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Six Money-Saving Dollar Store Deals

"Six Money-Saving Dollar Store Deals

The dollar store is definitely cheap and not the place to go for high-quality merchandise. However, there are some products that are worth the buy. Rather than spending a fortune at the supermarket or department store, here are six dollar … Read More

"Awesome Craft Breweries in Logan Square Neighborhood

Awesome Craft Breweries in Logan Square Neighborhood

There are many breweries that dot Chicago; it might take years to try each one. But just down the road from nearby Bucktown neighborhood apartments in Logan Square, you’ll discover four amazing microbreweries that got started right in your own … Read More

"7 Useful Kitchen Gadgets to Have in Your College Apartment

7 Useful Kitchen Gadgets to Have in Your College Apartment

You’ve probably just moved into your new off-campus apartment, ready to start fresh in a new semester. As the first day of classes quickly approach, you hastily begin to unpack your moving boxes while trying to sort out the details … Read More

"5 Ways to Prepare Your Apartment When Going Back to School

5 Ways to Prepare Your Apartment When Going Back to School

As fall quickly approaches, college students all across the country are moving into new apartments and checking off to-do lists. It’s important to prepare your apartment as much as you can before school starts up again because the instant your … Read More

"7 Apartment Furnishings Worth the Splurge

7 Apartment Furnishings Worth the Splurge

Moving into a new apartment may require adding a few new furniture pieces to your setup. If you have upsized, you probably have an extra room or two to fill. Furnishing an apartment can be fun, but may leave you … Read More

"Cosmic Yoga at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium

Cosmic Yoga at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium

Looking for a fun and therapeutic way to spend a Saturday morning? Well, America’s first planetarium, Adler Planetarium, is offering a yoga fitness class on September 5th and 19th at 8:30 am in the Grainger Sky Theater. Throughout these Sun … Read More

"Tips to Getting Along with a Roommate

Tips to Getting Along with a Roommate

Sharing an apartment can have major perks from lasting friendships to split rent to an in-house pet sitter. However, it can also cause some headaches for roomies when it comes to on-time rent payments, cleanliness, frustrating idiosyncrasies, and quiet time … Read More

"Eat, Drink & Be Merry at the Chicago Food and Wine Festival

Eat, Drink & Be Merry at the Chicago Food and Wine Festival

The Chicago Food and Wine Festival will make its inaugural debut in Lincoln Park on Friday, August 28th through Sunday, August 30th. The kick-off celebration begins Friday at the Feast Under The Stars dinner party in the park. The Feast … Read More

"Book Fair at Newberry Library in Chicago

Book Fair at Newberry Library in Chicago

Are you the Rory Gilmore type? You know – the one nestled into a corner of the bookstore, lost in a great read. If you love books, or are obsessed with books, like Rory, then you should check out the … Read More

"Dining Guide: Waterfront Restaurants in Chicago

Dining Guide: Waterfront Restaurants in Chicago

Chicago is home to many exceptional restaurants, with some being right on the water.  From the beach bars on Lake Michigan to patio seating overlooking the pond in Lincoln Park, Chicago has plenty of fun waterfront dining restaurants with exquisite … Read More

"Toolbox Basics: 7 Tools Every Renter Should Have on Hand

Toolbox Basics: 7 Tools Every Renter Should Have on Hand

Just like any house, apartments too need regular maintenance and care. Things break or come loose all the time, so it’s ideal to have an equipped toolbox on hand that can handle a quick fix or repair. Not sure what … Read More

"End-of-Summer Getaway Destinations

End-of-Summer Getaway Destinations

With the new school year vastly approaching, you may be in thought about taking the family on a last minute summer trip. A vacation will be good for the family; everyone will have a clear and rested mind before heading … Read More

"Celebrate July 4th at Windy City Ribfest in Uptown

Celebrate July 4th at Windy City Ribfest in Uptown

The Fourth of July is a holiday most of us spend outdoors, surrounded by family and friends. We celebrate America’s independence every year by firing up the grill, baking homemade patriotic desserts, and watching dazzling fireworks illuminate the evening sky! This … Read More

"8 Steps to Creating a Nursery for Baby

8 Steps to Creating a Nursery for Baby

Welcoming a baby into the world is a momentous life event that is filled with joy among the family. Planning for the arrival of a new baby also involves a ton of preparation: from studying parenting magazines to reading baby … Read More

"Cleaning Impossible: The Mattress

Cleaning Impossible: The Mattress

A weekly chore in your apartment home is washing the bed sheets, right? After all the sleeping, movie watching, and talking on the phone that we do in our bed, it’s necessary to give our sheets a good wash to … Read More

"Renters Insurance: A Tenant’s Guide to Basic Policy Coverage

Renters Insurance: A Tenant’s Guide to Basic Policy Coverage

You worked hard for your five-piece bedroom set – along with the rest of your belongings – and would like to keep it in tiptop shape for as long as you can. What if one day you came home to … Read More

"Vacation at Home This Summer: 5 Ideas for the Ultimate Staycation

Vacation at Home This Summer: 5 Ideas for the Ultimate Staycation

When you think of summer break, you think of loafing by the pool and going on vacation. This year however, maybe you have to forgo a summer beach retreat or a European backpacking excursion because of rising gas prices or … Read More

"The Finest Wine and Cheese Bars in Near North Side

The Finest Wine and Cheese Bars in Near North Side

There’s an art to pairing wine and cheese. Many experts and connoisseurs say to take into consideration the acidity, texture, fat and moisture content when finding a cheese to compliment a wine. Finding a harmonious balance can be tricky, but … Read More

"Craft Room Decorating Ideas for Your Rental

Craft Room Decorating Ideas for Your Rental

Creative people need a workplace that’s neat, organized, and imaginative. If you enjoy crafting, sewing, or art, then you will definitely benefit from having a craft room in your apartment. Your craft room should be inviting, inspirational, and resourceful. Give yourself … Read More

"Summer Pool Essentials You Don’t Want to Forget

Summer Pool Essentials You Don’t Want to Forget

Are you excited for pool season like me? I have been counting down the days for the pool to reopen since they closed the gates last fall. Summer is definitely my favorite season, because I enjoy spending my time outdoors … Read More