see the front of our house. It then became more interesting when you would look up directions and could get a 3D view of your route. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE – SUMMER NOT OVER YET!
It's sad but true -- Chicago will be celebrating the last weekend of July 2012! Not to fret though, our summer isn't over just yet!! Take a look - Returning for its 29 th year, the Taste of Lincoln Avenue takes place on North Lincoln Avenue between Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – HOT WEATHER COMING AGAIN
This week is again bringing dangerously hot weather to the Midwest and Chicago area. In addition to the damage it is causing our lawn and garden it can also cause damage to our home and vehicles. Keep your car up to date with all regular maintenance. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS – LIVE WITH A LITTLE TWIST
So, yes, I'm notoriously about 15-20 minutes late when I make plans with people. It really isn't that I am lazy with people. It has more to do with me trying to get as much into every minute and not properly gauging my time. Now there is actually Read More...
PRICE REDUCED!! DES PLAINES - SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA CONDO WITH GARAGE PARKING SPACE!
Jefferson Walk, Des Plaines - Announcing a price reduction on 1470 Jefferson Street, #301, a 1,050 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom condo with in-unit laundry room. Now MLS® $107,000 - VALUE PRICED! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO’S SUMMER KEEPS ON ROCKIN’ – DESPITE OPPRESSIVE HEAT!
It's pretty obvious by now that the oppressive heat will continue to bake our weekends; however, our summer here in Chicago just keeps on rockin' with the following planned weekend events. Hope you and yours have some time to kick back and have Read More...
NEW, INCREDIBLE PRICE - TRUE 4BR SPLIT LEVEL - TOP SCHOOL DISTRICT!
South of Lake Cook Road, Mill Creek Subdivision, Buffalo Grove - Announcing another PRICE REDUCTION on 871 Lehigh Lane, a 1,679 sq. ft., 2.5 baths, 4 bedrooms, tri-level split. NOW MLS® $247,000 - ROOM + VALUE!!! Property information Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – HEAT AND MORE HEAT
This summer is unprecedented in our lifetime. The extreme heat has wrecked havoc on our lawn and garden. You must water much, much more than you think you need. We thought we were giving the garden sufficient water until we went to pull some weeds and Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS – LINCOLN PARK, PORTAGE PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
LINCOLN PARK Take your first look at The J. Parker , Hotel Lincoln's stunning rooftop perch, opening as early as next weekend. As soon as the elevator doors open, you get the full expanse of Lincoln Park and the glory of downtown. The cocktail list Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - USE UBER FOR MORE THAN A CAR RIDE
According to the website, Uber is your on-demand private driver. You place a request for a ride at any time using your phone (iPhone or Android) using their free app. You would enter your address so the driver knows where to pick you up. The driver is Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - “FEST” IVITIES THAT ARE SURE TO PLEASE!
This weekend brings back some popular summer food and street fests to Chicago and its neighborhoods with "fest" ivities that are sure to please - especially the palate! This past Wednesday brought the start of the 32 nd annual Taste of Chicago Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - TIME TO GET HEALTHY WITH THE HELP OF AN APP
Each year in Chicago, we awaken from our wintery cocoons and get ready for the spring and summer months. By February the earnestness of our weight loss program has either stayed or waned. Regardless, this weekend I found a new app that I truly think you'll Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - RECORD HEAT BREAKS IN TIME FOR WEEKEND!
It's been quite an unbearable past few days here in Chicago with our 100+ temperatures, but if the weather folks are accurate with their forecasts it could be possible that our record heat will break in time for the weekend! Let's hope so we can Read More...
DES PLAINES - SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA CONDO WITH PARKING - VALUE PRICED!
• 975 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, third floor condo, elevator building - MLS® $117,400 - MUST SEE! Jefferson Walk, Des Plaines - Jefferson Walk, in the Heart of Downtown Des Plaines, Steps to METRA Train, Shopping, Metropolitan Square! Read More...
KATHY’S HOME & GARDEN TIPS – FOURTH OF JULY LAWN AND GARDEN
Lawn and Garden: The Lawn and Garden are suffering much this year from the drought we in the Chicago area are in. Keep watering to maintain grass and garden health. Now that it's so hot as well as dry grass needs water twice a week. Garden every third Read More...
NEW REDUCED PRICE! BUFFALO GROVE - 4BR TRI-LEVEL - TOP SCHOOL DISTRICT!
Mill Creek Subdivision, South of Lake Cook Road - Announcing another PRICE REDUCTION on 871 Lehigh Lane, a 1,679 sq. ft., 2 1/2 bath, 4 bedroom 3-level split. NOW MLS® $257,400 - Incredible Room + Value!! Property information Read More...