Gift Card-Giving 101

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With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time to start thinking about what gifts to get for your friends and family. You might know what to get for certain people on your list, but for others, it’s almost impossible to know what they want. That’s when gift cards come in handy. But is it still […]

Catwalk Arm Candy: 4 Fierce Bracelet Trends for Spring and Summer 2013

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If you’ve been keeping up with the runways this year, you’ve probably noticed that bracelets are a major must for the spring and summer seasons. A little arm candy is perfect for balancing out this year’s clothing trends. Bold patterns and prints will be abundant in your closet this season, so you’re going to need […]

We’re Out of What Again? — Five Things You Really Should Buy in Bulk


Every household has staple items that always appear on the grocery list. Milk, butter, eggs, bread and cheese consistently make the cut, but what about the non-food items? What about those miscellaneous household items that constantly run out? We have compiled a list of the five household items you’ll want on hand at all times. […]

Cheap spring events in the Second City


It’s in the air, the weather and the buzzing atmosphere of the bustling city. Spring has sprung in Chicago, and both the locals and the tourists (from near and far) are eyeing the Windy City for a memorable weekend excursion — preferably one that doesn’t break the bank. Chicago, of course, is a city of […]

Great Chicago Weekend Activities that Will Fit Any Budget

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Getting away for a weekend is a great way to refresh your mind and have fun at the same time. The only question is where to go. Many people believe that big cities are too expensive, or that a trip has to be costly in order to be fun. Fortunately, this is not the case. […]

Great Easter Gifts for Tweens


If jelly beans and bubbles aren’t quite cutting it for your pre-teen’s Easter basket anymore, it may be time for the Easter Bunny to get a little bit more creative with his gift selections. Just because your tween doesn’t actually believe that a magical rabbit is bringing her a basket of gifts doesn’t mean she’s […]