Jeep Wrangler: Don’t Fear The Mud

We were lucky enough to go off roading with Jeep to check out their newest lineup including the updated 2018 Wrangler, Sahara and Rubicon, and 2019 Cherokee, Trailhawk and Overland.  Off roading is something that we grew up around, living in the middle of nowhere, but we never did ourselves.  We do have a 95 […]

Secrets Of Topsea: The Many Tales Of A Friendly Town

Our last Disney•Hyperion book for the month is A Friendly Town That’s Almost Always By The Ocean! This beginner chapter book for ages 8-12 is perfect to encourage young readers.  This is not your typical story as secrets are divulged.  After all when you move to a new town, there are always secrets to be […]

Charlie & Frog: An ASL Adventure

The key to this book is friendship.  Honestly even though there is a mystery to be solved, without the rock solid combination of Charlie and Frog (a girl not an amphibian) the whole book would fizzle out.  There is the added bonus that Frog is deaf and thus helps Charlie and the audience learn American […]

Burning Magic: A Perfect Ending

Confession time, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the entire trilogy of Shadow Magic.  This is exactly the type of book I searched for when I began devouring chapter books.  The entire series is whimsical and macabre but without being nightmare inducing.  Burning Magic takes our heroine and hero and drops them into the land of fire.  A […]

Spring Stuffed Alfredo Shells

Let’s be honest, spring isn’t here yet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t find my favorite produce.  The beginning of the seasonal spring offerings are here.  Last week, I found skinny asparagus popping up so as usual I buy what I like.  Then comes the question of what do I cook with what I bought.  Sometimes […]

Just Dance This Weekend

That is not exactly a demand.  However, if you want to dance, then we will be doing it along with you.  That is because Just Dance is literally in town this weekend.  You can snap up tickets of your own for Just Dance Live this weekend in Chicago.  You too can experience Ubisoft’s popular video […]

Raspberry Mahogany: A Luscious Snack Cake

The best thing in the world is having cake delivered to your house.  Take it from us, surprise cake is the best cake.  The one downside is that giving someone cake means having to make an entire cake.  Downsizing a baking recipe is really hard to do well.  Never fear because this raspberry mahogany snack […]

Foolish Fevers Need Bullion

The flu is the horror that everyone is trying to avoid.  Even though Alison and I already caught a bout of this flu, we hadn’t expected to be sick again so soon.  Scrubbing our hands every time we walk through the front door, we try not to touch our faces.  The usual tactics of avoiding […]

MORA Asian Kitchen, Come For The Sushi But Stay For Everything

When we hear sushi, we may start to salivate just a tad.  Sushi is a food that we have loved to eat since we lived in the outskirts of Seattle.  There is nothing more delicate than thinly sliced fresh fish.  Paired with vegetables and perfectly seasoned rice and you have an addictive taste.  So, of […]

Our 5 Favorites From The Chicago Auto Show 2018

So, we love cars.  We love trucks.  There are even 3-wheelers to love.  Let’s go through our top picks at this year’s Chicago Auto Show.  There are so many places to stop and stare and a few must rides.  These are our 5 favorites.  If you are looking for recommendations on how to tackle the […]

Gearing Towards Women With #WhatDrivesHerCAS

We love going to the Chicago Auto Show every year.  We learn about the innovations and new ways the automotive industry creates safer cars.  What you may not notice is that behind the scenes, there are women working to create these changes.  Even though 85% of car purchases are bought or influenced by women, only […]

Celebrate February With Groundhug Day!

By far, this is the perfect story for February.  Not only are you getting Valentine’s Day but also Groundhog Day! Both holidays are really seen together, but this time all of the animals want Groundhog to celebrate Valentine’s Day with them.  Only what if he sees his shadow? Then he won’t be awake for the […]