Pop-culture-infused fun at Wizard World Chicago


Wizard World is Chicagoland’s annual go-to event for all things pop culture. Whether you’re a fan of cosplay, superheroes, horror, manga, anime, comics, video games, or simply films and television shows…  

Safety first!


I’m a sucker for interesting kitchen gadgets, so when I spotted this Stanley bottle opener at Menards recently, I had to buy it. Just look at it! It’s got the ergonomic grip of a Stanley hand tool…  

The hunt for Ecto Cooler


If you grew up in the same generation that I did, it’s possible that your mom had a big can of Hi-C juice drink in your refrigerator. In the late 1980s, a bright green Hi-C hit the stores: Ecto Cooler…  

Why not take a deck of cards to dinner?


Going out to dinner is a treat for us. Admittedly though, it can be tough to get a 20-year-old to put the phone down when we’re simply sitting around waiting for food. Before heading to the restaurant, I grabbed a deck of Uno cards…  

What happens when a Coke lover tries Pepsi 1893?


Did you get a free can of Pepsi 1893 at Jewel-Osco this weekend? I ran to the store yesterday to get some other items, and even though I’m a die-hard Coca-Cola girl, free is free, so the Pepsi 1893 came home with us…  

“High Strung” opens in theaters April 8th

high strung movie

If you enjoy stories of triumph over adversity, music, and lots of dance, there’s a new movie that fits the bill! “High Strung” is the story of Ruby, a dancer who moves to New York City on a dance scholarship…  

New trailer for Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR


We’ve got a brand-new trailer today for Marvel’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR today, and does it ever look fun. (Wait til you spot who shows up at the end!) Our entire household is looking forward to this one…  

Festival of the Sugar Maples: Coral Woods


Looking for something fun to do with your family this weekend? Coral Woods Conservation Area is hosting its annual Festival of the Sugar Maples March 12-13, 2016. Taste maple syrup made right in McHenry County, Illinois!  

“The Dukes of Hazzard” DVD deals are few & far between…

General Lee

Nearly every retailer is sold out of “The Dukes of Hazzard” DVD seasons right now. In looking around the web, I found one retailer that still has the full series in stock for a fair price. And, I’ve also got a link where you can watch an episode of the Dukes streaming online FREE of charge…  

Review + Giveaway: Star Cinema Grill movie tickets + popcorn!

Star Cinema Grill

Chicago’s northwest suburbs are home to a fun place to take friends or family for great food, good movies and an enjoyable evening out. I’ve got a four-pack of free movie tickets to the Arlington Heights, Illinois Star Cinema Grill location — plus free popcorn — for one lucky reader!  

Review: Medieval Times Schaumburg, IL

Medieval Times

Have you ever experienced Medieval Times? Cheering for your favorite knight, watching the incredible horsemanship, and eating 11th-century style (with your hands!) is all part of the fun.  

Chicago White Sox and One Direction tickets on Groupon!

Sox groupon

Groupon’s just been filled with interesting, bargain Chicago fun lately. Grab $12.75 Chicago White Sox tickets for games July 6-9 against the Toronto Blue Jays and $22.13 tickets to see One Direction at Soldier Field on August 23!