Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Learn the Habits of Fit and Healthy People

Many of us are in a yo-yo cycle of losing weight then gaining it right back. As a matter of fact, most people who lose weight will gain back at least 50% of it back in the first year.

Spice Up Your Kitchen With A Pop Of Color

In the past few years, the biggest kitchen trends revolved around stainless steel appliances, bright white or light gray cupboards, granite countertops, and minimalist decor, maintaining a clean, sleek look.


With Daylight Savings Time taking place this Sunday, spring is just around the corner! We’re getting excited here in Chicago as we await its arrival, but, in the meantime, we’ve got two more winter weekends to go!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: River North, Uptown, West Loop, Streeterville, Edgewater, Logan Square

River North: On Saturday, March 8, bring your sweet tooth to the first-ever Flour Power: A Bake Sale with Purpose from 11 am - 2 pm at the Ivy Room located at 12 E. Ohio Street.

Restaurant Review - Hutch American Kitchen & Bar

Andersonville is one of my favorite Chicago neighborhoods. Quaint and chill, this community nestled near the lake is the perfect spot to relax with friends at a great restaurant.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Moving Tips and Tricks

Spring is just around the corner, and for many of us it's moving season! There are many ways to make the move that much easier, especially if you're doing the move yourself and not using professionals.

Create A More Energy-efficient Home Without Breaking The Bank

any homeowners would love to invest in making their property more energy-efficient. Going green can save you a lot of money over time and is great for the environment, but the up-front costs can be significant.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Taking a Leap Towards Spring!

We’re closing out another winter month as we take a leap towards spring this weekend with the following events!

Chicago Neighborhood News: West Loop, Wicker Park and Bucktown, Evanston, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Andersonville

West Loop: Take your urban shopping cart skills to the next level with this year's Chiditarod kicking off March 7 outside Cobra Lounge in the West Loop. Part mobile food drive, part bar crawl, and part shopping cart race...

Restaurant Review - Farm Bar Edgewater

This week I ventured with a friend into Edgewater to check out Farm Bar for a late lunch. This local franchise has spread since its inception in 2011 in River North outwards to Evanston, Lakeview, and its current Edgewater location at 1133 W. Granville Avenue.

Reliable Tactics For When The Appraisal Is Low

Few things in the home buying process are more frustrating than having your offer accepted, only to have the appraisal fall below your offer. But all is not lost!

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Epsom Salt for Health and Home

Epsom salt was originally discovered and named for the town in England where it was discovered, Epsom. It has been used since the early 17th century and was once the most popular medicinal remedy in England.

Analyze The Little Things Before You Fall In Love With A Home

It’s easy to be wowed by a house. You’re anxious to discover your dream home and accomplish a big goal. You can’t wait to cook in the brand new kitchen or relax in the spa-style tub.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Bringing New Orleans to Chicago for Mardi Gras!

Come join the fun this weekend as Chicago brings New Orleans to our great city for Mardi Gras, which falls on this coming Tuesday!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lincoln Park, Evanston, Logan Square, River North, Lakeview, Gold Coast

Lincoln Park: Cocktails, socialites, and murder! This weekend has all of the above and more at the Cocktail Party: Speakeasy Murder Mystery. The 1920s themed interactive event takes place at Verlocal in Lincoln Park Saturday, February 22, from 11 am to 2 pm.

Restaurant Review - George’s Hot Dogs

It was only a matter of time before we got around to reviewing one of the most beloved Chicago staples ever: the hot dog.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Cold Weather Bird Feeding

The birds need us more than ever in the winter. Much of their natural food is absent or under snow cover. Keeping good food in filled feeders will help our feathered friends get through the winter healthy.

Five Hidden Renovation Costs

Renovations never seem to go as planned. There’s always a cost you didn’t anticipate, or a problem that didn’t reveal itself until the project was underway. Here are five common costs to look out for.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – All-Stars Are in Town!

From basketball to automobiles to camping, the All-Stars are in town this weekend! Come experience an unforgettable 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend in Chicago!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Lincoln Park, Chicago Loop, River North, Edgewater, Lincoln Square, Wicker Park and Bucktown

Lincoln Park: Have you always wanted to give back to your community but weren’t sure where to start? The Chicago Volunteer Expo has you covered. The eighth annual event is free and takes place on Sunday, February 23 from 10 am – 4pm at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park.

Restaurant Review - Pequod’s Pizzeria

It's the middle of winter, and sometimes the only thing that can keep our minds off the frigid state of affairs in the Windy City is some good old-fashioned Chicago comfort food.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Manage Stress for Better Health

As many of our workplace lives have shifted from basically manual to mental labor, we have seen a sharp rise in stress. According to a recent study in the UK, stress and its’ cohort anxiety are the root cause of 57% of sick days.