5 tips to help you save money for Christmas 2013

So it’s no point of acting like it’s not right around the corner…yep. Christmas! Santa is busy making his toys and you should be busy stacking your coins so you won’t be super stressed this Holiday Season. Even though we all know Jesus is the reason for the season, I have come up with 5 Read More

Go to Boo at the Zoo and win a trip to Jamaica?

Sunday afternoon the Pyles’ had a spooky, but fun time at Brookfield Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo! What is Boo at the Zoo you may ask? When asked how to describe Boo at the Zoo two members of the Chicago Zoological Society, Nadine Mcintyre and Ken Grzeslo both had to agree that it’s a safe Read More

Bloggers VIP event at Anna’s Linens + GIVEAWAY!

Last month I had the honor to attend Anna’s linens Bloggers VIP event at their Chatham Village store on 87th Street. It was a delight to see the behind the scenes of a home decorating store and pick up a few tips to prepare for the Fall season. They had tasty snacks, a raffle, how Read More

Kidz Bop in Chicago!

Dereon is a huge fan of Kidz Bop and I am too. LOL. I love the whole thought behind it. Its age appropriate and just super cute. The kiddo plays it in his room and feels like a big kid while I can be safe with knowing he won’t hear anything that’s too much for Read More

#BMOA Community Night at UniverSoul Circus Chicago

The UniverSoul Circus is a BIG thing in my family. We try to take the kids every year. The music is upbeat and recent, the entertainment is unbelievable, and it’s just down right FUN! Crazy thing is the adults are normally more excited than the kids to attend because we know we won’t be bored Read More

Chicago “downtown” Popcorn without going downtown!

One great thing about living in Chicago is the tasty Garrett Downtown popcorn that I ALWAYS seem to have a taste for. I like the Chicago mix because it has the famous caramel and cheesy cheddar all mixed together. I prefer the caramel but it’s too sweet to eat by itself so a little cheese Read More

A Celebratio‚Äčn of Black World Cinema: Special Screening of Fruitvale Station at ICE Lawndale

ICE Theaters is closing out its run of Fruitvale Station with a special screening on Wednesday, October 2, 7PM as part of its monthly independent film program, A Celebration of Black World Cinema. The screening will be followed by a post-film discussion featuring 4 guest speakers, including Bishop Tavis Grant, National Field Director of Rainbow Read More