Hamilton in Chicago


Seven months ago we bought tickets for “Hamilton” in Chicago. It was the kids main Christmas present. They love the music and got us hooked too. So, for the last seven months we have been listening to the sound track and reading all we could about the musical. The day was finally here to see…

The Upper Peninsula – Vacation Day 4 (or the end)


Back on the road back to home. This time crossing the bridge was much easier as we could drive on the paved part not just the inside grated lane. That was awful. It made the car shake and it was rusted which really gave me no confidence in its sturdiness. I know in my head…

Finding Dory – “Just Keep Swimming”


Yesterday was Mama’s Day in our house. The Mama wanted to see Finding Dory so we all headed to the movies last night. I have to tell you I love the theater we go to. The tickets are $5.50 (opening weekend¬†and it was after noon. Tickets before that are $2.75!) For us to get a…

Keurig Unboxing and Review


When the weather looks like this over the weekend I am looking to bake, cook and drinking coffee and hot cocoa to stay warm. Is this really April? **I received these products free from @Influenster and Keurig in exchange for my honest review of the products. All thoughts and opinions are my own. So, am…

Hollywood & Vine Character Breakfast


First of all let me set the record straight. Yes, we are Disney fans but we are not a breakfast family. Brunch sure, love it. But, breakfast means we have to get up and actually leave the hotel room early (or as in before 9 am). But, we have learned on the day we leave…

Gigi’s Cupcakes


My daughter and I LOVE cupcakes. When we lived in Rochester, New York, she and I would take study breaks from homeschooling and head to Sugar Mountain Bakery in Brighton to pick up a cupcake, or two. It was always such a fun treat or us. Once we moved to Michigan we could never find…

Liberty Tree Tavern


Liberty Tree Tavern is closed right now for some much-needed renovations. On our last trip my daughter and I went there for dinner. It had been at least 6-7 years since we were last at this restaurant. It is amazing how a few years and a much different perspective can make you see something in…

Columbia Harbour House


Whenever we are in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World we plan to eat at Columbia Harbour House. During the off hours it generally is not as crowded as some other restaurant and if you are lucky you can get a table upstairs overlooking Liberty Square. The day we were here it was a…

Biergarten – A 50th Anniversary Dinner


What I love, and sometimes hate, about Walt Disney World restaurants is that no matter when you go if you have been to it before you pretty much know what you are going to get.¬† They may tweak dishes from time to time or slightly change the menus with the seasons but especially in the…