7.28.2015

Dragons Race to the Edge #StreamTeam

Summer is in full swing in Chicago, and it's getting HOT. After camps all morning, everyone is ready to get in some AC and chill a bit. We are LOVING Netflix's new series Dragons: Race to the Edge!

It's all the fun and fantasy from the original two movies packed into all new adventures. All of your favorite dragons and characters are back, with some really fun new ones.

What I love about this show is that it encourages my kids to dream. There's nothing I would rather see than my kids playing out their own adventures when the TV is turned off. It's a magical thing. Although I must warn the Dragons...in our house, somehow...the Legos won!

I'm curious to hear, what are you and your family streaming this summer?

6.30.2015

One Lucky Elephant #StreamTeam

Shortly after my Maggie was born, one of my good friends stopped by to see the new baby. She popped in at the hospital store and picked out a cute pink elephant for her. That one little pink elephant has touched a chord with my daughter that has grown ever since.

Cut to 10 years later and almost 40 stuffed elephants and me wondering how you help our girl explore this passion for elephants. We don't have any elephants in Chicago. She didn't see her first live elephant until she was 5. We had to fly all the way down to Disney to see them.

Now that summer break has finally started, we've been doing a little Netflixing while mommy works. I was so pleased when Maggie picked One Lucky Elephant!
This is the perfect movie for my little elephant loving girl.

It's the true story of Flora. There is a lot of sadness in her story, as is with many elephants, BUT there were many people who loved her and wanted to find her a happy home. Her journey leads her to the Tennessee Elephant Sanctuary

My girl was so moved by the story, that she signed up to be an EleAmbassador with them. This is her on the webinar.
Yes, that is a bin of elephants next to her and yes, she was over the moon listening to the gentleman at the Elephant Sanctuary tell her all about the good works they are doing. She is so excited to spread the word. I'm sure we've got some lemonade stands in our future where proceeds go to the elephants.

These days, One Lucky Elephant, and the Elecam are in heavy rotation at our house. What are you Netflixing too this summer?


6.08.2015

Seeing Chicago By (Shoreline Sightseeing) Boat...A MUST Do!

It's no secret I love Chicago. I could walk downtown every day and just look at the buildings. My favorite part of getting my second design degree was all the Chicago architecture we studied.

If you were to only have one day in my fabulous city, and you were to ask me what you should do...I would tell you to get yourself on a Shorline Sightseeing Boat. There is no better way to take in the sights. So many buildings...so little time!










There are many different tours you can choose from. I did the Architectural tour along the river, starting right at Michigan Avenue. I gotta say, I am SO tempted by the Fireworks tours. How fun would that be?!

I love this town, and I'm so happy summer is finally here. What do you love to do in Chicago?

*While I was offered this tour, I was not compensated in any way, and was not required to write this post. I enjoyed my tour so much, I simply had to share ;)

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