Tips For A Better Closing Day

Buying a home can be a long process. The last thing you want after all your time spent searching for homes and getting the best mortgage rate is to have everything go wrong on closing day. Here are five tips that’ll ensure it goes smoothly.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Giving Back the Fun Way!

This weekend be a part of something great by giving back the fun way! There are a few fundraising events you can participate in to accomplish this!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Logan Square, Wicker Park and Bucktown, Lincoln Square, Evanston, Lincoln Park, and River North

Logan Square: If the polar plunge wasn't enough and you really love to embrace Old Man Winter with some class, we have the spot for you in Logan Square. La Boulangerie on West Logan Boulevard is offering patrons the opportunity to really chill out by dining in an igloo while enjoying the delicious food.

Restaurant Review- Amaru

This week took me to one of my favorite Chicago neighborhoods, Wicker Park, to check out Amaru located at 1904 W. North Avenue. This Pan-Latin restaurant opened just this past summer.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Easy kitchen hacks

It's winter, so we are spending more time in the house, and that's not always by choice. Why not use this time away from warmth and sunshine to tackle those greasy messes in the kitchen that can get looked over when the weather is better?

A Little Extra Preparation Goes A Long Way Toward A Better Paint Job

Painting is one of the most inexpensive ways to give your home a makeover. Whether it’s updating an old bathroom paint scheme or adding a bold accent wall, painting can totally transform a room.


What a great line-up of events we have this weekend as we welcome in February 2020! Whether you’re a whiskey aficionado or just looking for something fun to do, check out the Chicago Whiskey Festival this Saturday (1 p.m.-4 p.m.) at the Old Crow Smokehouse (149 W. Kinzie St.) in the River North neighborhood.

Chicago Neighborhood News: Lincoln Park, River North, Evanston, Lakeview, Logan Square, Bucktown and Wicker Park

Lincoln Park: Before the Super Bowl this Sunday head over to Mon Ami Gabi for the Big Game Brunch. From 10 am to 3 pm on February 2nd, this Lincoln Park eatery will be serving favorites like their Crème Brûlée French Toast and Banana Foster Waffles alongside a refreshing assortment of brunch cocktails.

Restaurant Review - Giant

Logan Square is home to a plethora of great restaurants catering to even the most eclectic tastes. But what about when you want to have some delicious American-inspired grub devoid of pretense and heavy on flavor?

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Football Party Snacks

Sunday is the last football game of the 2019-2020 season. Boohoo! Football is my favorite sport besides baseball, and watching the game is a little bittersweet with weeks of winter left before pitchers and catchers report to baseball spring training.

Tips For Maintaining Houseplants

Adding plants to your home will give it a fresher and brighter feel and will also improve your home’s air quality.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Getting Through ‘Ole Man Winter – the Fun Way!

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s already the last weekend of January 2020! And, it’s packed with a variety of fun events to get through ‘ole man winter as we inch closer to spring!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Lakeview, River North, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Chicago Loop, and Wicker Park

Lakeview: Brave the elements and head to the Laugh Factory in Lakeview, where the best comedians are ready up to take your mind off the cold and tickle your funny bone.

Restaurant Review- Velvet Taco

If variety is indeed the spice of life, you don’t need to wander far to find a tasty, unique spin on the classic taco in Lincoln Park.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - How Much Sleep is Enough? 

It turns out that the recommended 8 hours of sleep we need is mostly true. People do vary a bit, but experts say the average adult performs best when getting between 7 and 9 hours per night.

Need-to-knows For Buying Your First Home

Buying your first home can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your life, but it can also be a scary and stressful process.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Springtime Fun Returns to Winter!

It may be winter, but here in Chicago we’ll be taking in some springtime fun this weekend as we look forward to the start of another baseball season!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Bucktown and Wicker Park, Edgewater, Chicago Loop, Oak Park

Lakeview: Need a fun MLK day activity for the kiddos? Get to Tuco and Blondie for Kids Movie Night and a showing of Toy Story 3! This Monday, January 20 at 5:30 pm, your kiddos will enjoy a buffet, popcorn, and a sweet treat.

Restaurant Review: Chicago Restaurant Week Part 2

Looking for lunch? The following restaurants have you covered: Bar Takito: Start with your choice of appetizer. Choose from Pineapple Guacamole: goat cheese, grilled pineapple, basil, red onion, sundried tomato; or Esquites: roasted corn, morita emulsion, crispy corn, aleppo pepper, queso fresco, and cilantro.

Kathy’s Home & Garden Tips - Caring for Indoor Plants in Winter

We sometimes forget that our indoor plants might need special attention during the winter months. With a little more care, they can come through the season healthy and thriving.

How Your Daily Drive Time Can Factor Into Your Mortgage

It's easy to overlook some of the things that can affect your budget and purchasing power when you're considering a home, and one of the biggest factors that buyers overlook is the cost of their daily commute.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Getting Through Another Winter!

Now that the holidays are officially over, it’s time to plan things to look forward to that will get us through another winter here in Chicago! Although it’s been a mild one so far!!