I am Mommy to two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs, so my house is full of love and lots of hair. My husband Spencer and I love spending time with our littles, but while they’re sleeping I craft and he plays handyman since we are consumed with remodeling our home DIY style. I am a proud Rockfordian since birth, so I am passionate about the people, happenings, and assets of this city. If you want to get on my good side, show me a puppy and give me lots of chocolate and Keith Urban.
Get Into the Christmas Spirit Onboard This Unique BYOB Trolley Tour In Illinois
Experience the most amazing holiday displays Chicago, Illinois has to offer by hopping onboard this unique BYOB Trolley Tour of the city's downtown area.
3 Unusual Ways Your Car’s License Plates Will Get You Busted in Illinois
Having expired tags on your license plates isn't the only thing that will get your busted by police in Illinois.
The Taylor Swift Holiday Lights Display You Have to See in Illinois This Year
Did you see all the Halloween displays dedicated to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour in October? Well, this holiday display in Naperville, Illinois puts them all to shame!
Northern Illinois Eatery Selected As One of America’s Best Restaurants
The national media firm "America's Best Restaurants" has named a restaurant in Freeport, Illinois as one of the best in America.
10 Things Illinoisans Think Should Be Banished From Thanksgiving Tables
When we asked residents in Northern Illinois what one item they would remove from their Thanksgiving feast, we got some very interesting answers.
Illinoisans, If You Find One Of These In Your Garden You’ve Got A Big Problem
Have you ever spent the entire summer lovingly tending to a garden only to unearth a disaster in the fall? This happened to me yesterday, and I am still not ok.
One of Illinois’ Most Haunted Theatres Dares You to Come Hunt for Ghosts
The Egyptian Theatre in Illinois is a renowned spot for ghost sightings, and this haunted tour allows thrill seekers to explore the eerie theater in the dark.
Did You Know Illinois Has One Amusement Park That is Open For Year-Round Halloween Fun?
The spooky fun never ends at Haunted Trails Family Entertainment Center in Burbank, Illinois.
4 Easy Ways Illinois Residents Can Keep Spiders Out of Their Homes
Fall is a great time to live in Illinois for more reasons than I can count on two hands, but there's only one reason I dislike fall in Illinois...SPIDERS.
Acorn Avalanche: Here Is Why Illinois Yards Are a Nutty Mess This Fall
No, you are not losing your mind. There are WAY more acorns in your yard this Fall, and there is a scientific reason why.
5 Toys Illinois Parents Need to Buy NOW or Risk Ruining Christmas
Experts say these 5 toys will be in high demand for Christmas 2023 and that may sell out well before Santa comes to town.
11 Different Spirits Still Linger Within Illinois’ Most Haunted Home
Alton, Illinois is often called one of the 'most haunted small towns in America', and the McPike Mansion located there is mostly to blame.