Thursday, August 21, 2014

Williams Bay Beach: Sun and Fun on Geneva Lake, Wisconsin

**Disclosure: No compensation was received for this post. All opinions are 100% my own.

When looking for peace and relaxation, we try our best to avoid hustle bustle. From time to time, we enjoy strolling through Lake Geneva to browse the shops. If we are looking for a peaceful afternoon, however, we often shoot past Lake Geneva proper and head over to the small hamlet of Williams Bay. Williams Bay has a lovely beach on Geneva Lake that tends to be more tranquil than Lake Geneva itself. The beach is really a beautiful spot and a place where we enjoy a little summer respite.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup {Celebrating a New School Year}

I still can't wrap my head around the fact that my daughter will be back in school next week! This summer has seem to have flown by and it just seems we have had a lack of summery days. But, school is here! However, that doesn't mean the end to fun! There are some events this weekend that may be worth checking out:

ROAD TRIP IDEA: Bristol Renaissance Faire in Kenosha--the Bristol Renaissance Faire will only be around 2 more weekends, so take advantage!

Friday, August 22

If your kids love to help the environment or if you are looking for a way to engage them, The Great Recycle with Honest Tea, at Whole Foods Market Northbrook may be a good idea! The event runs from 11AM-6PM. Bring in plastic bottles and glass to recycle and receive prizes. The event is free and you can incorporate it with your shopping!
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Weber Grill Celebrates 25th Anniversary Next Week with Deals (August 25-31}

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Did you know that the first Weber Grill opened in Wheeling 25 years ago! I had no idea! Weber Grill restaurants actually began as a way to show that more than hotdogs and burgers can be cooked on the famous charcoal grills. Twenty-five years later, the inspiration is still going strong!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Add Whimsy to your Labor Day Drinks with Candy Cocktails {Review}

Photo Credit Katherine Good
**Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Candy Cocktails: Fun and Flirty Drinks with a Sugar-Kissed Twist in order to conduct an accurate review. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

Summer always brings back memories of enjoying cotton candy on the boardwalk, chasing the ice cream truck and licking vibrant pinwheel lollipops at the fair. Labor Day is around the corner and many of us are busy planning some end of summer festivities. Wouldn't it be fun to add a whimsical and sweet candy-inspired cocktail to your line up? Summer is all about indulging in childhood favorites--so adult beverages made from your favorite candy that even taste just like your childhood favorite with a little something extra would be a perfect addition to a summer party!

Pictured: Bubble Gum Mojito; Credit: Steve Legato
Authors Katherine and Flannery Good wanted to put the FUN into cocktails, hence they embarked on a journey to create cocktails that let imaginations run wild. They began with the blog Fashionably Bombed  featuring many of their zany concoctions. The blog is really worth a stop--especially with summer's last hurrah rapidly approaching! I am sure that you will find some candy-cocktail delight to tickle your fancy! Now, Katherine and Flannery have created a bound volume of their creations.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Images From the Destination Asia Summer Festival {The Morton Arboretum}

**Disclosure: we did give away complimentary tickets to this event on this blog. No compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I attended the Destination Asia Summer Festival at The Morton Arboretum and I thought that would share a little bit about the festival. We frequent The Morton Arboretum in the the warmer months to admire its beauty and let our daughter run around in the Children's Garden and among the Treehouse. The destination festivals this summer have added a little more flavor splashing a little more visual and hands-on exploration to a gorgeous natural space.

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