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December 2014 - Posts

KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - NEW YEAR’S GOALS AND RESOLUTIONS
Resolutions and goals are essentially the same thing. Most people set themselves up for failure by overreaching and not fleshing out the goal. Simply saying I’m going to do such and such this year isn’t enough. You need to form a plan of attack Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GETTING READY AND SAVING FOR 2015
Each year, I go back through all the different posts I've made and review where I've come technologically. What's interesting though is that there were a lot of research items I did not share and wanted to give you some interesting ideas for Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGO’S WINTER HOT SPOTS!
Now that the Holidays are behind us and we only have winter staring us in the face, we might as well as seek out some of Chicago's hot spots for some winter fun! Round up the kids and head on over to Snow Much Fun for a day of winter fun without the Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - SOUTH LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, LINCOLN SQUARE, OAK PARK, PORTAGE PARK
SOUTH LOOP Nothing like a bit of a Christmas miracle to start our Neighborhood News blog! The story began 13 years ago in a rural town in southern China where two baby girls were born and put up for adoption. By the time they were 1 1/2 years old, there Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - KEEP WARM THIS WINTER
Portable heaters are wonderful for warming up a room. We always keep our thermostat as low as possible to save money and energy. A portable heater is great to keep one room warm. We use one in our living room while watching television in the evening. Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GET YOUR GROCERIES QUICKLY
Have you ever been at home and needed groceries but really didn't have the time to leave the house. In case you didn't know it there is another delivery service in Chicago called Instacart . Unlike Peapod, with Instacart you are able to get your Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - CHICAGOANS GIVEN OPPORTUNITY TO KICK-BACK WITH HOLIDAY FESTIVITIES!
With Christmas just days away, and most importantly three shopping days available next week to finish that up, why not kick-back and spend some time with your family and/or friends to enjoy one, or all, of the great Chicago Holiday festivities taking Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, WEST LOOP, OLD TOWN, NAPERVILLE
NORWOOD PARK Come on out and get a jolt of the Christmas spirit at the Norwood Park Metra Station (6008 N. Northwest Hwy) tomorrow, Friday 12/19, starting at 6:30pm. Norwood Park Chamber of Commerce & Industry's Tree Lighting will feature carols Read More...
EDISON PARK - BRICK QUEEN ANNE - EBINGER SCHOOL STEPS AWAY - TOP LOCATION!
• 1,520 sq. ft., 1.5 baths, 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor - MLS $319,000 Edison Park , Chicago - Ebinger School – At End of Block Just Steps Away! Expandable 3 Bedroom/1 1/2 Bath Brick Queen Anne, Top, Most Convenient Neighborhood Location. Large Read More...
GOOD NEWS! PRICE REDUCTION - GLADSTONE PARK - BRICK CERTIFIED OCTAGON BUNGALOW!
Gladstone Park, Chicago - Announcing another PRICE REDUCTION on 5449 North Monitor Avenue, a 1,278 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom bungalow complete with vintage charm! NOW MLS $212,400 - A REAL FIND!! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - EASY FIXES TO KEEP YOU WARMER
There are easy low cost solutions for preventing heat loss in your home this winter. If you have not already done so remove window air conditioners. Leaving them in the window all long is almost as bad as having a window open. Simply covering them on Read More...
DUNNING - GLENLAKE SPLIT-LAYOUT CORNER UNIT - TOP LOCATION!
• 1,765 sq. ft., 2 bath, 2 bedroom condo - pet-friendly - MLS $199,000 Dunning, Chicago - Largest Glenmoor Model Features an Incredible 1,840 Square Feet of Living Space – Split-Layout Corner Unit! Sunny Living Room – Adjoining 16' Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL APPROVES UNIVERSAL TAXI APP
As my brother fondly says, "Hey, Cath, I used The Uber and I love it." Insert funny giggles here if you must, but he has a point. Uber is my favorite app for getting a taxi in those areas where you don't see a lot of taxi activity in the Read More...
PORTAGE PARK - EXPANDED 5BR BRICK ENGLISH-STYLE HOME - ROOM + VALUE!
• 2,475 sq. ft., 2 bath, 5 bedroom home on extra-wide lot - MLS $287,400 Portage Park , Chicago - ROOM GALORE in this Expanded Portage Park Brick English-Style Home on Extra-Wide 34' Lot! FIVE True, Large Bedrooms, Two Full Baths. Plus, Family Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - ‘TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY!
‘Tis the season to be jolly so what are you waiting for? This weekend is packed with all kinds of jolliness for kids and adults alike, and it even comes with a Pineapple Express (warmer temps)!! Let’s begin our journey at the area’s Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, RAVENSWOOD, OAK PARK
LOOP Friday, 12/12, at 11:59pm marks the deadline for applications for 2015 fall enrollment for CPS magnet schools, gifted programs, and selective-enrollment high schools. These are applications for kindergarten-aged students for magnet and gifted programs, Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - REAL TREES FOR CHRISTMAS
I’m sure many people think an artificial tree is better for the environment as you use the same tree for many years. I’m thinking real trees are actually more environmentally positive and recyclable. Real trees manufacture oxygen their whole Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - DELIVERY FOR YOUR PARTY JUST GOT EASIER
Granted this is not something that has been in Chicago that long, but I have to admit, I'm very excited about it. Of course, it's a new app called Minibar Delivery . Because it is still new to the Chicago area, it has not yet reached all neighborhoods. Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SOMETHING FOR EVERY TYPE OF SHOPPER DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON!
We’re getting ever closer to Christmas and some of us have our Holiday shopping completed (not me) while others of us wait until after Thanksgiving (me) and even others of us wait until Christmas Eve (usually husbands)! Well, it doesn’t matter Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, GOLD COAST, EVANSTON
LOOP Americans whose employers do not offer health insurance benefits have until Feb. 15, 2015 to take advantage of the Affordable Care Acts' Open Enrollment Period. People have a lot to say about the Affordable Care Act and here's your chance Read More...
NAPERVILLE - HIGH-END LUXURY EXECUTIVE-STYLED COLONIAL - TOP DISTRICT SCHOOLS!
• 4,711 sq. ft., 5 full baths, 4 bedrooms, 3 levels highly-upgraded - MLS $967,500 Naperville (Will County) - High-End Luxury in Suburban Naperville! This 4 Bedroom/5 Full Bath Executive-Styled Colonial Home Features a Two-Story Foyer, Grand Stairway. Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - REMEMBER SAFETY WHEN PURCHASING TOYS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON
The American Academy of Pediatrics has a few tips for parents and others to remember when making selections for the children in their lives this holiday season. There are many toys that should be avoided for children under the age of 8. Children can suffocate Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - AMAZON IS MAKING NEWS AGAIN
As you know, today is Cyber Monday . It's actually a marketing term that came about in 2005 during the holiday shopping season. It's based on the fact that the biggest shopping day online has traditionally been the Monday after Thanksgiving. Since Read More...