Sunday, October 19, 2014

Family Time at Oak Island, North Carolina

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

My sister and her family have been vacationing in Oak Island, North Carolina every year for quite some time. This year marked the year that we were FINALLY able to join them and I am certainly glad that we did! Oak Island is a relaxed yet friendly town situated on the southern barrier island of Oak Island. The seaside town is a little over an hour north and east of Myrtle Beach but could not be more different. The calm and homey atmosphere is very welcome to families on vacay. An excellent place for a little rest and relaxation!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Master Lock Giveaway {Winner}

Thank you to everyone that entered our M175XDLF Combination Padlock giveaway! Congratulations to our winner, Cindy J! I will email Cindy J and she has 48-hours to respond or her prize will be forfeited. Have a splendid day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wednesday Weekend Windup: {Fall and Halloween Happenings}

After this rain, we really need some fun! Good thing there is a BUNCH to do this weekend. Check out our picks:

ROAD TRIP IDEA: Old World Wisconsin--this weekend, Old World Wisconsin is part of the Wisconsin State Science Festival so see some of the innovative ways settlers handled challenge. Plus, prepare for winter during Autumn on the Farms! Check website for details.

October Weekends--Pumpkin Weekends at Blackberry Farm, Aurora, seasonal crafts, pumpkin train, purchase pumpkins to decorate, carousel rides, pedal cars, pony rides and more, $8 per adult, $7 per child non resident, $5 and $4.50 respectively for residents, 2 and under free!

Monday, October 13, 2014

A Fall Walk at Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine

Recently, I was tipped off to Deer Grove Forest Preserve in Palatine. I have passed it a number of times and never stopped. After visiting, I think there may have been a reason---it is so easy to miss the entrance! Rest assured, we eventually found it on Quentin Road. Thank goodness, we now know where to go and it is LOVELY!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

6 Tips for Touring a Historic Home with a Child

I am a total history buff through-and-through. So, I did not like the prospect of not being able to tour homes with my daughter when she was little. Before I knew it, she was old enough to consider bringing on a tour {with my husband's assistance, of course}. Bringing your kids on a historic house tour can be a little bit daunting, but there are ways that you can make it easier.
  • Age restrictions and suggested ages: Some homes actually have age restrictions for children. These homes have been painstakingly restored, so many homes have various restrictions in order to prevent mishaps that may compromise the home and artifacts. Be aware of these before going.