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July 2014 - Posts

PRICE REDUCTION - SOUTH EDGEBROOK - OVERSIZED LEGAL TWO-FLAT - NEEDS WORK - GREAT VALUE!!
Edgebrook , Chicago - Announcing a PRICE REDUCTION on 5849 West Peterson Avenue, a two bath, four bedroom 2-Flat. NOW MLS $242,400 - GREAT VALUE! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - USES FOR THAT SUMMER GARDEN PRODUCE
I’m sure if you have a vegetable garden you are starting to harvest. Soon you will be harvesting more than you need. Two of our favorite recipes for cucumbers is with sour cream or vinegar. Thinly slice peeled cucumbers and place in a bowl with Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - ZILLOW TO BUY TRULIA
At some point in your home search you have probably gone online and searched at Realtor.com , Trulia or Zillow . In an announcement today, Zillow will be buying Trulia for $3.5 billion. This move propels Zillow to the solid number one leader in the online Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?
Ok, what’s going on here? It’s the last weekend of July already and I’m not ready to give up on summer yet and neither is Chicago, thank goodness! So, if you’re not either, let’s get this weekend started!! Get your taste Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LINCOLN PARK, SOUTH LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
NORWOOD PARK 140 years? That is a long time. What else is that old? Norwood Park is turning a fabulous 140! Check out a Clark Weber presentation, Civil War reenactment, birthday cake, Pluck a Duck for a Buck and other family friendly activities. Saturday Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - USES FOR MICRO FIBER CLOTHS
Slightly dampen a micro fiber cloth and use to clean your computer. This also works for cell phones. Use it dry on big screen like TVs and computer screens. These are wonderful for all dusting jobs, high tech or not. Dust DVDs and CDs. Do not use a circular Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GOOGLE CHROME FOR WINDOWS BUG CYPHONS LAPTOP BATTERY
Have you noticed on your Windows laptop that the battery just seems to go so quickly? You only have one or two programs open with one of them being Chrome . If this is happening to you, then you are not alone and you might be seeing some light at the Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - ARE YOU READY TO KEEP UP THE SUMMER PACE!
Another weekend and my question is, are you ready to keep up the summer pace? Well, ready or not, here’s your Chicago weekend line-up! Returning for its 46 th annual neighborhood festival, the Sheffield Garden Walk and Music Festival opens to the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, EVANSTON
PORTAGE PARK You know it is summer in Chicago when there is a farmer’s market in every neighborhood. Check out Portage Park Farmer’s Market for a whole different group of local vendors and growers! Sunday 7/20 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - FREEZING AND DRYING FRESH HERBS
By now you should be enjoying fresh herbs from the garden. But I’m sure you have more than you can use while they are still fresh. For the short term freezing works well. Freezing works well with herbs such as fennel, chives, tarragon and basil. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GET CASH FOR THOSE GIFTCARDS YOU DON'T USE
I love when I find a creative way in which to put funds back into your pocket. This weekend I found an article in the Chicago Tribune from Brian J. O'Connor . There were a couple tips to put some extra cash into your bank account rather than having Read More...
PRICE REDUCTION! SOUTH EDGEBROOK - OVERSIZED LEGAL TWO-FLAT - 2BR PER UNIT - UPGRADE NEEDED!!
South Edgebrook , Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 5849 West Peterson Avenue, a 2 bath, 4 bedroom two-flat (1BA/2BR per unit). NOW MLS $247,400 ! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO’S MOST POPULAR STREET FESTIVALS ARE BACK!
As if last weekend wasn’t fun-packed enough, this weekend is packed with some of Chicago’s most popular street festivals of the season for an unforgettable good time in Chi Town! Chicago’s premier outdoor food festival, Taste of Chicago Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LAKEVIEW, LOOP, LINCOLN SQUARE, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Written in 1603 by William Shakespeare, the tragedy of Othello and Desdemona is brought to life! Just as relationships are today, nothing is rarely black and white. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. through Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - JULY LAWN, GARDEN AND HOME
Lawn- with the hot weather it’s best to leave the grass a little longer and mow more often. We mow about every fifth day. Never remove more than one third the length of the grass at a time. This promotes healthy growth. We have had more than enough Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - TRAVEL SMART, STAY CHARGED
So recently I was supposed to head out of town for a trip to Las Vegas. Unfortunately, I was not able to go due to extenuating circumstances but it had been a while since I had traveled so I was searching all the TSA updates because lines and I do not Read More...
PRICE REDUCTION! LUXURY CONDO IN THE HEART OF LAKEVIEW - GARAGE PARKING - IN-UNIT LAUNDRY!
Lakeview - Announcing a Price Reduction on 3232 North Halsted Street, #D405, a 840 sq. ft., 1 bath, 1 bedroom pet-friendly building. NOW MLS $269,000 ! Property information Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - A JULY 4TH THREE-DAY WEEKEND PACKED WITH LOTS TO DO!
WOW! Not only is it the first weekend in July already but July 4 th falls on Friday this year. Does it get any better than this? Boy, two days to recoup! However, as you probably have guessed by now, there's no recouping for Chicagoans - it's Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, LOOP, GOLD COAST, NAPERVILLE
PORTAGE PARK Are you the last person on earth that has not yet seen Frozen ? Here is your chance: Family Movie Night at Portage Park! Wednesday 7/9 at 8:00 p.m. (dusk) at Portage Park located at 4100 North Long Avenue. This event is FREE! Please call Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - CLASSIC RECIPES
My Mother-in-law passed away recently, she will be missed by all who knew her. In 1986 when I started a home with her son I asked her for some recipes that she knew he would like. Here are two of our favorites. Sloppy Joes So much better than the can Read More...