Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Home maintenance tips

Summer is definitely the season for outdoor activities. However, don’t neglect the indoor tasks that will help to maintain your home. The following list will help you keep your home up to standard.

Stay Healthy This Summer

A few simple tips for improving your personal health. Summer is the time for family vacations and road trips, backyard barbecues, and days at the beach.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Fest Season Back in Full Swing!

This weekend may be the end of July, but Chicago’s fest season is back in full swing! Be sure to take in as many of the fests as you can since summer will be over before you know it!!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: LOGAN SQUARE, WEST LOOP, LINCOLN PARK AND STREETERVILLE

Logan Square: Has it been a while since you had your funny bone tickled? Well, head on over to Lincoln Lodge this Friday July 30th, and Saturday July 31st for a fun-filled evening, full of humor and endless laughter! The lodge is popular for its line-up of aspiring, up-and-coming comedians.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: THE ORIGINAL PANCAKE HOUSE

If your mornings are filled with a desire for buttery pancakes, look no further. We have just the place to delight your saccharine taste buds. The Original Pancake House is such a place; a restaurant that offers the ultimate dining experience for pancake enthusiasts.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles – Dealing with stress

We all have stress whether it is in our business or personal life. We should always realize taht we can decide how to deal with stress instead of letting it ruin our day. Here are some ways to keep the stress in your life from taking over.

Before You Take The Plunge With A Fixer-upper, Think About Resale Value

We’ve all watched the HGTV programs that show a run-down old house transforming into a dream home. Tackling a big renovation project on an outdated property can indeed pay off big—both with the home of your dreams, and with a return on investment.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Dog Days of Summer Continue!

The dog days of summer continue this weekend in Chicago with a line-up of events sure to please everyone!

CHICAGO NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS: THE LOOP, LAKEVIEW, BUCKTOWN/WICKER PARK, AND LINCOLN SQUARE

The loop: The Brew Cruises in conjunction with Revolution Brewing, is back this summer to bring you the experience of a lifetime! As an annual tradition of Chicago during its most sultry days.

RESTAURANT REVIEW: EARL’S KITCHEN & BAR

Looking for a perfect spot for Weekend Brunch; or tasteful delicacies like sushi and prawn rolls? How about patio/outdoor dining? Well, look no further! Earl’s Kitchen & Bar is outstandingly grand in providing an environment that is conducive for the perfect dining experience.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - Get rid of those nasty flies!

We are now well into summer and much of the country is in the midst of a dry heat wave. These factors can lead to seeing more flies around than usual. There are ways to take care of these pests without toxic chemicals.

5 Simple Ways To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer

Summertime is here and it’s bringing the heat! It’s always an option to blast the air conditioner all summer long, but there are ways to keep your home cool that are better for the environment and won’t double your energy bill.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Summer Shaping Up to Be an Amazing One!

This summer in Chicago is really shaping up to be an amazing one with non-stop fun as many of our favorite family-friendly street festivals and other events return! Here’s what’s taking place this weekend!!

Chicago Neighborhood News: Lakeview East, Wrightwood, Fulton River District, and The Loop

Lakeview East: Next week head over to the 36th annual Belmont-Sheffield Music Festival! The festival will feature music from local tribute bands and even host a community entertainment stage that will have neighborhood acts and performances.

Restaurant Review: Headquarters Beercade

If you’re looking for a new twist on your night out, head on down to River North and check out Headquarters Beercade!

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - Decision making

Some people can feel paralyzed by the need to make decisions. The decisions can be as mundane as what outfit I am going to wear or as important as who we should hire and fire. Some decisions take more time than others to make, and we all know time is valuable.

Top Tips For First-time Homeowners

Owning your first home is one of the biggest milestones in an individual’s life. Once it’s finally all yours, you want to make sure you avoid common rookie mistakes.

THIS WEEKEND IN CHICAGO – Traditional Summer Events Return!

Rain or Shine, Chicagoans will be out and about this weekend as we welcome back and support some of our traditional summer events as well as a few new ones!

Chicago Neighborhood News: The Loop, Lincoln Park, Ravenswood, and Wicker Park

The Loop: Next weekend a top-ranked art and design show is making its way to Chicago. Experience some unique art you’ll never find anywhere else with the Millennium Art Festival. The festival will include paintings, ceramics, photography, and furniture.

Restaurant Review: Lure Fishbar

Lure Fishbar has found its way to Chicago to bring upscale seafood and sushi to residents in River North. Founded by John McDonald, Lure Fishbar has two other locations in New York and South Beach, Miami. They focuses on having fresh seafood from around the world and even offers a rotating oyster selection.

Chicago Home and Lifestyles - Healthy eating dos and don’ts

I don't call these "dieting" dos and don’ts because we need to take the word "diet" out of our language. Wanting to eat healthily, whether it is for weight loss or not, must be because you want a life change for a better life.

Avoid These Two Big Mortgage Mistakes

We all know that searching for and viewing potential homes is the fun part of the home-buying process. The not-so-fun part? The mortgage.