Scandinavian-Inspired Gift Guide

December 9, 2016   Yes, holiday time is upon us. Lights are twinkling, stockings are hung and our first big snow has fallen. It is that wonderful time of year when the gift of kindness and gratitude is showered on strangers and loved ones alike. This wonderful season is cause for reflection and thankfulness.    …

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Caring For One Another

November 10, 2016     These past few days have been a significant time in our nation’s history, one that we have all anxiously awaited the end of for the past several months. The road to get here has been a long and arduous one, and I think we can all agree on one thing:…

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There’s Just Something About November

November 4, 2016 Perhaps it is due to the changing weather, the transforming scenery or the anticipation of the holidays ahead, but there is just something so special about the month of November. Of course, it is easy to see why autumn is such a beloved time of year for many. After all, we’ve waited…

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Holy Cow! The Cubs Have One Amazing Story

10/27/16   As a lifelong Chicagoan, I may be biased, but it seems the entire world is watching the Chicago Cubs battle the Cleveland Indians in this year’s World Series. By now I’m sure you’re well-versed in the tales of serial misfortune, exasperating curses, odd coincidences and renowned folklore that seem to plague the Cubs, which…

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The Trolls Are Coming!

10/20/16   Whether you are a baby boomer and remember the first troll doll craze of the 60’s, or a child of the 80’s and remember it the second time around in the 90’s, if you have children or grandchildren, troll craze number three is about to take con-troll!       “It is the…

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