Kuipers Family Farm

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kuipers Family Farm. East 9th Street received product &/or compensation in exchange for this post. Regardless, statements are 100% mine and yours may differ. I love everything about fall.  Leaves falling on the ground, football games on the television and eating anything with pumpkin spice. For all you beach lovers and sun worshippers, you can have summer with the heat and humidity. While you deal with your frizzy hair (yes, I see what … [Read more...]

Mother Daughter Bonding Time at Disney On Ice

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Disney On Ice. East 9th Street received tickets in exchange for promotion. Regardless, statements are 100% mine and yours may be different. Wednesday night I had a date with the cutest 4-year old I know. Of all the things we could do in the Chicagoland area, there was only one thing we wanted to do: spend some mother - daughter bonding time at Disney On Ice. Disney productions are always top-notch and this show was no exception! The … [Read more...]

Best Places To Eat In Chicago

There are several reasons I moved to Chicago: Michigan Avenue (a girl has to shop), The Cubs (because everyone loves an underdog) and the food scene.  From the my first visit to Chicago many years ago, I remember all the restaurants our high school DECA group ate at: Gino's East, Ed Debevic's and the Rock N' Roll McDonalds! Over the years my tastes have evolved but one thing still holds true, it's hard to narrow down the best places to eat in Chicago! Maya Del Sol - so this one isn't in … [Read more...]

How To Beat Summer Brain Drain

Summer time is here and that means parents all over are trying to figure out ways to keep their kids active physically and mentally. I've been guilty of letting my daughter camp out in front of the television and I've vowed that from this point forward, her television time will be limited. Instead, we're going to beat summer brain drain with these fun activities from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry's Summer Brain Games. What exactly is summer brain drain? Well, research shows … [Read more...]

Mariano’s Elmhurst Grand Opening

A couple of months ago I told you how ecstatic I was that Mariano's had opened a new store in Hardwood Heights.  Well, can you imagine how much I jumped up and down (and squealed a little) when I learned that they would be opening a store even closer to me? On June 25th, Mariano's opened their Elmhurst location and I couldn't be happier. This store will definitely be #MyMarianos. Remember how I said I like to be inspired when I go to a grocery store? Well, I still like to be inspired but … [Read more...]

Barbie Is Moving Tour is Coming To Chicago

This is a sponsored post from OneToOne Network and Barbie. I'm super excited that I'll be attending the Barbie is Moving Tour stop in Chicago and can't wait to tweet all about it! Did you hear? Barbie is leaving Malibu! Yes, that's right. She's fed up with Ken and she's hitting the road (kidding of course!). She's touring 13 different cities in search of a new home. That means the Barbie is Moving Tour is coming to Chicago on June 21-23. All families are invited to come out and experience the … [Read more...]

An Evening At Publican Quality Meats

When someone asks you if you'd like to attend a private dining event at Publican Quality Meats with Chef Paul Kahan, the only questions you ask are what day and time.  What he plans to serve, who will be attending or do I have a babysitter are questions that don't go through your head. Instead you prepare yourself for a truly amazing evening with great food and conversation. My husband and I arrived at the Mastercard Priceless Chicago event at 7:30 and instantly became enamored in our … [Read more...]