Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Defining and Refining Your Goals

Last week we talked about setting your goals up in a little different way than in the past. The old goal template was to set a yearly goal, whether it is business or personal. More often than not, by the time we would get three to six months into the year, we either give up entirely as the goals seem too difficult to achieve.

Moving On A Budget

Purchasing a new home is likely one of the largest financial investments you will make in your lifetime. And on top of the home cost itself, there are additional expenses that come along with this life milestone, like moving costs.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Preparing for Our Final Holiday of 2020!

After returning or exchanging your Christmas gifts this weekend, it’s time to prepare for our final holiday of 2020! Here are some suggestions!!

Chicago Neighborhood News New Years Edition: Logan Square, Ukrainian Village, River North, Lincoln Park, Uptown

Like practically everything else in 2020, New Year's Eve will be very different than what we are accustomed to. Big parties ringing in 2021 are strongly discouraged due to COVID-19, and the usual late-night festivities are not an option due to bar and restaurant closures for the time being.

Restaurant Review: Taquizo

Wicker Park is home to a new, chef-driven taqueria called Taquizo, located at 1835 West North Avenue, the former location of Las Palmas. Featuring a menu of delicious, fresh ingredients created by chef Yanitzin Sanchez and Richard Vallejo, the recently opened Taquizo provides a plethora of delectable dishes sure to appease any and all taste buds.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – A Plan for the New Year

If I had a dollar for every time I have heard the phrase lately, “I can’t wait for 2021 to begin so we can forget 2020,” I would be rich. Of course, I understand the complete COVID-19 exhaustion as I suffer it greatly myself.

How To Save Water (and Money!) At Home

As a homeowner, if you don’t maintain good water-saving habits, you could be sending more money than necessary straight down the drain every year. Start saving by trying out the tips!

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Believe in the Magic of Christmas!

Santa and his elves will be hard at work in Santa’s workshop this final weekend before Christmas, and they want us to believe in the magic of Christmas by enjoying ourselves at the following virtual events!

Chicago Neighborhood News Christmas Feast Edition: Wicker Park and Bucktown, West Loop, River North, Logan Square, Pilsen

Wicker Park and Bucktown: Take a break from slaving over the oven this year and let The Bristol take care of your Christmas feast instead. Located at 2152 North Damen, The Bristol offers their Holiday B@Home Christmas Dinner Package for either pick up or delivery.

Restaurant Review: Reve Burger

Comfort food never goes out of style. During the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become a must as we slowly make our way through this truly unique time in history. And when it comes to comfort food, the all-mighty hamburger is usually at the top of the list.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Save Some Money and Still Be Thoughtful This Holiday

With the Covid-19 pandemic onset this year, many people are just wishing that we could get to 2021 and forget 2020. We still have the holiday season to navigate, and many find themselves not in their typical financial situations.

Build Your Ideal Home Office On A Budget

If you work from home full-time or even part-time, having a dedicated space in your home to sit down and focus is crucial. It should be a comfortable, organized space and everything you need should be easily accessible.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Countdown to Christmas Continues!

As the countdown to Christmas continues (less than two weeks away), here’s what’s going on this weekend in Chicago to keep us all in a festive mood!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Virtual, Citywide

Virtual: While we can't visit the Museum of Science and Industry this year for their annual Christmas Around the World exhibit, we can still experience the sights from the comfort of our homes.

Restaurant Review: La Borra Del Cafe

While you can't toss a penny without it winding up outside a coffee shop in Wicker Park, a recently opened spot offers a fresh take on fresh grounds with the arrival of La Borra Del Cafe.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Roasting Vegetables

We have been told for years we need to eat more vegetables. But many people, especially children, have an aversion to this food group. Many of us are simply bored with veggies and looking for a great way to enjoy this very healthful food—the cure is roasting.

Must-haves For Your First Home

You’ve just purchased your first home and it’s time to start filling it up. But, where to start? Below is a list of must-haves for each room in your home!

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Kicking This Holiday Season Into High Gear!

It’s time to kick this holiday season into high gear by continuing to celebrate our usual holiday traditions, although much differently this year! After all, there’s only three weekends before Christmas! Who’s ready for some jolly time!!

Chicago Neighborhoods News: Bucktown, Goose Island, Lakeview, Gold Coast, River West

Bucktown: Video games fans will want to put down their controllers and head over to Chicago Gamespace, located at 2418 West Bloomingdale Avenue, to check out the Video Game History Collection.

Restaurant Reviews: Outdoor Dining Holiday Edition

The holiday season is in full stride here in Chicago. While indoor dining is not available, there are plenty of great options to grab a bite throughout the city and partake in this special time of year's festivities.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips – Easy Memory Boost

Since the early 1900s, studies have been done to measure our ability to remember. In one study, test subjects were given a list of syllables to memorize. Following the study period, one group was assigned a new list to memorize with no rest, while the other group was given a short rest.

How To Use Mirrors To Feng Shui Your Home

Feng shui is the practice of using spatial arrangement and orientation to create synergistic, harmonious surroundings in a room or home. Mirrors of many shapes and sizes are often used to achieve this because they help bring light and movement into space and move energy throughout a room.