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February 2015 - Posts

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - “FROZEN TO THE CORE” – CHICAGOANS HAVE OPTIONS!
There appears to be a bit of a lull in the action this weekend which may be attributable to the fact that we’re “frozen to the core” from an arctic blast that just won’t stop!! But, we’re Chicagoans and always have options Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LOOP, GOLD COAST, PORTAGE PARK, LINCOLN PARK, NAPERVILLE
LOOP Tuesday's municipal elections saw a relatively low turnout of voters, according to various news sources. According to WBEZ , only about 33% of registered voters had participated. Chicagoland will have a second chance to weigh in their votes as Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - THE BASICS OF PAINTING A ROOM
In the next two weeks we will be talking about painting a room. It’s relatively easy with some planning and a few basic skills. This week we will talk about preparing the walls and choosing brushes and rollers. Next week will be selecting paint Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - YOUTUBE KIDS
For those of you with children, there are those times when your kids (especially young ones) find a video that is NSFW (not safe for work) and still watch it like there's nothing wrong. It's an awkward moment to be certain and also one that most Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - NEW ORLEANS & HOLLYWOOD TAKE OVER CHICAGO!
Whether the weather cooperates this weekend or not, who cares, I’m tired of cabin fever already! There’s no better way to shake off ‘ole man winter than with New Orleans and Hollywood taking over Chicago! The world’s largest indoor Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LINCOLN SQUARE, SOUTH LOOP, NORWOOD PARK, LAKEVIEW, EVANSTON
LINCOLN SQUARE This week the semifinalists for the James Beard Awards, often called "The Oscars of Food", were announced. The awards are usually held in New York City but 2015 will be the first year that the Restaurant and Chef Awards will be Read More...
NEW PRICE! REMARKABLE HORIZON HOUSE CONDO - UNOBSTRUCTED LAKE VIEWS!
Edgewater , Chicago - Announcing a Price Reduction on 5733 North Sheridan Road, #13B a 1,400 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, 2 units per floor. NOW MLS $247,500 - GREAT VALUE!! Property information Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - CLEAN THE ENTIRE HOUSE QUICKLY
You know the scenario, guests are coming over and there is no time to clean. The following tips are for a fast top clean. Deeper cleaning is different. Always start at the top surfaces, wiping dust off to fall down to the floor. Dust ceiling fans and Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - GLASSES FOR RENT
You can't tell by my photo but I'm actually a proud glasses-wearing individual. These days, glasses are also a fashion statement like no other time in history. Now there is a new start-up called Ditto. Ditto is a website where you can find and Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - LOVE IS IN THE AIR! OR IS IT?
Valentine’s Day arrives this Saturday, and with it comes a day of showering your “Be Mine” with cards, candy, flowers, food – the list goes on! But wait, is love really in the air on Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - WEST LOOP, LINCOLN PARK, GOLD COAST, PORTAGE PARK, NAPERVILLE
WEST LOOP Here's a great activity for the babysitter to take your 3 - 5 year olds while you go out for a romantic dinner tomorrow, Friday the 13th. Tots Valentine Party is a free event from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Whitney Young School gym in Skinner Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - SAVE TIME, MONEY AND WATER (THAT MANY OF US PAY FOR) WITH THESE HANDY HINTS
Shop thrift stores and yard sales. Need more dishes for the holidays? Bargains found at yard sales bring a mismatched eclectic look to your table. Need kids’ clothes? Kids grow out of their clothes so fast that thrift stores are a no-brainer. Need Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - THE CHICAGO AUTO SHOW IS COMING
The Chicago Auto Show starts this weekend with the fundraiser on February 13 and then extends through February 22. It's an opportunity to view all sorts of vehicles including concept cards, dream cars and family haulers. You also have the option to Read More...
THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO - SNOW DAYS IN CHICAGO – BUSINESS AS USUAL!
What does one do when nearly two feet of snow is dumped on them at one time? Well, Chicagoans take a snow day and then go about their business as usual which is exactly what we’ll be doing this weekend even though there are still mounds of snow Read More...
CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS - LAKEVIEW, RAVENSWOOD, NORWOOD PARK, WEST LOOP, OAK PARK
LAKEVIEW Keep this date destination on your list! 404 Wine Bar (2852 N. Southport Ave), an elegant vintage wine bar had undergone a makeover and reopened in December 2014. The decor includes decadently cozy looking leather sofas and fireplace for taking Read More...
PORTAGE PARK - LARGE TWO-STORY 4BR STUCCO HOME!
• 1,421 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 4 bedrooms - MLS $229,500 Portage Park , Chicago - Big Two-Story Stucco Home with Addition, One Block to METRA, Expressway! Four Oversized Bedrooms, Two Full Baths. Eat-in Kitchen, Oversized Family Room. Living Room Read More...
KATHY'S HOME & GARDEN TIPS - BIG SNOW PROBLEMS
With all the snow around the Midwest this week it’s probably a good idea to talk about snow control. This Sunday around Chicago we got our first big snow of the year. Before last Saturday into Sunday when we had snow falling in excess of 24 hours Read More...
TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CITY OF CHICAGO.ORG: CHICAGO SHOVELS
Who's ready for another snow storm? Chicago is, that's who! The City of Chicago prides itself on winter preparedness and invites residents and businesses to get involved through its official website department - Chicago Shovels . The site offers Read More...
EDGEWATER - REMARKABLE HORIZON HOUSE 2BR CONDO - ALL AMENITY/PET-FRIENDLY BLDG!!
1 400 sq. ft., 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms recently updated condo - MLS $267,500 Edgewater , Chicago - HORIZON HOUSE – On the Lake! Pet-Friendly Building has All-Amenities! Only TWO Units on Each Floor! Remarkable 1,400 Square Foot Unit features UNOBSTRUCTED Read More...