Brunch in the Elgin Area

  The number one reason why I think you should go to brunch is that there are so many different choices. You could have waffles, pancakes, bacon, a sandwich, or a breakfast burrito. Plus, you’ll be full for most of the day. The Elgin area has great spots that offer terrific brunch options! I’ve personally…
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01.29.2015

Guest Blog Post: Mommy By The River

Welcome to my blog…so glad you joined me this weekend! True confession: I still haven’t put away our Christmas decorations yet…nor have we finished sending our thank you notes for gifts. I was so proud that I jumped into the holiday season with shopping and preparations way ahead of schedule, yet now I find myself…
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01.15.2015

Fall Family Fun

I love the fall season. It's my favorite season. Light jackets, cute scarves and hats, and the pumpkin carving that goes with it. There are great activities happening during the fall season in your area that will have you ready to soak it up for all its worth before the dreaded Illinois winter arrives. MORE

10.07.2014

5 Scary Events That Will Make You Scream

October means Halloween. And Halloween means haunted houses. My friends love to drag me to these events, because frankly I’m scared of them. Zombies with one hand cut off that jump out at me is not my idea of fun. But the thrill of the ride is sometimes worth it, and in this case it…
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10.01.2014

It is that magical time of year…Apple Cider Donut Season

The fall season brings great things with it, including wonderful food. Apple Cider Donuts are one of those foods we look forward to all year. The great news is that you can get them in our area! Multiple businesses offer apple cider donuts, so go visit them as the seasons change. Tom’s Farm Market Open…
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09.16.2014

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River In my Top Picks this weekend, you won’t want to miss the Lil’ Kickers Soccer Open House at the Intra Sports Complex in Elgin! With all of the running and kicking planned, your kids will likely want to take a nap afterwards (bonus!) Or, if trucks are more their…
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09.05.2014

Press Release: Congresswoman Duckworth Meets with Local Travel Leaders on the Impact of Tourism

Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth heard from travel advocates and businesses directly and indirectly impacted by travel at a roundtable event today in Elgin at the Grand Victoria Casino, designed to draw attention to the importance of travel to the Illinois economy. Congresswoman Duckworth was joined at the event by travel advocates representing the Elgin Area…
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09.03.2014

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Ahhhh, the weekend. I know that many of you have kids that just went back to school. Did you cry a little? Do a happy dance? Maybe a little of both? I have a few more days until mine starts kindergarten (can’t believe it), so I am really…
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08.22.2014

Guest Blog Post: Top Picks for Families to do in the Area

Guest Blog Post: Mommy by the River Hello and happy weekend! How have you done on your “bucket list” this summer? With another season winding down, sometimes it’s good to make a list (I’m a chronic list maker) of all the places you went so you can see that your summer actually was COOL! What’s…
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08.15.2014

Raceway Woods

Photo Credit: Philip Aleo Do you want to enjoy the great outdoors? Have you been looking to go on a hike but are not sure where to go? You should visit Raceway Woods! It is located at the intersection of Illinois Route 31 and Huntley Road. Its hiking trail is 3.27 miles long and has…
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08.13.2014