Life seems like it’s always speeding up. Every minute of every day is filled with commitments to work, home, family and community. Add the blessing and curse of technology to the equation and the expectation is that everyone is available 24/7 with little time to take care of routine items or home maintenance issues. You probably remember to make routine doctor visits for yourself and your family, but when was the last time you checked the operation of your sump pump or the battery backup system? You must have taken your car in for an oil change, but have you vacuumed your dryer exhaust vent in the past year? Home maintenance is constant and crucial to preserve the safety, value and life of
Mother’s Day brunch? A fabulous dinner? A day at the spa? Shopping to your heart’s content? Special events just for Mom? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re looking for a traditional Mother’s Day buffet or a Mother’s Day tea, a weekend golf package, a painting party or a day of pampering, Chicago’s North Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau has compiled more than 40 amazing experiences to celebrate the important women in your life. Need a knock-out gift? We have great options for that too. The best of what the North Shore has to offer this Mother’s Day can be found all in one spot, so look here for our special offerings.
Summer is almost here (we promise!), which means you’re about to spend a lot more time in your backyard. If that thought doesn’t excite you like it should, it might be time to design the backyard of your dreams. Not sure that’s possible? Your outdoor space has way more potential than you might think. Find inspiration for yards big and small, flat and uneven with these beautiful backyard makeovers. Bare to Modern This backyard didn’t match the home’s modern vibe. In order to change that, stone was used to create a patio connected to a sunken entertainment space complete with benches, a fireplace and outdoor kitchen. By bringing the level of the land down, the homeowners will now have