Three French Hens, shopping made fun!

Do you ever go somewhere and think “Hey, I would like to start all over decorating at home?” That sums up my thoughts when I traveled to Chesterfield, Missouri this month and stopped in at the wonderful Three French Hens. Owner Jeanie Hood shared, “When I built my French Country home, I couldn’t find what […]

Family time plan now for the Sangamon County Fair

With the chance to spend time with family and friends during summer festivities, keep your local fairs in mind. In New Berlin, Illinois, the Sangamon County Fair is always a place with great entertainment and fun whether you are talking daughter, grand daughter, spouse or friend. This year is no exception they brought out the […]

Highland Hammocks State Park

The Highland Hammock State Park is one of the oldest around. Established in 1931. the park was built in part through the efforts of the Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC). Developed at the onset of the Great Depression, the CCC workers built trails roads and planted what was originally supposed to be a Botanical Garden next […]

Smokehouse Market

The pig they call “Trixie” is a welcoming site that is located right outside the front of the Smokehouse Market. This great stop offers visitors imported and domestic cheeses, salsas, mustards, olive oils, sauces, vinegars, condiments, pastas, spices, farm fresh produce, and a well provisioned, old fashioned, full service gourmet meat market. The owners Thom […]

The Star Spangled Banner Flag House

On a recent trip to Baltimore, my friend Rose and I came face to face with a replica of the very flag that prompted Francis Scott Key to write our National Anthem, the Star Spangled Banner. We spied the Great Flag Window in the Star Spangled Bangled Banner Flag House. The flag is an exact […]