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 […]

Just Dance Live

How many of you played Ubisoft’s video game Just Dance recently or as a kid? When I was a teen my cousins and I would have competitions on the weekends when we would all get together. All the kids would be upstairs and all the adults were downstairs and once we started to dance it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Perry’s Steak House: Perfect Menu Pairings

There are so many reasons to celebrate in the month of February. You could either be celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, or Black History Month. No matter what you are celebrating Perry’s Steak House has a team of professional Sommeliers to help you pick the perfect wines to pair with your meals. […]

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 […]

Why Steel Matters At The Chicago Auto Show

We know you love cars.  We love cars too.  Beyond just driving them, we are curious how they are made.  Each year we attend the Chicago Auto Show and see all the new advancements.  The designs make us ooh and ahh, but we tend to gloss over the frame.  The crowd is most interested on the […]