Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Essential Items to Keep in the Car

I usually clean out and rearrange my car in early spring when my Grandsons' baseball games make it a necessity to make sure my first aid kit is up to date and that I have instant ice packs just in case.

Revamp Your At-home Workspace

Nothing ruins a workday like not having a designated, comfortable place to work from. And when you are working from home, whether it be temporarily or indefinitely, setting up a great workspace gets even tougher.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Still in Virtual Mode for Weekend Activities!

As we inch closer to the beginning of our summer season, Chicago has moved into Phase 3 of 5 by cautiously opening the city. So, needless to say, we’re still in virtual mode when it comes to our usual weekend entertainment of hanging out in big crowds of people!

Chicago Sports Legends: The Chicago White Sox Part 2

Today we continue to shine a light on some of the best players to ever wear a Chicago White Sox uniform from across eras and decades. While the owners and players battle over what to make of the 2020 MLB season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, let's take a look at the past of the White Sox history.

Chicago Sports Legends: The Chicago White Sox

While baseball fans wait to find out exactly how the 2020 MBL season will unroll, we continue to look at great players from all of Chicago's sports franchises. Today, the Chicago White Sox are up to bat.

Give Your Deck A Facelift

Hanging out with your family or hosting friends on your old, dingy deck is not very appealing. Lucky for you, refreshing it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - How to trim an overgrown shrub

Whether you inherited the shrub or neglected it on your own, overgrown shrubs are a blight on your landscape. If you inherited the shrub, decide if it is even worth it. Do you love it? Does it fit the landscape? You can just remove it, but replacing it can be costly.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Visiting Our National Parks!

This last weekend in May is usually the beginning of our outdoor summer festival season. Unfortunately, we’re still under stay-at-home orders here in Chicago. So, let’s go visit some of our National Parks – virtually, of course.

Chicago Sports Legends: The Chicago Cubs

To say Chicagoans waited a lifetime for the Cubs to bring home a World Series Championship is an understatement given that 108 passed since the team won it all in 1908. The decades of disappointment were made up for in 2016 when the team beat the Cleveland Indians to shock the world.

Chicago Sports Legends: The Chicago Cubs

We should be almost two months into the baseball season. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 restrictions still in place, sports, like most things, have been paused. Wrigley Field and Guaranteed Rate Field are empty, and plans for the 2020 MLB season are still in flux.

Homebuyer Incentives: A Few Do’s And Don’ts

When you’re selling your home, adding some extra perks can help you find a buyer quickly. An incentive is essentially a marketing spend for your home sale. But you want to make sure your marketing dollars are being used effectively, so consider these do’s and don’ts...

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Clean The Deck

Wow! After a month with 8 inches of rain in the first 3 weeks, the Chicagoland area is finally seeing some warmer and hopefully drier weather. We may be spending more time in our backyards this summer with travel probably limited so we should do some cleaning.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Celebrating Memorial Day – Non-Traditionally!

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer for many of us. However, this Memorial Day weekend will be spent sheltering in place and obeying social distancing guidelines. But it certainly doesn't mean we can't still have a good time.

Chicago Sports Legends: The Chicago Blackhawks

While the Chicago Blackhawks have been on a downward slope these past few seasons, the team was a dynasty in the early 2010s, winning three Stanley Cup championships in 2010, 2013, and 2015. Hopefully, the team can regain their championship pedigree once the NHL season starts again.

Chicago Sports Legends: The Chicago Bears

Today we continue to take a look at the greatest Chicago Bears players throughout the decades. It hopefully won't be long before we can enjoy football on Sundays again, which would mean that the COVID-19 pandemic has lessened to a significant degree.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Are You Burned Out?

Our global pandemic has put us in a situation that no one has ever been in before. We are all used to working too many hours and having too many responsibilities at home that can lead to significant stress followed by burnout. Now the stress is tenfold, especially considering so many things are out of our control.

Upsizing Your Home

Unfortunately our homes don’t always grow with us. What may have initially worked fine for a single person, a young couple’s starter home, or a family with a newborn can quickly become too small as families expand and multiple generations live under one roof.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Staying Connected – Visiting Nation’s Zoos!

Weekends are all about getting out and having a good time with family and friends. Unfortunately, we are still unable to do that. And one of the best ways to stay connected with some semblance of reality is to continue having a good time but virtually. So, this weekend let’s take a trip visiting some of the nation’s zoos!

Chicago’s Sports Legends: The Chicago Bears Part 1

Yesterday we looked at some of the greatest players to ever don a Chicago Bulls jersey. Today we move from the basketball court to the gridiron in part one of our look at some of the best Chicago Bears players of all time.

Chicago’s Sports Legends: The Chicago Bulls

As we slowly begin to reopen the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the list of things we haven't had access to will start to lessen. One aspect of our everyday lives that has gone missing is sports.

New Home, Better Living

When you're house hunting, focus on the things that will improve your quality of life. There are so many factors that go into a home buying decision that it can make your head spin—especially if you're in a competitive market where time is of the essence.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Are Fresh Fruits and Vegetables the Most Nutritious?

Your first thought is, of course, that they are! Yes, that would be true if you are picking them from your own garden or buying at a farmer's market where they were picked that morning. Unfortunately, the fresh produce we buy at our local supermarket today is at best picked three days or more before reaching our table.